Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get started?
A. The player and parent must come to a practice and try it out. At the first practice, your child must be dressed and ready to practice. Each child is able to attend 2 practices at no charge before deciding on whether he or she wants to join. At the first practice, the parent should fill out the contact sheet.
2. When does the actual season end?
A. The CAVS will play consistently until the end of July. The season ends with the last summer tournament in Las Vegas during the month of July.
3. When can we plan vacation or make weekend plans?
A. The busiest part of the CAVS season is from the months of February to May. The CAVS will play almost every weekend.
B. Please expect to play in a tournament during almost all holiday weekends. There will be tournaments that will have games for 3 days.
4. My son just joined the CAVS. When will he get a uniform?
A. Uniforms for the season have been ordered. We are waiting for them to be printed and delivered. Uniforms will be issued once the entire registration fee is paid.
B. The expectation is that ALL players will have both a practice uniform and a tournament uniform.
5. How do I request a specific uniform number?
A. Upon joining, a player’s number is issued based upon correct uniform size availability. If a returning player already has the desired number, the returning player or player with most seniority will retain the uniform number. For an additional fee, a specific number can be ordered (provided the desired number is available).
6. Who do I call if my son will miss practice? What if my player misses a tournament?
A. If your child is going to miss practice or a tournament, please send an email or text to let us know. Practice is very important. Players that miss practice regularly or are always late will not see a lot of playing time during games. It does not go un-noticed with the coaches that there are players that regularly miss practice.
7. In addition to the monthly fees, what other costs will there be?
A. Tournament and/ or game fees are paid as your player participates.
B. Individual games are $20 each while tournament fees may range from $70 to $100. Many of the tournaments charge admission fees. This can range from $5 - $12 per day. Out of state tournaments, the admission fee can be up to $20 per day.
8. How are game times and locations communicated?
A. Game times and locations will be sent via email. This is the sole form of communication. Please provide an email that you can access over the weekend.
B. Most tournaments will not have game schedules available until the Thursday before the Saturday that games start. The CAVS do not have any ability to get game times any earlier. Game times will be emailed as soon as possible to all players.
9. What is the difference between CYDL, a shootout, and a tournament?
A. CYDL games are individual games against another team. There may be a single or multiple games on any given Saturday or Sunday.
B. A shootout is typically only 2 games on a single day (Saturday or Sunday).
C. A tournament guarantees at least 3 games over both Saturday and Sunday, including playoffs.
10. Can my child just come to practice without playing in games or tournaments?
A. Yes! The CAVS will hope that all players will eventually want to play in games. But there is a developmental program. Those players will practice and play local games only.
11. What does the fundraising money go towards?
A. There are 4 main fundraisers throughout the season. The fundraising money goes towards paying for gym fees, basketballs, training equipment, travel expenses, and scholarships for families that may not be able to pay the entire fees.
B. For CAVS hosted events, we rely on parents to volunteer their time to give back to the organization.
12. What leagues do the CAVS play in?
A. The CAVS program is focused more on tournaments. There is not a standing league that the CAVS play in on a regular basis.