SWOB - Winter League Venues
Hi coaches, if you played yesterday, February 26th, at Courts 4 Sports in Mason, please send your final score and which team had won to email@example.com as soon as possible. We are going through and updating brackets to show the correct locations and opponents for this coming weekend.2/27/2023 3:12 PM
Hi coaches, the updated post-season brackets have been posted, please use the following link to view all game times and locations as they may have changed during the update:
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Hi coaches, if you are playing in the post-season tournament and have not yet confirmed you have seen your tentative schedule, please do so as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and division. So far we have only heard from about 90 of the 260 teams participating2/21/2023 9:36 PM
Hi coaches and parents. The tentative post-season brackets have been posted. To view all game times and locations, please use the following link:
Please confirm you have received your schedule by emailing email@example.com with your team name and division. If you have any conflicts with your schedule, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday evening at Midnight. If your team has a bye the first weekend, please be on alert as your game could be moved up to this weekend pending any schedule adjustments. Also, if you have a bye this weekend and would like to play instead, please let us know as soon as possible. The final bracket play schedule will be posted by Thursday afternoon.
Hi coaches, we are finalizing the brackets for our post-season tournament, and the schedule will be posted by midnight tonight.2/20/2023 5:45 PM
Hi coaches, the post-season bracket play will be posted by Monday evening (February 20th). If you still have any scores to report, or any conflicts that have not been brought to our attention, please do so by sending them to email@example.com by tomorrow (Saturday) evening.2/17/2023 9:24 PM
Hi coaches, we are still in need of any missing scores your team may have. We have 75+ teams with 4 or fewer scores reported for the season. We need all scores to determine which bracket you will be placed in for the post-season tourney and how the standings will be set. If your team is still missing any of your scores, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes any losses your team has that have not been reported.
Also, this is a reminder that the post-season schedule will be posted around Feb 20th. Games will take place from Feb 24 - March 8 at various locations. If you have any scheduling requests or conflicts that have not yet been communicated, please email them to email@example.com by Feb 10th. We will do the best we can to work around them. Teams will be responsible for referee fees during the tourney. IF YOUR TEAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TOURNEY PLEASE EMAIL TOM AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we only have 3 weekends of league games left there are several things we need to commnicate.
First, we are in need of allmissing scores. This will determine which bracket you will be placed in for post season tourney. If we are missing any of your scores (including losses) email them to email@example.com.
Second, post season schedule will be posted around Feb 20th. Games will be played Feb 24 - March 8. Games will be played at various locations. If you have any scheduling requests or conflicts email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 10th. We will do the best we can to work around them. Teams will be responsible for referee fees during the tourney. IF YOUR TEAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATIN IN THE TOURNEY PLEASE EMAIL TOM AT email@example.com.
Third, a reminder the reschedule policy. I have attached it for teams who have issues. Also if you have games that needed made up due to weather or other issues emil firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to schedule them. One date we can use is Friday February 24th at Landmark.
Last of all, we have still not been able to locate a boiler anywhere in the S that fits this 50 year old system. We have brought in some portable untis that we are running through the night and turning off when games start (so no kid gets burnt). We are hoping to have the temperature back into the 60s for this weekend if everything goes right. We aplogize for the inconvenence but this all started when the water main broke and Evendale did bnot turn the water on to Landmark's property for 3 days. It burned our entire boiler!
Hi coaches, due to the inclement weather, all games scheduled for Sunday, January 22nd have been postponed. We will be working with teams to try and reschedule all games that were canceled.1/22/2023 10:48 AM
Hi coaches, due to the unforeseen weather, we have had to cancel games at Western Hill High School and Friars Club for today. If you have a game at one of those facilities, it will not happen. All other facilities are still on as scheduled, but will update you when we have more information.1/22/2023 9:08 AM
I hope everyone had an enjoyable holidays and survived the weather. As games have started back up I wanted to realy a few notes.
First, we had some teams removed from the league during the break. James sent notes out about filling games and we still have a few more to fill. These will go out in the next day or so. If you would like one of these games email him back to let him know. You will be responsible for the ref fees.
