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Tip Off – St. Louis November 1-3, 2018

Games played at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park less than a mile from free family activities at the St. Louis Zoo, Science
Center, Art Museum and more. Hotels within walking distance of gym, restaurants, family activities and more.

2018 Tip Off brackets are here!

STLCC - Forest Park
5600 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Boys – 18U, 16U, 14U 12U
Girls – 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U

Team Fees: (3 Game Minimum)
16U/18U – $195/team
12U/14U – $175/team

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

Tournament Details

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2018 Tip Off in St Louis. This year we tipped off the season in St. Louis with 55 teams from 9 States participating. Below you will find important information regarding Tip Off.

St. Louis Community College - Forest Park is located at 5600 Oakland Ave St. Louis, MO 63110. The best option for parking is in the parking garage next to the gym. You can enter the garage from Macklind Avenue just south of Oakland Avenue.

The Center - St. Louis is located at 6727 Langley Avenue St. Louis, MO 63123. Only a handful of teams will play at The Center Friday morning.  

Admissions prices:
1-Day Pass is $5/individual or $20/family.  
Tournament Passes are $10/individual or $30/family.  
Players, Coaches and Children under 5 are free.
Checks are accepted and can be made out to SLCHSA

Teams will have 5 minutes to warm up before their game and 5 minutes for half-time.  

All games may start up to 20 minutes early (except the 1st game of the day). Last year this allowed us to run on time or ahead of schedule the entire tournament. If the previous game on your court ends early you will have 5 minutes to warm up, then your game will start early. We will not start a game more than 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

If a team is winning by 20 points or more in the 2nd half it will be running clock. If the lead drops below 20 points it will return to normal clock.

Home Team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule). The Home Team provides the game ball and keeps the official book. After the game the official book person will complete a scorecard & leave it at the scorers table. The Home Team wears White Uniforms.

Visiting Team is listed on bottom of the bracket (or second on the schedule) and runs the clock. The Visiting team wears Dark Uniforms.

Court names:
FP-M is the Main Court at STLCC - Forest Park.
FP-L is just to the left of the main court when looking at the main court’s scorers table.
FP-R is just to the right of the main court.

Concessions are available in the balcony of the gym. Items include Chic-fil-A Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Fruit, Candy, Chips, Granola Bars, Starbucks, Gatorade, Water, Soda and more. Purchases must be made in cash.

Organizations can pick up pre-order shirts at the shirt table in the upper level. Please bring one check for your organization to pay for pre-ordered shirts. Checks can be made out to SLCHSA. A limited supply of additional shirts will be sold while supplies last.
Short sleeve shirts are $15.
Long Sleeve Dri-Fit shirts are $20.
Long Sleeve Hooded shirts are $23.
It is our goal to shine the light of Jesus to all we encounter. This includes our referees. Referees have a challenging job. They will do their best. Referees will not criticize players, coaches or fans. Please encourage your players, coaches and fans to not criticize referees.

All Tournament Staff can be seen onsite wearing a Green Tip Off shirt with ‘STAFF’ on the back.

Below you will find a list of fun things to do and places to eat while you are in St. Louis.

Places To Eat

  • Crown Candy Kitchen - Featured on Man vs. Food. The best milkshakes and malts!!!! The BLT has 14 pieces of bacon. The neighborhood is not the safest so I would go during the day.
  • 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

  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free and less than a mile from the gym!
  • 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, etc.

  • City Museum - Kids love the city museum.  It is less than 10 minutes away.
  • 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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