THANK YOU to all Hoops parents who volunteered your time this past weekend at our hometown Freeze tourney! Whether you were helping with setup, sweeping a court between games, working in concessions, directing spectators to a gym, cleaning up spills, running errands, or helping with teardown, we couldn't run this tournament without you.
Thanks to our small (but mighty) team of board members for keeping the wheels on bus -- putting in more than 30 hours each over the course of the weekend, logging thousands of steps, and jumping in to help however help was needed.
Thanks to our respectful Hoops Club players and coaches for working hard, leaving it all on the court, and being great Forest Lake ambassadors.
The Freeze has earned the well-deserved reputation as one of the best basketball tournaments around thanks to every one of you!
102 boys teams
74 girls teams
Calling all Hoops Club teams: If you placed at a tournament (first, second, third, or consolation) or gave back in some way to the community, we want to recognize your accomplishments and acts of goodness.
Send photos to Chrissy at email@example.com.
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If you haven't played traveling basketball before, we're guessing you have some questions about the season. We hope this list helps!
My kid is just now becoming interested in basketball. Do they need to be at a certain skill level to play traveling ball?
No! We encourage all skill levels to try out. Hoops Club is a great way for kids to develop their skills, have fun, and really grow in the sport.
What's the commitment for practices?
Teams practice two to three times per week at area schools (mainly Forest Lake High School and Middle School). We try to schedule earlier practices for the younger kids whenever possible. The latest practice time is 7:30-9 p.m. (again, we try to reserve these later times for seventh and eighth graders).
How far do you travel for tournaments?
Teams typically have one out of town tournament determined by their coach (popular spots include Brainerd, Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud). The remainder of tournaments are in the Twin Cities metro.
How many tournaments are there?
Third and fourth graders have eight tournaments total; fifth through eighth grade have 10. Several tournaments are one-day only.
How long is the season?
Tryouts are in September. The season runs from mid-October through mid-March.
How much does it cost to register for the season?
Season registration is $380 for third/fourth grade and $420 for fifth through eighth. Payment plans are available.
Will I have to pay to get into tournaments?
Many tournaments are moving away from admission. The few that still charge at the door collect anywhere from $8-10/person.
Do I have to volunteer a lot?
Parents are required to fulfill one "dibs" spot per child in our local Freeze basketball tournament, held the third weekend in January.
When are tryouts?
Tryouts for the upcoming season are Sept. 11 and 12 for girls and Sept. 13 and 14 for boys.
What if I have additional questions?
Contact Neil Cooper, Hoops Club president, or Rachael Rose, VP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Hoops Club teams become like family. We hope you'll join us!
ARE YOU A TRAVELING TEAM LOOKING FOR A GREAT WINTER TOURNEY? LOOK NO FURTHER. REGISTER YOUR TEAM FOR THE 2024 FOREST LAKE FREEZE TOURNAMENT!
Saturday, January 20, 2024 (Boys)
Sunday, January 21, 2024 (Girls)
Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Forest Lake Middle School (across Goodview from the high school)
21395 Goodview Ave N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
No gate fees!
10,000 Shot Club: If you'll have a Hoops Club player participating next season, have them track their shots from June through September. Players will be recognized and rewarded at a varsity game during the 2023-24 season: 10,000 Shot Club
Boys' coordinator • Scheduler
Did your team place at a tournament?
Did they volunteer together in the community?
If so, send photos our way!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the name of the team and the name of the tournament or volunteer event. GO RANGERS!