Summer League 2022

Registration NOW OPEN!

UpdatedFriday April 8, 2022 byFoothill Hoops.

Summer League 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN!

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ASSESSMENT DAYS:

*Registration must be completed online prior to attending an Assessment - please register online as soon as possible before spots fill up!

May 28 and June 4 (players need only attend one Assessment Day per season)

@ ASA Courts: 2361 Florencita Dr, Montrose, CA 91021

10:00 am Girls ages 6-8

10:30 Girls ages 9-10

11:00 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 12-15

(ages 3-5 need not attend the Assessment)

 

Quick Info:

Boys and girls ages 3-15 (age as of September 1st)

Registration open online starting in April

 

  • 1 Practice and 1 Game per week
  • Uniforms Included
  • Practices Begin in mid June
  • First Games: Late June
  • Final Games: Early August

 

Summer League Overview:

Our Summer League is open to boys and girls ages 3-15;  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, Sunland, Tujunga, Burbank, Eagle Rock and Los Angeles. 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 Summer League Details:

Who can play?

During the summer we offer the following divisions (age as of 9/1):

Rookies (co-ed age 3) - 4' baskets, mini ball

Dribblers (co-ed ages 4-5) - 5' baskets, mini ball

Ballers (co-ed 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

Boys 15u (ages 12-15)* – 10′ baskets, 29.5 ball

Girls 8u (ages 6-8)* – 7’6” baskets, 27.5 ball

Girls 11u (ages 9-11)* – 10' baskets, 28.5 ball

Girls 15u (ages 12-15)* – 10′ baskets, 28.5 ball

*Division parameters may vary slightly based on enrollment

 

When and where are practices and games?

All practices and games are held locally in Montrose, La Crescenta and La Canada. Practices are once per week, on weekday evenings (after 5:00 pm). Younger players tend to practice at the earlier times. Players ages 12-15 may practice until as late as 9:00 pm. Games this Summer 2022 will be held on Saturdays (based on gym availability). Events on Saturdays are usually between 9am-9pm (younger ages play at earlier times). Events held on Sundays are always after 12:00. 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.

For this Summer, 2022 all practices are currently scheduled at the outdoor sport court tile ASA courts in Montrose. All games are currently scheduled indoors at the FIS gym in La Canada, or the Rosemont Gym in La Crescenta. Events may be moved indoors or outdoors depending on county protocols, current county situations and gym availability.

Who coaches?

Foothill Hoops is grateful to our volunteers who coach our ages 6-15 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. 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 for the Summer 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 because players grow and develop from year to year and so that we may evaluate your player up against the current player pool for their division.  

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 staff performs a "blind draft" of the players after the assessments using their assessment scores, ages, and heights as considerartions for forming the teams as evenly as possible. 

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 groups of friends) 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 if it does not effect the balance of the teams. 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 friend or 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 from those who attend our Player Assessment Day. Requests from players who did not attend the Assessment will not be considered. We do not accept any in person requests, verbal requests, requests via phone, or during the online registration process.
  • Requests from players that do not attend either Assessment Day will NOT be considered
  • Requests must be sent to: requests@foothillhoops.org. Sending a request is not a contract or a promise that the request will happen. All request submissions must include the player's full name, date of birth, and specific reason for request.
  • 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)
  • Players may request up to 1 friend. We will not consider any requests that have more than two friends requested to be together on the same team. Putting two 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.

How much?

The registration fee for our regular seasons is $209. This includes all costs for the 8 week season, and no additional fees will collected. Your uniform cost is included in this price, and uniforms for the younger divisions are yours to keep after the season is over (divisions 10u and up are encouraged to return their uniform for an account credit). Pictures and trophies 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 info@foothillhoops.org with financial aid questions. 

How do I register?

Registration can be completed online starting in early April, up through the day before the Player Assessment Day. Registrations are not taken in person at the Player Assessment Days. Payments must be completed online, as we do not accept in person payments.

Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel your registration, requests must be sent to our League Manager in an email: paul@foothillhoops.org. Currently there are no refunds - only account credits will be issued. There is a $25 drop fee on all cancellations, and no cancellations will be considered after two weeks of the start of practices. 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. Any credit card convenience fees paid online will not be refunded.

