Winter League General InformationUpdatedSaturday April 2, 2022 byPaul Young.
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
Boys 11u (ages 10-11) – 10' baskets, 29.5 ball
Girls 9u (ages 6-8) – 7’6” baskets, 27.5 ball
Girls 11u (ages 9-11) – 10' baskets, 28.5 ball
When and where are practices and games?
All practices and games will be held locally in the Montrose/La Crescenta or La Canada area. Practices are once per week on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday after 5pm, and are one hour in length. Games are once per week on Saturday, starting as early as 9:30am, and as late as 4:30pm. Games are also one hour in length. Practices and games are currently scheduled to be held at the ASA outdoor courts in Montrose.
Foothill Hoops is grateful to our volunteers who coach our ages 6-11 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 6-11 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.
Registration fees for our regular seasons is $209. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with financial aid questions.
If for some reason you need to cancel your registration, requests must be sent to our Program Manager in an email: email@example.com. Our current cancellation policy allows for account credits only. There is a $25 drop fee on all cancellations, and no credits will be given 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 $25 drop fee, plus any pro-rated charges corresponding to the length of the season.
Registration can be completed online starting October 1. Be sure to register early, as people who wait to sign up until just prior to the assessment days sometimes end up on a waiting list.