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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 @ St. Peters Rec-Plex South building. 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

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

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!

Organizations and teams wishing to participate in this year's Tip Off - STL must complete the following by 9/20/2019:
REGISTRATION form (one per organization)
SEEDING form (one per each team in your organization)

For more information email Rick Tucker at [email protected]

Tournament Details

St. Peters Rec-Plex South is located at 5250 Mexico Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376. All games at this location will be in the Rec-Plex South building (building layout - PDF). The best option for parking is to drive to the back lot between the South building and outdoor pool.

Game Time Sports is located at 4160 Ehlmann Rd, St Peters, MO 63376.

1-Day Pass is $5/individual or $20/family.  
Tournament Passes are $10/individual or $35/family.  
Players, Coaches and Children under 5 are free.
Checks are accepted and can be made out to SLCHSA

House Rules:
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). This has always 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.

After the game one person from each team will text in the court, scheduled game time, division and score details to (636) 244-8763
EXAMPLE: RP-1 12:40 14UB Cardinals 50 Royals 24

Home Team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule), provides the game ball and keeps the official book. 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:
Rec Plex South: RP-1, RP-2 & RP-3
Gametime: GT-1, GT-2, GT-3 & GT-4

Concessions will be available at both locations and provided by Rec-Plex and Gametime. Items will vary. Cash and cards accepted.

Spirit wear:
Organizations can pick up pre-order shirts at the shirt table at Gametime. 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 $25.

Final thoughts:
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.

Partner Hotels

*Distances are from the hotel to Gametime Sports (1460 Ehlmann Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376)

Comfort Inn & Suites (OFallon, MO) - 7.4mi

100 Comfort Inn Court
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Call for reservations: 636-696-5000
$96 - 2 Queens
$110 - King Suite w/ pull out couch
$120 - Queen Suite w/ 2 Queens & pull out couch
Must reserve by 9/30/19 and mention TIP OFF STL when booking

Drury Inn (St. Peters, next to Mid Rivers Mall) - 3.4mi
170 Mid Rivers Mall Circle
St Peters, MO 63376
Click for reservations at THIS location with group number
2 Queen Beds - $120/night
Must use link above for reservations by 9/28/19
Includes Free Breakfast, Dinner, Popcorn & Soda

Drury Inn (Streets of St. Charles) - 5.4mi
380 Mulholland Drive
St Charles, MO 63303
Click for reservations at THIS location with group number
2 Queen Beds - $150.night
Must use link above for reservations by 9/28/19
Includes free Breakfast, Dinner, Popcorn & Soda
Streets of St. Charles is a very popular entertainment area with great restaurants, shopping, movie theater, etc.

Days Inn (St. Peters) - 5.9mi
130 Salt Lick Road
St Peters, MO 63376
Call for reservations: 636-875-1650
1 King - $73/night
2 Queens - $93/night
Must reserve by 10/10/19 and mention TIP OFF STL

Best Western (St. Charles) - 5.3mi
1425 S 5th St
St Charles, MO 63301
Call for reservations: 636-946-6936
2 Queens - $115/night
Must reserve by 9/30/19 and mention TIP OFF STL
Right next to Bass Pro!

Hampton Inn (St. Charles) - 1.1mi
3720 W Clay St
St Charles, MO 63301
Call for reservations: 636-947-6800
2 Queens - $125/night
Must reserve by 9/30/19 and mention TIP OFF STL

DoubleTree St. Louis at Westport - 13.6mi
1973 Craigshire Road 
St. Louis, MO 63146
20 Queen/Queen & 20 King with Pull Outs Available - $119/night
Indoor Garden Pool with adjoining Patio
Complimentary Shuttle to the Airport, Westport Plaza
Located ½ mile from Westport plaza (see below for details on Westport Plaza)
Mini Refrigerators in all rooms and Double Tree Cookies upon arrival
2 Queen size beds in all double Rooms

Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet - 13mi
191 Westport Plaza Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146
30 Double/Doubles Available - $119/night
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Shuttle to the Airport
The Sheratons are the only two hotels in Westport Plaza
Westport Plaza is a 42 acre entertainment complex featuring 10 restaurants, funny bone comedy club, jazz club, Westport Social and nightly entertainment

Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower - 13mi
900 Westport Plaza Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146
30 Kings with a Double Sofa Sleeper Pull Out Available - $119/night
Indoor pool
Complimentary Shuttle to the Airport
The Sheratons are the only two hotels in Westport Plaza
Westport Plaza is a 42 acre entertainment complex featuring 10 restaurants, funny bone comedy club, jazz club, Westport Social and nightly entertainment

Homewood Suites Westport - 11.2mi 
2434 Old Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
King with Sofa Suites with Breakfast - $149/night
Complimentary Shuttle to and from Westport Plaza and Lambert Airport,
Complimentary Breakfast daily serving a Full- America Breakfast Buffett
Complimentary High Speed Internet Access

Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport - 11.2mi
11228 Lone Eagle Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Click for reservations
30 Double/Doubles available - $122/night
Indoor and Outdoor Pool, 24-Hour Fitness Center
Complimentary Parking and Shuttle Service to/from the Airport along with TGI Fridays Restaurant on-site

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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