Coaches & Parents -
Bond measures are a great thing and there are some great changes happening with facilities in the Salem-Keizer School District. However, in the midst of those changes, there are some construction issues to work around.
Please note the parkings lots for facilities this weekend.
DALLAS -Teams must enter the high school through the gym entry on Ash Street. DO NOT GO INTO THE MAIN ENTRY ON HOLMAN. ENTER ON ASH STREET!!!!! The athletic entrance is the intersection of Mason St & Ash St.
WEST SALEM - Parking lot by the football field entry. There is some construction going on, the gym entry is tucked away behind construction. Do not go through the main building. They have made it clear entry needs to be at the gymnasium entry. The gymnasium entry/parking is in the same parking area as the main entry to the football field.
SPRAGUE - Gym entry is the lower-parking lot behind the gym. Please note parking in this area is somewhat limited and we ask that you leave spots close to the entry for the elderly if at all possible. The parking lot before you go down the hill into the back lot has plentry of parking and is a short-enough walk to the gym entry.
SOUTH SALEM - Park anywhere you can find a spot in the parking lot or along the street. Parking lot is small and we're running 3 courts. Plan on spending an extra 5 minutes looking for a spot along the street. If you are running late, dropping kids off before looking for parking will eliminate some frustration.
THE PAC - Has a big parking lot right next to the gym entry.
Coaches & Parents,
The schedule for this weekend is now visible on our website: http://www.oabbasketball.com It can also be viewed on our app.
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/181899/easter-saturday-shootout-sold-out/documentsReferees 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/181899/easter-saturday-shootout-sold-out/documents
SPECTATOR BEHAVIOR - We have had some major issues with parents this year. Referees have 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. If your parents get T'd...it came from me!
SCHEDULE CHANGES - We have been running events with COVID hovering over us for nearly two years. We aren't through this thing yet; we lost a team this evening due to some COVID-19 cases (hense the late posting of the schedule). 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 here: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/181899/easter-saturday-shootout-sold-out/teams The field of teams is also visible on the Oregon Amateur Basketball app.
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: email@example.com
WEBSITE ISSUES -We had some issues posting the field of teams on our website tonight. We are working with our web designer to resolve this issue. I anticipate there will be no problem when we post schedules tomorrow night.
TIME REQUESTS - Potential game start times range from 8 am to 9 pm on Saturday To request times you must fill out a time request online: http://oabbasketball.com/time-requests/
SOLD OUT -Please note that this event is sold out. We will be running more early and more later games than normal. Yes, I know Easter is Sunday; however we still have to schedule 125 games onto 11 courts, we cannot play them all early!
WITHDRAWL FROM TOURNAMENT - 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.
SCHEDULES POSTED - Schedules will be posted to our website: http://www.oabbasketball.com Tuesday night by 11 pm.
VENUES - Games will be at South Salem HS, Dallas HS, West Salem HS, Sprague HS & The Pac.
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)
All event related questions should be directed to Nick Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-517-4160.