Spring basketball for youngsters set to tip off

Thunderball, Run And Gun, regional teams and jamboree all ready to roll

The time is approaching quickly for the annual spring basketball events for young boys and girls in the Comox Valley.

With Spring Break in our schools being later this year, all of the programs that usually start in late March and early April  need to start sooner.

Thunderball 2015

This Sunday morning mini-basketball league starts in March. There is a Grade 4/5 league for boys and girls at Queneesh Elementary that begins at 9 a.m. on seven Sundays; a  Grade 6/7 girls league, and a Grade 6/7 boys league at G.P. Vanier that will have three start times each Sunday of the league.

There are lots of coaches, 15 hours of play time, T-shirts, basketballs, and a chance to have loads of fun.

Sign-up night is Thursday, March 19 at G.P. Vanier for all participants.  Come to the gym anytime from 6-8 p.m. to register your son or daughter. Forms will be taken to all the elementary schools, G.P. Vanier, and the rec centres. If you wish a form emailed to you, contact larrystreetcar@gmail.com

The first Sunday will be March 22. All the Grade 4/5s will meet at Queneesh at 9 a.m. and coach Blake Tobacca will organize teams and instruct the first practice.

The Grade 6/7 girls are to meet at Vanier at 8:30 a.m. to form teams and play.  The Grade 6/7 boys will meet at Vanier at 10 a.m. Further registrations can occur on this day too. The next Thunderball day will be Sunday, April 19. Registrations by email are welcome then as well.

Run And Gun

This popular league runs Tuesdays and Thursdays for boys in Grades 8 or 9, and advanced Grade 7s. It is held at G.P. Vanier from 7-9 p.m. and all sign-ups can happen the first night of Thursday, April 16. Expect up to 30 spring league games.

Regional Teams

The camp and tryouts for the Under 14 and Under 15 Boys North Island Regional Teams program, sponsored by Basketball B.C. and coached by local coaches, will be the following:

Under 15 Boys (as of Jan. 1), coached by Larry Street, starts Friday, March 20, 5-9 p.m.

It continues Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online with Basketball B.C. or at the gym at 4:30 p.m.

Any boy north of Port Alberni can come to this camp.

Under 14 Boys coached by Tony Edwards starts Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m. and goes to 6 p.m. It continues on Tuesday, March 24 from 5-9 p.m. Register online, or at the gym.

Boys Jamboree

The Comox Valley Elementary School Jamboree for Boys is on Tuesday, March 17 at G.P. Vanier and involves eight teams. It begins at 12:30 p.m. and the final is at 5:30 p.m.

 

For more information on any of the above, contact Larry Street at larrystreetcar@gmail.com

 

 

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