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2017 Summer Provincial Tryouts

Provincial Team Tryouts for:

U16 Boys and Girls
Midget (U15) Boys and Girls
U14 (Development) Boys and Girls

Site: NLSC, 100 Crosbie Road, St. John's, NL
April 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2017

Tryout Cost: U16 and Midget Programs - $80.00 per athlete / player
Tryout Cost: U14 Programs - $65.00 per athlete / player

The tryouts will take place over the Easter holidays and this will be the only tryouts for these summer programs. The deadline to register is April 10th, 2017.

For more information, please read the attached brochure carefully and fully!

Tryout Brochure

Tryout Application

Athlete Development

NLBA Basketball Development Model - BEING OUR BEST

Goals of Being Our Best:

  • Increase participation at all levels
  • Recruit, retain, and certify new male and female coaches
  • Finish in top six in standings in boys and girls U15 and U17 National Championships
  • Finish in top six at Canada Games

Basketball Development Model Presentation

Development Cycle

Athlete's selected through tryouts enter the program at the point appropriate for their age and skill level. Typically Grade 7s and 8s are in the Development Pods. At the end of the year the Grade 8s move on to the High Performance Program as well as some of the best Grade 7s. The remaining Grade 7s will remain in the Development Pods as Grade 8s. The Midget 15U team will be selected from the High Performance Program athletes.

At the end of midget years, athlete's enter the Juvenile Program. Each year the National Juvenile 17U team will be selected from the Grade 11s and best Grade 10s. Every 4th year the Canada Games competition takes the place of the Juvenile Nationals.


Devel Model

Devel Model performance


2016 - 17 Development and High Performance Programs Tryouts

Download: "Being our Best" Brochure: Mandatory to Read

Download: Being Our Best Development and High Performance Tryout Registration Form To be completed and sent to the NLBA office before September 26th.



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Tryout Registration

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

  1. Select the correct tryout.
  2. Fill in Athlete's Name
  3. Fill in Athlete's Grade (as of September 2016)
  4. Press the "Pay Now" button.
  5. Once you press the button you will be transferred to a PayPal screen. Select payment via PayPal account or credit card.
East Coast Being Our Best Programs
Athlete's First and Last Name
Athlete's Grade in Sep 2016

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