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March 18, 2011 > Dream Courts hosts USSSA basketball tournaments

Dream Courts hosts USSSA basketball tournaments

Submitted By Teresa Banks

Dream Courts, the nation's largest indoor sports facility, will host its first United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) event, "Dream Courts USSSA Basketball - Off and Running," the weekend of March 19-20.

Boys and girls playing 8U to 15U, Junior Varsity and Varsity in Divisions I, II and III will compete for First and Second Place Individual Awards. The tournament will feature bracket and pool play with four games guaranteed. Current USSSA rules apply.

14U and older will play on NBA courts; 13U and under, on 80' courts. Every court will have full seating. The event has attracted 320 players and organizers expect approximately 600 team staff, family members and friends to attend.

On March 26-27, 800 players will compete in the USSSA Bay Area Regional Championships at the 400,000-square feet sports venue in Hayward. Each team will play four games. The tournament looks forward to entertaining an additional 1,200 visitors.

USSSA Northern California Championships will come to Dream Courts on May 14-15. 800 players will play six games and enjoy the support of approximately 1,600 spectators.

The national venue, at 22290 Hathaway Avenue, will welcome the USSSA California State Championships on June 10-12.

"The Dream Courts team is delighted to be able to serve so many young athletes, locally, regionally and from out-of-state, and to host tournaments for the USSSA and other sports organizations. Easy access to Hayward's central location in the San Francisco Bay Area is an important factor," says Teresa Banks, Dream Courts CEO. "We're flattered that people travel great distances to use our facility."

Phase One of Dream Courts' build-out, 80,000 sq. ft., was completed by February 1 on time for a wheelchair basketball event on February 5 with Trooper Johnson and the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) which provides and promotes accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the Bay Area. This phase has seven NBA and NCAA regulation courts, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center and sports performance training.

Phase Two is expected to be complete by the end of April with the addition of 10 courts. Phase Three will see the installation of soccer fields, driving and batting cages, tennis courts, indoor beach volleyball and racquet ball courts and track.

"As build out continues, we shall host many more tournaments and are already rolling out leagues, camps, clinics, training, fitness for all residents in Hayward and the surrounding cities," added Banks.

For more information about the USSSA, visit www.usssa.com/sports

For more information about Dream Courts, visit www.DreamCourts.com, email DreamCourts@comcast.net or call (510) 786-3732.

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