Knights Basketball FAQ

What is the Kamiak Select Feeder program?

The Mukilteo Knights Select Basketball Program was formed to prepare young, aspiring, boys’ and girls’ basketball players for high school level play, and prepare players who plan to attend Kamiak High School. It is designed for boys and girls who are looking to receive more training, play more games and play at a higher competition level than the boys and girls club or YMCA offers.

 

What is a "feeder" program?
Feeder programs limit participation to players that will attend a specific high school, so the Knights Basketball Club teams are only for players who live in the Kamiak High School attendance area.

 

How does this differ from an "AAU" program?
The biggest difference is that AAU programs have no geographic limits on where they source their players. Knights is a high school feeder program, focusing on developing players to play at Kamiak High School.  We provide a highly competitive basketball experience and preparation for high school basketball. In addition, AAU teams typically play in the spring/summer.

 

How does this differ from a recreational program like YMCA or Boys & Girls Club? 
Recreational programs typically do not have tryouts and tend to offer fewer practices, trainings and games with varying levels of coaching. Recreational programs will have a lower level of competition.

 

Who is eligible to play?
Boys and Girls in grades 4th - 8th that live within the Kamiak High School attendance area.

 

What teams do you offer?

Boys’ grades 4-8.

Girls grades 5-8.

 

When are tryouts?

Tryouts for the boy’s program will be the week of September 19

Tryouts for the girl’s program will be the week of September 26

 

What do I need to do to have my child be eligible for tryouts?

You need to register your child through the Kamiak Feeder program website. https://www.knightsbasketball.net

In addition, 1 guardian shall come to tryouts and sign a waiver.  Waiver is available here:

 

Do you allow parents to coach? Who are the coaches?
Our priority is to find quality coaches that can coach the game and be positive role models. If a person fits those qualifications and happens to be a parent, we are open to having them coach. You will meet your grade level coach at tryouts. We are always looking for people that are interested in coaching, please let us know!

How many players will be on the team? How many teams per grade level?

There is 1 team per grade level and the rosters typically have 8-11 players.

 

How will the team be determined?

During tryouts, players will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skill with ball handling, shooting, passing, listening, teamwork, leadership, fitness, speed/agility, and basketball game play. We also consider team makeup and player fit with the team and organization.  Multiple assessors will evaluator during tryouts and decisions will be based off a collaborative effort between all the assessors.

 

How will we be notified of who makes the team?

You will receive an email from the boys or girl’s director within 24 hours of the last tryout day.

 

How much does it cost?

$550 player fee for 2022. Player fees for 2022 includes at least 2 tournaments, Knights program shooting shirt and a hoodie and covers gym rentals, leagues, referee costs, equipment and administrative fees.

 

In addition to the player fee, there is a uniform fee for each player that does not have a uniform (or for returning players that would like to purchase a new size). The uniform fee covers a jersey and pair of shorts. 

 

First payment (1/2) is due on October 15. The remaining balance is due November 15.

 

Are players guaranteed playing time? Is playing time equal?
Playing time is earned based on each player's effort, attention, commitment, and ability displayed in practice and in games. Players with the best ability to combine these skills will receive the greatest amount of playing time. Playing time is at the discretion of the coach.

Can my 2nd or 3rd grader try out for the 4th grade team? Do you allow players to “play up”?

A 2nd or 3rd grader can try out for the 4th grade boys’ team since there isn’t a team at those grade levels. A 3rd or 4th grader can try out for the 5th grade girls’ team since there isn’t a team at those grade levels.

Once players reach grade 4 (boys) and grade 5 (girls) they will play with their grade level. Since this is a select feeder program, it is important to foster the development of each grade level group of players.   

 

When is the season? Where do you practice? How many games do you play?
The season runs from September through March. Teams will practice twice a week, play in leagues and tournaments. Each team will play roughly 30 games against other feeder and AAU teams. The season concludes with the state tournament in Spokane, for qualifying teams. Travel is a possibility and would be an additional cost.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please send an email to mukilteobasketballclub@gmail.com