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!”
Spring Season - begins April 3, 2018
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.
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 high school girls teams. Any individual wanting to participate on a spring team MUST attend at least one day of the tryouts. High school boys and girls are EXEMPT from tryouts if their team is in the playoffs. However, individuals MUST inform Bend Hoops of their desire to play on a spring team.
** Individuals are welcome to tryout and “play up” for an older team in the spring.
Feb. 26 and 28, 4:00-5:30 pm – 5th and 6th grade boys. 5th and 6th grade boys are welcome to tryout, but there will only be a 6th grade team in the spring.
To register for the 6th grade team tryouts, please click here.
Feb. 26 and 28, 5:30-7:00 pm – 7th and 8th grade boys. 7th and 8th grade boys will tryout at the same time, but there will be separate 7th and 8th grade teams.
To register for the 7th grade team tryouts, please click here.
To register for the 8th grade team tryouts, please click here.
Feb. 27, 7:00-9:00 pm – High School Boys. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade boys will all tryout at the same time, but there will be separate 9th, 10th, and 11th grade teams. ** Pending the number of kids at each age group, some teams might be combined.
To register for the 9th grade team tryouts, please click here.
To register for the 10th grade team tryouts, please click here.
To register for the 11th grade team tryouts, please click here.
March 1, 7:00-9:00 pm – High School Girls. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade girls will all tryout at the same time, but there will be separate 9th, 10th, and 11th grade teams. ** Pending the number of kids at each age group, some teams might be combined.
To register for the High School Girls team tryouts, please click here.
* 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 WYY5C3 when registering your son or daughter with the AAU.
2018 Spring Tournament Schedule (tentative):
April 14-15: Oregon Amateur Basketball (Corvallis/Lebanon)
April 27-29: Oregon Open Run Spring Showcase (Salem/Beaverton)
May 12, 2018: Oregon Amateur Basketball (Eugene)
May 19-20, 2018: HoopSource Spring Classic (Portland/Vancouver)
New for Bend Hoops, the Winter Travel Team Season (January and February) will offer team options for boys in the 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. Each team will be made up of only 8 individuals who want something more than Park and Rec, do not make a COBO team, or choose not to play on a COBO team during the basketball season. Teams will practice 2x/week for 90 minutes and participate in three local Bend Hoops tournaments as well as one OAB event.
For more information about the winter program for your son, please email email@example.com.
2018 Tournament Schedule
January 13-14: Bend Hoops Winter Jam Tournament (4 games)
January 27-28: OAB Tournament, Eugene (4 games)
February 3: Bend Hoops Super Bowl Shootout (2 games)
February 17-18: Bend Hoops Hardwood Challenge Tournament (4 games)
* 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 WYY5C3 when registering with the AAU.
A participation fee of $425 must be paid in full at the time of registration. Fees include all tournament registrations, uniform top, and coaches stipend for practices and tournaments. Fees DO NOT include travel expenses for one out of town tournament. For further explanation of fees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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