Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the building located?

4141 E 645 N Rigby ID, 83442
1 exit north of Rigby, right off the freeway (lorenzo-menan exit) Tamarack Business Park which is connected to Yellowstone HWY.

How far away is the facility from me?

Idaho falls (20 miles)
Rigby proper (5 miles)
Ririe (12 miles)
Rexburg (8 miles)
Menan (7 miles)
Sugar city (13 miles)
St Anthony (20 miles)

My player has never been on a basketball team or played organized ball, would he/she fit into the program at JUMP START?

Jump Start offers basketball instruction at all levels. If your player wants to learn all the modern basketball moves or just needs the fundamentals, this is the right academy. Many students want to get into organized ball but are behind their peers, this is the best program in the area to bridge the gap!

What is the monthly tuition?

Monthly tuition is $40.
Includes 50 minute lessons, once a week. Or $70 for twice a week lessons.
Toddler classes (age 4-5) during the day is $35 / month.
Payment due by the 10th of each month.

Who are the instructors?

We only have elite high school and current or former college basketball players to help coaching and instructing at Jump Start.
Our current instructors are:
Cody Spjute: Two time state high school champ and former Boise State D-1 college Basketball player.
Coleman Johnson: Former college player at Umpqua College in Oregon 2017-18. 6'7" one of their leading scorers.
Tori Anderson: National champ 2019 University of Montana Western!
Chapman Tagg: Coached the championship winning Hurricanes in the BYUI competitive League
Jake Cochran

Is there a contract to participate in the program?

No. We have a 12 week cycle (4 times a year) and would encourage Jump Start athletes to finish the 3 month curriculum which is a new class every week, for 3 months and ends with a Skills Challenge to individually test and reward each student on their hard work.

Are there any discounts with multiple players(siblings) signing up under the same household?

YES, $5 discount for each additional sibling. Example: Doe family has three children in the program, $40 for first child, $35 for second, and $35 for the third.

What if my player(s) miss their class during the month? Is there a make-up class?

Yes, Jump Start has several classes during the week in each age group and if your student misses his/her class we have another available to make up or each student can double up classes the following week.

Does my player need to bring a basketball?

Jump start will have basketballs for each student but a recommended ball should be purchased when your student begins classes to practice effectively at home.

Does my player need to bring a water bottle?

We have a drinking fountain located in the gym.

What attire should my player come to class in?

Students need to have basketball shoes and athletic attire (shorts and shirt) for class.
Running shoes, street shoes, or any foam based shoe are poor shoe performance for basketball but also potentially harm the basketball floor installed at Jump Start. Please wear regular shoes into the building, and then change into basketball shoes in the waiting room. This helps protect the player's shoes and also our floor.

My player has a medical condition but with (Parental/legal guardian)consent can he/she participate in the program with minimal accommodation?

Talk to a Jump Start representative on each student case, but generally any student that has a minor medical challenge that DOES NOT affect the other participants ability to be instructed should be accommodated in the current program.
Examples: diabetic, glasses etc.

Do parents need to stay and watch during the lessons?

Parents are encouraged and welcomed to drop off their student for the hour to be supervised the entire time by a Jump Start Instructor.

Is there a waiting area if parent/guardian needs to stay during the class?

Yes, there are seats in a waiting area on the same floor as the half court with bathrooms, a TV and windows into the gym.

Can my player store personal belongings during class period? (duffle bag/extra clothes/phone etc)

Students will have cubbies for their non basketball shoes/coat etc. However, because there are no lockers, students are encouraged to place valuables at home or with parents to prevent lost or stolen items.

Does Jump Start insure each player?

Students are required to have their own health insurance and are required to sign a medical waiver before participating in classes similar with any other sporting activity in the community.