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How many days a week does a team practice?

Most teams practice 1-2 times per week and some areas also offer training on other days. Most practices are 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Most practices are between 6 pm and 9 pm during the week. The location of practices depends on the area that most of the kids live that are on that team.

How far does a team travel to play?

In select basketball, this all depends on the quality of the team. Most teams travel in Texas and we try to keep players playing close to home when possible. We are supporters of Premier Basketball so we follow those events when we can. You can visit Premier Basketball at www.premierbasketballtournaments.com.

Is my child allowed to play on other teams?

We do not allow this but it is left up to the coach you are playing for. Play Ball Nation does approve of players playing on their school team. Your school basketball should always come first but Play Ball Nation takes priority on all other events.

When does the season start and end?

High school teams and some 8th grade teams play from March until the end of July. The 7th grade teams and below begin in March and most are done by the end of June.

What is the total cost to play on a Select Spring/Summer Basketball team?

The pricing below does not reflect the actual cost to play in the Play Ball Nation program. This is a chart to give parents the expenses that goes into running a team. Average cost is $1800.00 per player.

Most clubs have Elite Teams, Competitive Teams and High School/Grassroots Teams. Team Fees can vary per team based on cost that can vary in certain areas. The pricing below is only to give you an estimated breakdown of what most clubs spend on a team. Most parents in the basketball select circuit has no idea of the extreme expenses that goes out to pay for one team to participate in select basketball. Teams that are charging much less than this either have sponsors and or fundraise for much of the balance. Please understand that this covers no player cost or coaches cost for teams that travel.

Elite Teams (Top Tier Independents and Shoe Company teams)

    Total Cost Cost per player
Deposit Players Deposit $200.00 $200.00
Practice and Training Gym cost $65.00 per hour @ 4 hours per week for practice or 2 hours per week for practice. $3200.00 $400.00
Tournaments Teams get 8 Tournaments – Average Cost 595.00 per event. $4760.00 $595.00
Uniforms Uniform, practice jersey, Shooting Shirt, Socks, and Backpack. Shoes are not included. $300.00 $300.00
Coach Fee Coaches are paid $65.00 per month. This fee is paid directly to the coach $400.00 $400.00
  Average Total per player   $1895.00
       
  Travel Expenses are not included in above pricing.    

Competitive Teams

  Total Cost Cost per player
Players Deposit $200.00 $200.00
Gym cost $65.00 per hour @ 4 hours per week for practice or 2 hours per week for practice. $3200.00 $400.00
Teams get 8 Tournaments – Average Cost 495.00 per event. $3960.00 $440.00
Uniform, practice jersey, Shooting Shirt, Socks, and Backpack. Shoes are not included. $300.00 $300.00
Coaches are paid $65.00 per month. This fee is paid directly to the coach $400.00 $400.00
Total per player   $1750.00
     
Travel Expenses are not included in above pricing.    

Grassroots and High School Teams (High School Players all from same school)

    Total Cost Cost per player
Deposit Players Deposit $200.00 $200.00
Practice and Training Gym cost $65.00 per hour @ 4 hours per week for practice or 2 hours per week for practice. $3200.00 $400.00
Tournaments Teams get 8 Tournaments – Average Cost 395.00 per event. $31600.00 $395.00
Uniforms Uniform, practice jersey, Shooting Shirt, Socks, and Backpack. Shoes are not included. $300.00 $300.00
Coach Fee Coaches are paid $65.00 per month. This fee is paid directly to the coach $400.00 $400.00
  Total per player   $1695.00
       
  Travel Expenses are not included in above pricing.    
Is there any financial aid in the Play Ball Nation program?

There is no financial aid, but we do fundraisers to help offset costs.