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Pick to Play

Pick to Play Uniform Policy: All players in the Pick to Play program will be required to own a Blue PortlandBasketball.com Pick to Play uniform. By signing up for a Pick to Play game you agree to abide by this policy.

To purchase: Jerseys are $20. Ask the referee at your Pick to Play game. The referee will hand you a jersey of your size preference and the referee will write down your name. Your credit card will be hit the following morning by the PortlandBasketball.com office.

Why do I have to buy a jersey? Pick to Play players must follow the uniform rules just like the rest of the league. Pick to Play teams are treated as real teams.

Should I buy a second jersey? If you play more than once a week we recommend that you pick up a second jersey. This will help reduce the amount of laundry you have to do. To help players who play more than once a week, a second jersey will only cost $15. Players who forget their jersey will have to purchase a new one.

9 things you should know about Pick to Play


Costs and Cancellation Policy

Regular league players pay $11.50 per game (based on 6 players); as you can see below- your Pick to Play prices range from HALF ($5.75) to the normal $11.50 per game

A cancellation (text 503-597-8819) that occur with 3 hours 59 minutes or less, there will be no refund (for a variety of reasons)

A cancellation that occur with 4 hours or more notice- there is a full refund (that being said, please do not cancel as the teams only run with 6 players)

About Pick to Play & Rules for Players


Sunday

Sunday - January 22nd

5:40 PM - Columbia Christian School- 9100 East Burnside - Any Skill level welcome- 6 players maximum so tons of playing time - $11.5

League game with 2 referees. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one- at the gym from the lead referee. The opponent is a upper skill level team from the Tuesday league Hateful 8.
Jakob KnightlyAaron Breaux Cameron CorneliusJeff Roth Ref
Isaac SchildPaul Yih

Monday

Monday - January 23rd

9:25 PM - Beaverton Hoop YMCA- Westside Shooters womens team needs 3 players- DISCOUNTED BY THREE BUCKS BC OF LATE TIME - $8.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring a black shirt and a white shirt or purchase one from the lead official- at the gym. The opponent is an average skill level WOMENS team from the Monday League.
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8:30 PM - Beaverton Hoop YMCA court #2- any skill level welcome in this game - DISCOUNTED GAME - $9.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- referee Ken Vaughn- ask for him when you get to the gym. The opponent is an upper level B skill level team from the Monday League.
Eldyn TarbushCameron Cornelius Aaron Breaux
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9:25 PM - Beaverton Hoop YMCA court #1- this is an UPPER SKILL LEVEL team -THIS GAME IS HALF PRICE TONIGHT - $5.75

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- referee Ken Vaughn- ask for him when you get to the gym. The opponent is an upper level B skill level team from the Monday League.
Cameron CorneliusAaron Breaux available
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Tuesday

Tuesday - January 24th

6:40 PM - Columbia Christian School- 9100 East Burnside TWO BUCKS OFF TUESDAY- upper skill level- 6 players maximum so tons of playing time - $9.5

League game with 2 referees. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one- at the gym from the lead referee. The oppponent is a upper skill level team from the Tuesday league Hateful 8.
Isaiah Chambers Aaron Breaux Allen HeckardJakob Knightly
Marcus Penhale

Wednesday

Wednesday - January 25th

7:10 PM - Vancouver Discovery Middle School- any skill level welcome in this game - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- the lead official at the gym. The opponent is an average skill level team from the Wednesday League.
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9:00 PM - Vancouver - Discovery Middle School- upper skill level game- only 2 miles past the bridge into Vancouver - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- the lead official at the gym. The opponent is a B to C skill level team from the Wednesday League.
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8:30 PM - PENDING LOCATION - Team Landsharks needs 1 player every week (starting 2/1 need 2 players) - any skill level welcome in this game - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- the lead official at the gym. The opponent is an average skill level team from the Wednesday League.

8:30 PM - Beaverton Hoop YMCA court #6- any skill level welcome in this game - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. PicktoPlay team only runs with 6 players- so you get tons of playing time. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- the lead official at the gym. The opponent is an average skill level team from the Wednesday League.
Canaan HigaCanaan Higa 2Joshua HiattAlden Ho
William StrahlMatthew Kivel

9:25 PM - Beaverton Hoop YMCA court #5- team named THE DECLINE needs 4 players - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. Bring a black shirt and a white shirt so you can fit in with the Decline. The opponent is an average to upper skill level team from the Wednesday Intel League.
Aaron Breaux Eldyn Tarbush available

9:25 PM - Mt Scott Community Center- 5530 SE 72nd Avenue Portland 97206- any skill level welcome-six players maximum so tons of playing time - $11.5

