In a few weeks, SWBL will be completing its sixth season of offering quality youth basketball to all parts of Southern Wisconsin. Throughout those six years, we have been asked countless times to expand our league and offer basketball opportunities during the summer months. We have decided to grant your wishes and do just that!
This summer, you will have the ability to play as much or as little as you want. You can host when you want, and play on the nights of your choosing. Sound too good to be true? Here's how it will work...
Shortly after the winter season ends (last date to play is March 19th), we will be "flipping" the season over to the "2016 Summer Season." For almost two full months, coaches, OLs, and communities will find dates they can host events (see below for benefits of hosting). On, or around, May 20th, coaches will then be able to build their schedules. It will be a very similar process to entering events with openings now. There will be no "pre-season" schedule created and no picking of available dates. Simply join the events you want to on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Each event will be a "triangular" where 3 teams are playing. Each team will get two games on an evening, with the host school playing the 5:45 and 7:45 games and the 'visiting' teams playing either the 5:45 & 6:45 slots, or the 6:45 & 7:45 slots. This makes for a great, compact schedule, where teams will essentially play two games and go home. Cost of each triangular will be $85 per team.
Hosting: By choosing to host events, your teams will be "playing for free." On the typical triangular event, host schools will receive $150 in hosting credits. The $3 admission cost, which goes to the host school, should easily cover any remaining costs to cover officials, etc. You can enter as many hosting dates as you like, and can specify which grade/genders you want to host on any given night. The only stipulation SWBL has is that you enter only one team in any given triangular (having two teams would mean they not only play each other, but the third team plays two games against the same school). Nights to play/host will be on Sundays through Thursdays from June 12-August 11 (excluding the week of July 4th). Start planning for reserving gym space now for your teams to host. By hosting, they do not pay to play!
More information will be follow in the coming weeks and emails will be sent to all Organizational Leaders and Coaches as well. Thank you for making SWBL the greatest youth basketball league around and now expanding to Summer Basketball as well.