Basketball PEI Provincial Training Program Begins This Sunday, November 19th
Basketball PEI starting to identify players and coaches for the provincial boys and girls U13, U15, & U17 teams for 2018. Athletes born in 2000 or later are eligible to play for one of the provincial teams. If you are hoping to play for a provincial team in the summer of 2018, this program is strongly encouraged. Anyone wanting to play as an over-ager on the U17 teams should also attend this program. The first session is this Sunday, November 19th.
*All session will be on Sunday as to avoid school sport and the sessions will be 2 hours.
Includes: 16 hours of on-court training & a Basketball PEI reversible jersey
**If you are a basketball coach and want to help in the process of identifying players, please contact Trent Whitty (Trent@basketballpei.ca) to indicate your interest level.
Basketball PEI AGM will be on November 22nd at Charlottetown Rural @ 5:30 PM
Basketball PEI will be having their AGM on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be in the lecture theatre in Charlottetown Rural High School.
Any member or interested party in Basketball PEI is welcome. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Basketball PEI Executive Director, Trent Whitty at (902)368-4986 or Trent@basketballpei.ca.
Coaching Courses Being Offered This Fall
Basketball PEI will be offering FUNdamentals and Learn to Train courses this fall.
FUNdamentals is targeted for those coaching Minor basketball and are looking to strengthen their understanding of coaching. It is a one-day course and will be held in Charlottetown on Sunday, November 26th. To register, go to https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5207434
Learn to Train is for those coaches looking to improve their knowledge and methods of coaching basketball. The course is being held over two days (December 8th & December 10th) in Charlottetown. To register, go to https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5205520
Any questions regarding the courses, contact Trent Whitty – Trent@basketballpei.ca
Doug McKinney Named as Minor Basketball Advisor
Basketball PEI is pleased to announce that former UPEI Panther and Island Storm player, Doug McKinney, will be this year’s Minor Basketball Advisor. Basketball has always been a major part of Doug’s life and he has experienced a lot of success as a player. Doug has also coached with several provincial teams in the past and is excited to work with the grassroots programs in PEI communities. He will be working closely with the Minor Basketball Associations in PEI to help give coaches and players a better experience with basketball at the early stages of their development.
Senior Women's Basketball League
Basketball PEI is hoping to start a senior women’s basketball league (ages 18+) this year. If you are interested in being part of the league, there is going to be an open gym on October 29th at Charlottetown Rural from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. If you are interested but cannot go to the open gym, please contact Trent Whitty – Trent@basketballpei.ca.
Basketball Officials Clinics
First-Year Officials Clinic
Sunday, November 5th 9:00-2:00 @ Summerside Intermediate School Use Beaver Street Entrance
First-year officials are also expected to attend Returning Officials Clinic.
Contact Rob Connell 902-303-0982 call or text
Returning Officials Clinic and AGM
Wednesday, November 8th 6:30 Bluefield High School *Attendance is Mandatory
Seeking Minor Basketball Advisor For 2017-2018 Basketball Season
Basketball PEI is looking to hire a Minor Basketball Advisor. The MBA is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all development and educational programs for coaches and athletes from the grassroots level through to Mini (grades 5 and 6) basketball in PEI. They will work directly with Minor Basketball Clubs/Associations throughout PEI to assist them on coach and player development opportunities, particularly as it applies to the Active Start Program, Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB), Jr. NBA, and all minor basketball curriculums. The Minor Basketball Advisor will work with the nine Minor Basketball Clubs/Associations to schedule opportunities for coach and player development/education activities. The expectation is that the Minor Basketball Advisor will work approximately 6 hours per week for an 18-week term. There is a $1250 honorarium associated with the position.
All interested candidates are asked to submit an application in the form of a cover letter by the Friday, October 27th at 4 PM deadline. Resumes and any questions or inquiries can be sent to Trent@basketballpei.ca.
For more information on the responsibilities of this position, see Minor Basketball Advisor Responsibilities.
Minor Basketball Registration Information
Below is the information you’ll need to get your son or daughter registered to play basketball! Programs are being offered to boys and girls in grades K-8. If you aren’t sure what community you should register in or what age group they fall into, please contact Trent – (902)368-4986 or Trent@basketballpei.ca.
|Saturday, Sept. 16th||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Summerside Intermediate School|
|Wednesday, Sept. 27th||6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||West Royalty Community Centre|
|Saturday, Sept. 30th||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Anytime||Anytime||Online @ tigersbasketball.ca|
|Saturday, Sept. 30th||9:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Eliot River|
|Wednesday, Oct. 4th||5:30 PM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Oct. 11th||5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Queen Elizabeth Elementary|
|Wednesday, Sept. 20th||6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Morell Consolidated|
|Saturday, Sept. 30th||9:00 AM – 11:00 AM|
|Monday, Sept 18th||6:30 PM – 8:00 PM||Central Queens Consolidated|
|Saturday, Sept. 30th||8:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Stratford Town Hall|
Saturday, Oct. 14th
Wednesday, Oct 24th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Westisle High School
Red Rock Classic 2017
Thank you to everyone that came to participate or take-in the 2017 Red Rock Classic. It was a great success with many teams competing at six different locations on PEI. Teams from PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia participated in the event and showed great class and talent throughout the weekend. Please see our digital program below with our many sponsors that helped with this year’s event. Also, check out the results from the tournament.
Team PEI 2017 Canada Games Men
The U17 PEI men’s basketball team will be heading to Winnipeg to participate in the 50th Canada Games the week of July 29th-August 4th. The team will be competing in tournaments around Atlantic Canada to prepare.
Team PEI 2017 Canada Games Women
The U17 PEI girl’s basketball team will be heading to Winnipeg to participate in the 50th Canada Games the week of July 29th-August 4th. The girls will be competing in tournaments around Atlantic Canada to prepare.
U14 Boys Provincial Development Team
The PEI Boys Provincial Development team will be participating in tournaments around Atlantic Canada this spring & summer. They will also be playing host for the boy’s development division at the Red Rock Classic on June 2-4 weekend. Good luck, boys!
Back row (L to R): Ian Lilly (Coach), Sam Crockett, Luke Thomson, Kalon MacDonald-Wood, Jeremey Norman, Spencer Rossiter, Nathan Swansburg, Colton Wadman (Coach)
Front row (L to R): Shawn Aitken, Ryan MacKinnon, Clark Farrell, Armaan Singh, Sam Birtwistle Missing: Tyler Kennedy
U14 Girls Provincial Development Team
Basketball PEI is pleased to announce the 2017 U14 Girls Provincial Development team. The girls are going to be representing PEI across the Atlantic Canada this Spring/Summer in exhibition play as well as several tournaments. They will be playing host for the Girls Development division at the Red Rock Classic on June 2-4 weekend. Good Luck girls!
Back (L to R): Ava Sinnott, Abby McGeoghan, Taylor Mitton, Abby MacDonald, Grace Morrison, Leah Johnston, Grace Killorn
Front (L to R): Amy Plaggenhoef, Paige MacLean, Katie Vidito, Sydney Lawlor, Dara McCabe, Sydney Strain Coaches: Kathy Murray, Jay Mingrone, Katie Morrison