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League Notices


Schedule Changes

All Coaches - Tim Bielewicz, the game official’s assigner, requests that anyone needing changes to times of games or any rescheduling of games should contact him by phone. He says that often times the emails he gets are too confusing, and a simple phone call makes it a lot easier for him. Tim’s contact information is:

Tim Bielewicz
412-628-4555 (c)
timbielewicz@hotmail.com

You should also immediately inform your Section Representative of any schedule changes so they can keep the online schedule accurate.


Tournaments


2nd Annual Coach Tom Callender Memorial Tournament - Sunday, February 2, 2019; A one day tournament for boys teams grades 4-6 with all proceeds going to the family of Coach Tom Callender; Direct any questions Dan Thimons (724-487-3408, djthimons1979@gmail.com) - Flyer
St. Anne's 6th Annual Presidents Day Instructional Tournament - Boys and Girls brackets; February 16-17, 2019; Each team plays two games. All teams play on Saturday and Sunday. The championship and consolation games are on Sunday; Cost $75.00/team; T-shirt and trophy for the 1st place team in each division; Location: St. Anne School, 4040 Willow Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15234; For more information contact Rich Unger (412-443-5601, runger@2badcats.com) - Flyer and Roster Form
Saint Anne School is looking for Boys and Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity "B" teams to attend their 11th Annual Miracles in March Basketball Tournament. The tournament begins on February 21, 2019 and concludes the week of March 14, 2019.  It is a double elimination format over three weekends. Entry Fee is $175.00 per team (up to 12 players, 2 coaches - add $5 per additional player/coach). Please make checks payable to Saint Anne Athletic Association and mail to Saint Anne's School, 4040 Willow Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15234, ATTN: Nick Waskiewicz-Tournament Director. See the attached Team Registration form. Please send rosters as soon as possible to miraclesinmarch@gmail.com. The tournament location is Saint Anne School in Castle Shannon, PA.  Any questions, please contact Nick Waskiewicz, Tournament Director (412-308-0102 (h), 412-735-2409 (c), miraclesinmarch@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration Form
Annual Brian and Brandon Memorial Tournament at St. Malachy - Still looking for 3 boys JV teams and 2 boys Varsity "B" teams for the tournament; February 8,9 and 10. If interested contact Gary Harbaugh, St. Malachy Boys basketball Coach, 412-736-4077, gharbaugh65@msn.com)
Holy Trinity will be holding their annual ‘preview’ Boys Basketball Tournament(s) beginning on (or around) Sunday, March 10, 2019. There will be a bracket for both the varsity and JV levels. Please see attached flyer for full details - Flyer
Norwin Basketball Association - Grades 3-8 Tournament  - 'A' & 'B' Divisions; Thursday, January 24 through Monday, January 28, 2019; $225 entry; School and community-based teams; All games played at Norwin Schools; 3 game guarantee; 1st and 2nd place receive t-shirts; For more information, please contact Gerry O'Brien (412-977-0150, grobrienlaw.com) - Flyer
Riverview Athletic Association’s 18th Annual Roundball Classic - Feb 25 – March 10, 2019; Boys 4th-6th Grade, Girls 5th & 6th grade; B level, community sponsored teams only; No AAU; All games played in Oakmont at Riverview High School or 10th Street Elementary; Round robin pool play, 3 game minimum, top teams advance to playoffs; Entry fee is $210 per team; Registration deadline Feb 18; This will fill up fast! For more information and to register contact Craig Betler (412-302-7011, raahoops@comcast.net) - Flyer
2019 Mars Boys Youth Basketball Tournament - Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Mars Youth Boys Basketball Year End Tournament at the end of February/early March 2019! Tournament Dates: Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3; Please register TODAY - spots will fill up fast! Thank you for your interest! 3rd Grade - All combined! (up to 9 Teams); 4A | 4B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 5A | 5B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 6A | 6B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 3rd Grade is all combined. No A or B!; 4A & 4B; 5A & 5B; 6A & 6B; NO AAU Teams, only school sanctioned programs please; Registration is at this link: https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=marsyouthhoops&formID=131587&fb=1
2019 West Allegheny Boys Basketball TournamentThe Best of the West” - Friday February 8 - Sunday February 10; 3 Game Guarantee; $250 per team; Championship T-Shirts for winning teams; Separate "A" and "B" Divisions for Grades 4 -6 only; Grades 3, 7 and 8 Indivual Divisions; This tournament will field 60 teams from all around Western Pa; For questions and information you can contact :Todd Scanlon (412-552-0844, snoop0068@aol.com) - Flyer and Registration Form
St Marys Cavalier Basketball Tournaments - St Marys Cavaliers (Elk County PA) is hosting an 8th grade boys tournament January 5 and January 6, 2019 and a 7th grade boys tournament on January 26 and January 27, 2019. We are seeking competitive teams from outside the area of Elk County to participate in this long standing tournament. Please see the attached flyer for registration and contact information for both tournaments - Flyer and Registration Form


