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A year round youth basketball development program dedicated to helping young players advance their skills and learn how to compete at higher levels.  The program includes different skill based levels within age groups; supervised staff coaches; multiple practices per week; and game competition in community leagues and tournaments.

2024 Fall Season

Boys and Girls Teams - 3rd-8th grades
Multiple teams may be formed within a grade level and grades may be combined as determined appropriate.  Tryouts will be held in the Fall and Spring and used to determine player placement.  Not all those who tryout are likely to make a team.  The J also offers Spring and Summer Skill Clinics for those who do not make a Triple Threat team or who choose to participate in a clinic instead of trying out for a team.


Team Levels
Triple Threat Blue - our most advanced teams.  These teams will play against high level local competition and players are expected to be committed to their team's schedule.  The Fall Season begins the week of August 19 and runs through the end of October/first weekend in November.  Blue level teams will play 12-14 games during the Fall season. Teams may stay together in the Winter depending on player availability.  A Spring/Summer season takes place March-June.

Triple Threat Red - these teams are for those at an intermediate skill level and teams will compete in local leagues or tournaments determined to be at the appropriate competitive level.  Please know that it is possible for teams to face higher level teams depending on game play options. The Fall Season begins the week of August 19 and runs through the end of October.  The Red level teams will play 7-10 games during the Fall season. Teams may stay together in the Winter depending on player availability.  A Spring/Summer season takes place March-June. 

Season Schedule
Tryouts:  August 12-15 (specific schedule to be announced)
Notifications: August 16-18
Practices Begin: The week of August 19; each team will practice twice per week most weeks
Game Play: Games will be played on weekends beginning in early September.
Season ends: late October or early November


Tryouts
All tryouts take place at The J at 5801 West 115th Street in Overland Park, KS.  There is no charge to tryout but pre-registration is required.  Each age group has two tryout sessions.  Players are encouraged, although not required, to attend both tryout sessions.  Not all those who tryout for a team are likely to make a team.  The J also offers Fall Skill Clinics for those who do not make a Triple Threat team or who choose to participate in a clinic instead of trying out for a team.

Tryout schedule will be announced by July 1. 


Girls 3rd/4th grades  TBA
Girls 5th/6th grades TBA
Girls 7th/8th grades TBA
(separate girls teams will be formed by grade whenever possible)

Boys 3rd grade  TBA
Boys 4th grade TBA
Boys 5th grade    TBA 
Boys 6th grade TBA
Boys 7th grade TBA 
Boys 8th grade TBA

Practice and Game Locations
The Triple Threat program uses school gyms within 10-15 minutes of The J for most team practices.  Some teams may practice at The J but this is not the case for all teams.  Games are generally played at gyms in the Shawnee Mission School District although teams may play games throughout the Greater Kansas City metro area and even as far away as Lawrence, Kansas although this is the exception not the norm. 

Program Fees for August - October (includes coaches fees, court fees, team tournament/league registration fees)
Blue Level Teams: $350 or $275 for J members 
Red Level Teams:  $295 or $225 for J members

$60 uniform package fee for new players - includes jersey, short and shooting shirt - uniforms may be reused from one season to the next

Payment plans available / $50 sibling discount

 

Meet Jason Sautter, Manager of Youth Basketball Programs at The J
Jason Sautter, our youth basketball program manager comes to The J after decades of coaching and being an administrator at multiple levels including professional, college, high school, and youth basketball. In his career he has been blessed to coach 149 Division I players, 90 professionals, and has been a part 9 championship teams. Jason is married with three children and has a M. Ed. from Harding University.


Registration Listing

2024 Triple Threat Basketball - Fall Session

Tryouts are free and no fee will be charged when registering for tryouts.

3rd Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

4th Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

5th Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

6th Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

7th Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

8th Grade Boys Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/15/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/15/2024
$0.00

3rd Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00

4th Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00

5th Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00

6th Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00

7th Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00

8th Grade Girls Triple Threat Tryouts - Fall 2024

Registration closes on 08/14/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024
$0.00