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2018 Next Level Basketball Season - Las Vegas Location

Join us for our inaugural season of Next Level Basketball in Las Vegas at Faith Lutheran High School! Priority Registration for all players launches on May 1st, 2018.

For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Basketball location in Las Vegas, 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 Saturday (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: $255 - 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

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade - 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM or 11:00 AM Game (Student Center)
  • 2nd Grade - 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM Practice/12:00 PM or 1:00 PM Game (Student Center)
  • 3rd Grade - 1:00 PM Practice/2:00 PM Game (Practice in Student Center or Arena/Game in Aux Gym)
  • 4th Grade - 10:00 AM Practice/11:00 AM Game (Aux Gym)
  • 5th Grade - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Game (Practice in Arena/Game in Aux Gym)
  • 6th Grade - 12:00 PM Practice/1:00 PM Game (Practice in Arena/Game in Aux Gym)
  • 7th/8th Grade - 1:00 PM Practice/2:00 PM Game (Arena)

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 Saturday, August 18th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2 Saturday, August 25th
Week 3 Saturday, September 8th
Week 4 Saturday, September 22nd
Week 5 Saturday, September 29th
Week 6 Saturday, October 6th
Week 7 Saturday, October 13th
Week 8 Saturday, October 20th
Week 9 Saturday, October 27th (Playoff Week 1)
Week 10 Saturday, November 3rd (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: Bret Walter

Bret Walter has been the Head Basketball Coach at Faith Lutheran High School since 1997.  During that time the team has competed in the 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A. The program is currently competing in the 4A Division. His overall record at Faith after 21 years is 327 – 235. This past season the Crusaders won the 4A Northwest League, lost in the second round of the Regional Tournament and finished 22-6.

The Crusaders have won 5 Nevada State Championships under Coach Walter. The first came in 2003 as a member of the 2A League.  In 2005, the Crusaders earned their second State Title in the school's first year in the 3A League, and followed with 3A State Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Coach Walter has been selected by his peers numerous times as Coach of the Year.

Coach Walter also Directs the Athletic Department at Faith and has since 2003.  Faith Lutheran High School has won 38 Nevada State Championships and earned 24 State Runner-Up finishes during that time.

Before coming to Faith Lutheran Coach Walter played four years and served one year as a Graduate Assistant Coach at Concordia University, Seward Nebraska under Head Coach Grant Schmidt. He is a graduate from Jerome High School, Jerome, ID. Coach Walter and his wife, Stacey, have two children.  Brevin and Rylan.

Registration Information

2018 NL Hoops - Las Vegas - Faith Lutheran HS

Player registration for the 2018 Next Level Hoops season at Next Level Las Vegas, with games played at Faith Lutheran High School.

Las Vegas - Kindergarten/1st Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 2nd Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 3rd Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 4th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 5th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 6th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00

Las Vegas - 7th/8th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 05/01/2018 to 09/10/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/18/2018 to 11/03/2018

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$255.00