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Feb 11

2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament Locations & Addresses

Posted to Athletics by Danielle Richard

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Payment Site (SPAR-Wildwood Park) 

7401 Jewella Ave. Shreveport, LA 71108 

(318) 673-7748 or (318) 673-7749 


Air Port Community Center 

6500 Kennedy Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-7803 

Evangel Christian Academy 

7425 Broadacres Rd. 

Shreveport, LA 71129 

(318) 688-7061 

Bilberry Community Center 

1902 Alabama Ave. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-5345 

Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy 

2550 Thomas E. Howard Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71107 

(318) 425-3411 

Bill Cockrell Community Center 

4109 Pines Road 

Shreveport, LA 71119 

(318) 629-4185 

Huntington High School (HHS) 

6801 Rasberry Ln. 

Shreveport, LA 71129 

(318) 687-6655 

Booker T. Washington High School  (BTW) 

2104 Milam St. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 

(318) 222-2186 

Lakeside Community Center 

2200 Milam St. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-7812 

David Raines Community Center 

2929 Round Grove Ln 

Shreveport, LA 71107 

(318) 673-5342 

Princess Park Community Center 

931 Baker St. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-7815 

Southern Hills Community Center 

1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop 

Shreveport, LA 71118 

(318) 673-7818 

Valencia Park Community Center 

1800 Viking Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 

(318) 673-6433 


CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

Click below to view each Bracket

10U Bracket
12U Bracket
 14U Bracket  17U Bracket Men's Bracket 

OFFICIAL RULES
(Open Men and Youth Divisions)

Youth Divisions: will play NFHS rules. 

Open Men Division: will play NFHS rules with only 1 modification. 

*Players will be allowed to leave their respective lane spaces after the release of the shot on free throws.* 

1. Conduct: 

  • NO profanity allowed. 
  • NO hanging on rims. 
  • NO fighting or attempting to fight. 
  • Display good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. (Example: handshakes at the end of every ball game.) 
  • Negative and/or aggressive comments towards officials, scorekeepers & city employees will not be TOLERATED. 

2. Ejection: An ejection may occur if an individual or team fights, uses foul language, refuses to leave the premises, or exhibits a pattern of criticism and disrespect towards an official or city employee. Ejections will result with the individual, team or fan banned for the remainder of the tournament and must leave the premises. 

3. Playing with Multiple Teams: Players can only play with one (1) team. Any player confirmed to have played with two teams; player and unofficial team played with will be disqualified from the tournament. It will be up to opposing team to make protest of alleged illegal player and prove their case to tournament director. 

4. Eligibility: Current and active high school / collegiate student- athletes are ineligible. Note: If you are on or ever was on a high school / collegiate roster for the 2019-2020 basketball season you are ineligible to play in this tournament. 

5. Protests: Team protests shall be made before the completion of the second half of game play. Protest shall be made to the respective gym supervisor or tournament director. The only ground for lodging a protest is player eligibility. Note: Official judgment calls will not be accepted as grounds for protest. All final decisions will be made by the Tournament Director. If protesting more than one player, each player protested must have individual protest paperwork and a separate protest fee. Protest fees are $25 per protest. If the protest is won by the coach/team the $25 will be refunded. 

6. Fouls: Each player will be allowed 5 fouls. 

7. Game Time: Eighteen (18) minute halves***. Running time***Clock will stop on time outs, last two minutes of second half, and at referees’ discretion(injury, etc..). There will be a (5) minute half time at the end of the first half of each game. 

8. Uniforms: Every team must have jerseys with numbers. Each team must bring both dark & light color jerseys with numbers. 

9. Team Roster: Team rosters must be turned in to gym supervisor/official scorer’s table 15 minutes prior to game time. If you are a coach and serving as a player/coach, you must be listed on official team roster to enter game as player. 

10. Grace Period: There shall be no grace period on the start of games. Teams are responsible for being at gym site and ready to play according to tournament brackets. Otherwise, game time is forfeit time. 

11. Balls: Gym supervisors will furnish game basketball. Team must furnish practice ball(s). 

12. Time Outs: (1) Full time out and (1) 20 second time out each half. Time outs will not carry over. Same applies to overtime. Time outs do NOT advance the ball. Each overtime period is considered a new half. Therefore every new overtime period each team will be awarded (1) Full time out and (1) 20 second time out. Note: Time outs will not carry over from overtime to the next overtime. 

13. Overtime: First overtime will be 3 minutes running clock. Clock will stop for time outs during the last minute and at referee’s discretion. Additional overtimes will be 2 minutes with the same rules. 

14. Eliminations: Double elimination tournament with single CHAMPIONSHIP game. 

15. Technical Fouls: NFHS administration of technical fouls will apply to all Divisions. 

16. Identification: (Youth Divisions Only)—each coach shall have a copy of a birth Certificate, state issued ID or a passport of every player on the team roster at every game played. 

