WEEKLY OPEN GYMS
Lambda Basketball currently organizes Open Gym once a week in Orange County with separate courts for players from our Women's+ and All Gender divisions.
We currently use an RSVP to play system due to limited availability of spots (25 per division) each night. Our Open Gym are organized to allow players to play a maximum amount of games by having a running game clock and scoreboard. We charge a $8 Open Gym fee and ask that players bring a reversible jersey or both a black and a white t-shirt to play in.
Players of all skill levels are welcome to attend our Open Gyms. We also encourage allies of the LGBTQ+ community to attend our Open Gyms!
HOLLYWOOD OPEN GYM
As of July 2002, we do not have any Hollywood Open Gyms scheduled as we secure a gym permit. An email newsletter will be sent out and social media posts will shared once our permit is secured.
Our Hollywood Open Gym takes place twice a week at Bancroft Middle School. Space for this Open Gym is limited and we currently use an RSVP system to participate in the Open Gym. No spectators are allowed at this Open Gym.
We currently offer the following Hollywood Open gym nights:
Thursday nights - Women's+
Friday nights - All Gender
There is plenty if public parking at Bancroft Middle School on the school side of of the street on Las Palmas, but we do suggest checking the parking signs around you. The basketball gym is located above the parking garage on Willoughby Ave and N. McCadden Pl and the stairwell can be found next to or through the entrance to the parking garage. Our Hollywood Open Gym currently requires players to show their Covid-19 vaccination card or proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test (within the past 72 hours) prior to entering the gym.
ORANGE COUNTY OPEN GYM
We currently have weekly OC Open Gyms scheduled for Thursday nights at the AIM Sportsplex in Seal Beach.
Space for this Open Gym is limited and we currently use an RSVP system to participate in the Open Gym. Spectators are allowed at this Open Gym. There is plenty if public parking at the AIM Sportsplex.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES OPEN GYM
As of March 2020, we currently do not have any Downtown Los Angeles Open Gyms scheduled. We will post dates on our calendar and send out announcements if we resume Downtown Los Angeles Open Gyms.
LONG BEACH OPEN GYM
As of January 2020, we currently do not have any Long Beach Open Gyms scheduled. We will post dates on our calendar and send out announcements if we resume Long Beach Open Gyms in the future.
OPEN GYM ORGANIZATION, PAYMENT INFO AND RULES
Lambda Basketball will always have a designated Gym Monitor (Usually one of our Board Members) on-site to organize game play for the evening by managing the player sign-up sheet and verifying that all player Open Gym Fees are paid and that everyone in attendance has proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test wihin 48-72 hours. Players must RSVP in advance for our open gyms as space is limited. Players who show up to the gym without an RSVP will unfortunately be turned away. Players can RSVP for future open gyms via the Lambda Basketball website by clicking on the "Upcoming" tab drop down under "Open Gym" on the website header or clicking here to be taken to the "Upcoming" Open Gym page.
Lambda Basketball understands that economic hardships occur, but it is up to the player to bring this up with our Board of Directors prior to our Open Gym night; this can be done so via e-mail (email@example.com).
We ask that all players in attendance bring a reversible jersey or both a light colored shirt and a dark colored shirt to help keep games organized.
We use a sign-up sheet to keep track of who will be playing next and players play two games in a row then sign-up to ensure that all in attendance get a fair chance to play. The only time where this rule is not in affect during the first game where the loser of the game has to sign-up.
Games are played to 11 minutes or 11 points; or 9 minutes or 9 points if there are more than 15 people in attendance - by 1s & 2s
If there is a tie at the end of 11 minutes or 9 minutes; a sudden death overtime is played with 1 minute on the clock with the ball going to the team that had position last or did not shoot the ball last
Players call their own fouls - Respect the call and do not argue fouls!
Have fun, meet new people and grow friendships!
Code of Conduct & Release Waiver
Save time at the start of Open Gym by filling out our Code of Conduct & Release Waiver by clicking here!
We organize weekly open gyms which gives our players a chance to make new friends and build community all while playing the sport we all love
WHAT TO BRING
We ask that players bring a reversible jersey or both light and dark t-shirts to help keep teams organized during play.
We keep a running game clock and scoreboard. Score 11 points or score more points than your opponent in 11 minutes to win.
All LGBTQ+ community allies are welcome and encouraged to play and join us in our open gyms and leagues
All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate. We want you here whether your are a weekend warrior, former HS or college player, haven't played in a while or are new to the game. Be who you are and enjoy our safe and welcoming sporting environment.
We encourage you to invite your loved ones and friends to play and spectate.