Welcome to Hoopaholics 2016 Spring Team Tryouts
Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28
Grades 4th and 5th: 9:00-10:30am
Grades 6th and 7th: 10:30am-12:00pm
Grades 8th and HS: 12:00-1:15pm
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133
Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 3
Grades 4th-6th: 6:30-7:45pm
Grades 7th to HS: 7:45-9:00pm
Lakeside Middle School
13510 1st Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98125
New Players: Register in link above
Current Winter players: Tryout required, Registration in link above
Past season players: Tryout required, Registration in link above
**Registration Required; There is no cost to tryout**
**Both Tryouts recommended to attend, one tryout required to make team**
Spring 2016 Season Information
Start of Season: March 7
Projected End of Season: July 24 (HS Local: May 30)
Practices: Two per week in the North Seattle/Shoreline areas
Practices and Games confirmed upon invitiation to team with finalized season info
Boys: 1 League and 4 Tournaments OR Tournaments Only
Girls: 1 League and 4 Tournaments OR Tournaments Only
Cost: To be posted before tryouts, between $200-$300 per month; full payment or payment plans available
Our focus is that each player regardless of ability reaches his or her full potential as basketball players and as people. We provide premier coaches dedicated to building successful habits on and off the court. We want our players to really enjoy the hard work that it takes to be successful, develop strong bonds with their teammates and coaches, and have an opportunity to succeed in the game. Ultimately, we want our players to take the life lessons learned from the game into everyday life and hope they can attribute part of this because of their positive experience with Hoopaholics.
Spring Season FAQ
Why should my player join a Hoopaholics team?
A: We boast the best coaching for youth basketball in Puget Sound. Your player will learn from the best - from coaches that truly care about their players and their success. Our teams really enjoying playing together and our players enjoy working hard to build successful teams. We have been serving the Puget Sound area since 2003, and look forward to many more years teaching our players to play the game the right way. The difference is our coaching!
What level of competition are the teams?
A: We are a select basketball program that serves all skills levels and backgrounds. We understand the rapid growth process in youth and work hard to facilitate their development with strong habits on and off the court. Our teams compete in AAU Leagues and Tournaments across the Puget Sound area. Our players join us with a variety of skill levels but with the commitment to always improve.
Do returning players need to register and attend a tryout?
A: Yes. All returning players will need to register and attend at least one tryout to make a Spring Hoopaholics team.
What is the cost of tryouts?
A: There is no cost to tryout.
Does my player need to attend both tryouts to make a team?
A: No. Though we encourage both to attend, we only require one tryout. No player, even returning players, are guaranteed a spot on a team. We want to put the best teams together but are proud of the fact that most of our teams have played together for several seasons.
How many players typcially make a team?
A: We work to ensure 9 to 11 players per team.
When will I be notified of team selections?
A: We will start to finalize teams following the last tryout date.
When will I be notified of specific practices and game information?
A: We will distribute practice and league information to each team member after tryouts are complete. It is important we confirm our teams before slotting them in our gyms for practices during the week. Weekend tournament game schedules will only be known the week before they occur. This is to allow as many teams into each tournament we register as possible. We play most frequently in the WTA tournaments (www.yourwta.com), Seattle Youth Basketball (www.seattleyouthbasketball.com), and WA Youth Sports (www.wayouthsports.com). We appreciate your patience and flexibility with this. Leagues are PNAAU (www.pnaau.org) or PEAK (www.eteamz.com/peakleague)
How many teams are there?
A: We aim to have two or more teams per grade level 4th through 8th, depending on commitments and tryout attendees.
How many days per week is practice; and where?
A: Teams will practice twice per week M-THURS at locations in North Seattle and Shoreline. This info will be available once players are asked to join a team.
Where does COMPETITION fit in with Hoopaholics.
A: We believe working hard and doing your best leads to the fun of succeeding together as a team. Fun can often have a lazy or care free attitude, but we perceive it as the enjoyment of the process of hard work and developing basketball and life skills. Competition within ourselves and our teammates fuels our desire to be the best player and team we can be - winning is just a byproduct of our work ethic and good habits built over time.
Who are the Coaches?
A: We are proud of all our coaches - qualified and experienced, but more importantly, care about their players and their success. Our coaches value the details of the game and work hard to build strong basketball habits in our players. Our coaches understand the quality time in the gym it takes to build these habits and their loyalty to our program and to the players they teach speaks volumes about who they are and is represented by how successful their teams are.
Read more about our coaches under the 'COACHES' tab.
What is the cost of the Spring Season?
A: This will be determined by Leagues/Tournaments each team selects but is between $200 and $300 per month, a competitive pricing plan for select basketball. Monthly payment plans are available. Payment plans will be finalized once players are asked to join a team.
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