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Changes for the 2021-22 Basketball Leagues

Thank you for volunteering for the 2021-22 Basketball Winter League.

A few new changes are taking place this season:

1. Evaluations: Player evaluations info can be found here: https://socalelite.org/leagues/evaluations/

Important: All coaches must watch their entire division and take notes.

A. Sign the back of your child’s evaluation number to verify you are willing to coach
B. Observe your division and take notes – we will have a space for the coaches on the court (Boys 3rd Grade coaches should show up at the earliest start time)
C. If you cannot attend evaluations and are still willing to coach (particularly a Head Coach) please let us know.

2. TeamSnap: We have created accounts for all Head Coaches & Co-Coaches on TeamSnap. This platform is a helpful tool for communication and will enable to send out important updates division wide or to specific team. Please look for this email and accept your invitation.

3. Teams Drafts: We will update this page with specific day/times for the drafts which are held on Google Meet online sessions the following week (Nov. 9th).

4. Communication: Once your teams have been drafted we ask that coaches reach out to their teams with the next 24 hours introducing yourselves as the coach

5. Practice Allocations: Team practice slots will open on Wed, Dec. 1st at 11 AM. An email will be sent to all coaches with a link to the Coaches Portal and instructions on how to book a slot.

6. Team Schedules: We are unable to start working on team schedules until after the Team Drafts end (Wed, Dec. 1st). Please do not reach out with special schedule requests.

This season we will release the first 6 weeks of games and the final 2 weeks will be broken up into Bracket Play. Rookie Division teams will instead have their full season schedule.

Joining Google Meet for Team Drafts

To join the draft using Google Meet, please make sure to copy the emailed link to your browser. If you are using a phone, you will need to download the Google Meet mobile app. If you are on a desktop, the link should take you straight to the draft. You will need to log in to a Google account to access the draft.

Draft Rules

The draft follows the rules of a snake draft. If there are 4 coaches numbered 1-4 the picks would go as follows:

  • Round 1: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Round 2: 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Round 3: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • and so on…

All players are expected to attend evaluations. If they are not present, they will be marked as “No Eval.” These players are ineligible to be drafted* and will instead be randomly assigned to a team at the end of a draft. These players cannot be traded.

* The only way these players can be selected is if a coach volunteers information about the player before the draft begins. This information should include the player’s approximate height, position, notable skills (e.g. good ball handler or shooter) and a ranking between 1-10. If the player is mentioned in this way, they are only eligible to be drafted in the first 3 rounds – after which, they will be randomly assigned to teams at the end of the draft.

Coaches’ children are automatically placed on their own team. They will be ranked by our staff from evaluations and placed in the round they were identified as minus three rounds.

In the event that a coach has multiple children on the same team, the lowest-ranked player will use their real rating.

Example: A coach has 2 children that were ranked as a 1st round pick and 2nd round pick. The coach would have his children as a 2nd round and 4th round pick.

Trades will be conducted at the end of the draft. Coaches do not have to accept trades and players can only be traded +/- one round pick.

Example: If a coach is attempting to receive a different team’s 3rd round pick, only his or hers 2nd, 3rd and 4th round players would be eligible in the trade.

Any players caught performing poorly on purpose (sand-bagging) at evaluations will be treated as a 1st round pick and not subject to the -3 round rule.

Sample Email to Your Team

Hi Team,

My name is Coach [Name] and I will be your coach for the 2021-22 Basketball Winter League! Our Team ID for the schedule is [ex G3401 – Last Name].

Our first meeting will be on Sunday, Dec. 5th for a meet-and-greet and practice. The League hasn’t sent out the schedule yet, but I’ll reach out with an update when I have it to let you know where we will be meeting and what I’ll be wearing.

Looking forward to this upcoming season!

Thanks,
[Coaches Name]

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