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Next Level Fall Hoops



Next Level Basketball - Program Overview:

The Next Level Fall Hoops program is currently entering it's 5th 'official' season with our 8 returning locations and 3 new locations this season: San Francisco, Mountain View and Las Vegas!

Next Level Fall Hoops grew it's roots at Serra High School in San Mateo in the Fall of 2014. The league consisted of 240 players Grades Kindergarten - 7th grades participating in "The Jungle" the Serra High School gym. The Next Level Team simply took the values and philosophies of the Next Level Flag football program and applied it to basketball. Young Basketball Players + High School Student-Athletes Coaches + Varsity Staff Site Directors + Beautiful High School/College Gymnasiums = Successful Youth Sports Experience! If you know and love our Flag Football Program you will certainly love Next Level Fall Hoops! If you have never been a part of our program we welcome your family to try the area's best and most unique Youth Sports Experience! 

We are excited about our growth and the communities that have formed as a result!

General Overview of League Operations:

  1. NL Fall Hoops operations from September through early November
  2. Games are on Sundays with some Saturday Exceptions (sites vary based on field availability, check individual links below).
  3. Practices and Games are on the same day - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement. (We don't believe in specialization)
  4. Equal playing time guaranteed for all players through constant 5 man/woman rotations (Of course girls are welcome and encouraged to register!)
  5. Each game is played 5 versus 5, younger players will participate with a rim attachment that lowers the rim and encourages scoring. 
  6. Parent volunteers ASSIST our Student Athlete Head Coaches and our Site Directors.
  7. Teams are comprised of 10 players maximum.
  8. Cost: $295 (includes custom hoops uniform)

General Overview of League Principles:

  • Community Centric League - Kids play with their friends, classmates and/or buddies! Parents get to enjoy weekend games within their social circles or create new ones. Why not be able to hang out with your friends while enjoying the game of basketball?
  • Site Directors - Each Next Level location is staffed and operated by one of the best High School varsity hoops coaches in the Bay Area - Next Level only partners with the best quality coaches/mentors in our communities. Each Site Director acts to oversee and guide each location and their own Student Athletes!
  • Student Athlete Coaches - All teams within Next Level Fall Hoops are coached by High School/Junior College basketball players in their respective communities with oversight and training from their Site Director (their High School/JC head coach). Our young athletes have a 'different voice' and influential element outside of the normal parental coaching element.
  • Kids First Organization - The focus at Next Level is on (1) the youth participants, (2) the High School student athlete coaches.....(X) Everyone else! The league appreciates all the parental support it receives from Parent Assistant Coaches to Team Parents to Grandparents making sure their Grandchild can get to a game. But the focus is on the kids!
  • Open League Participation - NL Fall Hoops is open to both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 8th Grades. Any previous hoops experience is NOT REQUIRED! There are no tryouts, there are no combines...
  • Grade Based League - We firmly believe having participants play within their grade level accomplishes the most 'symmetry' within an age range. We have acute perception of where children advance both socially, athletically and behaviorally. We feel kids are best served in the game basketball with kids of their relative development - grade based leagues match this better then other methods.
  • Kids Will Be Known - League President Patrick Walsh like's to say, "you child will be known and will be loved!" To create a unique bond with the league and their peers, each child will be embraced as an individual - they will begin each season with a personalized jersey (choice of number and name listed on the back) which will represent them as an individual. Wear them to school, wear them to the supermarket...just wear them proudly!
  • One Trophy League - Next Level is a 'one trophy league', only one team (of course all members of the championship team) will go home with the Champions trophy at the end of the season. There are many of life's best lessons learned via winning, losing and competition. Our league supports recognition and support of character, but not artificial support provided by a trophy merely for 'participation'. 
  • Unique Balance - This league was formed through many elements, inclusive of 50+ years of youth sports involvement as players, coaches, parents and everything in between. The most difficult achievement is a balance between competition and maintaining proper perspective in youth sports (yes, even for ouy loving parents!). Our league, the rules which govern it, along with our staff constantly evaluate and alter our course to achieve this balance.

New for 2018:

  • ‘Practice Hour’ - Now to consist of 45 minutes of clinic-based basketball instruction (entire grade division instruction) and 15 minutes of team-based strategy/game planning (individual team instruction) - The new 'Practice Hour' is designed to provide age-specific training/coaching to help advance our young athletes!
  • Digital training/educational curriculum created and built by our Next Level Hoops staff - Utilized during our 2016 NL Flag season, we've created a library of digital training content to enable further 'teaching' and instruction to our Next Level Hoops participants!

Links to our NL Fall Hoops Locations: 

Next Level Girls' Fall Hoops Belmont @ Notre Dame de Namur University

Next Level Fall Hoops Danville @ Monte Vista High School

Next Level Fall Hoops Marin @ Redwood High School

Next Level Fall Hoops Pleasanton @ Foothill High School

Next Level Fall Hoops Salinas @ Palma High School

Next Level Fall Hoops San Jose @ Archbishop Mitty High School

Next Level Fall Hoops San Jose @ Bellarmine College Preparatory

Next Level Fall Hoops San Mateo @ Serra & Hillsdale High School



At any time or for any reason, should you desire to contact Next Level with any questions or requests for information - please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We believe it is not complicated to return a simple email or return a quick phone call. For any needs related to our league operations or general questions, please shoot us over an email or phone call!

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