Recreational Leagues

FAS Recreational Leagues offer both boys and girls in grades K-12th an overall basketball experience in a fun and friendly environment where each and every player has equal playing time.  Both new and experienced players are welcome.

For those in Kindergarten and 1st grade, we provide a Rookies program that stresses skills and FUNdamentals of the game.

For those in 2nd through 8th grade, we provide a Divisions program that stresses teamwork and comradery with weekly practices and games.

For those in 9th through 12th grade, we provide an outlet for leisure play or as a conduit to high school teams.

WINTER

November thru February

Rookies: K-1st
(9 sessions)

Divisions: 2nd - 8th
(8-10 Games)

BYT: 2nd - 8th
(8-10 Games)

High School: 9th - 12th
(8-10 Games)

Sundays after 11:00 am

Info/Register

SPRING

April thru May

Rookies: K-1st
(9 sessions)

Divisions: 2nd - 8th
(5-7 Games)

BYT: 2nd - 8th
(5-7 Games)

Sundays after 12 noon

Registration Opens in February

SUMMER

June thru July

Rookies: K-1st
(9 sessions)

Divisions: 2nd - 8th
(8-10 Games)

BYT: 2nd - 8th
(8-10 Games)

High School: 9th - 12th
(8-10 Games)

Sundays after 12 noon

Registration Opens in April

FALL

September thru October

Rookies: K-1st
(9 sessions)

Divisions: 2nd - 8th
(5-7 Games)

BYT: 2nd - 8th

Sundays after 12 noon

Registration Opens in July

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Q:  What is the difference between Recreational Leagues and Elite Club?

A:  Recreational Leagues are the traditional league play where each player gets equal playing time.  Teams usually practice once or twice per week and are balanced with a mix of beginning, intermediate and advanced players.

The Elite Club provides a higher, more competitive level of play, designed to prepare boys and girls in the 4th through 8th grade for high school competition. Teams primarily consist of advanced caliber players and travel to play against other top-level Southern California teams.  For more information on Elite Club, please click here.

 

Q:  What are the grade levels/divisions?

A:

  • Rookie:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

  • Division 1 (Co-Ed):

2nd Grade

  • Division 2 (Boys and Girls):

3rd and 4th Grade

  • Division 3 (Boys and Girls):

5th and 6th Grade

  • Division 4 (Boys and Girls):

7th and 8th Grade

  • High School (Co-Ed):

9th through 12th Grade

 

Q:  Can my child play up a division? 

A:  In rare instances, a player will be allowed to play up a division. 

 

Q:  Can my child play down a division?

A:  Unless there is a safety issue involved, no player will be allowed to play down a division.    

 

Q:  What are the ball sizes for each division?

A: 

  • Rookie:

25.5”

  • Division 1 (Co-Ed):

27.5”

  • Division 2 (Boys and Girls):

27.5”

  • Division 3 (Boys and Girls):

28.5”

  • Division 4 (Boys):

29.5”

  • Division 4 (Girls):

28.5”

  • High School (Co-Ed):

29.5”

 

Q: Do I need to purchase a FAS basketball?

A:  No, however it is recommended as the game ball is a FAS basketball.

 

Q:  What are the hoop heights for each division?

A:  All divisions play at 10 feet except for Rookie which play at 8 feet.

 

Q: Why are there evaluations?

A:  Player Evaluations are essential to our goal of creating equally talented and balanced teams. To achieve this goal, the evaluations are mandatory for players in grades 2nd-12th. The evaluations are not tryouts, as all registered players will be assigned to a team regardless of their ability.

 

Q: What if my child cannot attend the main evaluation day?

A:  Under certain circumstances, if your player cannot attend the main evaluation day, a make-up evaluation day may be arranged but is not guaranteed.  You must contact us 2 weeks prior to the main evaluation day if your player cannot attend the main evaluation day.

 

Q:  How will the teams be formed?

A:  During Player Evaluations, players are ranked based on their skill within their division. Team Coaches then select the players to be on their team during the draft process with an emphasis on team balance. 

 

Q:  How many players are on a team?

A:  Depending on the season and the number of registered players, there can be a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 10 players per team.

 

Q:  When will I know what team we're on?

A:  Usually about 1 week after player evaluations, the Team Coaches leave the draft process with contact information for all the players. They will notify families as soon as their schedules permit.

 

Q:  Can I guarantee that my child will play on a specific team or with a specific buddy?

A:  While you can request to be on the same team at Player Evaluations, the only "freeze" we allow is for the Team and Assistant Coach's child(ren).  Siblings in the same Division will be placed on the same team.  Our primary goal is to have balanced teams in each Division. Often Team Coaches will work together during the draft process to get friends or players they may have coached from previous seasons, but there are no guarantees. Again, our primary mission is to have evenly matched teams determined by a fair draft process. 

 

Q:  Who coaches the teams?

A:  Team and Assistant Coaches are volunteers, mostly parents. In some cases, an individual with no children may be interested in coaching a team.  In either case, each coach is required to fill out an application and go through an interview with FAS management.  All Team and Assistant Coaches (including BYT coaches) are required to submit to a background check and other mandatory certification/ training.

 

Q:  What is BYT (Bring Your Team)?

A:  BYT is a separate league whereby the coach and team have already been formed and are coming to play for the season.  BYT teams play against other BYT teams and usually do not play against the Divisions team.  BYT teams can NOT recruit players from the Divisions league to play on their team.  This would disqualify the BYT team from current and future participation in any FAS events.

 

Q:  How does registration work for BYT (Bring Your Team)?

A:  The BYT coach must first register the team BYT team.  Once that is complete, the BYT player can select the associated BYT team.  Each player registers separately as individuals under the BYT registration.  Each coach and player must have a current and valid membership to register. For more information, contact info@fastactionsports.org.


