Playing spring basketball

Spring Basketball Travel Teams

Select Spring Basketball Teams range from 14U-17U and will compete in tournaments from March through May. These tournaments range from top NCAA certified events to the biggest non-NCAA certified events in the Northwest.

The spring basketball teams are designed to further a player’s development and prepare them for the summer. (Learn more about our summer program by clicking here). Players and families may start the spring a little unsure of the competitive levels that are beyond their local area but will finish the season with a much better idea of what competition looks like across the nation and will be better prepared to improve their game.

Additionally, players will leave the spring understanding that while there are a lot of options available, playing for a Select team will give you the chance to get the most out of your opportunity. In fact, Select Basketball will create new opportunities that may not be available with other programs.

How do I make a spring basketball team?

Players can make a spring travel team in one of two ways, depending on their age.

For players that that did not play with a team in the previous summer, there is a tryout in the spring following the northwest’s State Tournaments. There are multiple locations and players are selected from that tryout. To learn more about our tryouts, check out this YouTube video we made that explains the process.

Registration for tryouts will usually open in mid-January or early February.

For players that played in the previous summer, roster spots are filled based on a variety of factors including their performance during the previous summer, their high school season, and depending on a particular coach’s needs.

If you are curious about how we put our teams together, check out this YouTube video where we explain how teams are formed.

How much does it cost to play spring basketball?

The team dues for the spring basketball travel teams vary from year to year. The dues that each player pays cover the cost of tournament entry fees, facility fees, hotel rooms, and travel arrangements while we are in the tournament cities*.

The player dues do not cover food or transportation to and from the tournament. Players that make a team will be expected to pay for travel expenses to and from tournament cities on their own. However, our coaching staff is more than happy to make arrangements to have players picked up and dropped off before and after the tournament ends.

If you want to see how we figure out the cost of our spring basketball teams each year, you can watch this YouTube video.

*NOTE: during the Northwest Premier Invitational in Boise, players will need to take care of their own housing arrangements.

How do teams practice and travel in the spring?

The spring and summer travel teams differ a lot in how they travel and practice.

Typically in the spring, prior to our first tournament, teams will all gather in a convenient location to host a quick mini-camp. This is the best solution for everyone as our players come from all over the Northwest.

At the mini-camp, teams put in basic offensive and defensive game plans while building chemistry as a unit.

During tournament weekends in the spring, players will get themselves to the tournament cities. With the exception of the Northwest Premier Invitational tournament, Select will make the in-tournament travel and lodging arrangements. This is very similar to a college experience. During tournaments, we will travel as a team, stay in the same hotel rooms, eat together and compete together.

To see how our teams practice, you can watch this video on YouTube that explains the way we practice.

What type of development do spring players get?

Each age level has specific goals, though all teams have the overriding goal of helping players become better players, teammates, and people.

For 14U and 15U teams we are trying to open their eyes to another level of competition and understand what it takes to succeed as an individual. Often times at this age, players have not experienced a high level of competition outside of their local area or believe that they have already competed at the highest level. Additionally, players at this age are still learning what their maximum effort can be. Our coaches do an excellent job of presenting tough opportunities, teaching from mistakes, and getting maximum effort out of their players. The learning curve is steep but confidence and skill development at this level is often dramatic.

15U and 16U are evolving to the next level of becoming college-level players. They are starting to understand the amount of work it takes to be successful beyond their local area and realize they still have a ways to go. At this point, coaches are putting in more complicated schemes and expecting more production from their players. Off-season work has become critical and some players are starting to get passed up by harder workers while others continue to grind and move their way up the Select ladder.

16U and 17U players are now really “getting it”. If a player is able to make a 16U or 17U Select team it means they now possess a skill or set of skills that make them incredibly valuable to a team. The recruiting process is now in full effect and players are learning to make plays on their own within the structure of their coach’s philosophy. At this level, all players on Select rosters are the best of the best at their school and now it is the small things they do on and off the court that will separate them from the pack.

