4th-8th Select Basketball

INFORMATION FOR THE 2021-22 CPC SELECT BOYS BASKETBALL SEASON

OVERVIEW

CPC Select Basketball sponsors teams in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It is a youth basketball feeder program for Cedar Park Christian High School in Bothell, WA.  

The CPC Select Basketball program is a competitive experience.  This program is designed for the more advanced youth basketball player who is seeking a higher commitment level compared to recreational basketball.  Our goal is to be excellent in the area of player development accomplished in a decidedly Christian environment.

Below is the practice and game commitment per grade level.

  • 4th Grade: 2 – 90 minute evening practices per week, approximately 25+ games (league games, plus 3 area tournaments), March State Tournament in Spokane, WA *TEAM MUST QUALIFY*
  • 5th Grade: 2 to 3 – 90 minute evening practices per week, approximately 30+ games (league games, plus 3 area tournaments), March State Tournament in Spokane, WA *TEAM MUST QUALIFY*
  • 6th thru 8th Grades: 2 to 3 – 90 minute evening practices per week, approximately 35+ games (league games plus 4 area tournaments), March State Tournament in Spokane, WA  *TEAMS MUST QUALIFY*    

ROSTERS

Each team consists of a maximum of 11 athletes.  Team Rosters will be chosen based on those individuals that demonstrate an ability to compete and develop at the select level.  Roster priority will be given to CPC Bothell Campus students. 

COACHES

CPC Select basketball coaches are committed Christians that view coaching as a positive way to influence others toward Jesus Christ.

Listed below are the CPC Select Head Coaches for this season along with their basketball experience:

4th Grade – Chris Sharpe – All-League HS Athlete, Youth Coaching Experience

5th Grade – Brian Douma – College Athlete, 3 Year Varsity Athlete (All State Senior Year), Former Varsity Boys Head & Assistant Coach, 4th Grade Select Head Coach Spring 2021

6th Grade – Matthew Attalah – CPC Alumni, 4 Year Varsity Athlete, All-League HS Athlete, 4 Years Youth Coach

7th Grade – Ezechiel “Zeke” Bambolo – College Athlete, All-League HS Athlete, Former Varsity Boys Head & Assistant Coach, AAU Coach

8th Grade – Mark Tiefel – College Athlete, All State HS Athlete, HS Coaching Experience, Youth Coaching Experience

PRACTICES

Select Practice starts the week of November 8th.  Athletes who play a fall sport (i.e. football, soccer) are expected to attend fall sport practice/game when there is a scheduling conflict with basketball.  When there is not a scheduling conflict fall sport players are expected to attend basketball practice.  Teams practice at the CPC Bothell campus.  Practice times are in the evening for 90 minutes with priority given to younger teams for earlier practice times.  We do not practice on Wednesdays in an effort to support church youth group attendance.  

PLAYING TIME

Playing time for all games is left up to the discretion of the coaching staff.  Playing time is earned on the basis of each player’s effort, attention, commitment, and ability displayed in practice.  Those players with the best ability to combine these skills will receive the greatest amount of playing time.  Playing time is not guaranteed and fluctuates on a game to game basis.  Playing time is also subject to a player attending practice and participating with a good attitude. 

LEAGUE GAMES & TOURNAMENTS

All teams participate in league play and area tournaments on weekends.  Whenever possible, our program requests that Sunday mornings be blocked off from competition to support church attendance for our families.  Effort is also made for CPC Select teams to play games at the CPC High School gym.

Listed is the tournament schedule per grade level.  Each tourney includes 4 games over the weekend and tourney schedules are not typically released until a few days before the event.  CPC Select athletes are expected to be available on the following weekends:

4th–5th Grades:  Mt. Si MLK Tourney Jan 15-17, CPC Prez Classic Feb 19-21

6th-8th Grades:  Mt. Si MLK Tourney Jan 15-17, CPC Prez Classic Feb 19-21

*All Grades will participate in a season ending league tournament Mar 10-12.

**The Middle School State Tournament is March 18-20 in Spokane, WA.  Our teams qualify for state by finishing 1st or 2nd in any of the tournaments listed above.  

PROGRAM SCHEMES & SKILL DEVELOPMENT

CPC Select uses the same playbook throughout the program. Varsity Head Coach Adam Lynch provides oversight and is a resource for CPC Select Coaches and their teams.

SELECT NIGHT

All members of CPC Select Boys Basketball are recognized during half-time at one of the Varsity Boys Basketball games.  Select players gain free admission all season to any HS Varsity Boys Basketball game provided they wear their select game jersey.

FOR HIM!

CPC Select Basketball is a decidedly Christian basketball program.  Our Coaches & Players compete “For Him”.  Before each practice a short lesson will be presented by the coach from a biblical worldview.  In addition coaches will pray before & after games/practices and use basketball as a tool to help their athletes build their faith in Jesus Christ.

FEES

Registration: Select registration fees are $425 for 4th-5th grade, $450 for 6th, and $475 for 7th-8th grade.  The player fee covers league fees, tournament fees, shooting shirt, equipment, coaching stipend, and administrative fees. 

AAU Card:  An AAU membership is required for any athlete in our program.  Membership in AAU provides additional liability insurance at sanctioned AAU events.  This is a separate $16 charge paid directly to AAU via their online registration platform.

Gear: Select basketball gear is ordered directly from the gear provider and total cost will depend on how much you order above what is required. Gear costs for required items (game uniform, and practice uniform) are typically between $100-$150.  Returning families can use the same game uniform from last year provided it still fits.  Other items such as team bag, sweatshirt, etc. are optional.  Parents are encouraged to purchase any personal items to be worn as spirit wear to the games.

State: An additional tournament registration fee will apply for teams that qualify for the Middle School State Tournament in Spokane, WA.

Fundraiser: Our program participates in an annual fundraiser.  All athletes will be responsible for raising a minimum of $50. There are prizes for the top award winners.  More information regarding the fundraiser will be provided at the Select Parent Meeting.

Below is a breakdown of the fees, not including any reductions for gear.

 

Registration AAU Card Fundraiser *Gear Est. Total Cost
4th & 5th grades $425 $16 $50 $150 $641
6th grade $450 $16 $50 $150 $666
7th & 8th grades $475 $16 $50 $150 $691

*Gear is purchased directly from our gear vendor. Costs are estimated and will vary depending on how many optional items are ordered.

TRYOUTS

We have one scheduled tryout on Sunday 11/7.  If further evaluation of an athlete is needed they will be invited to the first team practice the week of Monday 11/8.  Below is each tryout session broken out by grade. 

Sunday Nov 7th

  • Grades 4-5: 1:30-2:45pm
  • Grades 6-7: 3:00-4:15pm
  • Grade 8: 4:30-5:45pm

Tryouts will be held at the CPC Bothell Main Gym, 16300 112th Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98011

RSVP for tryouts by emailing:  cpchoops@cedarpark.org

RSVP with: Name, Grade, School Attending, Other Info We Need to Know

GO EAGLES!

 

“FOR HIM”