SPL Tryout Camp Program
The Tryout Camp will consist of a combine camp. Participants will take part in basketball skill tests i.e. agility, sprinting and leaping drills. On the final day of camp each participant will play in open run games and will be evaluated by team coaches within the SPL league. How to get into the SPL? Based upon a participants' performance from the open run games, players will be drafted onto a league team. Every effort will be made to give each participant an equal shot to be drafted onto a league team. The 2013 Summer Pro League will begin in Orlando, FL July 11 - 14 and July 17 - 21, 2013 and in Los Angeles July 20 - 31, 2013. The league will feature up to 20 teams with a maximum of 12 players on each team roster. Each team will play a total of 6 regular season games. The league's top two teams with the best records will play in the SPL championship game, which will be held July 21 in Orlando and July 31 in Los Angeles.
How to Gain Direct Entry onto an SPL Team
1. Player is on the roster of a participating agent team
2. Player is a member of a National Team that is participating in the SPL
3. Attended one of the following (2011, 2012 or 2013) post season camps: Portsmouth Invitation, Chicago Pre-Draft
4. Played in the NBA, ABA, ABL, NBDL or highest professional divisions in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Australia during at least one of the following seasons (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
Please note: ALL FINAL DECISIONS ON LEAGUE DIRECT ENTRY TO BE MADE BY DEPARTMENT OF PLAYER PERSONNEL. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Summer Pro League Advantages
Besides providing a summer basketball forum for NBA luminaries, the SPL serves as a showcase for lesser-known young talent. These players use the League as a vehicle to fulfill their dreams of playing professional basketball.
SPL provides these players with an international platform upon which they can exhibit their basketball prowess to the scouts from the NBA and every other major professional league in the world.
- Scouts from the NBA, NBDL, ABA, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia
- League games are available on videotape through Fred Smith, The Basketball Channel; www.thebasketballchannel.net.
Tryout Camp Dates / Costs
DATES OF TRYOUT CAMP
July 7 and 8, 2013 Winter Park Community Center, Winter Park, FL and July 17 and 18, 2013, East Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA
DATES OF SUMMER PRO LEAGUE
July 11-14, 17-21, 2013 Winter Park, FL and July 20 - 31, 2013, East Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA; Site Coordinator for East LA - John Mosley (323)415-4140
Early Bird Tryout Entry Fee - Before May 18, 2013:
Late Tryout Entry Fee - On or After May 18, 2013:
Direct Entry Fee - For Players with Pro Experience - Before May 18, 2013:
Late Direct Entry Fee - On or After May 18, 2013:
Team Entry Fee - For Agents, Players of a Nation, or Sponsors:
$1,500 - Before April 15, 2013, after April 15 $2,100. Due to popular demand the SPL will add three (3) additional Agent/Corporate teams. Please contact Walt Thompson for the entry fee. (additional fees may apply)
We DO NOT offer refunds 15 days after the receipt of the application or 21 days before the start of the camp, whichever is sooner.
Payments must be made in the form of a Cashier's Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. No personal checks accepted!
*Times, Dates, and Location Subject To Change