Monthly Payment $225
Local Tournament $60
Practices at 1645 S Walnut St, Burlington, WA 98233
Tourneys for the following grades are booked:
Out of State Tournament
Sibling Discount Monthly Payment $400
Dear D-1 Elite Families,
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the D-1 family. We are honored to have the opportunity to coach and mentor young men and women in our community. The impact a coach can have on a child is something we take very seriously at D-1. We strive to create positive experiences and relationships that foster growth in character as well as basketball skills.
Please show your commitment to the team by providing payment for April, we have already put money down for tournaments and gym space in good faith. You can do so in a variety of ways. Online you can pay via credit card through paypal. A payment portal is set up above and also under your team tab. All are the same. We will pay for tournaments separate from practice. We have 2 tournaments already in
April for everyone except 5th grade girls. For everyone else if you cannot make these tournaments we need to know asap so we can fill a spot or request a refund if we don't have enough players. In 1 week it will be non-refundable.
If you wish to pay cash, check (to D-1 Elite) or venmo (@jared-stohl) we can make that arrangement as well.
If you are a low income family and need assistance please message me for required documents to apply. There is an income threshold you must be under. Our funding is limited this year due to increased gym costs, and travel costs for coaches. We are a non-profit if you know any corporations who would like to donate to our cause please let me know as well.
About the D-1 Program
D-1 Elite was started 7 years ago to teach aspiring youth how to get to the next level of basketball. Whether your goal is to play varsity as a freshman or to play collegiate basketball, D-1 elite teaches the skills, character, work ethic and Basketball IQ that will help get you there. Our goal is take the top talent in the north side of Washington and compete on a national and statewide level. We believe many players north of Seattle go unseen on the recruiting trail simply because there are no quality programs to represent them and they are not getting the high level mentoring and skill development it requires. Instead of traveling to Seattle like I did as a high-schooler to get the best training and competition D-1 Elite offers a higher level of learning for kids locally up north.
What We Teach
We teach the same concepts I was taught at Portland, and concepts I have adopted after studying other programs (ie: Gonzaga, St marys, UW, Duke, Virgina). We teach the same defensive principles taught at Virginia under Tony Bennett and switching principles taught by Mark Few at Gonzaga. Practice plans will consist of 20-30 minutes of skill development, teaching high level fundamentals that correlate directly to games. Even at the college and pro levels they work on these same basic fundamentals that we will do every practice. After skill development we will focus on team oriented development, learning plays, learning the motion offense, and other defensive and offensive schemes. The last half of practice will consist of live playing. We take pride in our coaches being able to coach in live situations. Much like a college atmosphere we will do a lot of teaching and development out of controlled scrimmages on the fly. We believe this is where kids develop the most over the course of the year. If you are a parent and want to attend practices this is fine, just please don’t coach your kid during our practices, please wait till after practice or on the drive home if needed.
What We Expect From Parents and Players
As a parent and player you are a reflection of our entire program, and you are a reflection of me.
It is very important that representation is one of the highest integrity, class, and respect.
We expect the following out of our players:
Play hard 100% of the time
Do not complain to referee's.
Be a Great Teammate; Communicate without putting others down, Positive encouragement, Play for each other, Make your teammate better.
Show up on time and attend Practices, and Tournaments. (You get what you put into it.) If you are a multiple sport athlete, communicate your schedule, and what you can commit to.
Attendance may affect playing time based on coaches discretion. (Excusable absences include: Sickness, Family Emergency, Scheduled School Events) (Homework is not excusable, we expect you to prioritize and get your work done ahead of time).
Learn the plays and learn the concepts that are being taught. Apply yourself to be a student of the game.
Get along with your teammates. If you have an issue with a teammate please solve the issue amongst yourselves first. If issues persist please tell the coach and coach will confront all players involved. If the issue is not resolved by then I will intervene and it may result in players being removed from the team.
Be coach-able. Don’t talk back. Look the coach in the eye’s when he is instructing. Do not talk to teammates during instruction.
What We expect out of our parents:
DO NOT coach your kids from the sidelines. Please let your kid be coached by someone other than you during games and practice. If you are that inclined to coach please start your own team and go coach them. This a valuable concept that will help your kid in the long run. Give your coach a chance to establish a relationship with your kid. For instance If you yell at them as a parent, now I as a coach don’t feel inclined to correct any wrong actions because you are already bringing them down from the sidelines. Please wait till the ride home or even the next day if you absolutely feel the need to discuss what happened in the games or practice.
DO NOT yell or talk to refs in any negative way. Ref’s are bad, we all know it. My college coach always preached, you have to be so good that the ref’s don’t phase you. There is an art to working the officials as a coach, let the coach talk to the refs. Please fight the urge to bash the refs as it never ends up turning the calls around and they won’t give you calls in the future. If this becomes an issue you will be warned, and if it escalates you may be asked to leave or not be allowed to attend events.
Dealing with playing time issues
We are invested into your child’s growth. We encourage open communication between players and coaches. If your child is unhappy with his or her playing time please have them talk to the coach first. If your child is uncomfortable talking to the coach alone then I would suggest going with your child to the coach before or after practice and asking, “What does Jr. need to work on to get more time?” or “Hey Jr. really wants to be a starter or be able to play in crunch time minutes, what does he need to get better at to have that opportunity?”
Please refrain from talking to coaches immediately after games when emotions are high. Please wait 24 hours before contacting the coach after you feel an emotional outburst about to happen.
Please remember playing time is not guaranteed in this organization, We strive to allow more time than other programs, however each individual must earn their time.
If you have further issues with a coach or think he has vendetta against your kid, please come to me and I will look further into it, I can request game film or go over certain weaknesses and strengths that I see.
Payments are due by the 7th of each month. It will be $225 per month. If you have not communicated a payment plan, and do not pay your kid may not be allowed to participate in team activities until paid for.
If you cannot afford to play please email Jared (email@example.com) for more payment plan options or to learn about how to apply for sponsorship. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to play regardless of economic well being, and falling on hard times. AAU basketball is expensive and we have done our best to cut costs down for everyone and still keep tremendous value.
We plan on going this season from April to the end of August. Younger teams 5th-7th grade may adjust to a shorter season. Due to Covid Gym closures we are unable to 100% dictate which tournaments each team will be in. We will vote on travel tournaments and will need minimum 7 votes to participate in a travel tourney. We realize not everyone's schedule will line up which is why we are doing the voting system this year. Practice schedule coming out shortly. Practices will be in Burlington the first two weeks and will be different than the rest of the year's schedule.
The same jerseys will be used from last year. If you are a new player, or need a new jersey, you will have to purchase a new one Under the D-1 Gear Tab. Please check with your coach to verify the number is not taken before ordering and that you ordering the correct color. It is up to you whether you want a last name or not on there. I personally like last names.
Every kid will receive a shooting shirt at no extra cost. We will get sizes shortly. If parents or others want shirts, and sweatshirts they will be available for extra purchase online shortly.
Looking forward to a great season and any further questions please feel free to reach out to me here or at practice in the coming weeks.