The mission of Natick Travel Basketball (NTB) is to teach the skills and tactics of basketball to Natick youth in a fun and positive environment, while instilling core values such as discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and integrity.
The grade 4-8 travel basketball teams in the Metro West Basketball league compete against other towns typically south and west of Boston. Players try out for the teams and most grades carry at least two teams per grade and gender, and sometimes three. Tryouts are held in late September and early October. Natick hosts our annual Turkey Shootout preseason tournament on Thanksgiving weekend, where we host over 100 teams every year.The Shootout is our primary fundraiser for the year and helps NTB offset some of the operating costs of the program. The travel basketball regular season commences in December and runs through February, with teams practicing twice per week and playing one game each Sunday. The season concludes with the Metro West playoffs in March.
The K-3 Hoopsters Program is a series of fun and high energy clinics designed to provide a great introductory experience for those interested in basketball. Hoopsters provides fundamental skill development opportunities through drills, instruction, and scrimmaging. The programs run in the late fall and early spring. NTB strives to provide a fun and positive learning experience for all of our participants, and the Hoopsters are a great introduction to the program.