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2022-23 Blue Knights Basketball Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The St. Louis Christian Homeschool Blue Knights organization was established in 2006 with a single basketball team. Since that time, like-minded families and committed volunteers who are passionate about sports have enabled exponential growth to include several programs.

We strive to display Christian character at all times; to train young men and women to love and play competitive sports while honoring God in all that they do; to bring honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with our attitudes, actions and abilities; and to lead others to Him through our words and deeds.

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” 
–Matthew 5:16

The Blue Knights organization is much more than a group of sports teams. We are sports-loving, God-loving families with the common goal of drawing closer to Christ through high level athletics and the friendships that are built through striving and celebrating together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I register my child for the 2022-2023 basketball season?
Late September. More details to come.

How do I register my child to play basketball with the Blue Knights?
Registration for the 2022-2023 Blue Knights basketball season will begin soon! Registration details will be posted on the home page, our social media pages (links at top right of this page) and via email. If you’d like to be added to the email list, please send your name, child’s name/age, and phone number to [email protected]. Please include BOYS or GIRLS BASKETBALL in your message. Continue reading below for information regarding our competitive and developmental programs.

Which team should I register for?
Registration for the 2022-2023 Blue Knights basketball season will begin soon, so stay tuned!

I have more questions about registration. Whom should I contact, and how?
Contact Marla Coumerilh, [email protected], 636.448.5692 (call or text).

What will be expected of me and my child if we decide to participate in a Blue Knights program?
Please read through the Parent Manifesto, Parent Contract and the Athlete Contract found under the Registration Info > Agreements & Forms menu above.

How do I find my team(s) in the GameChanger Team Manager (New) app?
Complete instructions can be found here. Access will be available after teams have been assigned for the season.

What should I do if I have an issue with a coach or with someone within the Blue Knights organization?
Please follow the Conflict Resolution guide found under the Registration Info > Agreements & Forms menu above.

I have even more questions. Whom should I contact, and how?
Contact [email protected] with any additional questions that aren’t addressed here.

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What does it mean to play on a competitive or developmental team?
Tryouts are required for competitive teams ('22-'23 season tryout details here). Tryouts are NOT required for developmental play. Competitive teams require larger financial and time commitments, including travel. Developmental teams are for beginners and/or recreational players. They feature a lighter practice and game schedule and cost less. To learn more, please read on.

COMPETITIVE TEAMS

When does the season begin, and how long does it last?
Practices begin in late September with games beginning in November. The season ends with a national home school basketball championship tournament in March 2023. (Dates and location to be announced soon.)

Where and when are practices held?
Practices will be posted on each team’s GameChanger account as soon as they are confirmed with the coaches and facilities. Facilities are generally held in the St. Peters, O’Fallon and Wentzville areas and vary by team.

Where and when are the games usually played?
Games will be posted on each team’s GameChanger account as soon as they are confirmed. Games are usually within one hour from the St. Louis area, plus 3-4 out of town tournaments.

What does it cost to play competitive basketball?

  • Fees range $300-$550 and are subject to change each season. In addition:
  • Registration Fee:
    • All players must pay a $10 fee that covers organizational costs.
  • Uniforms:
    • 10U Boys and Girls purchase reversible jerseys for $25.
    • 14U Girls purchase uniforms for $80.
    • 18U Girls purchase uniforms for $185.
    • 12U Boys, 13U Boys, 14U Boys West rent black/white reversible Boombah uniforms for $40 for their 1st and 2nd seasons, and $0 for any following seasons.
    • 14U Boys, 16U Boys, 18U Boys rent Nike uniforms for $40 for their 1st and 2nd seasons, and $0 for any following seasons.
  • Other expenses:
    • Families can expect admission fees for away games and tournaments, along with travel costs for out-of-town tournaments (hotel, food, gas, etc.)

Are there any discounts for siblings? No

Are other discounts or scholarships available?
There is a discount for pastors’ families. Email [email protected] for scholarship application.

MSHSAA eligibility
Players must be homeschooled for 365 consecutive days before they are eligible to participate in MSHSAA games. *Note: Parents should not contact MSHSAA regarding their questions, complaints or concerns. All questions to MSHSAA need to go through Blue Knights Athletic Director, Rick Tucker, via email at [email protected].

DEVELOPMENTAL TEAMS

When does the season begin, and how long does it last?
The developmental basketball season runs November through March.

Where and when are practices held?
Practices will be posted on each team’s GameChanger account as soon as they are confirmed with the coaches and facilities. Facilities are generally held in the St. Peters, O’Fallon and Wentzville areas and vary by team.

Where and when are the games usually played?
Games will be posted on each team’s GameChanger account as soon as they are confirmed. Games are usually within one hour from the St. Louis area.

What does it cost to play developmental basketball?

  • Fees range $110-$250 and are subject to change each season. In addition:
  • Registration Fee:
    • All players must pay a $10 fee that covers organizational costs.
  • Uniforms:
    • 10U Boys and Girls purchase reversible jerseys for $25.
    • 14U Girls purchase uniforms for $80.
    • 18U Girls purchase uniforms for $185.
    • 12U Boys, 13U Boys, 14U Boys West rent black/white reversible Boombah uniforms for $40 for their 1st and 2nd seasons, and $0 for any following seasons.
    • 14U Boys, 16U Boys, 18U Boys rent Nike uniforms for $40 for their 1st and 2nd seasons, and $0 for any following seasons.
  • Other expenses:
    • Families can expect admission fees for away games and non-league games.

Are there any discounts for siblings? No

Are other discounts or scholarships available?
There is a discount for pastors’ families. Email [email protected] for scholarship application.

MSHSAA eligibility
Developmental teams do not play MSHSAA games.

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