Tomball Youth League

Grades 3 - 8

Spring 1 Overview

Welcome to the 2023 Spring 1 Season of Alodia’s Tomball Competitive Basketball League (TCBL)! We are excited for another great season!


A reminder that this email is for Grades 3-8 only. For Grades 1-2, a separate email was sent out and is currently on the Spring 1 Information and Registration pages.


To stay informed with updates going forward, please visit our website alodiasports.com, click Youth Leagues, select Tomball, Spring 1 Information (available NOW). Please check this page weekly for important announcements, offers, and information.


Don’t forget to like Alodia Sports Academy on Facebook and Alodia Basketball on Instagram to view league photos, special offers, etc. throughout the season!

 

We are looking forward to a great season! 

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Important information for the upcoming season (some new!).


Before launching into the information – THANK YOU for playing in the league … we very much appreciate your family being a part of our Alodia family!



LEAGUE APP – Please download the SportsEngine App from the AppStore and sign into the app. Your coaches will communicate with you through the app and team name, stats, standings, schedules will be accessible through the app.


Roster information is now available in the app.


See below for timing of game schedules in the app (and on the website).



PRACTICE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE to access the practice grids/schedules


All practices will be at Salem Campus (where evaluations were held), 22601 Lutheran Church Road, TX 77377 and at Salem's outdoor covered pavilion (within walking distance to the north of the gym).


NO EXTRA PRACTICE TIME AFTER PRACTICE IS OVER – we get charged extra for every minute after your allotted gym time. Please NOTE: only use a half court even if the other half is open.


Dates and information are located on the practice grid link above and on Spring 1 Information page.



BASKETBALL SIZE – Grades 3-6 will play with a 28.5 basketball. Grades 7-8 will play with a 29.5 basketball.


PLEASE BRING BASKETBALLS TO PRACTICE - basketballs are not provided!



SECOND PRACTICES – Some coaches choose to have a second practice. This is ok but must be “optional” – never held against a player for not attending. The optional practice also cannot be during skills training for the league.

 


SKILLS TRAINING/COMBO PACKAGE – If you are registered for skills training with the combo package, skills training starts Monday, March 6th from 6-7 pm at Salem Community Center for Grades 3-8.


The next sessions are March 20, 27, April 3, 10

(Reminder: no skills training March 13 due to Spring Break)


PLEASE BRING A BASKETBALL WITH YOUR NAME ON IT TO SKILLS TRAINING!



GAME SCHEDULES - The first week's schedule will be posted on the website and uploaded in the app by Friday, March 3rd at 10 pm.


The entire season's schedule will be posted on the website by 10 pm Tuesday, March 7th and loaded on the app by 10 pm Wednesday, March 8th.


Games for Tomball grades 3-6 will be played at Salem Community Center or other surrounding schools.


Grades 7/8 is a combined Tomball and Woodlands/Klein division this season so games will be either in Tomball or Woodlands/Klein each week. Please pay close attention to game locations each week!


5 weeks of games on weekends:


WEEKS 1- 3

Regular season game dates - doubleheader weekends (6 games total):

March 11, 25, April 1

(Reminder: no games March 18 due to Spring Break)


WEEK 4

Grades 3-6 Interleague Exhibition games (playing Woodlands/Klein teams) - doubleheader weekend (2 games): April 8


Grades 7-8 have regular season games since it's a combined division with Woodlands/Klein: April 8


WEEK 5

Single elimination playoff tournament and optional invite only All-Star games (1-4 games): April 14-15


 

TEAM ROSTERS - Rosters are available in the app. After you sign in to the SportsEngine app, you will see your team's name, coach name, and roster. Your coach should contact you by the evening of Friday, March 3rd. If you have any questions, please send an email to tcbl@alodiaconsulting.com.



JERSEYS – Reversible jersey tops will be distributed before your first game - please arrive 30-45 minutes early. Home team wears light and visitor team wears dark.

 


SEASON INFORMATION - Please remember to check the Spring 1 Information page (available NOW) weekly (at least each Monday) for the most updated information. There will always be weekly announcements posted and updated stats and standings.


 

ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES - If you have administrative issues, please first email us at tcbl@alodiaconsulting.com before texting/calling if possible. This helps us provide documentation for the issues.



AWARDS – we give awards in each age division (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th) for top players. All awards besides leading scorer will be based on observation and evaluation of the games not just pure stats. Please click HERE for an overview of the awards.


