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CP Travel Basketball

8 - 13 years

The Chelsea Piers Boys Travel Basketball Program (CP Evolution) offers a unique playing experience unlike any other in New York City. The purpose of the program is to deliver an advanced team first experience within a competitive and progressive playing environment. Through both practice and competitive play, the program aims to develop player’s skills, promote cohesion, tackle challenges and teach invaluable life lesson that prepare players for their future both on and off the court.

Chelsea Piers Boys Travel Basketball Program
Chelsea Piers Boys Travel Basketball Program
Chelsea Piers Boys Travel Basketball Program


CP Evolution is a ten-month commitment (September 15, 2019 – June 7, 2020) running continuously over two seasons:

Season #1: Fall/winter Season from September-February/March

  • Travel Teams U9 – U13 (3rd grade - 7th Grade)
  • Teams are selected from open tryouts, individual evaluations and our roster of camps and classes
  • 2 practices per week (weekend and weekdays) located at Chelsea Piers (with opportunities for additional weekday workout sessions)
  • 10 game league season plus playoffs

Season #2: Competitive Spring AAU Season from March-June

  • Teams are selected from open tryouts and player reevaluations
  • Practices run 1-2 times per week (weekend and or weekdays) located at Chelsea Piers (with opportunities for additional weekday workout sessions)
  • Select level teams compete in 5-7 highly competitive tournaments with one overnight
  • Club/development level teams compete in 3-5 tournaments according to team development levels

*Note: The CP Evolution program encourages school team participation and or additional sports participation throughout the season but requires full commitment from its members and is willing to work with all families to help accommodate conflicting schedules.

Please contact Director regarding 14U teams.

Tryouts and evaluations

Formal tryouts take place in September with a reevaluation on March 15 (subject to change). Players are required to attend all tryout and evaluation sessions.

Date Time Age Range
Saturday, February 22 8:00am - 9:30am 9U - 10U (Grades 3 - 4)
12:00pm - 1:30pm 11U - 13U (Grades 5 - 7)
Thursday, March 5 5:00pm - 6:30pm 9U - 11U (Grades 3 - 5)
Friday, March 6 5:30pm - 7:00pm 12U - 13U (Grades 6 - 7)

Note: Aside from the formal tryout dates, coaches can invite prospective players to the program or promote from our developmental classes. If you are interested in any of our travel teams, you may submit an evaluation request at any time throughout the year. To request an evaluation please email

CP Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available for eligible players. Click here for more information.

Group Lessons

We also offer group lessons for CP Evolution members. To learn more and to receive group lesson rates, please email team director and head coach Bernard Blanda at

Ages 6-8

January 25 – June 6, 2020

This invite-only program is offered to prospective players of CP Evolution, the competitive travel basketball program at Chelsea Piers. Utilizing a long-term development approach, coaches prepare players with intense and repetitious skill work, introduce team strategies and tactics, as well as, prepare players mentally and physically through spirited short-sided and full-court scrimmages.

For invite-only programs and classes, please contact Bernard Blanda at 212.336.6500 ext. 6556 or



CP Blue Chips Invite Only
6 - 8 years (75 mins.)

  • 10:45am


CP Blue Chips, 17 sessions (January 25 - June 6) $640

Ages 5-10

Saturday Skills Clinic January 25 – June 6, 2020

Fall Tip Off February 24 – June 8, 2020

Individual players are invited to join our dynamic youth basketball clinics. Through repetitive drills and individualized instruction, children learn the game and master fundamentals. Classes include weekly half-court scrimmages that introduce game play and emphasize effort, teamwork and sportsmanship. Players are divided according to age and skill level (beginner or intermediate). The semester culminates with a full-court contest showcasing each player's progress.



Saturday Clinic
5 - 7 years (75 mins.)

  • 9:30am

Saturday Clinic
8 - 10 years (75 mins.)

  • 10:45am

Fall Tip Off
5 - 10 years (60 mins.)

  • 4:30pm
    (7-10 years)
  • 4:30pm
    (5-7 years)


Saturday Clinic, 17 sessions (Sept. 7 - Jan. 18) $600
Fall Tip Off, 12 sessions (Sept. 9 - Nov. 26) $535