Q: Can C-Hoops use your help?
A: Yes! C-Hoops is a non-profit volunteer-run organization. The success of the season rests on the involvement of volunteers. It takes a fair bit of work to run the league, and we are always looking for new folks to join our team. Please consider helping us, and if you can’t, please be patient with and appreciative of those that do.
Q: What teams (grades and levels) does C-Hoops have?
A: 4th-5th Grade Girls
6th-7th-8th Grade Girls
6th-7th-8th Grade Girls Competitive
4th-5th Grade Boys
6th-7th-8th Grade Boys
6th-7th-8th Grade Boys Competitive
Players must be at least 9yrs old by Sept 1st and may play in one of the above divisions.
Sub-divisions are typically created for divisions with 8 or more teams. For example, in 6th-7th-8th Grade Competitive, there may be Comp-A and Comp-B sub-divisions.
Q: What about High Schoolers?
A: Although C-Hoops did field a High School division many years ago, it currently does not. It was decided that the community would be better served by increasing the number teams at the elementary and junior high level where the demand is the greatest.
Q: How long is the season?
A: Practices start in early Nov, with an end of year tournament in mid Feb to early Mar. There is only one season a year.
Q: Is experience required?
A: Experience in an organized league (YMCA, SYBL, Community Center, NJB, Camps, …) is recommended prior to joining C-Hoops, but not required. Most players entering the league have played elsewhere or have attended camps/clinics.
Q: How are teams formed?
A: Teams are formed by the league. The following items are considered: coach/teammate requests, evaluation results (height, speed, skill, experience) and school.
Q: What are the evaluations for?
A: Evaluations are held for all 6th-7th-8th Graders between registration and the start of the season. The results are used to assign players to the appropriate division (regular or Competitive) and to assist with forming balanced teams.
Typically, the 6th-7th-8th Grade Competitive divisions are divided into Comp-A and Comp-B sub-divisions depending on the number of teams and evaluation results.
Q: When and where are practices and games?
A: Teams will typically have 2 one hour practices per week (week nites; 6pm and later) at Cupertino and West San Jose middle or high schools. Games are typically held on Saturday at Fremont High School, with some mid-week games. Practices start in early Nov. Games start in early Dec, with an end of year tournament in mid Feb.
Q: Can I request my son/daughter be assigned a practice location near my home/office?
A: No, we can’t support those requests. The player’s geographical location is not taken into account when forming teams. Fortunately, our practice gyms are all located in the Cupertino and West San Jose area so this tends to work out fine for most players.
Q: Can I request my son/daughter be assigned specific practice days during the week?
A: No, we can’t support those requests. It would not be practical to accommodate individual player schedules. Practice schedules can also vary a bit from week to week, based on the availability of the gyms which the league rents.
Q: Against whom do C-Hoops teams play?
A: All games are played between C-Hoops teams.
Q: Do I need to live within the Cupertino or West San Jose area?
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The registration fee for the season is $180. This includes a uniform and a basic photo package. There is a discount for reusing your uniform from a previous yr.
Q: When can I register?
A: Registration usually starts in late September. Keep checking the website as the date approaches. Also, make sure to join our Announcements EMail Group to stay informed of the registration dates.
Q: What do I need to do to register?
A: Go to the Forms pg and fill out both the pre-registration and registration forms. Bring the filled-out registration form along with your registration fee (check made to Cupertino Hoops or cash) to the appropriate registration night – location and date on the Home pg.
Q: Will everyone that registers be placed on a team?
A: We would love to place every child that registers on a team. However, we have limited gym availablity and, unfortunately, are unable to accomodate everyone and, at the same time, maintain our twice-a-week practices and once-a-week games.
Q: How is the registration priority determined?
A: Children of board members, children of coaches and returning families (including siblings of returning players) have the highest priority. These groups are allowed to submit their registration form on the first registration night.
All other players must register after the first night. Their relative priority will be the date and time their registration form was submitted.
Q: What happens if my child is on the waitlist?
A: Once the pre-defined number of spots per division are filled at registration, all subsequent registrants are placed on the waitlist. Some number of waitlisted players are asked to take part in evaluations.
Players are pulled from the waitlist as spots open up due to players dropping out or as teams are added due to adjustments in the number of teams per division. This can occur from immediately after the last registration date until early Dec.
Registration fees are not deposited until a player is placed on a team.
Players are typically moved off the waitlist in the order that they registered. There are exceptions. For example,
(1) if the league needs an additional coach and one of the parents is eligible to coach, a player may be pulled in that is deeper in the waitlist
(2) if a coach is willing to take players beyond the normal roster size (typ 10), he can request a player or players that are not at the top of the waitlist
(3) if a Comp-A team needs a player, but the players at the top of the waitlist are Rec or Comp-B level players, a player may be pulled in that is deeper in the waitlist
Q: Is there a refund policy?
A: Dropout requests must be made via Email or phone call to the league. 100% refund 2wks prior to start of practices; 80% refund up to 2wks after start of practices; 50% refund after that and prior to first game. Uniform must be returned.