Try-outs for U15 Minor Midget team will be conducted:
Wednesday, September 4th 5:00-7:00pm Carleton University (Norm Fenn Gym)
Thursday, September 5th 7:00-9:00pm Carleton University (Ravens Nest)
Coach: Tony House
The Ottawa Youth Basketball Academy is a regional program currently supported by the Goulbourn Basketball Association, Nepean Blue Devils, Ottawa Shooting Stars and the Ottawa Guardsman.
The program’s mission is to provide a superior development environment for the region’s youth basketball players.
The program will focus on developing the area’s most committed players, by bringing them together so that they can challenge each other. The program will be supported by coaches who are equally committed to improving player development and the overall quality of basketball in the capital region.
While recognizing that players develop differently, players will be provided with the opportunity to continue developing their individual skills, team skills and ultimately increasing the competitiveness of basketball in the National Capital Region.
While player development is the key goal of the program, it is contingent on having skilled coaches to lead that development. A coach selection and development program will be put into place to ensure the players have coaches with the skill level and knowledge to advance their development.
Participating clubs, while supporting the OYBA, will benefit from ongoing coaches’ training, player and coach clinics and skills sessions along with continuing support and development of all players and coaches.
The Academy will be managed by representatives from each of the participating associations. The representatives will be responsible for making the decisions regarding the administration and the coach selections of the OYBA. The Goulbourn Basketball Association, Nepean Blue Devils and Ottawa Shooting stars will continue to operate teams at the Major Bantam and Minor Midget levels with those players benefiting from access to OYBA clinics and resources. The Ottawa Guardsmen will not be running teams at these age levels.
The OYBA will be accepting registrations for Major Bantam Boys and Minor Midget Boys for the 2013-2014 season. Players who are interested in playing for the OYBA Warrior teams will need to attend tryouts to be held in September at the Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive). Players can register for the OYBA tryouts through one of the supporting clubs or by registering with the OYBA on the day of the tryout. Further information about tryouts will be posted soon.
A non-refundable tryout fee of $30 will be payable at the first tryout.
For further information on the OYBA please contact Paul Dufresne at firstname.lastname@example.org