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2016 - 2017 East Coast "Being Our Best" Programs Tryouts

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association will hold open tryouts for the 2016 - 2017 "Being Our Best" Development and High Performance boys and girls programs on September 30th - October 1st at the NLSC on Crosbie Road. Selected individuals in grades 7-8 will enter the Skills Development Program; while selected grade 9's will enter the High Performance Program. Individuals MUST pre-register with the NLBA on or before the Sept 26th deadline and the $40.00 fee must be prepaid. Athletes are encouraged to download the registration form to send in electronically and to pay via the NLBA PayPal option. For additional information download and read the "Being our Best" Brochure.

Being Our Best Development and High Performance Tryout Registration Form

September 30th - October 1st Tryout Times:

Developmental Boys' Sessions
Head Coach: Steve Ryan
Friday, Sepember 30th: 4:00 - 6:00pm (gr. 7's & 8's)
Saturday, October 1st:
8:00 - 9:30am (Gr 7's only)
11:00am - 12:30pm (Gr 8's only)
2:00 - 4:00pm (Gr 7's & 8's)

Developmental Girls' Sessions
Head Coach: Doreen Pond
Friday, Sepember 30th: 4:00 - 6:00pm (gr. 7's & 8's)
Saturday, October 1st:
9:30 - 11:00am (Gr 7's only)
12:30 - 2:00pm (Gr 8's only)
4:00 - 6:00pm (Gr 7's & 8's)

High Performance Boys' Sessions
Head Coach: Dave Banfield
Friday, Sepember 30th: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1st: 8:00 - 9:30am; 11:00am - 12:30pm

High Performance Girls' Sessions
Head Coach: Geoff Moore
Friday, Sepember 30th: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 - 11:00am; 12:30 - 2:00pm

2016 - 2017 Minor Rule Changes

To view the minor rule changes for the 2017 basketball season, please download a copy of the 2016 - 17 Minor Rule Changes in PDF format.

Terry Fox Run honouring Clarence Sutton

Here is the link to the St. John's Run Facebook page:

NLBA Healthy Eating Policy

The NLBA recognizes the importance of healthy eating and the overall benefits of this practice. In support of Healthy Students Healthy Schools and the Provincial School Food Guidelines, NLBA has implemented a new Healthy Eating Policy for NLBA events where food and beverages will be served. The Healthy Eating Policy ensures that healthy options are provided to participants attending these events.

Effective October 2105, all NLBA event hosts will be asked to comply with the Healthy Eating Policy. Please refer to Provincial School Food Guidelines for planning your meals and snacks: Additional support is available from the Eat Great and Participate Coordinator at 709-729-4432 or from your local Regional Nutritionist.

For additional information, please refer to the Heatlthy Eating Policy.

You Tube Video "Odds of Getting D-1 College Basketball Scholarship" .

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