Summer Travel Teams

Select Basketball Summer Teams range from 14U-17U and will compete in tournaments in July. The 15U-17U teams will compete in three NCAA certified events and the 14U team will compete in two NCAA certified events.

The summer teams are designed to further a players development and college recruiting. The younger teams will get an incredible experience traveling like a college program and learning the recruiting process. Older teams will start to take big steps toward their college recruiting, especially the 16U and 17U teams, which will typically compete in the top pools of all the tournaments we compete in.

Players and families that have not participated in the summer with one of our Select teams may be a little unsure of the competitive levels that are beyond their local area. However, players will finish the summer season with a much better idea of what competition looks like across the nation and will be better prepared to improve their game.

Additionally, players will leave the summer season knowing that playing for a Select team gives them the best chance to improve their game and get the most college recruiting exposure available. In fact, Select basketball will create new opportunities that may not be available with other programs.

What you need to know about the summer

Here are the answers to several of the questions we typically get about our summer program

How do I make a summer team?

Players can make a summer travel team by attending a tryout and then being selected by a coach for their age group. We typically have two tryouts each summer, one in Montana and one in Idaho. They take place in mid to late May.

Registration for tryouts will usually open in April.

The tryouts are typically three sessions that span two days, giving players ample opportunity to showcase their talent.

How much does it cost?

The team dues for the summer travel teams varies from year to year. The dues that each player pays covers the cost of tournament entry fees, facility fees, hotel rooms and travel arrangements to and from tournaments as well as while we are at tournaments.

Players will be expected to pay for their own food while we are traveling. Additionally, players that choose to stay in the dorms during our mini-camp will also need to cover that expense, though we get a fantastic rate through the college, usually less than $20 a night.

How do teams practice and travel in the summer?

The spring and summer travel teams differ a lot in how they travel and practice.

In the summer, we bring all teams together on a college campus to hold our 3 day mini-camp. At mini-camp we practice twice per day and teams will put in their offensive and defensive systems while building chemistry as a team.

Players that our coming in from out of town will also have the option to stay on campus in the dorms at a very affordable rate. Details on this usually come out after teams are selected.

Following the mini-camp, all teams will travel together to our first tournament on our charter buses. The buses will also bring players back to the campus as well as take players to the next series of tournaments. Players also have the option to return directly home if they choose to make those arrangements.

Note that 14U teams will typically only attend two of the three tournaments. We’ve found that at this age level, a 20 day travel schedule can be a bit much to handle all at once.

What type of development do summer players get?

Each age level has specific goals, though all teams have the overriding goal of helping players become better players, teammates and people.

A summer competing with a Select team provides the highest level of overall development a player can get when it comes to preparing for the upcoming high school season and understanding how to compete at the college level.

For 14U and 15U teams we are trying to open their eyes to another level of competition and understand what it takes to succeed as an individual. Often times at this age, players have not experienced a high level of competition outside of their local area or believe that they have already competed at the highest level. Additionally, players at this age are still learning what their maximum effort can be. Our coaches do an excellent job of presenting tough opportunities, teaching from mistakes and getting maximum effort out of their players. The learning curve is steep but confidence and skill development at this level is often dramatic. For players at a younger age, the summer can be long so our coaches understand how to work with them in this new circumstance.

15U and 16U are evolving to the next level of becoming a college level player. They are starting to understand the amount of work it takes to be successful beyond their local area and realize they still have a ways to go. At this point coaches are putting in more complicated schemes and expecting more production from their players. Off season work has become critical and some players are starting to get passed up by harder workers while others continue to grind and move their way up the Select ladder.

16U and 17U players are now really “getting it”. If a player is able to make a 16U or 17U Select team it means they now possess a skill or set of skills that make them incredibly valuable to a team. The recruiting process is now in full affect and players are learning to make plays on their own within the structure of their coach’s philosophy. At this level, all players on Select rosters are the best of the best at their school and now it is the small things they do on and off the court that will separate them from the pack.

Who should play summer ball and why?

