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League Notices


Diocese Playoffs - Class A and Class B
6th Grade JUNIOR ROUNDBALL CLASSIC for Boys in the Pittsburgh Diocesan SchoolsAttention Boys in 6th Grade, Coaches, Parents and Players. All boys in Pittsburgh Diocesan Schools in Grade 6 are encouraged to try out for the Junior Roundball Classic. The Junior Roundball Classic is an end of the season basketball classic that has been in existence for 40 years. Boys in 6th grade tryout (free, no fee) and then if selected they are placed on one of four teams. There will be four teams in the 6th grade division. There is no fee to tryout or if selected. The four teams in each division will compete in a 4 team tournament at Seton LaSalle High School in March.
 
The 6th Grade Roundball Classic Tryout is Sunday, March 10 from 4:00 to 5:45 PM at Seton LaSalle HS Gym (1000 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15226). There is only one tryout. Here is the link to register for 6th Grade Roundball Tryouts (all players must be pre-registered to tryout) - https://forms.gle/MqsPpS168RGsdPRx6

The actual tournament dates for the 6th Grade Roundball Classic are Sunday, March 17 at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 PM (Consolation) or 5:00 PM (Championship) at Seton LaSalle High School - Tryout Info
8th Grade JUNIOR ROUNDBALL CLASSIC for Boys in the Pittsburgh Diocesan SchoolsAttention Boys in 8th Grade, Coaches, Parents and Players. All boys in Pittsburgh Diocesan Schools in Grade 8 are encouraged to try out for the Junior Roundball Classic. The Junior Roundball Classic is an end of the season basketball classic that has been in existence for 40 years. Boys in 8th grade tryout (free, no fee) and then if selected they are placed on one of four teams. There will be four teams in the 8th grade division. There is no fee to tryout or if selected. The four teams in each division will compete in a 4 team tournament at Seton LaSalle High School in March.
 
The 8th Grade Roundball Classic Tryout is Sunday, March 10 from 6:45 to 8:30 PM at Seton LaSalle HS Gym (1000 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15226). There is only one tryout. Here is the link to register for 8th Grade Roundball Tryouts (all players must be pre-registered to tryout)https://forms.gle/fBvqpshZpHjsKQQX9

The actual tournament dates for the 8th Grade Roundball Classic are Sunday, March 24 at 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM and Monday, March 25 at 6:15 PM (Consolation) or 7:30 PM (Championship) at Seton LaSalle High School - Tryout Info


Tournaments


The Butler Catholic School Annual Developmental Tournament will be held February 24-25 and March 2-3 at the BCS gym, located at 515 E. Locust Street, Butler PA 16001. The tournament will be pool play with 3 game guaranteed. Registration is $150/team. This will be a co-ed tournament of Developmental (3rd & 4th grade) teams. There will be a full snack bar during the tournament including hot food and beverages. If you have any questions, please contact the Tournament Director – Andy Gapinski (andy.gapinski@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration (PDF), Flyer and Registration (Word)
Basketball Stars of America will be hosting Tournaments & 1 Day Shootouts in the Pittsburgh Area for Boys & Girls Teams during the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Months; This is BSA's 17th year running these top rated events! We have added NEW Tournaments in January & February this year! Fall & Winter Tournaments and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/fall-tournament-and-shootout-dates; Spring & Summer Tournaments and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/basketball-tournaments-shootouts; For more Info or registration by phone call 412-400-1320 or email bsahoops@gmail.com.
 
