2020-2021 Season Underway

Team Formation Day was a tremendous success!  We had nearly 140 players attend.  Practices begin the week of October 12, with our first Saturday morning ball-handling session scheduled for October 17.  Additional players may be added, but individual team coaches will make the final call if space is available.

Begin the week of October 12:

  • 8th Grade Boys          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • 7th Grade Boys          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • 6th Grade Boys          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • 5th Grade Boys          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm.  
  • 3rd/4th Grade Boys    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • 6th/7th Grade Girls     Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00.
  • 5th Grade Girls           Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00.
  • 3rd/4th Grade Girls     Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00.
  • Saturday Ball-handling Sessions are open to all registered Baller players.  For the present time, we are going to split into two groups to provide for better social distancing. Girls team will combine on Saturdays between 8:00-9:30, with Boys teams going from 9:30-11:00. 

*Reno Ballers does not practice during school breaks: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The season traditionally ends on Memorial Day weekend.


As we all know, our daily landscape is in “motion” as businesses and families deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Currently, we do not plan on attending tournaments until the current health crisis is no longer an issue. With this in mind, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows has made the decision to plan for a 2020-21 Reno Ballers season, but to not collect any payment for Reno Ballers (with the exception of the $20 annual BGCTM membership fee) until we know we can travel and participate in tournaments. 

In addition, all players and their parent(s) are required to complete the Mandatory Health Policy
Teams will only practice for the foreseeable future.  No uniforms will be ordered and there will obviously not be any tournament entry fees as there are no tournaments!  The coaches have even agreed to take a 100% pay cut.  Of course, since our coaches agree to help your kids by dedicating hundreds of hours in the gym without being paid, the impact of 100% of nothing will not be too severe!  If and when our current health conditions change, we will reevaluate how we can safely move forward.  
Thank you for understanding that the safety of the people who attend and visit our BGCTM sites is our greatest concern.  
Should you have any questions, please contact Reno Ballers Administrator Steve George at sgeorge@bgctm.org.  


As noted above, the Reno Ballers annual fee of $300 will not be collected until or unless we are assured the season can go forward, including tournament participation.   

Reno Ballers continues to be one of the best values in the greater Washoe County and surrounding area, with an annual cost of $300, which includes uniform and most tournament entry fees.  Non-BGCTM members are required to purchase a $20 annual BGCTM Membership.


Payment in full is due by no later than November 1, unless an Installment Payment Agreement has been approved. Players are free to practice during the month of October without payment, but uniform and tournament play are excluded until payments are received.

If necessary, financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information about qualifying for financial assistance, contact Reno Baller Administrator Steve George at sgeorge@bgctm.org

All Reno Ballers members must complete a Reno Ballers Registration Form, and the required BGCTM Membership Form. Check the Quick Links area below to print those documents.

$300 Annual Fee Covers:

  • Baller Uniform (jersey, shooting shirt, team shorts)
  • Tournament entry fees (normally $300/team/tourney)
Additional Family Member: $175
NOTE: Reno Baller coaches receive no compensation for the hundreds of hours they volunteer in providing our players with high level coaching. 


$ 300 Yearly
  • Baller Gear value $100
  • All Tournament fees
  • 4 weekly practice opportunities


$ 175 Yearly
  • Baller Gear value $100

For more information:


BGCTM Athletic Director Steve George, sgeorge@bgctm.org

8th Grade Boys           Kalani Vaka, Brian Vaka, and Doug Cordova.
7th Grade Boys           Calen Evans, Steve Flint, and Kevin Carpenter
6th Grade Boys           Jason Westphal, Scott Schellin, and Casey McCann
5th Grade Boys           TBD
3rd/4th Grade Boys     Kyle Schellin, Rick Stevens, and the “legend,” Dickie Allen.
6th/7th Grade Girls     Ames Sabellano, Nate Carrier, and Shayla Carrier.
5th Grade Girls           TBD
3rd/4th Grade Girls     Steve George, Kevin Carpenter, Laura Tolotti


Reno Ballers, going on year number 24, is the premier youth basketball program in Reno and Sparks, offering high-quality basketball development, as well as competition for boys in 3rd – 8th grade, and girls in  3rd-7th grade. Each year, hundreds of area youth are exposed to the great game of basketball and taught important life-lessons about sportsmanship, responsibility, and hard work by knowledgeable and proven coaches who want to ensure all players receive the training experience they deserve.  Thousands of players have passed through the Reno Ballers program, with many moving on to successful high school and college careers.  Players from different ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds comprise the Reno Ballers. We teach everyone fundamentally-sound basketball and life skills.  We require accountability in the classroom, at home, and in the community.