Basketball PEI Office has moved
We would like to inform everyone that the Basketball PEI office has moved upstairs to Room 205. All visitors are welcome.
Red Rock Registration Available
The 2016 version of the Red Rock Classic will be happening July 1st to 3rd in Charlottetown PEI. Last year we saw 30 teams compete in this summer classic. We invite all teams back that have participated in previous years as well as all those new teams! Registration for the 2016 tournament can be found here – 2016 Red Rock Registration Form. Teams will not be considered registered until Basketball PEI has received this completed form as well as the $425 registration fee. Cheques can be made out to Basketball PEI.
OPEN IDENTIFICATION SESSION FOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM IN JUNE
Open Identification Session for athletes wishing to be seen by the women’s national team program and coaches. The session is geared towards athletes with international potential who are eligible for the 2016 Senior B/Development Women’s National Team (Sr B WNT/DWNT).
Open ID Information
Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga
To be eligible, an athlete must be born in 1997 or earlier and must be a Canadian citizen with a valid Canadian passport.
Athletes who participate in the Open ID session may be invited to attend the 2016 Sr B WNT/DWNT tryout.
Following the tryout, there will be a training camp for invited athletes, and a group of 12 athletes from the training camp will be selected to the 2016 DWNT, which will travel to Europe in June to participate in exhibition competition.
Please note that this identification session is being added as an additional activity to the overall, currently existing women’s national team talent identification system, which includes assessment of athletes within national team program activities, national and/or provincial elite performance program activities, and tracking athletes in schools and/or clubs.
A summary of key dates are below:
June 6: Open ID session, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 7-9: Tryouts by invitation, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 10-16: Training camp, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 17: Travel day
June 18-26: European exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic
June 27: Travel day back to Toronto
Athletes should be available for the above dates in the event they progress through the selection process.
Eligible athletes interested in participating in the Open ID session must complete the Registration and Insurance form here and return by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Completed forms can be returned by fax to 416-614-9570 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Please note that all costs to attend and participate in the Open ID session are the athletes’ responsibility. Athletes are also responsible for their own insurance to participate.
Midisle Magic U13 Girls Team - Final Selection
The following players have been selected for the 2016 U13 Girls Midisle Magic team;
The coaches will contact the parents by email as to the practice schedule and parents meeting for next week.
U15 Girls Provincial Team Selected
The U15 girls coaching staff would like to thank the athletes who participated in the tryout process. Below is the list of athletes that will represent PEI at this summer’s u15 National Championships in Regina July 25th to 30th.
Canada Basketball’s Mike MacKay in PEI to Run Women’s High Performance Player and Coach Sessions
Basketball PEI would like to welcome Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance, Performance Manager Mr. Mike MacKay to the Island Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th. Mike will be running on court sessions for our provinces u13 girls club team athletes as well as our 2016, u15 and u17 women’s provincial teams. These on court sessions will be run as free open coaches clinics for all those involved in our Minor Basketball Organizations, Junior High coaches, Highschool coaches and any others that have an interest in coach education and growing their coaching toolbox. All sessions will be hosted by Holland College. All those interested in the clinics are asked to register through the Canada Basketball Game Plan website.
To generate a Game Plan account please follow the steps below:
1) Go to www.basketball.ca
2) In the top left there is a “coaching” tab. Please click on that tab.
3) There will be a “register now” option in the top right hand corner. Click on register now.
4) The screen that comes up will have a “Paid (49.95)” option and a “Free” option. Please click the free option and fill out the details below. Once you do this, you have created a Game Plan account.
5) You will now be directed to your Game Plan account. Please click the “workshops” tab at the top of the screen.
6) You will then see Mike MacKay’s three sessions with all the information. Please choose to register for the one that best fits who you are coaching and/or your availability.
The clinic schedule and details are below:
Friday April 29th 6pm to 9pm
Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance, Performance Manager Mr. Mike MacKay will be running an on court session with our u13 girls club team athletes. This on court session will also be run as a coaching clinic for all coaches involved in our Minor Basketball Organizations. Please note, any coach at any level male or female is welcome to attend however the target audience for this session will be our minor organization coaches. Mike will be on court with the athletes from 6pm to 8pm. From 8pm to 9pm Mike will lead a round table discussion and chalk talk session with all coaches
Saturday April 30th 9am to 1pm
Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance, Performance Manager Mr. Mike MacKay will be running an on court session with our U17 Girls Provincial Team. This on court session will also be run as a coaches clinic open to all Highschool male and female coaches across the province. Mike will be on court from 9am to 12pm. From 12pm to 1pm Mike will be leading a round table discussion and chalk talk for all coaches. Please note, coaches from all levels are welcome to attend the session, however the target audience will be those coaching highschool aged athletes.