 

ASSESSMENT DAY FAQS:

Q: When and where is it?

A: Saturday, 5/28 OR Saturday, 6/4 at the ASA courts in Montrose (2361 Florencita Drive, Montrose, CA 91021). Age refers to your player’s age on September 1st.

10:00 am Girls ages 6-8

10:00 Girls ages 9-10

11:00 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 12-15

(ages 3-5 need not attend the assessment)

 

Q: Do I need to stay for the whole time?  Can I pop in whenever?

A: Please bring your player at the beginning of the scheduled time and plan to stay for the duration as we will most likely need the whole time for all groups.

 

Q: Can I bring my player at a different time during the day?

A: Unfortunately, no. The evaluators, drills, and basket heights change for every group. We can only see your player at his or her scheduled time.

 

Q: Is there a make-up day/time?

A: Yes, Saturday, 6/4 is the make-up assessment. Attending either assessment day (5/28 or 6/4) will be fine.

 

Q: I tried to rearrange our schedule, but I just can’t make it. What happens?

A: If you absolutely cannot attend the assessment, as long as the registration has already been completed online and the registration fee has been paid, your player will still be placed on a team. For any players that do not attend the assessment, Foothill Hoops has the right to change their team assignment after the season has started if we feel that the teams are not balanced. There is no need to contact us if your player cannot attend.

 

Q: My player has played in the past. Do I need to bring him or her?

A: Yes. The reason for this is, believe it or not, the kids grow and change from season to season! Also, the player pool fluctuates from season to season, and we must consider your son or daughter’s skills, experience, and height relative to all of the players in his or her current division and up against the player pool for that season.

 

Q: I have a player who may want to play up/down a division. Which assessment time do I bring him to?

A: Please bring your player to the assessment time for which they are currently registered. Please check with a league director at the Assessments regarding attending a 2nd assessment for the other division. After the second assessment time, please see a director inside the gym to discuss your player’s placement.

 

Q: I volunteered to coach. What do I do at the assessment?

A: First of all, thank you for volunteering! Our program could not operate without your volunteerism. At the Player Assessment Day, however, we ask you to simply sit back and relax and let our staff do the evaluating. Please plan to attend our preseason Zoom Coaches' Meeting.

 

Q: How are the teams made?

A: Our neutral Foothill Hoops staff does all of the evaluating at the Player Assessment Day. We don’t 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.

 

Q: Do you take requests?

A: 

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 groups of friends) 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 if it does not effect the balance of the teams. 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 friend or 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 from those who attend our Player Assessment Day. Requests from players who did not attend the Assessment will not be considered. We do not accept any in person requests, verbal requests, requests via phone, or during the online registration process.
  • Requests from players that do not attend either Assessment Day will NOT be considered
  • Requests must be sent to: requests@foothillhoops.org. Sending a request is not a contract or a promise that the request will happen. All request submissions must include the player's full name, date of birth, and specific reason for request.
  • 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)
  • Players may request up to 1 friend. We will not consider any requests that have more than two friends requested to be together on the same team. Putting two 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.

 

Q: When do I find out my player’s team assignment?

A: Team assignments will be published online prior to the first week of practices. You will receive a 'Team Assignment' email directly from our system. Please ensure that you have selected to receive emails and notifications from our organization. 

 

Q: What is the practice and game schedule?

A: All schedules will be published online and won’t be finalized until after the assessment days (the schedule will be based on gym availability, coaches, staff, and number of players registered). If there is a time you know you won’t be able to practice, please let us know on a request form at the assessment. Practices during the Summer season are weekdays after 5pm. Games during the Spring are Saturdays at various times throughout the day.

 

Q: I’ve read through all the FAQs, looked through the website (www.FoothillHoops.org), but I still have questions. Who do I contact?

A: Feel free to email us at info@foothillhoops.org with any other questions you might have.

 

Thanks, everyone, in advance for a smooth Player Assessment Day. We’ll see you on the courts.

The Foothill Hoops Staff