Girls Travel Basketball

Kennedi Niemann, Sports

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Girls and boys travel basketball in Cody, WY has been around about  10-12 years. There are many 4-8th grade boys and girls that participated in the program this year. Travel basketball starts as early as November and finishes as late as March depending on the grade level. Blair Hotels sponsors the uniforms for the kids. Kim Niemann thinks that travel basketball has the opportunities that you have to get better and play against really good competition. She also states the team chemistry and the time you spend with your teammates is awesome and important too.

Each team chooses which and how many tournaments they will attend. Locations vary from Billings, Powell, Cody, Casper, Bozeman and more. Cody Youth Basketball hosts a tournament (The Cody Shootout). This tournament is around February 9th-10th. The Cody Shootout started in 2000 with 10 teams, but now the tournament holds approximately 60 teams, boys and girls from all grades. Cody Youth Basketball sponsors the tournament. And High School kids sell tickets to businesses to be sponsored on the back of the shirt, which is sold at the tournament. If your team is interested in signing up for the tournament there is an application on the Cody Youth Basketball website.