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COMMISSIONER NOTE: TO ALL PLAYERS & FANZ

July 12th, 2009 by Dr Hoopz

Welcome to the inaguaral season of Los Angeles Hoopz! We at LA Hoopz are thrilled to get our first season underway. As the excitement of opening night draws near, I want to post a quick note to remind players of a few things.

All teams will be opening their seasons this week. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first game so that we may take player photos for the web site. Team and individual will all receive an authenic LA Hoopz jersey.

Any player whose game day apparel is not in compliance with this will receive a technical foul at the beginning of the game. This technical foul will not, however, be counted against an individual towards a suspension (see below).

LA Hoopz strives to hire the best officials available to run our games. We ask all players to be respectful of the officiating crew, regardless of the situation. Our referees have been instructed to “tighten up” the game, similar to the NBA officials, for the season. In other words, excessive arguing of calls will be result in a technical foul without warning. Also, please keep in mind that according to our official rules, all technical fouls will also be counted as a personal foul. Audible foul language, whether directed at an official, opponent, teammate or self will result in an immediate technical foul. LA Hoopz has entered an agreement with our facilities to strictly prohibit any foul language.

The accumulation of technical fouls will result in supensions for players. According to the LA Hoopz official rules, Technical fouls accessed to players will result in two (2) free throws plus ball possession to the opposing team.  The technical foul will count both as a personal and team foul.  UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR IS INTOLERABLE AND AN AUTOMATIC EJECTION IS WARRANTED.
Penalty: Any player having two (2) technical in a game will be disqualified from competition.  All season the technical fouls will be calculated.  If a player has five (5) or more technical fouls, they will have to pay a league fine of $50 and a reinstatement form to compete responsibly. In addition, LA Hoopz has a zero-tolerance policy towards fighting. Any player or players who engage in any sort of physical confrontation will be expelled, without refund, from LA Hoopz pending review.

One final note about the officiating: LA Hoopz has hired officials to run our basketball games. Any complaints or questions about the game being played should be directed to the officials in a calm, respectful manner. The LA Hoopz personnel sitting at the scoring table has absolutely no say in the way the game is being played or called. Any complaints being directed to the scorers table will be ignored. If, 24 hours after a game you feel you would like to contact LA Hoopz regarding a specific game situation, we at LA Hoopz will be happy to hear your concern.

Please remember that in order to eligible for the playoffs, a player must appear on a teams submitted roster and appear in at least four (4) regular season games. Exceptions to this rule, for instances such as injury, will be ruled on a case-by-case basis by the league office. Please realize that very few exceptions to this rule will be allowed.

One final note – LA Hoopz strives to offer the absolute best basketball experience possible. One key feature we offer that no other adult recreational league does is online access to individual and team stats. You can expect your teams full boxscore (as well as recap articles) to appear on our webpage after games. Please, however, be patient and wait for the boxscore to be put on the website. Many players are interested in seeing the stats immediately following the games. In order to protect the integrity of the league, and make it fair for all, no player will be allowed to view the official score sheets following their game. Thank you in advance for cooperating with this request.

Now that the technical stuff is out of the way, let’s play ball! I am almost embarassingly excited for this season to get under way. LA Hoopz has made great strides to begin our first season this summer, and we are constantly looking for ways to continue to grow and improve the league. Any suggestions, comments or even complaints you may have are welcome and encouraged at all times. We seriously consider all suggestions (the skill assessment and this blog page were started, in part, to player interest and requests). The best advertising LA Hoopz can have is testimonials from our players. Please, help us spread the word about the league! If you are enjoying your LA Hoopz experience, tell others. If LA Hoopz is not living up to your expectations, please tell us.

Good luck to all teams and I look forward to seeing you on the court this week.


Your Commissioner

Los Angeles Hoopz, America’s Favorite Basketball League

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NCAA INFO

May 12th, 2016 by Dr Hoopz
NCAA Information and Educational Video 

In order for an event to be certified so that Division I coaches can attend and observe at the activity, a comprehensive educational session must be scheduled so that all prospective student-athletes (high school and two-year college student-athletes) attend an in-person or video presentation including the mandatory topics (i.e., NCAA initial-eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use).   The provision of handouts, signage, provision of information to team coaches, or Web postings will not satisfy this requirement.  

As part of the application process, operators are required to identify the date(s), time(s) and location(s) of the educational session(s) in the Basketball Certification Online System (BBCS).  Additionally, there is a question regarding the operator’s means of enforcing the educational session requirement.  The mere provision of scheduling information will not satisfy the application requirements.  Operators will need to describe what punitive measures will be taken for participants who fail to attend the mandatory session.  The use of sign-in sheets is advised.

Resources are provided on the mandatory topics (i.e., NCAA initial-eligibility standards, gambling, agents and drug use) that you can utilize to prepare and present the required information at the following link:  NCAA Eligibility Center

RESOURCES

PRESENTATION MATERIALS

  • Basketball Certification Educational Videos

Operators are not required to utilize the NCAA video and are somewhat discouraged from using the NCAA video.  Although all of the information is covered in the video, participants clearly are more engaged by an in-person presentation of the materials.  Additionally, as the evaluation period continues and the athletes are watching the same video repetitively, they become disinterested, disruptive and it becomes difficult to get them to attend the required educational session.  It is the operator’s responsibility to make sure that all prospective student-athletes participating in their event attend the educational session; so it may be to your benefit to not utilize the video.  That said, showing the video will meet the educational requirements if an operator is unable to present the information in another format. 

