We all knew this was going to happen. There have been some schedule changes for this weekend. Teams on waiting lists have added to certain divisions and other teams have had to drop out.
As a result, there have been changes to the schedule for Saturday evening and Sunday. Please double-check the website and the app for any and all changes.
The schedule for this weekend is now posted on our website: Oregon Amateur Basketball.
SCHEDULE IS FINAL...BUT PROBABLY ISN'T - Unfortunatley in 2022, the schedule is always subject to change. We sent out an e-mail yesterday advising people that no refund or credits will be issued to teams that withdraw for any reason after the schedule is published. However, we know that given everything that's out there right now, there is a lot that is out of anyone's control. We did our best in setting the schedule this weekend to minimize the impact that cancellations will have on an individual team. With that said, you must check the website and the app throughout the week for any changes.
UNIFORMS -The visiting team has the responsbility to make sure uniforms contrast to the referees satisfaction. Home/Away teams can be viewed on the venue schedule: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/176494/new-years-ball/documents Referees decision and any penalties imposed are final and not up for debate. Make sure you have multiple colors to wear!
SCOREKEEPERS - All teams are responsible for providing a scoreboard operator or someone to keep our "Game Sheet". This person is admitted free! The "Home" team will provide the scoreboard operator; the visiting team will keep the "Game Sheet". Home/Away teams can be viewed on the venue schedule: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/176494/new-years-ball/documents
MASK REQUIREMENT - We are following all masking requirements as laid out by OHA. The full requirement can be found here: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=283859 Please familiarize yourself with it before coming to any venue.
SPECTATOR BEHAVIOR - We have had some major issues with spectators this Fall. I have given Referees the discretion to assess technical fouls for spectator behavior and they are expected to do just that. If they choose to ignore spectators who are being verbally abusive or disruptive to the game, it will impact future assignments. This is further discussed at the bottom of the message.
SCHEDULE CHANGES - We have been running events with COVID hovering over us for more than a year. We frequently have teams drops with COVID issues. You must check the website and the app frequently for any schedule changes! Assume your schedule will change at some point!!!
FACILITIES OPEN – Facilites will open 30 minutes prior to the first game of the day. Do not show up early; you will be denied entry while we are setting up.
2-16 Minute stop-clock halves. Last 2 minutes of the second half will stop if the lead is under 10. If the lead goes over 10 points, normal stop-clock rules will apply
3-Minute Halftime (Might be cut down if we are behind schedule)
3 Timeouts per game (1 additional per overtime up to a maximum of 3)
5 fouls per player
All Overtimes are 2 minutes
No pressing or Trapping with a 25-point lead
Everything else is NFHS rules
I CANNOT BE MORE CLEAR ON THIS: I NEED OFFICIALS MORE THAN I NEED TEAMS. Yes, we do drop teams from tournaments and ban then from future events with no refund for parent conduct. 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 or even completing this event. Refunds will not be given in these instances. If you have issues with referees, read below. Make sure your parents have this information! You are responsible for the conduct of your players and spectators! Referees are instructed to issue technical fouls for spectator behavior!
COACHES - All of our officials are 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 or verbally abuse an official during the game will be banned from future games/events. This is not negotiable. You verbally harass our officials, you run the risk of getting ejected from the gym. I will not entertain conversations of "they need to have thicker skin". You open your mouth, you take on the risk associated with it.
We look forward to hosting you this weekend.
-Nick Larsen & Steve Adams
(541) 517-4160 (Nick)
(503) 888-8346 (Steve)
The list of teams and divisions participating this weekend is now available on our website: http://oabbasketball.com/weekend-game-schedule/
Please make sure I have you slotted in the correct division. If you believe you have been slotted in the wrong division, you must e-mail me tonight: email@example.com
SCHEDULES POSTED - Schedules will be posted to our website: http://www.oabbasketball.com Tuesday night by 10 pm.
VENUES - Games will be played at Corvallis HS, Crescent Valley HS, Mid-Willamette YMCA, South Albany HS, West Albany HS & Lebanon HS.
TIME REQUESTS - Potential game start times range from 8 am to 8:45 pm on Saturday and 8 am to 7 pm on Sunday. To request times you must fill out a time request online: http://oabbasketball.com/time-requests/ You do not need to do this if you are a traveling team and only need time to accomodate Saturday morning's drive and Sunday's commute.
WITHDRAWL FROM TOURNAMENT - If you need to withdraw from the tournament for any reason (including COVID-related), this must be done by 5 pm Tuesday.
HOTELS/LODGING - We have discounts set up a variety of hotels through Lucid Travel. If you need lodging this weekend, please check out this discounted rates we have set up: http://oabbasketball.com/loding-information/
Thank you for your support of Oregon Amateur Basketball events. We look forward to hosting you this weekend.
-Nick Larsen & Steve Adams
(541) 517-4160 (Nick)
(503) 888-8346 (Steve)
New Year's Ball offers the following divisions. Any documents can be viewed, printed or downloaded.
4th Grade Boys
4th Grade Girls
5th Grade Boys
5th/6th Grade Girls
6th Grade Boys (Gold)
6th Grade Boys (Silver)
6th Grade Girls
7th Grade Boys (Gold)
7th Grade Boys (Silver)
7th Grade Girls
8th Grade Boys (Gold)
8th Grade Boys (Silver)
8th Grade Girls ''Gold''
All event related questions should be directed to Nick Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-517-4160.