We will hold tryouts for our select teams for the Spring/Summer season in late February or early March. The tryout schedule will be posted in February.
Current players will be guaranteed a spot on a team, but we may reshuffle teams to find the best fit.
Fall/Winter Season: Sept 12, 2022-March 5, 2023
Spring Season: March 6, 2023-June 18, 2023
Summer Season (for some teams): June 19-Aug 1, 2023
- Emmanuel Church: 501 N 50th St. Entrance on 49th between Dayton and Evanston.
- Ballard Boys and Girls Club: 1767 NW 64th St, Enter through back parking lot by baseball field
- Trinity Church: 6512 23rd Ave NW, Entrance on 23rd through the non-stair doorway
- North Seattle Alliance Church: 2150 N 122nd St, Seattle 98133
Teams: We have girls select teams for 3rd/4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and HS. We will create multiple teams in an age-group if we can support them with coaches, gym space and appropriate competition. No boys teams at this time. Boys can play in our In House Leagues.
Games: Each team will enter tournaments or leagues depending on the best fit for their stage of development. Each team plays an average of 22 games per season.
Commitment: Multiple Team Athletes - We want athletes to have the opportunity to excel in as many sports as they want. AND there are only so many hours in a week. We ask that Select players do not play on other Select basketball teams to avoid conflicts at games. We ask that our players prioritize this team over their other sports. Please note that continued absence from practices and games will likely translate into less playing time.
Playing Time: Playing time is determined by commitment, effort, skill, decision-making, mindset and what is best for the team at the time. Players are guaranteed 1 quarter of the tournament or game. If you are at the 1 quarter minimum, your coach will talk to you about why they are making that decision. We plan to keep game rosters at or below 10 players and every effort will be to create time for players to get quality playing time.
Physical Therapy: Dave Self, owner of Magnolia PT, has generously offered to be our club's "Bumps and Bruises" PT. If your athlete has a strain, sprain or nagging pain, Dave can be reached via cell phone to work them into his schedule at no charge for an initial check and will give you advice about how to proceed. He and his staff are very knowledgeable, skilled and kind. His daughters went through our program and we have loved having him as a resource. Please let me know if you'd like to have his cell number.
Team Socials: This season, we will incorporate intentional team building events at the beginning, middle and end of the season. These events might include ropes courses, team dinners, team challenges and outings. These are an essential part of the Ballard Basketball experience and every effort will me made to schedule for full participation.
Parent involvement: This season, we are asking for some roles to be filled by parent helpers. We need a point parent for each team to double check game schedules and to ensure that we have RSVP's for each game. We also need a parent responsible for setting up the video cameras and uploading the games onto the site. Finally, we would love parent support to help host team socials.
Team Fees: Fees go towards coaching, coaching development, gym rentals, tournament fees, team socials, player evaluations, equipment, insurance, and taxes. Team fees are payable in full or in monthly installments via Team Snap or offline via Zelle or check. Financial Aid is available for anyone needing assistance. These fees are competitive with other clubs in the area. Fees for each team will be determined after rosters are created.
Uniforms and Gear: If you don't have a uniform, you can order at registration. Ballard Basketball gear can be ordered by going to our Gear page.
Coaches: Check out our coaching staff at www.ballardbasketball.org/coaches
** If you don't make a select team, you will be offered a spot in our In House League (go to the In House League page for details).