Spring Travel Teams

Select Basketball Spring Teams range from 14U-17U and will compete in tournaments from March through May. These tournaments range from top NCAA certified events to the biggest non-NCAA certified events in the Northwest.

The spring teams are designed to further a players development and prepare them for the summer. Players and families may start the spring a little unsure of the competitive levels that are beyond their local area but will finish the 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 spring understanding that while there are a lot of options available, playing for a Select team will give you the chance to get the most out of your opportunity. In fact, Select basketball will create new opportunities that may not be available with other programs.

What you need to know about the spring

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

How do I make a spring team?

Players can make a spring travel team in one of two ways, depending on their age.

For players that that did not play with a team in the previous summer, there is a tryout in the spring following the State Tournaments in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. There are multiple locations and players are selected from that tryout.

Registration for tryouts will usually open in mid-January or early-February.

For players that played in the previous summer, roster spots are filled based on a variety of factors including their performance during the previous summer, their high school season and depending on a particular coach’s needs.

If you would like to be considered for a team, please send an email to info@idahoselect.org with your current grade and the high school that you attend.

How much does it cost?

The team dues for the spring 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 while we are in the tournament cities*.

The player dues do not cover food or transportation to and from the tournament. Players that make a team will be expected to pay for travel expenses to and from tournament cities on their own. However, our coaching staff is more than happy to make arrangements to have players picked up and dropped off before and after the tournament ends.

*NOTE: during the Northwest Premier Invitational in Boise, players will need to take care of their own housing arrangements.

How do teams practice and travel in the spring?

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

Typically in the spring, prior to our first tournament, teams will all gather in a convenient location to host a quick mini-camp. This is the best solution for everyone as our players come from all over the Northwest.

At the mini-camp, teams put in basic offensive and defensive game plans while building chemistry as a unit.

During tournament weekends in the spring, players will get themselves to the tournament cities. With the exception of the Northwest Premier Invitational tournament, Select will make the in-tournament travel and lodging arrangements. This is very similar to a college experience. During tournaments we will travel as a team, stay in the same hotel rooms, eat together and compete together.

What type of development do spring players get?

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

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.

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 spring ball and why?

Players that compete in spring ball for Select are committing to all of the spring events, including the mini-camp and all tournaments.

To be clear, we are NOT discouraging players from playing other sports. In fact, we love players that also compete in baseball, track, soccer, etc.

However, if you are unable to do all spring events then you may want to consider waiting until the summer to tryout for a team.

2020 Spring Schedule

(*schedule updated 3/19/2020

Tryouts: Idaho is March 14-15 at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa (click here to register) and the virtual tryout is due by March 29 (click here to register)

  • Men’s and Women’s tryouts will operate on the same dates

Women’s Tournament Schedule

April 10 – team practice in Spokane (players arrive Friday morning)

April 11-12 – Spokane, WA – Stars Shootout

April 24-26 – Phoenix, AZ – AZ Elite Spring Classic

May 8-10 – Boise, ID – Northwest Premier Invitational

May 15-17 – Oregon City, OR – Rose City Classic (End of the Trail)

Men’s Tournament Schedule

April 17 – team practice in Beaverton (players arrive Friday morning)

April 17-19 – Beaverton, OR – Oregon Open Run

April 24-26 – Anaheim, CA – SoCal Live

May 8-10 – Boise, ID – Northwest Premier Invitational

May 23-25 – Salem, OR – Memorial Day Classic

Travel Information

Hotel Information

Women’s Teams

April 10-12, 2020 – Spokane, WA – Farifield Inn & Suites Downtown, 311 North Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202, (509) 747-9131

April 24-26, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Best Western Tolleson Hotel, 8421 West Mcdowell Road, Tolleson, AZ 85353, (623) 936-6000

May 15-17, 2020 – Oregon City, OR – Rivershore Hotel, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City, OR 97045, (503) 655-7141

Men’s Teams

TBD

April 17-19, 2020 – Beaverton, OR – Comfort Inn & Suites Portland West, 13455 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, Beaverton, OR 97005 – (503) 643-9100

April 24-26, 2020 – Anaheim, CA – Americas Best Value Inn & Suites – 425 West Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 – (714) 776-2815

Detailed Travel Information

Men’s coaches’ flights

TBD

April 17 – Boise (BOI) to Portland (PDX) – Delta DL4486 and DL3613, Depart 6:10am Arrive 8:22am (1 layover)

April 19 – Portland (PDX) to Boise (BOI) – Delta DL3516 – DL4089. Depart 6:55pm Arrive 11:12pm (1 layover)

April 24 – Boise (BOI) to Los Angeles (LAX) – Delta DL4564, Depart 7:40am Arrive 9:02am (nonstop)

April 26 – Los Angeles (LAX) to Boise (BOI) – Delta DL4060, Depart 7:50pm Arrive 11:01pm (nonstop)

Women’s coaches’ flights

TBD

April 10 – Boise (BOI) to Spokane (GEG) – Southwest 1241, Depart 6:25am Arrive 6:35am (nonstop)

April 12 – Spokane (GEG) to Boise (BOI) – Southwest 3825, Depart 4:30pm Arrive 6:30pm (nonstop)

Boise Tournament

Men’s teams and women’s teams, you will need to make all of your own travel and housing arrangements (we run the Boise tournament so we won’t be able to help at this one). First games begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 8 so plan to be in Boise before then.

