PRogram Placement FAQ
Will the athletes play games?
If we can play games. The answer is Yes! If the past, the spring club teams have played games locally and in Vancouver and even had a tournament in the states planned. Unfortunately, we can only base on what the COVID protocols are at the time. If we can play games. WE WILL PLAY. We seek to play exhibition games, we will seek to join leagues, start our own leagues, enter tournaments, host tournaments, etc. Basically, we will do everything in our power to allow the athletes to compete while adhering to the COVID protocols set. We will make something happen. We are unable to send out a Spring game/tournament schedule just because everything is changing.
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 spring season is our longest and most competitive. It goes from March until June.
I am already in the prep program for winter. Does that mean I am automatically in?
No. Not even close. Everyone has to try out again for spots in the Spring 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
2 teams for U/13’s
2 teams 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 April.
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