Hoop It Up.. Have you heard of it? I am sure you have seen a commercial or perhaps you have even participated in this event. No? Well, this is a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament that travels the states. This tournament is open to any man or woman from the age og 8 to the age of 99.
There are several divisions so that you can compete against other participants within the same skill level. Hoop It Up even has a 'Top Flight' division for those who have above average skills.
Personally, I stick with the 30 and over group. Depending on who I am playing with, I rotate between 'over 6 feet' and 'under 6 feet'. There is nothing I hate more than playing against 3 guys who are all 6'8".
This weekend (April 25 & 26) the tournament is in Arlington Texas. Typically, they courts are spread out in the parking lot of Rangers Stadium, which is also only about 4 minutes from the new Dallas Cowboy Football Field.
If you are interesting in participating in the Hoop It Up Tournament, visit their website www.HoopItUp.com. Its a little late to play this weekend as registration ended tonight, but typically there is another tournament in June. Its just a tad bit warmer in June, but on the blacktop it feels like 100+ degrees no matter what the real weather is like.
I have been looking forward to this tournament since last year. We have a solid 3 guys who made it to the Quarter Finals and really feel we can win it this year. What do you win? If you finish in the top 4 within your division, you qualify to play in the World Tournament played in Orlando Florida. We qualified last year, but it was not the best time to spend money traveling to Florida for a tournament. Ultimately, I think you win $20,000 or something. I am not really positive. I've been playing in thei tournament since I was a kid and although we have qualified for the finals a few times, I've never made the trip. LOL
Who knows... maybe there are other tournament players within the AR Community. Anyone?