4th - 8th Grade Boys Tryout Information
Update 9/19/2018: New Traveling teams have been posted on the Boys Traveling page on this website.
We are modifying the tryout process to help accommodate some schedule conflicts. Please check the schedule below carefully. We have tryouts spread across 3 nights, but players will only tryout on 2 of those nights. Please be sure to check the schedule so your son comes on the appropriate nights.
All sessions are held at Blaine High School on the following dates and times for each grade:
Your son is only allowed to tryout on the dates listed for his grade. Please contact Mutt Pierpont if any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES EARLY TO CHECK IN!
We always have long lines at check in, and we need to start on time. Upon check in, players will receive a jersey and a wristband. Please keep the jersey for the second tryout as they must wear the same number on both nights. Jerseys must be returned after their second night so plan on bringing a spare shirt.
Please understand parents are not allowed to watch the tryout sessions. Only players, coaches, and evaluators be allowed beyond our check in tables. There will be a brief Q&A for parents shortly after the tryouts begin.
UNIFORMS AND REGISTRATION
Our previous year’s uniforms were discontinued by the manufacturer. This means we will be getting all new uniforms for the 2018-2019 season. We will be rolling the cost of those uniforms into the second registration.
If your son is selected for a traveling team, you will need to pay the second $160 registration fee plus a $97 uniform fee for a total of $252 at this second registration. If you want to order spirit wear (warm-ups, shirts, etc), you will have an opportunity to do that later on.
Below you will find an excerpt from our updated policy. We are attempting to give our BYB families a better understanding of the tryout process. There are many aspects to basketball as you can see below and many factors that are taken into account during player evaluations. Our goal is to provide you with some info to share with your son.
New Policy excerpt: Grades 4-8 - Preseason/Tryouts and Team assignments:
A preseason tryout will be held for all players in grades 4-8 that will consist of a pre-determined number of sessions. Led by the varsity program’s coaching staff, the sessions will be run camp/clinic style for instruction and play. The objective is player development. Curriculum, evaluation criteria, and scoring methodology are set by a committee of representatives from respective varsity programs and the BYB and will be pre-determined prior to the preseason session.