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!
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!
Dates & Locations for Basketball 101 Summer Camps
The first Basketball 101 camp will be held July 17-21, 2017 for boys and girls entering grades 4 to 6. The location for this camp is Immanuel Christian School (the old Kent building) located at 68 Allen Street in Charlottetown.
The second week of camps will be held August 28 – September 1st, 2017 for boys and girls entering grades 7 to 12. The location for this camp is Charlottetown Rural High School.
Registration for the camp will begin soon! Please contact Coach Morrison at (902)393-3441 for more details.
Basketball 101 Camps Being Offered This Summer
Basketball PEI is pleased to announce its recent partnership with the highly successful Basketball 101 Development School to offer two weeks of basketball camps during the 2017 summer season. These camps will provide an excellent opportunity for athletes to improve their basketball fundamentals, while also serving as a fundraiser for Basketball PEI.
Basketball 101 Development Schools is co-owned by George and Scott Morrison. The elder Morrison has coached at the university and college level for 30 years and has operated basketball camps for both UPEI and the Basketball 101 Development School over this same period. Scott works with the NBA Boston Celtics organization and has been the Head Coach of the Maine Red Claws, The Celtic’s NBA D-League affiliate for the past three seasons. Prior to that, he had a very successful 11-year career as the Head Coach of the Lakehead University men’s basketball program. Scott has also been an assistant coach with Canada Basketball’s national teams for the past four summers, most recently with the senior men’s program. Scott also played five seasons with the UPEI Panthers.
The first week of camp will be held July 17-21 in Charlottetown. This camp will be for boys and girls entering grades 4 to 6. The camp will utilize basketball nets at heights appropriate to this age group, as well as age appropriate basketballs.
The second week will be held at Charlottetown Rural High School the week of August 28 to September 1 and will be open to boys and girls entering grades 7 to 12.
Both camps will run from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The July camp will feature both half and full day options.
Guest coaches include Dale Farish, long-time coach at all levels on PEI; Darrell Glenn, former UPEI Panther and the newly named Head Coach of the UPEI Men; and Lonnie States, Nova Scotia and PEI coach for many years. Additional coaches will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Commenting on the new relationship with Basketball PEI, George Morrison had this to say: “Scott and I wanted to continue to offer a basketball camp that has been recognized as an excellent week of development for all players who attend. However, we also wanted to see the profits go towards furthering the development of the game in this Province. That is why we chose to partner with Basketball PEI. We are pleased that Peter Lawlor and his organization have accepted, and we certainly look upon it as a win for all involved.”
Basketball PEI President Peter Lawlor commented, “We are truly grateful to George and Scott for approaching us as a potential partner. Our primary goals as an organization are to grow the game of basketball in PEI while developing athletes with the potential to play at the post-secondary level. Basketball 101 targets both of these goals. It is one of the premier development opportunities for our athletes during the off-season, plus it will provide us with the funds we need to run an effective high-performance program for our elite athletes. We look forward to a long-term relationship with George and Scott.”
Trent Whitty, Basketball PEI’s Executive Director added, “Basketball PEI is very excited to work with George and Scott to better the development of basketball on PEI. Basketball 101 has a very strong reputation for delivering high-level camps, and it is a great opportunity for Basketball PEI to join in this endeavor. These camps offer athletes the opportunity to take the time to focus on the fundamental skills needed to become elite basketball players.”
Camp brochures along with registration options will be available in the near future from Basketball PEI or by calling Coach Morrison at 902-393-3441.
Red Rock Hotel!
If you are registering a team in the 2017 Red Rock Classic, take advantage of the team rates offered at the Holiday Inn Express – Charlottetown. Offer expires May 12th, 2017.
To book rooms for your team, contact Rachel at email@example.com or 902-892-1201 ext 4470.
U14 Boys Provincial Development Team
Tyler Kennedy – Alternate
Next 2 team practices are:
Saturday, April 22nd 11-1@TOSH (parents meeting 10:30)
Sunday, April 23rd 11-1@TOSH
MID-ISLE MAGIC U14 GIRLS TRYOUTS
Wednesday, April 19th
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Colonel Gray High School
2017 Red Rock Classic! Registration and Tournament Details
Last year saw over 40 teams compete in this Summer Classic. We invite all teams back that have participated in previous years as well as any new team!