Who should play spring basketball and why?

Players that compete on spring basketball teams for Select are committing to all of the spring events, including the mini-camp and all tournaments.

To be clear, we are NOT discouraging players from playing other sports. In fact, we love players that also compete in baseball, track, soccer, etc.

However, if you are unable to do all spring events then you may want to consider waiting until the summer to tryout for a team.

Selecting a club program can be tough. This video lays out exactly what we are trying to do and how we will do it. Click here.

To watch a program overview, including EVERYTHING that Select Basketball does, click here.

2021 Spring Basketball Schedule (tentative and subject to change)

(*schedule updated 11/2/2021)

Tryouts: Dates and locations for the 2022 tryouts will be announced soon. *All grades refer to the player’s CURRENT grade and not the grade they are entering next year.

Women’s Tournament Schedule

  • To be announed

Men’s Tournament Schedule

  • To be announced

Travel Information

Players will need to get themselves to and from each tournament city. We will have more information coming soon. Below you can see the arrangements made for the 2021 Spring Season

2021 Spring Season Travel Arrangements

Women

Hotels (Parents, you are welcome to stay wherever you choose)

April 9-11 (Meridian, ID)

  • Players are in charge of their own housing, food, and transportation

April 23-25 (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Hilton Garden Inn – Phoenix Downtown

May 7-8 (Salt Lake)

  • Best Western Timpanogos Inn, 195 South 850 East, Lehi, UT 84043 (updated 4/13/21)

May 14-16 (Phoenix, AZ)

Coaches Flights (for your information, flights subject to change by the airlines)

Coaches will be driving to the Boise and Salt Lake Tournaments

April 23

  • Boise to Phoenix, Southwest Flight 5998, 11:55 AM-1:00 PM
  • Bozeman to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2511, 8:55 AM-9:46 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 928, 10:50 AM-1:40 PM

April 26

  • Phoenix to Seattle, Alaska Flight 923, 6:00 AM-9:03 AM – Seattle to Portland, Alaska Flight 780, 11:40 AM-1:39 PM – Portland to Bozeman, Alaska Flight 2012, 2:40 PM-5:30 PM
  • Phoenix to Seattle, Alaska Flight 923, 6:00 AM-9:03 AM – Seattle to Boise, Alaska Flight 564, 10:50 AM-1:19 PM

May 14

  • Boise to LAX, Delta Flight DL3687, 7:50 AM-9:10 AM – LAX to Phoenix, Delta Flight DL3701, 11:25 AM-12:56 PM
  • Bozeman to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2511, 8:55 AM-9:46 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 928, 10:50 AM-1:40 PM

May 16

  • Phoenix to Boise, American Airlines Flight AA635, 7:45 PM-10:59 PM

May 17

  • Phoenix to Denver, Frontier Flight F9752, 11:05 AM-2:00 PM – Denver to Bozeman, Frontier Flight F9547, 4:50 PM-6:34 PM

Men

Hotel (Parents, you are welcome to stay wherever you choose)

April 9-11 (Meridian, ID)

  • Players are in charge of their own housing, food, and transportation

April 23-25 (Garden Grove, CA)

  • Courtyard by Marriot, Cypress, CA

April 30-May 2 (Phoenix, AZ)

May 7-9 (Boise/Meridian, ID)

  • Players are in charge of their own housing, food, and transportation
Coaches Flights (for your information, flights subject to change by the airlines)

April 9

  • Great Falls to Salt Lake, Delta Flight DL4292, 7:00 AM-8:42 AM – Salt Lake to Boise, Delta Flight DL1710, 11:07 AM-12:18 PM
  • Seattle to Boise, Alaska Flight 2485, 8:00 AM-10:31 AM

April 11

  • Boise to Salt Lake, Delta Flight DL1710, 1:33 PM-2:45 PM, Salt Lake to Great Falls, Delta Flight DL4233, 3:35 PM-5:11 PM
  • Boise to Seattle, Delta Flight DL3977, 3:55 PM – 4:32 PM

