Multiple Teams · Boys Basketball Tryouts Start on Monday


Monday, October 29
Boys 6th grade to 12th grade
-3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at Ben Lippen School Gym
Parents are welcome to watch the last 30 minutes of try-outs.

Tuesday, October 30
Boys 6th grade to 12th grade
-3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at Denny Terrace Gym
-There will be a bus taking the boys from Ben Lippen leaving at around  3:30 PM  going to Denny Terrace Gym.  The students should meet in the athletic courtyard area.

Parents will be responsible for picking up their students 5:15 PM at the Denny Terrace Gym (6429 Bishop Ave, Columbia, SC 29203).  Parents are welcome to come watch the last 30 minutes of try-outs.

To be eligible to participate in try-outs you MUST be registered in FamilyID and have a current physical and all forms completed. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH FAMILYID  If you have ANY questions about FamilyID please contact Kim Carlen, Kim.Carlen@BenLippen.com

*Our hope and prayer is that we will make an initial round of selections after Tuesday’s practice/tryouts.  We realize 8th graders leave on Tuesday for Washington, DC and they will be allowed to resume tryouts on Monday, November 5.

Future rounds of selections/cuts will possibly take place.  FALL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN A FAIR OPPORTUNITY TO TRY OUT ONCE THEIR SEASON HAS COMPLETED.  The final decision on who makes the varsity/JV/ & middle school teams will NOT be made until the students who play a fall sport have been given a fair opportunity to try-out.

*The final decision on who makes the varsity/JV/ & middle school teams will be up to the head varsity basketball coach along with input from others (coaches, teachers, staff members, admin).

The following is a partial list of criteria we will use to select our teams:

  1. Academic Standing
  2. Potential
  3. Classroom Attitude
  4. Ability to be Coached
  5. Discipline
  6. Grade Level
  7. Attitude
  8. Character
  9. Desire
  10. Dedication & Commitment
  11. Ability
  12. Position

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact head boys basketball coach, John Combs: John.Combs@BenLippen.com