Camps


Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Clinics


Since 2006 PITTSBURGH PRIDE HOOPS’ primary focus has always been to develop the basketball skills and fundamentals of our players.  We want to help our players become the very best basketball players that they can be.  We have weekly basketball workouts every Sunday for both boys and girls from grades 4 through high school.  Please see the flyer for more information.  We also offer 1-on-1 and small group workouts (which can be focused on basketball-only drills or can also include some speed, agility, and quickness training). Email Tom Brush at tbrush71@comcast.net with any questions. - Flyer
The Scoring Factory was founded in 2009 to fill the need for advanced training and skills development in the Pittsburgh area. Our extensive coaching staff includes experts in all aspects of the game. From personal training sessions, to our skills clinics, there is something for every player to become their best. Visit our web site for information on our current programs, our Sunday Skills Clinics, and our unique Academy.
The McConnell Academy at Cool Springs (3001 Cool Springs Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15234) is head by legendary Pennsylvania Coach Tim McConnell and his team. We provide a state of the art Basketball training program that specializes in fundamentals and player development for Boys and Girls in Grades K – 9. All of our players work directly with Coach McConnell and Coach Rico to improve their overall skills within all elements of Basketball. In addition to our weekly Academy sessions, we also offer seasonal leagues and tournaments! See the attached flyer or contact Eliza at 412-918-0295 or basketball@playcoolsprings.com. - Flyer
Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Scrimmage Requests


St. Bede’s JV Boys team is looking to fill out the following home dates:

Day Date Time
Sun. 12.9 1:00PM
Sat. 12.22 1:00PM
Sun. 12.23 1:00PM
Sat. 12.29 1:00PM
Sat. 1.5 1:30PM
Sat. 2.2 1:15PM
Sun. 2.3 1:00 or 2:15 (Super Bowl Sunday)
Sat. 2.9 1:30PM
Sun. 2.10 Noon

Looking for away games as well.

If you are interested, please contact Chris Bandurski (412-491-3512, cbandurski@hotmail.com)
The 3rd/4th grade boys team at Blessed Trinity Academy has a home game slot at the Blessed Trinity Academy gym (2510 Middle Road Glenshaw, PA 15116) that is still open on Saturday January 26 at 9:30 AM. Contact Ray Jones at rayjones@katz.pitt.edu if you are interested in playing.
Mt. Lebanon Boys Varsity "B" Team is looking for games this season. Please contact Ryan Bochkoris (rbochkoris@msn.com) if your team is interested.
The Quaker Valley 6th grade A Team is looking for a home or away scrimmages. If interested, please contact Tom Jackovic at tjackovic@usatffoundation.org or 412-398-2484.
St. Bede Varsity Boys "B" team (7th graders) looking for games.
Home game day and time: Saturdays at 5:30 PM
Dates: 11.17, 11.24, 12.1, 12.8, 12.15, 12.22, 12.29, 1.5, 1.19, 1.26, 2.2, 2.9, 2.16, 2.23
Contact: Ryan Knoll (rck0612@gmail.com, 814.528.4410)
St. Monica's (Beaver Falls) is looking to schedule three non-section Varsity B games preferably for January. If interested please contact Chris Mineard (724-462-9588, cjm30@verizon.net).


Tryouts


I am the head varsity girl's coach at Hempfield Area High School. My brother and myself have run Pittsburgh Pride Hoops since 2006. The focus of our program has always been to actually coach our players and help them to become better all-around basketball players. The tryouts for our 2019 AAU teams start this Sunday (1/20). See the attached information regarding our tryouts - Tom Brush (tbrush71@comcast.net). Thank You - Flyer


Workouts


High Performance Hoops Workout - Elevating Players to the Next Level - Dr. Karen "Coach" Hall (Coach Hall) (412-874-5802, athletics4all@yahoo.com) - Flyer
The Scoring Factory was founded in 2009 to fill the need for advanced training and skills development in the Pittsburgh area. Our extensive coaching staff includes experts in all aspects of the game. From personal training sessions, to our skills clinics, there is something for every player to become their best. Visit our web site for information on our current programs, our Sunday Skills Clinics, and our unique Academy.
Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Instructional Tournaments


