We are excited for our 8th season of North City Basketball.
Please scroll for information on tryouts, coaching staff, costs and additional information.
Since 2010, North City Basketball has provided players in King, Snohomish and Skagit County with quality training and competitive AAU teams. We are focused on improving each player through skills training, an innovative strength/conditioning program and competing against the top AAU teams through leagues and out of state tournaments.
In 2016, we had 14 teams and 200+ players take part in AAU competition and/or training. We anticipate 16+ teams and nearly 250 players for the 2017 season.
TRYOUT LOCATION: JACKSON HS (MILL CREEK, WA)
The program will field an “A” and “B” team at each grade, starting at 2nd/3rd grade (9U) through 11th grade (17U). Our top teams will compete against the highest level of competition in the state and travel.
COACHING & TRAINING STAFF
As part of our spring cost, we give our players access to some of the best trainers in the area.
Sgt. Mike Lawson, one of our Founders and Director of Training, (www.coachmiketraining.com)
“Three-Time King5 Best in Western Washington for Adult Bootcamps” will once again run our training and strength development program. Coach Lawson has 25+ years experience of coaching and training basketball players, including collegiate and professional athletes. He currently trains both the Men’s and Women’s Seattle Pacific University basketball teams.
High School Development Program
We are also proud to announce that Ben Williams, former Skyline Head coach, along with Will Lewis (former Shorecrest/Cascade HS assistant) and Andrew Grinaker (founder) will be offering a high school skill development program. This development program will be on top of our regular practices and help our High School players reach their goals of playing college basketball.
The program will help players with skill training, recruiting best practices and personal goal development. We want to help our players train to not only be great basketball players but great members of society as well.
You can visit our STAFF page for a full list of coaches including team assignments.
SEASON SCHEDULE & PRACTICES
|9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U||Week of March 6th||June 30th**|
|14U, 15U, 16U, 17U||Week of March 6th||May 29th*|
*Top HS teams will be offered training in June and train/compete in July
**Summer/Fall Training will be offered to all players past June 30th
- Each team will get (2) 2 hour practices each week, from a combination of days between Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- All practices will take place at Jackson HS or Cascade HS.
- All practices will encompass a blend of individual skill development, team offense/defense strategy, and core strength training.
Each team will play in a minimum of 6 tournaments over the spring session.
Based on the talent level of each team, we will build a custom tournament schedule that challenges each team and provides the most competitive environment possible.
Top (A) teams play in showcase tournaments against top competition, including out of state travel.
Example Schedule: NW Premier Showcase (Bellevue), Great Seattle Shootout (Seattle), RipCity Live (Portland), Best in the West (Yakima), NW Championships (Seattle), Bigfoot Classic (Las Vegas – top HS teams)
Some (A) and all (B) teams play in select level and showcase level tournaments and leagues based on their skill level.
Example Schedule: WTA Spring Fling (Renton), SYB May Breakaway (Auburn), NW Premier Showcase (Bellevue), CPC Classic (Bothell), Best in the West (Yakima), WTA Memorial Day (Renton)
Our costs are all inclusive and includes all expenses for:
- Gym costs (we rent out public schools)
- Practices/training sessions
- Personalized Apparel package (sweatshirt, pants, shooting shirt, bag)
- Salaried Coaches and Trainers
- Tournaments (range of 24-32 games).
*Out of state tournaments are an additional cost. They are not required to participate in the spring session.
The total required cost of the spring session is $850(+tax). If you are a new to the program, a uniform will need to be purchased for $80(+tax)
Payments can be done in single payment, 50/50 or (4) monthly installments. The first required payment of $250 is non-refundable.
You can visit our COST page for more details.
FUNDRAISING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
We have never turned away a family because they weren’t able to pay. We have fundraising and scholarship opportunities for those that need help. Fundraising and scholarships cover a percentage of the total cost.
Contact Number: 425-753-3035