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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 2022 is scheduled for June 25 & 26.
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 2023 will be played on the streets of Spokane – June 24 & 25.
More details coming June 2023.
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 (May 15), the team fees are:
We will accept teams on a ‘space available’ basis from May 16 through May 30. Teams will incur a $20 late fee, if granted entry.
More details coming March 2023.
*Spokane Hoopfest Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization
Yes, you can change a player or add a 4th player. Please note the timeline below and the rules that apply!
Player changes or additions made from March 7 – May 30 = $15
Player changes or additions made from May 31 – June 17 = $15
Player changed or additions from June 18 through June 25 (7:00 – 8:00 am) = $25
Player Change dates/times listed below:
Please note: Absolutely no players may be added or changed after 8:00 a.m. Saturday.
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 to 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 May 15, 2022. After the guaranteed deadline, we will welcome your completed registration only on a space available basis through May 30, 2022 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 2022.
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 2022 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.
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) or visit our Volunteer Main Page by clicking this link.
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.
Registration for the Spokane AAU 2023 season opened Friday, September 9, 2022.
Guaranteed Registration closes Monday, October 3rd.
Spokane AAU will be offering two skill level divisions – Division I and Division II – in each age group. The addition of the 3rd grade division for both girls and boys offers an opportunity for these young players to develop their skills while playing real basketball. Teams will be registered strictly on the basis of the grade in school for that 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 a grade level.
Each player and coach, including assistant coaches and the team contact (if he or she is also participating as a coach), is required to have a current AAU card to be involved in the league. This is a membership card that also provides supplemental liability and medical insurance during AAU-sanctioned events and activities. AAU card numbers are required on each team’s league and tournament rosters and the cost for the cards is separate from your team’s registration fee. You must provide a copy of those cards in your registration packet in order for it to be complete. Parents and coaches should also keep copies of the cards for their records.
AAU cards will be available after August 15.
Cards are not available for purchase in the league office. Cards may be purchased online through the National AAU website. AAU does not issue cards until the end of August prior to each league season.
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