This page contains more detailed information ONLY about select leagues that the reader may find useful.
The registration fee is $800 per team.
Only six players required to form a team. Fee and initial Select Team Roster and consent forms are due by November 2nd.
Teams have until December 3rd to add additional players.
Other Select Team fees:
• Add player after November 26th: $20
• Add player after the 8th player: $100 (plus late fee if after November 26th)
• Drop (remove) player from a roster: $20
The fee covers numerous expenses. These include a reversible uniform jersey, an 8x10 team photo, gym rental, referees, insurance, equipment needed to conduct games (first aid kits, basketballs, special “drop-down” goals for younger children, custom scoresheets), awards, a commemorative t-shirt for every player, coach certifications, administration, and supplies.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. That being said if the following conditions are satisfied, a select player can request to be reimbursed the effective amount of the scholarship.
Select Teams may only schedule practices AFTER completing team registration.
Practices are held at one of the HEB ISD elementary schools. Each team has two practices a week, typically 6:30-7:45pm (for Junior league teams)
or 7:45-9:00pm (for Major and Senior league teams). Usually, a team shares a gym with another team (half court for each). If a coach selects a Wednesday practice day, typically teams have the full court to themselves.
We do not practice on Weekends.
When possible/practical, practice days, times and sites are assigned based on coach preference, first come, first served. Assignments are confirmed and “contracts” between the school principal and the coach are distributed at the time of team formation.
Practice begins on or after December 5, 2016. If the schools are closed for a holiday (e.g., MLK Holiday, January 19), or a gym is closed for a school event, your coach may try to reschedule practice to some other night or location. We do not practice the week of our post-season tournament.
We plan to use both gyms at four HEB ISD junior high schools. Our season begins Saturday, January 7, 2017. At the start of season (first six games), the first games are scheduled to start around 12:30 PM and last games may conclude as late as 10:00 PM. Later in the season, we start games around 9:30 AM.
For our post-season tournament, games sites are the same however sometimes add another HEB ISD junior high or high school. We expect to start with games on Sunday afternoon, February 28th, play throughout the week at night, and then conclude on Saturday, March 5, with games all day long. Most leagues play “double elimination” with each team surviving until they lose two games. There is no “what if” game should a previously undefeated team lose its first game in the final.
Each league has an awards ceremony following its championship game and every registered player is encouraged to attend.
A select team must have a head coach at the time of team registration. A select team is recommended to have 8 players; however, they may have few as 6 players. Select teams have no maximum number of players.
For Senior League (7th/8th grades), any player (8th grade or below) the may be listed on team roster.
For Junior (3rd/4th grades) and Major (5th/6th grades) Leagues, a select player MUST qualify as one of the following.
Select Team League needs at least 4 teams to be viable.
If insufficient teams register, the league does not make and team registration fee is refunded.
If a Select League makes on November 2nd, no refunds are possible.
Short answer is Maybe. We cannot predict the composition of the teams that choose to register. That being said, it's likely that most if not all players are likely to have playing experience. Consequently, Select Leagues are likely to be more competitive than Draw League.
Regardless of the competition, coaches, parents, and players should consider winning of games as secondary. All can easily agree there are more important things than just winning. The prime emphasis should remain the molding of future high character citizens.
Every coach (head and assistant), each officer, director and commissioner submits an application and we conduct an annual criminal background check. We have a Screening Committee that passes on the qualifications of all of our coaches. Every coach attends a 3-4 hour training session and is “certified” in basketball (the fee is paid by MCBBA) with the National Youth Sports Coaches Association.
Only players and approved coaches (no more than two coaches) may occupy the bench during games.
Prospective coaches should review our Background Check Policy.
We expect children to behave themselves! We expect parents to supervise their children. We expect all fans to conduct themselves properly. Parental signature on the Player Registration Form confirms the parent’s intent to support acceptable behavior of players, player’s families and parents.
Your coach signs a contract with the HEB ISD agreeing there shall be no food, no drinks, no gum, no siblings (brothers and sisters) and no friends in the school’s gym during practice. Parents are welcome. Only registered players and coaches may be on the gym floor, before, during and after practice.
On game day, LEAVE YOUR BASKETBALLS AT HOME! For your safety and for the protection of school property, no person may be in possession of a basketball inside a school we use on game day, at any time or in any place, except during authorized activity on the gym floor.
Harassment of officials by coaches, assistant coaches, players or parents is not tolerated. Game officials – referees and commissioners – are authorized to instruct unruly persons to leave the building, if necessary.
Just as you expect your coach to be on time for games and practices, your coach and teammates expect dependability from players.
The basketball is the 28.5” ball for all leagues EXCEPT for BOYS 7th and 8th grades, which use slightly larger 29½” ball.
|League||Grades|| Goal |
| Free Throw
|Junior||3rd and 4th||8’-6”||13’-6”|
|Major||5th and 6th||10’-0”||15’-0”|
|Senior||7th and 8th||10’-0”||15’-0”|
Note that once a team registers and submits their Select Team Roster, players can come in person on October 28th (or November 4th if league "makes") to fill out consent form with their parents. We have samples of all jersey sizes so players can find their correct size. There is no cost to submit a select player consent form.
LOCATION of in-person registration is pending. Please check back for details.
October 28th – Noon to 6:00 PM
Starts October 28th and ends November 2nd
On-line registration requires a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit/debit card. Note: We are not able to accept American Express cards.
No player may be added to team roster after Sunday, December 3rd.