Second, we have had teams already starting to ask to move games, cancel or no show. The first weekend back we had 6 teams request changes and 2 teams no show. This week we already have had 7 teams ask to reschedule and its only Tuesday. I have attached the RESCHEDULE POLICY which was sent out three other times in December. We have tried to work with teams over the 28 years but it is a lot of work to reschedule. Gym time is tight and when you ask to reschedule we have to get four teams and 30 - 40 families to agree. When you no show it affects 8 - 10 families who may have something else to do, referee fees for the sites, along with possible gym rental costs. Please review the policy and work together to pick up subs or fill in games. If you need coaches phone numbers reach out to James Deaton and he will help you.
Third, we need missing scores as this affects where you will play in post season tourney. Here is the link to report scores CLICK HERE.
If you cannot figure out how to report then send them in an email to James or myself. I would like these updated by next week. POST SEASON TOURNEY WILL BE HELD FEBRARY 24 - MARCH 8.
Last of all, during Christmas Break we had a water main break on Glendale Milford Rd that did not get fixed for 3 days. Because of that our boiler at Landmark was not getting water to run the heat properly. They ended up brning the boilers in the gym and we have very limited heat. We have been working o get a new system or some kind of replacement but everyone is hort inventory or behind de to the weather we got arond the tri-state. We are working to get something resolved soon. Thanks
If you have any questins or concerns please email them to James at email@example.com or Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first weekend has come and gone, and after sending the email out last week about reschedules, we still had 5 "no shows" and 9 cancellations less than 24 hours before tipoff. We understand things come up, but this is inexcusable and will not be tolerated as a league. We have attached the reschedule policy we will start the season off with and may make changes to it during the Christmas break. We cannot have games not happening for one reason or another - its not fair to the kids or the other parents. This will be a major issue the league will be cracking down on this year.
The league wll make adjustments to the schedule if it was a mistake missed by the scheduling program, for instance, game at 1:00 at one location and then 2:00 at another location. On this situation notify the league immediately please.
We have also had 4 teams drop out of the league over the weekend due to lack of player commitment. If anyone wants to pick up any of these games or a second division, the only cost associated will be the referee fees. They are in the 3rd grade boys, 6th grade boys and 6th grade girls. We will make adjustments if needed and will contact the coaches involved directly. If interested email James Deaton at email@example.com.
RULES - A few rules that we need to go over. There is PRESSING allowed in 5h grade and up all divisions, and in 4th grade athletic divisions. All other grades can play any half court defense. The 7th through 12th grade boys use the men's size 30" basketball. All other divisions use the smaller 28.5" ball. We are playing 20 minute running halves, except the clock will be stop & go for the last minute of each half.
SCORES - Winning team should report the score to our webste www.swohiosports.com. Go to the league tab and you will see a place to report scores; just follow the drections there. Below is the direct link. If you see an incorrect score email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.swohiosports.com/report-score
GYM VENUES - For all teams playing at Mason please enter through the door mark "Athletic Entry" which is door D-8. It is the Mason HS auxiliary gym but is next to the community center. Please let your parents know this.
If you have any other questions or concerns please email them to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi coaches and parents, the final schedule has been posted. Please use the following link to view all updated game times and locations as there have been many changes:
Please confirm your game's this weekend by emailing email@example.com with your team names, game times and locations. Please confirm your complete schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and division. There are still a few teams that are not scheduled all 10 games. We will be reaching out to these teams individually to see when these can be played. Tomorrow, we will send out any important information, including how to report scores and our weather/conflict policy. The schedule is now final and we will be handling any conflicts that arise with those individual teams, more info on this will be included in our conflict policy. Please see the attachment for a set of our league rules.
Schedles were posted yesterday at 5:30. In less than 21 hours James and I have received over 100 emails and texts with scheduling issues. As much as we have worked with coaches over the 28 years, unlike all other leagues, this cannot be ongoing this winter. Moving just one game involves as many as 4 teams and 40 families. Moving a team nto another division takes about 2 hours to redo and then affects 15 - 20 teams. we will work on what we can, but there are no guarantees.
