Most teams practice 2 times per week and also offer training on other days. Most practices are 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Most practices are between 6 pm and 9 pm during the week. The location of practices depends on the availability of the facilities contracted.
In Xpress basketball, teams travel in within a 6 hour radius. We try to keep players playing close to home when possible. Most tournaments are in the southeast.
We do not mind if a player plays in other leagues or on their school team. Your school basketball should always come first but Xpress takes priority on all other events.
3rd – 8th grade team’s tryouts are in January and play from March until the end of July. High School team’s tryouts are at the end of February after their high school season and play from March and are done after the live period in July.
The total cost to play on a Texas Elite team is $375 a year. (This does not include food during travel). This fee includes game uniform, back pack, sneakers, practice, and tournament fees. You will not have to pay anything additional to these fees.
The level of competition varies per team and age group. We focus on all of our teams being as competitive as possible however at the younger age we focus on development of the kids skills and understanding of the game. Player development at all levels is a big focus for our program. Our high School teams are highly competitive travel teams that travel throughout the southeast to play in tournaments that provide them recognition to scouting services and college coaches.
Orangeburg Xpress was formed and began competing in 2008
Tryouts vary by team. 3rd – 8th grade team’s tryouts are in and High School team’s tryouts are at the end of February after their high school season. Please watch for announcements flyers for dates and times.
Our high school teams play in a variety of NCAA certified tournaments in front of college scouts as well as college team camps at major Universities. We also assist in getting our kids ranked with different ranking services that are viewed by college coaches