2024 Basketball Fall League

  • Dates: Aug. 25th – Oct. 2024
  • Boys: K thru 8th grade
  • Girls: K thru 8th grade
  • Day/Time: Sundays after 11 AM
  • Season: 6-7 games
  • Location: IUSD / TUSD gyms

Calendar of Events

Tentative dates (subject to change)

Fri, June 7th: Registration opens
Fri, Aug. 23rd: Registration closes (wait list opens)

Sat, Aug. 25th: Youth (2nd–8th grade) divisions Player Evaluations

Tue, Sep. 3rd – Tue, Sep. 10th: Youth Divisions team drafts (by coaches)

Wed, Sep. 11th: Schedules and Team Rosters published

Sun, Sep. 15th: Week 1 Games
Sun, Sep. 22nd: Week 2 Games
Sun, Sep. 29th: Week 3 Games
Sun, Oct. 6th: Week 4 Games
Sun, Oct. 13th: Week 5 Games
Sun, Oct. 20th: Week 6 Games
Sun, Oct. 27th: Week 7 Games

2024 Basketball Fall League - Player Registration

  • Player Info
  • League Info
  • Waivers

Please read through each question carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.

PLAYER INFO


PARENT/GUARDIAN INFO


FALL LEAGUE INFO


Alumni Player Fee: $219
  • All games only on Sundays sometime between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM.
  • There are NO schedule requests.

[Rookie] Boys K–1st & Girls K–2nd Grade • 8-ft Hoops

  • Beginner players with instruction and pregame practices. All games are played Sundays on 8-foot hoops.
  • Each player is guaranteed up to 20 minutes of playing time per game.
  • Practice + Game = 1.5 hours each Sunday (no outside commitment other than your 90-minute time slot).
  • Buddy requests are disabled when wait list starts on Aug. 24th.

[Youth] Boys 3rd–8th & Girls 3rd–8th Grade • 10-ft Hoops

  • Recreational players looking for equal playing time and varied skill levels.
  • Each player is guaranteed up to 20 minutes of playing time per game.
  • Teams are drafted after preseason player evaluations.
  • 1-hour game slot and at least one (1) outside practice determined by the coach/team per week.
  • No Buddy, Coach or Carpool Requests of any kind.
  • Only Head Coaches are able to register when wait list starts on Aug. 24th.

[Youth] Boys 2nd Grade • 9-ft Hoops

NO Buddy or Coach Requests

  • Recreational players with Sunday games on 9-foot hoops.
  • 2nd Grade is typically one of our largest division with a wide range of experience and familiarity with basketball. In an effort to ensure that all players have a more competitive experience, there are no more buddy or coaching requests – instead teams will be formed through a draft.
  • Each player is guaranteed up to 20 minutes of playing time per game.
  • Teams are drafted after preseason player evaluations.
  • No Buddy, Coach or Carpool Requests of any kind.
  • Only Head Coaches are able to register when wait list starts on Aug. 24th.

2nd Grade is part of the Youth divisions

Players MUST attend evaluations on Sunday, Aug. 25th

  • Scorekeeping and standings throughout the season.
  • 1-hour game slot each Sunday with at least one (1) 60- to 90-minute outdoor practice led by your parent volunteer coach (determined by your coach/team) each week.

Acknowledgment

  • I understand my 2nd grader will be playing on 9-ft hoops and that parent volunteer coaches will be forming teams via a draft. I further understand that there are no buddy or coaching requests of any kind.
  • I also understand that my child must attend player evaluations on Aug. 25th.

Preseason Player Evaluations

  • Player Evaluations are an important part of our leagues and integral in building competitive teams.
  • Players who do not attend Evaluations will be automatically placed on the wait list.
    • They may only be placed on a team if we have enough parent volunteers in your child's division.
  • Evaluations will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25th (between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM). There are no makeup evaluations.
  • Each division will have a start and end time within that time frame.
  • Location: TBA (will be at an IUSD High School location)
  • Attending Evaluations is mandatory. Registered Parent Coaches need to be able to view all players to build competitive teams.

Team Drafts

  • After Evaluations, Youth divisions coaches will draft teams. Coaches will draft teams between Sep. 3rd–10th, and once your child is selected on a team, your respective coach will reach out to you directly. From there, teams may begin to hold practices.
  • Practice times and locations are determined by each coach/team with the head coach having the final say. We will not be able to inform you when your team is practicing. Team members should be prepared to practice and resolve any conflicts with their coach.
  • For League Integrity: We are unable to move players to a different team for any reason. This includes any practice time conflicts (most time slots are on weeknights between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM).

Participation rules for 7th & 8th grade divisions

  • Participation rules will only be enforced in the first three (3) quarters. The 4th quarter coaches will be able to free substitution per the coaches discretion.
  • This means that we are not able to guarantee 20 minutes of playing time per game. There is a possibility that your child may not play in the 4th quarter.

REQUESTS


Sibling Request

  • Siblings of the same grade and gender will automatically be placed on the same team.
  • To qualify, siblings must:
    1. Live in the same household (identical addresses). If addresses do not match your sibling request will not be honored.
    2. Register under the same email address.

Buddy Request

  • Buddy Requests are a way for Rookie divisions (TK–2nd grade) players to play together. Each participant is allowed up to ONE buddy or coach request.
  • If a group of players (2+) would like to form a team, one of them would need to volunteer as a Head Coach and all players must then enter the coach's name as their buddy request. In this instance, the coach would not make a buddy request since all the players are requesting him or her.

Player Buddy Request Criteria (all 4 conditions must be met):

  1. Same gender.
  2. Playing in the same division (grade).
  3. Both players request each other.
  4. Request the player's full name (e.g. John Doe).