17. Hold Harmless Agreement: Each player must sign a hold harmless agreement (Adult) Parent signed permission slip (Youth) prior to playing first game. In addition, each player must be listed and sign a team roster prior to first game. 

18. It is the responsibility of each Head Coach & Assistant Coach to REQUIRE all players & fans to exhibit good sportsmanship throughout the course of the Tournament. 

*Rules are subject to be change or modified by Tournament Director, Shalon E. Lewis, and/or Co-Tournament Director, Sarah E. Metoyer.* 

“Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy” through Basketball. 



Jul 19

Southern Hills Pool is officially re-opened after renovations!

Posted to Recreation by Danielle Richard

S. Hills-Pool Operations thru Sunday, August 11th

Dates/Times: Tuesday – Friday / 3pm – 7pm

                             Saturdays / 1pm – 5pm

                             Sundays  / 2pm – 6pm

 

S. Hills-Pool Operations, August 13th thru Sunday, September 1st

Dates/Times: August 13th thru Sunday, September 1st -pool will open only on  Saturdays and Sundays (weekends only) from 1pm – 5pm.

Cost: $2.50 per person, all ages to swim. $3.50 per person to swim and slide

 

Water Aerobics (Adults & Seniors)

Dates/Times: Monday – Friday / 7:00am – 8:00am

Last Class Day: Friday, August 30th

Cost: $20 per month

Mar 06

Querbes Tennis Center Re-Opens!

Posted to SPAR by Danielle Richard


The Querbes Tennis Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 27, 2020, after nearly a year of renovation work. The Tennis Center is located at 3507 Beverly Place in Shreveport.

The Querbes renovation was made possible with $750,000 in funding from a 2011 bond as well as $250,000 in private donations from the Querbes Park Foundation, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association (NWLACTA), Louisiana Tennis Association (LTA), and Caddo Parish.

The project scope consisted of ADA renovations to the existing Tennis Center Pro Shop, total
clay court refurbishment, new post tension hard court foundations and resurfacing, new fencing, new lighting, all new windscreens, and new nets and posts for each court. City of Shreveport Architect Russell DeLancy designed the project and Wynne Construction, LLC was the contractor.

To learn more about SPAR’s Tennis Centers and upcoming tennis programs and activities, visit
myspar.org or call 673-SPAR.

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SPAR Welcomes Two New Tennis Pros


Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) is pleased to announce the arrival of two new Tennis Professionals in Shreveport. Chris Dudley of Querbes Tennis Center and Erik Graves of Bill Cockrell Tennis Center are eager to share their passion for the sport with the Shreveport community.


“We’re excited to bring such talented professionals to Shreveport and the timing couldn’t be better as the Bill Cockrell Center has recently had its courts resurfaced and Querbes is just about to finish up a million-dollar renovation project,” says SPAR Director Shelly Ragle.


Dudley, Chris SPAR Querbes HeadshotChris Dudley, Tennis Pro, Querbes Tennis Center


Chris Dudley hails from Rockville, Maryland and played tennis collegiately at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, graduating with a B.A. in Education. He has been a USPTA Certified Elite Professional since 1988 and is a USTA certified Net Generation Coach.


Chris served as Director of Tennis and Head Pro at Concord Sports Club in St Louis, Missouri. Most recently, he has worked as an independent teaching pro in the Atlanta area teaching junior and adult players and coaching area tennis teams.


Chris also launched Fun & Fit Tennis in the Atlanta area, which incorporates tennis skills and cardiovascular exercise in a group format. He had grown concerned about the lack of physical activity among both children and adults and wanted to share his love of tennis to combat this inactivity. Chris is now looking forward to bringing this format to Shreveport along with programs like Tennis Apprentice and Junior Team Tennis.


Chris and his wife Amy have been married for five years and between them have five children and five grandchildren. The Dudleys are excited to bring their shared love of tennis to Shreveport.


Graves, Erik SPAR Bill Cockrell headshotErik Graves, Tennis Pro, Bill Cockrell Tennis Center


Erik Graves was born and raised in Gary, Indiana where he excelled at basketball and dreamed of becoming the next Michael Jordan. When Erik was eight years old, he met professional tennis star Arthur Ashe who was travelling the country speaking to youth and handing out tennis rackets. Although Erik had come to the recreational center to play basketball that day (like he did most every day), the encounter with Ashe and the gift of the racket sparked a lifelong love of tennis.


Erik went on to play tennis collegiately at both North Carolina State University and Morehouse College. After college he began working as a trainer, working with every level of player from beginner to professional. Erik also founded the JAMforKIDS nonprofit organization which helps in the fight against childhood obesity by adding health and wellness programs to communities.


Erik is the father of young twin boys and is excited to share with them the amenities at the Bill Cockrell Metro Park and Community Center.


To learn more about SPAR’s Tennis Centers and upcoming tennis programs and activities, visit myspar.org or call 673-SPAR.


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