B Cubed will be offering two options for winter basketball for boys grades 4-8: The GH Gold and the GH Blue Team. The Gold Team will be comprised of the 9-10 best players from each grade. The next 9-10 players from each grade will make up the Blue Team. Because no one will be cut from the Blue Team, there may be multiple Blue Teams formed for a given grade level if there is demand.
For boys in grades 4-6, invitations for the Gold Team will be offered following the B Cubed Evaluation Day on October 15. The Gold Team coach for each grade level as well as a neutral Gold Team evaluator will evaluate players. For boys in grades 7-8, the Gold Team will be selected in early December after evaluation during the middle school season. Invitations will be issued following collaboration between the middle school coaching staff and the 7th-8th grade Gold Team coaches. Players not selected for the Gold Teams will be offered a position on the Blue Team(s).
The Gold and Blue Teams are offered in addition to the fall Young Bucs League (for grades 4-6) or middle school season (for grades 7-8). The blue Team will play in the Grand Haven Winter Challenge League, only. The Gold Teams will play as follows:
- Fall League: November-December 2017 (Grades 4-6, only)
- Courthouse Tournament: December 29 (4th-6th grades) & December 30 (7th-8th grades)
- Winter Challenge League: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 24, & March 10
- Kids Helping Kids Tournament: February 10-11 (Ft. Wayne, Indiana)
- Spartan Classic Tournament: March 3-4 (Lansing, Michigan)
- Storm Classic Tournament: March 16-18 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- Spring Showcase Tournament: March 24-25 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
The Gold Team is limited to current GHAPS students or boys that live in the GHAPS district and plan to attend GHAPS at some point in the future. The Blue Team is open to all players, regardless of school district. The total cost for the Gold Team will be $400 per player (for grades 4-6) and $350 (for grades 7-8), which will include uniforms, entry fee into the fall league, entry fees into the 5 tournaments, and 2 WCL games per week when not playing in a tournament. The cost for the Blue Team will be $150 per player and will include uniforms and 2 WCL games per week. B Cubed will offer financial assistance for any eligible player on a need basis.