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League Notices


Schedule Changes

All Coaches - Tim Bielewicz, the game official’s assigner, requests that anyone needing changes to times of games or any rescheduling of games should contact him by phone. He says that often times the emails he gets are too confusing, and a simple phone call makes it a lot easier for him. Tim’s contact information is:

Tim Bielewicz
412-628-4555 (c)
timbielewicz@hotmail.com

You should also immediately inform your Section Representative of any schedule changes so they can keep the online schedule accurate.
Boys Varsity Coaches - The dates for Varsity playoff games this year are:
 
February 22, 23, 24 and 26
March 1, 2, 3, 8, and 10

All games are at Central Catholic. Please check with your school to see if there are any 'school functions' that conflict with the playoff dates. Let your Section Representative know if there are. Confirmation and Confirmation practice are reasons for a school to block a date or ask for a convenient time. Another reason for a blocked date or time is a regional test where the students must attend. These are the only two reasons the league has accommodated a request.


Tournaments


Saint Anne School is looking for Boys and Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity "B" teams to attend their 11th Annual Miracles in March Basketball Tournament. The tournament begins on February 21, 2019 and concludes the week of March 14, 2019.  It is a double elimination format over three weekends. Entry Fee is $175.00 per team (up to 12 players, 2 coaches - add $5 per additional player/coach). Please make checks payable to Saint Anne Athletic Association and mail to Saint Anne's School, 4040 Willow Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15234, ATTN: Nick Waskiewicz-Tournament Director. See the attached Team Registration form. Please send rosters as soon as possible to miraclesinmarch@gmail.com. The tournament location is Saint Anne School in Castle Shannon, PA.  Any questions, please contact Nick Waskiewicz, Tournament Director (412-308-0102 (h), 412-735-2409 (c), miraclesinmarch@gmail.com) - Flyer and Registration Form
All Sports Tournaments will be hosting spring basketball tournaments for all girls and boys teams in grades 4-11. Tournaments are held from March-May in the tri-county area. All information and details are on www.allsportstournaments.com Please see attached flyer - Flyer and Registration Form
Holy Trinity will be holding their annual ‘preview’ Boys Basketball Tournament(s) beginning on (or around) Sunday, March 10, 2019. There will be a bracket for both the varsity and JV levels. Please see attached flyer for full details - Flyer
Riverview Athletic Association’s 18th Annual Roundball Classic - Feb 25 – March 10, 2019; Boys 4th-6th Grade, Girls 5th & 6th grade; B level, community sponsored teams only; No AAU; All games played in Oakmont at Riverview High School or 10th Street Elementary; Round robin pool play, 3 game minimum, top teams advance to playoffs; Entry fee is $210 per team; Registration deadline Feb 18; This will fill up fast! For more information and to register contact Craig Betler (412-302-7011, raahoops@comcast.net) - Flyer
Basketball Stars of America will be hosting Tournaments & 1 Day Shootouts in the Pittsburgh Area for Boys & Girls Teams during the Spring, Summer & Fall Months. This is BSA’s 12th Year running these events! Spring & Summer Tournament and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/basketball-tournaments-shootouts. Fall Tournament and 1 Day Shootout Information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/fall-tournament-and-shootout-dates. For more Info or registration by phone call 412-400-1320
2019 Mars Boys Youth Basketball Tournament - Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Mars Youth Boys Basketball Year End Tournament at the end of February/early March 2019! Tournament Dates: Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3; Please register TODAY - spots will fill up fast! Thank you for your interest! 3rd Grade - All combined! (up to 9 Teams); 4A | 4B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 5A | 5B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 6A | 6B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 3rd Grade is all combined. No A or B!; 4A & 4B; 5A & 5B; 6A & 6B; NO AAU Teams, only school sanctioned programs please; Registration is at this link: https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=marsyouthhoops&formID=131587&fb=1
Our Lady of Fatima 35th Annual William L Davis 5th Grade Tournament - Girls and Boys Divisions; February 27 through March 3, 2019; Each team is guaranteed three games. Cost is $125.00/team, $200 for two teams from the same school; Team and individual trophies for the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division; Ample parking and extensive concession hot food selections; Location: Our Lady of Fatima School 3005 Fatima Drive Aliquippa, PA 15001; For more information contact Chris Kovell (412-582-9951) or Erik Cornman (412-303-9990)