Coach Buddy Request Criteria (all 6 conditions must be met):

  1. Same gender.
  2. Playing in the same division (grade).
  3. The coach requested must be registered as a Head Coach.
  4. Players requesting the Head Coach (non-coaching parents) should NOT also register as a Head Coach (only one (1) head coach per team).
  5. The team must have space – maximum team size allowed is eleven (11) players.
  6. Request the head coach's full name (e.g. Coach John Doe).

VOLUNTEER INFO


  • Recreational youth sports leagues function in large part due to the work of parent volunteers. To build teams, each team will need a volunteer coach.
  • We can only build as many teams as we have volunteer coaches per division.
  • In the event we do not have enough coaches, we will move players to a wait list based on their registration date.
  • Head Coaches who are selected and fulfill their required duties will receive a refund or future credit for their child's player fee after the second week of play.
  • Please note: A $49 payment will be added and charged if the following required duties go unfulfilled or your volunteer status changes by the second week of league play.
  • Volunteer coaches who do not fulfill duties or change volunteer status after registration will be moved to the bottom of the wait list.
  • Please note: An additional $20 payment will be added and charged if the following duties go unfulfilled or your volunteer status changes by the second week of league play.
  • Volunteer coaches who do not fulfill duties or change volunteer status after registration will be moved to the bottom of the wait list.

Head Coach Role & Responsibilities

  1. Youth divisions only: Attend player evaluations and your division's virtual team draft via Google Meet.
  2. Manage a team as a parent volunteer for the full season.
  3. Responsible for consistently communicating with your team and coaching during scheduled games.
  4. Youth divisions only: Coordinate and hold at least one (1) outside practice per week.

Co-Coach Role & Responsibilities

  1. Not an assistant coach.
  2. Co-Coaches will be paired up to split the duties of a Head Coach.
  3. Once drafted to a team, you must help manage the team and fill in if a co-coach is unable to attend a game.

Non-Volunteer (buyout)

  1. Youth Sports require parent volunteers to form teams, so please consider volunteering if you are able to. We are only able to build as many teams as we have parent volunteers for.
  2. Volunteer buyout fees help cover the costs of required background checks for coaches. 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION


Coach Registration

  • Upon completion of this registration, coaches must complete the volunteer Coach Registration form. Your volunteer email above will automatically receive an email reminder to complete this registration.
  • The registration must be completed by the submitted volunteer within seven (7) days to avoid unfulfilled volunteer status.

Head Coach Duties Fulfillment Status

  • By agreeing to volunteer as a Head Coach, your non-volunteer buyout fee ($49) will be waived and you will receive a refund or future credit for your child's player fee after the second week of play as long as the following steps are completed:
      1. Complete the volunteer Coach Registration.
      2. Agree to coach your team for the full season (games and practices), if selected as a coach.
      3. Youth divisions only: Attend your division's player evaluations and team draft.
      4. Communicate weekly with your team.
      5. Manage your team during games and practices.
      6. Youth divisions only: Hold at least one outdoor practice each week.

Co-Coach Duties Fulfillment Status

  • By agreeing to volunteer as a Co-Coach, your remaining non-volunteer buyout fee ($29) will be waived as long as the following steps are completed:
      1. Complete the volunteer Coach Registration.
      2. Agree to co-coach your team for the full season (games and practices) if selected as a co-coach.
      3. Youth divisions only: Attend your division's player evaluations and team draft.
      4. Communicate weekly with your team.
      5. Manage your team during games and practices.
      6. Youth divisions only: Hold at least one outdoor practice each week.

Changing from a Volunteer to a Non-Volunteer

  • If a coach decides to change from a volunteer to a non-volunteer, the registered player will be moved to the bottom of the wait list.
  • Former volunteer's child will only be placed on a team if we have enough coaches in that particular division.

PREFORMED TEAMS


  • Head Coaches in the Youth divisions are able to submit preformed teams pending approval by SoCal Elite.
  • Preformed teams are pre-built teams with a Head Coach already designated. Submitted roster players are removed from the drafting pool, and players must agree to play on the same team prior to registering.
  • Preformed teams will play in the Preformed Division (if there are 4+ preformed teams) OR the Youth Division equivalent of the oldest player on their team, plus one grade. (Example: A preformed team of 3rd graders would play in the 4th grade Youth division)
  • Preformed teams must have a roster of 8-10 players. If a preformed team only has 5-7 players, the head coach must attend their grade division's draft to complete the roster.

Preformed Teams Overview

  1. A preformed team must not be a seasonal club team – this is a recreational league.
  2. Preformed teams must have 8-10 players.
  3. Preformed teams must wear current SoCal Elite uniforms during competition.
  4. Registration deadline for preformed teams is two weeks prior to preseason player evaluations. If the submitted roster is not complete, the coach must attend the draft to complete their roster.
  5. All teams will receive an email update of their status and rosters prior to the deadline.
  6. It is the coach’s responsibility to double-check and ensure all team members are correct.
  7. SoCal Elite Sports reserves the right to make changes throughout the season that we do not foresee.

If playing in a Preformed Division

  • Preformed Division games will not have a player participation rule. This means there are free substitutions with players checking in at the scorer's table.
  • No players can be added to the preformed team after the registration deadline and before the draft.

If playing in a Youth Division

  • Youth Division games have player participation rules and all players must play at least 20 minutes per game.
  • If a preformed team wins against one of the division's top drafted teams by 20+ points, that team will be required to play their next game up an additional division (+2 grade levels).

SOCAL ELITE JERSEY


Ship to Home Address: $4.50

Additional apparel can be purchased from the Gear Shop.

CITY OF IRVINE FACILITIES USE


The City of Irvine charges $11 per participant to use facilities for the season.

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City of Irvine Facilities Use Fee: $11

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