Boys Travel Leagues
The Marshfield Youth Basketball travel program is open to all boys in grades 4-8. This program is an option for those players seeking a higher level of competition against teams from other towns. Players who make a travel team are expected to make basketball their primary winter sport and attend all games and practices. Please consider the increased level of commitment when deciding whether your child should tryout for a travel team.
We currently sponsor teams in separate leagues on the South Shore.
The SOUTH SHORE BOYS LEAGUE (SSYBL), which is the most competitive league, is made up of teams from 12-14 towns in the South Shore area in grades 6-8. The teams play a schedule of approximately 18 games plus a possible tournament and playoffs. The games are played on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sunday evenings. ( see link to SSYBL Website)
The CRANBERRY BOYS LEAGUE is a league structured specifically for players who don't make the South Shore League. Also for grades 6-8, it is comprised of teams from over 10 surrounding area towns. The teams play a schedule of approximately 16 games, plus a possible tournament and playoffs. The games are played on Fridays, Saturdays or Sunday evenings. (see link to the Cranberry League Website)
The SOUTH SHORE PREP LEAGUE is the most competitive league for 4th & 5th graders and is made up of teams from 9 South Shore towns. The teams play a schedule of approximately 14 games plus possible tournament and playoffs. The games are played on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The COASTAL PREP BASKETBALL LEAGUE is a league structured specifically for players who don't make the South Shore Prep League and is made up of teams from 9 local area towns in grades 4 and 5. Marshfield sponsors a team in each age group. All the games are played at home in Marshfield (other towns travel to us), at the Martinson Elementary School on Saturday afternoons. Each team plays a schedule of 10 games plus playoffs.
The KINGSTON BOYS TRAVEL LEAGUE is a league spanning grades 4-8 and is for boys who don't make the more competitive teams. All games are played at the Kingston Sports Center and are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
In order to play on the travel team, you must tryout. There are two tryout sessions for each grade level held in mid-October. The travel season starts in early December and runs through the beginning of March, with playoffs in the middle to end of March. Being travel teams, half of the games will be away games and require travel to gyms in other towns (except Coastal Prep and Kingston teams). Directions to away gyms are posted on the websites of each league. Practices are held in the evenings during the week at one of the gyms in Marshfield. Teams usually practice twice per week depending on gym availability.
The travel program is more competitive than the Saturday Recreational Program, and our goal is to field competitive teams and win games. However, these are not the only goals. The development of skills, character, and the TEAM concept, teaching the kids to compete, to believe in themselves, and to always give their best effort, are the most important goals of this program.
Players Code of Conduct
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship whether you win or lose
- Listen to your coaches and the referees
- Work for the good of the TEAM
- Accept decisions of the officials respectfully
* Remember you are a representative of your team and your town whenever you are on the court.
If additional information is needed please contact us by email, call the MYB phone line at (781)837-2734, or speak to one of the board members.