Boys Basketball

This page provides information about Bear Creek's boys varsity and JV basketball program.

Boys Basketball Resources

Boys Basketball Calendar

Interest Meeting: October 11, 2022
Registration Deadline: October 20, 2022
Practices Begin: November 14, 2022
Season Ends: February/March

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat/Sun
Mon, Sep 26
Tue, Sep 27
Wed, Sep 28
Thu, Sep 29
Fri, Sep 30
US Boys Basketball Open Gym
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Sat, Oct 1
Boys Basketball Training
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Sun, Oct 2
Mon, Oct 3
Tue, Oct 4
Wed, Oct 5
Thu, Oct 6
Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
Sun, Oct 9
Mon, Oct 10
Tue, Oct 11
Wed, Oct 12
Thu, Oct 13
Sat, Oct 15
Sun, Oct 16
Mon, Oct 17
Tue, Oct 18
Thu, Oct 20
Sat, Oct 22
Sun, Oct 23
Mon, Oct 24
Tue, Oct 25
Thu, Oct 27
Sat, Oct 29
Sun, Oct 30
Mon, Oct 31
Tue, Nov 1
Thu, Nov 3
Sat, Nov 5
Sun, Nov 6

Meet the Coach

Tyler Mendezona

Tyler Mendezona

Faculty, Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Physical Education Specialist
Tyler Mendezona, aka Coach Mendo, began teaching and coaching at Bear Creek in 2014, and he loves the relationships and connections he builds through teaching in this community. Coach Mendo is the physical education teacher for grades 5 – 8 and also coaches the Bear Creek’s boys varsity basketball team. He played basketball for Northwest University. Mendo finds his inspiration from his family, wife, Alexa, and daughters, Jayce and Taylor. He enjoys being active and spending quality time with the ones he loves. B.A. Business Management, Northwest University

Boys Basketball Quick Facts

Fees

Registration Fee: $350 + $300 for team gear (T-shirt, shooting shirt, practice jersey, game socks, beanie, and travel jacket/pants) and video services. Travel gear cost is amortized over two years.
Additional Costs: Include equipment/gear (see below) and any team-related meals, trips, and activities (see below).

Anticipated Levels of Play

The boys basketball program generally offers JV-C, JV, and varsity teams. This is entirely dependent on the numbers at the start of the season however. The 2021 – 2022 season featured all three teams, and we anticipate three teams for the 2022 – 2023 season as well.

Practice and Game Schedule

The boys basketball JV and varsity teams practice Monday through Saturday. JV-C team will practice 2 – 3 times/week. The program generally schedules 12 – 16 regular season games for JV-C, 16 – 18 games for JV, and 20 games for varsity, which are played after school between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (start times). There are some exceptions with some games taking place on a Saturday. Away games may involve early dismissals from class as we travel to games. See Boys Basketball Calendar above.

Transportation

Transportation is not needed for practices as we stay at the school for training. For away games, transportation will be provided by the school, and the expectation is that students will travel together to all away games on the bus/van. Students are not allowed to drive their own vehicles or arrange their own transportation to away games.

Uniform, Gear, and Equipment

The school provides two uniform jerseys and shorts which must be returned at the end of the season.

The registration fee includes season-specific gear items (see above). Players must purchase their own team shoes and further guidance (color, etc.) will be provided prior to the start of the season.

Tournaments, Retreats, and Overnight Activities

During the season, it is common for the boys basketball team to organize several fun team activities including an overnight trip. This might differ from year to year but a typical season usually involves one fun overnight team retreat for the varsity team (we stay at a house/cabin), along with several fun evenings together (all three teams) at a bowling alley, eating team meals, or at a teammate’s house hanging out. All of these costs come at the expense of the family. Team meals, bowling, and travel expenses (for an overnight trip) are all additional expenses that players will get billed for if/when they participate.

Out of Season Activities

The boys basketball team has practice, games, tournaments, and camps throughout the summer. Additional costs for camps, leagues, and tournaments will be billed when/if you participate. From time to time in the spring/fall, the boys organize optional “open gym” practices that are generally run and promoted on their own or out of season training hosted by various companies. There is also time in the fitness center available for all Bear Creek athletes every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Bear Creek promotes and encourages boys to play basketball out of season for different select-level/AAU clubs and organizations.