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Tournaments


Sacred Heart Crusader Christmas Tournament – Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Sunday, December 30, 2018; At the Sacred Heart Parish Monsignor Keane Activities Center Gym; $125.00 early bird registration fee for teams registering prior to November 15, 2018; Registration fee after November 15, 2018 - $150.00; Diocesan teams only; Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Divisions; Brackets for B schools/B teams in Boys Division this year; Contact:  Jennifer McPeak (jlmcpeak@burnswhite.com, 412-310-3816) or Carrie Rose (carrie.r.rose@gmail.com, 412-389-8993) - Flyer
This year marks the 33rd Anniversary of the OLSH 7th and 8th Grade Tip-Off Tournament and, once again, we hope that you will begin your season with us. We will again be hosting two separate divisions, a Varsity “A” division and a Varsity “B” division (B division teams may choose to play up). On Championship Monday, November 26, we will crown the winners of both divisions. We’re excited to have you, your team, families and friends help us bring in the season. Throughout the years, this tournament has offered a lot of exciting memories for teams, cheerleading squads, and basketball fans. We hope to continue those special memories. The dates for the 2018 OLSH Tip-Off Tournament are Friday, November 23 to Monday, November 26. See the attached flyer for complete information - Flyer
North Catholic Holiday Shootout (Dec 27-30)- In collaboration with St Kilians - JV & Varsity Boys and Girls along with 4th Grade Boys and Girls. 3rd Grade possible. All tourney and contact info in attached flyer - Flyer
St. Kilian Holiday Shootout - December 27 - 29 - JV and Varsity Boys and Girls, A and B Teams welcome; Details and contact info in the attached flyer - Flyer
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


Each year CYO recommends summer overnight basketball camps conducted in a safe environment. We have examined and evaluated these camps for Cost, Expertise in Instruction, Amount of Games, Tournaments, Improvement, Facilities, and 24 Hour around-the-clock supervision. The camps on the attached flyer have continued to be approved and recommended by the CYO as overnight camps that have the highest level of skill development that will improve each individual to their fullest potential and prepare them to be a future High School player. The recommended camps are listed as the best instructional camps concentrating on the fundamentals of basketball. These camps have proven to be conducted in a safe environment with around the clock supervision and are directed and staffed by caring adults.  - CYO Approved 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


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)


Misc


Coaches - Please consider joining the Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association. The introduction letter is attached as well as a membership form.There are more and more Youth and HS Coaches all over Pennsylvania joining and I wanted to make you and your assistant coaches are aware. For more information contact us at info@pa-bca.org or visit http://www.pa-bca.org - Sincerely, Coach Mark Walsh ('86), Seton LaSalle HS Boys Basketball Head Coach - More Information


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


North Catholic Holiday Shootout (Dec 27-30)- In collaboration with St Kilians - JV & Varsity Boys and Girls along with 4th Grade Boys and Girls. 3rd Grade possible. All tourney and contact info in attached flyer - Flyer
Lady Crusaders’ Classic - 2018 3rd & 4th Grade Boys and Girls; November 24 and 25; $100 per Team; Public, Private and Catholic Schools; Two games, 18-minute running halves, No score keeping; Contacts Dave Golupski (412-498-9282, davegolupski@aol.com) or Bob Gustine, 412-398-9586, bobgustine@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration Form
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


Special Events


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)


Coaching Positions


Northside Catholic Assumption Academy is seeking to fill Coaching Positions for our Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country and Cheerleading teams. Candidates must be willing and have the ability to obtain current ACT 34 and ACT 151 clearances, attend and complete the Protecting God's Children seminar and complete the Mandatory Reporter Training. The two classes are now both available on-line. The successful candidate will have the sport acumen for the position which they are applying, had prior coaching or organized playing experience for the position which they are applying, and enjoy working with children in grades 4-8. If you are interested, please contact Athletic President Dave Octavi (DOctavi@CLASScommunity.org) or Principal Rosanne Kwiatkowski (nscprincipal1@gmail.com).


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