The goal of the MBBA is to provide a high quality basketball experience that promotes player and team development, while playing competitive basketball on a traveling tournament team.
2014-15 Program Changes
Here is a list of the relevant changes to the program this year:
Players on Team - 7th & 8th grade will have 8 on A, 9 on B & 10 on C (4th-6th will have 10 on every team)
Equal 4B Teams - 4th grade will have one A team and two equal B teams
Tryout Format - the 3rd session will be shortened to 60 mins, thus Session 1 90 mins, Session 2 60 mins & Session 3 60 mins
Team Slotting - we will not slot down any teams this year
Training Clinics - no charge (thanks to the fundraising efforts last year) and there will be three 60-min In-Season Team Clinics with an expectation that all players attend. Thus, there will be three weeks during the season where the boys will have three practices (the third being only 60 mins).
Online registration is closed, however, walk-up registration on Sunday (9/14) is still available!
If you are new to our program, we recommend you read the Program Overview section of our website prior to registering. The fee structure is the same as last year (4th Grade - $325; 5th-8th Grade - $425; discounts for families with multiple players).
Please arrive at the beginning of the scheduled warm-up time (no earlier) on the 14th to take pictures as this assists in the selection process. Also on Sunday the 14th, we will conduct a parent meeting during the last 20 mins of the tryout time for 4th grade - we strongly encourage at least one parent attend.
Attendance is required at all three sessions (see Tryouts Format for exceptions) and each participant should bring a basketball to each session (mark clearly for easy retrieval). 4th-6th grade use an intermediate size ball (28.5") and 7th & 8th grade use a regulation size ball (29.5").
If a player is injured and unable to participate in tryouts they are still required to attend the first session and strongly encouraged to attend all sessions (although not required).
Tryouts will be held at Minnetonka High School (enter by West Gym) & dates/times are as follows:
Sunday 9/14 - 4th Grade- Warm up 2:30-3:00, tryout 3:00-4:30 - 5th Grade- Warm up 3:00-3:30, tryout 3:30-5:00 - 6th Grade- Warm up 4:30-5:00, tryout 5:00-6:30 - 7th Grade- Warm up 5:00-5:30, tryout 5:30-7:00 - 8th Grade- Warm up 6:30-7:00, tryout 7:00-8:30
Wednesday 9/17 - 4th Grade- Warm up 5:30-6:00, tryout 6:00-7:00 - 5th Grade- Warm up 5:30-6:00, tryout 6:00-7:00 - 6th Grade- Warm up 6:30-7:00, tryout 7:00-8:00 - 7th Grade- Warm up 7:00-7:30, tryout 7:30-8:30 - 8th Grade- Warm up 7:30-8:00, tryout 8:00-9:00
Sunday 9/21 - 4th Grade- Warm up 3:30-4:00, tryout 4:00-5:00 - 5th Grade- Warm up 4:00-4:30, tryout 4:30-5:30 - 6th Grade- Warm up 5:00-5:30, tryout 5:30-6:30 - 7th Grade- Warm up 5:30-6:00, tryout 6:00-7:00 - 8th Grade- Warm up 6:30-7:00, tryout 7:00-8:00
Final rosters will be posted on Wednesday, September 24th at 7 pm.