Tomball
Youth League
Fall 1 Season
Grades 3 - 8
Parent Pre-Evaluation Overview
Welcome to the 2021 Fall 1 Season of Alodia’s Tomball Competitive Basketball League (TCBL)! We are thrilled to have you participate and look forward to a great season! The Fall 1 Season is a combined league with Woodlands/Klein. Practices are all held at Salem in Tomball and games will be played in both Tomball and The Woodlands.
 
GREAT NEWS! We have a few more spots available in these divisions. Please invite your friends!

The Alodia website is your PRIMARY VEHICLE AFTER EVALUATIONS for season information, updates, and announcements.

It is very important to check the Fall 1 Information page regularly: alodiasports.com, Click Youth Leagues -> Tomball -> Fall 1 Information (available Saturday, August 28th).

Another way to stay connected is to like the 'Alodia Sports Academy' page on Facebook HERE to view league photos, special offers, etc. throughout the season.

COVID UPDATE AS OF 8/18/2021

With the reported increase in COVID cases, 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.

The remainder of this note is lengthy and includes very important information for the upcoming season (some new!).

Please read to the bottom
Thank you in advance!

*IMPORTANT DATES & SEASON INFORMATION*

EVALUATIONS

Wednesday, August 25th at 5:45 pm, check-in time: 5:15 pm

Salem Community Center
22601 Lutheran Church Rd, Tomball 77377

Grades 3-8. Everyone must attend evaluations if at all possible!
*see below for exception

WHAT TO EXPECT? At check in, players will receive a number to pin on their backs and play a few minutes of 2-on-2 basketball. This allows the coaches to evaluate their skill level before the draft takes place following evaluations (for coaches only).

  • Wear basketball shoes to evaluations.
  • Do NOT bring basketballs, backpacks, or bags please. Only closed bottled drink if desired.
  • Players are free to go home after they are evaluated.

*If an emergency comes up and you’re not able to attend, you MUST email tcbl@alodiaconsulting.com, subject line ‘TCBL Evaluation Info’, with the following information as soon as possible (no later than Tuersday, August 24th). Players cannot be drafted on a team unless a self-assessment is sent!
  1. Name and Grade
  2. Height & Weight
  3. Previous Playing Experience
  4. All Star Nomination in previous seasons?
  5. Assessment of Skills –scoring, rebounding, ball handling


COACH INFORMATION

3 - 4 Grade Division – need 2 coaches. Thank you Coach Siers & Lewis for volunteering!

5 - 6 Grade Division – need 2 coaches. Thank you Coach Cardon, Coach Mosier, & Coach Oelze for volunteering!

7 - 8 Grade Division – need 0 coaches. Thank you Coach Edmonds, Coach Lopez, Coach Mazzapica and Coach Stancil for volunteering!


CARPOOL REQUESTS
We can no longer guarantee carpool requests for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round draft picks due to the negative effect on the competitiveness of the league. If both players are in the first 3 rounds, we will work to have practice on the same night but play for a different team. Thank you for your understanding so that the league can continue to deliver a quality experience for everyone.


ROSTERS, TEAM & PRACTICE INFORMATION
You will hear from your coach no later than Sunday evening, August 29th regarding what team you are on and when practices will be.

Rosters with team names and practice times will be updated on the SportsEngine app by 5 pm on Sunday, August 29th.

A Post-Evaluation email will be sent by 10 pm Friday, August 27th with additional information on the app and other season information. Please be on the lookout for this email and check junk folder too - it has very important season information. It will also be posted on the website.

All practices will be held at Salem Community Center on Mondays 7-8 pm or 8-9 pm (except Labor Day Monday, September 6 which will move to Thursday, September 9) or Wednesday evenings either 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, or 8-9 pm.

Please bring a basketball to your team practices. Basketball Size: grades 3-6 play with a 28.5 size basketball, and grades 7-8 play with a 29.5 basketball.

If you need a new basketball, shoes, etc., take advantage of savings offered by DICK'S Sporting Goods by clicking HERE.


SKILLS TRAINING
For those signed up for skills training in addition to the league, the first skills training will start Monday, August 30th at 6:00-7:00 pm at Salem Community Center and continue every Monday through September 27th except Labor Day Monday, September 6 which will move to Thursday, September 9.
NOTE: Team practices will NOT be held on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm.


GAME SCHEDULES
Game schedules will be posted in document form on the website by 10 pm, Tuesday, August 31st. First week games will be loaded in the app by Wednesday evening, September 1st. The full schedule will be loaded in the app by Friday evening, September 3rd.

Games for grades 3-8 will be played at Salem Community Center, Creekside Park Junior High in The Woodlands or Tomball area schools. This season is a combined season with Woodlands/Klein Youth League. REMINDER: all practices will be at Salem.

All games are on Saturdays:
Regular season schedule includes 4 doubleheader weekends.
First game: Saturday, September 4
Additional regular season league game dates: September 11, 18, & 25

Single elimination playoff tournament: October 1-2
 

UNIFORMS
Jerseys will be distributed 30 minutes before the 1st game. Each player will receive a reversible jersey with colored print. Home teams wear the light color and visitors wear the dark color each week.
 

REMINDER: 
The Alodia website is your PRIMARY VEHICLE AFTER EVALUATIONS for season information, updates, and announcements. It is very important to check the Fall 1 Information page regularly: alodiasports.com, Click Youth Leagues -> Tomball -> Fall 1 Information (available Saturday, August 28).  

We will rarely send group emails so please check this page on a regular basis.

 
OTHER PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
(Click on the links below)

  • Tomball Fall 2 Youth League - Registration opens August 31st
  • Columbus Day Camp - Registration opens soon!

  
We always like to hear from you! Please reply to this email with any questions.
 
Thank you for your support of Alodia’s TCBL. We are glad to have you in our Alodia family and excited to be on the court for another great season!
Sincerely,

Taylor Schippers
Alodia Basketball Academy
281-255-2552