Boys Program

A Winning Attitude

Individual player development, focusing on both physical skills and mental attitude, is at the center of our development model. Every interaction with our players is guided by the belief that attitude is the most important quality in a player’s success, on and off the court. We ask players to maintain a winning attitude, which means staying positive and respectful with teammates and coaches, and putting forth maximum effort at both practices and tournaments, regardless of the scoreboard.

250+ Boys from 50+ Cities

Tryout and Selection Process

Mass Elite Basketball holds tryouts each year to select players for our teams. Tryouts are generally held for Spring teams in January/February, while sessions are held in August for Fall teams. All student-athletes are encouraged to pre-register in advance for tryouts. Typically, tryouts cost $35 per player, although we do offer an “Early Registration Period” for returning players to register at a reduced tryout fee. 

Selection Process


Skill level, effort, competitiveness, and interaction w/ others.


Athletes potential & how the they may develop over the course of a season.


Attitude and coach-ability of the individual player.


Evaluations of the player from past club seasons or high school performance.

Elite Coaching

Eric Polli

Senior Director and Founder

Tyler Strange

Director of Basketball Operations and Program Development

Josh Morse

Associate Boys Director, 10th-12th

Jay Beers

Club Team Head Coach

Liam Gantrish

Club Team Coach

Becky Landers

Club Team Head Coach

Tim Kelly ’16

Associate Director Boys Basketball, Grades 6-9

Knox Lendall

Associate Director of Social Media and Head Club Coach

Jack O’Leary

Associate Director of Club Recruiting and Head Club Coach

Tehjia Kerr

Club Team Coach

Kevin Hazelton

Club Team Coach

Claude Laurole-Hendel ’14

Club Team Head Coach

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