Announcements

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League Notices


Registering Your School Teams For Boys Basketball:

Step 1 - Summit Team Data Sheets

Go to the Team Data Sheet page on the Diocese of Pittsburgh Boys Basketball website. Follow the 4 steps on the form to create a datasheet for each of you teams. After you submit the Team Data Sheet for your school’s teams a league representative will go into the site and accept them – that may take a day or two. Once accepted, your teams will appear on your school’s page on the website.

If you have trouble with the online Team Data Sheet contact Rich Unger (412-443-5601, runger@2badcats.com).

If for some reason you are unable to use the online Team Data Sheet you can download a paper form (PDF or Word - the online version is much preferred): You turn in the paper form to your Section Representative.

Step 2 - Send in Your Player Eligibility Rosters

You must turn in a Player Eligibility Roster for each of your school teams to your Section Representative. (Player Eligibility Roster in Microsoft Word format)
 

You can see the current Section Representative on the sites Sections page. Note that the sections and their representatives may change based on the number of teams registering to play in the league.
 
 


Tournaments


South Hills Catholic Academy 1st Annual Turkey Shoot Tournament - November 18-21, 2021 (Thursday to Sunday); Diocesan Basketball League Class “B” Schools or the 2nd and 3rd teams from Class A schools; Boys & Girls Brackets; Location: SHCA Gym at St. Anne, 4040 Willow Ave, Castle Shannon, PA 15234; All teams play 2 games; Thursday – JV Girls; Friday – JV Boys; Saturday – Varsity games and JV Consolation games; Sunday - Varsity Consolation games and Championship games; $100/team; All players receive a Turkey Shoot T-shirt; Championship Trophy for 1st place teams; Lots of hot food and beverages; Half-Court Shot Contests; For more information contact Cassie Anania (anania1711@yahoo.com) - Flyer and Roster Form
St. Gregory in Zelienople, PA will tentatively be hosting a Cold Turkey Shootout over two weekends in November starting on Wednesday, November 10 to Sunday, November 14 and the following weekend Wednesday, November 17 to Sunday, November 21. Boy’s divisions - JV (5th/6th) and Varsity (7th/8th). Girl’s divisions - JV (5th/6th) and Varsity (7th/8th). Cost will be $250 with a 3 game guarantee for first team entered, $225 dollars for second team entered, and $200 dollars for third, fourth, and fifth team entered. If interested, please contact Nathan Torboli (724-263-2250, nathantorboli@yahoo.com). Submit payment checks to St. Gregory Athletic Association, 115 Pine Street, Zelienople, PA 16063, Attn: Nathan Torboli.
St. Kilian Parish School and North Catholic High School are once again jointly hosting a Holiday Shootout, which will run Dec. 27-30. Both gyms will be used. The tournament is open to JV and Varsity girls and boys (A & B teams) as well as boys and girls grades 3 and 4.  Entry fee - $175 first team - $160 second team - $135 each for teams 3, 4, etc.. For more infromatoin or to ask questions contact Chris Stofko (724-816-0955) cstofko@dmclaw.com - Flyer and Registration (PDF), Flyer and Registration (Word)
Mother Mercy Academy Inaugural Tip Off Tournament – Class A schools; JV and Varsity; Girls - December 2-4; Boys - December 9-11; $125/Team; 3 game guarantee; Register at jvalentinek758@gmail.com - Flyer and Registration Form
Seton LaSalle Boys Basketball will be running their Annual Varsity Grade School Basketball Tournament on November 8-14. There will be an " A" Division and a "B" Division. The attached flyer has all the information. First come first serve on the teams. Any questions, please contact Coach Mark Walsh (412 979-2913, coachmrwalsh@gmail.com).
  - Flyer and Registration Form
Seneca Valley will be hosting the Coach S Boys Basketball Shootout for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades on December 10, 11, 17, and 18; The shootout is a 2 game guarantee; Entry fee is $130 per team; Game at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School (122 Seneca School Road, Harmony, PA 16037); The attached Flyer has more details - Flyer
Divine Mercy Academy Fall Kick-Off Basketball Tournament - November 4-7; Grades 3-8, Boys and Girls; Winning teams get medal; Location: DMA - Lourdes Center, 245 Azeua Dr, Monroeville; $200 Per Team; For more information or to register contact Jason Jablon (412-445-0009, orjason.jablon@dmapgh.org) - Flyer
Sacred Heart is hosting their Annual Christmas Tournament from December 26, 2021 through December 30, 2021. Brackets for girls and boys JV and Varsity "A" teams and "B" team divisions for JV and Varsity boys. All games played at the Monsignor Keane Activities Building in Shadyside; $150 per team - multiple team discounts available.; Register early; See attached flyer for details. For more information or questions and to register teams, contact Jennifer McPeak  (412-310-3816, jlmcpeak@burnswhite.com) - Flyer
Blessed Trinity Academy is hosting the Blessed Trinity Academy Classic Basketball Tournament for girls (Nov 7-14) and boys (Nov 14-21) for grades 5-8.  JV and Varsity levels.  All games will be at Blessed Trinity Academy (2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116). Championship and consolation games. 2 game minimum. First/second place team trophies. Champions receive hoodies and other participants receive t-shirts. No AAU/travel teams. $150/team. Please register by October 22, 2021. For more information or with questions, contact Hans Rottmann at mollyhans@msn.com   - Flyer and Roster Form
2021 Warrior Pre-season Showdown - Who: 6th thru 8th grade girls and boys (School teams only); When: November 13-14, 2021; Where: Marx's Court Time; All teams are guaranteed 2 games; Early bird discount fee is $150 per team, $175 after deadline; Deadline to register for early bird discount is October 23; Final Deadline to register is October 30; First place in each division will receive champion T-shirts; To register or any questions contact us at: warriorsefbball@gmail.com - Flyer
Ave Maria Academy is hosting the 13th Annual Paul Garlitz Fall Harvest Basketball Tournament for JV and Varsity Boys/Girls (grades 5-8); JV Boys/Girls: November 11-14, 2021; Varsity Boys/Girls: November 18-21, 2021; Ave Maria Academy Gym (Formally St. Thomas More), 134 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, Pa; Newly resurfaced gymnasium; 3 game guarantee; "A" Level Tournament, but "B" teams/schools welcome; AMA Little Peps/Dribblers halftime shows; Play-Offs, Consolation games and Championship; First place/second place team trophies; No AAU teams; Accepting the first 8 Girls/Boys teams in each division; Register by October 15, 2021; $175/team or $325/2 teams; For more information or if you have questions, contact Stephanie Massaro (svbernaciak@aol.com, 412-996-4622) - Flyer and Registration Form


