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December 2, 2018

HERE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FOR THE 2018 TIP OFF TOURNAMENT:

 

50-50 WINNER - MARY BELLEZZA $130

 

5/6 GIRLS - TANTASQUA OVER PITTSFIELD

7/8 GIRLS - PITTSFIELD OVER TANTASQUA

5/6 BOYS - HOLYOKE OVER PITTSFIELD

7/8 BOYS A BRACKET - WEST SIDE OVER CHICOPEE

7/8 BOYS B BRACKET - LONGMEADOW OVER TANTASQUA

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT.


2018 TIP OFF TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

November 23, 2018

 

THE 2018 TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ARE OUT. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TOURNAMENT AND CONTACT TIM WITH QUESTIONS (413) 348-2867:

• WE ONLY HAD ENOUGH B TEAMS TO MAKE A B BRACKET FOR THE 7/8 BOYS. WE TRIED TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY B TEAMS WOULD GET ONE B TEAM GAME EITHER IN THE FIRST ROUND OR SECOND ROUND. PLEASE FOLLOW THE BRACKETS ALL THE WAY THROUGH AS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TEAMS COULD GET A THIRD GAME.

• ALL TEAMS SHOULD ARRIVE TO THE GYM 20 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SCHEDULED GAME BECAUSE WE WILL START THE GAME EARLY. IF YOU ARE THE FIRST GAME OF THE DAY PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP MORE THAN 15 MNUTES EARLY AS THE GYM MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE (5:45 WEEKDAY GAMES, 8:30 AM WEEKEND)

•THE TOP TEAM LISTED FIRST ON THE BRACKET OR ON TOP IS THE HOME TEAM AND SHOULD WEAR WHITE. THEY WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING SOMEONE TO BE OFFICIAL SCORER AT THE TABLE IF NEEDED. BOTH TEAMS CAN HAVE SOMEONE AT THE TABLE BUT THE HOME TEAM IS OFFICIAL.

• THERE IS A DOOR ENTRY FEE OF $3 FOR ADULTS AND $1 FOR KIDS PER DAY(PLAYERS AND COACHES ARE FREE). PLEASE LET YOUR PARENTS KNOW THIS INFORMATION. THERE IS NOT A WEEKEND PASS.

•THERE WILL BE CONCESSIONS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL BUT NOT AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB.

• GYM LOCATIONS:

                MIDDLE SCHOOL - MIDDLE SCHOOL DRIVE ( ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THE TOP OF THE HILL

                                           MIDDLE SCHOOL IS DOWN THE DRIVEWAY BEHIND IT)

                HIGH SCHOOL - 425 PIPER RD

                BOYS & GIRLSCLUB - MAIN STREET

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

 

GIRLS 5/6 BRACKET

GIRS 7/8 BRACKET

BOYS 5/6 BRACKET

BOYS 7/8 A BRACKET

BOYS 7/8 B BRACKET

 


PLAYER REGISTRATION

CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING ONE OF OUR TEAMS. PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE PRESEASON LETTER OR YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE HANDOUTS SECTION ON MENU AT THE TOP. YOU WILL FIND DETAILS ON COSTS, UNIFORMS ETC...HERE IS SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ON REGISTERING YOUR CHILD.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY ONLINE BY CLICKING ON THE "PLAYER REGISTRATION" LINK IN THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE UNDER THE "REGISTER ONLINE" BOX. YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON THE ONLINE FORMS LINK TO THE LEFT OF THE PAGE AND FIND A LINK THERE.
  2. YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY OFFLINE BY DOING THE SAME AS STEP 1 BUT CLICKING THE BOX TO PAY OFFLINE WHEN REGISTERING. YOU CAN PAY IN CASH OR WRITE A CHECK TO WSBBC, WEST SPRINGFIELD BASKETBALL BOOSTER CLUB OR WEST SPRINGFIELD SUBURBAN BASKETBALL. YOU CAN BRING WITH YOU WHEN TRYING ON UNIFORMS OR GIVE TO YOUR COACH.

HOW TO ORDER A UNIFORM FOR A NEW PLAYER OR RETURNING PLAYER WHO NEEDS A NEW ONE:

  1. YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR UNIFORM ONLINE WHEN REGISTERING AND PAYING ONLINE DURING REGISTRATION. YOU WILL NOT PHYSICALLY ORDER THE UNIFORM ONLINE.
  2. YOU CAN PAY IN CASH OR CHECK AS MENTIONED IN THE REGISTRATION SECTION ABOVE. (YOU CAN COMBINE IT ALL INTO ONE CHECK IF YOU WOULD LIKE)
  3. IF YOU NEED A UNIFORM, PLEASE SHOW UP TO TRY ON AND ORDER YOUR UNIFORM. THIS DATE IS NOVEMBER 3RD FROM 10 - 1 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.

