2013-2014 Fall/Winter Select Basketball
Tryout Dates and Times
3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls - Monday, March 25th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls - Monday, March 25th - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5th and 6th Grade Boys and Girls - Tuesday, March 26th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Why the OSA Select Basketball Program
Leadership/Coaching: The OSA Select Basketball program is coordinated by Charles Thompson, who has been coaching for OSA for three years. Bob Franzese, OSA General Manager and long time Omaha basketball coach, also has a direct hand in this program. Our coaches are highly qualified and generally do not have children playing on the team. The vast majority of our 2012-2013 coaches are returning next year!
Practices: You can count on OSA team practices to be crisp, professionally run, and fun! While games are important, we feel that players are ultimately made on the practice floor. Our staff of highly qualified and trained coaches will take your child's game to the next level! Having our own facility allows us to have a consistent practice schedule. For example this past year, there were numerous occasions where schools were closed and we still practiced!
Summer and Fall Skill Sessions: We agree with Roy Williams, coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, when he states that “Teams are made during the season and players are made during the off season.” Our summer skills sessions, summer camp, and fall skills sessions are designed to do the following:
- Teach a consistent skill set to everyone in the program
- Teach a consistent schematic set to all teams in the program
- Give players direction as to what they exactly should be working on to improve their skills.
Ultimately, our work during the summer will define us as a program!
Open Gym guarantee: During the fall, winter, and spring, we will reserve one and a half courts for open gym from the time school gets out until OSA programming begins. Over the summer, we will run open gym for 3 hours per day for 4-5 days during the week. We will not rent out that portion of our facility or otherwise make use of it. It will be specifically reserved for you to shoot around, play pickup games, etc, and we hope your child will make use of it!
OSA Select Loyalty Program: We offer all current OSA players the opportunity to reserve a spot in the following year's Select Program and bypass the tryout process. Players who participate in the Loyalty Program will be guaranteed a spot on an OSA team the following year, although not necessarily the same team as the previous season.
Process for Selecting Teams: Following tryouts, we will have 38 – 40 players (four teams) in each boys' age group and 18-20 players (two teams) in each girls' age group. Once the summer skills clinics and summer camps have been completed and players have been further evaluated, players will be divided into their respective teams. Teams will be announced online.
Select Refund Policy