Call For Coaches: 2018 Provincial Team Coaching Applications Being Accepted
Basketball PEI has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 Provincial Team Program. Basketball PEI will be accepting Head and Assistant Coach Applications for U13, U15, & U17 provincial team programs. You may apply as an individual or as a coaching staff. Interested candidates (both those with interest in being the head coach and assistant coach) are to apply by Wednesday, January 31st at 4 pm. In your application, please indicate which team you are applying to coach (you may apply for more than one position). Please note, candidates will then go through an interview process the week of February 5th to 9th. Coaches will be in place and announced by Friday, February 16th. Provincial team tryouts will begin no earlier than April 16th.
Prior to applying, read the criteria for Provincial Coaches: Basketball PEI Coaching Criteria
*All coaches must complete a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Wednesday, January 31st at 4pm=> Deadline to apply for a Provincial Team Coaching Position (both those interested in head coach and assistant coach positions, male and female teams)
February 5th to 9th=> Coaching Interviews being conducted
Friday, February 16th=> Announcement of 2017 Provincial Team Coaches
Monday, April 16th=> Provincial Team Programs may begin the tryout process
You can email your application to Basketball PEI Executive Director Trent Whitty at Trent@basketballpei.ca or mail your application to:
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6
Basketball PEI/ADL 2016-2017 Annual Awards
We recognize the amount of hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball that has taken place over this past year and we would like to celebrate PEI’s best. As a valued member of the basketball community, we invite you to nominate an athlete who you feel deserves to be recognized as the most outstanding player in the age categories listed below. We are also seeking nominations for outstanding coach, team, official and volunteer/administrator for the 2016-2017 year.
This year’s awards will be presented on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 during the UPEI women’s (1 PM) and men’s (3 PM) basketball games vs. Memorial University.
Bantam Male (U14) *Born in 2003 or later
Bantam Female (U14) *Born in 2003 or later
Junior Male (U17) **Born in 2000 or later
Junior Female (U17) **Born in 2000 or later
Senior Male (18+) ***Born in 1999 or earlier
Senior Female (18+) ***Born in 1999 or earlier
40 Enman Crescent Suite #205
Basketball PEI Provincial Training Program
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 two sessions were on November 19th and November 26th.
Feb. 18 (*moved from January 28th)
(*moved from December 10th)
*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.
December 10th Provincial Training Program Session is Cancelled Due to Weather
Due to poor weather conditions forecasted for December 10th, the Provincial Training Program session will be rescheduled after the New Year.
Any questions, please contact Trent Whitty at Trent@basketballpei.ca.
Free Acute Care Clinic For Basketball Coaches on January 21st
There is going to be a 1-hour session on acute injuries in basketball on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. The purpose of the clinic is to give basketball coaches a better understanding of how to respond to common or specific injuries that occur while playing basketball (rolled ankle, knee to knee, jammed fingers, hit to the head, etc). Colin Moore from Sports Centre Physio will be delivering the clinic.
The clinic is taking place in the Charlottetown Rural gymnasium from 3 – 4 PM. This is open to anyone and is free of charge. All you have to do is register. Sign up at https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5213061 or contact Trent Whitty to sign up at (902)368-4986 or Trent@basketballpei.ca
Please share with anyone you know that coaches or is a part of the basketball community.
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.
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