1.      SMART PLAY WINS

This professionally produced video is being released just prior to the summer of 2011.  To link to this video for viewing: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/enforcement/bb_cert.html

Once the video opens, you can right click on the video and choose “Save Target As”  and you can save the video to your computer.  You can then use whatever software you have to convert the video and burn it to a DVD.  For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need.  

DVD copies were not ordered so we do not have copies that can be mailed of this production.

2.     YOUR GAME PLAN

The previous professionally produced video was released prior to the summer of 2008.  However, due to institutional staff changes, the 2008 version of the video is no longer permissible for use.  So, we have filmed the 2008 script with new hosts.

To link to this video for viewing:  http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/basketball/certification/index.html
Once the video opens, you will see a link in the lower right-hand corner that will allow you to download the video.  When you click the link, the video will open in Windows Media Player.  The Windows Media file can be copied to a DVD and played directly on many newer DVD players.  Older players will require the file to be burned to the DVD standard before playing.  This requires a DVD-burning program on the user’s computer because multiple files are created during this burning process.  You can also click this Rip It tab and proceed to burn the file to a CD.  The file will still need to be shown through a computer and not a regular DVD player, but this will allow you to show the video even without Internet access at the event site.   For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need.  Because this video is being posted so close to the beginning of the July 2010 evaluation period, DVD copies were not ordered so we do not have copies that can be mailed of this production.
 

3.      THE EASY ROAD

Because the certification staff was unable to produce another professional video in 2010, this amateur video is being released as another option for the educational session. 

To link to this video for viewing:

http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/basketball/certification/2010BkbCert.html
Once the video opens, you will see a link is available in the lower right-hand corner.  Click this link and the video will display full screen.  Right click the same link and you can download the shock wave file to burn to a DVD/CD for use at your event.  For those of you with multiple event sites, this will also allow you to make as many copies as you need.  The NCAA does not have copies on DVD that can be mailed of this production.

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GET SOCIAL | LAHOOPZ AND CARE4KIDZ

December 7th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

Partnership: Los Angeles Hoopz will be joining Care 4 Kidz in their weekly basketball clinic held in Torrance. We will cover the fundamentals of basketball including one-on-one, defensive drills, full court games etc.

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CARE 4 KIDZ | NEW ENROLLMENT FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

December 7th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

Partnership: Los Angeles Hoopz will be joining Care 4 Kidz in their weekly basketball clinic held in Torrance. We will cover the fundamentals of basketball including one-on-one, defensive drills, full court games etc.

New enrollment is open for children from ages five (5) to seventeen (17) are welcome to join our C4K Flight, youth basketball program.

Training will include basketball fundamentals, defense, shooting and teaching our youth the value of sportsmanship. Also league play will begin January 2016.

12U student-athletes

Location is Charles Wilson Park in Torrance from 5:30pm. See the flyer for additional details.

Visit our Care 4 Kidz page or contact Andrè Johnson by phone (310-621-8407).

See you soon and as always BRING YA GAME!

Partners Los Angeles Hoopz

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C4K: PURCHASE TEAM WARM UP JERSEY $25

October 28th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

Partnership: Los Angeles Hoopz will be joining Care 4 Kidz in their weekly basketball clinic held in Torrance. We will cover the fundamentals of basketball including one-on-one, defensive drills, full court games etc.

C4K Team Warm Up Jersey

Join the movement and get your C4K Youth Basketball Warmup Jersey today!

Purchase the jersey worn by staff and players for only $25.

All proceeds go to the Care 4 Kidz 501 (c)(3) organization and their mission to give the at-risk-youth fortuity to experience a diverse atmosphere and exposure to environments that promote their educational strengths.

Contact Andre Johnson by phone/text 310-621-8407.

Product Information
-Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
-100% performance polyester
-Stain resistant
-Ultra-tight knit snagging jersey

Donations accepted by mail;
Care 4 Kidz
291 Del Amo Fashion Square
PO Box 14672
Torrance CA 90503

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CARE 4 KIDZ | YOUTH BASKETBALL TRAINING

October 28th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

CARE 4 KIDZ | YOUTH BASKETBALL TRAINING

Our mentorship program has team with Los Angeles to bring basketball training session this Friday (10/19/15) for children of all ages. Children from ages five (5) to seventeen (17) are welcome to join and meet our staff.

Training will include basketball fundamentals, defense, shooting and teaching our youth the value of sportsmanship.

Location is Charles Wilson Park in Torrance from 5:30pm. See the flyer for additional details.

Visit our Care 4 Kidz page or contact Andrè Johnson by phone (310-621-8407).

See you soon and as always BRING YA GAME!

