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Grades 4 through 6

Erudite's Program for Grades 4 through 6 focuses primarily on skills development. These players are also given guidance on teamwork and the dedication necessary to be successful at the high school level. For Grades 5 & 6, the season consists of two practices per week for ten weeks in March, April, and May. Grades 5 and 6 will play in five local tournaments during that same period. The 4th Grade team will play in 4 tournaments.

Grades 7 and 8

Erudite's Program for 7th and 8th Grade begins to shift the focus towards more competitive basketball, but still with a heavy influence on skills development. Preparation for the high school level is paramount with some entry level exposure to college showcase events. For 7th and 8th Grade, the season consists of two practices per week for ten weeks in March, April, and May, as well as five local tournaments and an additional college showcase-style event.

High School Teams

Erudite's Program for high school girls centers on preparation for college competition. Events are more flexible and are based on the players' college aspirations. There are no tryouts for high school level players as the teams are assembled by invitation by the High School Team coaches. If you've not participated for an Erudite team in the past and would like to be considered for a spot on our High School teams, please contact us at  [email protected] or by phone at 412-414-6861.

Tryout Information

We anticipate fielding one team of up to 10 players in each grade from 4 through 8. Tryouts will be held on the following schedule:

Sunday, January 31, 2021 
From 12:30 - 1:45

Saturday, February 6, 2021
From 9:00 - 10:15

Both tryout dates will be held at Court Time Sports Center.

Court Time Sports Center
95 Enterprise St # 100
Elizabeth, PA 15037

To pre-register for tryouts, log in to your account and select the "2021 Tournament Team" option. If you're new to the Erudite Family, you'll need to create a user account first. Creating an account is free and will allow you to receive announcements, updates, and newsletters via email.

To register...
     1. Log in in to your account.
     2. Click on the "My Account" tab.
     3. Click on "X Programs Available".
     4. You'll see an entry for "2021 Tournament Teams". Click on "Register" in that box.
     5. Follow the prompts to register your daughter from there.
     6. You may submit the tryout fee through the website via credit card. 
     7. If you prefer to pay at the tryout by cash or check, select "Check" when asked for payment method.

Season details concerning costs, tournament and practice schedules, and other relevant information will be provided upon registration and during the tryouts. You may also contact us at [email protected].

The tryout fee is $20 per player and covers both days, although a player must only be present at one of the tryouts to be considered for a team. We encourage you to register for the tryout through the website prior to arriving, although we will accept walk-ups.

We look forward to seeing you at the tryouts, and as always, let us know if you have any questions!

Season Details

Erudite's Program for Grades 4 through 8 focuses primarily on skills development. These players are also given guidance on teamwork and the dedication necessary to be successful at the high school level. The season consists of five local tournaments for grades 5 & 6. Grades 7 & 8 will enter six tournaments including one overnight event to expose the girls to the college showcase environment. 

Each team will participate in ten weeks of practices. Tournament Team players will receive two 90-minute practices per week dedicated to the team which includes advanced skills training as well as organizational practice.

Due to the nature of the different tournaments in which each grade participates, the season fees for each grade are as follows:

Grade 4 - $400
Grades 5&6 - $525
Grade 7&8 - $625

In addition to the season fee, each player is responsible for a $250 sponsorship fundraiser. In short, each fundraiser participant will obtain two $125 sponsorships from local businesses for the season. Families may choose to buy out the fundraiser. More details will be provided upon acceptance of a position on the team.

Note that uniform costs are not included in the season fee. A uniform set includes reversible game uniform, a shooting shirt, and practice jersey and costs $75. Returning players who are happy with their current uniforms may choose to use them again

Erudite has historically been one of the most flexible organizations in the area. At the request of our families, we have added additional tournaments and removed unwanted events in the past. The cost structure above is the base rate, but we are happy to work with our teams to come up with the most positive experience possible. For more information, feel free to email or call us.
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