FAQ

SUNS Mission: Encourage, Enhance and Enrich the lives of young girls via access to sports.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the principals of Suns Sports Club?
Saratoga Sports Club is an affiliate of AAU. The principals are parents of girls involved in the program and dedicated to making sports available to young girls.

Are the Suns sponsored by Saratoga High School?

There is no affiliation between Saratoga High School and the Suns Sports Club. Saratoga HS Girls Basketball coach Mike Davey oversees the basketball program and the Club rents gym space from Saratoga HS for which we are grateful

Do girls need to reside in Saratoga to play for the Suns?

No. Our objective is to create competitive teams from girls in the Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino and surrounding areas. All teams are formed through tryouts each year.

How many teams will play for the Suns?

In 2016 we plan to form a middle school team and 1 or 2 high school teams

Is this a year round basketball club?

The goal of the Suns Basketball program is to increase our players access to the game, coaching and competition. Our teams will play in Spring, Summer and Fall basketball leagues. From November thru March, we encourage girls to play for their school and support local NJB chapters.

How much does it cost?

Fees are based on the cost of gym rental, equipment, tournament fees and nominal coaching staff expenses. 2016 fees are still TBD but last year, the costs for March through June was less than $400 per player.

When and where will the teams practice?
The teams will practice at Saratoga HS or occassionally other local gyms as needed. Practices typically begin in March or April and run through May/June. Current plans are to practice Sunday nights from 6 to 8pm. High school teams will form and begin practice after the conclusion of the high school season.

Are there any other costs associated with the program?
Each player will be required to register online as an AAU athlete affiliated with the Suns Sports Club. The annual AAU membership cost is $16 and runs August 1 through July 31 each year. At this time we don't anticipate any other costs with program participation.

Who are the coaches for each grade?

Saratoga High School Girls Head Coach Mike Davey will oversee the coaching assignments and direction for each team using coaches from his staff and the Suns program to ensure consistency and a positive, challenging experience for all teams.