Dates: June 2-4, 2017
Registration fee: $425
Deadline to register: May 19th, 2017
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Looking to register? Sign up by filling in a registration form: (2017 Red Rock Registration Form document) and returning to Trent@basketballpei.ca at Basketball PEI. 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 payable to Basketball PEI. Deadline for registration is May 19th, 2017. The first 8 teams registered for each division will get priority. Register early to ensure your spot!
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Basketball PEI Executive Director Trent Whitty at 902-368-4986 or at Trent@basketballpei.ca
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U14 Boys Development Team - Final Tryout
The following players are invited to attend final tryout this Saturday, April 15th from 11-1 @ TOSH (Three Oaks Senior High) as well as any 2002 born players that are not selected for the U16 Development team:
We would like to thank everyone that tried out and appreciate their efforts/hard work.
I apologize if any spelling of players is incorrect.
Any players unable to attend the final tryout on Saturday are to contact the coach, Ian Lilly – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 902-303-8118
U14 Girl's Development Tryouts
The following girls are invited to tryouts tonight, April 10th, 2017 at Stonepark Intermediate School from 7:30-9:00PM;
Urmila Khumal – Birchwood
Taylor Mitton – Stonepark
Sydney Strain – Queen Charlotte
Grace Killorn – Queen Charlotte
Monica Gallaher- Queen Charlotte
Jillian Kelly-Murphy – Stonepark
Amy Plaggenhoef – Stonepark
Katie Vidito – Stonepark
Grace Morrison – East Wiltshire
Abagail McGeoghegan – Immanuel Christian
Leah Johnson – SIS
Paige MacLean – SIS
Dara McCabe – Stonepark
Cassidy Hurley – Stonepark
Ava Sinnott- Stonepark
Sydney Lawlor – Stonepark
Abby MacDonald – Stonepark
Menna McCabe – Lucy Maude
Thanks to everyone that tried out!
Attention - U16 Boys Development Team next tryout practices
To the list of 15 who have been invited back to tryouts next week, as well as any U16 or U17 aged boys who will not be on the final roster for the Canada Games team, below is our tryout/practice schedule for the coming week:
– Monday, April 10th: Tryouts have been cancelled
– Wednesday, April 12th: Stonepark – 7:30pm-9:00pm
– Friday, April 14th: Charlottetown Rural – 7:00pm-8:45pm
**Also please note, last tryout, one of the 11 Basketball PEI basketballs was not returned to the ball bag and was taken from the gym. The ball must be returned immediately because it belongs to the Canada Games U17 team.
Mid-Isle Magic U13 Boys Team Try-Outs (Revised)
All U13 Boys (born in 2004 or 2005) from the Charlottetown, Stratford, Cornwall, North Shore or South Shore Minor Basketball Associations areas are welcome to attend.
Corrected tryout dates, times and locations are as follows;
- Monday, April 10, 7:30-9:00 PM- Queen Charlotte Intermediate on North River Rd.
- Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-7:00 PM- St Jean Elementary on Stewart St.
- Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-8:00 PM
Any questions please contact Tracy Ellsworth at 902-388-8155
Welcome Basketball PEI's New ED/TD - Trent Whitty
Seeking Coaches for Mid-Isle Magic U13/U14 Spring Basketball
Coaches/Assistants interested in coaching the 2017 Mid-Isle Magic U13 and U14 Boys or Girls basketball teams this Spring are asked to submit their applications. Head Coaches for U13 and U14 should be Learn to Train trained (Level 1) certified or equivalent. Mid-Isle Magic Coaching Application form and Team Guidelines are available at the following;
For further information, please contact Tracy Ellsworth, Coordinator at 902-388-8155 (call/text)
Deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday April 2, 2017
Basketball PEI announces the coaching staff for its 2017 Provincial Teams
Basketball PEI is pleased to announce the coaching staff for its 2017 U14 Female Development Team, U14 Male Development Team, and U16 Male Development Team. Try-outs for each of these teams will be held the week of April 3-7. Further details will be announced on the Basketball PEI website early next week.
Basketball PEI would like to thank these coaches for their commitment to the game of basketball on PEI and to the young men and women they will be coaching this summer.
U14 Girls Development
Head Coach – Kathy Murray
Kathy has a wide range of coaching experience, having coached provincial basketball for over 10 years, basketball at the college level for six years, and acted as head coach and assistant coach for the Center for Performance for Basketball PEI for almost eight years. Kathy coached the last three PEI Women’s Canada Games teams. Kathy is an avid basketball player herself, having played for PEI on three Canada Games teams, as well as at the university level. During her time as a student at UPEI, Kathy was a member of the UPEI Women’s Basketball Team and a captain in her fifth year. Kathy has been an assistant coach with the UPEI women’s program for many years.
