2023-24 Major Improvements

  1. Expanded HYL competitive season with more games, ending in late January.

  2. Hoopfest organization to launch elite regional teams with our most skilled 4th, 5th, and 6th grade players.

  3. Winter league for recreational K-2nd graders that want to continue playing.

  4. Competitive HYL and AAU scheduling based on last years results (if applicable), jamboree for 3rd grade teams, and coaches input.

  5. New clinics for coaches and referees.

  6. HYL cobranding with June, High School camps for grade schoolers.

  7. Hoopfest age lowering to incoming 1st and 2nd graders.

  8. More free practice gym times in January & February.

  9. Improved and earlier league registration for players.

  10. Improved registration for coaches with the ability to make practice requests.

  11. More tournament opportunities for teams that want to continue playing during the winter tournament season. 

  12. Earlier finish to recreational season for HYL before December break.

  13. New recreational division for most tournaments starting in January.

  14. No HYL or AAU league games on Boo Ball, Turkey Shoot, & Santa Slammer dates.

  15. Better guidance for players on whether to register for competitive or recreation. 

  16. No game conflicts for 6th grade AAU teams with HYL games. 

  17. Website and communication improvements.

  18. New process for no-cost HYL players with the biggest financial barriers administered by the schools. 

  19. More coaching materials and resources.

  20. More fun for kids - some we will announce in advance, most to be a surprise.