2019 Spring/Summer Information

Welcome to the 10th season of North City Basketball! We will again be offering both AAU teams for the 2019 spring/summer season along with small group training (no tryout) for all ages.


Age/Grade Date/Time Location
10U (4th Grade) March 4th – 6pm-7:30pm
March 6th – 6pm-7:30pm
Eisenhower Middle School (Everett)
11U (5th Grade) March 5th – 6pm-7:30pm
March 7th – 6pm-7:30pm
Eisenhower Middle School (Everett)
12U (6th Grade) March 5th – 7:30pm-9pm
March 7th – 7:30pm-9pm
Eisenhower Middle School (Everett)
13U (7th Grade) March 4th – 7:30pm-9pm
March 6th – 7:30pm-9pm
Eisenhower Middle School (Everett)
14U (8th Grade) March 4th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
March 6th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
Jackson High School (Mill Creek)
15U (9th Grade) March 4th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
March 6th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
Jackson High School (Mill Creek)
16U (10th Grade) March 5th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
March 7th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
Jackson High School (Mill Creek)
17U (11th Grade) March 5th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
March 7th – 7:30pm-9:30pm
Jackson High School (Mill Creek)



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 for both in-state and out of state tournaments.

In 2018, we had 16 teams (4th grade through HS) and 240+ total players take part in AAU competition and/or training. We are expecting to have teams from 4th grade through HS again this year.


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 of experience of coaching and training basketball players, including collegiate and professional athletes.

Andrew Grinaker, Founder and Director of Coaching
Started the program to bring better AAU and training options to kids north of Seattle. 15+ years of training and coaching experience. Andrew has helped grow the program to 15+ teams and 250+ players annually.

Our staff includes several coaches and trainers with significant coaching experience, including current/former college and high school coaches.

A  list of coaches confirmed for this year (not exhaustive)

Coaching Assignments: (A team coach listed first)

  • 17U – Andrew Grinaker (bio above), Michael Arquillano (5th year), current Jackson HS Boys Varsity Assistant Coach/JV coach
  • 16U – Taylor Stevens (5th year with program), current Marysville-Pilchuck HS Head Girls Varsity Coach,  Cameron Swanson (4th year), current Pacific Lutheran University Assistant Coach
  • 15U – Marion Green (5th year), current Jackson Wolfpack select coach, Kevin Crawford (3rd year), former Woodinville Select coach
  • 14U – Andrew Grinaker (bio above), Luke Murnan (1st year), current Lakeside High School Boys Assistant Coach
  • 13U – Mike Lawson (bio above), Benny Ortega (1st year) and Connor Hyppa (1st year), former NC players, current Shorecrest Select coaches
  • 12U – Prince Lacey (1st year), current Newport HS Boys Varsity Assistant Coach, TBD
  • 11U – Tony Williams (2nd year), current Jackson Wolfpack Select Coach, Sean McLaughlin (1st year), former PLU/Everett CC athlete
  • 10U – Jon Gosline (2nd year), North City coach


Teams: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U

Start: March 6th
End: June 17th

  • The program will work with each team and their families to determine if the team will compete in July tournaments.

Teams: 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U

Start: March 6th
End: May 28th

  • Our teams will take the month of June off so players can compete with their HS teams.
  • The Top 15U, 16U, and 17U teams will continue to play in July tournaments. This cost will be extra and divided between the number of players participating.

The program will field teams starting at 4th (10U) grade up through 11th grade (17U) with two teams at each level, our “Black” (A) teams and our “Blue” (B) teams.

  • Our top teams will compete against the highest level of competition in the state and travel.
  • We reserve the right to keep only one team at a grade depending on the quantity and skill level of players.


  • We have secured Jackson High School (Mill Creek), Eisenhower Middle School (South Everett), CedarPark Christian (Mountlake Terrace) as gyms.
  • We are currently in the process of securing a fourth gym. It will be between Everett and Lynnwood.


  • Each team will get (2) Two hour practices each week, from a combination of days between Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (example: 4th grade (Mon/Wed), 10th grade (Tues/Thurs))
  • Practices will be broken into two phases, 30 minutes of skill development and core strength training and 90 minutes of team practice.


Our middle school teams will play in 6-7 tournaments (30+ games)

Our high school teams will play in 5-6 tournaments (25+ games)

The tournaments will mostly be based in the Puget Sound Area. Our top teams will travel out of state and our top HS teams will play in NCAA Certified tournaments.


HS Team Costs: (15U, 16U, 17U)

$900 (+Tax) – Team Fee or $225/month
$100 (+Tax) – Uniform

Youth Boys Team Costs: (10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U)

$950 (+Tax) – Team Fee or $237.50/month
$100 (+Tax) – Uniform

**Monthly payment is cost divided by 4 equal payments. Payment can be made in full, in 50/50 terms or monthly

***All players will have new uniforms this year. Everyone will be required to purchase a uniform

Our team fee costs includes expenses for:

  • Gym costs (we rent out public/private schools)
  • Practices/training sessions (4 hours per week in practices and training totaling 50+ hours)
  • Personalized Apparel package (sweatshirt, pants, shooting shirt)
  • Paid Head Coaches and Trainers
  • Tournaments (25+ games)


  • Out of state tournaments are an additional cost. Any extra tournaments in July is an additional cost to the players who attend, divided equally.