4CITY:Represent is our spring and fall "club" program designed to keep our most passionate players balling year round without giving up other sports or activities. It is a healthier alternative to most club/AAU programs that cost $1000's, take up every weekend, and often fail to deliver on quality coaching and player development.
Represent players have biweekly intense practices with 4CITY's professional coaching staff, and then "represent" 4CITY in flexible weekend games that include competing against other clubs in local tournaments, jamborees, or in-house scrimmages... all while adhering to our 4C Philosophy. Players practice with their age group during the week and then competitive teams are formed each weekend based on skill level and availability.
SPRING '23 SEASON
After years of requests from parents, players and coaches to offer a spring season of 4CITY, we are excited to launch our inaugural 4CITY:Represent season this spring. An incredible group of professional coaches—cherry picked from our best All Star coaches over the past seasons—will lead all practices and games. This competitive but flexible program will help players develop their basketball skills, and sharpen their in-game decision making, while still being able to participate in other spring sports or activities.
The Spring '23 season starts the week of March 27th and finishes June 4th with each age group having two weeknight practices and flexible weekend games or scrimmages. Players who have conflicts during the week or just want more basketball can attend an optional Friday workout.
See program details below.
- Existing 4CITY Families: Tuesday, March 14th
- General public (non PA residents okay): Wednesday, March 15th
Space in each age group is extremely limited so please register promptly to ensure a spot.
These fees cover all tournament fees, uniforms, gyms, referees and scorekeepers, and professional coaching by our head 4CITY coaches for ten weeks. Players will receive a practice shirt to keep.
Full and partial scholarships are available on a need basis—please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The spring Represent season will run for ten weeks from March 27th - June 4th. Players have two weeknight practices each week and flexible opportunities to play in competitive games on the weekend.
Weeknight practices (75 minutes):
- Girls 3rd/4th: Monday/Wednesday @ 7:00 - 8:15 pm
- Boys 3rd/4th: Monday/Wednesday @ 6:30 - 7:45 pm
- Girls 5th/6th: Monday/Wednesday @ 7:00- 8:15 pm
- Boys 5th/6th: Tuesday/Thursday @ 6:30 - 7:45 pm or 7:15 - 8:30
- Girls 7th/8th: Monday/Wednesday @ 7:45 - 9:00 pm
- Boys 7th/8th: Monday/Wednesday @ 7:45 -9:00 pm
- High School: Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 pm
We will be offering weekend games or scrimmages each weekend of the program, with local tournament options most weekends. Teams will be selected by the coaches based on skill level and practice performance, with all skill levels guaranteed opportunities to play in tournaments. On average we expect players will attend 2-5 weekend tournaments during the spring season and play or scrimmage locally on the other weekends.
The time of games and scrimmages will vary from week to week due to the last-minute scheduling of most AAU style tournaments in the area. We will strive to get schedules to you by Thursday evenings and you will always have a local scrimmage option to choose if the scheduling does not work.
Please note that we will be following all county and state COVID guidelines, which currently do NOT require players, coaches, refs and fans to be masked when indoors. As much as possible we will keep gym doors open for optimal airflow. If your player is experiencing symptoms, test them as soon as possible. If players have a negative test, they can attend 4CITY practices and games but must wear a mask if exhibiting symptoms. Players who test positive may return to 4CITY practices/games after five days, or 24 hours after they stop exhibiting symptoms--whichever is sooner.
All local scrimmages and practices will be held at one of the following Palo Alto gyms:
- JLS Middle School
- Fletcher Middle School
- Greene Middle School
- Palo Alto High School
- Gunn High School