Winter Season Information

We are planning to hold player evaluations for the Winter season on a Saturday in December (date to be announced). Teams will be formed after evaluations so that when families come back from Winter break teams are ready to begin practice. Games will start January 26th for team registered in the YMCA. Teams registered in competitive leagues will start games later.

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. We will have specific nights planned for each age group for team placements. While we don’t make cuts for 1st thru 6th grade, there is only so much time we can get in the gym, so the total number of teams is limited to 16 for indoor practice. 7/8/9th grade cuts are made based on skill level and team size. 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 1st – 6th grade – The registration fee for a parent coached team is $160 for 1 child and $150 per child if you have multiple children. An extra $45 coaching fee for teams coached by a competitive coach. If you have not played for blaze in the past and are not sure if your child will be placed with a competitive coach, please pay the regular fee and if your child is placed on a non-parent coached team, the fee will be paid then.

Registration Fee 7/8/9th grade – The registration is $205 per player. All 7/8/9th grade teams are coached by experienced Blaze coaches with no additional coaching fee, $205 is your total.

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. 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 -Developmental teams will be playing 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 a various YMCA locations around town. There is the option for competitive teams to compete in other leagues.

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!

Parent Coaches – We will need more coaches at each level. If you are interested in volunteering to coach, you will only need you pay your child’s YMCA fees. Each team needs 2 coaches since life happens. Only 2 coaches can receive the discount.

Paid coaches – We have a few paid coaches to make sure we have coaches at each level. Very few teams will have a $45 coaching fee.

All players will receive a Blaze t-shirt, 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 and rosters sent out. Once rosters are sent refunds are not available.

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