PRogram Placement FAQ
The program placement camp is a way in which to evaluate and direct athletes to their correct path for the Spring and Summer season that runs from April to August. From this camp, Flight Academy coaches will invite selected athletes to participate in the elite club program known as the Flight Prep Program (@Flightprepprogram).Those not invited to the Prep Program will be directed to the "Spring Skillz" Academy and Flight Spring league. 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.Flight Prep teams will train (2 to 3 times a week) and compete in local leagues and tournaments. The Flight Prep team will also host and attend competitive tournaments in BC and the USA (if possible). The placement camp will take over two days. Invitations to join the prep program will be sent prior to midday on Monday after the camp.
Boys Placement Camp (Dates/times subject to change)
Saturday, March 5th @ St.Margarets School (1080 Lucas).
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm- U/11 Boys (Grade 4/5)
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm- U/13 Boys (Grade 6/7)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm- U/15 Boys (Grade 8/9)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm- U/17 Boys (Grade 10/11)
Sunday, March 6th @ Lansdowne School (1765 Lansdowne road)
9:00 am to 10:30 am- U/11 Boys (Grade 4/5)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm- U/13 Boys (Grade 6/7)
2:00 pm to 1:30 pm- U/15 Boys (Grade 8/9)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm- U/17 Boys (Grade 10/11)
Girls Placement Camp (Dates/times subject to change)
Saturday, March 12th @ St.Margarets School (1080 Lucas).
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm- U/11 Girls (Grade 4/5)
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm- U/13 Girls (Grade 6/7)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm- U/15 Girls (Grade 8/9)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm- U/17 Girls (Grade 10/11)
Sunday, March 13th @ Central Middle School (1280 Fort Street)
9:00 am to 10:30 am- U/11 Girls (Grade 4/5)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm- U/13 Girls (Grade 6/7)
2:00 pm to 1:30 pm- U/15 Girls (Grade 8/9)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm- U/17 Girls (Grade 10/11)
It is important that families have a serious discussion prior to Program Placement Camp in regards to commitment to the prep program. Athletes and their families that have tried out and accepted an offer to the Flight Prep Program are advised against tryout for other clubs as we are looking for committed athletes.
Will the athletes play games?
Yes, we will be playing Games. We will be competing in local competitions such as night league, run and gun league, hosting tournaments and travellling to the mainland for the games and tournament.
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 April to the end of June. There will an additional July to August season for those who are able to continue. Ideally, athletes should plan to play from April to August but we do understand that athletes may miss some time due to summer vacations, etc.
I am already in the prep program. Does that mean I am automatically in?
No. Not even close. Everyone has to try out again for spots for the upcoming season.
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’ team 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.
What if I cannot attend the placement camp but am 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. The camp is two days long. We urge athletes to attend both days, and if they are unable to contact us immediately.
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 three 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 ensure the success of the athlete's training and competing. Currently, Nike (yes NIKE) is our primary sponsor.
I am interested in COaching/helping out?
We are always looking for fresh new coaches. Please do not hesitate to contact us to express your interest in coaching and helping out with the program. Info@Flightbasketball.ca.
If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email at Info@Flightbasketball.ca