February 18, Salem

February 18, 2019 Salem, Oregon

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SCOREKEEPERS SALEM HOOP -As a reminder; teams must provide scorekeepers at The Hoop. We will waive the admission for 1 spectator per team to keep score. Please have that person check in at the front desk. Admission is waived for 1 scorekeeper per team at The Hoop only.

SCOREKEEPERS OTHER VENUES -Games played at area High Schools will provide volunteers to run the clock. These are volunteers from the schools we are using. It is a good idea to have a parent sitting at the table with them keeping their own book to head off mistakes. If there is a discrepancy, the referees are instructed to take input from a book at the table. They are instructed to ignore a book that comes off the bench or out of the stands.


2/15/2019 2:16 PM

Coaches,

The schedule for this Monday in Salem is now posted on our website:Oregon Amateur Basketball If you are playing Saturday/Sunday; that schedule will be posted by 10 pm tonight.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY-Players cannot swing between teams. Everyone is restricted to 1 team only. A younger player may no longer "play up" to an older team and play at his/her grade level on the same weekend. He or she must pick 1 team and play with them all weekend. Any exceptions to this must be approved by our office prior to 6 pm Friday night. If you feel a team is violating this rule, call us immediatley. Players violating this rule will be declared ineligble and all teams they played on over the weekend will be subject to penalties including forfeiture of games and state tournament bids.

SCOREKEEPERS SALEM HOOP -
Teams must provide scorekeepers at The Hoop. We will waive the admission for 1 spectator per team to keep score. Please have that person check in at the front desk. Admission is waived for 1 scorekeeper per team at The Hoop only.

TEAMS WILL PLAY 2 or 3 GAMES DEPENDING ON WHAT THEY REGISTERED FOR. IF YOU CANNOT FIND ALL YOUR GAMES, PLEASE CONTACT US.

ONLINE STORE -The latest OAB Gear can be found on our website:http://www.wholesale2uapparel.com/OAB/Check it out!!!!

ADMISSION -Players & 2 coaches are admitted free. 3rd coach pays; Adults: $6; Seniors & Youth $5. 10 & under; Free. Cash & Check only.

We do not have the ability to take credit/debit.Please make sure your parents are aware of this.

FACILITIES OPEN –Courts will be available for pregame warm-ups 30 minutes before the first game. Do not show up early. You will be denied entry while we are setting up.

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- We will only have brackets posted at facilities for the teams that are playing there. Please advise your families to download our app! It will have the most up-to-the-minute scores and schedules for all divisions. App downloads can be found on our website:http://oabbasketball.com/

As you will note, I am using Exposure Events this year to schedule and run tournaments and am still working out a couple kinks. If you have any issues with the site, please feel free to call me at (541) 517-4160.

TOURNAMENT RULES:

  1. 2-16 Minute stop-clock halves. Last 4 minutes of the second half will run if the lead is larger than 15 points. If the lead goes under 15 points, normal stop-clock rules will apply
  2. 3-Minute Halftime (Might be cut down if we are behind schedule)
  3. 5-Minute minimum warm-up time (Will be extended in necessary to avoid game starting early)
  4. 3 Timeouts per game (1 additional per overtime up to a maximum of 3)
  5. 5 fouls per player
  6. All Overtimes are 2 minutes
  7. No pressing or Trapping with a 25-point lead
  8. 7th & 8th grade Boys use full-sized ball. All other divisions use 28.5 ball. In the event that 6th & 7th grade boys are combined divisions; we will use full-sized ball.
  9. Everything else is NFHS rules

REFEREE ISSUES:

I CANNOT BE MORE CLEAR ON THIS:
I NEED OFFICIALS MORE THAN I NEED TEAMS. Parents and coaches are not to confront an official for any reason after the game. Doing so could be a barrier to your programs participation in future events; refunds will not be given in these instances. If you have issues with referees, read below. Make sure your parents have this information. Yes, I will drop teams from tournaments and ban teams from future events with no refund for parent conduct.

COACHES -All of our officials are OSAA or NCAA certified. If you have issues with our officials, please note the time of game and court. Call me Monday to discuss the issue. Ido not deal with referee issues in the gym. Do not call me about officials during the weekend; you won't like the answer I give you. I can't waive a magic wand and make them better; nor will I move officials to a different court.

That said, You guys are my eyes and ears and I value your opinion as coaches. I want to have the best referees on the court as possible. I need to know who the weak officials are and who the strong ones are. This way, I know who to retain and who to let go. You have a voice, you just need to use it in the right, respectable way.

