OFF-WEEKEND TOURNAMENT PROGRAM
In order to give our players more opportunities for “in game experience,” we have implemented an Off-Weekend Tournament program (or, OWT for short). This optional program will allow your Team Nikos club basketball player to play more weekends during a given month (that is, on the weekends that are part of our regular schedule, as well as on the “off” weekends), if desired. An email will go out at the beginning of the month with upcoming “off-weekend” tournament dates. If you would like your son or daughter to play on an “off” weekend, you will need to complete registration by no later than the deadline(s) specified in the registration information email. We will accept players on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only allow up to 9 players to be on the team. This is to ensure that participating players all receive an adequate amount of playing time.
There will be an additional fee to play in these OWT’s. The fee will be $41.24 per player, per tournament; this covers the tournament registration, coach stipend and online transaction processing fees. All registrations must be completed and paid for using our online registration form (see below).
In general, no refunds will be granted for players registered in Team Nikos OWT’s. If the number of players registered in a particular grade level is not sufficient to enter a team in the tournament (a minimum of 8 players is needed to register a team), then and only then will a refund be issued to those players who had registered. In all other cases, players who are unable to attend a tournament after registering and being placed on a team will not receive a refund, and in some cases may also be required to find a substitute player to take their place.
As previously stated, teams will be capped at 9 players maximum, and players are added to the team for their grade level* on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that more than 9 players are registered for a particular tournament and grade level, a second team for that grade level may be added if enough players are registered (and if sufficient coaching staff is available). If there are not sufficient players registered to make a second team, any additional players over the capped number of 9 will receive a refund.
*Team Nikos will form “combo” teams of two consecutive grade levels (e.g. 3rd/4th grade, 6th/7th grade, etc.), as needed and/or appropriate, in order to form a team of at least 8 players to attend an OWT. In this case, the combo team will customarily play in the upper grade division level, but it is not guaranteed.
For players who cannot play on Sundays due to religious observance or other players who can only commit to 1 day, your registration will be accepted on an “on hold” basis until we are able to confirm that a sufficient number of other players are registered who are able to commit to playing both days. Please be sure to note any special circumstances or information in the “notes” section of your online registration.
To register for upcoming OWT’s, please CLICK HERE. Note – this form is for exclusive use by Team Nikos currently registered club players only, and is therefore password protected. OWT information for the current month, including the password for the registration page, is emailed to all Team Nikos club families when OWT registration officially opens for that month. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and/or need additional information.