Players that compete in summer ball for Select are committing to all of the summer events, including the mini-camp and all tournaments. This is generally about three straight weeks of competing, practicing, traveling and staying in hotel rooms. If you are not a player that is prepared to put in the effort and handle being away from home for this amount of time, the Select summer teams may not be for you.

However, if you are a player that is ready to continue your development, work with the highest level of coaches, play with and against top talent and truly want to give yourself the best opportunity to play college basketball then Select is the right fit for you.

Our players benefit tremendously from the variety of coaches that lead our teams and the reputation that our program has developed with college coaches over the last 20 years. Playing for a Select team means that you will be developing your game. And it means that colleges automatically are considering you for their rosters because they know what they will be getting in a Select player.

2017 Summer Schedule

Tryouts

  • May 19-20 – Tryouts in the Boise area (Idaho)
  • May 28-29 – Tryouts at Great Falls High School (Montana)

Workouts (voluntary)

  • June 8 and June 8 – Northwest Nazarene University, 9:00-10:30 AM
  • June 13 and June 15 – College of Idaho, 9:00-10:30 AM
  • June 20 and June 22 – Northwest Nazarene University, 9:00-10:30 AM
  • June 27 and June 29 – Northwest Nazarene University, 9:00-10:30 AM

July 10-12 – Mini-camp

July 14-16 – Evaluation Period #1 – Seattle Tournament, NW Premier Summer Showcase (all teams)

July 19-23 – Evaluation Period #2 – Anaheim Tournament, Best of the Summer (15U, 16U and 17U only)

July 26-30 – Evaluation Period #3 – Las Vegas Tournament, ADIDAS SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS (15U, 16U and 17U) and the Big Foot Las Vegas Classic (14U)

Travel Information

Travel Overview

Teams will start with their mini-camp at the College of Idaho in July for 2-3 days. From there, teams will take charter buses to the Seattle tournament. We will return on Sunday.

15U, 16U and 17U teams have Monday off and then leave again on Tuesday for the Anaheim tournament. Following Anaheim, teams will travel straight to Las Vegas for that tournament. When teams finish in Las Vegas we will head back to Idaho.

14U teams will be off until the Las Vegas tournament. They will need to make their own arrangements to get to Las Vegas and need to be there by noon on July 26. We can help with transportation from the airport. Once we have these players with us, we will take care of them the rest of the week. 14U players are welcome to travel back on the buses with the rest of the teams.

Hotel Information

Seattle

  • 17U and 15U teams – Red Lion Bellevue, 11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA
  • 16U and 14U teams – Econolodge, 4710 Lake Washington Blvd NE, Renton, WA
  • *This is the only time teams will be split up. We started booking hotels in January but apparently there is a lot going on this weekend, severely limiting hotel availability

Anaheim

  • America’s Best Value Inn in Anaheim, 425 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA

Las Vegas

  • The Fiesta in Henderson, 777 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV

Dorm Rooms

We have submitted the dorm requests to the College of Idaho. However, if you need a room and hadn’t registered, Coach Blaine may be able to help you out if you do the following.

First, use the PayPal button below to pay for your dorm rooms.

Second, text Coach Blaine that you just paid for a dorm and how many nights you need.

His number is (208) 340-7588

Nights to stay
Player's Name

2017 Rosters

Teams listed by alphabetical order (coach’s name) and by age.

17U Teams

Select White17U

Head Coach - Drew Church
NameClassState
Alton, Cole
2019Idaho
Crane, Garrett2018Idaho
Critchfield, Chase2018Wyoming
Marlowe, Derek2018Idaho
McKenzie, Cody2018Idaho
Stevens, Parker
2018Idaho
Taylor, Emmit
2018Idaho
Wright, Cayden
2018Idaho

Select Black 17U

Head Coach - Clint Hordemann
NameClassState
Centeno, Lucas2018Idaho
DeHaven, Logan2018Montana
Eislen, Kelson2018Montana
Fowler, Dawson2018Montana
Galloway, Jalen2018Idaho
Hill, Braxton2018Montana
Pennington, Paul2018Idaho
Reynolds, TJ2018Montana

