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Tournaments & Special Events

Upcoming Tournaments--California and Other States

If you've got a tourament that's not listed below, let us know, either by e-mail or by posting it up to our SoCalHoops Message Board. For past tournaments, check out the Tournament Articles Archives, the 1998 Tournament Listing Archives or the 1997 Tournament Listing Archives. These archives should be useful for future planning, since many of these events are annual; if you don't see yours listed for the current year, check the archives.

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April 1999

SoCal Events:

Los Angeles, CA: ARC Instructional Academy Spring Session
When: Continuing through June 6 Saturday--North Hollywood H.S. 9 A.M.; Olive Recreation Center (Burbank) 11 A.M.; Pierce College 1 P.M. Learn the fundamentals from current and former high school coaches. Develop the skills to become a top high school player. Traveling teams will be formed. Any team can enter league competition. ARC division tournament for all teams after completion of league play, plus eventual regional and national tournaments. Former ARC players include NBA Stars: Jason Kidd, Shawn Kemp, Byron Scott, Don MacLean, Trevor Wilson, Tracy Murray, Mitchell Butler, Chris Mills, Sean Higgins, Steve Kerr, Sean Rooks, Tom Hammonds, Dwayne Schintzius, Ronnie Grandison, Darrick Martin, and James Cotton. Games and league play at North Hollywood High, Pierce College in Woodland Hills, various schools in Burbank, Olive Rec Center, and now in Orange County. For more information, e-mail hoopstars@archoops.com, or call (818) 995-3761. Snail mail to ARC, 15155 Weddington Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411. Or visit the ARC website at http://www.archoops.com for more current information.

Los Angeles/Inland Empire, CA: 20th Annual Slam-N-Jam Spring League
When: March, 15 continuing through May 10, 1999 Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays. For Boys 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, Future Stars (primarily for 1999/2000 high school freshmen and Sophomores) and Varsity (for players with 1999/2000 high school eligibility. Separate Slam-N-Jam leagues will be held in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire areas. This has been called by some the "Rolls Royce" of boys basketball Spring Legues." Nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious boys basketball leagues in the country. A key recruiting event for major college coaches. For more information contact Issy Washington (310) 532-0622.

Torrance, CA: 4 "D" Stars Spring Developmental League
When: March 15 through May 24, 1999. High School, JV & Varsity, Boys 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Girls 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th grades, and varsity. Held at various South Bay High Schools. For further information contact Renaldo Henry-Ala at P.O. Box 5023, Torrance, CA 90510. Phone (310) 326-3060, fax (310) 326-3062. Or check the 4 "D" Website at http://www.4dbasketball.com.

Los Angeles, CA: Slam-n-Jam Super Hoops Spectacular
When: Early April 1999 (Thurs-Sun) Played in the Carson, Compton, Long Beach and San Fernando Valley areas. For Boys: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th grades and Jr. Boys (high school players with remaining eligibility). For Girls: 5th/th, 7th/8th, high school varsity and High School All-Star traveling teams (Must have 1998-99 eligibility). Contact: Rich Goldberg (818) 995-3761 or Issy Washington at (310) 532-0622.

Torrance, CA: 4 "D" Stars Spring Break Classic & Girls AAU Soputh Bay District Tournament
When: April 3-5, 1999. High School, JV & Varsity, Boys 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Girls 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th grades, high School JV and Varsity, 10, 11, 12, 13 & Under. Held at various South Bay High Schools. For further information contact Renaldo Henry-Ala at P.O. Box 5023, Torrance, CA 90510. Phone (310) 326-3060, fax (310) 326-3062. Or check the 4 "D" Website at http://www.4dbasketball.com.

San Diego, CA: San Diego Easter Jam Session
When: April 7-11 (Wed-Sat), 1999 National age division tournament (10-18), including separate divisions for boys high school varsity and high school all-sart traveling divisions. Tournament will be a sellout. Call High 5 America, Ollie Goulston at (800) 676-4872 for further information.

