Jam Announce Open Tryout Dates

Tryouts to take place in Bakersfield and NBA Affiliate Markets (Los Angeles, Phoenix, & Atlanta)


BAKERSFIELD, August 13, 2012 – The Bakersfield Jam announced today that the team will hold four sets of open tryouts for the 2012-13 season. Detailed information for all is as follows:

Los Angeles Area – Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, September 5; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: East Los Angeles College located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez - C1, Monterrey Park, CA 91754.
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on September 8th; camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star Game on September 9th from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Montebello located at 801 N. Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640. Contact Hilton at (323) 724-5900 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp” for a special rate.
- Any additional questions, contact Bakersfield Jam Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coach, John Bryant, at (703) 801-9035 or jbryant@bakersfieldjam.com.

Phoenix Area – Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, September 19; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: US Airways Arena located at 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004 (Enter arena via Jackson Street).
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on September 22nd; camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star Game on September 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown located at 802 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Contact SpringHill Suites at (602) 307-9929 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp” for a special rate.
- Any additional questions, contact Bakersfield Jam Director of Player Personnel, Brian Levy, at (609) 731-3402 or blevy@bakersfieldjam.com.

Atlanta Area – Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, October 3; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: Suwanee Sports Academy located at 3640 Burnette Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on October 6th; camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star Game on October 7th from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Comfort Suites located at 2945 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024. Contact Comfort Suites at (678) 714-7707 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp” for a special rate.
- Any additional questions, contact Bakersfield Jam Director of Player Personnel, Brian Levy, at (609) 731-3402 or blevy@bakersfieldjam.com.

Bakersfield Area – Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, October 10; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: Bakersfield Jam Events Center located at 1400 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308.
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on October 13th; camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star game played on October 14th from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Bakersfield Marriott located at 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Contact Marriott at (661) 565-9313 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp” for a special rate.
- Any additional questions, contact Bakersfield Jam Director of Player Personnel, Brian Levy, at (609) 731-3402 or blevy@bakersfieldjam.com.

Open tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of NBA Development League coaches while they compete to earn a position in the team’s official training camp, which is scheduled to take place in mid-November.

Applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA Development League and are required to pre-register by submitting the official tryout registration form, player release and eligibility form, disclosure and background check forms, credit card authorization form (if paying by credit card), along with a $150 nonrefundable fee. Tryout forms are available online (www.bakersfieldjam.com). Completed forms and entry fee must be mailed (Bakersfield Jam. Attn: Tryout Camp. 1400 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308) or faxed (661-615-6555) to secure a spot in the tryout camp. Participants who register after the pre-registration deadline or day-of registration will be charged $200.

Los Angeles Information
Phoenix Information
Atlanta Information
Bakersfield Information
Registration Forms (.zip)
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)