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League Notices


Assigning Game Officials
  • Paul Passerello (724-971-1445) will assign game officials for St. Vitus boy's games.
  • Tim Bielewicz (412-628-4555) will assign game officials for LEAGUE GAMES for all other schools.


Tournaments


Saint Anne School invites you to our 25th Annual Turkey Shoot Tournament - November 16-19 (Thursday to Sunday); Diocesan Basketball League Class “B” Schools; Boys & Girls;  Location: St. Anne School 4040 Willow Ave Castle Shannon, PA 15234 All teams play 2 games;  Entry Fee: $100/team (due by 11/13); Checks payable to “Saint Anne Athletic Association”; For more information contact Bob Downey (412.417.1915, newtre26@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration Form
TD SPORTS NOVEMBER TOURNAMENT - November 10, 11, 12, 18, 19; JV Girls (Grades 5 & 6), Varsity Girls (Grades 7 & 8), JV Boys (Grades 5 & 6), Varsity Boys (Grades , 7 & 8), Varsity Boys (Grades 7 & 8); (”B” Division); All games played at Avonworth High School and Avonworth Elementary School; All tournaments guarantee 2 games; Entry fee is $135.00 per team; First Place-15 Championship T-Shirts and 2 Coaches Shirts; Second Place-15 Finalist T-Shirts and 2 Coaches Shirts; See the attached Flyer - Flyer
This year marks the 32nd 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 once 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 27, 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 2017 OLSH Tip-Off Tournament are Friday, November 24 to Monday, November 27. See the attached flyer for complete information. - Flyer
St. Sylvester 2017 Lancer Classic Tournament - Boys Tournament: November 3–5; Girls Tournament: November 10–12; Double elimination tournament JV/Varsity Boys and Girls; Guaranteed 2 Games on full size court at the Hough Gym; T-Shirts and Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams in all 4 categories; $125.00 per team; See the attached flyer. - Flyer and Registration Form
St. Thomas More (Bethel Park) 10th Annual Fall Harvest Basketball Tournament - Varsity Girls/Boys November 9t12, JV Girls/Boys November 16-19. Round Robin tournament. 3 game minimum. T-Shirts and Trophies for 1st and 2nd place in all 4 categories. $150 per team, discounts for second teams. See attached flyer. - Flyer and Registration Form
Sacred Heart Crusader Christmas Tournament - Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017; At the Sacred Heart Parish Monsignor Keane Activities Center Gym; $125.00 early bird registration fee for teams registering prior to November 15, 2017; Registration fee after November 15, 2017 - $150.00; Diocesan teams only; Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Divisions; Contact:  Jennifer McPeak (jlmcpeak@burnswhite.com) or Amy Volpe jaisvolpe@gmail.com 412.295.9260. See the attached Flyer - Flyer
Quigley Catholic High School is looking for 4 Boys Varsity and 4 Girls Varsity teams to participate in our annual Basketball Tip-Off Tournament on November 30 and December 1. Game times are as follows for both nights: 5:00, 6:10, 7:20, 8:30. Please contact the Quigley AD at ad@qchs.org for more information.
St. Gregory’s COLD TURKEY SHOOTOUT 2017 - JV & VARSITY Basketball Tournament; November 13 through November 19; JV and Varsity Diocesan/Catholic School “B” Level Teams Only (5th/6th & 7th/8th grade); Trophies will go to 1st and 2nd place teams in each division; Guaranteed 3 Games; See the attached Flyer - Flyer and Registration Form
St Kilian Holiday Shootout (New Format) - December 27 - 28; Tourney to include JV & Varsity Boys & Girls. $125/Team; Contact Mike Paschall - SKPS Basketball Coordinator - SKPSAA_Basketball@saintkilian.org. Flyer attached - Flyer


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
High Performance Hoops offers: Recruiting Consultation, NCAA Student-Athlete Requirements, Individual Workouts, Team Development Workouts, Camps/Clinics; For more information contact Karen Hall (412-860-4767, athletics4all@yahoo.com) - Flyer


Clinics


The Scoring Factory was founded in 2009 to ?ll the need for advanced training and skills development in the Pittsburgh area. Our coaching sta? includes experts in all aspects of the game. Scouts recognize and appreciate our high standards making The Scoring Factory a destination for recruiters at every level. Viste our web site for information on our current programs and our Sunday Night Skills clinics.
CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC YOUTH GIRLS & BOYS COACHES CLINIC W/COACH JOHN MILLER - One day Clinic led by Legendary Blackhawk Coach John Miller - Father of current Indiana (Archie) & Arizona (Sean) Head Coaches & mentor to current Kentucky Head Coach (John Calipari) - Boys & Girls Clinic Sunday November 12 Flyer Attached - Contact Mike Paschall - SKPS Basketball Coordinator - SKPSAA_Basketball@saintkilian.org - Flyer
High Performance Hoops offers: Recruiting Consultation, NCAA Student-Athlete Requirements, Individual Workouts, Team Development Workouts, Camps/Clinics; For more information contact Karen Hall (412-860-4767, athletics4all@yahoo.com) - Flyer


Scrimmage Requests


St. Bede’s 5th Grade Boys are looking to schedule home and away games; We have 2 levels of 5th grade teams - 5th Grade "Gold" (more competitive) and 5th Grade "Blue" (competitive, but more developmental in nature); Ideally, we would like to schedule games for both teams, home and away games, and schedule them in such a way that these games are back to back; If you are interested, please contact Chris Bandurski, St. Bede Basketball Coordinator (412-491-3512, cbandurski@hotmail.com, SBAABasketball@stbedepgh.org)


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
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 offers: Recruiting Consultation, NCAA Student-Athlete Requirements, Individual Workouts, Team Development Workouts, Camps/Clinics; For more information contact Karen Hall (412-860-4767, athletics4all@yahoo.com) - Flyer


Instructional Tournaments


LADY CRUSADERS’ CLASSIC - 3rd & 4th Grade Boys and Girls; November 18 & 19 (Saturday & Sunday); $100 per Team; Public, Private and Catholic Schools; Two games; 18-minute running halves; No score keeping; Contacts: Ed Vavro (412-916-2810, evavro@dmclaw.com) and Bob Gustine (412-398-9586 bobgustine@gmail.com); See attached flyer - Flyer and Registration Form


Instructional Scrimmage Requests


St Kilians 4th grade JJV boys team is looking for scrimmages with south teams or anyone interested. Please contact Justin Kontul (jjkontul@yahoo.com)


Coaching Positions


Sacred Heart Elementary School in the Shadyside area of PGH is looking for 2 JV Boy Basketball Coaches and 1 Varsity Basketball Coach for the 2017-18 season. If interested, please contact Amy Volpe (412-295-9260).
Our Lady of Grace School is looking for a JV Girls Basketball Head Coach. If interested, please contact Bryan Hinkle, Athletic Director, Our Lady of Grace School (412.302.8862, ourladyofgracead@gmail.com). OLG School website: http://www.olgscott.net/


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