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Important information for the upcoming season (some new!).
COVID UPDATE AS OF 10/2/2021
Alodia will continue to follow state guidelines which at this time does not mandate masks.
We encourage all players and families to wear masks (or not) as you choose, wash hands often, get plenty of exercise, lots of rest, and good nutrition to do all possible to stay healthy.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely to see if/when additional measures will be added.
Before launching into the information – THANK YOU for playing in the league … we very much appreciate your family joining 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 loaded into the app. First week games are loaded into the app now. A PDF document of the complete schedule will be posted on the website by 10 pm on Tuesday, October 5th and loaded on the app by 10 pm Wednesday, October 6th.
- Practice Gym Location Specifics:
Salem Community Center (where evaluations were held) – WEST of 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball, 77377
NOTE: outdoor basketball pavilion at Salem is not available for public use.
- MONDAY PRACTICE TEAMS: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
- WEDNESDAY PRACTICE TEAMS: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3
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.
Basketball Size – Grades 3-6 will play with a 28.5 basketball and 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 October 4th, 6-7 pm at Salem Community Center for Grades 3-8.
The next sessions are October 11, 18, 25, November 1
PLEASE BRING A BASKETBALL TO SKILLS TRAINING WITH YOUR NAME ON IT!
Looking for additional training? – We are offering additional skills training with Coach Jake on Wednesday from 6-7 pm at Salem Community Center. CLICK HERE to secure a spot.
Game Schedules - The full season’s game schedule will be posted on the website by 10 pm Tuesday, October 5th (see above when it will be in the SportsEngine app).
All games will be played at Salem Community Center, Rosehill Christian School, and Creekside Park Junior High.
The schedule includes 4 regular season doubleheader weekends. The league is combined, and you will be playing against Tomball and The Woodlands/Klein teams. The season will end with a single elimination playoff tournament on November 5-6.
Team Rosters - Rosters are updated. 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 Sunday, October 2. If you have any other questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerseys – Reversible jersey tops will be available for you at your first game. They will not be available before this date. Please arrive 30-45 minutes before your first game. Home team wears light and visitor team wears dark. Reversible jerseys are columbia blue and white with royal blue print so wear shorts to best match the uniform if possible. Coaches will distribute these from biggest to smallest player (can’t request favorite numbers, etc.). Please accept the number they give you and ask for help if your child’s jersey is TWO sizes too big.
Season information - Please remember to check the Tomball League, Fall 2 Information page on the alodiasports.com website weekly for the most updated information. This will be available on Sunday, October 3rd by 3 pm. There will always be weekly announcements posted and updated stats and standings.
Photo Day - Mark your calendar for photo day on Saturday, October 30. Information and schedules will be posted on the league information page the week prior.
Administrative Issues - If you have issues, please first email us at email@example.com before 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 November 6 after the championship game of their division.
Alodia will notify you by 10 pm, Tuesday, October 26 if your son/daughter has made the team. The registration fee will need to be paid by midnight on Thursday, October 28 to secure their spot. PLEASE MARK THE DATE TO BE LOOKING FOR THE EMAIL! Please 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).
Rules – See Youth League Rules on the Tomball League, Fall 2 Information page or by clicking HERE. 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.
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. In the half court, a defender can only switch players and help defend when the offensive player drives into the free throw lane area. Violating this will create a warning and after 2 warnings a technical will be assessed with the offense receiving 2 free throws and the ball.
- If any player, coach, or parent receives 2 technical fouls 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 three technical fouls in a season, they will be removed from the league without any refund.
Event Code of Conduct - Please read the Event Code of Conduct found on the Tomball League, Fall 2 Information page or by clicking HERE. 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 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 or click HERE to submit a Stat Correction Form.
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 brought to the Alodia supervisor's attention - including issues with your coach. 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 Tomball League, Fall 2 Information page. A BIG thank you to them! Please support our partners who support Alodia!
OTHER ALODIA PROGRAMS
Winter 2 Youth League - Registration available by Tuesday, October 5th by 10 pm! Season begins week of November 8th.
Ganon Baker Skills Clinic at Salem THIS FRIDAY, October 8th from 6-9 pm. Train with THE BEST!
Tomball Columbus Day Camp at Salem. Monday, October 11th
Tomball Thanksgiving Day Camp at Salem. Registration coming soon!