Partners Los Angeles Hoopz

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CARE 4 KIDZ BASKETBALL CLINIC | CHARLES WILSON PARK

September 16th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

Los Angeles Hoopz will be joining Care 4 Kidz in their weekly basketball clinic held in Torrance. We will cover the fundamentals of basketball including one-on-one, defensive drills, full court games etc. 

Please see Andre Johnson for complete details or call 310-621-8407. 

Care 4 Kidz, basketball clinic every Friday

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KIDZ BASKETBALL TRAINING/LEAGUE

August 15th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

Care 4 Kidz is working in conjunction with Los Angeles Hoopz to bring our unique training program to the South Bay.

Care4Kidz-Practice

Training with skills development Coach Wayne Slappy

Care 4 Kidz is an at-risk-youth organization designed to provide mentorship and educational development opportunities through our after school programs. The impact of the programs will give youth direction to become the next entrepreneur of the 21st Century.

Our Program
iHoopz 4 Kidz is the athletic program that educates the essential qualities of sportsmanship, respect, integrity and team sport through playing basketball.

Instructors
Wayne Slappy, Basketball Trainer
Grant Marzette, NCAA Certified Coach
David Miller, NCAA Certified Coach
Andre Johnson, NCAA Certified and basketball official

Participation
At-risk-youth between the ages of six (6) to fourteen (14) years of age are eligible to join any of our programs with parents’ permission.

Contact us for additional details.

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2015 SUMMER CHAMPIONS | SALAB WINS AGAIN!

August 9th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

TOP NEWS: All games will be played at Santa Monica College. Coaches/Teams arrive early to receive physical treatment from the Health Staff. See your nearest Hoopz Staff member for additional news and notes prior to tip-off. 

2015 Summer College Division Champions

 

(C) Head Coach, Jason Weatherall, sits a-top the College Division with Team SALAB Champions

Congratulations to SALAB for earning Back-to-Back Championships after defeating Team DE-TROIT! in an epic showdown last night at Santa Monica College.

Both teams played to the final possession when DE-TROIT! attempted in-bound pass sailed out-bounds with 7.1 seconds on the game clock.

Player of the Game, Jarrell Tate (East LA), was thrilled and soaked up the glory at center court with his teammates Nick Stover (South Alabama) as the only champions in the LA Hoopz College Division.

Thank you to the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica College and to all the family and friends who made another exciting season for 2015.

All Star Players of the Game were Jarrell Tate (East LA, Michael Johnson (Bristol University) and Darae Elliot (Elite Preparatory) which lead an aerial attack of the ages.

Great fun and we will return next summer as the #1 College Division league in the world.

Lastly, thank you to all the officials participating and working games under professional basketball rules as the crew assigned throughout the season and to the 2015 Championship Game.

Here are the final scores of the Championship Weekend;

8/8(Sat.)
10:00am Game
1stRate vs. the Saints(forfeit)

11:30am Game
Uptempo vs. Mentally Fit 68-63

1:00pm Game
SALAB I vs. 1stRate 72-56

3:00pm Game
DE-TROIT! vs. Uptempo 83-73

4:30pm Game (ALL-STAR)
Team Kobe vs. Team Fisher 107-77

6:00pm Game (Championship)
SALAB I vs. DE-TROIT! 83-79

BRING YA GAME!

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2015 SUMMER PLAYOFFS: COLLEGE BRACKETOLOGY

August 1st, 2015 by Dr Hoopz

The time has arrived for the 2015 College Playoffs. Below are the dates and times of all the games including the All Star Game which has Daniel Artest and Panda’s Friend joining us for an unrepresented battle of the ages. 

When asked a current player was asked about Artest joining the Hoopz Family festivities and the anonymous player pointed out, “he better bring it or go home.” Strong words coming as Artest comes from a long history of winning.

SALAB is heading into the playoffs to defend their title as the nearly beat out O’Quinn last summer in West LA. Now the location has moved and they look to continue their winning ways as the only undefeated team in the playoffs. 

Good luck to all the participating teams and thanks to the family and friends making this another memorable season. 

College-Playoff-Bracketolog

August 7th 

#1 SALAB I v #8 LAH Flight – 6:30pm

#7 DE-TROIT v #2 SALAB II – 8:00pm

August 8th

#5 The Saints v #4 1st Rate Basketball – 10:00am

#6 Uptempo v #3 Mentally Fit – 11:30am

Semifinals

Top Bracket – 1:00pm

Bottom Bracket – 3:00pm 

All Star Game

Panda’s Friend v College All Stars – 4:30pm

Championship Game

6pm

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BREAKING NEWS: SUPA SLYDES SANDLES

July 10th, 2015 by Dr Hoopz
Supa Slydes, a local Los Angeles based retailer, sales unique and fashionable sandals will be in Santa Monica this weekend.
 
Supa offers a vast array of different colors and trendy styles for both men and women.
 
Stop by and pick out the latest summer sandals as Los Angeles Hoopz and Supa Slydes provide gear for everyone on the beautiful Santa Monica College campus.
 
Games begin at 10am in the Pavilion.
 
BRING YA GAME!
Supa Slydes

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