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Next Level Girls Basketball - Notre Dame

2017 Next Level Girls' Hoops @ Belmont

We are back for another season of Next Level Hoops in Belmont! For 2017, games will be played at Notre Dame de Namur University, with the Notre Dame High School basketball players as the Student Head Coach/Mentors. Priority registration for the upcoming season will kick off on May 9th and run through May 16th. General registration for the program will open up at 12:00 noon on May 16th to all non-returning participants!

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.
  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. The court length is 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 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 will played at Notre Dame de Namur University (except 8/27 and 10/8 which will be at Notre Dame 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)

2nd Grade Division: Clinic Program Clinic Program
3rd Grade Division: 11:00 am 12:00 pm
4th Grade Division: 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm
5th Grade Division: 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
6th Grade Division 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

* Note on Scheduling - We've built a 'flex hour' into the program to support up to 6 teams per grade division this season. Therefore, scheduling is currently displayed with the 'flex hour' reflective in the practice and game times.

Game Schedule: 2017 Hoops Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1: Sunday, August 27th (Scrimmage Week @ Notre Dame High School)
Week 2: Sunday, September 10th (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 3: Sunday, September 17th (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 4: Sunday, September 24th (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 5: Sunday, October 1st (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 6: Sunday, October 8th (Notre Dame High School)
Week 7: Sunday, October 15th (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 8: Sunday, October 22nd (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 9: Sunday, October 29th (Playoffs - Round #1 @ Notre Dame de Namur University)
Week 10: Sunday, November 5th (Playoffs - Round #2 - Finals @ Notre Dame de Namur University)

*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. 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 and 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.

Registration Information

No Programs Available

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.