St. Anne's 6th Annual Presidents Day Instructional Tournament - Boys and Girls brackets; February 16-17, 2019; Each team plays two games. All teams play on Saturday and Sunday. The championship and consolation games are on Sunday; Cost $75.00/team; T-shirt and trophy for the 1st place team in each division; Location: St. Anne School, 4040 Willow Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15234; For more information contact Rich Unger (412-443-5601, runger@2badcats.com) - Flyer and Roster Form
You are invited to the Blessed Trinity Academy Classic Developmental Tournament - Boys & girls; Weekends of February 15-17 and February 22-24; Entry fee is $150 per team. Please see the attached flyer for more details and contact information - Flyers and Registration Forms
Butler Catholic School is hosting a Boys Developmental (3rd & 4th Grade Teams) Tournament; February 22 thru March 5, 2019; The tournament is pool play; Three games guaranteed; Teams will be matched according to grade/skill level; There will be 2 1st place winners and 2 2nd place winners for each grade level. First and second place winners will receive player trophies and a team trophy!; See the attached flyer - Flyer and Registration Form
Saints Peter and Paul School in Beaver, PA will be hosting their 19th annual JJV basketball tournament for JJV girls and JJV boys teams starting on Tuesday, March 5 thru Sunday, March 10, 2018. Team and individual trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams. 3rd grade division with medals for 1st and 2nd place teams. Team free throw shooting contest with awards. Food, music, raffles and much more. $150 for one team, $125 for second team (from same school), $100 for third team or more (from same school). Single elimination with minimum of 2 games guaranteed. If you have any questions or want to register, please contact Marty Samchuck at martinsamchuck@comcast.net or (724) 683-4077. The deadline for entry is Friday, February 8 and then it will open up to all Pittsburgh Area Diocesan schools. Registrations closes at 18 teams. - Flyer and Registration Form
Holy Cross Academy Boys and Girls Developmental Tournament - Boys tournament runs March 1 through March 4; Girls tournament runs March 6 - 10. There will be a separate 3rd grade only division and a 3/4th grade division. 3rd grade only teams play a double elimination format; 3/4th grade teams will play minimum 2 games. Games will be held at Holy Cross gym (311 Siebert Road Pgh PA 15237) as well as St Theresa gym (1000 Avila Ct, Pittsburgh, PA 15237). Diocesan teams are preferred. Cost is $150 with t-shirts for all participants. Deadline to enter is February 10. For more information contact Sheila Duffy (412- 260-7662, smburke11@yahoo.com) - Flyer and Registration Forms
2019 Mars Boys Youth Basketball Tournament - Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Mars Youth Boys Basketball Year End Tournament at the end of February/early March 2019! Tournament Dates: Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3; Please register TODAY - spots will fill up fast! Thank you for your interest! 3rd Grade - All combined! (up to 9 Teams); 4A | 4B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 5A | 5B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 6A | 6B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 3rd Grade is all combined. No A or B!; 4A & 4B; 5A & 5B; 6A & 6B; NO AAU Teams, only school sanctioned programs please; Registration is at this link: https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=marsyouthhoops&formID=131587&fb=1


Special Events


2019 Girls Roundball Classic - Dates to be announced soon!

Just a reminder that the 2019 Girls Roundball Classic will be held at Oakland Catholic this March. This event is designed to bring girls from all over the Diocese together to play in a competitive and fun environment. All JV and Varsity girls playing basketball at a diocesan school are eligible to attend. Players can be nominated by coaches, parents, and athletic directors.

Based on past events we anticipate approximately 100 players from around the Diocese. Please make sure that your team is represented.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Lamb (slamb220@gmail.com) OCBB Assistant, Ed Vavro (evavro@dmclaw.com) OCBB Booster, or Ray Gevaudan (ray.gevaudan@gmail.com) OCBB Booster.
The University of Pittsburgh Basketball Programs invite you to come out and participate in halftime scrimmages at our men’s and women’s basketball games here at the University of Pittsburgh. This year we are inviting teams to participate as "Benchwarmers", where they can sit on the Pitt team bench before the game as well as participate in halftime scrimmages. If interested, please contact Christina Zedreck (412-648-8307, czedreck@athletics.pitt.edu)














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