Welcome to Agape Hoops
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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
10/4 Oktoberfest Jamboree – New Century Fieldhouse
10/3-5 816 Shootout – Concord Cultural Center
Agape Hoops Tournaments Next Week
10/10-12 Tournament Championship Series Finale – Fieldhouse of KC
10/11 Jamboree Championship Series Finale – KC Sports Lodge
Agape Hoops Tournaments Last Week
9/28 USSSA/CBE 3on3 Showdown – CBE
9/26-28 Hardwood Challenge TCS #6 – Fieldhouse of KC
Quick Updates for Agape Hoops Leagues
Today’s League Schedules
Agape Hoops League Schedules – Independence and Fieldhouse
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
- 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
Agape Hoops BASKETBALL NEWS!
This is where you will find the latest news for basketball around the KC Metro.
NEW League 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 different geographic areas that play in the fall league. Coaches and players for these teams will be selected based on nominations from other teams and coaches in the league as well as the coach and players’ own team.
Details on the nomination process will be released during the first week of league play.
Agape Basketball Academy Camps/Clinics
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 or Kay Hawes at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or call our offices at (816) 908-9934
Agape Basketball Academy at the Fieldhouse
New USSSA Leagues!
Our Leagues are now USSSA sanctioned! Starting in the Winter I session, results of our leagues will be posted on USSSA.com
- Winter Sessions
- Independence @ KC Sports Lodge and SAC
Agape Hoops Special Events:
Every month Agape Hoops has designated “special” tournaments that have extra features for teams and fans. These special events range from an expanded USSSA State Tournament format to a Championship series, to Championship games played at the College Basketball Experience in downtown Kansas City.
USSSA State Tournaments:
We are hosting two USSSA State Tournaments in 2014 one for Kansas and one for Missouri. The culmination of those events will be the USSSA Midwest State Tournament which has traditionally drawn more than 200 teams. For teams to play in the Midwest State Tournament they must play in either the Missouri or Kansas State tournaments. We are also having a new event in the Spring; MO/KAN State Championships, this will be a big event to start the Spring/Summer season!
- USSSA MO State Jan. 31-Feb. 2nd
- USSSA KS State Feb. 7th-9th
- USSSA Midwest State Feb. 21st-23rd & Feb. 28th-March 2nd
- MO/KAN State Championships April 11th-13th
We are expanding our tournament series that is comprised of tournaments labeled as qualifiers. The winter qualifiers are linked to the Winter Championship Series Finale and the spring/summer qualifiers are linked to the Midwest Summer Regional Championship. Placing 1st or 2ndin the qualifiers will award a team either a free tournament entry or a discounted tournament entry. Other teams that participate in the qualifiers but do not place 1st or 2nd can still play in the Championships.
• Winter Championship Series Finale March 7th-9th
• Midwest Summer Regional Championship June 27th-29th
Qualifiers: 4 in winter, 2 in spring/summer
• 8th Annual Basketball Classic 12/13
• Ballin in the New Year 1/3
• Mid-Season Shoot-Around 1/18
• Winter Wonderland 2/21
• Crash the Boards Classic 5/30
• Heat’n up the Hardwood 6/13
Qualifier Benefits for Championship Series Finales:
• 1st place teams in qualifiers win FREE entry
• 2nd place teams $30 registration discount
Other Special Events through Spring 2014:
Some of these special events include championship games played at the College Basketball Experience, or donation drives that are tied to special exhibition games or privileges with Agape Hoops partners.
CBE Hall of Fame Youth Classic Nov. 15-17
MO/KS Winter Challenge Dec. 6-8th
KC Metro Winter Shoot-Out Jan. 24th-26th
USSSA MO State Jan. 31-Feb. 2nd
USSSA KS State Feb. 7th-9th
CBE Cupid Classic Feb. 17th-19th
USSSA Midwest State Feb. 28th-March 2nd
Winter Championship Finale March 7th-March 9th
NAIA Champions Weekend March 21-23rd
Mo/Kan State Championship April 11-13th
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816-908-9935 ext 1
Contact Agape Hoops
Agape Hoops Productions
19310 E. 50th Terrace, Suite D
Independence, MO 64055
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