Director | Owner | Top Notch Tournamentz
Top Notch Tournamentz is a new AAU tournament program here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We run our tournaments bi- weekly, all year round. We've sold out our last 11 events. We've only been in business for 8 months. There are quite a few tournament organizations here in the Bay Area. The Bay is diverse and it's great to have diversity in our tournament venues as well. I am also a site coordinator in a major national non- profit golf program. One that empahsizes strong core values and and empowering our youth. I've tried to incorporate those same core values into Top Notch Tournamentz. Top Notch Tournamentz is an integrity based tournament program. Our tournament director /owner is on site at every event. My goal is to make sure our players, parents and coaches enjoy the Top Notch Tournamentz experience.We hope you give us an opportunity to share my vision with you and we hope you have a great time. We'll put our teams and families first!
Age and Grade Rules and Exceptions For Top Notch Tournamentz
PLEASE take some time to read this information. The goal will be to implement this rule on January 1 , 2020.
● Open divisions for ALL Top Notch Tournamentz are grade based. Under these rules, any player who shows current proof of grade (report card, progress report, or school ID) is eligible to play for that grade level. All other divisions are age-based with two (2) grade exceptions allowed per team.
○ Example- A player playing 7th grader who shows proof that they are currently in 7th grade regardless of their birthdate is eligible to play as a grade exception.
○ However, birthdate is still relevant. For example, please note that a player who is in 8th grade could still conceivably play 13U/7th Grade division if he fits into the correct age range.
○ See age ranges below:
● 2nd Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 8 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2011 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2011 BUT is in the 2nd grade, that
player is eligible for 8U as an exception
● 3rd Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 9 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2010 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2010 BUT is in the 3rd grade, that
player is eligible for 9U as an exception
● 4th Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2009 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2009 BUT is in the 4th grade, that
player is eligible for 10U as an exception
● 5th Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2020 o Birthday Range: September 1, 2008 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2008 BUT is in the 5th grade, that player is eligible for 11U as an exception
● 6th Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2007 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2007 BUT is in the 6th grade, that
player is eligible for 12U as an exception
● 7th Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2006 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2006 BUT is in the 7th grade, that
player is eligible for 13U as an exception
● 8th Grade
o An athlete can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2020
o Birthday Range: September 1, 2005 - Present
o If a player was born before 9/1/2005 BUT is in the 8th grade, that
player is eligible for 14U as an exception
IF A TEAM IS PROTESTED OR CHALLENGED ( $150 FEE) AND COACH DOES NOT HAVE PLAYER'S DOCUMENTATION, THAT TEAM'S GAMES WILL BE FORFEITED. DIRECTOR DOES HAVE A RIGHT TO QUESTION A PLAYER ABOUT THEIR INFORMATION/ DOCUMENTS. WE SIMPLY WANT ALL OF OUR TEAMS TO COMPETE FAIRLY.
We easily average in excess of 50-60 teams per event. Our 16th straight sellout IS ALMOST HERE!
We want boys K- 8th grade and girls 4th grade- 8th grade.
CALL FOR HOLIDAT RATES!
(925) 250-2873 JAY JACKSON
NO ADDED FEES!
Special exceptions will be charged $25. Sorry. It has finally become necessary. Hope our returning teams understand! We will factor in travel distance in scheduling for your teams.
You must register and pay before November 13, 2019 , at 9:00 P.M.
No Pay, No Play, No Exceptions!
PLEASE CALL NOW BEFORE REGISTERING. We want to bracket you appropriately IF we may have a spot for you. . Thank You!
Average skill level of our teams that register with us
Usually D2 and D3 teams register with us. We do get our share of D1 teams. D1 is welcome and I will find you a stiff test. Call and let me know your interest and I can find teams. Call and I will tell you if your team is a fit for our events. I will not mislead you into registering if your team is not a fit. That will not benefit anyone involved. We want your continued support, not your 1 time registration fee. Our reputation matters to us! Lower level teams please don't be intimidated! Teams have to start playing somewhere and I can find your team a fit! We usually have 2-3 levels in each age group. Call me for more info.