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School presents the 24th Annual Len Tepsic JJV Basketball Tournament - 3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls; Monday, March 4 through Sunday, March 10, 2024; Where: Saints Peter and Paul Activities Building, 370 East End Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009; Please contact Pete Carbone at (724-561-7802, peter.carbone@comcast.net) if you have any questions
  - Flyer and Registration (Word), Flyer and Registration (PDF)
Mother of Mercy Academy 1st Annual MMA Madness Developmental Basketball Tournament – March 6-10, 2024; 3th/4th Grade Developmental Teams; Individual boy’s & girl’s brackets; $175 per team; 3 game guarantee; Location: St. Elizabeth Gym, 1 Grove Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15236; for more info send email to ad@motherofmercyacademy.org - Flyer
Holy Cross Academy 17th Annual Boys Varsity B Basketball Tournament Thursday, March 7 to Friday, March 15; Games are at the Holy Cross gym (307 Siebert Road, Pgh, PA 15237); Teams are eligible from the smaller schools (Class B) or the 2nd or 3rd teams from the bigger schools (Class A); $175/team; Round Robin Format - 12 teams; 3 sections with 4 teams each - you play each team in your section for 3 games guaranteed; Based on tie breakers, top 2 teams in each section go to the quarterfinals (6 teams); Top 2 overall teams get a bye; Semifinals, then Consolation and Championship games; Half the teams will get 5 games; Player of the game medal for every game - picked by the coach; Individual trophies for 1st and 2nd place; Team trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd place; For more information or to register contact Dan Kerr, Tournament Director (dankerrsales@verizon.net, 412-952-0690)
Shaler Area Elementary Basketball Association March Madness Boys Tournament - February 18 - March 3, 2024; Games played at Shaler Area Middle School and Elementary School; School and Community teams welcome (no AAU); Cost: $250/team; Divisions: (Max. 6 Teams per Division), 3rd Grade (One Division), 4th Grade A & B, 5th Grade A & B, 6th Grade A & B; For registration info, go to www.saeba.org or scan the QR; Registration deadline: Sunday, 2/18/2024; Questions? Contact Theresa Thompson (412-897-1025, tkabala33@gmail.com or saebahoops@yahoo.com)


Scrimmage Requests


Our Lady of Peace in Erie, PA is looking for independent boys basketball games for the 2023-24 season. Could possibly have 7th/8th grade girls teams and JV boys teams if anyone looking for multiple games at various levels for their schedule. We are willing to travel. Please contact Coach Mark Majewski (814-490-1156, mark.majewski@greatlakesins.com) if you are interested.


Tryouts


Basketball Stars of America, the AAU leader in Western PA, will be holding its 2024 Spring AAU Basketball Tryouts for Boys & Girls in 1st to 12th Grade throughout January, February and March at locations in Wexford, Gibsonia, Canonsburg, Bethel Park, Robinson Township and Monroeville. Spring In House Leagues as well as Weeknight & Weekend Skills Basketball Programs are also offered! All Tryout and Program information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/aau-tryouts-house-programs or emailing bsahoops@gmail.com or calling 412-400-1320.


Developmental (JJV) Tournaments


Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School presents the 24th Annual Len Tepsic JJV Basketball Tournament - 3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls; Monday, March 4 through Sunday, March 10, 2024; Where: Saints Peter and Paul Activities Building, 370 East End Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009; Please contact Pete Carbone at (724-561-7802, peter.carbone@comcast.net) if you have any questions
  - Flyer and Registration (Word), Flyer and Registration (PDF)
The Butler Catholic School Annual Developmental Tournament will be held February 24-25 and March 2-3 at the BCS gym, located at 515 E. Locust Street, Butler PA 16001. The tournament will be pool play with 3 game guaranteed. Registration is $150/team. This will be a co-ed tournament of Developmental (3rd & 4th grade) teams. There will be a full snack bar during the tournament including hot food and beverages. If you have any questions, please contact the Tournament Director – Andy Gapinski (andy.gapinski@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration (PDF), Flyer and Registration (Word)
Mother of Mercy Academy 1st Annual MMA Madness Developmental Basketball Tournament – March 6-10, 2024; 3th/4th Grade Developmental Teams; Individual boy’s & girl’s brackets; $175 per team; 3 game guarantee; Location: St. Elizabeth Gym, 1 Grove Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15236; for more info send email to ad@motherofmercyacademy.org - Flyer


Special Events


Aquinas Academy is hosting an All-Star Basketball Showcase on Saturday, March 16, 2024 for all JV and Varsity Basketball Teams in the North Hills Region. Each school will be permitted to send 2 players for each division, at no cost. All players will receive a free All-Star T-shirt! Schedule for Saturday, March 16: 12:00 - JV Girls Showcase (arrive at 11:00); 1:15 - JV Boys Showcase (arrive at 12:15); 2:30 - Varsity Girls Showcase (arrive at 1:30); 3:45 - Varsity Boys Showcase (arrive at 2:45); Please contact tournament director Joe Austin (215-837-7812, austin@aquinasacademy-pittsburgh.org) with any questions


Spring Leagues


Seton LaSalle Boys Basketball Coach Mark Walsh is taking registrations for his annual Spring Basketball League for Boys who are in Grades 3rd to 8th. The league will run on four Sunday evenings (April 7, 14, 21, and 28) at Seton LaSalle gym. Games will be at 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Players sign up individually. Attached is the flyer. Deadline to enroll is March 21 (postmarked). Reach out to Coach Walsh (412 979-2913, coachmrwalsh@gmail.com) with any questions - Flyer and Registration Form














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