2018 Tournament Prep Information (PDF version)
To: All Teams Nov. 2017
From: Jeff Milkie
Subject: 2018 Hotel, Car & Disney Ticket Info. (Updates on www.smallfrybasketball.com)
Fall is here and it is time to start getting ready for the new Small Fry season. Along with the rest of the Small Fry Executive Board, I would like to thank each and every team for making the trip to Florida for the 2017 tournaments. The 2018 tournaments will prove to be the most exciting yet. Please read all the information carefully, as there are some price changes for the upcoming season.
If anyone knows of anyone interested in starting a boys or girls team, please forward all the information to me ASAP. There are going to be more teams than spots this year as were have some new franchises coming in this season, so get all of your fees paid as soon as possible. All fees must be paid by money order or cashier’s check. The board voted not to take any late fees this year. If your fees are not paid by the 15th of December you will have to wait until the next year. All fees must be paid by December 15, 2017.
Remember all forms are available on this web site and nothing will be mailed.
Please fill out franchise forms completely. I will not accept any checks without the form filled out and signed.
Girls Small Fry Basketball- We hope to offer a girls tournament again this year at Disney’s Wide World of Sports at the same time as the boys’ tournament. The only change in the girls program will be the height. The girls’ height will be 5-foot-3 inches and under. All other Small Fry rules will apply. Please call today for information on getting a team in this year’s tournament.
Franchise Fees– All Franchise fees will be $500 per team, additional for rookie teams. The insurance fee will be $175 per team. All teams must be covered under the Small Fry insurance policy, no exceptions. These fees must be paid by December 15, 2017.
Tournament Fee– Any team that wishes to qualify to play in the tournaments in Florida must pay the tournament fee of $820 per team, along with the franchise fee & insurance by December 15, 2017.
Airline & Rental Cars– Please begin to make flight and car or van reservations now. The longer you wait the harder and more expensive it will become.
Disney 2018– We will be staying at the Disney All-Star Sport Resort again this year. The cost of the hotel will be $162 per room per night. All teams will be allowed only six (6) rooms per team this season under the tax-free number. If you need more rooms you will have to call the number code at a later date for rooms. This will guarantee all team will be at the same hotel. If you plan on saving the tax this year, all rooms must be paid in advance through Small Fry.
Park Tickets– All ticket prices will be available after January 1 in your tournament packets or feel free to call me. All teams must purchase 12 – 2-day park passes. We will also have available 2, 3, 4 & 5-day hopper tickets along with Water Park tickets.
*All parents and friends will be able to purchase tickets through their teams at the same value prices.
Parents– All parents will be able to reserve rooms at the All-Star Sport Resort. More information will be able after January 1. The room rate will be $162 per night, plus tax at a first-come, first-served basis. Please take advantage of the discounted park tickets through your team. You will not be able to purchase tickets at these prices when you get to Florida. Please do not try to call the hotel until the hotel gives me the code that you will need to get the $162 rate.
Measuring Dates 2018 – Virgin Island & St Croix –
Puerto Rico – January 17
Midwest, Chicago & East Coast – Jan 27
There will only be 1 day for measuring, so please make sure your players and parents know the date, if your players are not there they will not be playing in this year’s tournament. Please make sure all documents (20-man roster, ID forms and copy of Birth certificate) are filled out correctly and given to your area director seven (7) days prior to your measuring date. There will be no excuses, or additions at measuring.
Checklist for December 15th, 2017 Deadline.
___ Franchise Fee $500 ___ Tournament Fee $820
___ Insurance Fee $175 ___ Rookie Fee
Mail To: Small Fry Basketball
8552 – 37th Ave
Kenosha, Wi 53142