fall 2022

introducing the hooptown youth league, llc

Check your game schedule below!

hooptown youth league, llc

A major upgrade to Spokane area grade school youth basketball starting in Kindergarten. The formation of the Hooptown Youth League, LLC. is to help provide more opportunities for youth participation at all levels. Their will be three levels: Recreational, Competitive, and Advanced Competitve for youth participants Grades K-6th encompassed all in one league. The Hooptown Youth League, LLC is a wholly owned affiliate of Spokane Hoopfest Association, a 501c3 non-profit.

League rules

K, 1st grade, 2nd grade

- 30 minutes running clock (15 minute halves), stopped every 5 minutes for subs

- Teams will play on a 8ft Hoop and a size 5 (27.5) Junior ball

- No stealing the ball while a player is dribbling or holding the ball. Players can only steal the pass

3rd grade

- 32 minute games (four 8 minute quarters)

- Teams will play on a 9ft hoop with a size 6 (28.5) ball

- Everbody must guard a player and no zones or pressing is allowed

4th-6th grade

- 32 minute games (four 8 minute quarters)

- Regulation hoops (10ft) with size 6 (28.5) ball

game locations

Coaching Resources


Click the link below to view informational videos from the Hooptown Youth Basketball Clinic. Gonzaga, Eastern, and Whitworth coaches talk practice, coaching young kids, and answer questions.

Video Link


Click the link below to view a comprehensive note sheet from the Hooptown Youth Basketball Clinic.

PDF Link

Jr. Nba App

Click the link below to download the Jr. NBA App. Includes resources for coaches at all levels. Practice plans, instructional videos, and more!

App Download

Important dates

Wednesday, October 5th - Teams & Coaches finalized

Sunday, October 9th - Coaching Clinic in the McCarthey Center at Gonzaga University

Monday, October 17th - Practices Begin

Saturday, October 29th - Boo Ball Fall Classic (enter as a club + including tournament fee)

Saturday, December 17th - Santa Slammer Winter Classic (enter as school team or club + including tournament fee)

January 7-8th - Hooptown Youth League, LLC end-of-year tourney

Game Schedule:

Game 1- November 5th

Game 2- November 12th

Game 3- November 19th

Game 4- December 3rd

Game 5-December 10th

Game 6/7- January 7th (Could play January 8th as well if in 3rd grade and higher)

participating school districts

Spokane Public Schools, Central Valley, Mead, West Valley, East Valley, Freeman, Cheney, Liberty Lake, NW Christian, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Reardan, Davenport, 9 Mile Falls District.


Recreational: For players at any skill level who want to play for fun, including beginners. The only division for K - 2nd grade.

Competitive: For the player that has prior team basketball experience, knows the rules, has strong skills for their grade level and desires to play in a competitive league and in tournaments.

Advanced Competitive: For the player that has played several years of organized competitive basketball, has a very high skill level/game knowledge for their grade and desires to play at the highest possible level in Spokane. Teams will be one team per grade per high school.

league costs


Recreation - K through 2nd grade - $50

Recreation - 3rd through 6th grade - $100

Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $125

Advanced Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $125

Qualified Discount fee

Recreation - K through 2nd grade - $30

Recreation - 3rd through 6th grade - $50

Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $50

Advanced Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $50

Scholarship Player Fee

Recreation - K through 2nd grade - $30

Recreation - 3rd through 6th grade - $30

Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $30

Advanced Competitive - 3rd through 6th grade - $30

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what benefits are achieved from these changes?


Hooptown Youth League supporters include but are not limited to the following:

school districts

- Spokane

- Central Valley

- Mead

- West Valley

- East Valley

- Freeman

- Cheney

- Liberty Lake

- NW Christian

- Deer Park

- Medical Lake

- Reardan

- Davenport

- 9 Mile Falls District

local high schools - Coaches/supporters

- Sean Mallon, Ferris Boys Basketball Coach

- Jazmine Redmon, U-High Girls Basketball Coach

- David Wagenblast, Mt. Spokane Boys

Basketball Coach

-KC Ahrens, Deer Park Girls Basketball Coach

- Tim Gaebe, Shadle Park (Retired Coach)

- Brett Ward, Medical Lake

- Felice Orrell, CV Girls Basketball Coach

- Jase Wambold, LC Boys Basketball Coach

- Ty Fowler, East Valley Boys Basketball Coach

- Chad Hand, Deer Park Boys Basketball Coach

local universities - men's/women's coaches

- Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga WBB

- Stacy Clinesmith, Gonzaga WBB

- Jordan Green, Gonzaga WBB

- Craig Fortier, Gonzaga WBB

- Brian Michaelson, Gonzaga MBB

- Stephen Gentry, Gonzaga MBB

- Gary Bell, Gonzaga MBB

- Joddie Gleason, EWU WBB

- David Riley, EWU MBB

- Kenny Love, Whitworth WBB

- Damion Jablonski, Whitworth MBB

club teams

- Eastern Washington Elite

- Spokane Dawgs

- Northwest Blazers

- Tommy Williams, OHF AAU

- Bill Ehlers, Rebels AAU

community organizations

- Spokane Hoopfest Association

- Spokane AAU Club

- NBC Camps

- Shoot 360

- Farias Dribble Skills Camp

- John Draine, Draine Train


- Eric McClellan

- Davonte Lacy

- Haiden Palmer

- JP Batista

- Casey Calvary

- Zach Gourde

- Shaniqua Nilles

- Richie Frahm

Operating Committee

Dan Dickau - Shoot360

Shawn Stetson - NBC Camps

Tom Psomas - Founder of Spokane AAU

Helen Higgs - Retired Whitworth Women's Coach

Stephanie Splater - Spokane Public Schools

Jamie Niles - Hall of Fame Coach West Valley

Nate Alford - St. Als

Rick Betts - Hoopfest Founder

Le'Andra Myers - Spokane Public Schools

Ramon Farias - Founder Lil' Dribblers

David Pendergraft - GU Basketball

Chad Hand - Deer Park Head Coach

Jase Walmbold - LC Men's Basketball

Nicole Symons - Coeur d'Alene Women's Head Coach

Felice Orrell - Central Valley Women's Head Coach

Steven Stockton - Hooptown USA

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league faq's

Please click the link to see how you can volunteer to coach, be a referee, and more.

2022 FAQs


Thank you to our Hooptown Youth League, LLC Sponsors