Winter League 2017-2018Updated Friday October 20, 2017 by FHB.
Registration is open to players ages 3-9, with no “zip-code” requirements or preferences. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 federally recognized youth basketball organization dedicated to fun, learning, confidence building, and character enhancement. Players practice and play a game once per week. We are based primarily in the Crescenta-Canada area, utilizing gyms in La Canada, La Crescenta, Glendale, and Pasadena.
During the winter, we offer the following divisions:
Rookies (coed age 3) – 4′ baskets, “mini” ball
Dribblers (coed ages 4-5) – 5′ baskets, “mini” ball
Ballers (coed age 5, previous Dribbler) – 6′ baskets, “mini” ball
Boys 7u (ages 6-7) – 7′ 6” baskets, 27.5 ball
Boys 9u (ages 8-9) – 8’6” baskets, 28.5 ball
Girls 9u (ages 6-9) – 7’6” baskets, 28.5 ball
When and where are practices and games?
All practices and games will be held in La Crescenta, La Canada, Glendale, or Pasadena. Practices are once a week on Saturday and games are once a week on Sunday.
Practices during the Winter are generally held at either Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta, or Wilson Middle School in Glendale. Games are usually held at Rosemont or the FIS Gym in La Canada.
Foothill Hoops is grateful to our volunteers who coach our ages 6-9 teams. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, and older siblings are all welcome and may volunteer as either a head-coach or as an assistant. Anyone who coaches will go through our mandatory Coaching Clinic and FHB Staff assistance and support will be provided throughout the season. Crystal Young and the Foothill Hoops staff coaches all Rookies (age 3), Dribblers (ages 4-5), and Ballers (age 5) teams.
Are there any try-outs?
There are no “try-outs” in the traditional sense as everyone is guaranteed to make a team. There will be, however, two Player Assessment Days. Players ages 6-9 must attend one of either the Player Assessment Days. These assessments are necessary to create balanced teams within each division. Players ages 3-5 do not need to attend an Assessment Day.
The Foothill Hoops staff does all of the evaluating at the Player Assessment Days. We do not have parent volunteers evaluate, nor do they draft the teams. Instead, our neutral staff will create the teams as evenly as possible based on the skills assessment using a "blind draft" system. Height, age, and number of years experience are also taken into consideration when formulating the teams.
The Foothill Hoops Recreational Leagues are intended for players to sign up as individuals. We do not allow full teams (or near full teams) to join into any league as a group, nor do we allow coaches to construct their own teams. We do, however, try our best to accommodate requests. A few notes on requests:
Sounds good. How much?
Registration fees for our regular seasons is $199. This includes all costs for the season, excluding Picture Day Pictures (which are optional to purchase). Your uniform cost is included in this price, and uniforms are yours to keep after the season is over. Every player also receives an end of the season trophy or award. Pictures are additional, and are available for purchase on the picture day during the season. We will not turn away anyone from the program due to financial limitations. We offer financial aid and payment plan options for those who cannot afford the registration fee. There is also a $20 discount for siblings. Please email email@example.com with financial aid questions.
If for some reason you need to cancel your registration or would like a refund, requests must be sent to our Program Manager in an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $20 drop fee on all cancellations, and no refunds will be give after 2 weeks into the season. Any cancellations after the start of the season, and within the 2 week period, will be subject to the $20 drop fee, plus any pro-rated charged corresponding to the length of the season. We can also always work out a form of credit for an upcoming season instead of a refund.
Registration can be completed online October 1 – November 11 or in person at one of our Player Assessment Days. Do sign up early, as people who wait to sign up at one of the assessment days sometimes end up on a waiting list.