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
BOYS CYO RECOMMENDED BASKETBALL CAMP - Keystone State Overnight Summer Camps are intensive skills camps with high powered individualized skill training guaranteed to advance player skills to the next level. More instruction than any Point Guard or Big Man Camp. Camps are held at Susquehanna UniversityJune 23-26 and at Slippery Rock University July 21-24.  Campers are housed in air conditioned suites with private bathrooms. Dining Hall is all you can eat. Games are streamed live and can be viewed by parents, coaches and friends on Keystones exclusive video network - www.keystonestatecamplive.com  All Keystone Coaches are caring adults with  criminal back round clearances and supervise campers 24/7. Go to www.keystonestatecamp.com for more information and to register online or to get a mail in application.
Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Clinics


Since 2006 PITTSBURGH PRIDE HOOPS’ primary focus has always been to develop the basketball skills and fundamentals of our players.  We want to help our players become the very best basketball players that they can be.  We have weekly basketball workouts every Sunday for both boys and girls from grades 4 through high school.  Please see the flyer for more information.  We also offer 1-on-1 and small group workouts (which can be focused on basketball-only drills or can also include some speed, agility, and quickness training). Email Tom Brush at tbrush71@comcast.net with any questions. - Flyer
The Scoring Factory was founded in 2009 to fill the need for advanced training and skills development in the Pittsburgh area. Our extensive coaching staff includes experts in all aspects of the game. From personal training sessions, to our skills clinics, there is something for every player to become their best. Visit our web site for information on our current programs, our Sunday Skills Clinics, and our unique Academy.
The McConnell Academy at Cool Springs (3001 Cool Springs Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15234) is head by legendary Pennsylvania Coach Tim McConnell and his team. We provide a state of the art Basketball training program that specializes in fundamentals and player development for Boys and Girls in Grades K – 9. All of our players work directly with Coach McConnell and Coach Rico to improve their overall skills within all elements of Basketball. In addition to our weekly Academy sessions, we also offer seasonal leagues and tournaments! See the attached flyer or contact Eliza at 412-918-0295 or basketball@playcoolsprings.com. - Flyer
Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Scrimmage Requests


Mt. Lebanon Boys Varsity "B" Team is looking for games this season. Please contact Ryan Bochkoris (rbochkoris@msn.com) if your team is interested.
The Quaker Valley 6th grade A Team is looking for a home or away scrimmages. If interested, please contact Tom Jackovic at tjackovic@usatffoundation.org or 412-398-2484.
St. Bede Varsity Boys "B" team (7th graders) looking for games.
Home game day and time: Saturdays at 5:30 PM
Dates: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Contact: Ryan Knoll (rck0612@gmail.com, 814.528.4410)


Tryouts


Basketball Stars of America, the AAU leader in Western PA, will be holding its 2019 Spring AAU Basketball Tryouts for Boys & Girls in 1st to 12th Grade throughout February and March at locations in Wexford, Canonsburg, Bethel Park, Cheswick, Elizabeth and Monroeville. Spring In House & Weeknight Skills Basketball Programs are also offered! All Tryout and Program information is available at: http://www.basketballstarsofamerica.com/aau-tryouts-house-programs or by calling 412-400-1320.
Sharpsburg Wolves basketball 2019 - Are you interested in joining one of the most exciting boys Basketball programs in the Pittsburgh area? Then look no further than Wolves basketball! Wolves basketball will begin its 7th season as one of the Premier ‘free’ programs in the Pittsburgh area. Players in grades 8-11 are welcome to attend open gyms (linden Gym, Sharpsburg, PA) in preparation for upcoming tryouts. Past seasons, the team has played locally and has participated in tournaments in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron and Philadelphia. Program offerings: There is no fee to join the program; Teaches the player at the ‘advanced’ level; Extensive court time available; Individual shooting drills on the ‘gun’. Upcoming open gyms for players not currently playing for their school team: Feb. 2, 11-1 PM; February 9, 2-4 PM; February 16 11-1 PM. Contact Gregory Domian (domian.council@gmail.com) - See the attached flyer
  - Flyer


