***Weekly Update #1: Practice has begun and Opening Night is Next Week***

Hello Alley-Oop Spring Season Families,

Welcome to the Spring Season!  We have another great season approaching us.  I am almost done badgering the local community trying to find every last hooper that wants to play Spring Ball!  Thanks for patience!

We got a very big announcement!  Shoot 360 is offered a free training to Alley-Oop teams.  Each week we will select a team to take advantage of this great deal.  Shoot 360 is a state of the art basketball training facility located within the MAP.  They are going to open it up to one team per week to just give it a shot for free.  The kids will surely love it.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to come and watch.  Attached is the flyer.

First team selected to participate in the shoot 360 team training is LONG BEACH OFFICIALS in the the Varsity Senior (7th/8th Grade) Division!  They were just formed yesterday due to the large amount of kids that have signed up over the past week.

Opening night will be next week! Games will be Friday (3/25) and Saturday (3/26).

Schedules will be posted on Wednesday 3/23 by 10pm

Please read the important info for the week:

Game Schedule – Will be posted and visible on the app by 3/23 by 10pm.  When we post the schedule we do send an email letting you know that it posted.  So just wait for its posted email.

Next week games will be at MAP (Friday) and Marina HighSchool (Saturday)

MAP - 12552 Western Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Marina School - 15871 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Uniforms - They have been ordered and are set to arrive on Opening Night (3/25) right before our first game.  Uniforms will be waiting for the teams at their designated courts.  Coaches will be handing them out.  In the event the uniforms do not arrive we are asking the home team to wear a plain white shirt.  So all home teams come to the game in a plain white shirt.  If you are the visiting team please wear black or navy blue shirt.

Parking on GAME NIGHTS - On Friday we are at the MAP.  Sometimes the lot gets full.  Therefore, parking please park on Western East of Lampson or on Anaconda Ave and Lampson. On Saturday we are at Marina and there is plenty of parking there.

For those not familiar with the Alley-Oop website here is some helpful info.

Rules – Alley-Oop leverages the high school rules with some exceptions.  We have those rules posted on the website on the about us drop down.  The link is below:

https://www.alley-oopyouthbasketball.com/faq-spring-2022/

FAQ - Some are not aware that at the time registration opens at the beginning of each season we post a FAQ page for the season that has helpful information about the upcoming season.  I encourage you to review it so you can take a look at the type of information it has so that when the next season rolls around you know what kind of information is at your finger tips. For those that read registration emails the information is virtually the same just in question format.  We like to keep all armed with info!

PARENTS -  Coaches Coach, Players Play, and Fans Cheer.  Also please keep in mind no going to the scorekeepers table.  If there is an issue talk to your Coach or go to a Commissioner.

Uniforms - Coaches have been notified.  Players must have the same matching uniforms.  Pleae make sure the teams have uniforms that match.  So please remeber to have your player bring their uniform.

Important Dates and other info -

  • Spring T-Shirts - The coveted league T's are in the design phase.  We got another crowd pleaser in the works.  We will be handing them out towards the end of April.  We hand them to the coach on a game day and they hand them out to the players.  If your team doesn't play that week we will hand them to the team at their next game.
  • Playoffs/Championship Start 5/6 and End 5/7 (Playoff schedule comes out Wednesday 5/4 LATE)
  • Playoffs and Championships – The playoffs and championships are 5/6 and 5/7.  Those games are not on the schedule yet.  The schedules for those games come out after the regular season games are complete.  The schedule will be posted on 5/4 by 10pm.  Every team makes the playoffs so save the dates.  Also teams are put in separate divisions based on the performance during the regular season.
  • SAFETY/First AID - Ice and band aids are at the scorers table of the Alley-Oop court at the MAP and court 2 at Marina.

Have FUN!!

If you have read even just a bit of this, thanks a bunch!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Bryan Gray

Alley-Oop Youth Basketball