Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Cedarcrest Select Basketball Season?
The primary CSB season known as Winter Season runs from October through the middle of March. 

Who is eligible to play?
Cedarcrest Select Basketball is open to all players in 4th through 8th grade who reside within the Riverview School District boundaries.

Why is an AAU Extended Benefits Membership required to participate in tryouts & during the season?
Cedarcrest Select Basketball is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) member program.  As such, membership is required for every athlete and non-athlete participant including any parent who gets involved in helping coaches & working with players in any way.  CSB requires the AAU Extended Benefits Membership for our participants because this level of membership provides coverage for us to use their facilities for events such as open gyms, tryouts,  tournaments and program activities that are not specifically AAU sanctioned events. RSD also requires each participant to have an AAU membership. Athlete and non-athlete memberships are attained at

Do you have any open gym times for the kids to practice before tryouts?
Yes we do, for kids that have their AAU card (see above) we have two open gym opportunities for all ages.Currently on-hold due to gym availability.

When are Tryouts?
Wednesday, October 20th @ Cedarcrest High School
Saturday, October 23rd @ Cedarcrest High School


Girls 3rd/4th & 5th 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Girls 6th, 7th & 8th 6:15 - 7:00 PM
Boys 3rd/4th & 5th 7:15 - 8:00 PM
Boys 6th, 7th & 8th 8:15 - 9:00 PM


Girls 3rd/4th & 5th 1:15 - 2:00 PM
Girls 6th, 7th & 8th 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Boys 3rd/4th & 5th 3:15 - 4:00 PM
Boys 6th 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Boys 7th & 8th 5:15 - 6:00 PM

Two tryout sessions per grade level are offered. Players must attend a minimum of one tryout session but are highly encouraged to attend both if possible.

Can parents watch Tryouts?
CSB Tryouts are closed and are for the players, coaches and evaluators only.

Who are the Evaluators?
CSB Coaches will be doing the player evaluations. There will be at least 5 coaches from across the CSB coaching staff assessing each age bracket.  

How many players are on a roster?
Approximately 10 with a maximum of 12.

How do we know if our child makes a team?
Results will be posted by tryout number on within 48 hours of the completion of tryouts. You must accept your child’s spot on the team by completing the Player Acceptance Registration on the website within 48 hours of notification or your roster position may be offered to another player. All player fees must be paid by end of the 1st week of practice or players will not be allowed to attend practices until such time as payments are settled.

What is the program cost and what does it cover? 
4ththrough 8th grade players -- $350
Player fees cover at least 2 practices/week, 12-14 regular season league games (5th-8th boys play 16 regular season games), 3 tournaments, winter break training, entry fees for the WA State Middle School Basketball Tournament (if applicable) and an end of season celebration.

Approximately $150 (in addition to program fees)
The uniform is a required purchase for all new program players and includes a personalized (last name on the back) a shooting shirt, reversible game jersey, reversible shorts and one reversible numbered practice jersey.  A new uniform does not need to be purchased each year that a player makes a team but rather when a uniform no longer fits a player or when it has reached the end of its life cycle. A shooting shirt is REQUIRED to be purchased every year. This year's uniform fitting will be held on Thursday, October 28th from4-7pm at Cedarcrest High School.

When do practices start?
Practices typically start the 1st week of October, though some teams begin the middle of October.  The team’s coaching staff set each team’s actual start date.

How often do teams practice?
Teams practice for 1.5-2 hours, two to three times a week.

Where do teams practice?
The teams practice in Riverview School District gymnasiums:  Cedarcrest High School, Tolt Middle School, Stillwater Elementary School, Cherry Valley Elementary School and Carnation Elementary School.

What leagues do CSB teams compete in?
All teams play in the Eastside Travel League (ETL).

When do games begin?
Most tournaments start Thanksgiving weekend (girls are not playing Thanksgiving weekend this year, first tournament play will be the weekend before Thanksgiving) and league games begin in December and end with season championships in early March.  For teams that qualify, the WA State Middle School Basketball Championship Tournament follows the completion of league play and takes place during the middle of March.

What tournaments do we enter?
Each coaching staff chooses the tournaments that their team enters.

  • 4th – 8th grade teams participate in three tournaments between Oct & March; previous tournaments have included one on the weekend before Thanksgiving for the girls, Thanksgiving weekend for the boys, one on MLK Weekend and one on President’s day weekend. Tournaments are updated as the season begins. Tournament fees for the three tournaments are included in CSB fees.

What can my child expect in terms of positions and/or playing time?
Player’s positions, starting rotations and playing time are at the discretion of the coaching staff. There is no minimum playing time guarantee beyond league rules. Playing time is determined by many factors including overall skill level, attitude, attendance, respect for coaches & teammates, hustle and game situations.

Is it a problem if my child participates in another sport or activity in addition to basketball during the season?
Communication is the key to success in multi-sport/multi-activity scenarios. It is important to discuss your child’s schedule with all coaches involved prior to accepting an offer to play for CSB. Though an occasional missed practice, game or tournament is acceptable, a player who cannot attend the vast majority of the team’s functions should either not accept a position on the team or should expect their playing time to reflect the missed team activities.

Have additional questions?
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