President's Day Classic (Corvallis/Albany/Lebanon) Venues
We had to make a couple more minor tweeks to the schedule due to some COVID issues. Once again, the changes take place at Lebanon on Saturday and across the board on Sunday.
Hopefully this is it for the weekend!
We had a team drop out tonight in the 7th grade boys "Silver" division. There have been some minor changes to that division as well as some other games at Lebanon HS on Saturday.
Sunday games have also been adjusted slightly for 7th grade boys "Silver". No other divisions are impacted on Sunday.
Coaches & Parents,
The schedule for this weekend is now posted on our website: Oregon Amateur Basketball.
IF YOU ONLY SEE 1 GAME - It means you are part of a bracket. Check the bracket affiliated with your division before contacting us. The Exposure system only shows game information for games that it has all the information for. With brackets, it doesn't know the court assignment or opponent for your 2nd game until your first game is played.
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/176504/presidents-day-classic-corvallis-albany-lebanon/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/176504/presidents-day-classic-corvallis-albany-lebanon/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. More information will be posted on this later in the week. Bottom line, if you aren't going to comply with the requirement, do not come.
SPECTATOR BEHAVIOR - We have had some major issues with parents the last couple weeks. 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 4 minutes of the second half will run if the lead is 15 points or more. If the lead goes to 14 points or less, 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. I do 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)
Coach & Parents,
The list of teams and divisions participating this weekend is now available on our website: http://oabbasketball.com/weekend-game-schedule/
Please make sure we have you slotted in the correct division. If you believe you have been slotted in the wrong division or wish to request a different division, you must e-mail me tonight: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/ Teams traveling 2+hours will have later times on Saturday to accomodate travel. Other than that: IF YOU DO NOT USE OUR SYSTEM TO MAKE A TIME REQUEST, YOU HAVE NOT MADE A TIME REQUEST. TEXTS, E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS AND CONVERSATIONS IN THE GYM DO NOT SUFFICE!
LATE SUNDAY TIMES - Normally, we schedule traveling teams to play early on Sunday. However, if you look through the divisions, you'll notice every division has at least 1 team with a 2-3 hour drive home. Plan on playing late on Sunday; we cannot guarantee early times for all traveling teams on Sunday!
WITHDRAWL FROM TOURNAMENT - I am making this a top bullet point because it has been a contentious issue and apparently is frequently skimmed over. TEAMS THAT WITHDRAW FROM THE TOURNAMENT AFTER THE SCHEDULE IS POSTED FOR ANY REASON (INCLUDING COVID ISSUES) WILL NOT BE GIVEN A REFUND OR A CREDIT. If you are uncomfortable with this policy or with the idea that some teams likely will not be testing asymptomatic kids, please withdraw before 5 pm tomorrow for full refund or credit. "COVID" may be the reason you are dropping, but it will be treated the same way it was pre-2020 when teams pulled out late due to an inability to field a team. Our normal refund policy is 7 days. We have shortened it to anytime up until the schedule is posted during this time. However once the schedule is posted, we need to move forward with the event. Every cancellation causes us to move backwards.
REGISTRATION CLOSED - We have reached capacity for this weekend and have closed registration. Stand-by registration is available here: http://oabbasketball.com/onlineregistration/
SCHEDULES POSTED - Schedules will be posted to our website: http://www.oabbasketball.com Tuesday night by 11 pm.
VENUES - Games will be at Corvallis HS, Lebanon HS, Crescent Valley HS, West Albany HS, Albany YMCA and Albany Boys & Girls Club.
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)
The following venues are being used for this event.
Albany Boys & Girls Club
Crescent Valley HS
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
South Albany High School
West Albany High School
All event related questions should be directed to Nick Larsen at email@example.com or call 541-517-4160.