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Next Level Basketball - San Mateo


2017 Next Level Hoops @ San Mateo

We are back for our 4th official season of Next Level Hoops in San Mateo! Both Serra and Hillsdale High School will host the program, with each school's basketball players serving as the Student Head Coach/Mentors. Priority registration for returners begins on May 1st at Noon and general registration open to everyone begins on May 8th at Noon. The 2016 NL Hoops season sold out fast, so grab your spot soon!

General Overview of League Operations:

  1. NL Hoops operates from late August through early November with a 10-week season schedule (1 scrimmage, 7 regular-season games, and 2 playoff games).
  2. Games are on Sundays (sites vary based on court availability, check the schedule below).
  3. Practices and Games are on the same day - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement. Practice hours take place immediately prior to a participant's scheduled game time. (Kinder leagues have a 30-minute practice).
  4. Per NL Hoops rules, equal playing time is governed on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and shall be administered by the Student Head Coach/Mentor and Parent Volunteer(s).
  5. Each game is played 5 versus 5, with no backcourt pressure as defense is picked up mid-court.
  6. Parent volunteers are to ASSIST our Student Athlete Head Coach/Mentors and ENABLE them to at as Head Coaches of their respective teams.
  7. Teams are comprised of 10 players maximum.
  8. League Fees: $295 - fees are inclusive of a participant's custom jersey, shorts, and other offerings.
  9. Uniform Delivery - fees for home delivery of a participant's uniform are included in the League Fees. NL will again be SHIPPING UNIFORMS DIRECT TO HOME this season!  Delivery will occur via UPS/USPS and a valid delivery location is required. 

Site Logistics & Schedule:

Practices and games played at Serra High School and Hillsdale High School. Any changes will be reflected in the schedule below, and in the schedule you will receive from Blue Sombrero as the season approaches.

Practice & Game Times: 2017 Hoops Season (Subject to Change)

Kindergarten Division 8:30 am 9:00 am Hillsdale High School

1st Grade Division 9:00 am or 10:00 am* 10:00 am or 11:00 am* Hillsdale High School
*Due to multiple teams and only one gym, practice and game times will fluctuate throughout the season.

2nd Grade Division 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm,1:00 pm, Hillsdale High School
or 1:00 pm* or 2:00 pm*  
*Due to multiple teams and only one gym, practice and game times will fluctuate throughout the season.

3rd Grade Division 10:00 am or 11:00 am* 11:00 am or 12:00 pm* Serra High School+ (Aragon High School as a substitute)
*Due to multiple teams and only one gym, practice and game times will fluctuate throughout the season.

4rd Grade Division 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm* 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm* Serra High School+ (Aragon High School as a substitute)
*Due to multiple teams and only one gym, practice and game times will fluctuate throughout the season.

5th Grade Division 2:00 pm 3:00 pm Serra+ (Aragon High School as a substitute) or Hillsdale High School (will rotate)

6th Grade Division 3:00 pm 4:00 pm Serra+ (Aragon High School as a substitute) or Hillsdale High School (will rotate)

7th Grade Division  4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Serra+ (Aragon High School as a substitute) or Hillsdale High School (will rotate)

8th Grade Division  4:00 p
m   5:00 pm Hillsdale High School

+Due to construction and school events, games scheduled for Serra on 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, and 11/15 will be played at Aragon High School

Game Schedule: 2017 Hoops Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1: Sunday, August 27th (Scrimmage Week - games at Serra will be played at a venue TBD)
Week 2: Sunday, September 10th
Week 3: Sunday, September 17th
Week 4: Sunday, September 24th
Week 5: Sunday, October 1st
Week 6: Sunday, October 8th 
Week 7: Sunday, October 15th 
Week 8: Sunday, October 22nd 
Week 9: Sunday, October 29th (Playoffs - Round #1)
Week 10: Sunday, November 5th (Playoffs - Round #2 - Finals)

*All teams play all 10 weeks

Additional Information - Next Level Fall Basketball Program

The Next Level Fall Basketball program seeks to foster an environment to teach and instruct the principles and techniques of basketball in a safe environment. We encourage all prospective participants to enter at their comfort level and grow their individual skills at their own pace throughout the season. Both male and female basketball players are welcome! The Fall program operates with the inclusion of High School student-athletes, similar to our core Next Level Flag Football program. All teams will have student-athlete assigned as the Head Coach of their team. An adult volunteer will support the student as an assistant coach within the program. 

For our parents, we seek to keep your weekends free of tangled schedules - team practice times will occur on the same day as your games, always one hour prior to game time. Practices scheduled outside of this time period (during any day other than game-day) are at the discretion of both the parents and the coaches yet are outside of the Next Level structure and not supported by Next Level.

Additional information about our NL Fall Hoops program is listed below:

- No prior basketball experience is required to participant in the Next Level Hoops Program.
- All basketball equipment will be provided. 
- It is suggested that all players wear a comfortable pair of basketball or tennis shoes.
- Uniforms are included in the league registration fees, inclusive of home delivery of your uniform (for all registrations prior to August 10th).
- Our program is community-based - teams are formalized by schoolmates, buddy lists and friends where possible.
- All teams will be assigned a Student Mentor Coach from a represented high school or college.

We strive to strike an ideal balance between healthy competition and player/character development. Next Level is always a 'one trophy' league as we believe that recognition for participation is not an effectively means of helping develop young athletes. In fact, we believe that many of life's best lessons are learned through struggle, achievement, success and of course disappointment. We strive to foster competition yet to also find balance in the ever-changing world of youth sports.

Site Director:  Brett Stevenson - Varsity Head Coach - Hillsdale High School

Brett Stevenson attended Hillsdale High School, where he played basketball and baseball, graduating in 1993. He graduated from California State East Bay in 1998 with a degree in History and from San Francisco State with a masters degree in Educational Administration. He is currently the dean of students and athletic director at Hillsdale High School. Stevenson has been coaching basketball for nineteen years, the past thirteen at Hillsdale. He has served as the Varsity head basketball coach for the past eight years, compiling an overall record of 113-94. During those eight years, Coach Stevenson has guided the Knights to a PAL Ocean League title in 2010 with 10-0 record in conference play. Coach Stevenson has also led the Knights to seven CCS appearances in his eight years and has helped the Knights advance to the CCS quarterfinals five times and the CCS semifinals once. Coach Stevenson is honored to be the fifth varsity head basketball coach in the history of Hillsdale High School. Coach Stevenson was lucky to have played for two Hillsdale coaching legends, Bill Wilkin and Rich Mazzoncini.

Site Director:  Anthony DeMartini - Varsity Assistant Coach - Serra High School

Coach DeMartini or "Coach DeMar" has been around the game of basketball since as long as he can remember.  Growing up he played many sports but basketball is where his true passion lied.  His love for playing the game lead him to a career in coaching.  Coach DeMar is currently an assistant coach for the Serra Varsity Boys Basketball Team.  When not coaching basketball DeMartini works as a Real Estate agent and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Played Basketball/Baseball at Burlingame High 92..High School Hall of Fame...Played 2 years of Basketball at Canada College. 1 year at Fresno st..1 year at Sonoma st...Played 2 years Pro basketball in the IBL for the Chico Force Coached at McAteer High School for 4 years..Coached at College of the Siskiyous for 2 years..Coached at Chico St 2 years. Been Coaching at Serra for 11 years and Strength/Conditioning Coach for 8 years

Registration Information

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