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2019-20 InHouse Program Key Dates
07/19/2019
Key Dates for 1st- 8th Grade In-House 2019-20 Season: Regular...
EPGBA Summer Challenge: June Leaderboard
07/17/2019
Summer Shooting-Dribbling Challenge: June Leaderboard Congratulations...
Registration Open for 2019-20 Travel Season
07/05/2019
Registration Open for the 2019-20 Travel Season   Click...
EPGBA applications for Travel Coaches
05/17/2019
Applications for Travel Coaches Now Being Accepted for the Upcoming...
EPGBA 27th Tip-off Tournament
05/04/2019
27th Annual Tip-off Tournament November 2-3 2019 Click Here...
 
2019-20 InHouse Program Key Dates

Key Dates for 1st- 8th Grade In-House 2019-20 Season:

  • Regular Registration: Early August - October 2nd
  • Players Clinics: October 5th, 12th and 26th at Oak Point Elementary
    • 1st & 2nd grade: 8:30 - 9:30 am
    • 3rd & 4th grade:  9:45 - 10:45 am
    • 5th & 6th grade:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 7th & 8th grade:  12:15 - 1:15 pm
  • ​Coaches Clinic:  November 2nd 8:30-9:30 am at Oak Point Elementary
  • Teams announced:  The week of October 28th
  • First Practices:  Week of November 4th  
    • ​Mondays:  3rd & 4th grade (Forrest Hills)
    • Tuesdays:  5th & 6th grade (Oak Point)
    • Thursdays:  1st & 2nd, 7th & 8th grade (Eden Lake, Oak Point)
  • Saturday Practice/Scrimmages:  November 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • First Games:  December 7th
    • 1st-4th Grade at Oak Point
    • 5th-8th Grade TBD based on Southwest Metro League
  • End of Season:
    • 1st-4th Grade Feb 29th at Oak Point
    • 5th-8th Grade Feb 29th/March 1st per Southwest Metro League Tournament

Key Dates for Rookie (PreK-K) League 2019-20 Season:

  • Registration: Early August – December 1st
  • Season: Mondays 6:00-7:00 PM drills (last 15 minutes are open play) from Dec 9th – Feb 24th

No clinics/practices/games:

  • Nov 2nd – In-House Coach Clinic
  • Oct 17th-20th - MEA weekend
  • Nov 27th-Dec 1st – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 21st–Jan 3rd – Winter Break

by posted 07/19/2019
EPGBA Summer Challenge: June Leaderboard

Summer Shooting-Dribbling Challenge: June Leaderboard

Congratulations to all players participating in the Summer Shooting-Dribbling Challenge. This summer program is designed to motivate and assist players in developing their dribbling and shooting skills. The Challenge is open to both travel and in-house players and runs from June 1 to September 15.

The leaderboard through June 30 is as follows among the registered players who submitted results:

Player Name

Grade in 
Fall

Total Shots Made 
(thru 6/30)

Total Min Dribbled 
(thru 6/30)

Madison M.

6

4,047

596

Avery C.

4

2,755

N/A

Lauren R.

8

2,750

185

Kaci K.

8

1,720

714

Kara H.

7

1,441

220

Hannah M.

6

1,200

165

Ashlyn A.

4

1,047

280.5

 

It's not too late to sign up and start shooting and dribbling!  You can register for the challenge by clicking here. Registration will be open throughout the summer. 

After you register, download this Tracking Sheet which includes suggested 50, 100, 150 and 200-shot routines to help players work on a variety of shots and more easily track their sessions. Links to dribbling drills and routines are also provided.

Grade-level goals have been established for both MADE baskets and dribbling minutes and players will receive prizes and recognition for meeting their shooting goal or dribbling goal or both. For players who want an extra challenge this summer, special recognition and prizes will be given to those who achieve a stretch goal of 10,000 made shots and 1,000 dribbled minutes.

Congrats again to all participants and we look forward to seeing more submissions and results next month!