April 22

  • Boise to LAX, Delta Flight DL3687, 7:43 AM-9:05 AM

April 23

  • Seattle to LAX, Alaska Flight 304, 8:20 AM-11:05 AM
  • Boise to LAX, United Flight UA4641, 10:40 AM-11:57 AM
  • Bozeman to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2511, 8:55 AM-9:46 AM, Seattle to LAX, Alaska Flight 1436, 12:05 PM-2:50 PM
  • Boise to Seattle, Delta Flight DL3503, 8:00 AM-8:45 AM, Seattle to LAX, Delta Flight DL385, 10:03 AM-12:54 PM

April 25

  • LAX to Seattle, Alaska Flight 461, 3:50 PM-6:40 PM
  • LAX to Boise, United Flight UA5977, 7:10 PM-10:18 PM
  • LAX to Seattle, Delta Flight DL394, 5:35 PM-8:25 PM, Seattle to Boise, Delta Flight DL3732, 10:30 PM-12:58 AM
  • LAX to Bozeman, Alaska Flight 2093, 10:30 AM-2:05 PM
  • LAX to Seattle, Alaska Flight 447, 1:55 PM-4:45 PM – Seattle to Great Falls, Alaska Flight 2324, 7:35 PM-10:21 PM
  • LAX to Seattle, Alaska Flight 461, 3:50 PM-6:40 PM – Seattle to Boise, Alaska Flight 2541, 8:50 PM-11:15 PM

April 29

  • Boise to LAX, Delta Flight DL3687, 7:43 AM-9:05 AM – LAX to Phoenix, Delta Flight DL3701, 11:16 AM-12:43 PM

April 30

  • Boise to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2403, 9:55 AM-10:39 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 930, 1:00 PM-3:45 PM
  • Great Falls to Salt Lake, Delta Flight DL4233, 6:00 PM-7:31 PM – Salt Lake to Phoenix, Delta Flight DL1392, 10:59 PM-11:39 PM
  • Bozeman to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2511, 8:55 AM-9:46 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 928, 10:50 AM-1:40 PM
  • Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 930, 1:00 PM-3:45 PM
  • Boise to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2403, 9:55 AM-10:39 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 930, 1:00 PM-3:45 PM
  • Boise to Seattle, Alaska Flight 277, 8:20 AM-8:55 AM – Seattle to Phoenix, Alaska Flight 946, 11:50 AM-2:40 PM

May 2

  • Phoenix to Boise, American Airlines Flight AA635, 7:20 PM-10:40 PM
  • Phoenix to Seattle, Alaska Flight 923, 6:00 AM-9:03 AM, Seattle to Great Falls, Alaska Flight 2444, 11:30 AM-2:20 PM
  • Phoenix to Dallas, American Airlines Flight AA356, 7:00 AM-11:20 AM – Dallas to Bozeman, American Airlines Flight AA1146, 12:40 PM-3:00 PM
  • Phoenix to Seattle, Delta Flight DL1556, 6:50 PM-10:00 PM
  • Phoenix to LAX, United Flight UA5389, 4:26 PM-5:56 PM – LAX to Boise, United Flight UA5977, 7:10 PM-10:18 PM
  • Phoenix to Seattle, Delta Flight DL2514, 3:16 PM-6:25 PM – Seattle to Boise, Delta Flight DL4490, 7:11 PM-9:38 PM

May 7

  • Seattle to Boise, Alaska Flight 2485, 8:00 AM-10:31 AM
  • Great Falls to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2319, 8:00 AM-8:59 AM – Seattle to Boise, Alaska Flight 564, 10:50 AM-1:18 PM

May 9

  • Boise to Seattle, Delta Flight DL3977, 3:00 PM-3:48 PM
  • Boise to Seattle, Alaska Flight 2347, 3:50 PM-4:31 PM – Seattle to Great Falls, Alaska Flight 2324, 7:35 PM-10:21 PM