Oregon National Guard Hoopla is the premier 3-on-3 street basketball event in Oregon, and it is believed to be the 2nd largest event of its kind in the United States. The 19th edition of ONG Hoopla will be held August 4th & 5th in 2017, and upwards of 1,000 teams, 4,000 participants, 900 volunteers and thousands of spectators are anticipated.
Participants young and old, male and female, and of all skill levels compete in the shadows of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem. Some play in one favorite division, others play on multiple teams in several divisions, enhancing their HATER (Hoopa All-Time Efficiency Rating).
Friends, family, fun, and ball. It's all good. Most importantly, over the years ONG Hoopla has generated more than $450,000 for local youth-oriented activity groups and other charities.
We hope you will join us at the grand-daddy of all Oregon 3-on-3 events this August! REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MAY 1st!
ONG Hoopla's registration deadline will be Thursday, July 14 at midnight.
You bet! Some of our more die-hard Hoopla players play on 3, 4 or more teams. A player can only play on one team in any one division, but playing on teams in different divisions is allowed.
At Hoopla, the winners, runners-up and third place teams all get prizes.
In addition, ONG Hoopla XVIII is awarding $5,250 in prize money purses to a few select elite adult divisions, as follows:
$1,000 - Oregon National Guard Men's Open Division
$1,000 - Oregon National Guard Women's Open Division
$1,000 - Cascade Warehouse Men's 6'U D1 Division
$500 - 6'2U D1 Division
$600 - Men's D2 Division
$400 - Men's D3 Division
$500 - R&R General Contractors Family Competitive Division
$250 - Country Financial Wheelchair Division
Beyond all of that, Hoopla contest winners are awarded various prizes.
And, last but not least, the winners of the four (4) USA Basketball 3x3 Qualifying Tournament Divisions at ONG Hoopla XVIII all will get the big prize of earning the right to go to Colorado Springs to compete in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments.
ONG Hoopla's divisions are broken down by age and competitive desire, not grade or by other means. So, for ONG Hoopla's youth divisions, teams should sign up according to their players' ages on 6/1/16. To play in the 10U Girls Division, for examples, ALL players on a team must be 10 or less on 6/1/16.
Teams can choose whether they want to play Competitive, designed for more advanced teams and greater competition, or Recreational, designed more for having fun and a great experience, divisions. ONG Hoopla does not change or move teams; these choices are purely up to the teams involved in the event.
Oregon National Guard Hoopla has developed a HATER (Hoopla All-Time Efficiency Rating) list, with points awarded for team success in the event. This prestigious list recognizes all ONG Hoopla players who ever played on teams that finished first or second in tournament play and ranks them based on those achievements.
The process of unveiling the ONG Hoopla HATER list will commence on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Saturday Schedules for ONG Hoopla will be posted online by 5:00pm on Thursday before the tournament.
Sunday brackets will be posted by or about 10:00pm Saturday night.