 

 


by posted 07/17/2019
Registration Open for 2019-20 Travel Season

Registration Open for the 2019-20 Travel Season
 

Click Here to Register
 

Travel Tryouts
Evaluation Phase
Friday, September 13th @ EPHS

Grades 6 & 8 -> 6:00-7:30 PM
Grades 7  -> 7:45-9:15 PM

Saturday, September 14th @ EPHS
Grades 4 & 5 -> 10:00-11:30 AM

Team Formation Phase
Sunday, September 15th @ EPHS

Grade 4 & 5 -> 10:00-10:45 AM
Grades 6 -> 11:00-11:45 AM
Grades 7 -> 12:00-12:45 PM
Grades 8 -> 1:00-1:45 PM

Mandatory Parent Meeting Tuesday Sept 10th @ 6:00 PM

EPGBA's Tryout policy was updated n January 2019. Based on the updates, the tryout process this year is different. The first day of tryouts will focus on evaluation of players’ skills by independent evaluators. Example drills to be conducted during this phase can be found on EPGBA’s Travel Tryout Scorecard.  The second day of tryouts will focus on team formation. Please refer to the Travel Program tabs and Travel Policy in Section 3 of EPGBA's Policy Handbook for more information.

 Traveling League Fees for 2019-2020 Season*
4th-6th grade = $400
7th grade = $425
8th grade = $450

Plus checks for Volunteer deposit ($200) and Coaching fee ($275) must be turned in at or before player check-in on the first day for tryouts. Volunteer deposits will be destroyed after volunteer tournament hours are completed. Coaching fee will be cashed once player is placed on a team. 


Travel Uniforms
ALL NEW players to EPGBA will need to stop by the uniform table before or after tryouts to size and recieve ordering insturctions for your uniform.  All CURRENT travel players who wish to order new sizes or another uniform can stop by and do this during tryouts as well.  All uniform orders will need to be placed by September 18th to ensure delivery before the first tournament. 


Travel Registation Dates
Regular Registration: Now-August 25
Late Registration: August 26-September 3
(note: Late fee of $50 applies)

 

*All travel fees and any outstanding program fees must be paid in full by 9/12/19 (Thursday prior to tryouts)
*EPGBA does not accept walk-in registrations on either of the tryout dates.
*Per EPGBA policy, there are no refunds once tryouts have started. 


by posted 07/05/2019
EPGBA applications for Travel Coaches

Applications for Travel Coaches
Now Being Accepted for the Upcoming 2019-20 Season

The Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Association is seeking individuals interested in serving as Head Coaches for grades 4 through 8 during the 2019-20 travel basketball season.  Individuals will be need to complete an application detailing their basketball backgrounds and prior coaching experience.  Questions may be directed to Shari, Coach Selection Coordinator, at   

Applications must be received prior to July 30th to be considered for a head coaching position.  EPGBA will conduct interviews in early August to determine available coaches for each team.  Head Coaches will be assigned prior to tryouts and will be part of the Tryout Team Formation Committee based on EPGBA's Travel Tryout Policy in September.   
 

Click Here for the Travel Coach Application in pdf format

Click Here for the Travel Coach Application in word format 


by posted 05/17/2019
EPGBA 27th Tip-off Tournament

27th Annual Tip-off Tournament
November 2-3 2019

Click Here for More Information and to Register


EPGBA will be hosting its 27th annual tournament on November 2-3, 2019.  The EP Tip Off Tournament is considered one of the premier girls' tournaments offered early in the winter travel season. Eden Prairie High School, with 9 courts available, is where all teams will play their games.  We guarantee each team 3 games, with certified officials, certified medical staff, full concessions, food vendors and a fun retail vendor or two.

Grades 4-8
A, B and C Divisions
$250 per team (3 games guaranteed) 
Registration Deadline:  October 1st

Special Discount for registrations of 5 or more teams by Sept 1st - $225 per team

For more information, please contact:
Todd Holloway, EPGBA Tournament Director
TournamentDirector@epgba.org


by posted 05/04/2019
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The Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Association (EPGBA) is a member of Trusted Coaches which is an online youth coach's training/educational program.  Coaches will receive first-aid training, concussion instruction, a nationwide criminal background check and be certified in the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® character education course. Upon completion, coaches are issued a Trusted Coach Membership Card and placed on the Trusted Coaches National Registry.