Reno Ballers Basketball

Northern Nevada’s Premier Basketball Program

The premier youth basketball program in Reno and Sparks offers fun, high-quality basketball development as well as competition for boys and girls in 3rd – 8th grades. Each year hundreds of area youth are exposed to this great sport through the Ballers program and are taught important lessons about sportsmanship, responsibility and hard work.

Dear Parents and Players,

2015 – 2016 Season Update 

The Reno Ballers 2015-2016 season begins on Saturday, Sept. 12th with a ball handling clinic at 8 a.m., followed by a parent meeting immediately following at 10 a.m. If your child is participating in a Fall sport we still need you to come in and register them at this time. All payments ($300) are due by September 30th. If you’re applying for financial assistance, you need to make an appointment to see Mike Wurm prior to September 30th. As we have stated since April of this year, all Ballers must fully commit to two of the three sport seasons our travel season covers. We require a five and a half to six month commitment in our “year-round” program. We have always and will continue to support our players that are multi-sport athletes. Additionally, our players are not permitted to play basketball for any organizations other than their regular school team during the normal school season. School basketball is not an excuse to miss our practices. The seasons you choose to commit to Ballers may include Fall and Winter or Winter and Spring (you may wish to do all three seasons and that is fine). The Summer bonus season is not included in the commitment requirements but certainly available if you wish to participate. The Fall season is September 12th – December 1st or the end of football season or other Fall sports. Winter is roughly December 1st – March 1st or the beginning of baseball season and other Spring sports. Spring is March 1st – May 30th or Memorial Day Tourney. Total commitment includes the two weekly practices and any tournaments the players are invited to participate in. Saturday morning clinics and Sunday night open gyms will be optional. When a player is participating in another seasonal sport they are required to attend one of the two weekend options but welcome to do both. We will have registration forms available online within the next few weeks and at the Club on September 12th. We are planning for the boys to practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and the girls to go on Monday and Wednesday. The younger group and beginners may go on Monday and Wednesday as well. We are very excited about the upcoming season.

Coach B

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Parent/Player Handbook 

The Player/Coach/Parent/ Handbook is intended to establish ground rules and the expectations for parents, players and coaches. View the guide for Ballers information including player rules, parent information, volunteers and travel informationFor additional questions please contact Coach Bill Ballinger at  (775) 742-0193 or email at

Entry Into Ballers

1st step:  Make contact with Coach Ballinger to set up an appointment at (775) 742-0193 or email at

2nd step:  Preball- (certain skill levels, including basic basketball skills, basic team drills, consistency in attendance.)  (Monday/Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for 5th – 8th grade boys and girls)

3rd step:  Invitation to practice with team


The fee to belong to Ballers is $300 per player, per year payable by October 1, 2015.

If you would like to defer payments over time, see Coach B to set up a payment plan.  All payment payments must be made in full no later than December 20, 2015.

Your fee covers:

  1. Baller Gear value $100
  2. 3 tickets to Extravaganza Value $225
  3. Players lodging on overnight trips
  4. All Tournament fees
  5. 4 weekly practice opportunities

Additional child fee is $200 and covers Baller gear and one additional ticket

No Child is ever turned away due to financial circumstances. Please contact Coach B at (775) 742-0193 or email at

2015 Fall Schedule

Boys Ballers 
3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Boys – Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys – Tuesday & Thursday: Weights – 6:00 – 7 p.m. & Practice – 7:00 – 9 p.m.

Lady Ballers
3rd – 8th Grade – Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate Ballers
Boys & Girls – Monday & Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 


If you have questions about photo day, please call Coach Ballinger at (775) 742-0193.

Ballers Extravaganza
Mark your calendar for June 6, 2015 for the Ballers Extravaganza at the DWR facility!

Ballers – Marge’s Camp
2015 Ballers – Marge’s Camp Application Form
Sports Physical Form (Mandatory)