Seattle Select High Academic Team Tryouts
Spring and Summer 2018

Please Note: All players must register before tryouts. Please read all the information on this page. The link to register for tryouts is at the bottom of the page.

High School Tryouts:  We hold a 3.5 GPA standard, but we will allow 3.0 GPA players to tryout, and will consider them based on their character, skill, and fit.  If you make the team with a 3.0-3.4 GPA and show improvement in your grades then you can remain on the team for the Summer.  There will be one day of open tryouts, then we will hold a 2nd invite only tryout the following week.  If you can’t make the open tryout because your team is at state, then please contact Chase Young.  

HS Boys Team Tryouts Monday Feb. 26th

  • 9th Grade 5-6pm
  • 10th Grade 6-7pm
  • 11th Grade 7-8pm
  • 12th Grade 8-9pm

Tryouts are located at Calvary Christian Assembly Church – 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA. 98115

Youth Tryouts: Our Youth teams only have 1 day of tryouts.  Teams will be formed quickly and we will kick off the season on March 8th.  There is no GPA requirement for our youth teams, however we do stress the importance of classroom excellence.

Youth Boys Team Tryouts Tuesday Feb. 27th

  • 4th/5th Grade 4-5pm
  • 6th Grade 5-6pm
  • 7th Grade 6-7pm
  • 8th Grade 7-8pm

Tryouts are located at Calvary Christian Assembly Church – 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA. 98115

High Academic Unsigned Senior Team Class of 2018

Season Length: March-May

  • 1 Team practice and 1 team training per week
  • 2 Tournaments
  • 4 Out of state exposure camps (only Oregon is included in team fee)
  • $1000/season (Includes uniform)

Our 12th grade High Academic Unsigned Senior team is coached by one of NW’s best and most renown basketball trainers, Donald Watts. This is the first time forming an unsigned senior team but we have come up with a great circuit for them with a mix of 4 out of state exposure camps where they will play in front of hundreds of coaches and 2 tournaments in the NW. Their season is much shorter running March-May. This is the final period for late applications and we will work hard to help get them connected with coaches and programs before the Summer.

12th Grade Dates
WCE LA Spring HA Camp Mar 23-24th
Rotary NETS Apr 6-8th
Dallas Unsigned Senior Camp Apr 20-22nd
WCE Vegas Unsigned Camp Apr 28-29th
Oregon High Academic Camp May 25th
The Hoop Memorial Day Classic May 26-28th

High Academic 17u Class of 2019

Season Length: March-July (June is off)

  • 1 Team practice and 1 team training per week
  • 9 Tournaments
  • 5 Out of state exposure camps (Optional)
  • $1300/season (Includes uniform and gear)

Our 11th grade 17u High Academic team is coached by the founder of Seattle Select, Chase Young. This elite high academic team will compete as one of the top teams in the NW. Their schedule includes a quality circuit of exposure tournaments and camps through Ryan Silver’s West Coast Elite. During the Spring, in addition to NW events, they will travel to Los Angeles for the WCE SoCal Hoop Review, and Las Vegas for the WCE Spring Classic. In the Summer the team will travel to Los Angeles for the WCE Summer Classic and Elite 100 Camp, then to Las Vegas for the High Academic Super Bowl exposure camp and the final NCAA viewing tournament of the year. Our attendance as a “high academic team” to these exposure events gives our student-athletes an edge and platform to be recruited. Besides skill development and team fundamentals, we help them maximize their accomplishments in the classroom with their skills as a basketball player to open doors to higher academic colleges. We focus on the right exposure, not unrealistic exposure. Most players and parents are left scrambling to get unrealistic exposure to major DI schools. Our student-athletes are given 5 options to attend high academic and elite camps which host hundreds of college coaches from DI-DIII. Coach Young has attended these camps for years and has networked with hundreds of high academic coaches who follow his teams every year. Many of these coaches attend Chase Young and Ryan Silver’s NW High Academic Showcase at Bellevue College in September.

11th Grade Dates
WCE LA Spring HA Camps Mar 23-24th
Rotary NETS Apr 6-8th
NW Premier Spring Showcase Apr 20-22nd
WCE NorCal Spring Showcase Apr 27-29th
The Hoop Greater Seattle Shootout May 18-20th
Oregon High Academic Camp May 25th
The Hoop Memorial Day Classic May 26-28th
Yale Elite Camp June 1-3rd
Seattle U Elite Camp June
Battle in Seattle July 6-8th
NW Premier Summer Showcase July 13-15th
WCE Elite Summer Classic / Elite 100 Camp July 20-22nd
WCE Las Vegas Super Bowl Camp July 23-24th
Las Vegas Classic July 25-29th

High Academic 15u-class of 2021 and 16u-class of 2020

Season Length: March-July (June is off)

  • 1 Team practice and 1 team training per week
  • 8 Tournaments
  • 5 Out of state exposure camps (Optional)
  • $1300/season (Includes uniform and gear)

Our 9th and 10th grade High Academic teams are coached by Zac Townsend (9th Grade) and Luke Hamlin (10th Grade). These teams are formed by selecting elite student-athletes from around the NW. Besides skill development and team fundamentals, our focus on these teams will be to give them a direction and knowledge about the recruiting process and the importance of their efforts in the classroom. We help them maximize their accomplishments in the classroom with their skills as a basketball player to open doors to higher academic colleges. We focus on the right exposure, not unrealistic exposure. Most players and parents are behind and left scrambling to get unrealistic exposure to DI schools. Our student-athletes are given 5 options to attend high academic and elite camps which host hundreds of college coaches. Coach Young has attended these camps for years and has networked with hundreds of high academic coaches who all follow our teams throughout the season. Our attendance as a “high academic team” to these exposure events gives our student-athletes an edge and confidence. Their travel tournaments consist of Yakima, Salem and Las Vegas.

9th and 10th Grade Dates
WCE LA Spring HA Camp Mar 23-24th
Rotary NETS Apr 6-8th
NW Premier Spring Showcase Apr 20-22nd
Best In The West May 4-6th
The Hoop Greater Seattle Shootout May 18-20th
Oregon High Academic Camp May 25th
The Hoop Memorial Day Classic May 26-28th
Yale Elite Camp June 1-3rd
Seattle U Elite Camp June
Battle in Seattle July 6-8th
NW Premier Summer Showcase July 13-15th
WCE Elite 100 Camp July 20-22nd
WCE Las Vegas Super Bowl Camp July 23-24th
Las Vegas Classic July 25-29th

High Academic Youth Teams 4th-8th Grade Boys

Season Length: March-July

  • 1 Team practice and 1 team training per week
  • 9 Tournaments
  • 2 Exposure/Skills camps (Optional)
  • $1000/season (does not include uniform and gear)

Our youth program is designed to give an equal balance of training, practices, games, and life lessons to help develop their skills, teamwork, and passion for the sport. Our aim is to prepare these young student-athletes with the tools to be successful on and off the court at the next level. There is no GPA requirement for our youth teams, but we do stress the importance of classroom excellence. The teams will compete in local tournaments as well as travel trips to Yakima, Salem, and Las Vegas. This is a great program to help inspire your student-athlete to compete in the classroom, become more coachable, learn fundamentals, play team basketball, and prepare them for HS.

4th-8th Grade Dates
EBC Washington Camp Mar 2-3rd
Stars Classic Mar 24-25th
SYB April Assist Apr 14-15th
WTA Spring Fever Apr 21-22nd
Best In The West (Yakima) May 4-6th
The Hoop Memorial Day Classic (Salem) May 26-28th
EBC Challenge June 16-17th
Position Development Camp June
Battle in Seattle July 6-8th
NW Premier Summer Showcase July 13-15th
Las Vegas Classic (Vegas) July 25-29

Practices

Practices are once a week at our home gym in Seattle. Teams will be paired with another team to help with scrimmage and competition. Practices are 1.5 hours long.

HS Team Practices on Mondays Starting Mar 12th

  • 9th Grade 5-6:30pm
  • 10th Grade 5-6:30pm
  • 11th Grade 6:30-8pm
  • 12th Grade 6:30-8pm

Youth Team Practices on Tuesdays Starting Mar 13th

  • 4th Grade 5-6pm
  • 5th Grade 6-7:30pm
  • 6th Grade 6-7:30pm
  • 7th Grade 7:30-9pm
  • 8th Grade 7:30-9pm

Team Training

Each week our student-athletes will train with coach Chase Young and other Seattle Select team coaches on different positions, skills, concepts, and homework. This unique way of diverse training allows all our student-athletes to improve their skills for all positions. These team training sessions are at Calvary Christian Assembly Church on Thursdays.

  • Week 1 – Point Guard and Leadership
  • Week 2 – Shooting and Perimeter Attacking
  • Week 3 – Post and Zone Attacking
  • Week 4 – Defense and Pick and Rolls
  • Repeats each month with more advanced moves

 

Team Training

  • 4th-6th 4-5:30
  • 7th-8th 5-6:30pm
  • 9th-10th 6:30-8pm
  • 11th-12th 7:30-9pm

Strength and Mobility with Coach Mike Knight

During our weekly team training coach Mike Knight will help our student-athletes build their core strength and mobility for 30 minutes. Our team members will learn how to stretch and strengthen their own bodies to help prevent injury and maximize their athleticism. Michael Knight played basketball professionally in Europe, Asia, and several American leagues as well as numerous tour teams in the Netherlands and Belgium. He is a certified trainer who comes from a rich training culture in Seattle, studying under the world renown trainer Tim Manson (www.r3bartraining.com); training extensively with numerous NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS and European/ Asian league professional basketball players. Tim and Michael are launching a revolutionary fitness product available this spring called the R3BAR; specializing in core stabilization, connected strength/mobility, body awareness, injury reduction and realignment.

Speed and Agility with Coach Norris Frederick

During the month of April, Team USA Track and Field long jumper Norris Frederick will be teaching our student-athletes how to increase their speed and agility. At the University of Washington Norris became an 11x NCAA All American, a 5x Conference Champion, and 3x West Region Male Athlete of the Year, and the most decorated athlete in Washington State history. He was able to accomplish all of this while earning his Bachelors Degree in informatics and his Masters Degree in marketing.Upon his graduation from the University of Washington in 2008, Norris turned professional in the sport of track & field. Since turning professional Norris has been a 3x indoor bronze medalist for Team USA.

Thursdays

  • 4th-8th Grade 5-5:30pm
  • 9th-12th Grade 7:30-8pm