FAQ

HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DOES A TEAM PRACTICE?

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.

HOW FAR DOES A TEAM TRAVEL TO PLAY?

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.

IS MY CHILD ALLOWED TO PLAY ON OTHER TEAMS?

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.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND END?

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.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST TO PLAY ON AN XPRESS TEAM?

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.

ARE XPRESS TEAMS COMPETITIVE OR DEVELOPMENTAL?

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.

HOW LONG HAS XPRESS BEEN AROUND?

Orangeburg Xpress was formed and began competing in 2008

HOW CAN I TRYOUT FOR A TEAM?

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.

HOW DO YOU HELP KIDS GET COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS?

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