Bulls Elite FAQ
- How does a club team differ from a high school team?
- Is fundraising available?
- Do I have to pay my fees in full at one time?
- What are the fees associated with a Bulls Elite team?
- What about the time involved?
- What is involved in the committment to a Bulls Elite team?
- How many teams are there?
- How does my daughter make a Bulls Elite team?
- What is Bulls Elite and how does it differ from Academy Teams?
- Why don't I get ANY refund if I don't like the team my daughter makes?
» Bulls Elite FAQ
How does a club team differ from a high school team?Club basketball is a compliment to the student athlete’s High School regimine. The Club season begins after the current High School season is over, and typically running from March through the month of July. The Bulls Elite program is focused on preparing the student athlete for the level of play demanded by college programs. There are certain dates the change from year to year in which college recruiters can evaluate prospective athletes for their college programs. In addition to college observation tournaments we also compete in USJN, AAU and FTG action.
Is fundraising available?We do provide fundraising thru various outlets. If you bring in sponsorship money either through individual fundraising or share in team fundraising revenue, your balance will be reduced accordingly. Some of the activities include: Selling tickets to Bulls/Sox games; Bake Sales; Recruiting Seminar, etc.
Do I have to pay my fees in full at one time?No. You have two payment options. Either pay the entire amount in full in advance of the season or select a payment plan. We are happy to find a plan that works for you.
What are the fees associated with a Bulls Elite team?The Bulls Elite has two divisions, a Junior Division for all players up to the eighth grade, and a Senior Division for all High School girls who are not yet Seniors. The fees for the junior Division include; All Facility fees, equipment, tournament entry fees, coaching fees, AAU registration fees, and related expenses. The Senior Division players participate in more tournaments so their fees are higher. Fees for elite teams can range from $850 - $1200. If you are a new player there is a uniform cost. If your team travels to non-local tournaments then there are additional costs including travel, room and board, etc.
What about the time involved?There are at least two practices during the week from March through July. Teams will play in 8 to 12 tournaments over the course of the season.
What is involved in the committment to a Bulls Elite team?It is expected that a player will make all the games and practices. There are always conflicts but absences disrupt the team and are unfair to the player’s coaches and teammates. Communication with the coaches is crucial about these items.
How many teams are there?Currently we take one team per age group that are selected by ability level during the tryouts. Coaches may also use other settings where they have seen the player as a part of the evaluation process.
How does my daughter make a Bulls Elite team?Register and come to the tryouts. Bulls Elite has open tryouts starting in March and each player has a chance to make one of the teams. No player is guaranteed a spot on a team. She is encouraged to make all the tryouts so that the coaches can evaluate her fairly. Please continue to check the website for the tryout dates for our next season.
If you do not make a Bulls Elite team, the Chicago Bulls Training Academy has many other options to help you improve your game.