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Tip Off – St. Louis
October 31 - November 2, 2019

Last season 55 teams from 9 States tipped off their season in St. Louis!  In 2019 we are expecting 80+ teams from 12+ states to join us as they begin their pursuit of a Gold Ball.  Tip Off - STL is a great chance to see and play teams you may not see until Nationals. To accommodate for continued growth we've moved to St. Charles County with games being on 4 courts @ GameTime Sports and 1.7 miles away on 3 courts @ the St. Peter's Rec-Plex.  The Rec Plex is a great family venue open to the public with a huge indoor pool, ice skating rink, gym & more.

Division I:  Boys and Girls: 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U
Division III:  Boys 18U, 14U

Team Fees:
$185/team (3 Game Minimum) for Girls 16U, 14U, 12U and  Boys 12U
$225/team (3-4 Game Minimum) for Girls 18U and Boys 18U, 16U, 14U
$35/player  (3-4 Game Minimum) Team USA for all divisions

All teams attending Tip Off - STL will receive a Free Pizza Party @ Kokomo Joe's! All families are invited to attend 'Trunk or Treat' at Kokomo Joe's on October 31. Brackets with all teams only playing 3 games will begin as early as Friday morning. Brackets including teams playing 4 games will begin as early as Thursday afternoon. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place trophies and All Tournament medals will be awarded!

To register or more information email Rick Tucker at [email protected]

Places To Eat

  • Crown Candy Kitchen - Featured on Man vs. Food. The best milkshakes and malts!!!! The BLT has 14 pieces of bacon.
  • The Hill - Birthplace and stomping ground for Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola (Elizabeth Avenue), the Hill has an assortment of Historic Italian Restaurants Popular in St. Louis.
  • Fitz's Root Beer - Great, fun place to eat and watch Fitz’s make and bottle their root beer.
  • Pointer's Pizza - If 2 people eat their 28” pizza in an hour they get $500 and their pizza for free. It is not the best tasting pizza in St. Louis, but it is the biggest. They have very little indoor seating.
  • Imo's Pizza - "The square beyond compare!" Famous for their St. Louis style thin crust.
  • Sauce On The Side (The Grove) - Best calzones in St. Louis! "We think there’s something special about fresh food. That’s why we make everything from scratch here at Sauce on the Side. Our handmade calzones. Our salad dressings. Even our desserts. It’s all made right here."

Places To Go

  • Main Street in St. Charles - Missouri's first state capital! St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.
  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free and open year round!
  • The Zoo - voted best Free Zoo in the USA
  • Science Center - fun & right next to the gym
  • Art Museum
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Planetarium

You can also pay to golf, go to the boathouse, Jewel Box, and more!

  • Magic House - This is a kid and family favorite in STL
  • Grant's Farm - Admission is free and one of my family’s favorite places to go. $13 for parking
  • Gateway Arch - The most unique view in all the world. 630 feet above the city and Mississippi river.
  • Saint Louis Galleria - Saint Louis Galleria's mix of specialty shops will exceed your expectations and delight everyone on your list. Indulge in stores that are unique to the St. Louis market and leave with something special every day. No visit to this retail destination is complete without a bite at one of the casual sit-down dining establishments, conveniently located onsite.
  • West County Center Mall - Located at the corner of I-270 and Manchester Road makes for easy access. Shop and eat at fine establishments.
  • St. Louis Premium Outlets - Visit St. Louis Premium Outlets located just 30 minutes from downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert - St. Louis International Airport. Shop more than 90 designer and name brand outlet stores including adidas, Coach, kate spade new york, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Sunglass Hut, Under Armour and Vera Bradley.
  • Chesterfield Outlets - Chesterfield Outlets is the best-located outlet center in the St. Louis market, featuring over a half-mile of frontage to I-64 and accessibility via the Boone’s Crossing full interchange. The open-air, “village style” center is comprised of 302,000 square feet of premier outlet retail. 
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