Bend Hoops Premier -- play with the best, against the best.
Bend Hoops will offer individuals the chance to play on competitive travel teams at different times throughout the year. Teams will play against the best players in the west, alongside the best players in the region. While winning is important, it is a process and the focus will be on the effort, not the results. Each individual selected will be challenged to expand their understanding of the game of basketball while being pushed to enhance their individual skill and physical development.
Pending the season, teams will typically practice 2 nights per week at Bend Hoops and play in weekend tournaments throughout the Pacific NW (some tournaments may require a 1 or 2 night hotel stay).
** For out of town tournaments, the family is responsible for all of the child’s travel related costs such as hotel, gas, meals (airfare/rental car if applicable) and any other expenses associated with out of town travel.
“Just wanted to say thanks for a great spring season. It was a lot of fun to watch the team at the tourneys and to see them continue to improve. I know speaking for my son that he had a great time and really enjoyed the practices and the games…he was sad to see it end.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for letting my son be a part of your group. He had a blast and learned so much in those 2 months! Please pass my appreciation on to the other coaches too. This is an awesome program!”
New for Bend Hoops, the Winter Travel Team Season (January and February) will offer team options for boys in the 5th-8th grades. Teams will be made up of individuals who do not make a COBO team or choose not to play on a COBO team during the basketball season. Teams will practice twice per week for 90 minutes in either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday format and participate in three local Bend Hoops tournaments as well as one Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) or Oregon Amateur Basketball (OAB) event.
2018 Tournament Schedule
January 13-14: Bend Hoops Tournament
January 27-28: TBD
February 17-18: Bend Hoops Tournament
February 24-25: Bend Hoops Tournament
For more information about the winter program for your son please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space will be limited to 8 players per team.
** Anyone that plays on a Bend Hoops winter team MUST sign up for an AAU membership. To register your son, please click here and select the AB insurance program.
** Please use Bend Hoops club code WWAF5T when registering with the AAU.
The Spring Travel Team Season (April and May) offers 6th -11th grade teams for boys and 8th-11th grade teams for girls. Teams will practice twice weekly and participate in NCAA and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sanctioned tournaments located in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Beginning in 2017, the Bend Hoops coaching staff will select all the teams after a thorough evaluation and tryout process for each boys team in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade divisions, in addition to the middle school and high school girls teams. Any individual in middle school wanting to participate on a spring team MUST attend at least one day of the tryouts.
April 8-9: Oregon Amateur Basketball (Eugene, OR) – Boys and Girls
April 22-23: Oregon Amateur Basketball (Corvallis/Lebanon, OR) – Boys and Girls
May 5-7: Best of the West Classic (Yakima, WA) – Boys
May 6-7: Oregon Amateur Basketball (Eugene, OR) – Girls
May 19-21: HoopSource Spring Classic (Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA) – Boys and Girls
** Anyone selected to play on a Bend Hoops Premier spring team MUST sign up for an AAU membership. To register your son or daughter, please click here and select the AB insurance program.
** Please use Bend Hoops Premier club code WWAF5T when registering your son or daughter with the AAU.
Playing at the Next Level...
Every year, thousands of high school basketball players across the country have the dream of playing college basketball. Unfortunately, that dream ends for many while the select few get the chance to play another four years. In April 2012, the NCAA released the following statistics for male and female basketball players and the chances of moving on to the Division I/II/III, Junior College, or NAIA level.
For anyone that would like to consider playing college athletics, be sure to check out the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Bottom Line: the odds of playing sports in college is minimal and the odds of being paid to play a college sport is even worse. Your best for for capturing college money is to succeed in the classroom.
- 3.3% of senior HS players end up on teams in college
- 1.3% of senior basketball players in college are drafted by an NBA team
- .03% of HS basketball players will be drafted by an NBA team
- 3.7% of senior HS players will play college basketball
- .9% of college senior players will be drafted by a WNBA team
- .02% of HS seniors playing basketball will be drafted by a WNBA team