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League Notices


Congratulations to Blessed Trinity Academy who represented the Pittsburgh Diocese in the State Playoffs held by the Scranton Diocese. They placed 3rd in the competition!
The sixth annual Jessie Games are on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Cool Springs Sports Complex (1530 Hamilton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234). Registration is now open, so take a minute to visit http://bit.ly/2YELdh6 to attend or sponsor a family. Cost is $45 for a family and includes all events and games, as well as T-shirts for the kids, and picnic style fare to end the day.

Created in honor of Jessie Egan Smith, who had a special smile, an engaging laugh, a competitive spirit, and a heart filled with love for her family and friends, the Annual Jessie Games provides friends, clients, and donors of Catholic Charities a chance to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games while also supporting our youth programming. Geared towards families with children up to the age of 12, the Jessie Games offers races, a dunk tank, exciting bounce opportunities, watermelon-eating contest, games, food, fellowship, and more.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Diocesan Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Champions!

2018-2019, St. Kilian, Class A JV Champions
St. Kilian
Class A
JV Champions
2018-2019, St. Bede, Class B JV Champions
St. Bede
Class B
JV Champions
2018-2019, Blessed Trinity Academy, Class A Varsity Champions
Blessed Trinity Academy
Class A
Varsity Champions
2018-2019, St. Joseph, Class B Varsity Champions
St. Joseph
Class B
Varsity Champions
Have a good summer - see you all next season!


Tournaments


Seneca Valley will be hosting the Coach S Boys Basketball Shootout for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades on December 6, 7, 13, and 14. The shootout is a 3 game guarantee. Entry fee is $200 per team. See the attached flyer - Flyer
Basketball Stars of America will be hosting Tournaments & 1 Day Shootouts in the Pittsburgh Area for Boys & Girls Teams during the Spring, Summer & Fall Months. This is BSA’s 12th Year running these events! Spring & Summer Tournament and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/basketball-tournaments-shootouts. Fall Tournament and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/fall-tournament-and-shootout-dates. For more Info or registration by phone call 412-400-1320


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
Central Catholic Back to School Basketball Camp - Boys entering 5th through 8th grade are invited to join us August 5 - 8 for a Back to School Basketball Camp! Get ready for your upcoming season with hands-on instruction from Central Catholic coaches and players! When: August 5, 6, 7 and 8 - 9 am - noon; Cost: $100; Participants: Boys entering 5th through 8th grade; Location: Central Catholic High School Gymnasium; All registered campers will receive a Central Catholic Basketball T-Shirt; Each camper’s day consists of: Individual and group instruction from Central Catholic Coaching Staff & Players, Camp Speakers, Daily Contests, Competition (1 on 1, 3 on 3, 5 on 5), Weekly Awards; Have Questions? Contact Mr. Brian Urso, Head Basketball Coach (412-427-9392, brianurso3@gmail.com) or visit www.centralcatholichs.com/backtoschoolcamp.
BOYS CYO RECOMMENDED BASKETBALL CAMP - Keystone State Overnight Summer Camps are intensive skills camps with high powered individualized skill training guaranteed to advance player skills to the next level. More instruction than any Point Guard or Big Man Camp. Camps are held at Susquehanna UniversityJune 23-26 and at Slippery Rock University July 21-24.  Campers are housed in air conditioned suites with private bathrooms. Dining Hall is all you can eat. Games are streamed live and can be viewed by parents, coaches and friends on Keystones exclusive video network - www.keystonestatecamplive.com  All Keystone Coaches are caring adults with  criminal back round clearances and supervise campers 24/7. Go to www.keystonestatecamp.com for more information and to register online or to get a mail in application.
Laroche Basketball "Game On" Camps 2019 - Boys and Girls Grades 3 thru 10; Laroche University Kerr Fitness Center; June through July; For information contact Hermie Carmichael, La Roche Head Coach (412-732-9920, herman.carmichael@laroche.edu), Lorenzo Archer, La Roche Assistant Coach (412-538-7884, Lorenzo.archer@laroche.edu), Victor Giannotta, Laroche Assistant Coach, (412-600-9605, giannotta@zoominternet.net); See the attached flyer for details - Flyer and registration Form
North Catholic Boys Basketball Camps - July 8-11 and August 6-9; Grades 3-5 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Grades 6-8 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; Our camp stresses FUN and FUNdamentals; Staff consists of current and former coaches and players; Campers are divided by grade level to provide an appropriate learning environment for everyone; Team concepts as well as sportsmanship will be stressed during 5 on 5 and 3 on 3 play; Competitive and FUN contests through-out the week; Championship tournaments at the end of camp; For more information call 724-272-8426 - Flyer and Registration Form
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. Come see our new locatio in Shadyside Academy. Our Academy vigorously promotes individual growth within a team environment, creating versatile and complete basketball players. Our objective is long-term player development and creating a brighter future for  Pittsburgh's basketball landscape. Academy players are exposed to professional instruction through consistent and intense practices and scrimmages. See the attached Flyer - Flyer
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/


Misc


Kandy Newell "Sports" Photography (www.kandynewellphotography.com) offers standard photographic products for parents such as Trading Cards, Magazine Covers, Keychains, Magnets, Buttons and Plain Old 'Pics'. School receives 2 free 5x7 free pictures of all team photos (for coaches), and free digital pictures of all team photos, for use in the yearbook, sports programs, etc. - 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. Come see our new locatio in Shadyside Academy. Our Academy vigorously promotes individual growth within a team environment, creating versatile and complete basketball players. Our objective is long-term player development and creating a brighter future for  Pittsburgh's basketball landscape. Academy players are exposed to professional instruction through consistent and intense practices and scrimmages. See the attached Flyer - 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/


Coaching Positions


Sacred Heart Elementary School in Shadyside is looking for volunteer basketball coaches for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. We are looking for a JV Girls Head Coach, as well as assistant/B teams coaches in the girls and boys programs. Diocesan clearances required. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer McPeak (jlmcpeak@burnswhite.com)
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy in Aspinwall is looking for volunteer coaches for upcoming 2019-2020 winter basketball season. We are looking for a Girls JV Head Coach, and a Boys Varsity Coach. All interested candidates should contact Adam Hunter at adamandangiehunter@gmail.com.














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