The two local associations that organize Westport’s youth travel teams for play in the Fairfield County Basketball League are joining forces.

The Westport PAL and the Westport Weston Family YMCA will conduct joint tryouts for the 2015-16 season, share coaching staff and collaborate with scheduling practice time and league play on basketball courts in Westport schools and the Family YMCA, according to a press release.

Tryouts will take place at the YMCA, Bedford Middle School and Long Lots Elementary School beginning Oct. 19. The specific tryout dates, times and locations will be posted on and Online registration will open soon on both websites.

Following the joint tryouts, Westport Travel Basketball players in grades 4-8, boys and girls, will be invited to play in a variety of FCBL divisions, competing as Westport PAL in Association with the Westport Family YMCA teams. In all, Westport PAL and the Family YMCA expect to field 15 teams.