2020 Rosters

2020 rosters will be posted as soon as the teams have been finalized.

Here are the rosters for the 2019 Spring Teams.

17U Rosters

PlayerTeamJersey #Coach
Abe JohnsonBlack5Clint Hordemann
Cooper FrithBlack3Clint Hordemann
Keeley BakeBlack2Clint Hordemann
Rollie WorsterBlack24Clint Hordemann
Straton RogersBlack4Clint Hordemann
Tanner HayhurstBlack22Clint Hordemann
Tru AllenBlack1Clint Hordemann
Tyler RobinetBlack25Clint Hordemann
Reece RobinsonSilver5Jeff Johnson
Carter AshSilver3Jeff Johnson
Jett ShelleySilver2Jeff Johnson
Kelvin CobbleySilver24Jeff Johnson
Nick ZennerSilver1Jeff Johnson
Gavven DesjarlaisSilver4Jeff Johnson
Keaton GambleSilver25Jeff Johnson
Connor CooperSilver22Jeff Johnson
Jake StranzlWhite2Shelby Lindley
Nate SherleWhite4Shelby Lindley
Joel MeskeWhite25Shelby Lindley
Donnie EstradaWhite1Shelby Lindley
Gavin WhiteWhite24Shelby Lindley
John RadfordWhite22Shelby Lindley
Kaden SandWhite3Shelby Lindley
Isaac BrownWhite5Shelby Lindley

A message from the head coach, Clint Hordemann

16U Rosters

PlayerTeamJersey #coach
Bryan St. ClairBlue5Alex Wells
Cash CowderyBlue4Alex Wells
Cooper LumsdenBlue22Alex Wells
Elijah ReeceBlue2Alex Wells
Lloyer DriggsBlue1Alex Wells
Lukas BroadswordBlue25Alex Wells
Luke ThompsonBlue24Alex Wells
Noah WhiteBlue3Alex Wells
Casey WrightGreen3Derek Pegram
Jackson WillemsGreen5Derek Pegram
Kannon MarboeGreen2Derek Pegram
Rusty VanderWoudeGreen24Derek Pegram
Ryan RaadGreen22Derek Pegram
Taede StuckiGreen4Derek Pegram
Tate BowlerGreen1Derek Pegram
Trevor GrimGreen25Derek Pegram
Cam KetchumMaroon2Chad Mann
Colt MillerMaroon24Chad Mann
Ky KoubaMaroon3Chad Mann
Sam LecholatMaroon2Chad Mann
Sloan McPhersonMaroon25Chad Mann
Tim RoseMaroon1Chad Mann
TJ RauschMaroon4Chad Mann
Trett MosemanMaroon5Chad Mann
Alex GermerRed3Michael Johnson
Caden HandrenRed2Michael Johnson
Caiden HillRed1Michael Johnson
Drew WymanRed25Michael Johnson
Hayden KolbRed22Michael Johnson
Neil DalyRed24Michael Johnson
Tony Frohlic-FairRed5Michael Johnson
Whit MillerRed4Michael Johnson

15U Rosters

PlayerTeamJersey #coach
Aidan McGarvinPurple25Andy Harrington
Chanse EkePurple3Andy Harrington
Jack PaynePurple4Andy Harrington
Payton SandersPurple1Andy Harrington
Tegan SweaneyPurple22Andy Harrington
Titus YearoutPurple2Andy Harrington
Tommy HunterPurple5Andy Harrington
Tyler Medarispurple24Andy Harrington
Alexander EllenwoodYellow22Kevin Morales
Bode MillerYellow5Kevin Morales
Cory CadwellYellow1Kevin Morales
Garrett NordbyYellow2Kevin Morales
Jaiman BaptistaYellow24Kevin Morales
Johnny SugarmanYellow4Kevin Morales
Nolan Gyselmanyellow25Kevin Morales
Wade Zenneryellow3Kevin Morales

14U Roster

PlayerTeamJersey #Coach
Greyson SandsGold2Nick Warnecke
Jace TaylorGold3Nick Warnecke
Jake ThompsonGold1Nick Warnecke
Jarom HeuseveldtGold4Nick Warnecke
Mason RossiGold24Nick Warnecke
Raphael LonginGold22Nick Warnecke
Tabarek HillGold5Nick Warnecke
Talmage StuckiGold25Nick Warnecke