Hoopla presented by Columbia Bank & Dutch Bros. is the premier 3-on-3 street basketball event in Oregon, and it is believed to be the 2nd largest event of its kind in the United States. The special 20th edition of Hoopla will be held August 4th & 5th in 2018, and upwards of 1,000 teams, 4,000 participants, 900 volunteers and thousands of spectators are anticipated.
Participants young and old, male and female, and of all skill levels compete in the shadows of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem. Some play in one favorite division, others play on multiple teams in several divisions, enhancing their HATER (Hoopa All-Time Efficiency Rating).
Friends, family, fun, and ball. It's all good.
We hope you will join us at the grand-daddy of all Oregon 3-on-3 events this August!
All teams signing up on or before Sunday, June 17 will automatically receive a $20/team discount on their registration fee.
Hoopla's team registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, July 23rd. This a hard and firm deadline, and there will be no further exceptions or extensions.
You bet - as long as you don't try to play on more than one team in any one division! Some of our more die-hard Hoopla players play on 3, 4 or more teams, but only provided those teams are in different divisions. In such cases, if you notify Hoopla at on or before the Team Registration deadline, Hoopla will do it's best -- without any guarantees -- to avoid game time conflicts on Saturday... Sunday, we can make no guarantees - but often things somehow "work out." It is best for entire teams to not play in multiple divisions because avoiding schedule conflicts can not be guaranteed... But individuals definitely can, and have, played on multiple teams for years.
Every team is guaranteed a minimum of four games; usually three during pool play on Saturday and at least one during our single-elimination bracket play on Sunday. Getting to play 5 or 6 games is not uncommon at Hoopla.
At Hoopla, the winners, runners-up and third place teams all get prizes.
In addition, Hoopla XX is awarding up to $5,000 in prize money purses to a few select elite adult divisions, as follows:
$0-$1,000 - Men's Open Division ($100 in prize money per team up to a total of $1,000)
$0-$1,000 - Women's Open Division ($100 in prize money per team up to a total of $1,000)
$1,000 - Men's 6'U D1 Division
$600 - Men's D2 Division
$500 - Family Competitive Division
$500 - 6'2U D1 Division
$400 - Men's D3 Division
Beyond all of that, Hoopla contest winners are awarded various prizes.
And, last but not least, the winners of the four (4) USA Basketball 3x3 Qualifying Tournament Divisions at Hoopla XX all will get the big prize of earning the right to go to Colorado Springs to compete in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments.
Hoopla's divisions are broken down by age and competitive desire, not grade or by other means. So, for Hoopla's youth divisions, teams should sign up according to their players' ages on 6/1/18. To play in the 10U Girls Division, for examples, ALL players on a team must be 10 or less on 6/1/18. This is a hard and fast deadline for all age-based divisions.
Teams can choose whether they want to play Competitive, designed for more advanced teams and greater competition, or Recreational, designed more for having fun and a great experience, divisions. Hoopla does not change or move teams; these choices are purely up to the teams involved in the event.
Hoopla has developed a HATER (Hoopla All-Time Efficiency Rating) list, with points awarded for team success in the event. This prestigious list recognizes all Hoopla players who ever played on teams that finished first or second in tournament play and ranks them based on those achievements.
The updated HATER list, with all 2016 & 2017 results incorporated, will be revealed soon.
While it sometimes happens earlier, Saturday schedules for Hoopla will be posted online by 5:00pm on Thursday before the tournament.
While often posted much earlier, Sunday brackets will be available by no later than 10:00pm Saturday night.