When is the Cedarcrest Select Basketball Season?
The primary CSB season known as Winter Season runs from October through the middle of March.
Who is eligible to play?
Cedarcrest Select Basketball is open to all players in 3rd through 8th grade who reside within the Riverview School District boundaries.
Why is an AAU Extended Benefits Membership required to participate in tryouts & during the season?
Cedarcrest Select Basketball is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
member program. As such, membership is required for every athlete and
non-athlete participant including any parent who gets involved in
helping coaches & working with players in any way. CSB requires the
AAU Extended Benefits Membership for our participants because this
level of membership provides coverage for events such as tournaments and
program activities that are not specifically AAU sanctioned events.
Athlete and non-athlete memberships are attained at https://play.aausports.org.
When are Tryouts?
Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season are on Thursday 9/20 and Sunday 9/23.
Thursday 9/20 Tryout schedule
3rd/4th/5th grade boys 5:15pm-6pm
6th/7th/8th grade boys 6:15pm-7pm
3rd/4th/5th grade girls 7:30pm-8:15pm
6th/7th/8th grade girl 8:30pm-9:15pm
Sunday 9/23 Tryout schedule
3rd/4th grade girls 1:30pm-2:30pm
5th/6th grade girls 2:45pm-3:45pm
7th/8th grade girls 4:00pm-5:00pm
3rd/4th grade boys 5:30pm-6:30pm
5th/6th grade boys 6:45pm-7:45pm
7th/8th grade boys 8:00-9:00pm
Two tryout sessions per grade level are offered. Players must attend
a minimum of one tryout session but are highly encouraged to attend
both if possible.
Can parents watch Tryouts?
CSB Tryouts are closed and are for the players, coaches and evaluators only.
Who are the Evaluators?
CSB Coaches will be doing the player evaluations. There will be at
least 5 coaches from across the CSB coaching staff assessing each age
How many players are on a roster?
Approximately 10-12 with a maximum of 12.
How do we know if our child makes a team?
Results will be posted by tryout number on www.cedarcrestselect.com
within 48 hours of the completion of tryouts. You must accept your
child’s spot on the team by completing the Player Acceptance
Registration on the website within 48 hours of notification or your
roster position may be offered to another player. All player
fees must be paid by end of the 1st week of practice or players will not
be allowed to attend practices until such time as payments are settled.
What is the program cost and what does it cover?
3rd through 8th grade players -- $300
Player fees cover at least 2
practices/week, 12-14 regular season league games, 3 tournaments, winter
break training, entry fees for the WA State Middle School Basketball
Tournament, a shooting shirt and an end of season celebration.
Approximately $125 (in addition to program fees)
The uniform is a required purchase for all
new program players and includes a personalized (last name on the back)
reversible game jersey, reversible shorts and one reversible numbered
practice jersey. A new uniform does not need to be purchased each year
that a player makes a team but rather when a uniform no longer fits a
player or when it has reached the end of its life cycle.
When do practices start?
Practices typically start the 1st week of October, though some teams begin the middle of October. The team’s coaching staff set each team’s actual start date.
How often do teams practice?
Teams practice for 1.5-2 hours, two to three times a week.
Where do teams practice?
The teams practice in Riverview School District gymnasiums:
Cedarcrest High School, Tolt Middle School, Stillwater Elementary
School, Cherry Valley Elementary School and Carnation Elementary School.
What leagues do CSB teams compete in?
For our CSB boys, the league option for competition will be Wesco AAU. For CSB girls, the league option will be PSCTL.
When do games begin?
Most tournaments start Thanksgiving weekend and league games begin in
December and end with season championships in early March. For teams
that qualify, the WA State Middle School Basketball Championship
Tournament follows the completion of league play and takes place the
middle of March.
What tournaments do we enter?
Each coaching staff chooses the tournaments that their team enters.
- 3rd – 8th grade teams participate in three
tournaments between Oct & March; current tournament agenda includes
one on Thanksgiving weekend, one on MLK Weekend and one on President’s
day weekend. TBD and updated as the season begins.
What can my child expect in terms of positions and/or playing time?
Player’s positions, starting rotations and playing time are at the
discretion of the coaching staff. There is no minimum playing time
guarantee beyond league rules. Playing time is determined by many
factors including overall skill level, attitude, attendance, respect for
coaches & teammates, hustle and game situations.
Is it a problem if my child participates in another sport or activity in addition to basketball during the season?
Communication is the key to success in multi-sport/multi-activity
scenarios. It’s important to discuss your child’s schedule with all
coaches involved prior to accepting an offer to play for CSB. Though an
occasional missed practice, game or tournament is acceptable, a player
who cannot attend the vast majority of the team’s functions should
either not accept a position on the team or should expect their playing
time to reflect the missed team activities.
Have additional questions?
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org