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2017 Next Level Hoops @ Salinas

We are pleased to announce our inaugural season of Next Level Hoops in Salinas! The 2017 Next Level Hoops program will be held at Palma High School - with the inclusion of student-athletes from the Palma basketball team serving as Student Head Coach/Mentors. Registration will open on May 1st at Noon...


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 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: $265 - 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 Palma 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)

DIVISION PRACTICE TIME GAME TIME
Kindergarten/1st Grade 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
2nd Grade 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
3rd/4th Grade 11:00 am 12:00 pm
5th/6th Grade 10:00 am 11:00 am
7th/8th Grade 9:00 am 10:00 am



Game Schedule: 2017 Hoops Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1: Sunday, August 20th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2: Sunday, August 27th 
Week 3: Sunday, September 10th
Week 4: Sunday, September 17th
Week 5: Sunday, September 24th
Week 6: Sunday, October 1st
Week 7: Sunday, October 8th 
Week 8: Sunday, October 15th 
Week 9: Sunday, October 22nd (Playoffs - Round #1)
Week 10: Sunday, October 29th (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:  Kelley Lopez

Coach Lopez has been on the Palma coaching staff since 2005 and been the head varsity coach since 2014. His teams have an overall record of 74-16 in his tenure at Palma, which includes 3 straight undefeated league titles (36-0), 3 Open Division Playoff Berths, a 2016 D4 Northern California Championship, and another spot in the D4 Northern California Championship game in 2017. Coach Lopez has also been named the Monterey Bay League Coach of the Year twice and was the Max Preps Northern California D4 Coach of the year in 2016. 

Registration Information

No Programs Available

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