PRogram Placement FAQ
The program placement camp is a way in which to evaluate and direct athletes to their correct path for the September to March. From this camp, Flight Academy coaches will invite some athletes to participate in the elite club program known as the Flight Prep Program (@Flightprepprogram). Those not invited will be placed in the Flight Basketball Academy that will commence in September. We recommend everyone to attend the program placement camps (3 hours in total) as it will be an exceptional way to train with the best. Prep teams with train (2 to 3 times a weeks) and compete in local leagues such as Night League, VIP League, Bay Nation League and Run and Gun leagues. The club teams will also host and attend competitive tournaments in BC.
Dates: Sept 11 and 12th
Saturday Sept 11
2pm to 3 Grade 4/5 Girls and 6/7 Girls
3pm to 4:15 Grade 8/9 Girls and 10/11 Girls
4:15pm to 5:15 Grade 4/5 Boys
5:15pm to 6:30 Grade 6/7 Boys
6:30pm to 7:45 Grade 8/9 Boys
7:45pm to 9:00 Grade 10/11 Boys
Sunday, Sept 12
9am to 11 am Grade 4/5 Girls and 6/7 Girls
11am to 12:30pm. Grade 8/9 Girls
12:30pm to 2pm Grade 10/11 Girls
2:00pm to 3:30pm Grade 4/5 Boys
3:30pm to 5:00pm Grade 6/7 Boys
5:00pm to 6:30pm Grade 8/9 Boys
6:30 pm to 8:00pm Grade 10/11 Boys
Will the athletes play games?
Yes we will be playing Games. We will competing in local competitions such as night league, run and gun league, hosting tournament and travellling to the mainland for the games.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the program this upcoming spring is going to be different from most. Since we are unable to project the cost, we will have a base amount (gym rentals, uniforms, insurance, coaching fees) and then we will add any amount associated with what each team does. This way you will not be paying for tournaments/games that do not happen.
How long is the season?
The season will go from September all the way to March..
I am already in the prep program for Spring. Does that mean I am automatically in?
No. Not even close. Everyone has to try out again for spots in the Fall program.
How many teams?
The number of teams depends on the number of athletes that attend the tryouts and the level of play. We are aiming for :
1 team for U/11’s
1 team for U/13’s
1 team for U/15’s
1 team for U/17’s
The teams are offered for both girls and boys (ex. One U/11 boys’ teams and One U/11 Girls team). The teams are by the program director and coaches’ discretions. We may run more or fewer teams based on the program director's decision.
How many athletes per team?
The maximum is 12 athletes per team, and the minimum is 10. Team numbers are based on coaches/director decisions.
What if I do not make a team?
That is okay. The teams are based on the current level of playing skills each athlete has. This changes over time, which is why we have our prep team tryouts every four months. If you do not make the team, we highly recommend the skills academy and Flight League offered on Saturdays. Prep team players are also highly encouraged to sign up for the Skills Academy and Leagues starting in September
What if I cannot attend the placement camp but highly interested in joining?
Please notify us that you are unable to attend but still sign up for the placement camp as it is a way for us to not that you want to be included for selection.
Should everyone come to the program placement camp?
We encourage everyone within the correct age bracket to attend the program placement camp. We say this because regardless of skill it is still a solid four hours of basketball split into two days. It is a wonderful learning experience and a chance to learn and grow in a pressure setting.
Are there programs in place to subsidize costs?
Yes, they are. Flight is a Family, and as a family, we want to ensure that each member is given the opportunity to play. We have worked with families before and came up with solutions that allow their athletes to continue playing. We do this through sponsorships, subsidies, fee waivers etc. We want to help each family as much as we can.
We have had many sponsors throughout the years. There are multiple sponsorship packages available. If you are a business owner and would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities with Flight, please send us an email at Info@Flightbasketball.ca. Our partnerships ensuring the success of the athletes training and competing. Currently, Nike (yes NIKE) is our primary sponsor.
If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email at Info@Flightbasketball.ca