Frequently Asked Questions
Individual player development is at the core of the BLADE program. Skills training is about the relentless pursuit of the complete basketball player. In the BLADE program, big men don’t get stuck on the low block. They become skilled perimeter defenders and face-the-basket scorers. Smaller players develop crucial post moves and rebounding fundamentals. Boys grow at different paces so it’s important to prepare the player for every position on the court.
Teams are carefully divided and there are never more than 3 teams per grade level. Teams are formed and developed together as a unit. Wins and losses are not the primary focus and players are not shuffled from one level to the next within the season.
Your fee to join BLADE covers first, an honest evaluation and assessment of your player as a developing talent and a valuable teammate.
It is our job, and our passion, to develop your player no matter what his skill level.
By operating strictly out of the East Dallas, Lakewood and Lake Highlands areas, BLADE allows you to spend less time driving to practices and games all over the D/FW Metroplex.
If your child is willing to make basketball his number 1 extra-curricular activity, he is ready for BLADE. BLADE fuels a boy’s love of the game and turns that passion into a highly-skilled, sought-after basketball player. He may or may not be in the top 5% as far as size or athleticism, but enough time and commitment to the BLADE program transforms kids into players with a passion and ability to compete against their piers anywhere.
Generally the week following the current BLADE season. Please check our tryout page for more information.
No, both are independent.
Most seasons BLADE teams range from 3rd - 8th grades.
Usually $525 - $625 per season depending on team size and season. Uniform costs are separate ($65). Cost includes one practice per week and one game (8 total)
No, uniforms are separate. They are $65. You will just email us your top 3 choices of numbers and until your uniform is ready, we will loan you one.
8-10 kids will be on each team to maximize playing time and to help make sure we have enough kids to play in case someone can't make a game.
We try to create teams for girls based off the interest level in each grade. If your daughter's grade doesn't have a current team available, we encourage you to sign her up for our skills development program.
No, we are a year-round elite basketball team which competes during the summer, fall, winter and spring leagues.
No. Each player has to tryout each season. We open tryouts up to all kids interested in joining our program.