2022 Juanita Tournament - 8th Grade Silver Champs
Established in 2009, Edmonds Warriors Basketball is the feeder program for the Edmonds-Woodway High School (EWHS) boys basketball program. The program includes 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams, drawing players from within the EWHS boundaries. Teams compete in the AAU-sanctioned WESCO Youth Basketball League, which includes 20 teams from Snohomish, North King and Skagit counties.
Goals and objectives:
The goal of EWB is to prepare players to enter the EWHS boys basketball program. Objectives of the program include having fun, teaching essential basketball skills, teaching participants to compete against quality opponents, building a winning tradition, teaching life lessons through the medium of basketball, and encouraging the positive attitude, enthusiasm, and work ethic it takes to be successful at basketball -- and life.
Tryouts & Notifications:
Please see home page for tryout information. Tryouts are usually held in mid-October. Players who try out will be notified within a week of the coach’s decision. Players who are not selected are strongly encouraged to pursue opportunities through their school, or through Recreational leagues such as:
Sno-King Youth Club http://www.skyc.net
Alderwood Boys & Girls Club http://bgcsc.org/snohomish-clubs/alderwood-club/alderwood-sports/
Parent & Player Meeting:
Following selection notification, a meeting for parents and players will be scheduled. At this meeting, parents/players will order uniforms (if needed), meet coaches, make a mandatory first payment and get important information about the program.
Number of Players per Team:
We prefer that each team have 10 players. However, the number of players carried can vary at the discretion of the coach and the EWB Board of Directors. Playing up a grade is not usually allowed in our program, however it is allowed for 4th graders to try out for the 5th grade team. That said, 4th graders will only be chosen in such case that their talent makes them a good fit for the 5th grade team.
Time Commitment & Attendance:
Players are expected to be at each practice and all games. If a player must miss a practice or game, it is expected that the player will contact his coach as soon as possible.
Practices: Practices begin early November. Practices days, times and locations are TBD. Teams usually have two practices per week, Nov-Feb.
EWB will be playing in the WESCO Feeder league for the 2021-22 season. Wesco Feeder has moved under the Eastside Travel League (ETL) umbrella for Insurance, Scheduling and Referees. Game schedules should be available by the beginning of December.
For the 2021-22 season, EWB will attempt to play in one or two invitational tournaments, depending on availability and state restrictions.
Playing time is earned on the basis of effort, attention, commitment, and ability displayed in practice and games. The purpose of the feeder program is to develop young athletes in preparation to compete at the high school level. The program is competitive and coaches will focus on how best to develop talent and put their team in the best position to win. Playing time is not guaranteed and may fluctuate depending on the competition, a player’s effort, attitude, and abilities.
Playing on Other Teams:
We recognize and encourage athletes to compete in other sports. However, during basketball season, we expect players to attend all practices and games. Making EWB the number one sport activity during the season is essential to ensure your son gets as much out of the experience as possible.
The board strives each year to bring in the very best coaches we can find. Coaches devote many hours of their time to practices and games. Although we try to provide a modest stipend to help cover expenses for gas, food and (occasionally) lodging, they are not coaching for the money. Please treat them with respect and understanding. If you have concerns, feel free to speak with them directly.
Approximately $520 for the 2021-2022 season. See below for payment options.
Players will not be allowed to practice or play in games if payments are not current. Fees cover expenses such as gym rentals and school district maintenance personnel costs, 2-3 tournament entry fees, referee fees, coaches’ stipends, equipment and other expenses. Additional tournaments, if any, cost extra. Partial scholarships are available and will be considered by the board based on financial need.
EWB players are boys and an important objective of the program is to have fun. We expect parents to encourage players. Good sportsmanship and positive attitudes are expected at all times. Please refrain from publicly criticizing any player, parent, coach or referee at any time.
EWB depends on parent volunteers. We need a team parent for each grade to help the coach with scheduling and team communications. We also need volunteers to keep score, run the time clock, set up and take down equipment at the gyms for home games, staff the snack table and serve on the board. Please contact a board member if interested. If you don’t volunteer, you likely will be asked.
Board Positions and Duties
Director: Oversee program, handle disruptions, strive for happy players, coaches and families
Treasurer: Develop budget, collect fees, register and pay for tournaments, pay invoices, year-end IRS forms, manage bank account
Facilities: Work with gym managers for rentals for games/practices
Communications/Marketing: Manage FB page, spread word for tryouts using signs, website and ESD Peachjar, Coordinate hotels for travel tournaments
Please contact the Board if you are interested in joining or helping out.
The Edmonds Warriors Basketball program is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 group through its affiliation with the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S. Inc. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 87-2423744. To make a donation, please write a check to “Edmonds Warriors Basketball” and give it to a coach or board member, or mail it to:
PO Box 1496
Edmonds, WA 98020.
Payment Options for families:
Venmo: @Edmondswarriorsbasketball (input 1286 for the last four digits of phone number)
Mail check to:
C/O Ben Miller
PO Box 1496
Edmonds, WA 98020
*Checks made Payable to: Edmonds Warriors Basketball
Online at www.warriorselecthoops.com
Contact by email or text/phone: Steve Escandon at 206-687-5853
Last updated: August 2022