• Bergen Travel Basketball League (BTBL)

    Sportsmanship Award of the Week


    Ava Ferrie - 6th Grader from Cresskill. What is meaningful and worth celebrating? Ava Ferrie played hard and played well. She helped her team beat us today. and literally speaking, she does not have a left hand. Completely courageous on her part, yet certainly just a normal game day for her family. I have only compliments for her, her teammates, Cresskill coaches, their youth program, and the Borough of Cresskill as a whole. If anyone is deserving of a sportsmanship award, its Ava Ferrie of Cresskill girls travel basketball program. Sincerely, John Feasenmyer Fort Lee grade 6 girls travel basketball Coach.


    #2 Nick Fitanitas of River Edge and #23 Dyllon Fouoh-Mensah of Bergenfield had an athletic collision when going for the ball and instead of it resulting in tension both boys asked each other if they were OK. They both continued with good, athletic basketball for the rest of the game. Submitted by Referee Jerry Esposito

    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 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 to 387 teams. Boys and girls will compete in competitive flights from second grade through eight. Each boys division (4 th - 8th) has a minimum of 5 flights. For the second time BTBL has a 7th flight in a grade. Each girls division (4 th - 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 4 th - 8th grades. 2800+ games will be played 92 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.

    In 2017

    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 teams.

    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.





































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