Additional Tournament Info
Facilities are, without question, one of the strengths of our program and will enable each player to realize his or her full potential! Participants will be afforded the luxury of playing in the North County's basketball "mecca," SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall. The complex consists of six full-size indoor courts and numerous outdoor baskets, including four new full-size outdoor courts. Swimming will be available at the Maxcy Hall pool.
Hoops Tournament games will be played at Maxcy Hall and at the athletic and physical education complex on the campus of Clarkson University. Clarkson will host games in the main gymnasium and in the field house. These facilities are located within a two-mile distance from each other.
Low Cost Housing
Residence hall rooms on the campus of SUNY Potsdam are available for teams on a first-come, first-served basis. A coach or chaperone is required to stay in the residence hall with the team and supervise players at all times. If your team requires housing please complete and return a Housing Request Form, also included in your registration confirmation packet. The housing reservation deadline is one week prior to the start of each tournament. No exceptions will be made.
Participants stay in spacious dormitories on the SUNY Potsdam campus. Residence hall staff will be available around the clock to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Residents must provide their own blankets, pillows, sheets, and towels. Food service is not available on campus during the tournaments.
Clinics with College Coaches
Players, coaches, and parents will be able to attend free basketball clinic presentations during the weekend. Our SUNY Potsdam coaching staff will provide instruction on skill development and valuable information on the college recruiting process for high school students.
Past topics include:
• the inside-outside game of offensive basketball
• the recruiting process in college Divisions I, II and III
• fundamental offensive and defensive moves
• using the pick and roll and individual skills
• individual skill routines that make better players
• strength and conditioning programs
Championship shirts will be provided by Anaconda® and will be awarded to all players on the first place team in each pool. Each champion head coach will also receive an official "Hoops Classic" polo shirt.
Due to the implementation of new U.S. immigration requirements for entering the country, participants or their parents/guardians are advised to check on current U.S. immigration requirements prior to coming to Potsdam.
Important Insurance Information
The attendees of this tournament assume all risk incidental to the use of the facilities, its appurtenances and the surrounding grounds and shall be solely responsible for any and all incidents and injuries to persons and property (including death) arising out of or in connection with the Can-Am Hoops Classic and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the People of the State of New York and the State University of New York in any claims related to the incidents or injuries. All attendees should provide their own insurance coverage. Please check with your insurance provider.