Welcome to Higher Level Basketball

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(502) 593-2527
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Since 2008, HLB has had 109 high school players move on to play at the college level (at 42 different schools in 19 states), garnering over $9,600,000 in both athletic scholarships/financial aid. In that same time frame, over 225 former middle/grade school players have gone on to play high school in KY, IN, OH & FL.


  • Levels of Play available: High school; Middle/Grade School; 3rd/4th Grade “Academy.”
  • From late February through mid-May (High school); Memorial weekend (Middle/Grade/3rd-4th Academy)
  • Coaching staff is screened, hired, trained, supervised by HLB’s senior coaches & NABC certified staff
  • Annual organization wide Mini-camp in mid-March
  • Practice scheduling: Most all teams average 2 per week. Some teams all weeknights. Some mix weeknight/weekend day


All currently scheduled tryouts to be held at 1st Baptist Gym, 8911 US Highway 42 40059. Please check back for updates on TBD/TBA tryout dates and sites. Register your player on higherlevelbb.com to be added to the teams email list for all complete updates.
  • 9th Boys:
  • Tryouts concluded. If any spots remain/open up on either of our 9th teams, they will be posted here in coming days
  • 8th Boys:
  • Formal Tryouts: SUN 3/3, 230-4 pm @ 1st Baptist Gym
  • 5th/6th Boys:
  • Tryouts Mon 3/4, 630-8 pm at 1st Baptist gym
  • 10th Boys Tryouts:
  • 2nd/final tryout: Wed 3/6, 8-930 pm @ 1st Baptist gym
  • 11th Boys:
  • Formal Tryouts: SUN 3/3, 130-3 pm @ 1st Baptist Gym
  • 7th Boys:
  • Tryouts Mon 3/4, 745-915 pm at 1st Baptist gym
  • 3rd/4th Boys:
  • OPEN Evaluations for all 3rd/4th interested: WED 3/6, 630-8 pm at 1st Baptist gym


  • Boys 9th/10th/11th grades & Unsigned Seniors
  • 4-5 Spring Tourneys (including NCAA Certified events)
  • Highly structured, quick paced practices
  • Coaching staff: HS/College coaching experience & contacts/connections
  • Player/parent support system including ACT prep sessions & Recruiting info session for parents


  • Boys Grades 5-8; Girls grades 6-8 based on interest
  • Local league + 2-4 tournaments
  • Multiple ability level teams possible for each grade
  • Informal Evaluations all levels; Tryouts where necessary
  • Experienced/trained coaches for each level
  • Dedicated Skill sessions (4-5) included


  • New program emphasizing player development
  • Weekly practices – extra focus on skill sets
  • In-house league + additional tournament options for players based on their development/advancement
  • Informal Evaluations all levels; Tryouts where necessary
  • NO tryouts – All players accepteds

For More Info/Getting Involved:

  • Informal Evaluations (grades 5-8) are no-obligation workouts prior to formal tryouts to allow players/parents to peak into our teams program. Each middle/grade school level typically offers 1-2 of these before tryouts.
  • Evaluation & Tryout dates posted on higherlevelbb.com and emailed to all on Teams email list Tuesday morning 2/20/24.
  • PARENT INFO VIDEO: ALL players must have a parent/guardian view our Parent Info Video (covering all details of program) prior to formal tryouts/being added to a team roster. Videos and accompanying handout will be posted on this page as well as emailed to those on the team email distribution list.
  • Due to unforseen circumstances, the Parent Information Video is delayed. Please check back often to view once it's back online. Thank you
IF interested in attending an evaluation/tryouts/signing up to play:
- NEW players: Click link for player signup/interest. Complete form. You will be auto added to teams email list for all info/updates Please note any specific schedule limitations for spring if known.
- RETURNING players: Can fill out above noted form at higherlevelbb.com or notify HLB via main email, information@higherlevelbb.com. Also, please note any specific schedule limitations for spring season if possible.

Interested in HLB instruction?

Sample Session Trial Evaluation
  • For those that have not been clients of HLB in the past
  • Gives prospective players/parents a chance to evaluate instruction sessions before committing to a package/program
  • $20 to sample a single instruction session of choice
  • Email us for more information