PARENTS -If you have an issue with a referee, you must direct it through your coach. Parents or coaches who confront an official after the game will be banned from future games/events.

My staff and I look forward to hosting you this weekend.

-Nick Larsen
Tournament Director
(541) 517-4160
http://www.oabbasketball.com
info@oabbasketball.com


2/12/2019 5:01 PM

Coach,

Please see the attachment for the list of confirmed teams for Monday, February 18 in Salem. I've had a couple instances where teams skimmed this e-mail and caused problems later by asking why they weren't on the schedule or insisting they never signed up. With the reschedules from February 9-10, it is very important that you read this information! If we leave you off the schedule, we won't be able to add you.

If you are listed on here and you aren't supposed to be, please contact our office by 2 pm Tuesday afternoon. If you know of a team that should be listed on here and isn't please have them contact our office.

ROUND-ROBIN FORMAT- All teams will be scheduled for 3 games (exception is for teams who signed up for 2). There is no "if" game or championship game. Your games are all pre0scheduled. This allows us to control match-ups and it allows families to know what times to count on being in the gym. Teams that go 3-0 are awarded first place medals and a state tournament bid.

SCHEDULE POSTED -I anticipate the schedule being posted by 10 pm Tuesday night. If you are a night-owl, check before you go to bed. If not, you'll see it first thing Wednesday morning.

VENUES -South Salem HS & The Salem Hoop.

HOTELS -If you are needing hotel for this weekend, please contact our partners who have group rates set up for OAB teams :http://oabbasketball.com/loding-information/

REFEREE E-MAILS -
One question I hear often is: "What do you tell your officials". This year, I am giving parents and coaches the opportunity to receive the exact some communication that I send to my officials.I have found that when everyone (coaches, parents & officials) knows what's being communicated and what the expectations are, there is a better understanding in the gym on the weekends.If this communication is something you are interested in receiving or your parents are interested in receiving, please use this link to subscribe to our list.

Click Here to receive our Referee Communication E-mails

My staff and I look forward to hosting you this weekend,

-Nick Larsen
Tournament Director
(541) 517-4160

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2/11/2019 6:35 PM

Coach,

Please see the attachment for the list of confirmed teams for Monday, February 18 in Salem. I've had a couple instances where teams skimmed this e-mail and caused problems later by asking why they weren't on the schedule or insisting they never signed up. With the reschedules from February 9-10, it is very important that you read this information! If we leave you off the schedule, we won't be able to add you.

If you are listed on here and you aren't supposed to be, please contact our office by 2 pm Tuesday afternoon. If you know of a team that should be listed on here and isn't please have them contact our office.

SCHEDULE POSTED -I anticipate the schedule being posted by 10 pm Tuesday night. If you are a night-owl, check before you go to bed. If not, you'll see it first thing Wednesday morning.

SCHEDULE REQUESTS -Teams needing special accomodations can fill those out online:http://oabbasketball.com/time-requests/Please note the system charges $15 to do this. If you have a situation that you feel warrents a refund on that, please shoot us an e-mail for consideration. This is the only way to submit a request. If you wrote it on your application, called me or you e-mailed me, I have probably lost track of it!!!!

VENUES -Cascade HS, McKay HS, South Salem HS, West Salem HS, McNary HS and The Salem Hoop.

HOTELS -If you are needing hotel for this weekend, please contact our partners who have group rates set up for OAB teams :http://oabbasketball.com/loding-information/

REFEREE E-MAILS -
One question I hear often is: "What do you tell your officials". This year, I am giving parents and coaches the opportunity to receive the exact some communication that I send to my officials.I have found that when everyone (coaches, parents & officials) knows what's being communicated and what the expectations are, there is a better understanding in the gym on the weekends.If this communication is something you are interested in receiving or your parents are interested in receiving, please use this link to subscribe to our list.

Click Here to receive our Referee Communication E-mails

My staff and I look forward to hosting you this weekend,

-Nick Larsen
Tournament Director
(541) 517-4160

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2/9/2019 3:46 PM

Description

QUALIFIER FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tournament
  • All teams
  • Boys & Girls: 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th
  • Ability: Elite/Competitive/Developmental
  • $199.00 entry fee
  • 3 game guarantee
  • Exposure Certified event

Location

Various Sites Map
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Salem, OR
Directions

Contact

Nick Larsen
541-517-4160

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General Information

*Stop-Clock
*High School Rules
*NFHS or NCAA certified officials
*Great Facilities


All event related questions should be directed to Nick Larsen at oregonamateurbasketball@comcast.net or call 541-517-4160.

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