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About Agape Hoops
Welcome to the home of Agape Hoops.
Agape Hoops is a full basketball production company. We specialize in creating and managing USSSA sanctioned youth basketball tournaments, youth club teams, basketball leagues, and coordinating camps and clinics. Agape Hoops has year round basketball events and programs providing opportunities for student athletes as young as three all the way through High School.
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We will also continue with programs that focus on Character Development and will allow our coaches to use this game as a tool to teach the important lessons that will translate to success off of the court in every day life.
Agape Hoops Tournaments This Week
3/6-3/8 | March Basketball Mania Kickoff | Lawrence Sports Pavilion, Lawrence, KS
$255 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – HS | Div I/II/III | 5GG Shootout
3/7 | March Mayhem Jamboree | KC Sports Lodge / Blue Springs Schools
$125 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – HS | Div I/II/III | 2GG Jamboree
Agape Hoops Tournaments Next Week
3/13-3/15 | Hoops Madness in March Shootout | Grain Valley Schools
$185 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – HS | Div I/II/III | 3GG Shootout
3/13-3/15 | Mix-up the Madness | Okun Fieldhouse
$200 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – HS | Div I/II/III | 4GG Shootout
3/14 | KC PAL Invitational Jamboree | KC PAL Facility, KCMO
$125 | Boys | 5th – 8th | Div I/II/III | 2GG Jamboree
Agape Hoops Tournaments Last Week
2/27-3/1 | USSSA Midwest State – D1/D2 Boys | Okun FH/New Century FH
$260 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – 8th | Div I/II/III | 4GG Shootout
2/28-3/1 | Snowflake Shootout | KC Sports Lodge/Blue Springs Schools
$185 | Boys & Girls | 2nd – 8th | Div I/II/III | 3GG Shootout
2/28 | KC PAL Invitational Jamboree | KC PAL Facility, KCMO
$125 | Boys | 5th – 8th | Div I/II/III | 2GG Jamboree
Quick Updates for Agape Hoops Leagues
Today’s League Schedules
Agape Hoops League Schedules
A Message From MoKan Referee
As the transition of basketball officiating continues, we will see more and more confusion before it gets completely consistent. The collegiate level is still working for certain level of consistency. And as we should all be aware, the high school level is where it is received lastly followed by the recreation level officials where parents are coaches and officials are doing their best.
We must remember that during the basketball season itself, the overall quality of officiating in youth tournaments suffers because your better officials are usually working at least the high school level. The philosophies utilized by FIBA are very different so I think it would be very tough to ask your recreation official to implement these type philosophies into their games especially the cylinder philosophy.
As MoKanRef has worked consistently to train and develop officials, we are victims of our own success. We continue to recruit with the growth of tournaments and would welcome the coaches that are interested in stepping across the lines. We have some that have already made that step and have mentioned that it definitely helps when they are coaching. We have a large number of our officials that now are able to work at the high school level in both Kansas and Missouri as well collegiately. These officials do not have the availability that they used to have during the regular season.
With this being said of, I agree that a short captains meeting may benefit the communication within the games and it’s something we can easily transition into as well as reinforcement on Rhythm Speed Balance Quickness (RSBQ) and its affect on the players. Our number one goal should continue to be player safety.
I think it would benefit all, if the coaches were given an opportunity to have a meeting with the assignors to discuss concerns and at that point be allowed to be engaged in some teaching points so that they have a better understanding of the rules themselves. We will definitely be sending some information out to our officials and continue to “round” to make sure we protect our players and this game we love.
Once we have established our spring clinic dates, we would encourage all coaches and parents to come out and take the challenge of officiating with some of our veteran officials. In additional, we will be having a Q & A session for anyone that might have question regarding why we do or do not make certain calls and how officials manage games. As officials, this would also provide us with more insight into the minds of coaches.
This session would be priceless!
Mo Kan Ref Administration
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816-908-9935 ext 1
- Coaches wanted for expanding Club programs. Call Rodney or Stephen at 816-908-9934 for teams located in Missouri, Call Kay at 913-617-8698 for teams located in Overland Park, KS. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is where you will find the latest news for basketball around the KC Metro.
NEW Rising Star Showcase
The Rising Stars Showcase is a new feature to our USSSA Basketball League. It’s an opportunity for players to be nominated to play in a special 1 day end of season Showcase Event with a team comprised of players from each age division for each league session. Coaches and players for these teams will be selected based on nominations from opposing coaches in the league. Details on the nomination process will be released during the first week of league play.
The Agape Basketball Academy will be hosting many camps and clinics.. Many of these are now listed on our camps/clinics schedule page, with many more to come.
For more information on our ABA Camps/Clinics:
Feel free to contact Rodney Gilyard at email@example.com for additional information or call our offices at (816) 908-9934
USSSA Sanctioned Leagues!
Our Leagues are now USSSA sanctioned! Results of our leagues will be posted on USSSA.com
- League Sessions
- Independence @ KC Sports Lodge and SAC
Agape Hoops Special Events:
USSSA State Tournaments:
This year Agape Hoops will be hosting a qualifying event for the USSSA Midwest State Championship Tournaments. The qualifying event is the USSSA Midwest State Qualifier. This will be for Missouri teams, Kansas teams and any out of state teams. The Division Champions from the qualifying event will receive FREE entry into the USSSA Midwest State Championship Tournament. The Midwest State Championship will be a 4 Game Guarantee format this year. All teams must have verified rosters that will be frozen for the Midwest State Qualifier through the Midwest State Championship.
- USSSA Midwest State Qualifier Jan. 23rd-25th
- USSSA Midwest State Champ – Girls & D3 Boys Feb. 20th-22nd
- USSSA Midwest State Champ – Boys D1 & D2 Feb. 27th-29th
- MO/KAN State Championships May 1st-3rd
March Basketball Mania 2015
To celebrate the excitement of the March college basketball tournament, Agape Hoops will kick off March Basketball Mania. Agape Hoops USSSA tournaments the entire month of March will be tied together to culminate in the March Mania Championship with a true “Double Elimination” Bracket Format. We will also highlight All-Star teams selected from teams that participate in Agape Hoops tournaments during the month of March.
Features of March Basketball Mania
- March Basketball Mania Kick-Off Event
- March 6th-8th
- Held at the NEW Lawrence Sports Pavilion
- 5 Game Guarantee Format
- Division Champs receive FREE entry into March Mania Championship
- March Mania Championship Qualifiers
- All Agape Hoops Tournaments in March will be qualifiers for the March Mania Championship Event
- March Mania Championship Event
- Showcase Championship Games
- All-Star Team Games
Contact Agape Hoops
Agape Hoops Productions
19310 E. 50th Terrace, Suite D
Independence, MO 64055
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