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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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 30th: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 - 11:00am; 12:30 - 2:00pm

NLBA West Coast Boys and Girls "Being our Best & High Performance" Program

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association will hold a Western open tryouts for the 2016 - 2017 "Being Our Best" developmental and High Performance boys and girls programs on September 24th and October 1st. This is a Provincial Regional training program open to athletes Grade 7-9 on the West coast. Training is once a week on weekend from October to March 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 6 years athletes are given the option to attend Under-13, 14 & 15 Summer Festival tournament (early July) in Montreal.

Frank Foo
Work 639-9541 cell 638-4894 email:

Female Coaches:
Lillian Bishop Cell 7096389635

Emelie Foo: 709-640-5735

TRYOUT DATES: (register at tryout)
September 24th GIRLS 12:00 - 2:00pm; BOYS 2:00 - 4:00pm @ Grenfell College
October 1nd Time to be announce
Facebook group:

NL West basketball
Cost: $35.00 per athlete; cheque is paid directly to the west coast


2016 - 2017 Mail Out Fee

It is that time of the year again to consider paying your Mail out Fees for the new basketball season. If you or your school has not been receiving basketball related information, and you would like to keep up with the sport, simply complete the following and return it to the above address with your $25.00 cheque. Please make the cheque payable to the NLBA. Schools and / or coaches who do not have their fees paid prior to October 31, 2016. Please note the NLBA has to date over 350 email addresses that receive information on daily / weekly basis. Please insure that you fill in your e-mail addresses.
This year you can also pay on line via PayPal on the NLBA website. Follow the link (, download the form and following the instructions on the screen

Mailout Form

Senior and Minor Club / Leagues Registration Forms and Deadlines

Please clinic on one of the following links for more information and to download the appropriate forms:

Minor League / Club Forms
Senior League / Club Forms

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.

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.

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