 

ALL-STAR GAME DETAILS

  • 3/4th & 5/6th & 7/8th All-Star games will be played April 15th after the championship game of their division.


  • Alodia will notify you by 10 pm Tuesday, April 4th if your son/daughter has made the team. The registration fee will need to be paid by midnight on Thursday, April 6th to secure their spot. PLEASE MARK THE DATE TO BE LOOKING FOR THE EMAIL! Note: an invite is an email from Alodia not a verbal communication from your coach that you were nominated.


  • The registration fee is $25 if your son/daughter makes the All-Star roster – it is OPTIONAL for your child to participate. If he/she gets chosen, they will receive a dri-fit All-Star shirt ($25 value).



LEAGUE RULES – Click: Youth League Rules and Points of Emphasis to read or find on the Spring 1 Information page. Below are some clarifications:

  • Every player must play half the game (20 minutes). If a player shows up late to the game, their time will be prorated, and the 20-minute playing time rule will not apply. And, every player must sit out at least 5 minutes unless a team only has 5 players. 
  • 3rd /4th grade must play man to man defense during the first 30 minutes. The easiest way to describe this rule is that players cannot press full court and can only pick up their player at half court during the first 30 minutes (all players within an arm length of who they are guarding). In the half court, a defender can only switch players and help defend when the offensive player drives into the free throw lane area.
  • Technical fouls - If any player, coach, or parent receives 2 in the same game, they will have to serve a one game suspension and not be able to participate in the following game. If any player, parent, or coach receives 3 in a season, they will be removed from the league without any refund.



EVENT CODE OF CONDUCT - Click: Event Code of Conduct to read or find on the Spring 1 Information page. This is a reminder for everyone - coaches, players, parents, fans - since in the spirit of competition sometimes we forget how to treat everyone with dignity, grace, and respect at all times.



SCORE TABLE – Home team provides clock operator and visiting team provides person to do the score book. We need people that understand how to do the score book since we keep stats for scoring and list on the website.


WE MUST HAVE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THIS AND MUST BE READY PRIOR TO GAME TIME! The supervisor will help parent volunteers.



STATS – We will be keeping track and posting scoring stats. The scorekeeper (book) volunteer needs to keep total score and individual points so we can post accurate information. NOTE: as soon as a scoring stat error is found, please see information on the website.



START TIME OF GAMES – Please help us with the start time of games. We will start on-time or can start up to 5 minutes early. We cannot wait past game time for players to arrive. We can and will start games with 4 players if needed to avoid forfeits. We appreciate your understanding.



REFS – You will not get every call, I promise. We have very solid, state-certified refs that also ref high school and college games. Please model the behavior you would want someone to have if your spouse, son, daughter, friend was officiating. (Reminder: read the Event Code of Conduct on the website).



ON-SITE ISSUES – All issues should be worked with supervisors on-site as they occur. It’s more difficult to resolve issues after the fact, than in the moment. If it cannot be resolved, we will have an incident report form that can be completed, and I will review if needed. Hopefully, we don’t have to use the process but there is one in place just in case.



CLEAN UP – Salem Community Center along with nearby area facilities are arguably some of the nicest gym facilities in the city. Please help us keep them clean and looking great! General rule...leave the gym nicer than when you arrived. Please help us with picking up trash, throwing it away and cleaning up. We are always one bad mess away from having to move locations. We appreciate your help!



SPONSORS - Make sure you check out our sponsors' information on the Spring 1 Information page.


There are special Alodia offers, discounted tickets, coupons, etc. A BIG thank you to them! Please support our partners who support Alodia!



OTHER ALODIA PROGRAMS:

(click underlined links below)


  • Spring Break Camp - Monday, March 13th - Thursday, March 16th. Registration Available through Friday, March 10th!


  • Summer Camps - 11 weeks to choose from - Early Bird Registration Available through April 28!


  • Spring 2 Youth League - Early Bird Registration opens Tuesday, March 7th! Season begins week of April 24th. 

Thank you for reading to the end! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you do to make this league a success!


If you have any suggestions, please let me know. We will consider most anything and try our best to incorporate ideas where we can to make the league better and better.


If you have any questions, feel free to email tcbl@alodiaconsulting.com


Wishing you the best of success on and off the court this season! 

Sincerely,

Taylor Schippers
Alodia Basketball Academy
281-255-2552

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