Select Grey 17U

Head Coach - Tyler Hurley
NameClassState
Miller, Gavin
2018Idaho
Costello, Brennon
2018Idaho
Zenner, Zac
2018Idaho
Oliver-Connelly, Danny2018Idaho
Wilson, Dorran
2018Oregon
Arrasmith, Carter
2018Idaho
Edwards, Austin
2018Montana
Carson, Griffin
2018Idaho

Select Silver 17U

Head Coach - Derek Selvig
NameClassState
Kearns, Carter2018Montana
Kiekbusch, Connor
2018Montana
McKinney, Hunter
2018Montana
Mikalatos, Trent
2018Montana
Ricketts, Jakim
2018Montana
Stiffarm, Nano2018Montana
Vining, Sam2018Montana
Williams, Isiah
2018Montana

16U Teams

Select Red 16U

Head Coach - Colby Blaine
NameClassState
Allen, Tru
2020Idaho
Grebe, Brody
2019Montana
Worster, Rollie
2020Montana
Graham, Jaden
2019Montana
Belach, Caleb
2019Montana
Schacht, Zach
2019Montana
Schumacher, Spencer
2019Idaho
Trafton, Tanner
2019Montana

Select Blue 16U

Head Coach - Chad Mann
NameClassState
Leighton, Kendall
2019Idaho
Sobotta, Payton
2019Idaho
Santana, Donaven
2019Idaho
Chatfield, Brandton
2019Idaho
Wilcox, Kade
2019Montana
Saunders, Noah
2019Idaho
Dreher, Logan
2019Washington
Herriford, Cade
2019Montana

Select Orange 16U

Head Coach - Kevin Morales
NameClassState
Dixon, Crishon
2019Montana
Schwers, Kell
2019Montana
Patton, Sayer
2019Montana
Simpson, Ryan
2019Montana
Deden, Bridger
2019Montana
Holst, Dylan
2019Montana
Aamot, David
2019Montana
Gosar, Danny
2019Wyoming

Select Yellow 16U

Head Coach - Jeff Johnson
NameClassState
Sand, Kaden
2019Oregon
Poulton, Jake
2019Idaho
Rillie, Jaron
2019Idaho
La Jocies, Drew
2019Idaho
Kern, Brett
2019Idaho
Hicks, Hayden
2019Idaho
Hayhurst, Austin
2019Idaho
Cooper, Conner
2019Idaho

Select Green 16U

Head Coach - Leon Vasquez
NameClassState
Colbert, Daniel
2019Idaho
Kennedy, Colby
2019Idaho
Martin, Thomson
2019Idaho
Patterson, Davis
2019Idaho
Sestrich, Dylan
2019Montana
Stampfli, Drake
2019Idaho
Stampfli, Hunter
2019Idaho
Terashima, Kyler
2019Idaho

15U Teams

Select Purple 15U

Head Coach - Andy Harrington
NameClassState
Baer, JT
2020Montana
Cobbley, Kelvin2020Idaho
Frith, Cooper2020Idaho
Hayhurst, Tanner
2020Idaho
Robinett, Tyler
2020Idaho
Sherle, Nathan
2020Idaho
VanderVeen, Isaac
2020Montana
Webb, Michael
2020Montana

Select Maroon 15U

Head Coach - Michael Johnson
NameClassState
Cooke, Shayden
2020Montana
Fong, Caleb2020Idaho
Gochanour, Kylar2020Montana
Heaphy, Luke
2020Montana
Neibauer, Hunter
2020Montana
Scoresby, Hunter
2020Idaho
Stratton, Jacob
2020Montana
Vasquez, Nathaniel
2020Idaho

14U Team

Select Gold 14U

Head Coach - Jordan Overstreet
NameClassState
Cowdery, Cash
2021Idaho
Drake, Austin
2021Montana
Driggs, Lloyer
2021Idaho
Hill, Caidin
2021Montana
Ketchum, Camron
2021Montana
Leck, Logan
2021Montana
Miller, Colt
2021Montana
Scoresby, Jay
2021Idaho