Videographer: Skyler Davies
For 14 years the Wilmington Excel Travel Program has developed young people of excellence through advanced basketball competition. Players learn advanced skills and strategies, face tough competition and learn to play with a Christian perspective. Playing on a Wilmington Excel team is great preparation for high school basketball.
Tryouts for the 2024 season will take place in January 2024.
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Wilmington Excel coaches are experienced volunteer coaches with a strong commitment to young players and their families. They meet periodically throughout the year to continue growing as leaders and develop the program.
The season runs from March through June. Teams practice 1-2 times a week at a local gym and play in tournaments 2-3 times a month. Tournaments typically consist of pool play on Saturday and bracket play on Sunday.
The participation fee is $400-$475 per player and includes the cost of a shooting shirt, tournament fees, insurance and practice facility rentals. Financial assistance is available to those in need.
Excel parents make a commitment to support their child as well as the coaching staff and players of their team according to program guidelines.
Excel players commit to attending practices and tournaments on a consistent basis. Therefore, they’re not allowed to play on other basketball travel teams. Academically, Excel players are required to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
"Our daughter is a better player having played with Excel. She became more confident as the season went on and that really set the tone heading into high school."
"Our son has improved tremendously in his basketball skills over the past several years working with these incredible coaches."
"Our son's coaches provided structured practice mixed with fun competition during practice, to increase skill and foster love of the game."
Riddell Camidge, Australian State Pro League (pictured to the left)
Duane Moss, Campbell University
Jensen Edwards, High Point University
Rob Peterson, High Point University
Tre Bryant, Oklahoma City University
Riddell Camidge, Oklahoma City University
Juan Carr, UNC Pembroke
Skyler Davies, Chowan University
Derek Gardner, Central Carolina Community College