Winter Season Details

Player Evaluations and team placements will be held prior to the the winter break since YMCA rosters have to be in before the break is over. Practice during break will be optional, to be decided by each team coach and parents. The gym will not be available during the school break, so outdoor practice is the only option. Indoor team practices will resume the week of January 8th. Games will begin January 27th through March 24th for 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd -9th grade will end April 7th. There are no games Rodeo weekend.

Player evaluations and team placement schedule for the week of December 11th through 14th.

1/2nd Grade
Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm

3/4 Grade
Monday 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm

5/6th Grade
Tuesday 7:300 to 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 to 8:30 pm

7/8/9th Grade
Monday 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30 pm

GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL – Our girls middle school program is a little different than list below. Please contact Head Coach Greg Kelley directly to discuss our program at 520-955-7655.

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 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 no-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.

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 -All teams will be playing in the YMCA Winter league. Teams will have between 8 and 10 players. Games will run January 27th through March 24th or April 7th 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 players will need a red/white YMCA jersey. If your child doesn’t already have one, the cost is $15. 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 December 11th 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