Southern California: AAU SOUTHERN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
When: In Mid April, 1999 Boys divisions for 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade and Junior Boys (for high school players with remaining HS eligibility) and 19U. Played in the Southern California Area. Winners of each grade division will advance to the National AAU Boys Champinoships at various sites in the USA. For more information contact Issy Washington (310) 532-0622 or Charles Matthews (909) 247-5880.

Carson, CA: Double Pump Spring Tournament 
When: April 9, 10, & 11 1999 at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Most of the top traveling teams from around the west (Houston, Utah, Arizona, Washington, California, Nevada). For further information contact Phil or Jan Bryant at Double Pump, Inc. You can reach Phil or Jan at 530-256-2862 or check out the Double Pump website at http://www.doublepump.com.

Carson, CA: Double Pump Classic Boys' & Girls CA State Invitational All-Star Game
When: April, 1999 at Cal State Dominguez Hills. For further information contact Phil or Jan Bryant at Double Pump, Inc. You can reach Phil or Jan at 530-256-2862 or check out the Double Pump website at http://www.doublepump.com.

Lake Elsinore, CA: 1st Annual Elinsore Jaguars May Day Tournament
When:
April 30-May 1, 1999
7th Grade Boys & Under Tournament, games played at Elsinore High School, located in Lake Elsinore.  $200 with four game guarantee. Fee, $200.00 For more information, contact Mike Horton at (909) 674-4957, Grayland Schuler at (909) 678-7759, or e-mail wallie@pe.net

NorCal Events:

Woodside/Menlo Park, CA (Norcal) : ARC/ NorCal ARC Bay Area Basketbrawl
When: April 16-18, 1999. Open to traveling teams in Boys' & Girls'. Played at outstanding sites: Menlo College and Woodside High. Last year's tournament saw more than 50 teams participate. Divisions: Girls: 8th grade; 7th grade; 6th grade. Cost: All Divisions: $295 - Guaranteed 3 games. Make all cashier’s checks or money orders payable to ARC. Send entry fees and rosters to Rich Goldberg 15155 Weddington Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411. Deadline: Entry Fees and Rosters Must Be In By April 4, 1999 - No Exceptions! Admission will be charged at the door, with tournament passes available. All teams need to have birth certificates and report cards available upon request. If challenged, a player without proof of age and/or grade will be declared ineligible. For more info, e-mail: hoopstars@archoops.com or call (818) 995-3761 or (818) 891-3988. Note the new fax number: (818) 906-8990. Or visit the ARC website at http://www.archoops.com for further information.

Other States:

Las Vegas, Nevada :19th Annual Nike Las Vegas Easter Classic
When: April 1-5, 1999. This is a very competitive tournament with entries done on a first come, first served basis. There are over 300 college coaches in attendance at any one time. DIVISIONS: Boys: 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U (must have HS eligibility left) Girls: 12U, 14U, 17U. Birthday as of January 1 determines a players age. 17U Must have high school eligibility remaining.  This year more than 156 teams participating.  For brochure and further details contact Mae Fisher (702) 873-8894.

Phoenix, AZ : BCI Boys Senior/Junior Prep Tournament
When: Spring Break 1999. Where: Phoenix Arizona. Boys, Grades 11-12. For Info Call (602) 252-6001

South Jamaica, NY: adidas IS8 Spring High School Classic
When: April through June . Where: at IS8 Middle School, in South Jamaica, NY.

Fort Collins, CO: Dish the Rock Invitational Tournament.
When: Mid April. Where: Fort Collins, Colorado. Tournament for Boys, grades 6-9. For further information contact Salies Perry (303) 337-2925

Louisville, KY: Derby Classic All-Star Game
When: Late April Where: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY. Top basketball senior prep stars from around the country will compete. For last year's full rosters here is a link.


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