Every type of player is welcome at Alaska Hoopfest!
Alaska Hoopfest 2012 will take place July 21st and 22nd on the streets of downtown Anchorage! 4th Avenue, between C Street and G Street will be shutdown for this annual basketball extravaganza.
Alaska Hoopfest is made for every kind of hooper there is: short, tall, college standout, rec league champion, intramural player, gym rat, YMCA participant. Hey, even if you haven't touched a ball in years, if you want to play, we want you to play. Our youngest players must be entering the third grade during the fall of 2012. After that, it's anyone's game.
The Adult Men’s and Women’s Elite Divisions of Alaska Hoopfest may represent a small fraction of our teams, but shine as arguably the most competitive ball in Alaska. It often features former CBA, ABA and European professionals, college superstars, and more than a few playground legends.
Alaska Hoopfest encourages all collegiate athletes to check with their Athletic Directors prior to participating in Alaska Hoopfest. As prizes are given to the winners of each bracket, Alaska Hoopfest is not an NCAA certified event.
But regardless of your division, age, or skill level, we ask that you, your team, and your fans adhere to the basic philosophy around which the spirit of Alaska Hoopfest is built.
Hoopfest Code of Conduct
Athletics are a valuable way to enhance a person's physical, intellectual and emotional well-being. Athletics offer an outlet for individuals to exert positive energy in an environment that is both fun and competitive. We invite you to play hard and play fair; to enjoy the game, regardless of the end result; to try your best and be proud of your efforts; to appreciate your teammates and opponents and their performances; and to recognize that court monitors and other volunteers are giving their best so you may enjoy your basketball experience. Athletics can produce a winning feeling in all of us.
Winning is a state of mind–but you can also get the shirt.
Awards are given to teams that take first place (Champions) and second place (Finalists) in each bracket, as well as to teams winning the consolation bracket. At the conclusion of the final game of each bracket, the Court Monitor will give awards forms to the Champions and the Finalists. The Champions must then deliver the final scoresheet to the Hoopfest Master Scoreboard located in Peratrovich Park before proceeding to the Hoopfest Awards Table. (This procedure must also be followed by the consolation bracket winners.) The Finalists may go straight to the Awards Table to claim their prizes.
All players on these teams will receive award T-Shirts clearly indicating their status as icons on the mantel of Alaska Hoopfest history. Coveted by many but worn by a few, Alaska Hoopfest award T-shirts will be known to make grown men cry and little children sing like birds.
These awards are really cool, so play hard. But remember, every player who demonstrates good sportsmanship is a winner. Alaska Hoopfest officials love to see teams playing well together, and we thoroughly believe in fairness, fun and following the rules.