FAQs

Can we just pay at the first game?

No. Everything is done by CC or Debit via the website, we do not take cash or checks at any site.

 

Do we need jerseys?

Yes.  Same color, same material, and a number. We sell jerseys at cost.  You choose your size, color and text 503-380-4539 and you can pick these up same day.

 

My team missed the league start date.  Can we still get in?

Yes. You can pay the exact pro-rated cost of 1 less game- no problem (team fee/8 games gives you a per-game-cost so if you are joining and there are only 5 games left (example)- its easy for you/us to create a 5-game season for you with that cost being 5/8th's of the team fee).

 

How do playoffs work?

To read about playoffs- click on the day you are playing and then click on a tab called Playoffs and its all explained there.

 

Where do I find out the time and location of my games?

Important to note that no one calls you and no one emails you, the only way to find out your game time is to click on the actual day you are playing (the schedule is right there). Restated for new teams- you register and pay and still- no one calls you- so remember to find your game time on the web!

  

Are the games always in the same gym?

No. You can tell us where you are from in the registration process and we will try to get you as many home games as we can but all teams play away games. Teams will be traveling to play you, so it is only fair for you to travel to play them. With that being said, we would never send a team from Vancouver to play in Wilsonville and if you ever get a travel like that- text us, we can adjust the schedule and fix that.

If you are new to the league-you might want to discuss our travel policy to your players. Travel brings 2 important things to your team:

1) Travel brings teams from all over the PDX metro to you; teams come to you from as far north as Vancouver, from as far south as Wilsonville, from as far west as Hillsboro and from as far east as Sandy; but as teams come to you- you also must go toward them (you are part of a 'give & take situation'). Becuase of travel- you have VARIETY (different opponents). You would NOT have variety without this being a metro-wide league involving travel.

2) Travel is what allows for more teams to play in one league- and the more teams in a league- the better the matchups as we can break those teams into separate skill levels... this means that 'travel' is how you get PARITY (close games/better matchups). You would NOT have good matchups without travel.

Conclusion: your team will benefit from the ecosystem of a metro-wide league with travel. This said, how much travel can a team expect? Answer- 84 miles. When you register, you will let us know the average location of your players; we schedule your team 8 games and our goal is that you are at 84 miles (or less) for the full season.

Should your team really detest travel altogether- these two league choices have significantly less travel:

Friday or Saturday league 100% of the games on these days- are at one site- Columbia Christian School - 9100 East Burnside PortlandOregon

Tuesday league 50% of the games are at Hillside Community Center (653 NW Culpepper Terrace Portland). The other 50% of the games are at Columbia Christian School (9100 East Burnside Portland Oregon)- so perhaps if you are an inner Portland team- you might choose to play on tuesdays.

 

Teams Will Travel

This is a complete description of how travel works for you - if you are in the popular Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday leagues... Travel is a bit different if you join Tuesday-Friday or Saturday

 

Various Game Times

Teams in the Monday-Thursday leagues have to be able to play between 6pm and 940pm (tip-off times). Its important to understand this concept- via this video. If you play on Fridays or Saturdays or Sundays- the times are different- feel free to text to ask about those game times (much less extreme on those three days).

Technical Foul

What constitutes a technical foul

About Pick To Play

The program called PicktoPlay in Portland is the same program called Hoops on Demand in Seattle. This video explains how it works for you- the individual player and how your commitment is 1 game (at a time).

Uniform Rule

Our uniform rule is very important to us. It makes a lot of sense to us- and we ask that you can respect this rule.

Coed League

CoEd league- has two divisions and they rarely if ever play each other. The recreational division of CoED is a big skill difference from the CoEd Competitive team. CoEd competitive teams play each other and mens teams.

Masters Program

Masters players are those age 40 and above. PortlandBasketball.com offers five different products for players age 40 and above

Opportunities for Women

Women can play on a team in the women's league but women can also play individually in the women's league or in any of the men's individual games (30 games per week are open to individuals- spread out over 7 days and all of those 30 games are open to women). Also women can play with a team or individually in the Sunday coed league.

Friday and Saturday Leagues

The Friday league plays ALL of its games in Portland at Hillside Community Center with a few games at Columbia Christian School. The Saturday league is played at the same two gyms with most games at Columbia Christian School (9100 East Burnside in Portland).

Verticality Rule

This video is required for captains and in fact required that captains forward this video to all players on the team- bc- if players play correctly and understand the verticality concepts- injuries will go way down for players. I have found that players can understand this and once players understand verticality they become safer players.

Defining a Foul

Fouls are defined mostly by illegal position combined with contact that creates a disadvantage; this video really educates players on how this league intends to call fouls.