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2022 Next Level Basketball Season - Rohnert Park at Sonoma State University

Join us for our 1st season of Next Level Basketball in Rohnert Park at Sonoma State University. After a very successful introductory season of our Next Level Flag Football program, we are estatic to bring the Next Level Basketball program to the community of Rohnert Park!

General Registration is now open for all players.

For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Basketball location at Sonoma State University, please review the information below prior to registration!

League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level Basketball season in Rohnert Park at Sonoma State University will run from late August through late October with 9 program dates over the program schedule.
  2. Game Dates: All games are on Sundays - check the schedule below for details!
  3. Grade Based Organization: Next Level is a grade-based organization, players play in their designated grade level.
  4. Practices/Game Schedule: All practices and games are on the SAME DAY - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability each week for their child's involvement in the program. Practice hours take place immediately prior to a participant's scheduled game time.
  5. Game Play: Each Next Level game is 5 vs. 5, with no backcourt pressure as the defense is picked up after mid-court.
  6. Student Mentor Coaches: All teams are assigned a Rancho Cotate or Sonoma State University student-athlete as a Head Coach/Mentor. Parent volunteers are to ASSIST our student-athletes and ENABLE them in their role as the head coach of their respective team(s). The interactions and expectations of the Student Coach and Parent Volunteer Coaches are governed within the Next Level Rule Book.
  7. Team Roster Size: Teams are comprised of 10 players maximum, limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Season Fees: $315.00: Fees are inclusive of a participant's custom jersey, shorts and other equipment/offerings.
  9. Uniform Delivery: All season uniforms will be shipped to a participant's home (or provided shipping address). Delivery will occur via USPS and a valid USPS delivery location is required. Participants must keep their shipping addresses up to date for proper delivery. Replacement uniforms will be at the cost of the participant should inaccurate addresses be provided at the time of production.
  10. Optional Player Pack: During registration, participants have the option to purchase an additional 'Player Pack' during check out. The Player Pack option will be added to their base league fees for the 2022 season during checkout. Items will be shipped directly to the home along with a player's uniform. Sizing verification will be sent during late summer via email, prior to production and shipping!
    • Base Player Pack - Basketball: $40.00 - Nike Team Shooting Shirt (long sleeve Dri-Fit) in matching team color way with team logo, featuring the player's last name on the back of the shirt.
    • Pro Player Pack - Basketball: $55.00 - The Pro Pack contains our Player Exclusive Next Level Basketball Hoodie from Nike.
    • Compression Pack - Basketball: $60.00 - Badger Short Sleeve Compression Shirt & one pair of 3/4 Badger Compression Pant.
    • Baller Player Pack - Basketball: $145.00 - The Baller pack has it all - Nike Team Shooting Shirt, Exclusive Next Level Basketball Hoodie, Badger Short Sleeve Compression Shirt, one pair of 3/4 Badger Compression Pant (white). BALL OUT THIS SEASON!

Practice & Game Times

  • K/1st Grade - 9:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM Game
  • 2nd/3rd Grade - 10:00 AM Practice/11:00 AM Game
  • 4th/5th Grade - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Game
  • 6th/7th/8th Grade - 12:00 PM Practice/1:00 PM Game

Division Times are not final.

Game Schedule

Week 1Sunday, August 21st
Week 2Sunday, August 28th
Week 3Sunday, September 11th
Week 4Sunday, September 18th
Week 5Sunday, September 25th
Week 6Sunday, October 2nd
Week 7Sunday, October 9th
Week 8Sunday, October 16th (Playoff Week)
Week 9Sunday, October 23rd (Championship Week)

Note: All teams will play games through the entire 9-week program schedule regardless of their seeding in the Playoff Weeks.

General Program Operation and Additional Information

Review the general program operations, program information and philosophies of the Next Level basketball program - CLICK HERE

Site Director: Rich Shayewitz

SSU alum Rich Shayewitz officially rejoins the men's side and takes over as the permanent head coach for the Sonoma State men's basketball team upon the 2021-22 season, his second season as head coach of the program. After the retirement of men's basketball coach Pat Fuscaldo and the onset of COVID-19 after the 2019-20 season, Rich Shayewitz was appointed interim Director of Basketball making him the head coach for both the men and the women's programs at SSU. With no athletic competition during the 2020-21 academic year, Shayewitz led both programs during the 2021-22 season and took on his first season at the helm of the men's program and his fifth year with the women's program. Shayewitz ends his 5 year career with the women's program with an overall record of 48-59 and a conference record of 38-47, making the CCAA tournament in each of his four seasons of action (excluding 2020-21 season due to COVID-19).

Shayewitz came to Sonoma State University as a undergraduate in the fall of 1995 and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing in the spring of 2000. During that time, he volunteered as a student assistant coach on the SSU men's basketball team under head coach Pat Fuscaldo and has been on the sidelines ever since. He was later promoted to Associate Head Coach just prior to the 2006-07 season.

In his 19 seasons with the men's team, Shayewitz was instrumental in assisting the program to four NCAA tournament appearances, including this past season in which the Seawolves were crowned the NCAA Division II statistical champion in scoring defense and field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to a nation's-best 57.8 points per game. He was also credited for his help in the team's 2005-06 CCAA Championship run and six CCAA tournament appearances since.

In addition to his efforts on the sideline, Shayewitz has served as the Academic and Eligibility Student-Athlete Advisor for the SSU athletic department for the past several years. He also holds two Master's degrees; one in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, and another in Business from Sonoma State.

Shayewitz becomes the sixth head coach in the program's 37-year history.

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