History and Mission
In 2002, the Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Regional AAU Basketball Club merged through the election of a single Board of Directors. Under the Hoopfest Banner, Spokane AAU Basketball provides the area's premier competitive League for 4th - 8th grade boys and girls. The goal of the Spokane Hoopfest Association is to create basketball experiences that celebrate athleticism, fair play, good sportsmanship and community involvement. Now known as Spokane Hoops Elite Basketball League (EBL), our organization develops, fosters, and regulates its programs under national Amateur Athletic union rules.
Spokane Hoops Association is a Washington nonprofit corporation and tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information about Spokane Hoopfest, visit www.spokanehoopfest.net.
Spokane Hoops EBL (formerly Spokane AAU) operates as a competitive youth 5-on-5 basketball league for youth in grades four through eight. Separate conferences exist for boys and girls; there are no co-ed teams. All participants in the League, including all players and coaches, must have a current AAU Card. Teams are formed by coaches selecting their own players and submitting their Registration Packet by the designated deadline. Registration deadline is mid-September and teams are accepted into the League on a space available basis. By submitting an Intent Packet and deposit, a team may secure a spot in their division in the League. Participation is not guaranteed until a completed Registration packet, including remaining balance payment, is received by the League Office by the designated deadline. The League Office does assist individuals attempting to find a team by placing them on an interested players list. Coaches needing additional players may contact the League Office for the interested player list. Coaches will contact interested players directly; it is not the responsibility of the League Office to place players on teams.
Each team participating within the League season is guaranteed twelve scheduled games, including an end of the season tournament culminating with "Championship Sunday". The League operates from early November through mid-February.
Thank you to the Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) for awarding funding to Spokane AAU Regional Basketball Club and making it possible to promote our program even farther outside of our area in hopes to bring even more great teams and competition to our Regional tournaments.