Q:  When does the season start and end?

A:  Information for each season is posted on the website at the time of registration and during the season.

 

Q:  When are practices held and how often?

A:  Practice day(s) and time(s) are determined by individual Team Coach(es) but are normally Mondays to Fridays any time between 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturdays 12 noon to 5:00 pm.  The Team Coach(es) can choose to practice up to two times per week with some of the younger teams practicing only once per week.

 

Q:  Where are practices held?

A:  It is up to the individual team and Team Coach to decide where practices are held.  To alleviate the stress of trying to find a nearby indoor gym, FAS has contacted local schools to reserve indoor gym times.  Gyms are available on a first come, first serve basis and are usually within a few miles of the player’s home address.  Click here for a list of local gyms.  Hourly rental rates are assessed but are usually better than what the individual team can obtain for themselves.  Rental fees are paid upfront and in advance for the entire season and are non-refundable. 

 

Q: When are the games played?

A: Games are played on Sundays.

For Spring, Summer, and Fall, we may interleague with other cities, whereby games can be held on a Saturdays (very rare).  At the time of registration, the player is made aware of cities that we may interleague with for the season.


Q: Where are the games played?

A: Games are usually played at nearby gyms in the North Orange County area.  Click here for a list of gyms.

For Spring, Summer, and Fall, we may interleague with other cities, whereby games can be held at their local gyms.  At the time of registration, the player is made aware of cities that we may interleague with for the season.

 

Q: Can I read the rules for each division?

A: Yes, the rules will be posted online for each season.

 

Q: What is ALL-STARS?

A: At the end of Winter Season, players are nominated from each of the teams to try out for the ALL-STARS team(s) in each division.  The ALL-STARS team(s) then compete in an ALL-STARS tournament against other ALL-STARS teams in the Southern California region.  Participation in ALL-STARS requires additional expenses to the player but is usually reasonable.

 

Q: What is the annual membership fee?

A: The annual membership fee is mandatory to participate in any FAS events.  It is valid from September 1 of the current calendar year to August 31 of the next calendar year.  It includes insurance coverage in case of accidents and/or injuries.  Annual membership fees are non-refundable.  FAS reserves the right to refuse and/or to revoke membership to any player and/or coaches, even if payment has been made.

 

Q: What is FASPACK?

A: FASPACK is the introductory uniform/gear package required for each new member to FAS Rookie and Divisions. It includes a game uniform (jersey/shirt and short), socks, and a drawstring backpack, all of the essentials needed to get started. FASPACK is non-refundable.








Q: Can a BYT team purchase the FASPACK?

A: Yes, a BYT team can choose to purchase the FASPACK for each of its player.


Q:  When do I need to purchase a new uniform?

A:  Uniforms do not need to be purchased unless a player either moves up a division, outgrows their current uniform, or needs a replacement uniform.  Initial uniform is included in FASPACK.  All Rookie and Divisions players must wear the official uniform for their division in order to participate in any games.  NO EXCEPTIONS. 


Q:  Can I exchange my uniform?

A:  Once uniforms have been ordered, they can only be exchanged at an additional cost if the size in stock is not available.  This is due to the vendor charging for rush order as we order in bulk at the start of the season.  Uniform sizing are offered on the day of Players Evaluations and is highly recommended.  Uniforms are then ordered according to the sizes selected on the membership profile. 


Q:  Why is enrollment limited for each division?

A:  Maximum player enrollment counts are required due to the limited availability of local area gymnasiums. Once the maximum number of players is reached for a division, a wait list is started.

 

Q:  Are there any discounts available?

A:  The following discounts are available:

  • Early Bird Registration:

$15 off of the season registration fee

  • Team Coach:

25% off of the season registration fee for 1 player (Divisions 1-4 Only)

  • Assistant Team Coach:

10% off of the season registration fee for 1 player

  • Team Manager:

10% off of the season registration fee for 1 player

  • Other Volunteer Positions:

Varies

   All discounts will be processed towards the end of the season.

 

Q:  How do I volunteer?

A: During the registration process, you can select to be a volunteer.  In addition, you can also contact us via email to inform us that you wish to volunteer.

 

Q:  Are there mandatory sponsorship or fundraising required?

A:  No, FAS does not require any team sponsorship or fundraising.  However, if the team acquires a sponsor or raises funds, the funds will go back to the team to be used at their discretion.  FAS does take a small percentage of the funds to cover administrative costs.

 

Q:  What if I missed the registration deadline?

A:  If there is a spot available, we will allow a player to register late.  However, a $35 late fee will be assessed in addition to the regular registration fee.

 

Q:  What types of payment are acceptable?

A:  All major credit cards are accepted.  However, there is a 2.90% + $0.30 admin fee that the credit card vendor assesses for credit card payments.  This is the usual and customary fee charged by the credit card vendors.  Check and cash payments are accepted only at walk-in registrations.  Any returned or stopped checks will incur a $35 processing fee.

 

Q: What is the Refund Policy?

A: Because we fill up in most divisions, each player that is registered takes a spot away from another potential player.  Our refund policy is as follows:

  • Registration Fee: (Winter):

If a refund is requested prior to November 1 and approved by FAS, you will receive a refund of the amount paid minus a $35 processing fee.  Email info@FastActionSports.org to request a refund.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for the refund to process.

 

  • Registration Fee: (Spring, Summer, Fall)

No refunds.

  • Monthly Academy:

No refunds

  • Elite Club:

No refunds.

  • Annual Membership:

No refunds.

  • FASPACK:

No refunds.

  • Apparel:

No refunds.

  • Basketball/Other:

No refunds.

 

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