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Next Level Basketball - Marin

2017 Next Level Hoops @ Marin

We are back for another season of Next Level Hoops in Marin! Games will be played at Redwood High School with inclusion of local area student-athletes from Redwood High School, Tamalpais High School and Marin Catholic High School serving as Student Head Coach/Mentors. Priority registration for returners begins on May 1st at 12:00 noon and general registration open to everyone begins on May 8th at 12:00 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 Saturdays (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 midcourt. The court length is the width of a regulation high school basketball floor.
  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 12 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 Redwood 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)

Kinder/1st Grade 9:00 am 10:00 am
2nd Grade 10:00 am 11:00 am
3rd Grade 11:00 am 12:00 pm
4th Grade 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
5th Grade 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
6th Grade 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
7th/8th Grade 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 

Game Schedule: 2017 Hoops Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1:  Saturday, August 26th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2:  Saturday, September 9th 
Week 3:  Saturday, September 16th
Week 4:  Saturday, September 23rd
Week 5:  Saturday, September 30th
Week 6:  Saturday, October 7th
Week 7:  Saturday, October 14th 
Week 8:  Saturday, October 21st 
Week 9:  Saturday, October 28th (Playoffs - Round #1)
Week 10: Sunday, November 5th (Playoffs - Round #2 - Finals) - Redwood HS Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4th

*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 effective 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 Bio:  David Granucci

Coach David Granucci is currently the Associate Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball team at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.  Coach Granucci is in his Second year with Saint Martin’s, a Division II school in the Great Northwest Athletic League (GNAC). Coach Granucci has 10 years of college coaching experience at both the Division II level and the Junior College level.  Three of those years were spent as a head Junior College coach.

Coach Granucci’s playing career started in Marin County at Sir Francis Drake High School where he was a three-year starter, won three consecutive MCAL Championships, and was a First Team All MCAL selection his Junior and Senior years. After a successful career at Drake, David went on to City College of San Francisco, where he earned Conference MVP, First Team All-State, and a scholarship to San Jose State University. After two successful seasons as a starter and captain at San Jose State University, David went on to play professionally in Reggio Calabria, Italy.



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