Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL)
Welcome to the website of the Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL). BTBL provides an organized league format for boys and girls TOWN travel teams to represent their towns by playing in a competitive environment against other Bergen and neighboring counties. 2016 was BTBL's 14th year for Boys and it was the 10th year for its Girls Division. 2016 was highly successful based on feedback from coaches, players, parents as well as additional towns who have joined in 2016. In 2016, 379 Travel Teams competed in BTBL. Boys Grades 4th - 8th had 4, 5, 6 or 7 competitive flights and the Girls 4th - 8th had multiple flights as well. Over 2800 games were played. BTBL thanks each town, its coordinators and its coaches for their commitment to competitive youth basketball and most importantly for their support of BTBL. Special thanks to all parents for making it possible for their child to play in BTBL.
In 2017, BTBL has grown from 379 teams. Boys and girls will compete in competitive flights from second grade through eight. Each boys division (4th - 8th) has a minimum of 4 flights. For the second time BTBL has a 7th flight in a grade. Each girls division (4th - 8th) has mostly two flights with some grades having 3 flights. All divisions (2th - 8th) play a 14 game schedule beginning January 3rd and ending on the second Sunday in March. Playoffs leading to flight Championships take place in 4th - 8th grades. 2800+ games will be played 110 gyms in the BTBL in 2017.
We keep it simple
The use of Referee Assignors (3) assures a fair and simple environment for teams to compete. Two Referees per game and Assignor fees are included in BTBL's Registration fee.
Boys 2nd Grade travel basketball will continue for a 6th consecutive season with an 8 team flight. Our Boys 7th grade has a record number of 56 team.
BTBL pre-season exhibition season successfully began in BTBL in the fall of 2011. An inexpensive package of 6 exhibition games is offered from 11/16 - 12/23 as a tune up for the coming season. In 2016 43 teams participated in the preseason games.