Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bellevue Girls Select Basketball? BGSB is a non-profit organization committed to developing girls basketball skills in order that they may play competitively. The Club has two main goals: 1) to develop self-discipline, dedication and confidence for athletes and 2) to assist each of our players in becoming quality high school basketball players at Bellevue High School. The Club is a feeder program for Bellevue High School, however, there is no guarantee of high school team selection. For more information please visit us at: http://www.bellevuebsg.com
How long is the basketball season? The season runs from October until mid-March.
When and where are the practices? Practices start in the beginning of October. There are usually two practices per week, each for an hour-and-a-half or two hours long. Practices are at Chinook Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
When are the regular games? In the fall, the teams will likely play in the Eastside Travel League (ETL) and will play 14-16 games and an end of season tournament. There is usually two games each weekend, either Saturday or Sunday. Occasionally, there are games both Saturday and Sunday. On rare occasions the games will be double-headers at two different locations. All games are played at local schools within 45-minute drive of Bellevue. The ETL hosts a single elimination tournament at the end of the season in March. l
When are the weekend tournaments? The BGSB teams usually attend 1-3 tournaments each season (in addition to regular league play and the ETL tournament). Tournaments can take up a full weekend. Specific tournament dates will be determined by the coaches, with input from parents. Tournament options will be communicated well ahead of time. Most tournaments are played at local schools within 45-minute drive of Bellevue, with the exception of the season-ending tournament at Seaside, Oregon.
Where is end-of-year tournament? The BGSB teams will attend their final tournament of the season in with the ETL League in the greater Eastside community. This tournament is typically held mid-March.
What are the fees? The up-front fee to play on a BGSB team is estimated to be $750 for the 2018-19 season. The fee is due in early October. This fee covers a sweatshirt, coaching, gym time, and entrance fees for regular games and tournaments. (This fee does not cover uniforms, AAU membership, costs associated with player transportation, food and/or lodging or the cost of traveling to any tournament (including Seaside).
Are scholarships available? Partial scholarships based on financial hardship may be available on a case by case basis. For information, please contact Darci Moreau at (425)281-2200, or by e-mail at email@example.com
What are the parent responsibilities? Parents must get their players to and from practices, games, and tournaments on time. In addition, parents may be expected to devote some time to fund-raising activities as needed throughout the season. Parents may also be asked to represent their teams on the Club’s board of directors and serve as team managers or assistant coaches.
How many players on a team? While the coaches, in consultation with the Board President, will make final determinations on the composition of teams, they have been given guidance to select 12 players for the 4th and 5th grade teams and 9-10 players for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams. The team sizes may vary depending on the number and skill level of players that tryout each year.
What are the playing time expectations? Currently, the leagues in which the BGSB teams play do not have playing time rules. Playing time is determined by each coach and it will not be equal for every player, nor will it be equal for every game. The Board has recommended that coaches play each player a minimum of 1 quarter every game, however, the coaches are allowed to use their discretion depending on the situation.
Who to contact if you have questions?
BGSB President: Darci Moreau firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-281-2200