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2017-18 East Coast Being Our Best Programs - Tryouts

Grade 7's and 8's (Born in 2004 & 2005)
Grade 9's (Born in 2003)

Brochure: East Coast Being our Best Tryout Brochure
Registration Form:East Coast Being our Best Tryout Registration Form

October 13th - October15th, 2017
Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Center
100 Crosbie Road, St. John's
Registration Fee: $50.00

Please see below for tryout time changes and Developmental Boys Practice sessions time changes:

Due to gym scheduling conflicts we had to make some changes to the tryout schedule. We're sorry for this inconvenience. See below for tryout time changes:

Tryout Times Developmental Girls and Boys and High Performance Girls and Boys:

  • Friday October 13th-4:00pm-6:00pm Developmental Girls (Grade 7's and 8's) / High Performance Boys
  • Saturday October 14th- 9:00am-11:00am Developmental Boys (Grade 7 & 8) and Developmental Girls (Grade 7's)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm- High Performance Girls and Boys
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm - Developmental Boys ( Grade 7's) and Developmental Girls (Grade 8's)
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm-High Performance Boys and Girls
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm- Developmental Boys ( Grade 8's) and Developmental Girls ( Grade 7's and 8's
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  • Sunday October 15th - 9:00am-11:00am- Developmental Boys (7 & 8's) 11:00am-1:00pm- High Performance Girls
Developmental Boys Sunday session:

Developmental Boys Sunday practice times (changed from brochure):
  • Location: Holy Heart
  • October 29th- 9:00am-11:00am
  • November 12th - 9:00am-11:00am
  • November 19th - 9:00am-11:00am
  • November 26th - 9:00am-11:00am
  • December 3rd- 9:00am-11:00am
  • December 10th- 9:00am-11:00am
  • December 17th - 9:00am-11:00am

Being Our Best Programs
In preparation for the 2018 - 2020 Midget National Championships, the NLBA is continuing the "Being Our Best" program to prepare the athletes for these competitions. The program commences at the Developmental phase stage and then feeds into the High Performance phase.

Developmental Program: Grade 7 and 8 boys and girls

Coaches: Angela Torraville (Female) & Matt Bruce (Male)
This program will be conducted from October 2017 - March 2018. The developmental program will consist of a pool of 40+ players per gender who are selected through a tryout. There will be roughly 20 grade 7's and 20 grade 8's selected, TBD by the head coaches. Parents and athletes should be aware this is a "skills development program" which focuses on teaching proper basketball skills to assist the individual to perform on the court at a higher level in the future. This is not intended to be a game oriented program and there will be very few games.

Athletes selected to the program will receive a reversible jersey, an indoor Spalding 1000 basketball, a hoody and approximately 75 - 80 hours of training including a nutrition, injury prevention and mental training session. Players will be exposed to former provincial team athletes and coaches who will teach skills as guest instructors. The total cost of the program will be $600.00 (admin. fee included)

In April 2018, open tryouts will be held to select an U14 provincial team to attend an invitational event in Atlantic Canada. This is a separate program and costs for this are not included.

High Performance: Grade 9 boys and girls

Coaches: Doreen Pond (Female) & Steve Ryan (Male)
This program will be conducted from October 2017 - March 2018. Approximately 20 athletes will be selected to train to have the opportunity to compete at the Midget National Championships in 2018. Athletes selected to the programs will receive an indoor Spalding 1000 basketball, reversible jersey; a hoody and approximately 75 - 80 hours of training. Selected athletes will also start a comprehensive weight training program under the guidance of Jerome Brenan at the NLSC including a nutrition, injury prevention and mental training session. Players will be exposed to former provincial team athletes and coaches and a variety of guest instructors. There will be approximately 10 - 12 games played during this program. The total cost of the High Performance program will be $950.00 (admin. fee included).

In April, open tryouts will be held to select an U15 provincial team to attend the 2018 National Midget Championships. This is a separate program and costs for this are not included in the above fees.

Brochure: East Coast Being our Best Tryout Brochure
Registration Form:East Coast Being our Best Tryout Registration Form

2017-18 West Coast Girls' Being Our Best Programs - Tryouts

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association will hold a Western open tryouts for the 2017 - 2018 "Being Our Best" developmental and High Performance girls' programs on September 30th. This is a Provincial Regional training program open to athletes Grade 6 - 11 on the West coast. Training is once a week on weekend from October 7th to March 31st (session times are yet TBD) focusing on skills development to assist athletes to perform at a higher level. Training also include nutrition, agility, injury prevention and mental preparation. Athletes selected to the program will receive reversible jersey, basketball and hoody. The past 7 years athletes are given the option to attend Under-13, 14 & 15 Summer Festival tournament (early July) in Montreal.

Female Coaches: Li LLana Bishop: Liwms2000@hotmail.com
Emelie Foo: Emeliefoo3@gmail.com

TRYOUT DATES: (register at tryout)
For Girls' in Grades 6 - 11
September 30th (tentative time): 9:30am-11:30am
Facebook group: Facebook groups: NL West Basketball and Girls NL West 2017
Cost: $25.00 per athlete; to be paid onsite day of tryouts.

Registration Form:West Coast Girls' Being our Best Tryout Registration Form

Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Offcials (NABO) Rules Clinic

this year FIBA has introduced new rules and some new rules interpretations. To this end NABO has planned a provincial rules clinic to be held in St. John's at the end of the month. They are really please to confirm that the CABO clinician for this clinic will be Nadine Crowley, FIBA Commissioner and Supervisor of Officials.

In keeping with the spirit of cooperation for the betterment of basketball in the province NABO is sending out an open invitation to all NLBA coaches and interested parties (province-wide) to attend this clinic - free of charge. The schedule / agenda for this clinic, being held with the cooperation and support of MUN athletics, is as follows:
Venues: Friday, Sept. 29th 7:00-9:00 pm Room 2001 Human Kinetics and Recreation Building, MUN - Rules session

Saturday, Sept 30th - 9:00 am- 12:00 pm - FIELD HOUSE - PLEASE BRING APPROPRIATE COURT SHOES and WHISTLE/LANYARD - 2 person mechanics session 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm (approx) Room 2001 - Human Kinetics and Recreation Rules session

Sunday October 1st 9:00-10:30 am Room 2001 Human Kinetics and Recreation - 3 person session - classroom 10:30 am- 12:00 pm On Court 3 person mechanics session Old MUN Gym - PLEASE BRING COURT SHOES and WHISTLE/LANYARD
12:00 -1:00 pm - reserved for further classroom session if needed.

NOTE - The session on Sunday is MANDATORY for all members of the MUN Panel AND NABO members attempting a NABO Level 4 this coming season. It is also open to those who may wish to learn more about 3 person officiating. As this is the ONLY 3 person session NABO will offer this year, those NABO members currently holding a NABO 3 and looking to be evaluated this upcoming year (realizing the exam is not till December) MUST attend this session.

If the coaches want to stay for the rule sessions only that is fine but they're also welcome to the mechanics sessions.

For more information, please contact with Dave Wilding @ (davidwilding@live.com) or Gerard Brien (gbrien4@hotmail.com) for any information.

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