Hoop dreams of the NBA? Get your start on the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers! In preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 season, the team will hold three open tryouts. Potential Blue Coats will be evaluated by the Philadelphia 76ers and Delaware Blue Coats basketball operations staff. Registrants will receive some exclusive items including a Blue Coats tryout jersey, two tickets to a future Blue Coats game, and an invitation to an exclusive NBA G League event during the 2019-20 season.
“Open tryouts are a real opportunity to make a dream come true,” said Blue Coats General Manager Matt Lilly. “These events are an important part of our talent evaluation each year and we’re looking to uncover that next success story.”
To try out please submit the following:
- Registration and release forms
- $175 non-refundable entry fee to the Delaware Blue Coats. Registration and payment can be completed by clicking here.
Tryout events are scheduled for the following dates:
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7
WHERE: 76ers Fieldhouse, 401 Garasches Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19801
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14
WHERE: Wilson High School, 2601 Grandview Blvd., Reading, PA, 19609
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.)
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21
WHERE: Temple University, McGonigle Hall 1800 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19121
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:15 a.m.)
Online registration for each of the three events closes promptly at noon on the Friday immediately before the tryout. Late or day-of registration will cost $200 for all entries. All walk-up payments must be made by cash, money order or cashier’s check and made payable to “Delaware Blue Coats.”
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blue Coats are named for the legendary 1st Delaware Regiment, which was known for its signature blue combat uniforms and courageous participation in the American Revolution of 1776. The team played the 2018-19 NBA G League season at the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For information on 2019-20 season tickets, visit SIXERS.COM/BlueCoats. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-19 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players, and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.