The SoulGentz' Basketball Program will launch in spring, 2021 and will include a 13/15 team in New Jersey (location to be determined) and New York City (location to be determined).
Our first season is from August 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Eligible players must be (or be turning) 13 to 15 within this time period.
The SoulGentz will be registered as a competitive team under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and will be trained to compete on local, regional and national courts. In addition to learning and refining their basketball skills, they will also learn about basketball history and how pursuit of excellence in the game helps their higher educational pursuits and opens up opportunities for long-term careers.
The team requires discipline and a willingness to learn and adapt. It will demand the utmost in respect from players, coaches and staff alike. The young men will be asked to do things that their peer organizations might not do (shirt & tie at basketball games; no cursing; strict rules around attendance and punctuality; fitness routine) and it should be understood that they must confirm to all of our rules in order to participate.
Slots on the team will be secured via tryouts. The coaches will look first to secure their competitive team of twelve players, but might also elect to have an "exhibition" team, which generally includes first-time players.
An application must be completed and brought to the tryouts as well as a non-refundable registration fee of $30 (either a money order payable to SoulPhamm, Inc. or via CashApp ($SoulPhamm), Venmo (@soulphamm) or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) only). Team members will be responsible for the purchase of their official team uniform (generally $100-$150) and should be prepared to be fully dressed by the end of September. Weekly dues are $25 per player and the team will participate in fundraisers for the organization's general overhead (which includes space rental, supplies, etc.). A physical (under one year old) is required within the first month of practice.
To join our mailing list and be notified of tryouts/registration for our next season (2021-2022), please complete the form which can be found under "REGISTER NOW" under the "HOME" tab on this website. Thank you for your interest!
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