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2020 Next Level Basketball Season - Napa at Justin Siena High School

Join us for our 2nd season of Next Level Basketball in Napa at Justin Siena High School! Priority Registration will open for returning players on March 1st at 12:00 noon. General Registration will open for new participants on March 15th at 12:00 noon. For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Basketball location in Napa, please review the information below prior to registration!

General Overview of League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level Basketball season in Napa will run from August through early November 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 versus 5, with no backcourt pressure as the defense is picked up after mid-court.
  6. Student Mentor Coaches: All teams are assigned a High School (or local area high school) 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: $265.00: 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' at check out. Any selected Player Pack will be added to the base league fees for the 2020 Next Level Basketball season. All Player Pack items will ship along with your 2020 Next Level Basketball uniform. We will provide an opportunity to verify your participant's sizing for all Player Pack items as we approach the season.
    • Pro Player Pack - Basketball: $35.00 - 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.
    • Baller Player Pack - Basketball: $75.00 - The Baller pack will contain the Nike Team Shooting Shirt (see above), one pair of 3/4 Nike Compression Pant (white) and one pair of Nike Elite Basketball socks in matching team color way.

Site Logistics & Schedule

Practices and games will be played under all conditions unless noted otherwise due to extreme weather or other issues. Throughout the season, any changes to the 2020 Season Schedule will be made with appropriate lead time yet our aim is to maintain a consistent and predictable schedule for all grade levels and subsequent teams.

Preliminary practice and game times for the 2020 season are listed below - NOTE THAT THESE TIMES ARE NOT FINAL. Final scheduling for the season will occur in late July to early August (or earlier!). All final schedules will be posted and announced via email notification when finalized.

Practice & Game Times

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

Game Schedule

Week 1Sunday, August 30th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2Sunday, September 13th
Week 3Sunday, September 20th
Week 4Sunday, September 27th
Week 5Sunday, October 4th
Week 6Sunday, October 11th
Week 7Sunday, October 18th
Week 8Sunday, October 25th (Playoff Week)
Week 9Sunday, November 1st (Championship Week)

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

Additional Information

The Next Level Fall Basketball program seeks to foster an environment to teach and instruct the principles and techniques of basketball in a safe environment. We encourage all prospective participants to enter at their comfort level and grow their individual skills at their own pace throughout the season. The Fall program operates with the inclusion of High School student-athletes as mentor coaches for each team - similar to our core Next Level Flag Football program. All teams will have student-athlete assigned as the Head Coach of their team. Each team will be assigned an adult volunteer to support the Head Coach (High School student-athlete) as an Assistant Coach within the program. Team Parents will act to assist with general communications within each team.

For our parents, we seek to keep your weekends free of tangled schedules - team practice times will occur on the same day as your participant's games, always one hour prior to game time. Practices scheduled outside of our Next Level structure (during any day other than game-day) are at the discretion of both the parents and the coaches. These practices are not supported by Next Level and we do not ask our High School student-athletes to attend. This program is instructional based yet will contain competitive game activity as a secondary focus

  • No prior basketball experience is required to participant in the Next Level Basketball Program.
  • All basketball equipment will be provided.
  • It is suggested that all players wear a comfortable pair of basketball or tennis shoes during the program activity.
  • Uniforms are included in the league registration fees, inclusive of home delivery of your uniform (for all registrations prior to August 10th).
  • Our program is community-based - teams are formalized by schoolmates, buddy lists and friends when/where possible.
  • All teams will be assigned a Student Mentor Coach from a represented high school or college.

We strive to strike an ideal balance between healthy competition and player/character development. Next Level is always a 'one trophy' league as we believe that recognition for participation is not an effective means of helping develop young athletes. In fact, we believe that many of life's best lessons are learned through struggle, achievement, success and of course disappointment. We strive to foster competition yet to also find balance in the ever-changing world of youth sports.

Site Director: Dave Granucci

David Granucci is currently the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California. Before taking over at Justin-Siena coach Granucci was the Associate Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball team at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. Coach Granucci spent two years with Saint Martin’s, a Division II school in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). Coach Granucci has 12 years of college coaching experience at both the Division II and Junior College level. Three of those years were spent as a head Junior College coach.

Coach Granucci’s playing career started in Marin County at Sir Francis Drake High School where he was a three-year starter, won three consecutive MCAL Championships, and was a First Team All MCAL selection his Junior and Senior years. After a successful career at Drake, David went on to City College of San Francisco, where he earned Conference MVP, First Team All-State, and a scholarship to San Jose State University. After two successful seasons as a starter and captain at San Jose State University, David went on to play professionally in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

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