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The largest 3on3 outdoor basketball tournament on Earth located in Spokane, Washington. That means over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans and 425 courts spanning 45 city blocks! Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food and interactive entertainment. #Hoopfest 2021 is scheduled for September 11-12.
Hoopfest is a 3on3 streetball tournament, so the rules and regulations might be different than what you’re accustomed to using for organized, indoor basketball. Don’t worry though, you can get familiar with our rules here.
Hoopfest weekend brings in about a 47 million dollar impact to the Inland Northwest every single June since 1990.
Hoopfest traditionally has taken place the last weekend of June. However, Hoopfest 2021 will be played on the streets of Spokane on September 11-12.
• Thursday, September 9: 3 PM – 7 PM
• Friday, September 10: 11 AM – 7 PM
• Saturday, September 11: 7 AM – 12 PM (for out-of-town teams only)
The location for Team check-in – TBD
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.
Grades 2-4 will play on an 8′ basket. All others will play on a 10′ basket.
Through the guaranteed deadline (July 26), the team fees are:
*Please note that each team will incur a credit card processing fee. This service charge is non-refundable.
We will accept teams on a ‘space available’ basis from July 27 through August 9. Teams will incur a $20 late fee, if granted entry.
REGISTRATION FOR HOOPFEST 2021 OPENS JUNE 1.
*Spokane Hoopfest Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization
Player changes or additions from June 1 – Sept 3 = $15
Player ad/change from September 4 – Sept 11 = $25
Player changes or additions from June 1-August 9, may alter the team’s current profile, regardless of gender/age/grade (if applicable), height and playing experience.
However, any player change/addition made from August 10 through September 11 (8:00 a.m.) must match the team’s current profile gender/age/grade (if applicable), height and playing experience.
You may make your player changes in the Hoopfest office or online until September 7.
After September 7, you must make your player changes on site. Player Change adjacent to Team Check-in. Team Check-In/Packet pick-up dates/times listed below:
No. You can build your team however you like. Keep in mind however, that it may not be possible to bracket teams with very diverse player characteristics against other teams of similar makeup. Youth and high school teams will be bracketed by grade-level according the highest grade-level on the team.
While we do allow individuals to play on more than one team, we cannot control game schedules to guard against scheduling conflicts. Individuals playing on multiple teams could have multiple games scheduled at the same time.
In order to guarantee your desired division, Hoopfest must receive your completed registration form on or before the guaranteed deadline is July 26, 2021. After the guaranteed deadline, we will welcome your completed registration only on a space available basis through August 9, 2021 which will be posted once registration opens.
No. In order for the online registration to be submitted and processed, the payment step must be completed successfully. Upon successful completion of the payment step, a receipt will be sent to the email address entered during the payment process. Once the team registration has been fully processed, the team captain will receive a team entry confirmation email within 24 hours containing the team number as well as other vital tournament information.
Yes, there is a family division. All team members must be related to your designated team captain. See complete information in the Standard & Other Divisions section under “Play”.
Yes. Keep in mind, however, that co-ed teams must have members of the opposite sex on the court at all times. Therefore, on a team with three males and one female, the female would have to play the entire time, each game with no rest. If this female would become injured or otherwise unable to play, then the entire team would be disqualified.
No. Mixed-age youth teams will play at the level of the oldest team members. We will make every attempt to bracket teams such as this against other teams of similar makeup.
Select the grade that each player will be entering as of September 2021.
The same rule is used for high school as is used for grade school. The team will be placed with teams in the same grade level – for example, 9th graders as of September 2020 will play other 9th graders. However, if a team has 9th and 10th graders, they will be placed in a bracket that will include 10th graders.
Volunteer registration will open on June 19, 2021.
More information about volunteer positions throughout the year.
All volunteers receive a T-shirt. Court monitors will receive a package of Nike gear, including shoes.
Monitor check-in is the Thursday of Hoopfest weekend. The location will be announced later in the spring.
Yes. The training changes slightly every year, depending on points of emphasis. We require each monitor to attend one of the training sessions. You will receive a complete list of the training dates a month prior to Hoopfest.
All volunteers will be contacted by both email and postcard approximately 10-14 days prior to Hoopfest.
A little knowledge is helpful, but not required. We offer a full training seminar, plus courts where players call their own fouls. We have a court for every level of experience.
Hoopfest will provide small snacks and water, but it’s a good idea to bring your own food and water as well. Make sure to check the weather and bring a sunscreen or jacket if necessary.
No. We do provide our volunteers with a listing of available parking garages and other locations. In addition, we have the STA “Hoop Loop” that provides transportation from nearby parking lots downtown.
The Hoopfest website contains a complete listing of all our volunteer opportunities. You may also call the Hoopfest office to learn more (509-624-2414).
While some teams elect to recruit team sponsors to help cover the cost of registration, this is solely the responsibility of the team, as Hoopfest does not recruit or provide individual team sponsors. You or your business can receive a complimentary team entry by becoming a Hoopfest 2021 Court Sponsor.
There are four levels of sponsorship: Major, Official, Supporting and Court.
The goal of the Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane AAU is to create basketball experiences that celebrate athleticism, fair play, good sportsmanship and community involvement. Spokane AAU develops, fosters, and regulates its programs through specific rules and regulations.
Yes, it will be implemented during the 2nd half of the game. The game clock shall run continuously for the remainder of the game except for an official’s time-out, a charged time-out, time between quarters, or the administration of free throws.
The cost to play in the Spokane AAU League is $1,650
Each team is responsible for purchasing its own uniforms.
The game officials will make the final decision at the time of the games and teams that do not meet the requirements will be subject to disciplinary action including incurring technical fouls and possibly forfeiting the game.
Yes, teams will be registered strictly on their grade in school for the upcoming school year, as of September. Any questions regarding grade level will be verified with the school listed by individual players. Any player that is in a lower grade level may play up. However, no grade level player may play lower than his/her academic standing. Spokane AAU Basketball will hold that a player is in the same grade athletically as he or she is academically.
No, a player may only be rostered on one League Roster. If a player is rostered on 2 different teams, said player will be disqualified from playing.
This rule applies to the 3 tournaments we sponsor as well (Boo Ball Fall Classic, Santa Slammer Winter Classic, and the Shootout Spring Classic).
No, players will not be allowed to switch teams once he or she has been rostered on a team for the current League Season.
No, once the schedules are published – game time switches will not be allowed.
All games are scheduled on Saturday, except for the Championship games played on Sunday.
A make-up Snow Day has been set aside.
All team registrations for the league and/or any of the 3 tournaments will be available online. We will provide the links for each event on our website on the specific league and tournament pages.
Yes! We designate one week in the month of October prior to the league season for teams to add players. That is the only time a player can be added, unless you have less than 8 players, you will have until the first Monday of December to add up to your 8th player. There will not be any other opportunities to add players for the league season.