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Q.  What is the time commitment?

A.  It varies depending on age, but the Instructional Base level (3rd-6th) practices once a week during season with a few weeks of two practices at the front end of season, and has a league game once a week on Saturdays beginning after Labor Day.  Our Instructional Advance (7th-12th) practices once a week, also with a few weeks of two practices preseason with 4-6 weekday evening games during the season and Saturday league games.  The U14 level (14 or younger on Sept.1) practices 2-3 times a week with 1-2 games a week during the week.  The JV and Varsity levels practice 2-3 times per week, play 2-3 games per week, travel on some weekends, and participate in two out of town tournaments.  They also practice and play during the summer two times a week during June and July until season kicks in August 1st and will participate in some local scrimmages during preseason.

Q.  Where do you practice?

A.  Our practice facility is Sports Plus on Reading Road in Evendale.

Q.  How much travel is there and to where?

A.  Our instructional levels travel mostly to three or four gyms for their league play. This may include Mason, Lebanon, Middletown, and Evendale (our home courts).  Our Instructional Advance may travel 2-3 games to Hamilton, Germantown, Lebanon, and Milford depending on who we are able to schedule.  Our U14 travels to Dayton, Mason, and around the greater Cincinnati area.  Our JV and Varsity travel out of town to Louisville, Lexington, Ft. Wayne, IN, Akron, Oh, Dayton, and greater Cincinnati area depending upon who we are able to schedule.  Varsity will travel to Tennessee for four nights for the National tournament as well as participate in a team camp in July usually within two hours from Cincinnati.

Q.  What are the age requirements and on which team can I play?

A.  We anticipate having three teams at the instructional level every year, though we determine that based on the number of registrants, coaching, and player experience.  Those could include a 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th-12th.  Home schooling can make this grade differentiation tricky, but we try to place someone on a team that to be comfortable with their teammates because of age or size.  Our U14 athletes must adhere to the age limit of no older than 14 on September 1st of that season and is for more experienced players who participate in team evaluations in early June and are placed on this team.  The Instructional Advance team is designed for 7th-12th grade players who are new or fairly new to the game or who are not wanting to commit to the high school teams, or are placed on this team following evaluations. Our JV athletes must be no older than 16 on September 1st, and our varsity no older than 18 on September 1st in order to participate in the regional tournament.  Both of these teams are competitive levels and players must participate in team evaluations and be placed on these teams.

Q.  How much does it cost?

A.  We try to estimate costs based on numbers and expenses as we are a not for profit organization.  Fees vary based on court rental needs, league fees, tournament fees, official costs, uniforms, etc.  We offer a three month payment plan option to spread out costs if families prefer.  This 2019 season, fees are as follows:

 Instructional (3rd - 12th) - $220
 U14 - $355
 Junior Varsity - $415
 Varsity - $595

 

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