Last Updated: January 19, 2015
  • Welcome to the CATS Basketball website.
  • Also known as Susquehanna Valley Wildcats.
  • Originally Lancaster Hoopstars and Wally Walker Wildcats
  • 16th Year As An AAU Program.
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2015 CATS TRYOUT REGISTRATION FORM

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CATS INFORMATION SHEET(click to open)

        - Contains important information about the CATS program, including 2015 costs.

 

 

 

CATS Tryouts 2015

Tryouts for the CATS program will be at the following times:

Sunday February 22nd at Stevens College:

COST; $5.00

Clothing - PLEASE WEAR A SHIRT WITH A NUMBER

 

BOYS

U11/U10 & U12 - 9:30am-11:30am

U13 & U14 - 12:00-2:00pm

9th Grade - 2:30-4:30

Players will tryout out for the age that they fall in based on the chart below.  There are 3 courts at Stevens College, so 2 tryouts will occur at the same time.  U11 & U10 will tryout together.  If there are enough players for a separate teams, we will have both a U11 and a U10.

 

We will have evaluators at each tryout and we will make decisions on teams at the end of the day for all teams.  Players will receive an email and parents will have to decide on accepting the spot offered right away.  If you have no intention of accepting a spot on a team, please do not attend the tryouts. We went to this policy last year because there are other teams offering spots and we do not want to hold up players from accepting spots on other teams.  

 

Our program is the only Lancaster based program that has been around for the last 15+ years and we believe that our program is the best PROGRAM in the area, but we respect that parents and players have to make choices they think are best for their family. We are only here to provide an opportunity to improve on the court and in life.  The CATS program emphasizes learning basketball the proper way.  We teach FUNDAMENTALS, we teach TEAM play, we teach proper ATTITUDE and we expect players to feel as though they are part of a FAMILY - the CATS Family.

 

You must pre-register by clicking on the tryout form in the top corner of the home page.  Any questions can be directed to Rich Hinnenkamp at rjhoops2014@gmail.com.

 

TRYOUTS FOR 10th & 11th GRADE:

Tryouts for the 10th grade and 11th grade will be announced at a later date.  If you are interested in trying out for one of these teams, please register online. We wait until the HS season is over before we bring these players in for tryouts.

 

 

 

  

AAU RULE CHANGES FOR 2015:

AAU Basketball changed the age requirements starting in 2015.  All players in 8th grade and below will now follow the age requirement.  Eligibility is now based on age not grade.  9th grade and above maintains the grade rule.  Those players in the 8th grade who are too old must now compete with the 9th grade team.

 

Age rules are as follows:

10 & Under: An athlete can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2015

11 & Under:  An athlete can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2015

12 & Under:  An athlete can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2015

13 & Under:  An athlete can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2015

14 & Under:  An athlete can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2015

 

15U/9th Grade: An athlete can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2015Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th  grade as of Oct 1, 2014and who is no older than 16 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 15U/9th grade division

 

16U/10th Grade: An athlete can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2015Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th grade as of Oct 1, 2014and who is no older than 17 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 16U/10th grade division

 

17U/11th Grade: An athlete can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2015Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11th  grade as of Oct 1, 2014and who is no older than 18 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 17U/11th grade division