To register for Spring Select Team Tryouts, visit: https://forms.gle/qB7c4ySSVbHSRi1G9
Thank you for registering for Ballard Basketball Spring Tryouts! We are excited to see you the week of February 28-March 6. Below are the days and times for each age group. Also, please scroll down for the likely days and times when practices for each age-group will be held starting March 7.
- ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY but doors may not open until 5 minutes prior to the start of the session
- Bring a ball and water bottle
- No spectators at tryouts (except for 2nd-5th graders)
- Masks required
- If you can't make both tryout days, email Sara at email@example.com
- If you are a current player and have a team practice listed in your Team Snap for the week of tryouts, please attend that team practice, as well.
- You will be notified by March 6 with team decisions. Practices will start the week of March 7.
- If you do not make a team, you will be offered a spot in our Spring In House League with 1 practice a week and 1 game on Sundays. Additional training times will also be offered. For more information on the In House League, visit https://ballardbasketball.org/in-house-league%2Ftraining
- 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
High Schoolers: Wednesday, March 2 from 7:00-9:00pm at Emmanuel Church and Sunday 3:00-4:30pm at Ballard Boys and Girls Club
7th & 8th Graders: Tuesday, March 1 from 7:15-8:45pm at Emmanuel Church and Sunday, March 6 from 1:30-3:00pm at Ballard Boys and Girls Club.
6th Graders: Tuesday, March 1 from 5:30-7:00pm at Emmanuel and Sunday, March 6 from 4:30-6pm at Ballard Boys and Girls Club
5th Graders: Wednesday, March 2 from 5:45-7:30pm at Trinity Church and Friday, March 4 from 6:30-8:00pm at Emmanuel Church (1 parent/guardian per player allowed inside)
4th Graders: Tuesday, March 1 from 5:30-7:00pm at Trinity Church (Parent/guardians welcome to watch) and Friday, March 4 from 6:30-8:00pm at Emmanuel Church (1 parent/guardian per player allowed inside)
2nd/3rd Grade: Monday, Feb 28 and Wednesday, March 2 from 4:30-5:45pm at Trinity Church (Parent/guardians welcome to watch from the upstairs viewing gallery!)
Teams: We have girls select teams for 2nd/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.
Season: March 7-June 19 for most teams, extended season from June 19-July 31 for some teams.
Coaches and Tentative Practice Days/Times:
2nd/3rd- (Coach Derek) Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30-6:30pm at Emmanuel Church
4th/5th- (Coach Marcie) Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:45pm at Trinity Church plus training option on Fridays 6:30-8pm at Emmanuel
5th- (Coach Derek) Mondays 3:45-5:45pm at North Seattle Church and Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm at Emmanuel Church plus training option Fridays 6:30-8pm at Emmanuel Church
6th Courage- (Coach Stu) Thursdays 7-8:30pm at Trinity (for 3 weeks, then moving to 6-7:30pm at Ballard BGC) plus training options Tuesdays 3:45-5:45pm at North Seattle and Fridays 6-8pm at Ballard BGC (starting March 25) and Sundays 3-4:30pm at BBGC
6th Heart- (Coach Sara & Coach Benji) Mondays 6-7:30pm at Trinity plys training options Tuesdays 3:45-5:45pm at North Seattle and Fridays 6-8pm at Ballard BGC (starting March 25) and Sundays 3-4:30pm at BBGC
7th Fierce- (Coach Marcie) Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm at Emmanuel plus training options (likely) Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm Trinity (7th/8th girls), Thursdays 5:45-7:00 Trinity (7th only) and Sundays 4:30-6pm BBGC (7th/8th girls & boys)
7th Fearless- (Coach Carly) 4:30-6pm Trinity (for 3 weeks, then moving to 6-7:30pm at BBGC) plus training options Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm Trinity (7th/8th girls), Thursdays 5:45-7pm Trinity (7th only) and Sundays 4:30-6pm BBGC (7th/8th girls & boys)
8th Heat- (Coach Greg) Wednesdays 7-8:30pm Trinity plus training options Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm Emmanuel (8th/HS)
8th/JV High School- (Coach Sara & Coach Benji) Mondays 7-9pm at Ballard Boys and Girls Club plus training options Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm Emmanuel (8th/HS)
High School Varsity (Coach Liz & Coach Kayla) Tuesdays or Wednesdays 8-9:30pm at Emmanuel plus training options Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm Emmanuel (8th/HS)
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 from March-June.
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.
Player Evaluations: Player evaluations will be completed at the beginning and end of each season. These will be written reports from the coach that will outline strengths, areas for improvement and ways to improve. The evaluations are meant to provide structure for conversations between players and coaches.
Game Film: Thanks to a parent with some cool tech, we are able to film many of our games this season. we will post these on a private YouTube Channel and design time to break down game film with the team.
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).