Clinics


Professional basketball training company Gym Rat Performance Training powered by I’m Possible Basketball is proud to offer basketball clinics to ALL Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh at NO COST to the school or athletic program. We can customize clinics to fit the needs of the program and age group (shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, conditioning) and we teach them with our professional coaches/skill trainers. For more information, please contact Andrew (412-405-1050, andrew@gymratpt.com).
North Catholic High School – Sundays, October 3 to November 14, 4:00 - 5:00 pm; Boys and Girls; Grades K-3; $125 for first child ($85 siblings); To register: Little Trojan Registration Form; Payment instructions are on the form; Questions - jrocco@northcatholic.org - Flyer and Registration
PRIDE HOOPS has basketball skills workouts every Saturday morning (10am-11am) at the Turtle Creek Rec Center Gym (501 Hunter Street, Turtle Creek, PA 15145).  These workouts are open to boys and girls in grades 5-12.  The cost is $10 per workout.  Email Tom Brush (tbrush71@comcast.net) for more information.
The Shadyside Boys & Girls Club is currently enrolling for its fall basketball sessions. This 8-10 week co-ed basketball program of clinics and fall league led by Coach Siford will teach participants the fundamentals of basketball with a focus on improving ball handling, passing and shooting. As a former WPIAL basketball coach, George Siford has been a part of Shadyside Athletics for almost 50 years! There are programs for ages 5 to 13. See the attached flyer and you can Register Here - Flyer
La Roche University Rocktober Game-On Basketball Clinics - 4th to 9th Grade Boys and Girls; Sundays 10/3, 10/10 , 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31; 9:45 AM to Noon - Flyer and Registration Form


Tryouts


Legendz Tryout Evaluations and Skills Clinics - Boys and Girls, Grades 4-12; Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24, 12:30 to 2:30 PM; Location: GRIT Athletix, 2920 McKelevey Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221; Fee: $25.00; Online Registration: legendzbasketball.com - Flyer


Fall Leagues


The Shadyside Boys & Girls Club is currently enrolling for its fall basketball sessions. This 8-10 week co-ed basketball program of clinics and fall league led by Coach Siford will teach participants the fundamentals of basketball with a focus on improving ball handling, passing and shooting. As a former WPIAL basketball coach, George Siford has been a part of Shadyside Athletics for almost 50 years! There are programs for ages 5 to 13. See the attached flyer and you can Register Here - Flyer


Instructional Announcements


North Catholic High School – Sundays, October 3 to November 14, 4:00 - 5:00 pm; Boys and Girls; Grades K-3; $125 for first child ($85 siblings); To register: Little Trojan Registration Form; Payment instructions are on the form; Questions - jrocco@northcatholic.org - Flyer and Registration
Divine Mercy Academy in Monroeville will again be hosting a Jumpstart League this Fall/Winter. If you have a girls or boys 3rd or 4th or a combined team and are interested, please contact Justin Stephans (412-719-9609, stephjg33@yahoo.com). If you would like to host games, please let Justin know that as well.  


Coaching Positions


Sacred Heart Elementary School in Shadyside is looking for volunteer basketball coaches for the 2021-2022 basketball seasons. Diocesan Clearances required. If you are interested in learning more about the open positions, please email or text/call, Jennifer (412-310-3816, jlmcpeak830@gmail.com
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) is looking for the following basketball coaches: Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity, and Girls Developmental. If interested, contact Adam Hunter, Athletic Director (adamandangiehunter@gmail.com).














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