OTHER MISC INFORMATION:

  1. GAME SCHEDULES WILL NOT BE OUT UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING. GIRLS HOME GAMES WILL BE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING AND BOYS HOME GAMES COULD BE FRIDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHTS. WE HAVE WORKED WITH ST. THOMAS TO TRY TO AVOID CONFLICTS IF POSSIBLE FOR HOME GAMES AND PRACTICES. WE CAN'T CONTROL AWAY GAMES AND YOU WILL NEED TO DISCUSS THOSE CONFLICTS WITH YOUR COACH.
  2. YOUR COACHES WILL HAVE YOUR PRACTICE SCHEDULE. IT WILL NOT BE POSTED ONLINE
  3. WE WILL RUN OUR OWN TOURNAMENT NOVEMBER 29TH - DECEMBER 2ND AND WILL NEED ALL OF YOU TO HELP RUN CONCESSIONS AND DOOR ETC... FOR A SMALL BLOCK OF TIME DURING THAT WEEKEND. YOUR COACHES WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AS WE GET CLOSER. PLEASE BE AVAILABLE IT CAN NOT BE RUN WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
  4. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR KNOW ANY BUSINESSES THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR PLEASE SEE THE LINK IN THE TOP RIGHT FOR SPONSORSHIP.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR COACH, EMAIL THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING THE MAILBOX TO THE LEFT, OR CONTACT TIM AT 413-348-2867

 


REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE!

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE. CLICK PLAYER REGISTRATION ON THE TOP RIGHT OR GO TO ONLINE FORMS IN THE MENU TO THE TOP AND CLICK REGISTER. YOU CAN ALSO PRINT OUT PAPER COPIES OF THE REGISTRATION IN THE HANDOUTS SECTION OF THE MENU TO THE LEFT. FEES ARE $150 FOR LEAGUE FEES, $20 FOR SHORTS, AND $30 FOR SHIRTS SHOULD YOU NEED A UNIFORM THIS YEAR.


ABOUT US

WE ARE A YOUTH BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION FOR BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 4-8 WHO RESIDE OR GO TO SCHOOL IN WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA. WE ARE A COMPETITIVE TRAVEL BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION WHOSE GOAL IS TO PREPARE OUR YOUNG ATHLETES FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOTH ON AND OFF THE COURT. WE STRIVE TO BALANCE WINNING, DEVELOPMENT AND FUN AND PROVIDE A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR PLAYERS. WE HOLD TRYOUTS IN MID-LATE OCTOBER EACH YEAR. OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW DAYS WE TRY OUR BEST TO EVALUATE AND SELECT WHICH PLAYERS HAVE THE MOST POTENTIAL IN THE FUTURE. EACH YEAR IS A NEW TRYOUT FOR ALL PLAYERS WHETHER THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN OUR ORGANIZATION OR NOT.OUR TEAMS COMPETE IN THE BOYS SUBURBAN AMATEUR BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND THE GIRLS PIONEER VALLEY SUBURBAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE. THESE LEAGUES HAVE A 16 GAME SCHEDULE (USUALLY 8 HOME AND 8 AWAY)PLUS PLAYOFFS THAT REQUIRE TRAVELING TO OTHER LOCAL TOWNS TO PARTICIPATE. IN NOVEMBER WE TRY TO PRACTICE A FEW TIMES A WEEK AND ONCE THE SEASON STARTS WE PRACTICE 1-2 TIMES PER WEEK. THE SEASON STARTS IN OCTOBER  WITH TRYOUTS AND ENDS IN MID MARCH. WE ARE A SELF RUN NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION MADE UP ENTIRELY OF VOLUNTEERS. WE TRY TO GET THE BEST COACHES WE CAN BASED ON WHO VOLUNTEERS. WE TRY TO KEEP COSTS DOWN FOR OUR PLAYERS AND EVEN SUBSIDIZE SOME THAT CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY. BECAUSE OF THIS WE SEEK DONATIONS AND RUN FUNDRAISERS TO HELP WITH THE COSTS OF THE PROGRAM. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS EITHER THROUGH EMAIL ON THE BOTTOM LEFT OF THIS PAGE OR SELECT THE CONTACT INFO LINK ON THE MENU TO THE LEFT.


ORDER APPAREL!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. ORDER APPAREL AND WE GET A % OF THE PROCEEDS!


SPONSORS NEEDED

THANKS TO CURREN JONES FUNERAL HOME FOR THE SPONSORSHIP THIS YEAR. SEE OUR SPONSORS PAGE FOR A LIST OF OUR SPONSORS.

 

WE TRY TO KEEP COSTS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS AND EVEN SUBSIDIZE SOME WHO CAN NOT AFFORD THE FEES. WE NEED SPONSORS TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OR KNOW ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SPONSOR PLEASE CONTACT US. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE FOR OUR DIFFERENT SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES PLEASE SEE THE LINK ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE OR CLICK ONLINE FORMS ON THE MENU TO THE LEFT. THANKS