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When does the BCJSA basketball season take place?
The BCJSA winter basketball season typically runs from November thru February.  There will be a kickoff camp for all players towards the end of October when Fall sports are coming to an end, practices will begin the first week of November, regular season games will begin after the Thanksgiving break, and the post-season tournament will take place towards the end of February.

What basketball league does BCJSA participate in?
All BCJSA teams will play in the Jefferson County Basketball Conference which includes teams mostly from the south metro area.  (Bear Creek, Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Green Mountain, Columbine, Golden, Green Mountain, etc.)  The Jeffco Basketball Conference offers both competitive and recreational divisions for boys and girls grades 3-8.

What are the registration deadlines?
Registration for the winter basketball season opens on 9/1 and remains open until 10/31.  

Does registration guarantee placement on a team?
BCJSA is a 100% volunteer-run organization, including all directors and coaches.  Because BCJSA depends on volunteers unfortunately there are some circumstances that arise which will result in kids not being able to be placed on a team.    If there are no volunteers to coach a team then parents will be notified towards the end of October and all registration fees will be refunded in full.  There is no additional consideration for team placement given for parents who register early.  Volunteering to coach is the best way to ensure your child gets placed on a team.  During registration there will be an option for you to designate if you are willing to coach if needed.  

Are there "try-outs" for team placement?
Team rosters are formed entirely at the discretion of the head coach.  Roster sizes will vary from 8-10 kids per team, and there may be multiple teams at any given grade level.  (i.e. If 16 4th grade boys register and there is only 1 volunteer coach then a "try-out" will take place to cut down to 10 kids for a single team, but if there are 2 volunteer coaches then we will have 2 teams with 8 kids each and all kids will be placed on a team.)  The kickoff camp at the start of the season is the time when coaches will have an opportunity to observe the skill level of the kids on their team to make sure they are playing in a division at the appropriate level.  It is not enjoyable for kids to play at a level that is either too difficult or too easy for their skill level.

Is the pre-season kickoff camp mandatory?
No.  We understand that not every kid will be able to make it to the camp on the date that is provided.  Not attending the camp does not mean that your kid will not be able to participate.  All returning players are encouraged to attend because it is a fun way to start the season.  All new players are encouraged to come because it is the best way for coaches to assess their skill level and make sure they are placed on the appropriate team.

What days/times/locations will teams practice?
Practice days/times are at the discretion of the head coach.  Gym time for practices is rented from schools in the area - Denver Christian, Carmody MS, and Kendrick Lakes Elementary are the primary practice facilities.  Practices are 1.5 hrs each, and in most cases the younger teams (grades 3-5) will practice from 6-7:30pm, and the older teams (grades 6-8) will practice from 7:30-9pm.  Practices may be scheduled on any day M-F as determined by your coach.  The practice schedule for your team will be provided several weeks in advance for planning purposes.  All teams will be provided 2-3 practices per week, depending on game schedules.

What days/times/locations will games take place?
Regular season games may take place any day of the week except Sunday.  Games on M-F will not be scheduled any earlier than 5:15pm start time, or any later than 9pm start time.  (9pm games will typically only be scheduled on Fridays.)  Saturday games may be scheduled as early as 8am.  All Bear Creek home games will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at BC High School or Denver Christian.  Locations and days for all "away" games will be determined by the facilities that are rented by that program.  Game schedules will be finalized and released on 11/21.  Considerations for school events (such as 6th grade outdoor lab, or Christmas concerts/recitals) must be communicated by your coach no later than 11/1.

Any additional questions?
For any other questions not covered above please reach out to Gabe Muniz (BCJSA Basketball Director) at [email protected] or (720) 315-8990.   


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