Spring 2019 Registration is Open!
It’s a new year and this coming Spring will mark the NCA’s 7th season of basketball for girls, 3rd - 11th grades. As in the past, the NCA’s staff will be comprised of High School coaches from throughout Sonoma County, focusing on team concepts, player development and a quality experience. Community interest has been amazing, and we are eager to get things going again with current members and new ones.
Both the “Academy” and “Travel Team” level programs will continue over the Spring season. Players interested “only” in the Academy level workouts will be able to register via our easy on-line process beginning January 13th, same as before (see registration link below or visit the website). For players interested in joining a Travel Team, adjustments have been made to streamline the club’s initial assessment and registration process. Registration for Travel now requires only one step, after assessments. Details have been provided below regarding both programs.
For further information regarding our easy on-line registration, along with an outline of our Academy and Travel level programs, please visit the NCA website at www.thenorcalacademy.org.
Our staff is here to help. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Ø On-line Academy Registration
o Open to girls currently in 3rd to 11th grades
o All members must register to participate in the academy
§ Cost is $280 / player
§ Covers 20 workout sessions over 10 weeks (2 trainings per week)
§ Workouts begin the week of March 11th to May 13th
· Each workout will be approximately 1 ½ hours long
· Focus on skill building & player development
§ Includes an NCA practice jersey & AAU card
o Deadline for registration will be March 8th
o 2 separate age groups will be created, consisting of players who are not members of an NCA Travel Team
§ Age groups will be 3rd - 6th and 7th - 11th grades
§ Weekly workout sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Herbert Slater Middle School
Ø On-line Travel Team Process
o Travel Teams will be offered to 4th to 11th grade players. This level of play is optional and Travel costs reflect club, workout and tournament related expenditures.
o To apply, click on travel players assessment registration link below or follow the Travel Team assessment steps on the NCA website . Basic information will be required, such as; player name, grade, school, level of play & contact information. The data will help provide a sense of player numbers to expect and resources that will be needed.
o Player selections will be based on the NCA’s assessment phase and acceptance.
§ Player assessments (tryouts) for grades 4th to 11th grades will be conducted on March 10th (Sunday at Montgomery HS). Times to set soon and listed on the NCA website. Two additional workouts will occur the evenings of March 12 (Tue) and March 14th (Thur) at a location and time to be determined (based on grade level & will be listed on the NCA website). Players should expect to attend all 3 tryout dates.
§ Player selections will be announced after the assessment period, generally within a week.
o It is anticipated that the weekend competitions will begin in early April and continue through the final weekend of May, involving up to 5 separate tournaments.
o In general, training sessions occur Tuesday & Thursday evenings, unless conflict occurs with a school event.
o Please note that costs for the Travel program are greater than the Academy level and should be considered ahead of time. Projected costs for Travel will be $630 / player, once a player accepts her selection to a team.
§ The cost covers 20 team workouts (equal to Academy level fee of $280), plus amounts to offset fees associated with tournaments, uniform, AAU card and related expenditures.
§ When necessary, a payment plan consisting of (3) separate installments may be offered, as follows: 1st payment ($300) due at time team has been selected; 2nd payment ($230) due by April 16; 3rd ($100) final payment due by May 9th. Questions can be forwarded to the NCA Administration.
NOTE: Players not selected to a Travel Team have the option of joining the Academy program after assessments.