Saturday April 30th 3pm to 7pm
Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance, Performance Manager Mr. Mike MacKay will be running an on court session with our U15 girls Provincial Team. This on court session will also be run as an open coaches clinic for all those coaches male or female coaching Junior High Basketball. Mike will be on court from 3pm to 6pm with the athletes and coaches. From 6pm to 7pm Mike will lead a round table discussion and chalk talk for all coaches. Please note, coaches of any age level are welcome to attend this session, however the target audience will be those coaching junior high aged athletes.
If anyone has any questions related to the on court sessions and open coaches clinics please do not hesitate to contact Basketball PEI Executive Director Katie Hamilton at Katie@basketballpei.ca or at 902-368-4986.
U15 Boys - Down to final 15
The coaching staff would like to thank everyone who came this week for the 2016 team that will be representing the province in Winnipeg Aug 1-6.
Would the following list of players please attend next Saturdays try out at Birchwood School 11-1.
2016 U17 Boys Provincial Team Named
The 2016, U17 boys provincial team coaching staff would like to thank all the athletes who participated in the selection process and congratulates those athletes selected to represent the province at National Championships in Winnipeg Manitoba. Below is the list of athletes named to the U17 team. Please note, the U15 boys team will be named in the coming weeks, selected from a group of 30 athletes participating in the open tryout process.
2016 U17 Boys Roster
John Alex Vos
U17 Boys Overage (1998’s) Open Tryout/Evaluation
This summer’s U17 boys coaching staff would like to invite all those interested male athletes born in 1998 to an open tryout/evaluation. This tryout does not guarantee that one or both of the overage positions will be utilized this summer, however will give the coaches a chance to evaluate and determine what selections will be made moving forward.
The open tryout will happen Tuesday April 12th from 7:30 to 9:30 at Colonel Gray. All interested overage athletes are asked to attend the tryout.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the U17 boys head coach, Reagh Vidito at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 U15 Provincial Team Tryouts (revised with new info)
Basketball PEI would like to announce the U15 Provincial Team Tryouts for the summer of 2016. Athletes born in the years of 2001 or later are eligible to tryout. Please contact the Basketball PEI office or each respective Head Coach directly for more information.
Head Coach=> Darcy Zink, email@example.com
Assistant Coach=> Anne Kiberd
Saturday April 16th, 1:30 to 2 at Stonepark (Parent Info Meeting)
Saturday April 16th, 2 to 4 at Stonepark
Sunday April 17th, 1 to 3 at Rural
Wednesday April 20th, 6:30 to 8:30 at Slemon Park (NEW)
Head Coach=> Marv Rhyno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coach=> Troy MacCallum
Wednesday April 13th, 6 to 8pm at KISH
Saturday April 16th, 10:30 to 11 at Birchwood (Parent Info Meeting)
Saturday April 16th, 11 to 1 at Birchwood
Sunday April 17th, 11 to 1 at Rural
*Please note, as stated in the release of the Canada Games Training Group tryouts in October of 2015, athletes wishing to try out for the 2016 U17 Provincial Team must also tryout for the 2017 Canada Games Training Squad as the U17 Team will be selected from the Canada Games Training Squad athletes.*
2016 U17 Women’s Provincial Team Announced
The Canada Games Training Program coaching staff would like to thank the 21 athletes who have been together since October for all their hard work and dedication to the program. This summer’s U17 provincial team has been selected from the athletes involved in the training program in preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. All 21 athletes will reconvene in the fall of 2016 for final Canada Games tryouts and selections.
2016 U17 Women’s Provincial Team
Open tryouts for the U15 girls provincial team will take place Saturday April 16th from 2 to 4 (Stonepark), Sunday April 17th from 1 to 3 (Rural) and Wednesday April 20th from 6 to 8 (TBA, West Location). Head Coach of the girls U15 program is Darcy Zinck. Darcy can be reached at email@example.com.
