Damascus Cougars Select Basketball
Players: Boys & Girls Teams
Grades: 5th – 8th Grade
Season: October (Tryouts) – Mid March
Players in grades 4th-8th will be a part of our Cougars Basketball program. During the winter season there are two levels that players may choose from, recreational or select. Cougars Select will hold tryouts for all grade levels 5th-8th, both boys and girls. Players that opt to tryout for a Cougars Select team that are not selected may also decide to play on a Cougars Rec team. Players that are not sure which level they want to play should plan to attend select tryouts in October (Dates to be announced). Tryouts take place before the registration deadline for Cougars Rec teams. Any families that need help to determine the appropriate level for their player may also contact the commissioner for additional information and recommendations.
The Cougars select team option is for players looking for a higher level of competition. Cougars select teams will play in the Montgomery County Rising Star league. The select option requires more of a time commitment. Teams will practice twice a week for a total of three hours, and games are on the weekends, typically Saturday and Sunday. Games are held all over Montgomery County and often require more travel time than the recreational teams. Tryouts will be held for every grade level 5th-8th, both boys and girls. It is our goal to field a team at every grade level. However, some grade levels may be combined if there are not enough select level players at a particular grade level. The commissioner will have the final word on players that want to “play up” with an older grade level team. Additionally the commissioner has the final say on whether a particular team is skilled enough to participate in the Rising Star select league. Select coaches may request to play in a league outside of Rising Star; this will be a joint decision between the coach and commissioner. There is no cost to tryout. Players who are selected to the join the team will be sent an email link where they will accept the invitation and pay for the season.
The cost to play Cougars Select is $185 per player. The cost of the reversible jersey and shorts is $65 per player. Players who do not have a jersey from the last winter Rising Star season MUST purchase a jersey. Players who did participate last winter may wear their same jersey without purchasing a new set.