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300+ Boys from 70+ 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

Dylan Pella

Lead Associate Director, Boys Basketball

Jack O’Leary

Associate Boys Director, Admissions

Tim Kelly ’16

Associate Director Boys Basketball, Operational Support

Claude Hendel-Laurole ’14

Associate Boys Director, Grades 3-8

JD Neal

Boys Club Coach

Jake Curnow

Boys Club Coach

Pete Kapanides ’19

Club and Player Development Staff Assistant

Cedric Robinson

Associate Boys Director, Media Communications

David Olson

Boys Club Coach

Matt Mulcahy

Boys Club Coach

Edwin Carrasquillo

Boys Club Coach

Ben Wadden

Staff Assistant

Jack Wadden

Club Team Coach

Matthew McKenna

Club Team Coach

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