As for the teams requestng byes, game changes, etc for the first weekend this is creating a major headache. The referees are beng scheduled as we cannot wait until Friday to get 120 refs. Also when you ask for a bye this late, it causes the other team to be without a game the first week. If you are a kid who has been looking forward to playing that first game this weekend, like my youngest, it is a complete disappointment to those kids when they have to wait another week. This s not fair to the kid who is ready to play becase programs are not ready. The league has started the first weekend of December for 28 years and should not have been a surprise to you. Even emailing us this past weekend was too late as we were finished wh the schedules and reviewing them. We can change times around bt the bye situation again hurts other teams.
Several of you followed the procedure of gettng your teams registered in a timely manner, sent the proper paperwork, and are for the most part the teams not emailng us. Thats because we were able to work in your requests in time. A lot of the emails coming this week are from late registrants who may have missing paperwork and may still owe fees. We need to get this corrected now and in the future.
Please be patient on these requests as James and I will meet tomorrow morning to go over the list. We are looking at them today but nothing will be done today. I also have teams to coach, and a family that needs my attention, so the best way is to let the emails settle down and work on them all at once.
If you have not paid your league fees Venmo them over to @southwesternohiobasketball, Cash App to $swohiobasketball or email me at email@example.com to make arrangemnts. f not your team will be removed from the schedules. Thanks.
League rules are attached. Please read them and have them on you at your games. These refs work so many leagues they may forget a rule in our league
Also please let your parents know what admission is for this season. It is rule #10 at the top.
Hi coaches and parents, the tentative schedule for our winter league has been posted. Please use the following link to view all of your game times and locations:
A follow up email will come out tonight or tomorrow morning from the league with our rules/regulations, admission prices and any other important info regarding the league. Please confrim you have recieved your schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and division
Hi coaches and parents, the schedule for the winter league will be posted around 5:30 PM today. Info, such as admission cost, rules and gym locations will be posted at this time as well.11/28/2022 2:43 PM
Hi coaches, the schedule for the winter league will be posted on Monday, November 28th, with games beginning on Friday, December 2nd. If you have any scheduling issues during the first weekend, please let us know as soon as possible. For teams that have not paid fees yet, we need you to do so by Tuesday at midnight or your first game will be replaced with another team. Lastly, if you have not yet turned in your roster, you must do so by Tuesday at midnight. We look forward to seeing everyone for the start of the winter league next weekend!11/26/2022 10:58 AM
We will need all payments for teams in the winter league no later than Monday, November 14th. We have three options for payment: Through Paypal on our registration system, by Cashapp (Cashtag: $swohiobasketball), or by Venmo (@SouthwesternOhioBasketball). Please try to do this as soon as possible so that we can get everything squared away.11/9/2022 2:15 PM
Hi coaches, as the winter season is approaching, we are beginning to work on the schedules. Schedules for the winter league will be released the Monday after Thanksgiving. If your team/organization has not yet paid, we need you to do so as soon as possible. We have three options for payment: Through Paypal on our registration system, by Cashapp (Cashtag: $swohiobasketball), or by Venmo (@SouthwesternOhioBasketball). Please submit payment ASAP to ensure your team does not get left off of the schedule.11/9/2022 2:07 PM
The following venues are being used for this event.
Anderson High School
Badin High School
Booker T Washington Community Center
Boys & Girls Club West Chester
Campbell Co. Middle School
Cincinnati Achievement Academy
Courts 4 Sports
DePaul Cristo Rey High School
Dohn Community High School
Elder High School
Goshen Middle School
IDEA Price Hill
Indian Hills High School
Lakota East Freshman
Lakota East HS
Landmark Church - Athletic Center
Mason High School
McNicholas High School
Mount Auburn Prep Academy
Next Level Academy
North Avondale Montessori
OCA Sports Complex
Seton High School
Shroder High School
Sports of All Sorts
St. Therese School
Turpin High School
Woodlawn Rec Center
All event related questions should be directed to Tom Sunderman at Tom_Sunderman@yahoo.com or call 513-235-9007.