League game with 2 referees. You will be playing with a team called Eastside Masters House Team but any age welcome to sign up today. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one- at the gym from the lead referee. The oppponent is a team from the Wednesday league.
Joseph Sciacca 2Richard Widmayer Isaiah Chambers Jakob Knightly
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Thursday

Thursday - January 26th

8:50 PM - The Courts (in Beaverton) court #2- a team named THE DECLINE needs 1 player - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. Teams run with six players- you will be one of six players. Bring a black shirt and a white shirt so you can fit in with the Decline. The opponent is an average skill level team from the Thursday League.
Allen Heckard

Friday

Friday - January 27th

6:00 PM - Hillside Community Center- ZERO REFEREE GAME- 54 MINUTES- any skill level welcome - $5.75

54 MINUTE GAME- WITH ZERO REFEREES- BUT WE A JUMP BALL- WE DO KEEP SCORE- A GREAT WORKOUT. This program will be 12-players maximum to give you a ton of playing time. You will play two halves of 27 minutes each- constant basketball!. Call your own fouls- NO REFS so this means that only peaceful and recreational players are allowed in this program. Bring BLACK/WHITE Jersey or buy one at the site for 15 dollars. Players who cannot play in the ZERO REF GAME- wanting to argue calls, making too many soft calls, playing too rough or playing unsafe, displaying anger or frustration with opponent.
Jj Peterson Og SupervisorLouis Penn Og SupervisorUriah HillEric Biewener Prepaid Game
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7:10 PM - Hillside Community Center- LEAGUE GAME VS AZTECAS- C LEVEL TEAM- 6 players max so tons of playing time - $11.5

Regular league game with 2 referees. Bring your blue-black picktoplay uniform or purchase one from- the lead official at the gym. The opponent is a c level team from the Friday league called LeadPoint Aztecas.
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Saturday

Saturday - January 28th

8:15 AM - Columbia Christian School- Try out the new ZERO REFEREE 54 MINUTE GAME- just 1 sub per team so you get lots of playing time- any skill level welcome - $3.75

The ZERO REFEREE game is call your own- but we jump it off to start- we keep score- just like a league game but with no referees. This program will be 6-players maximum to give you a ton of playing time. All zero-ref games are 54 minutes EXCEPT this 815am game which is 44 minutes of playing time. Call your own fouls- No referees- so this means that only peaceful and recreational players are allowed in this program. Bring BLACK/WHITE Jersey or buy one at the site for 15 dollars. Players in THIS type of game- please do not do the following- argue calls, make soft calls, play rough or play unsafe, display anger or frustration with opponent.

9:00 AM - Columbia Christian School- Try out the new ZERO REFEREE 54 MINUTE GAME- just 1 sub per team so you get lots of playing time- any skill level welcome - $5.75

The ZERO REFEREE game is call your own- but we jump it off to start- we keep score- just like a league game but with no referees. This program will be 6-players maximum to give you a ton of playing time. You will play two halves of 27 minutes each. Call your own fouls- No referees- so this means that only peaceful and recreational players are allowed in this program. Bring BLACK/WHITE Jersey or buy one at the site for 15 dollars. Players in THIS type of game- please do not do the following- argue calls, make soft calls, play rough or play unsafe, display anger or frustration with opponent.
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9:55 AM - Columbia Christian School- Try out the new ZERO REFEREE 54 MINUTE GAME- just 1 sub per team so you get lots of playing time- any skill level welcome - $5.75

The ZERO REFEREE game is call your own- but we jump it off to start- we keep score- just like a league game but with no referees. This program will be 6-players maximum to give you a ton of playing time. You will play two halves of 27 minutes each. Call your own fouls- No referees- so this means that only peaceful and recreational players are allowed in this program. Bring BLACK/WHITE Jersey or buy one at the site for 15 dollars. Players in THIS type of game- please do not do the following- argue calls, make soft calls, play rough or play unsafe, display anger or frustration with opponent.
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10:55 AM - Columbia Christian School- regular two referee league games against PDX Ballers- any skill level welcome - $11.5

C level game.. Bring a black shirt and a white shirt. Six players maximum. This is a regular league game.
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Register For Pick to Play

Call or Text Jennifer (cell) 503-597-8819 to register




About Pick to Play

About the different prices

Every game we run is a league style game (50 to 54 minutes with 2 referees). Cost is $10 for games on Sunday- Thursdays (occasionally we will list a cheaper game) but on Fridays and Saturdays- games cost only $7.

Why was the Pick-to-Play program created by PortlandBasketball.com?

