Youth Basketball for the Sycamore Coummunity School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades Boys and Girls Basketball

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SAC Basketball provides more competitive programs for talented boys and girls that are motivated to improve their basketball skills and are interested in playing advanced competition. If your child is in grades 3-6, they are eligible to try out for one of our many Select teams. Open tryouts are held in early October to evaluate players and determine which players have the potential to be successful in these programs.  Players of like skill are placed on teams based on the evaluation of our tryout coordinator and their staff.  During tryouts, players take part in drills that will help us to access their skill level. In addition to these skills, players participate in various 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 scrimmages.


Q: Who is eligible to play on a Select basketball team?
A: Any 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grader who lives in the Sycamore School District.

Q: What happened to 3rd-grade RecPlus?
A: SAC is has determined that it is better for the kids and the program for kids interested in more competitive play to join a Select league. We believe that playing 20 games with the same kids and rules provides a better experience for the kids to develop and learn. 

Q: If I have questions about your Select program, who should I contact?
A: Please contact or  for boys or Brittany Christerson for any girl's questions.

Q: What is the advantage of playing on a Select team?
A: Select teams get more practice time to work on skill development and game strategy. In addition, Select teams play tougher competition in league play.  Teams will play 20 regular-season games as opposed to 10 regular-season games for recreational teams, and will typically play in a few tournaments throughout the year.

Q: Does it cost more to play on a Select team?
A: Yes. Select players currently pay an additional fee per season.

Q: Can my child play up a grade?

A: All players must attend the Select try out for their current grade.

Q: Does my child need to attend both nights of tryouts?
A: The SAC Board highly recommends that players attend both nights of Select tryouts. However, if a player cannot attend one night of tryouts or is injured, the SAC Board has the discretion to place the player on a Select team. 

Q: How will the results of the tryouts be communicated and when?
A: SAC Board members and try out evaluators will meet to process evaluations and put together the teams. Once all teams have been finalized, results are posted on our website typically no later than the Sunday evening after tryouts are complete.

Q: What if my child does not make a Select team?
A: Your child will automatically be put in our draft and placed on a Recreational team.


Q: What does the 3rd-grade BOYS Select schedule look like this year?

A: The past 2 years SAC had a Rec Plus team for 3rd Grade which played both a 10 game Sycamore schedule as well as a 20 game city league schedule.  It was thought to be too many games for this age athlete and this year, the Rec Plus team will be renamed 3rd Grade Select A.  If interest and talent permit, there may also be a 3rd Grade Select B team.  Any player who plays select will NOT play in the Sycamore in house league and therefore will only play a 20 game season plus tournament(s).