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2015-16 "Being Our Best" Tryouts

Being Our Best Developmental & High Performance Boys' and Girls' Tryouts

Grade 7's and 8's (Born in 2002 & 2003)
Grade 9's (Born in 2001)

October 3rd, 2015
Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Center
100 Crosbie Road, St. John's
Registration Fee: $40.00

Being Our Best Programs
In preparation for the 2016-2018 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: Geoff Moore (Female) & Dave Banfield (Male)

This program will be conducted from October 2015 - March 2016. 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.

High Performance: Grade 9 boys and girls

Coaches: Judy Byrne (Female) & Glen Sooley (Male)
This program will be conducted from October 2015 - March 2016. Approximately 20 athletes will be selected to train to have the opportunity to compete at the Midget National Championships in 2016.

Tryout Brochure CLICK HERE

Tryout Form CLICK HERE

Payment can be made by cheque made out and mailed to the NLBA OR on line through the NLBA's PayPal account @ Make Payment

Terry Fox Run

On Sunday, Sept. 20th, Canadians from coast to coast will lace up for the 35th edition of The Terry Fox Run. Once again The NLBA is proud to support Terry's cancer research Foundation as a means to pay tribute to the life and legacy of one of our own - Clarence Sutton. Let's show how teamwork is effective on AND off the court - working together to outrun cancer! CLICK HERE to join our team, or donate today!

Junior NBA - Expanding in NL

REMINDER: The NLBA is pleased to announce that the Jr NBA program which launched in Virginia Park Elementary School, St. John's this past year is looking to expand heading into the 2015-16 year. The program comes as part of a new partnership with NBA Canada. The Jr. NBA program provides an entry-level basketball program for young children 5 to 7 years old by providing a fun, active and healthy learning environment.

The NLBA is seeking the interest of the NL basketball community from groups or individuals that may be interested in hosting a program in their community.

We are looking to use this program to boost basketball participation province-wide.

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