Workouts


High Performance Hoops Workout - Elevating Players to the Next Level - Dr. Karen "Coach" Hall (Coach Hall) (412-874-5802, athletics4all@yahoo.com) - Flyer
The Scoring Factory was founded in 2009 to fill the need for advanced training and skills development in the Pittsburgh area. Our extensive coaching staff includes experts in all aspects of the game. From personal training sessions, to our skills clinics, there is something for every player to become their best. Visit our web site for information on our current programs, our Sunday Skills Clinics, and our unique Academy.
Maximum Hoops Player Development includes year-round basketball camps, workouts, and clinics for boys & girls of all ages. Focusing on expert teaching and coaching, by former college players and coaches, our mission is to help your athlete maximize their development on and off of the court. Current offerings listed here: http://www.maximumhoops.com/


Instructional Tournaments


Butler Catholic School is hosting a Boys Developmental (3rd & 4th Grade Teams) Tournament; February 22 thru March 5, 2019; The tournament is pool play; Three games guaranteed; Teams will be matched according to grade/skill level; There will be 2 1st place winners and 2 2nd place winners for each grade level. First and second place winners will receive player trophies and a team trophy!; See the attached flyer - Flyer and Registration Form
Saints Peter and Paul School in Beaver, PA will be hosting their 19th annual JJV basketball tournament for JJV girls and JJV boys teams starting on Tuesday, March 5 thru Sunday, March 10, 2018. Team and individual trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams. 3rd grade division with medals for 1st and 2nd place teams. Team free throw shooting contest with awards. Food, music, raffles and much more. $150 for one team, $125 for second team (from same school), $100 for third team or more (from same school). Single elimination with minimum of 2 games guaranteed. If you have any questions or want to register, please contact Marty Samchuck at martinsamchuck@comcast.net or (724) 683-4077. The deadline for entry is Friday, February 8 and then it will open up to all Pittsburgh Area Diocesan schools. Registrations closes at 18 teams. - Flyer and Registration Form
Holy Cross Academy Boys and Girls Developmental Tournament - Boys tournament runs March 1 through March 4; Girls tournament runs March 6 - 10. There will be a separate 3rd grade only division and a 3/4th grade division. 3rd grade only teams play a double elimination format; 3/4th grade teams will play minimum 2 games. Games will be held at Holy Cross gym (311 Siebert Road Pgh PA 15237) as well as St Theresa gym (1000 Avila Ct, Pittsburgh, PA 15237). Diocesan teams are preferred. Cost is $150 with t-shirts for all participants. Deadline to enter is February 10. For more information contact Sheila Duffy (412- 260-7662, smburke11@yahoo.com) - Flyer and Registration Forms
2019 Mars Boys Youth Basketball Tournament - Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Mars Youth Boys Basketball Year End Tournament at the end of February/early March 2019! Tournament Dates: Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3; Please register TODAY - spots will fill up fast! Thank you for your interest! 3rd Grade - All combined! (up to 9 Teams); 4A | 4B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 5A | 5B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 6A | 6B (up to 9 Teams in both formats); 3rd Grade is all combined. No A or B!; 4A & 4B; 5A & 5B; 6A & 6B; NO AAU Teams, only school sanctioned programs please; Registration is at this link: https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=marsyouthhoops&formID=131587&fb=1


Special Events


2019 Girls Roundball Classic   

The 2019 Girls Roundball Classic will be held at Oakland Catholic on Saturday March 9, 2019. This event is designed to bring girls from all over the Diocese together to play in a competitive and fun environment. All JV and Varsity girls playing basketball at a diocesan school are eligible to attend. Players can be nominated by coaches, parents, and athletic directors. Here is the anticipated Schedule:
  • 9:00 AM- JV Player Evaluation & Draft
  • 11:00 AM - JV First Round Games
  • 12:30 PM - JV Finals 
     
  • 2:00 PM Varsity Player Evaluation and Draft
  • 4:00 PM Varsity First Round
  • 5:30 PM Varsity Finals 
Based on past events we anticipate approximately 100 players from around the Diocese. Please make sure that your team is represented.

Direct questions to Sarah Lamb (slamb220@gmail.com),OCBB Assistant; Ed Vavro (evavro@dmclaw.com), OCBB Booster; or Ray Gevaudan (ray.gevaudan@gmail.com), OCBB Booster. - Registration Form and Q&A
The University of Pittsburgh Basketball Programs invite you to come out and participate in halftime scrimmages at our men’s and women’s basketball games here at the University of Pittsburgh. This year we are inviting teams to participate as "Benchwarmers", where they can sit on the Pitt team bench before the game as well as participate in halftime scrimmages. If interested, please contact Christina Zedreck (412-648-8307, czedreck@athletics.pitt.edu)














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