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We hope you will join us December 2, 2019, depending on your grade from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for girls competitive team tryouts. The 2020 Winter Tryouts will be held at the Power2Play Event Center located at 5699 Crooked Stick Dr, Windsor, CO 80550.
At our Winter tryouts, we will be trying to fill openings on our teams in grades 4 through 8th grades and form additional teams if there are enough players within each age group.
If you are looking for a boys team to play on this winter, please contact Steve Dortch at email@example.com, or 970.631.9310 or CLICK HERE for more information about competitive teams forming for boys this summer.
Girls in grades 4 through 8th grades are invited to compete for spots on SOAR competitive teams.
$15.00 - Online
$30.00 at the door
SOAR charges a $15.00 non-refundable tryout fee.
We encourage participating athletes to wear comfortable athletic clothing, basketball or gym shoes, and to bring a water bottle. Please no tights or leggings.
Our online registration system will guide you through registering your daughter for our tryouts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
The tryout registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. The money SOAR collects for tryouts covers all expenses associated with tryouts.
Learn more about the different seasons on our Program Details Page.
Please contact Karin Nicholls if you need financial assistance or if you have questions about scholarships and/or fundraising opportunities. We will do our best to make sure any player who wants to play for SOAR can play for SOAR, and that financial concerns will not prevent players from participating in our programs.
**Note: When completing the registration form, please select your child's current grade level during the 2019-2020 school year.
Our spring tryouts are usually held in March and teams begin practice and/or competing in April. During our spring/summer season, teams may play in 5 to 6 tournaments in the months of April through July. Some of our teams may choose to play in a summer league as well.
The fall season typically runs from September through December. The fall season consists of league play and/or tournaments.
The winter season typically runs from January through early March, ending just before Spring Break. Winter teams play in a combination of tournaments and or leagues at P2P. They may also play in a few outside tournaments.
Please plan on arriving to your tryout session 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. This will allow time to complete the check-in process. During check-in, we will process paperwork, take payment if needed, and take a photograph of each athlete.
Player tryouts will include fundamental skills evaluations, team concept skills evaluations, competitive drills, objective and subjective evaluation by multiple coaches, and evaluation of ability to follow directions from coaches.
In order to form a team, SOAR must gain commitments from 8-10 players per team. When forming a team, keep the following things in mind:
SOAR tryouts are open to families of athletes participating, and parents are encouraged to attend. Parents are NOT allowed to coach or be on the court during the evaluation process, nor should parents ask the coaches questions directly and/or attempt to influence coaches while drills are being performed.
If you have questions about the tryout process, please contact Karin Nicholls via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the elementary school level, SOAR is a good fit for skilled players who have played in at least one season of basketball on a team, recreation or competitive level. Although many elementary school aged athletes are still developing fundamental skills, here are some of the types of things Coaches are looking for during tryouts:
Players in grades 4 through 6 wanting to play for SOAR should be prepared for the challenge of playing at the next level of competitive basketball. Players moving from recreation to competitive basketball often go through a transition period during which they are challenged to learn new concepts, adapt to the speed of the game, and adapt to the increased quality of the talent both on their own team and the teams against whom they compete.
Emphasis at the elementary school level is primarily on individual skill development, basketball fundamentals, and learning how to be a part of a team. Although winning is important, at this level, winning is far less important than developing the player and helping players grow a love and respect for the game of basketball. Although we expect our coaches to provide game opportunities for all members of their team throughout the season, coaches are not required to provide equal playing time to all members of the team.
At the middle school level, SOAR is a good fit for players who have played in 2+ seasons of competitive basketball and who have an intermediate/advanced skill level for their age division. When assessing talent, Coaches are looking for players who may have the following skills:
At the middle school level, our expectations of athletes increase. We typically attract athletes who have committed significant time and effort towards basketball. This is the age at which athletes are honing individual skills and learning intermediate/advanced team concepts in preparation to play high school basketball. Our teams will place greater emphasis on winning and on competing at the highest level possible. Although we expect our coaches to provide game opportunities for all members of their team throughout the season, coaches are not required to provide equal playing time to all members of the team. In a competitive game, coaches are given the autonomy to decide which players give their team the best opportunity to win.
At the high school level, we typically attract athletes who have committed significant time and effort towards basketball. Most of these players have played several years of club basketball and participate in their high school basketball programs. Some of these athletes may aspire to play basketball at the collegiate level. We find that our high school players have a high commitment level, strong work ethic, and eagerness to learn and compete against the best teams in our region. Our high school teams will place greater emphasis on winning and on competing at the highest level possible. Although we expect our coaches to provide game opportunities for all members of their team throughout the season, coaches are not required to provide equal playing time to all members of the team. In a competitive game, coaches are given the autonomy to decide which players give their team the best opportunity to win. When assessing talent, Coaches are looking for players who may have the following skills: