The program is designed to enable aspiring high school basketball players an opportunity to compete and learn the game alongside like minded players. Depending on the number of kids who tryout, available coaches and league restrictions we will assemble grade level feeder teams to play in multiple leagues and tournaments. Our philosophy of teaching and coaching emphasizes developing athletes for the long term. Practices and skills training sessions will focus heavily on fundamental skills development while nurturing an instinct to play the game understanding essential team concepts.
Skills training sessions are encouraged to compliment team practices to ensure players are developing the necessary skills and fundamentals based on a progression established by the Jr. Eagles coaches with guidance from high school and college coaches.
FEES AND REFUND POLICIES
Costs associated with this will be shared by the teams and specifically the individual players participating in the program. After tryouts are complete and players have been assigned to their respective teams players will be responsible for paying the Club and TLP (Tournament, Leagues and Practices) fees. Club Fees will cover services, insurance and operational fees incurred by the club. TLP (Tournaments, Leagues and Practices) fees include any league, tournaments or practices included for each team in the program. Costs are itemized out each year with a summary sent to each participating family. Our goal is to keep costs down while providing the greatest learning and competitive environment for the players.
Jr. Eagles Basketball has a NO REFUND policy. All moneys collected are allocated toward a shared cost of operations or fees associated based on the number of kids per team or age division. We understand there are unforeseen circumstances in which a player may not be able to participate. For this reason, Jr. Eagles Basketball may offer a ONE time transfer to another season.
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAMS AND FEES
Note: *Based on the number of games played. Pricing will vary depending on the size of the team as well the number of tournaments entered and practices scheduled.
2nd & 3rd GRADE PROGRAM
Having established a basic understanding of entry level fundamentals and skills, our emphasis will shift towards competitive drills and skills development opportunities allowing the players to experience game like conditions and build a basketball “instinct”. These teams will likely compete in the CNR league. Practices will likely be held one night per week with an optional skills training session also available. Games will be played on Saturday or Sunday for CNR League.
4th – 5th GRADE PROGRAM
At this level teams will begin experiencing competitive tournaments and more competitive league opportunities. These teams will likely compete in a CNR Fall League during (September – October) and CNR Winter League (November – March). Practices will likely be held two nights per week. Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays.
6th – 7th GRADE PROGRAM
As the level of competition continues to improve these teams will be continue to compete in appropriate tournaments and leagues allowing players to be properly tested. Teams will compete in a CNR Fall (Sept / Oct) and Winter (Nov – March) league. Team practices will likely be held two nights per week. Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays.
8th GRADE PROGRAM
Learning to compete and play the game of basketball against the best competition available will be the focus for players at this level. Understanding terminology and becoming a student of the game, specifically their personal game, will be emphasized. Teams will compete in a CNR league up until the MSHSAA basketball season begins. During the MSHSAA basketball season our 8th Grade Jr. Eagles teams will suspend all practices and games to allow students at Frontier Middle the opportunity to pursue playing for the Middle School team. Practices will be held at least two nights per week with additional skills training sessions encouraged. Games will be played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays with occasional Friday night games. We will then resume with an 8th grade Jr. Eagles team for the January – March portion of the CNR Winter league.
Uniforms may have minor changes from year to year. Our goal is to keep the same styles and uniforms to minimize costs from year to year.
KEY PROGRAM COSTS (Explanation)
The CNR League is priced on a per game basis at a rate of $75 per game per team.
Most of our teams are expected to play in two or three tournaments during the season. Some teams may elect to play in more than three tournaments, and will be asked to share the cost of the entry fee across the participating players. We budget each tournament will cost us $200 – $300 per entry.
The Wentzville School District will be charging our teams $30 per hour for court rental at Frontier Middle School and Prairie View Elementary School. We will also be renting time at the Lombardo All-American Athlete Center at a rate of $35 per hour.
The program maintains an insurance policy with eSportsinsurance at a cost of $2,250.
Additionally the program will use TeamSnap to manage rosters, uniform orders and in season day to day management of teams. TeamSnap will be your resource for accessing practice schedules and game schedules. TeamSnap costs $1,350 annually.
The mission/purpose of the Jr. Eagles Basketball program isn’t to produce a profit. We operate the program as a break even entity, trying our best to provide our kids a best in class learning environment in the most affordable manner possible.