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. 2017 was BTBL's 15th year. 2017 was highly successful based on feedback from coaches, players, parents as well as additional towns who have joined in 2017. In 2017, 387 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 2018, BTBL expects to grow to over 400 teams. Boys and girls will compete in competitive flights from second grade through eight. Each boys division (4th - 8th) has a minimum of 5 flights. For the second time BTBL has a 7th flight in a grade. Each girls division (4th - 8th) has mostly will have mostly three flights with some grades having 4 flights. All divisions (2th - 8th) play a 14 game schedule beginning January 2nd and ending on the second Sunday in March. Playoffs leading to flight Championships take place in 4th - 8th grades. 2900+ games will be played 95 gyms in the BTBL in 2018. Each flight represents a different competitive level of competition.
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.
BTBL recognizes the importance of Sportsmanship by selecting a female and male recipient of the BTBL Sportsmanship of the Week Award. Winners have their story and picture posted on the Welcome Page of the BTBL Web site for a week.
Boys 2nd Grade travel basketball will continue for a 7th consecutive season. Our Boys 8th grade will have 7 flights and 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 2017 43 teams participated in the preseason games.