PAC Basketball Tryouts

The 2022 PAC basketball season is starting soon! Any homeschoolers in the 6th-12th grade, or private or charter school students who don’t have a basketball team are invited to tryout.

This is a competitive league. All players will be assessed for their ability to contribute to the team regardless of past playing experience.  Players will be assessed on current skill and potential skill.

Location:  First Baptist Church of Irmo 7068 Nursery Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Dates:   Monday, Sept 26
            Thursday, Sept 29
            Saturday, October 1            *players should attend two of these dates

Times for Monday and Thursday:     

– 6th-10th grade girls from 4pm – 5:30pm
– 6th-10th grade boys from 5:30pm – 7pm   

– 11th-12th grade boys and girls from 7pm – 9pm

Time for Saturday:- 10-12 am for all (only need to attend if unable to attend both Monday and Thursday)

Mandatory Parent meeting- at least one parent must attend one of the parent meetings offered at  6:15pm and 7:45pm on Monday and Thursday and 10am on Saturday.

If your child has made the team you will be notified by Monday, Oct 2nd.  *You will need to be prepared to register and pay the $400 registration fee to accept the spot before practices begin!*  That link will be in the email announcing the teams.

Practices will begin on Thursday, Oct 6th at First Baptist Irmo and will continue every M, T, and Th throughout the season, which will conclude around the end of February.

Physicals are MANDATORY for all players and must be submitted to Kelly Huckaby by November 1st. Forms are attached. If you can’t get into your doctor’s office, CVS, Doctor’s Care and Veritas all have walk-in appointments with cash pricing available.

Coaches will be:
Varsity Boys- Russell Burke

Varsity Girls- Thomas Arthur

JV Boys- Brian Bult

JV Girls- Jon Huckaby

MS Boys- David Slaughter

MS Girls- Michele Shearin

Please feel free to share this info with any homeschooler or private or charter school student whose school doesn’t have a basketball team.

We are looking forward to a great season!


Thomas Arthur, Director

PAC Panthers Basketball