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WELCOME TO TECHJAM LA


An annual charity basketball tournament hosted by URBAN SPORTS LA

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WELCOME TO TECHJAM LA


An annual charity basketball tournament hosted by URBAN SPORTS LA

 

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Work Hard, Play Hard.


Founded by Bao Ngo as a way to bring together tech companies in LA with work & play philosophies, Urban Sports LA has expanded the TECHJAM LA tournament to include LA-based companies of many disciplines, and 100% of net proceeds now go to support Special Olympics Southern California and Mychal’s Learning Place

Work Hard, Play Hard.


Founded by Bao Ngo as a way to bring together tech companies in LA with work & play philosophies, Urban Sports LA has expanded the TECHJAM LA tournament to include LA-based companies of many disciplines, and 100% of net proceeds now go to support Special Olympics Southern California and Mychal’s Learning Place

 

About Us

 

TechJam LA is an annual  basketball tournament targeting technology companies in the Greater Los Angeles area.  It is organized by a group of tech professionals for tech professionals who share our same philosophies of work and play.  We believe in teamwork, a competitive environment and inspiration via perspiration.

we have team spirit.

We found a correlation between Los Angeles technology company employees, and people who like to play basketball --and connected the dots!  We embrace the basketball community within the tech community and gather every year.

we ball.

TechJam LA is a 16 team pool play tournament that ends with a final single elimination bracket.  Official rules below.  

We give back.

All 16 teams work together to give back to a great cause: Special Olympics of Southern California & Mychal's Learning Place.

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For Ballers and Shot Callers

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For Ballers and Shot Callers

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


It's Game Time!

In partnership with Urban Sports LA, we are excited to invite 16 teams to our tournament this year.  All remaining proceeds from TechJam LA after covering for court rental, staffing and logistics will be donated to Special Olympics Southern California and Mychal's Learning Place

This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, March 16th 2019 from 10am to 5pm at the Lyon Recreation Center (LRC) at University of Southern California (USC).

LRC Main Gym

1026 W 34th St

Los Angeles, CA 90089

You can park your vehicle at Parking Structure A.  It will cost $12 per car.

All TechJam LA 2019 Participants are required to complete two (2) waivers - one Urban Sports LA, and for University of Southern California. Please find the waivers below.

 

With high participation, a 3 court gym, and a great cause, the stakes have never been higher for a TechJam championship.  So put down your MacBooks, lace up those sneakers, and let's ball!

TechJam LA 2019 is brought to you by:

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LRC Gym - Home of TechJam 2017

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • 16-team pool play bracket. 4 teams in each pool. Top 2 teams from each pool will participate in 8-team single elimination bracket. Tie breakers will be determined initially by head to head and then point differentials (total points scored - total points allowed). 1st place teams will take seeds 1-4 on the final bracket, ranked by head to head then point differentials, and 2nd place teams will take seeds 5-8 with the same ranking system. Every team plays a minimum of 3 games.

  • 15 co-ed players per team (max). If your team exceeds 15 players, please contact jeff@urbansportsla.com

  • 5 on 5 full court games.

  • Play to 21 points (straight-up).

 

SCORING

  • Field goals are worth 2 points, and three-point field goals are worth 3 points.

START OF GAME

  • A jump ball at center court will start the game.

  • Glasses or jewelry must be taken off prior to the game.

 

GAMEPLAY

  • No Timeouts for pool play games. One 30 second timeout per team will be allowed from Semi-Final games forward.

  • Sub in/out on dead balls only. Subs go to score table – refs let them in.

  • On a dead ball, check the ball in from top of the key.

  • Jump balls will be called by tournament officials.

 

FOULS

  • Fouls will be called by tournament officials.

  • Any type of foul will be considered a team foul. Your team is allowed four (4) team fouls. Once you are over this limit, the offense will get a one-and-one for any type of blocking foul.

  • Players will line up along the key and behind the three point line for any type of shooting foul.

 

TECHJAM LA RULES/BEHAVIOR

  • All players must be employees of their company team. No ringers.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your game.

  • Aggressive taunting or rough play is prohibited.

  • No arguing with tournament officials.

  • No food allowed inside gym.

  • Players must wear basketball shoes. No exceptions. Please make sure the soles of your shoes will not leave a mark on gym floors.

In the spirit of charity and camaraderie in the LA tech community, we would very much like to stress “GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP” which should go hand in hand with this tournament.  We would appreciate that anyone attending a game refrain from showing disapproval at a referee’s call.  Instead, give your team encouragement!  

Who's in?

Meet the athletic techies fighting for the championship this year...


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Join us


Does the Dream Team work at your company? 

Join us


Does the Dream Team work at your company? 

To request an invitation to TechJam 2019, or for any other inquiries:

INFO@URBANSPORTSla.com