Please see below for a list of available spots in our girls select teams and how to register.
Our tryouts are complete. If you are interested in joining, please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on any available spots.
3rd/4th - Coach Michaela
5th - Coach Marcie
5th - Coach Ani- One game player spot open.
6th Bolts- Coach Marcie
7th Pride- Coach Kate
7th Swarm- Coach Kate
8th Heart- Coach Sara
8th Courage- Coach Kate
High School (Fall only)- Coach Emma
This year, our select teams will run September 2023-June 2024
Summer Academy Season for Travel Teams: July & August, 2024
Summer Training: July & August, 2024
NO practices/games over SPS school days off.
Likely Practice Days/Times/Locations
3rd/4th (Coach TBD)- Sept/Oct: Mondays 6:15-7:45pm Crown Hill, Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm Bitter Lake CC. In mid-Oct, practices move to Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm Cascadia
5th (Coach Marcie)- Sept/Oct: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6pm Trinity. in mid-Oct, practices move to Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:45pm Cascadia
5th (Coach Ani)- Sept-Nov: Mondays and Tuesdays 4:15-5:45pm North Seattle. In mid-Nov practices move to Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30pm Cascadia
6th Bolts (Coach Marcie)- Sept/Oct: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30pm Trinity. in mid-Oct, practices move to Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm Cascadia
7th Pride (Coach Kate) - Sept/Oct: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:30pm Loyal Heights CC. In mid-Oct, practices move to Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30pm Cascadia
7th Swarm (Coach Kate) - Sept/Oct: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:30pm Loyal Heights CC. In mid-Oct, practices move to Mondays and Wednesdays 5:45-7:15pm Cascadia
8th Heart (Coach Sara) - Sept/Oct: Mondays and Thursdays 7-8:30pm Bitter Lake CC. In mid-Oct, practices move to Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30pm Cascadia or Bagley.
8th Courage (Coach Kate) - Sept/Oct: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8pm Loyal Heights CC. In mid-Oct, practices move to Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8:30pm Cascadia
Emmanuel Church: 501 N 50th St. (Enter on 49th between Dayton and Evanston)
Crown Hill Center: 9250 14th Ave NW (Enter on 14th)
Ballard Boys and Girls Club: 1767 NW 64th St, (Enter through back parking lot by baseball field) Trinity Church: 6512 23rd Ave NW (Enter on 23rd through the non-stair doorway)
North Seattle Alliance Church: 2150 N 122nd St, Seattle 98133
Cascadia Elementary: 1700 N 90th St, (Enter from 92nd St Parking Lot)
Loyal Heights Community Center: 2101 NW 77th St. Seattle 98117
Bitter Lake Community Center: 13035 Linden Ave N Seattle 98133
Daniel Bagley: 7821 Stone Ave N (Enter on 80th Parking lot)
Teams: We have girls select teams. 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: All teams will enter the Fall, Winter and Spring Peak League at Mercer Island with games on Sundays. They will also enter 6-8 DYSports tournaments. Each team plays an average of 40-60 games per season. All of our teams will be eligible to do a couple regional travel tournaments, such as, May 10-12 Yakima Best in the West and June 29-30 Spokane 3 v3 Hoopfest.
Commitment: Multiple Sport 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 require 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.
Homework: Select players are expected to have a ball in their hands every day- whether it's 10 minutes of ball handling or making 50 shots at a hoop. Coaches may also assign a player research project or a game study. Coaches might assign you to stretch and do body weight strength training, as well. Expect to put in 1-3 hours of homework each week.
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. For some teams, we will have practice players who will be able to sub in games if they are a good fit to play.
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 Sara know if you'd like to have his cell number.
Team Socials and Parent Chalk Talks: Ballard Basketball incorporate intentional team building events at the beginning, middle and end of the season. These events might include ropes courses, improv, team dinners, team challenges, high school, college and Storm games and outings. These are an essential part of the Ballard Basketball experience and every effort will me made to schedule for full participation. This season, we are adding Monthly Parent Chalk Talks- either online or in person to educate parents on what and how we are teaching in practices so you and cheer for our progress through the season.
Parent involvement: We ask for some roles to be filled by parent helpers. Specifically, we need a parent manager for each team to double check game schedules and to ensure that we have RSVP's for each game. We also need a parent for each game to help us with track some stats, including playing time, rebounds, steals/deflections (training provided). Finally, we would love parent to be our team social lead who can help set up team socials.
Team Fees: Fees go towards coaching, coaching development, gym rentals, tournament fees, team socials, admin, equipment, insurance, and taxes. Team fees are payable in full or in monthly installments offline via Zelle (Zelle offers autopay and no 3rd party fee) 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).