The SBO Travel Program is offered to boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. Salem Basketball will form a team or teams at each grade [4th boys, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th] that will compete against other towns. Tryouts are held and players will be selected to be on the team. Any player not selected to play will play in the Recreational Program. Players cannot play in both the Travel and Recreational Program because there would be too many conflicts with games and practices.
The travel teams will practice 2 times per week and plays 1-2 games during the weekend. The practices are 90 minutes long and will be from either 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9:00pm.
Each of the travel teams will also participate in tournaments during the year.
The boy's teams belong to the Merrimack Valley Boys League and the girl's teams belong to the River Valley Girls League. Most of the towns that belong to this league are in Massachusetts (ie Andover, Methuen, Billerica, and Lowell). For more information on these leagues you can visit there websites:
If you have more questions about the Salem Travel Program please send email to