Pick to Play was created so that players who only have themselves or one or two buddies - can still play in our league. Pick to Play was created -also- so that league players (already on teams) going 1 time per week could jump in a 2nd run per week. And Pick-to-Play was created because owner Mikal Duilio now has 4 children and he had to find odd pockets of time to play. Many players due to work or family cannot be consistent- with the same team/time per week so Pick-to-Play works great for those players.

How does Pick to Play work? How do I register- get signed up?

Find a time that works for you from the above 7 days worth of options; submit your name in the game slot - and show up ready to play. The lead referee will provide uniforms, the lead referee is your team captain- and that lead referee will substitute players in and out of the game equally. BUT IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS- your very first time- you have to text 503-597-8819 Jennifer- saying you want to register (I will text you back a one time registration process)... if you need to call, feel free to call but the text (that I send to you) works great in explaining this one time only registration process.

How do you pay?

Payment is by credit card or debit card only. You only pay for your first game, after that one time process, all other games are 'automatically' charged to your credit card, or debit card (you do not have to go in and pay each time, all you do for your 2nd game forward is simply get your name entered on the game slot of your choice. As for that first time payment, that one-time payment- you will pay on the main page of the PortlandBasketball.com website where it says 'Make Payment'; then once you have your payment information submitted, Jennifer Kadell will text you saying that indeed- you are registered/in and now you can sign up on your own for any game, any day you want (restated: you do not have to submit payment each time, rather, whatever you signed up for gets deducted from your credit/debit card every game night). Your credit/debit card numbers are secure as we use a service called Authorize.net. Once you are committed to a game, you will be charged unless you cancel with 4 hours (or more) of notice (text 503-597-8819 to cancel).

How to cancel and whether you still have to pay

Cancellation policy: Text cancellation to 503-597-8819 with 4-hours notice or more - we can pull your name and not charge you. Anything 4-hours or less- we have to charge. There are 5 reason for this including 1. our profit is 16% meaning one player 2. You may end up stranding the team with 5 players which is not good for the team, nor the opponent... and 3. Our program is flexible 'as is' (if your on a team you pay 70 and typically miss 2 games, with PicktoPlay you only pay for games you want in so paying for a game you cancel wih 3 hours 59 minutes or less is normal/better than league players get.)

Rule #1 for players-is about ball-hogging

A rule we have for players in terms of ball-hogging (which we do not see that often luckily)- is this one rule: you can dribble a lot OR you can shoot a lot...but where we draw the line is this- you cannot do BOTH (restated- you are not allowed to be both the extreme dribbler AND the extreme shooter). Restated yet one more time- with Pick-to-Play - if you dribble up the entire court, you will need to pass the ball to a shooter because it is not fun/normal/acceptable to both dribble the entire court AND end up being the same person to shoot the ball.

Rule #2 for players-is about getting frustrated

Scenario: A player on your team takes a terrible shot; your response: we ask you to try not to drop your head and get frustrated- because that leads to 'not getting back on defense' (and that- will make the game worse)- so we ask that you hustle back on a bad shot and at least you will get a workout (running hard- getting a cardio- is why we are here). What we try to do as a league : 1) our lead referee is the team captain who will make an effort to help 'coach' in these scenarios. 2) our referees will text in problem players to us- so we will be on this situation, your role is to maybe say nothing or limit yourself to saying one thing to the player or lead referee but move on to 'getting your cardio'. This type of player usually stops playing like this naturally or within a short time and if not, we will figure it out. 3) You can always text us after the game as well so we are aware of the situation. If we hear the same thing about the same player, we will usually talk to them, its usually an easy fix (see our rule about how players can dribble a lot... or shoot a lot but players in PicktoPlay are not allowed to do both, strangely enough, that rule when communicated, cleans up most irritating play.

Why should you play 'Pick to Play'?

If you are by yourself - and/or if its just you and a buddy, you can sign up and play - same day- even tonight!

What is the quality of the Pick-to-Play games?

The actual basketball court, uniforms and the playing time are all A plus. 80% of games go great, 20% go average (you will at least get a solid cardio and a full body workout- that is your worse case if you hustle up and down the court). If you had your own team the % of good games often is more like 90% so Pick-to-Play is not as good as having your own official team but - its pretty close. Most players choose Pick-to-Play because their commitment is 1-game at a time and they can play any day- 360 days per year; players can grab a buddy and play, play alone- some players grab 2-3-4 players and over time meet new players, try out new friends/players as they 'use' Pick-to-Play to build a real team. Use Pick-to-Play however you need Pick-to-Play. Think of it as 'on-demand' basketball games for individuals.

 

Players- Update your cell phone # with us- we only notify you of changes by text; any questions at all- on any topic- text Mikal Duilio at 503-380-4539.