What we offer
Special Attractions That Make Top Notch Tournamentz The Best in the Bay!
Top Notch Champions in most cases receive both individual Medals and team trophies. ALSO 2 medals to runner up teams.
Public Address Announcers!
We announce all of your games on the P.A. System. Ever hear your favorite players name called when he hits a 3? Thats what we do! Who does that? Top Notch Tournamentz does that! Don't forget about the pre- game warm- up music to get the players and the fans pumped! Who does that???.... "Top Notch!"
College Level Officiating! Best in the Bay!
We want the players, fans and importantly, the coaches, to enjoy a well officiated game. Coaches know that good officials are hard to find. Top Notch employs Top quality officials. Best in the Bay! Yes, it may cost a few extra bucks to get them, but you get what you pay for right? As a coach myself, I know that there's nothing worse than poor officiating. We like our crew, and so will you!
FREE Raffle for gift cards, prizes and refunding entry fees!
Free Raffle for gift cards, prizes and even a refund on your entry fees (Get that $10 back!) "Who Does That????" "Top Notch!"
Does Mom and Dad have Game?
We love have our parents participate. Whether its trivia or a shooting contest, its all good! All it takes is 1 make. The winner get's a complimentary gift, courtesy of Top Notch Tournamentz Now who does that????? Top Notch!
Tournament Rules- PLEASE READ!!
Games are played with the same rules as high school basketball. There are a few exceptions.
SPORTSMANSHIP is EVERYTHING!
*Coaches, parents and players, I can not stress this enough. The games are truly about the kids. Bad sportsmanship will not ever be tolerated. If you can't control your emotions, you will be asked to leave the gym.
* Throwing a punch is an automatic ejection from the tournament.
*If a player comes off the bench and onto the floor during an altercation he is ejected from the tournament.
* Only the HEAD COACH is allowed to communicate with the officials. No exceptions. 1st violation is a 2 shot technical. 2nd violation is an ejection from the tournament.
* If a coach choses to file a ptotest, he or she must pay a $100 fee to the tournament director immediately and clearly state the protest. If he or she gets the protest confirmed, action will be taken immediately to remedy the problem. If an illegal player has played, he will be disqualified from the tournament and any game that he has played in will be forfeited. Clearly, his team can continue to play without him.
*The $100 protest fee is not refundable under any circumstances because clearly, it affects the standings of teams in the tournament. It must be paid at the time of the protest.
*****Coaches, every parent needs to pay for a wristband. We can't pay staff if parents aren't willing to pay to get in. Only the Head Coach is allowed in free. NO EXCEPTIONS. Kids under 5 are FREE. Kids over 5 are $5 and adults are $10
**Coaches, your responsibility is to set a good example for the kids. Please accept and hpld youd your parents and players to a standard of respect and sportsmanship. Profanity will not be tolerated. You will be ejected from the facility.
Just Some of our Staff
Owner/ Play by Play/ TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Play by Play!
Top- our Mascot
One of the Best!
Future Tournament Dates
February 29, 2020 at Soldiertowm ( Super Showcase) call for details
Aoriil 5 , 2021 Not Likely
April 12, 2021 Not Likely
May 3, 2020 Not Likely
May 17, Not Likely
May 31, 2021 Not Likely
June 14, 2021 Not Likely
June 28, 2021 ???
The reason we often use the San Ramon area is because we know what were getting from our facilities. Nice and clean, newer schools and nice gyms.. Safe and secure. Making sure our parents are comfortable is important to us. ALWAYS! We will be going to other locations in the future.
Parent- Fan Tournament Admission Fees at the Door- Cash ONLY!
Only the Head Coach is allowed in free. NO EXCEPTIONS. Kids under 5 are FREE. Kids 5- 17 are $5 and adults are $10.
Sales of Food and Drinks
We do sell a variety of food and beverages at our events. Hot Dogs, Hot Links, Chicken Apple Sausage , Chips, Beverages and other snacks are sold as well when allowed at our venues.
We welcome your feedback.