2017 ARPA District III Tournament Brackets
2nd-7th Grades: Registration is closed
K-1st Grades: Registration extended to Dec 2nd
Coed Leagues: Kindergarten / 1st Grade
Boy’s Divisions: 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade / 4th Grade / 5th Grade / 6th Grade / 7th Grade
Girl’s Divisions: 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade / 4th Grade / 5th Grade / 6th Grade /
* Divisions are subject to be combined based on levels of participation *
2nd-7th Grades: $85 Homewood Residents / $150 Non-Residents
Kindergarten & 1st grade (Coed League): $50 Homewood Residents / $100 Non-Residents
Homewood Youth Basketball Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If my child does not make the 7th grade team will they still have time to register?
A: Yes, registration for these age divisions will remain open until after tryouts.
Q: When and where are Evaluations?
A: All evaluations are held in the West Gymnasium at the Homewood Community Center
– 2nd Grade Boys – Sunday, October 16th @ 1:00pm
– 3rd Grade Boys – Sunday, October 16th @ 2:15pm
– 4th Grade Boys – Sunday, October 16th @ 3:30pm
– 5th Grade Boys – Sunday, October 23rd @ 1:00pm
– 6th & 7th Grade Boys – Sunday, October 23rd @ 3:00pm
– 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls – Sunday, October 23rd @ 2:00pm
– 4th & 5th Grade Girls – Sunday, October 23rd @ 4:00pm
– 6th & 7th Grade Girls – No Evaluations
– 1st Grade Coed League – No evaluations are held
– Kindergarten Coed League – No evaluations are held
Q: Is placement on a team guaranteed?
A: Yes, as long as you register your child before the registration deadline.
Q: Can my child play in a higher age group?
A: Contact Jakob Stephens
Q: What size basketball does each grade division use?
A: 27.5 youth size / 28.5 women’s size / 29.5 men’s size
– Kindergarten Coed League – 27.5
– 1st Grade Coed League – 27.5
– 2nd Grade Boys – 28.5
– 3rd Grade Boys – 28.5
– 4th Grade Boys – 28.5
– 5th Grade Boys – 28.5
– 6th & 7th Grade Boys – 29.5
– 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls – 28.5
– 4th & 5th Grade Girls – 28.5
– 6th & 7th Grade Girls – 28.5
Q: When will practices begin and where do they take place?
A1: (2nd-7th grade) Most teams will begin practice the first week of November 2016. Teams typically practice once or twice a week on weeknights at the Homewood Community Center, Lee Center, Edgewood Elementary, Hall-Kent Elementary, Shades Cahaba Elementary, or Homewood Middle School. Your child’s coach will contact you with the specific location, date, and time. The younger age groups are encouraged to practice during the earliest available time frame.
A2: (Kindergarten & 1st Grade Coed/Developmental Leagues) will begin the first week of January 2017. These age groups will not have a scheduled practice during the week. Instead, they will have a 30 minute practice on Saturdays followed immediately by a game; game/practice locations TBA.
Q: When do the league games begin?
A1: 2nd-7th grade games will begin on or around the first weekend of December 2016. Actual start dates will depend on registrations and gym availability.
A2: Kindergarten & 1st Grade league games will begin January 2017.
Q: When are the games played?
A1: Mostly Saturdays during the regular season games depending on gym availability games could be played between 9am – 5pm. We may play a few weeknight games this season depending on gym availability.
A2: During the end of the season tournament there is a chance that some games could be scheduled during the week.
Q: How long is the Youth Basketball season?
A1: (2nd– 7th grade) the season usually begins in early November and runs through late February.
A2: (Kindergarten & 1st grade) 8 weeks – early January thru late February.
Q: What does the registration fee cover?
A: Jersey, shorts, referees and awards for teams finishing in 1st and 2nd place. All K-1st graders playing in the coed developmental league will receive an award.
Q: What type of shoes does my child need?
A: We prefer high top basketball shoes.
Q: Does this league travel to play games?
A: Our goal is for enough girls and boys to register so that we can have enough teams in each age group so that teams do not have to travel to play games. However in past years, sometimes the girl’s teams have had to travel to Vestavia and/or Trussville. 7th grade boys may also travel at times.
Q: How can we help so that we don’t have to travel to play games?
A: Recruit children to play (especially girls).
Q: I would like to be a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach, What do I need to do?
A1: Contact – Jakob Stephens
A2: While registering your child online be sure to check on his/her form that you would like to coach.
Q: Who do I contact if I would like more information about OTM (Over the Mountain) basketball league?
A: For information about this competitive/travel league please contact: L.J. Rouse at 205-368-5723 (or) firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have a question that is not addressed above. What should I do?
A1: 2nd – 7th Grade Questions: Matt Collins @ email@example.com (or) 332-6713
A2: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Questions: Alissa Brock @ firstname.lastname@example.org (or) 332-6715
For additional league information please contact:
Athletic Coordinator: Jakob Stephens: 332-6709 (or) email@example.com