FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is the Blue Chip Jr NBA League Structured?
Currently, BC Jr NBA league activities consist of a Spring (Mar-May), Summer (Jun-Aug), Fall (Oct-Dec) League of all grade levels with divisions generally separated by age. Then we participate in the Winter season (Jan-Feb) League where we have our 4th-8th Grade tournament test teams and some competitive rec teams compete with 120+ teams throughout North Florida in the North Florida Basketball League (NFBL) separated strictly by grade. For Winter our 9th-12th grade players play in Jr NBA High School normally separated into JV and Varsity divisions.
Typically, every season, our K-6th grade players who do not yet have the fundamental skills for 5v5 full court basketball are placed in our Ballers Developmental Academy where they may train for 1 or more seasons to prepare them for competitive play. Normally these players practice in the gym as a group on Wednesdays and then practice and play instructional 3v3 & 4v4 games on Fri nights and/or Saturday mornings in the gym.
The rest of the BC Jr NBA league is a mix of recreational and competitive players playing competitive basketball. Based on the registration mix of individual players, preformed and club teams who may register, age-based divisions are formed and the goal is to split divisions as evenly as possible and to potentially move teams around after the first or 2nd week of games. Our goal is to have all games be as close as possible, but this is a very competitive league, so if you or your player are unable to emotionally handle wide-margin wins or losses and /or extremely competitive play and maintain a high level of sportsmanship, then you may want to look at some of the other sports programs in the area.
How Does the Blue Chip Elite Intense Development Program Player Pool Work?
As players begin to play basketball at Blue Chip and at other programs in the area and are looking to play the game more competitively and/or at a higher level of individual and team skill. We will provide them with multiple paths with one of those paths being training in our Intense Development Player pool.
Generally, players are invited to try out and be evaluated as a fit in the current player pool mix. When they make it into the pool they pay a monthly fee to train and showcase in the gym. As they train and improve they are evaluated and may begin receiving offers to play on our teams in club v club games, Jr NBA League, NFLBL, Club v Club, local and AAU travel tournaments.
How much does it cost?
Costs vary based on the size and configuration of the activity and the associated costs of the particular activity.
The BASE BC IDP program currently consists of a monthly $25 membership and $100-150 practice plan based on the particular player pool (age/grade) and average session time.
Our Blue Chip Jr NBA Basketball Season GAMES ONLY registration typically costs $250-350. Squad practices in gym costs vary based on facility and coach requirements but typically run and additional $75-$350
AAU & Club Tournaments and other leagues we may participate in vary in cost based on location and format. Usually $95-400.
Blue Chip game and practice uniforms average $100 are high-quality reversible and are used for a 12-month period from Spring to Spring season for games and an additional 12 months as the primary practice uniform.