FAQs

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Who are the Greenwich Stars?

The Greenwich Stars are the most popular and respected basketball organization in the New York/Connecticut area.

The Greenwich Stars run year-round programs for boys and girls in grades Pre K – High School. Scholarships are available.

The Greenwich Stars are not a sports factory like so many others. We truly care about all our players and their families. We are in the basketball world to have a positive and lasting impact on every one of our players. Our coaches are exceptional – on and off the court!

We have top basketball teams, leagues and programs. We also offer private group instruction, clinics and special programs. The Greenwich Stars are based in Greenwich, CT and we welcome elite, travel, school, recreational and new players. The Greenwich Stars have multiple basketball teams and leagues playing 12 months a year. We have an extensive In-House Fall League that plays September – November (our Fall program runs 7 days a week and you can pick a day or days that you want to play). We also offer Fall Travel teams for Boys and Girls that runs from September – November. From November – March, we have an extensive “Travel” Team program featuring 16 teams. In the spring from March – November, we have a large Spring AAU program. In the summer, we have training sessions and an August (evening) camp. No matter what kind of player you are, we have a program, a team and a league for you.

Practice sessions are held at Carmel Academy (Greenwich, CT).

John Raybin is the President and General Manager of the Greenwich Stars.

For more info, please contact John Raybin at john.raybin@greenwichstars.com or call: 203.661.4444

Are partial and full “scholarships” available?

Yes. Absolutely. Scholarships are available and offered on a case-by-case basis.

For more info, please contact John Raybin at john.raybin@greenwichstars.com or call: 203.661.4444

I have questions about Trying Out for the Greenwich Stars…

If you have any questions or need further info on any of the Greenwich Stars teams, please go to the contact page

How will the players be selected for a team?

The Greenwich Stars have teams of many different levels. Tryouts are held for the Fall and Winter Travel teams, and the Spring AAU teams. When trying out for a Greenwich Stars team, players will be evaluated on their basketball ability and skills, athleticism, attitude and more. The Coaches and The President/General Manager work together to select team members.

Is there a fee for Trying Out and how do you evaluate players?

Unlike most other programs, Greenwich Stars tryouts are FREE. There is never a charge for Trying Out. Players are put through basic basketball drills to evaluate the skill levels of each player.  Game-like competition is also held between potential teammates for further evaluation.

Do I need to attend all the Tryouts?

Players should try to attend all tryouts. It is recommended that players make all tryouts to give them the best opportunity to be evaluated.

Note: Tryouts are always FREE.

Who selects which players make a team?

The Coaches and the President/General Manager work together to select the players for each team.

Is playing time guaranteed if my child makes a Greenwich Stars Travel or AAU team?

Every child who plays for a Greenwich Stars Travel or AAU team will play in each game. However, there is no guaranteed amount of playing time for any player. Coaches must weigh a number of factors for each and every game as to which players will start and who plays and how much.

My child was cut and I believe my son was a better player than players who did make the team.

The Greenwich Stars have many basketball teams for all kinds of players. On the Fall and Winter Travel teams, and the Spring AAU teams, tryouts are held and deciding who should make each team is not an exact science. The coaches and general manager will do their best to identify the best players for each team. It is important to remember that all teams need different types of players to be successful.

What Makes the Greenwich Stars Special?

The Greenwich Stars coaches are special. The coaches are great teachers and communicators who always go “the extra mile” to make sure each basketball player is the best they can possibly be. Each of our senior coaches have won multiple championships and have extensive basketball resumes. Our coaches preach great sportsmanship, dedication and respect for the game. Swearing, poor behavior and technical fouls are not allowed on the Greenwich Stars. Ever. Every player will learn the fundamentals and skills needed to be a better player. Our practices are “learning experiences” and teamwork is emphasized….and yes, we do like to win!

The Greenwich Stars are National Champions. Our 12U Boys Basketball Team won the 2015 ZG National Championship.

Which Greenwich Stars Program Should I Join?

All Boys and Girls in grades PreK – High School are welcome to play with the Greenwich Stars.

We have teams, leagues and programs for every kind of player. That decision is up to you and your child. It depends on your child’s basketball ability and commitment to the sport. The Greenwich Stars are based in Greenwich, CT and are open to elite, travel, school, recreational and new players. The Greenwich Stars have multiple basketball teams and leagues including: AAU (Spring) Teams, Travel (Fall and Winter) teams, Greenwich Stars (FALL) In_House Basketball Leagues and the Greenwich Stars Summer Program. No matter what kind of player you are, we have a program, a team and a league for you!

The Greenwich Stars also offers (year-round) private group training and training for boys and girls.

Does my child have to attend practice?

Yes. You must attend practice in order to get playing time in games.

Can Parents attend Practices and Games?

Parents are always welcome at every practice and game.

My child plays other sports (Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, etc) – would they be able to also play on Greenwich Stars teams?

Yes. However, with any conflict, The Greenwich Stars should be your top athletic priority. Our Greenwich Stars teams play in multiple basketball leagues and seasons. The competition is excellent and our teams want to excel. We ask for your commitment. Players need to attend all practices and games.

 


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