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Next Level Basketball - Pleasanton

2018 Next Level Basketball Season - Pleasanton Location

Join us for our 2nd season of Next Level Basketball in Pleasanton at Foothill High School! Priority Registration for all returning players launches on May 1st, 2018. General Registration for all non-returning players will open on May 8th, 2018!

For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Basketball location in Pleasanton, please review the information below prior to registration!

Next Level Basketball - Program Overview:

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 as mentor coaches for each team - similar to our core Next Level Flag Football program. All teams will have student-athlete assigned as the Head Coach of their team. Each team will be assigned an adult volunteer to support the Head Coach (High School student-athlete) as an Assistant Coach within the program. Team Parents will act to assist with general communications within each team.

For our parents, we seek to keep your weekends free of tangled schedules - team practice times will occur on the same day as your participant's games, always one hour prior to game time. Practices scheduled outside of our Next Level structure (during any day other than game-day) are at the discretion of both the parents and the coaches. These practices are not supported by Next Level and we do not ask our High School student-athletes to attend. This program is instructional based yet will contain competitive game activity as a secondary focus

General Overview of League Operations

  1. NL Basketball is a 10-week season program which runs from late August through early November.
  2. The program weeks will feature 1 'scrimmage week', 7 regular-season games, and 2 playoff games for all teams.
  3. Games are typically on Sunday (specific locations vary based on court availability, check the schedule below).
  4. 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.
  5. Per Next Level Basketball rules, equal playing time is governed on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and shall be administered by our Site Directors, the Student Head Coach/Mentors and Parent Volunteer(s).
  6. Each game is played 5 versus 5, with no backcourt pressure as the defense is picked up mid-court.
  7. Parent volunteers are to ASSIST our Student Head Coach/Mentors and ENABLE them to act as Head Coaches of their respective teams.
  8. Teams are comprised of a maximum of 10 players. No exceptions!
  9. League Fees: $295 - fees are inclusive of a participant's custom Next Level basketball jersey and shorts.
  10. Uniform Delivery - fees for home delivery of a participant's uniform are included in the League Fees. Next Level will again be shipping uniforms DIRECT TO HOME this season! Delivery will occur via UPS/USPS and a valid delivery location is required. Please ensure your shipping address is correct in your account profile to ensure proper delivery.

Practice & Game Times: 2018 Season Schedule

  • 1st/2nd Grade - 12:00 PM Practice/1:00 PM Game
  • 3rd/4th Grade - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Game
  • 5th/6th Grade - 10:00 AM Practice/11:00 AM Game
  • 7th/8th Grade - 9:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM Game

Times are NOT final, and are subject to change. Due to multiple teams and only one gym, practice and game times will fluctuate throughout the season.

Game Schedule: 2018 Season Schedule

Week 1 Sunday, August 19th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2 Sunday, August 26th
Week 3 Sunday, September 9th
Week 4 Sunday, September 16th
Week 5 Sunday, September 23rd
Week 6 Sunday, September 30th
Week 7 Sunday, October 7th
Week 8 Sunday, October 14th
Week 9 Saturday, October 20th (Playoff Week 1)
Week 10 Sunday, October 21st (Playoff Week 2 - Final Weekend of Season)

Note: All teams will play games through the entire 10-week program schedule regardless of their seeding in the Playoff Weeks.

Additional Information - Next Level Fall Basketball Program:

  • No prior basketball experience is required to participant in the Next Level Basketball Program.
  • All basketball equipment will be provided.
  • It is suggested that all players wear a comfortable pair of basketball or tennis shoes during the program activity.
  • 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 when/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: Jason Wallis

Jason Wallis started his high school basketball coaching career at Castro Valley where he was the head freshman and JV basketball coach as well as a varsity assistant. Coach Wallis was part of a staff that brought Castro Valley High its first ever NCS Championship in 2011. Coach Wallis then went on to coach at Monte Vista High School as the head JV basketball coach for 3 seasons as well as a varsity assistant. Monte Vista won the Division 1 state championship in 2013/2014 season. As a head freshman and Junior Varsity Coach, Wallis led his teams to a 128-28 record. In 2015 Coach Wallis received the opportunity to lead his own program as the head varsity basketball coach at Foothill High School. In his first 2 seasons; Coach Wallis has led Foothill to back to back NCS selections as well as a 20 win season in his first year with the Falcons.

Registration Information

2018 NL Hoops - Pleasanton - Foothill HS

Player registration for the 2018 Next Level Hoops season at Next Level Pleasanton, with games played at Foothill High School.

Pleasanton - 1st/2nd Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/19/2018 to 10/21/2018

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Pleasanton - 3rd/4th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/19/2018 to 10/21/2018

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Pleasanton - 5th/6th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/19/2018 to 10/21/2018

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Pleasanton - 7th/8th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/19/2018 to 10/21/2018

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