Spring League 2018
Spring 2018 Games Start this Saturday, 3/17!
Updated Monday April 30, 2018 by Paul Young.
Spring League 2018
Spring League 2018 Information:
Welcome to the Spring League general information page. Specific practice and game schedules are published at our Parents' Meeting.
Registration for the 2018 Spring League is currently closed.
However, we have a few spaces left in some divisions, and short waiting list in other divisions. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will autmatically be notified when a spot opens up.
Boys Ages: 6-17, Girls Ages 6-15 (age on 9/1/2018)
Registration open online: January 8 – March 3
Assessment Days: Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th (players need only attend one) @ Rosemont Middle School (4725 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214)
ASSESSMENT DAY INFORMATION:
Saturday, February 24
@ Rosemont Middle School (4725 Rosemont ave, La Crescenta, 91214)
10:00 am Girls ages 6-8
10:30 Girls ages 9-10
11:15 Girls ages 11-15
12:00 Boys ages 6-7
1:00 Boys ages 8-9
2:00 Boys ages 10-11
3:00 Boys ages 12-14
4:00 Boys ages 15-17
Make-Up Assessment Day:
Sunday, February 25
@ Rosemont Middle School (4725 Rosemont ave, La Crescenta, 91214)
12:00 am Girls ages 6-8
12:30 Girls ages 9-10
1:15 Girls ages 11-15
2:00 Boys ages 6-7
3:00 Boys ages 8-9
4:00 Boys ages 10-11
5:00 Boys ages 12-14
6:00 Boys ages 15-17
Parents' Meeting: Sunday, March 4, 3:00 - 4:00pm @ Rosemont
Coaching Clinic: Sunday, March 4, 4:30 - 5:30pm @ Rosemont
Weeknight* practices and Saturday games (*please note, some practices may be held on Sundays after 12:00 due to gym availability)
Practices Begin the week of March 5
First Games: March 17
(no games Sat, 3/31 - Easter weekend)
Final Games: May 5 - 6
Spring League Overview:
Our Spring League is open to boys and girls ages 6-17; we have no zip code requirements or priorities. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 federally recognized youth basketball organization with players from La Canada, La Crescenta, Glendale, Pasadena, Tujunga, Los Angeles, and San Marino. We are based primarily in the Crescenta-Canada area, utilizing gyms in La Canada, La Crescenta, Glendale, and Pasadena. Teams will practice once a week on a weeknight and games are played on the weekends.
General Spring League Details:
Who can play?
During the spring , we offer the following divisions:
Boys 7u (ages 6-7) – 7’6” baskets, 27.5 ball
Boys 9u (ages 8-9) – 8’6” baskets, 28.5 ball
Boys 11u (ages 10-11) – 10′ baskets, 29.5 ball
Boys 14u (ages 12-14)* – 10′ baskets, 29.5 ball
Boys 17u (ages 15-17)* – 10′ baskets, 29.5 ball
Girls 8u (ages 6-8)* – 7’6” baskets, 27.5 ball
Girls 10u (ages 9-10)* – 8'6''′ baskets, 28.5 ball
Girls 15u (ages 11-15)* – 10′ baskets, 28.5 ball
*Division parameters may vary slightly based on enrollment
When and where are practices and games?
All practices and games will be held La Canada, La Crescenta, Glendale, or Pasadena. Practices are once per week, typically on weekday evenings (after 4:00 pm). Younger players tend to practice at the earlier times. Players ages 15-17 may practice until as late as 9:00 pm. *Please note: while most practices are held on weeknights. some practices may be held on Sunday afternoons due to gym availability. Games are on Saturdays with some Sundays used for playoff games. Events on Saturdays are held between 9am-9pm (younger ages play at earlier times). Events held on Sundays are usually after 12:00 pm. If there is a day of the week your player is unavailable for practice, please let us know by filling out a Request Form at one of the Player Assessment Days.
Practices during the spring are usually held at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta, or the FIS gym in La Canada. Games are typically held at either the FIS gym in La Canada, Rosemont Middle School, Wilson Middle School, or Muir High School.
Foothill Hoops is grateful to our volunteers who coach our ages 6-14 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 background check, a mandatory coaches’ training, and FHB staff assistance and support will be provided throughout the season. All high school level teams (Boys 17u) teams are self-coached by the players using a team-captain system.
Are there any try-outs?
There are no try-outs in the traditional sense for the Spring League as everyone is guaranteed to make a team. There will be, however, two Player Assessment Days for each season.These assessments are necessary to create balanced teams within each division. Players only need to attend one assessment day. We also consider height, age, and years experience when putting together the teams. Even if your son or daughter has played with us before, attendance at one of these days is critical so that we may evaluate your player up against the current player pool for their division and because players grow and develop from year to year.
Please note, if your son or daughter registers for the league and is unable to attend an assessment, he or she will still be placed on a team with the understanding that his or her team assignment may be subject to change if we see that the teams are uneven after the start of play.
How are the teams made?
Our neutral 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 League Directors create the teams as evenly as possible based on the skills assessment.
Notes on requests and roster construction:
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:
- ·Players registering for the program are not signing up to be placed on a specific team (nor with a specific coach). Rather, they are signing up for the league in general and may be placed on any team at the discretion of the Foothill Hoops staff with the goal of team balance and equal skill/experience distribution.
- The only requests that will be honored are those that are done IN PERSON at our Player Assessment Days. These players must then attend an assessment. We do not accept any requests via phone, email or in the online registration process.
- Requests from players that do not attend either Assessment Day will NOT be honored
- At the Player Assessment Day, please fill-out a request form. Filling out a form is not a contract or a promise that the request will happen.
- Practice night conflicts will always be considered if possible (i.e. if you cannot practice on a Tuesday, tell us this and we won’t place your player on a team that practices on Tuesdays)
- We will not place more than two or three requested players together on the same team, but same practice dates/times may be considered for larger groups
- Putting two or three friends together is sometimes feasible, but it will ultimately come down to whether or not our staff thinks the balance of the teams won't be compromised by doing so
The registration fee for our regular seasons is $199. This includes all costs for the 8 week season, and no additional fees will collected. If you elect to pay with a credit card, a credit card transaction fee will be charged both online and in person.
Your uniform cost is included in this price, and uniforms for the younger divisions are yours to keep after the season is over (divisions 11u and up must return their uniforms after the season). Every player also receives an end-of-the-season trophy or award. Pictures are additional and are available for purchase on the designated Picture Day during the season. We offer financial aid and payment plan options for those who cannot afford the registration fee. Please email email@example.com with financial aid questions.
How do I register?
Registration can be completed online starting the first week of January through the first week of March. Registrations are also accepted in person at the Player Assessment Days for each season, but please try not to wait to register in person, as spots may fill and you may be placed on a waiting list.
Refunds and cancellations?
If for some reason you need to cancel your registration or would like a refund, requests must be sent to us in an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $20 drop fee on all cancellations, and no refunds can be given after two of the start of practices. 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. Any credit card convenience fees paid online will not be refunded. We can also always work out a form of credit instead of a refund.