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Dayton Lady Hoopstars

Our Mission:

  • Provide young women with an opportunity to play competitive basketball.
  • Teach competitive basketball to all players within the organization.
  • Provide the best coaches available.
  • Provide a family environment for players, families, supporters and referees.
  • Provide a venue for young women to demonstrate their skills to college recruiters in hopes of securing basketball scholarships.

What to Expect:

  • DLH teams disband in the winter which allows the girls to return to play on their school/community based teams.
  • In the fall, each grade will have one or more open gyms. This is prior to the start of OHSAA season and allows potential DLH players a chance to get in the gym and work on their skills.
  • Tryouts normally take place in February for grades 3rd – 8th. High School teams are chosen via Invitation and through the open gym process only.
  • Teams are selected by coaches and a group of elevators during two days of tryouts (Youth teams only). 
  • Games start 1-3 weeks after tryouts (in the form of tournaments) and run through the end of May/early June for most teams and into the summer for those attending National Tournaments or College Exposure events.
  • Coaches usually keep 10-12 girls per team.
  • For non-high school teams, DLH normally has a black and white team per grade.
  • Teams will generally practice twice a week around the greater Dayton area based on where the coach or players have access to gym time.
  • Games are played by entering tournaments that take place on weekends. Each tournament usually consists of 3-5 games.
  • DLH program directors work closely with coaches to suggest schedules for all DLH teams. This process will hopefully reduce tournament entry fees and also allow multiple teams to travel to tournaments together. Ultimately, each team's schedule remains up to each individual coach/team.
  • Most teams will play between eight and twelve tournaments for the season. Most tournaments are within 30-60 minute drive times but some teams do travel further on occasion and require hotel stays.
  • All DLH youth players and coaches must obtain AAU membership cards. This also serves as insurance for the organization, teams and players.
  • All DLH youth teams are required to participate in the Ohio District AAU Championship and the AAU National Championship if the team qualifies. DLH youth teams support AAU.
  • DLH High school teams partner with Blue Star Basketball, USJN, and Nike.


As a guideline, participation fees for each individual team are determined by the Treasurer and approved by the BOD.

These fees COVER team expenses such as:

  • Coach’s expenses (hotels and general travel expenses)
  • Tournament entry fees
  • Team apparel - shooting shirt, etc.
  • Practice gym time (this could significantly impact your team expenses)
  • Team incidentals such as equipment, training, team building, etc.

These fees DO NOT COVER:

  • Players/family travel expense, hotel rooms or meals
  • Uniform or apparel items purchased from team store
  • Salary for the coach. DLH coaches are volunteers and are not paid for their services (only some of their expenses are covered).

Once a roster spot is accepted, the Treasurer will collect the appropriate team fee.

DLH provides one of the best values in all of spring/summer basketball programs. Many other basketball programs and most other club sports programs charge $1,250-$1,500 for the same features and benefits 

Offered Teams

Our Premier/Elite/HS Teams:
Our Premier/Elite/HS teams are for High School age players looking to play at the next level (College).These teams focus on player development and college exposure events.
Our Black Teams:
Our Black teams compete at the national level and represent the best players in the area.The practices are intense and the competition is strong.Most black teams play up one or two grades in most tournaments and youth teams compete in National AAU events. Black teams are normally grade based.
Our White Teams:
Our White teams compete at the regional level and represent the next tier of players in our program.Most white teams play grade appropriate but it's not uncommon for stronger white teams to play up one grade. Youth White teams typically compete at the AAU Division 2 level and many do attend National AAU events.White teams are grade based.
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