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2019 Fall / Winter Tryouts

We are excited for the upcoming 2019-20 Season. We have witnessed the play of some amazing youth basketball athletes in and from the Puget Sound, and we want to help these young athletes achieve their goals! Kraken is expanding, and we want your athlete to be part of the family. 

Club / Tryout Inquiries

Email: basketball@krakenvc.org

Office: 253.277.9627

2019 Season Details

Make sure you read the complete 2019-20 Fall/Winter Season and Club Information page prior to signing up for tryouts. 

Age Group Eligibility

Athletes are eligible to participate in age groups based on their birthdate and 2019-20 school grade. Please check the 2019-20 Age Definitions page at the link below and verify your athlete's age group eligibility. 

Age Groups Tryout Information

Kraken's Fall / Winter tryout period begins with our season tryouts September 5-7th. The season's tryouts will be held at The Lair Courts, and we will field teams for both locations, The Lair and Fieldhouse. All Kraken teams will practice out of The Lair Courts through November, with the Fieldhouse teams transitioning to the new location in December. Kraken will form 2-3 boys and 2-3 girls teams in the 3rd thru 8th grades, and 1-2 boys and 1-2 girls teams for 15U, 16U & 17U for each of our 2 locations. We will also have a Mini-Krakens league in the Fall.


Tryout Period & Times

We will post the tryout period dates and times soon, please check back here for updates. ur goal is to place every athlete on a team that would like to play. Please make sure to read up on the season details page.

Section 1 - Grade Eligibility

For the current season, the 2019-20 school year grade determines the age group your athlete is eligible for. 3rd graders can play 3rd grade or higher, 8th graders can play 8th grade or higher. For High School athletes, the age eligibility is determined by the age of the athlete as of September 1, 2019. 

Section 2 - Kraken Tryout Registration

You must be registered online for tryouts. Click the Register now button below to begin the online registration. Please have your athlete suited up and present 15 minutes prior to the scheduled activity start time. Please make sure you read the complete page below before registering for tryouts so you don't miss any pertinent information.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON


Walkup Tryout Registration - Only if Space Permitting

In the event that you have not pre registered your athlete for tryouts, we will accept walkup tryout registrations up until the time of the scheduled activity start time. Registration will need to be completed online via a Kraken computer in the lobby of our facility, and paid via credit card, check or cash. 

Tryout Location

The Lair Courts - Home of Kraken Basketball & Volleyball Clubs
3405 Lind Ave SW
Renton, WA 98057

Parking and Gym Entrances

Must park legally in a lined parking stall meant for a regularly sized vehicle. You may not park in a semi trailer parking spot or in front of a loading dock door. 

Tryout Process

Applicant athletes will be run through a series of drills to evaluate their current and potential basketball knowledge and skills. It is expected that each athlete attend the first 2 days of scheduled tryouts in order for the coaching staff to make the best evaluation of the athlete. If the athlete is unable to make both days, they may be invited to attend the 3rd day of tryouts for further evaluation. 

Selections

Selections to join Kraken Basketball Club will be extended based on an athlete's current skills assessment, potential for improvement, as well as best positional fit based on the pool of tryout athletes. 

Team Offer Process

Kraken Will

  • Extend offers in writing using the Kraken Letter of Commitment
  • Give the athlete up to 24 hours to accept or decline the offer
  • Kraken will not rescind an offer before the 24 hour period

Athletes May

  • Accept offer immediately, sign Kraken Letter of Commitment, complete required payments upon acceptance
  • Decline an offer immediately
  • Choose to take 24 hours to make an acceptance decision 

Kraken Warriors Incumbent Signing Policy

  • Incumbents follow the same signing process as non-incumbents.
  • Kraken wants athletes to play with clubs and on teams that are the best fit for them.
  • We hope that our incumbent athletes will attend tryouts with the goal of receiving a Kraken offer.
  • Kraken does not take incumbent offers lightly, incumbent athletes are given special consideration during the tryout process.

Forms & Payments Due Upon Commitment

  • Completed Kraken Letter of Commitment
  • Completed Online Team Registration & Payment Plan registration
  • Completed Uniform Fee Payment
  • Medical Release Form Completed Online
  • National SportsID Registration Receipt



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