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Try Outs & Practices


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Tryouts are Monday, March 21st 7-9 in Fien (Mitty Gym) 

Please arrive by 6:30pm to check in

Please register HERE.

Summer League 2016

The San Jose Cagers wish to thank all of the young athletes who came to Try-Outs for our Spring program.  After reviewing the candidates, the coaches have selected the players for each team.  To find out if you have been selected for a team, please review the team rosters on their respective Team page found on this website.  If you do not find your name on any of the rosters, it was determined that further development was needed.  We do hope that you will consider coming back to try-out for the Cagers at some time in the future.

If you were placed on a team, please download the documents found below the rosters.  These contain important information about this year’s Summer program and important deadlines that must be adhered to.

Again, thanks for coming out and we look forward to an exciting Summer season!  Go Cagers!!


What is the practice time commitment?


  • Practices are held twice per week starting in mid-February.
  • Grades 5 & 6: 1.5 hours in duration
  • Grades 7 & 8: 1.5 to 2 hours in duration
  • Practice times alternate any time between 6-9pm.
  • Practices locations are subject to change based on gym availability.


  • Practices are held twice per week starting in early May.
  • Practices are typically 2 hours in duration and begin any time between the hours of 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Practices locations are subject to change based on gym availability.

Tournament Information


  • Each team is entered into 5 tournaments through the month of April and first weekend in May.
  • Tournaments begin on Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon. Parents are responsible for transportation.
  • Each team is guaranteed three games (typically two on Saturday, and one on Sunday).
  • Locations of tournaments vary in the local Bay Area.


Cagers Grey is a non-travel team that participates in a Summer high school league at a local facility. Game locations vary but games are typically held on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Cagers Blue & Cagers White Teams are travel teams and play tournaments in June and July throughout the country. Most tournaments are typically in the local Bay Area however there will be at least one or more NCAA viewing tournaments in which Coach Phillips will showcase her players to NCAA Coaches and Scouts who may be interested in working with our our players as they approach their high school graduation.

What is the cost?

The player fee is a one-time cost that covers gym rental, insurance cost, AAU player and team registration, tournament fees, and a coach’s stipend. The fees vary by season and by team. The fees for the specific season will be communicated to players who are accepted to a team on that teams “Welcome Letter”.

Please Understand

Girls of any age may tryout however will be placed on a team commensurate with their skill level as demonstrated at try-outs. In consultation with level coaches, Coach Phillips will choose the final roster. We are interested in selecting players who have a certain standard of skill and above all demonstrates a good attitude, “coachability” and noticeable work ethic. When placing players on a team, a number of factors weigh into that decision. The placement of players on a team is solely at the discretion of the coaches.

Playing time is never guaranteed. So a player who misses practices for a scheduling conflict (alternative sport) simply misses the opportunity to improve and merit more playing time. No consequence for a missed practice or game is stated within our parent handbook. Our parent handbook may be downloaded here:


What is AAU?

Founded in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. The AAU is proud to have some of the best young athletes in the country competing in all of our 30+sports. Former AAU athletes are now in the NBA, WNBA, MLB, as well as many Olympians.

AAU involves over 500,000 participants and 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts in the United States. These Districts annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events. Because of a large number of participants, California is divided into four districts. Our area is called the Pacific District (San Luis Obispo to the Oregon border).
Visit their web page at http://aaupacific.com/
Our district has approximately 20 girls basketball clubs.