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Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Lockport, Illinois

FAQ Page-Youth Division

Q: What age level should my son tryout for?
A: The Sparks organization prefers players to play with their grade age.

  • Entering 1st grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 7u
  • Entering 2nd grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 8u
  • Entering 3rd grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 9u
  • Entering 4th grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 10u
  • Entering 5th grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 11u
  • Entering 6th grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 12u
  • Entering 7th grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 13u
  • Entering 8th grade in Fall of ’18- then tryout for 14u

 

Q: How many teams will be fielded at each level?
A: Our goals are…

 

Q: Does the price include uniform costs?
A: Uniforms costs are not included, however, a basic uniform package of (2) pants, (2) jerseys, (1) hat, (1) pair of Stance socks and (1) belt is under $250.

 

Q: What is the tryout process like?
A: All players will be tested for their arm strength, running speed and exit velocity. After that each player will hit and showcase defensively. Tryouts are conducted in a way where all participants are required to earn their spot on a team and each players will have ample opportunity to put their best foot forward. Players are notified the morning after the first tryout whether or not they have been invited back for night 2. 

 

Q: How quickly will we be notified if we make the team and how do we lock in our roster spot?
A: Players will be notified of their status within 1-3 days of the final tryout. Players invited to the program will have 24 hours to accept their invitation. Players that accept will have to secure their roster spot with a deposit.

 

Q: How does payment work?
A: Player fees work with payment plans that look as follows:

  • 7-9u: $450 down payment, 7 payments of $200 beginning October 1
  • 10-14u: $600 down payment, 9 payments of $250 beginning on October 1