Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Minor Basketball ready for Fall tip off

Minor Basketball is back for another
season at the Russell Gamble Gym
at the Civic Centre
One of Prince Rupert's most popular fall sports is heading towards the start of the season with the Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association ready for next weeks launch for 2017-18.

Divisions include Grades 3/4, Grades 5/6, Grades 7/8 Boys, Grades 7/8 Girls and Grades 9-12 

However while registration numbers were strong for the majority of those divisions, 7/8 Girls division may be subject to cancellation as there was less interest expressed in that division as Registration came to an end on September 8th.

Other divisions however filled up quickly, with wait lists now available for those who may not have had opportunity to register.

Practices get underway next week at the Russell Gamble Gymnasium at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, with season play soon to follow.

Game Day play for most divisions takes place on Saturdays, with Grades 3/4 on the court from 12:30 to 2 PM and Grades 5/6 from 2 to 3:30

League officials have yet to finalize when the Grade 7/8 divisions will play, that decision dependant on the final registration count.

Towards those discussions, a PRMBA Executives/Coaches meeting is set for Thursday at 6:30 PM at the Crest, where officials will review the registration numbers and take care of the last minute details before the season launch.

Some key calendar notes for the year ahead

The annual mid season tournament is set for the weekend of October 14/15.

Year end tournaments have been split this year, with the Older division set for November 26th and the younger division finale set for January 27th.

You can keep up to date on the leagues' plans and any special announcements through the season from the PRMBA Facebook page here.

Contact the Civic Centre to find more information on the league's operations.

Notes on minor basketball on the North Coast can be found on our archive page here.

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