HoopTime 2018 Season Program Outline

HoopTime Mission Statement: The mission of HoopTime Basketball is to provide highly qualified and motivated coaches to teach fundamental and advanced basketball skills to elementary and middle school aged student athletes who desire the opportunity to play in a competitive, dedicated, supportive and disciplined team environment.

Regardless of skill level, HoopTime players will be expected to bring a positive attitude and a high level of effort and intensity to all games, practices and events.

The 2018 HoopTime season consists of two sessions.
The first session focusing on fundamentals will run from January 6 - February 11, 2018.
The program is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8.
Registration begins October 1, 2017
Registration closes December 17, however, December 10 will be the last day to ensure that you have the jersey size you want. Late registrations will be accepted if there is space available. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed, no exceptions.
Registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration for the first session is $125.00 per player; for families registering two or more players, the cost is $125.00 for the first player and $100.00 for each additional player.
Registration is not considered complete until all required forms have been properly completed and turned in with payment.
There will be one or two practices per week and informal games/scrimmages on Saturday.

The second session will place greater emphasis on competition and will run from February 12 through the completion of the Mike Jackson Memorial HoopTime Shootout tournament (tentatively scheduled for March 21-24).

►8th grade teams will continue practicing until their out of-southeast tournament (possibly 2-4 more weeks).
►Players having participated in the fundamental session must be invited by their coach in order to participate in the competitive session. A written invitation will be emailed to selected players prior to the first scheduled competitive team practice.
►Players not participating in the fundamental session will not be invited to participate in the competitive session.
►Payment for the competitive session is $300.00. $100.00 must be paid online or at the first practice of the second session in order for the player to continue participation in practices. The remaining $200.00 can be earned through fundraising (each player will be given twenty raffle tickets at the first practice). For families registering two or more players, the cost is $300.00 for the first player and $275.00 for each additional player (part of which can be offset by the raffle tickets). 8th graders may use additional raffle ticket sales to offset costs for the out-of-southeast tournament.
►Payment in full is required regardless of player availability for travel/tournaments. Players who expect to miss a significant portion of the second session should advise coaches prior to the start of the session.
►All 4th and 5th grade players will be invited to continue. This grade level may or may not travel and will continue to focus on fundamentals.
►Teams will have two or three practices per week. Coaches will coordinate with each other for scrimmage opportunities.
►Coaches will select teams to participate in each tournament independent of earlier selections.
►All players participating in the second session will be placed on a team during Mike Jackson Memorial HoopTime Shootout tournament.
►Coaches will select travel/tournament teams from the competitive pools to participate in each tournament independent of earlier selections.
►Players selected to travel rosters will be responsible for additional costs and fundraising.

Scholarships are available. Please apply at this website. HoopTime offers a limited number of scholarships. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or if you have any questions, please contact Jeannette Sleppy by phone at 723-1858 or by email at

TENTATIVELY, travel and tournament plans are as follows:

►5th-8th grade teams may travel to 1-2 Southeast tournament(s). This is only if other southeast cities have tournaments.
►8th grade teams will travel out of southeast for one tournament.
►5th-8th grade teams will participate in the Mike Jackson Memorial HoopTime Shootout.
►Players and parents will be required to participate in additional fundraisers as determined necessary by the HoopTime Board.