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.