Winter Season Information
We are planning to hold player evaluations for the Winter season on Saturday in December 16th at Old Vail Middle School
9 am to 10:45
11 to 12:45
1 to 3
3:15 to 5:45
Players who are not available on this date need to contact coaches for a gym evaluations.
Teams will be formed after evaluations and official team practice will begin after the kids return from winter break.
We are excited to be part of a pilot program with the YMCA to form an ALL GIRLS developmental league for 3rd and 4th grade girls. We are looking for 8 to 10 3/4th grader girls who would like to participate.
Blaze Basketball is a Boys, Girls and Co-ed Club. We have teams at the 1/2nd, 3/4th, 5/6th and 7/8/9th grade level. 3rd thru 9th graders will be grouped with those who share their skill level. Competitive teams will be formed and will play in competitive leagues and tournaments here in town and for travel. Non-competitive teams will be place in either YMCA or USA youth sports. Click Here if you have questions about team placements.
Players who do not have a signed registration form, or online registration will not be allowed to participate until one is received and registration is paid.
Registration fee for all grade – The registration fee is $180 for 1 child and $160 per child if you have multiple children.
Indoor practices are at OVMS, each team will bid for practice nights and times, but could be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursday.
Outdoor practice is an option every team has if they want more practice time. Competitive teams have mandatory additional practices.
These would be at Cienega, outdoor courts, any day or time. Each team can decide that for themselves. OUTDOOR practices can be at other locations, Cienega is the best court.
League -Competitive teams will compete in compeditive leagues. Developmental teams may play in the YMCA Winter league. Teams will have between 8 and 10 players. Games will run January 26th through the beginning of April, depending on the age group and will be played at various YMCA locations around town. Beginner teams may participate in the USA sports league.
Jerseys – All YMCA players will need a red/white YMCA jersey. If your child doesn’t already have one, the cost is $16. They will be able to use it season after season. Be sure to mark if you have a jersey or not on the registration form, along with size. They come in Youth S, M, L or Adult S, M, L. There is NO Y-XL option!
USA teams will be provided with a team shirt, no jersey needed.
Comeditive team will have uniforms issued to players for use each season. Jersey will not be the property of players, they belong to the program.
Parent Coaches – We will need more coaches at each level. If you are interested in volunteering to coach, your child will receive a registration discount.
All players will receive a Blaze t-shirt and shorts, be sure you mark their size on the registration form! It’s so important that you get your online registration or mail in registration form turned in prior to evaluations so we can finalize evaluation night details! The mailing address is on the form.
Online registration available on the “Registration” page.
Refund Policy – Partial refunds are available until team placements are made.
What to bring to player evaluations
1. Registration form and payment if not already mailed in.
2. Their own Basketball. Size 27.5 for 1/2 grade, 28.5 for 3/4 grade and full size for all other grades.
3. Water Bottle