Assistant Coach – Jay Mingrone
Jay has coached at the high school, provincial, college, and university levels for over 35 years. At the high school level, Jay developed a successful program at Bonar Law High School, leading the team to many provincial tournament appearances, including several final four appearances. At the college level, Jay spent 15 years as an assistant coach at Mount Allison University. While at Mount Allison, he helped the women’s team to a 7th place finish at the 2001 CCAA National Championships. He also led the Atlantic Baptist University (Crandall University) to their first ever ACAA playoff appearance in his one season at the school. Jay was also on Kathy Murray’s coaching staff for Basketball PEI’s 2009 and 2013 Canada Games teams and the U17 Teams in 2008 and 2012. Jay was the recipient of Basketball NB 2013 Coaching Merit Award. Jay is currently an assistant coach with the UPEI women’s program.
U14 Boys Development
Head Coach – Ian Lilly
Ian has been the head coach of the Athena Boys Basketball team since 2014. They earned the Provincial A title in 2016 and a silver medal at the AA level this past season. Ian has also coached the East Prince U13 Girls, high school volleyball at Three Oaks, and U12 Premier Soccer in Summerside. He has also been an assistant with both U14 girls and boys East Prince Basketball in the past. Ian is a true basketball enthusiast, and he brings his passion for the game to his coaching assignments.
Assistant Coach – Colton Wadman
Colton has been the head coach of the SIS AA Boys for the past two seasons, winning the Provincial title this past year. Colton is a young and upcoming coach within the Basketball PEI program and has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to his teams and to improving as a coach.
U16 Boys Development
Head Coach – Kyle Gillis
As a player, Kyle was a PEI Provincial MVP while at Charlottetown Rural and was a member of the national silver medalist Holland College team in 2013. Kyle has coached for the last five seasons in the PEISAA, winning a Senior A Girls banner in 2013 and a Senior AA Boys banner in 2014, both at Charlottetown Rural. Most recently, Kyle has been the head coach of the Stonepark AA Boys team. He is currently the Director of Sales with the Island Storm of the NBL of Canada.
Assistant Coach – Jeff Morrison
As a player, Jeff was a member of the 2013 Canada Games team. He was an assistant coach with the PEI U17 Men’s Team in 2015 and is currently an assistant coach with the Island Storm of the NBL of Canada.
Additional Assistants – Stephen Seviour and Lucas Clow
Basketball PEI Provincial Team Programming for 2017
Basketball PEI is pleased to announce its Provincial Team programming for the 2017 summer season.
Our Canada Games programs have been up and running for over 2 years now in preparation for this summer’s Canada Games being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Both our men’s and women’s teams selected their training groups through an open tryout process in October 2015. These groups have been together since this time, including participation at last summer’s U17 National Championships. The final Canada Games teams will be selected in April from the existing training groups.
Basketball PEI will not be sending male or female teams to the U15 National Championships this summer. Instead, we will be focusing on preparation and development for provincial team programming leading up to next summer’s National Championships.
On the boys side, we will be running both U16 and U14 Development teams. The U16 program will be focused on developing athletes for next summer’s U17 National Championships while the U14 team will be preparing a team for next summer’s U15 National Championships. On the girls side, we will be running a U14 Development team, again with a focus on preparation for next summer’s U15 National Championships. All of these teams will feature an open tryout process. We would also encourage interested U15 and U17 overage athletes to participate in the upcoming tryout process for these teams as both the U14 and U16 teams will be permitted to carry overage athletes.
Coaches will be selected by the end of March with tryouts beginning in early April. Please monitor the Basketball PEI website for tryout details.
Birchwood Spring Basketball Camp and League
Location: Birchwood Intermediate School
When: 8 consecutive weeks starting April 1st and finish on May 20th.
Cost: $40 with limited space available
Camp 1 (9am-10am) – for grades 1, 2, 3 (Boys and Girls)
Camp 2 (10am-11am) – for grades 4, 5, 6 (Boys and Girls)
Spring League Info:
Spring league (11am- 12pm) – Grades 7, 8, 9
Early registration will be Saturday, March 4th (10am – 12 noon) at Birchwood Intermediate.
Contact: Troy MacCallum (902)940-3627 for more information.
* Reminder to bring indoor sneakers and your basketball, if you have one.