Congratulations to those athletes selected to the U17 program and best of luck to those athletes participating in the U15 tryouts.
Midisle Magic 2016 U13 Boys and Girls Basketball Team Tryouts
The Midisle Magic U13 Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will be holding tryouts for all interested players born in 2003/2004 for their respective 2016 Spring teams on the following dates/locations;
Midisle Magic U13 Girls
Tuesday April 5 – Registration from 4:00pm-4:30pm and Tryout from 4:30pm-6:00pm @ Birchwood Intermediate
Wednesday April 6 – Tryout from 4:30pm-6:00pm @ Birchwood Intermediate
Thursday April 7 – Tryout from 4:30pm-6:00pm @ Birchwood Intermediate
Head Coach: Bob Knudson
Midisle Magic U13 Boys
Thursday, March 31 – Tryout from 5:30pm -7:00pm @ St Jean Elementary
Sunday, April 3 – Tryout from 12:00pm -2:00pmpm @ St Jean Elementary
Monday, April 4 – Tryout from 5:30-7:00 PM @ Birchwood Intermediate
Wednesday, April 6 – Tryout Time TBD (alternate tryout date, if needed) @ Birchwood Intermediate
Head Coach: Tracy Ellsworth
There is no cost to attend the tryouts and players are asked to attend at least 2 tryouts.
For further information, please contact Rudi Terstege, Midisle Magic Team Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mini Provicial Championships - Saturday March 12th
The final schedule is available at the following;
Good luck to all participants!!
Getting to know the Athletes - Feb 29th, 2016
Canada Games Training Group
This week we learn more about Nikki Arsenault and Josh Bourque.
Name: Nikki Arsenault
Favourite Professional Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favourite Food: Quesadilla
Favourite Basketball Moment: Being a part of the team that came sixth at nationals.
Interests Outside of Basketball: Watching movies, reading, and playing soccer and rugby.
Favourite Subject: English
Favourite Quote: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish based on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
Career Ambition: To become either a Psychologist or an EA for special needs children.
Random Fact About You: I have a dog named George and 2 cats named Bandit and Lilly
Name: Josh Bourque
Favourite professional athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite food: Pizza
Favourite basketball moment: beating Queen Charlotte to win the championship in the 2015 Paul Nogler basketball tournament.
Interests outside of basketball: playing golf, hanging out with friends and playing video games.
Favourite subject in school: Social Studies
Favourite quote: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” – Michael Jordan
Career ambition: I hope to one day become a Phys Ed teacher.
A random fact about me: I love to watch Netflix.
Seeking Coaches for Midisle Magic U13/U14 Basketball
Deadline extended to March 5, 2016 ***
For further information, please contact Rudi Terstege, Coordinator via email at email@example.com.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Saturday February 26, 2016. Extended to March 5, 2016 ****
Getting to know the Athletes - Feb 22nd, 2016
Canada Games Training Group
This week we learn more about Jillian Woods and Matt Connolly.
Name: Jillian Woods
Favourite Professional Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favourite Food: Peaches and dried mangoes
Favourite Basketball Moment to Date: I got a fouled with a minute left in the game down one point and shot foul shots to put us into overtime.
Interests Outside of Basketball: I enjoy playing volleyball and reading.
Favourite Subject in School: Science
Favourite Quote: “You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” -Robin Williams
Career Ambition: I would like to become a pediatrician.
A Random Fact about you: I read at least five hours a day.
Name: Matt Connolly
Favourite Professional Athlete: Dwayne Wade
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Basketball Moment to date: 2015 U17 Nationals in Halifax
Interests Outside of Basketball: Following and playing sports in general
Favourite Subject in School: Math
Favourite Quote: “I have failed over and over and over again, and that is why I succeed” Michael Jordan
Career Ambition: Sports Analyst
A Random Fact about you: Have an extra bone in each hand
Birchwood Basketball Camp
* Reminder to bring indoor sneakers and your basketball if you have one.
Camp 1 (9am-10am) – for ages 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Boys and Girls)
Camp 2 (10am-11am) – for ages 10, 11, 12 and 13 (Boys and Girls)
For further information, please contact Troy MacCallum at 902.940.3627