Pinnacle Hoops Development
Slim Sylvester League
RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE -
These levels are similar in that teams play home and away games at times provided by the host team, because of that days and times of games will vary. The biggest difference between the two levels is in the rules and style of play. Recreational is focused on the development of the players only and less to little focus on winning of the games. Competitive, while STILL PART OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE, has rules that allow more advanced game play options and have scores kept.
The season has two sessions. The first session runs December 3 - December 16. All teams will play 4 games in that time. Scores will be recorded and any changes to divisions will be made over the holiday break. This allows teams who were placed improperly in December to be placed properly for the remainder of league play. Then the second session runs January 3rd - February 13th where all teams play 12 more games. The weeks of February 14th-18th and 21st-25th will be for make-ups. Teams play comparable opponents, some weaker and some stronger. The goal is player development NOT winning!
RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE -
Teams provide own practice and game gym time. Each team MUST have at least one home game time a week*
*if a team has no home game time they can play all games on road but the 16 game schedule is not a guarantee
NEW THIS YEAR - 4th grade teams will ONLY play games Friday-Sunday. If a team does not have home gym time on those days, they will have to play all games on the road or can rent gym time at Interstate Athletics.
Teams provide own equipment and uniforms. Uniforms can consist of even a t-shirt but teams MUST have uniform #'s
We do have an option to get reduced cost uniforms for league teams if they are interested.
IMPORTANT LEAGUE INFORMATION
The youth travel league has grown each year since it started. Since adding girls teams, we have reached over 100 teams! Each year, we start by having an ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:
September 26th at 7:00pm at Interstate Athletics (2220 Vestal Rd. Vestal, NY)
Teams must confirm commitment to the league by NOVEMBER 7TH, 2021
Tip-Off Classic 11/20 AND 11/21 at Interstate Athletics and All Saints
This a two-day event is included in the league fee, where teams plays four shortened games (2-per day) used to evaluate them to make the league schedule. This event is included in the team fee, while you are not required to participate in it, the event will help for better placement of your team.
LEAGUE FEE NOW INCLUDES:
- Tip-Off Classic Seeding Tournament (officials provided)
- 16 Game Schedule
- League Organization and Set-Up
- Use of our APP for Schedule and League Information!
- Officials are NO longer required through us, teams have to provide them for their home games but CAN use ours when/where available.
The fee is now MUCH lower! With everything that has taken place in the world, we want as many teams as possible to be able to play.
In 2019, the fee was $280-$400 per team, in 2021 it will be ONLY $125 per team!
The steps to get involved in the league are as follows:
1 - Attend organizational meeting (September 26th) - this is a crucial step for everyone to be informed
2 - Confirm commitment to play in the league and Tip-Off and fill out team information, INCLUDING proof of insurance or stating you will buy it through us by November 7th by following this link - Pinnacle Travel Registration
3 - Register your roster HERE and once you create an account, you can opt in to any events you want - League roster MUST be turned in by 11/19.
4 - Pay fee by 11/7 online or by mailing a check payable to Pinnacle Hoops Development to Tony Lindsey PO Box 362 Endicott, NY 13761
NO TEAM WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE TIP-OFF CLASSIC WITHOUT PAYMENT RECEIVED BY THE 7TH
TIP-OFF CLASSIC INFORMATION
INFORMATION UPDATED 1/2/20 7:30am