Bentonville High School and Bentonville West High School Programs
Students must try out at their zoned high school and attend a Bentonville Public School to be eligible. BBC prepares basketball players for both high schools and the programs operate independently under the guidance and philosophies of the BHS and BWHS high school coaches. BHS will select boys and girls competitive teams for grades 3-6, while BWHS will offer a developmental league for grades 2-7, as well as competitive teams for grades 5-6.
How are teams chosen?
We hold tryouts every September that are facilitated by the BHS and BWHS coaches. BHS evaluates and ranks players individually on specific skills and the top 8-10 players are selected to form a team (there may be more than one team per grade). All BWHS players will either make a competitive team or developmental program.
When do we find out if our child makes the team?
Team rosters will be posted on our website. Like our Facebook page and follow for updates.
What is the tuition?
$220 for competitive players (includes tournament fees, uniform and shooting shirt). BWHS will offer two 6-week developmental programs ($70/session) available to BWHS students only. Payment is due prior to the first practice to secure a spot on the team/program. Scholarship applications will be available after rosters are announced.
Practices and Games
Teams will practice 2-3 times per week in BPS gyms. You will be contacted by your coach after rosters are announced with exact days/times. Games are played Saturdays (and possibly Wednesdays for 3rd and 4th grades) during the season at Arkansas Athletes Outreach in Fayetteville November-January. There are two weekend tournaments (at the beginning and end of each season). The High School coaches encourage BBC players to attend as many Tigers and Wolverines home games as possible.
If my child played the previous year, is he/she automatically on the team again?
No, each year your child will need to try out.
Is my child guaranteed play time?
We are a competitive league. The coaches will do their best to play each person, but we do not have minimum play time guarantees.
Can parents watch practices?
No, all practices are closed. The BBC board does background checks on the coaches and assistant coaches. Please contact the board if you have individual concerns.