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SUMMER HOOPS

What is SUmmer basketbalL?

Our summer basketball program is essentially a second season of practices and tournaments focused on developing the skill level and athleticism of our participants.  Roster size is limited and there will be a tryout process to make one of our summer teams.  The summer program is an opportunity to improve and does not reflect a player's chances of making a team during the regular school season.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Tryouts for summer basketball will occur on different dates depending on your grade level.

  • Incoming 10th-12th graders will tryout on May 28th and May 29th from 6:00-8:30pm.

  • Incoming 9th graders will tryout on June 5th and June 6th from 6:15-8:15pm.

 

Throughout June, players will participate in practices and weekend competitions.  See the calendar for the most detailed and updated information regarding our schedule.

VARSITY

 6/1-6/2: Curtis Shootout

 6/7-6/9: Titanic Clash

 6/15-6/16: War of the Border

6/21-6/23: Gonzaga Team Camp

6/29-6/30: WIBCA Scholastic Event

JV

6/7-6/9: Titanic Clash

6/15: Scappoose Shootout

6/21-6/23: Gonzaga Team Camp

6/29-6/30: University of Portland

FRESHMEN

6/7-6/9: Titanic Clash

6/15: Scappoose Shootout

6/21-6/23: Gonzaga Team Camp

6/29-6/30: University of Portland

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

The basketball program supports students that are interested in multiple sports and activities.  The coaching staff tries to coordinate with other school coaches during June but conflicts do happen.  Remember that summer basketball is an optional experience and is not required.  If there are potential conflicts that you know about in advance, please contact Coach Josephson to discuss a solution.

The costs for summer basketball will depend on the team your son plays with.  The cost for a practice jersey is $52.50.  The five varsity events will cost $430.  This does not include hotels.  The cost for the four events that our junior varsity and freshmen teams will compete in is $415.

Payment is required by June 7th upon being selected for a team.  Payments can be made online or by delivering a check made out to "Camas High School" at the ASB office.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

In order to participate in the summer basketball program, students must be registered online through Camas High School for the 2024-2025 season of basketball.  Registration will open on May 20th.  A copy of an up-to-date physical is also required to be submitted to the athletic office.  This must be verified by the athletic office before students are allowed to tryout!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will players be notified about the results of tryouts?
The coaching staff will do their best to personally speak with players.  The accelerated pace of summer basketball necessitates that most players will learn about roster selections by receiving an email and/or checking the team website by 11:00pm after the second day of tryouts.
 
How many players will be allowed to participate?

Unfortunately, the number of interested players always exceeds the number of roster spots available.  We strive to keep team rosters to 8-12 players.  The basketball program has supported additional teams in the past.  This is based on multiple factors including player demand as well as our ability to register for competitive events, schedule open gym space, and staff qualified coaches to additional teams.

When will we figure out the weekend schedules?
The coaching staff will notify families as soon as we get information regarding game times for the various tournaments.  This information will be posted on the website calendar as well as sent out in weekly emails. Unfortunately, due to the tournament nature of weekend events, game times are often dependent on the results from the first day of competition.

My son can't participate this June.  Does this mean they will be cut in the winter?
No!  Everyone has five months to get ready for the upcoming season.  The decisions for our winter teams will be based on what your son demonstrates to the coaching staff in November.  Summer basketball certainly provides an advantage.  Players are receiving a season's worth of games while training in the offensive and defensive strategies of the high school program.  However, what is done in the remaining months leading up to next season will ultimately be the difference maker.

How will my son be transported to weekend events?
The school district does not provide transportation for summer basketball.  It is a good idea to set up carpool arrangements when teams are determined.

Will you have anything else planned for the rest of the summer?
After our summer season concludes, the basketball program will continue to provide development opportunities for players in July.  These sessions are much more informal.  All of the scheduled high school activities will be open to anyone in the Camas school district free of charge with no advanced registration required.  Check our schedule on the team website for updates regarding these additional events.

Are players required to help at the summer youth camp?
We do hope that our summer participants are willing and able to represent the basketball program at our annual youth camp. Many of the players now in our program benefited from this same experience and we hope they are excited to pay it forward by inspiring the next generation of hoopers in Camas!  Our youth camp will have two sessions to help with on July 15th-July 17th.  The younger ages are from 9:00am to 11:30am and the older ages are from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

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