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Travel Season Update

Minnetonka Girls Basketball Families:

Given current events, we want to provide an early update on planning for the 2020-21 Girls Travel Basketball season.  With basketball tournaments resuming in Minnesota in July, we are hopeful and planning for a regular travel basketball schedule this year; however, we know this season will require all of us to be adaptive and flexible as circumstances dictate.  Below are some important updates as we all plan for the season. 

Key Dates

While we are hopeful to follow a similar calendar to prior years, we need to wait for the Governor’s decision on school in the fall before we can confirm anything.  We are currently planning to open registration around August 15th.  If we are allowed to follow our historical calendar, we would hold tryouts from September 12th to 17th, release teams on September 19th and begin team practices on September 28th. 

No Gate Fee Model

In recent years, some communities have adopted a no gate fee model where there is no individual charge for spectators on tournament weekend.  Virus concerns are accelerating this trend as the model allows you to avoid the exchanging of money and limits your need for volunteers.  Minnetonka along with many other communities will be adopting that model this year. 

To account for the lost revenue, leagues are required to raise tournament fees as well as up front player fees.  While those increases should be neutral to families given the money saved not paying gate fees, we recognize the difficulty in increasing up front costs especially in the current economic environment.  As a result, Minnetonka will phase in any increases and will budget to operate at a deficit this season spending down cash reserves to minimize the impact.  The net result is we do expect a modest increase in registration fees, but the overall cost this season will hopefully be lower not higher when we account for the lower gate fees.  It is hard to know for certain as not every community is adopting this model, and you should still expect to pay a gate fee at some tournaments. 

As always, no player will be turned away for inability to pay and scholarships are available to those that have a financial need.  At registration, we will provide an opportunity to families that are able to make a tax deductible donation to fund our scholarship program as we expect the need to be greater this season. 

Refund Policy

If our season is interrupted due to virus concerns and restrictions, we will of course look to refund as much as we are able to.  Please note; however, that we intend to be flexible and provide as much of a normal travel basketball experience as is safely allowed.  If large weekend tournaments are restricted, we could possibly adapt by providing more small group training, or shift to a league game structure, or consider any number of options.  Our guiding principle will be to offer as much basketball as we safely can both to provide our players with a great youth athletic experience as well as help them improve as basketball players. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  Thank you.

MGBA Board

Summer Challenge 2020

The Summer Challenge starts on 5/1  Have you registered yet?  Below is the current list.  Numbers will be updated weekly.  

First Name Last Name Grade Shots Made Thru Basket Mins Dribbled
Lucia Hilyar 4th Grade
Abigail Emahiser 4th Grade
Margot Werner 4th Grade 40
Reese Keating 4th Grade
Jerzie Loeschen 4th Grade
Lily Maechler 4th Grade 150
Ellie Panner 4th Grade 50 120
Lily Maechler 4th Grade
Ella Smith 4th Grade 470 30
Avery Good 4th Grade
Emery Hedrick 5th Grade 3938 587
Abby Wendorf 5th Grade 2450
Kjersten Hoehne 5th Grade 3529 599
Lauren Phillippe 5th Grade 4740 625
Mady Botten 5th Grade 125 15
Reese Simpson 5th Grade 1300 125
Addison Kratz 5th Grade
Finola Kraker 5th Grade 580 100
Olivia Rindahl 5th Grade
Ilwaad Dirie 5th Grade 100 30
Madison York 5th Grade 2800 3500
Alena Boeckermann 5th Grade 8700 1360
Madeline (Maddie) Mosiman 5th Grade 1440 65
Greta Swendseid 5th Grade
Hope Herbert 5th Grade 3166 160
Sydney Ross 5th Grade 380 40
Madison York 5th Grade 5200 5500
Olivia Rindahl 5th Grade
Hope Herbert 5th Grade
Adelae St John 5th Grade
Natalie Fitch 5th Grade 3824 470
Lillian “LJ” Jones 5th Grade 1670 110
Lauren Phillippe 5th Grade
Josie Martin 5th Grade
Alena Boeckermann 5th Grade
Madison York 5th Grade
Katherine (KK) Anderson 5th Grade 2010 740
Nadia Chose 5th Grade
Ava Walker 5th Grade 417 60
Micah Chose 6th Grade 8951 392
Ruby Reding 6th Grade
Naomi Berg 6th Grade 20
Camryn Olberding 6th Grade
Shiloh Landt 6th Grade
Tatum Engebretson 6th Grade 3664 492
Aleah Trojan 6th Grade
Malia Boeckermann 6th Grade 8700 1360
Ava Prondzinski 6th Grade 3810 420
Kathryn Clemons 6th Grade
Sadie Stowers 6th Grade 400 100
Lucy Prondzinski 6th Grade 1500 200
Ruby Reding 6th Grade 1920 135
Aleah Trojan 6th Grade 4550 1725
Malia Boeckermann 6th Grade
Bella Groothuis 7th Grade 4385 505
Cooper Erickson 7th Grade 2000 40
Piper Anderson 7th Grade
Kennedy Hedrick 7th Grade 3155 652
Avery Merfeld 7th Grade
Kate Hoekstra 7th Grade 9020 935
Hallie Huttner 7th Grade 2 330
Celia Hitchcock 7th Grade 3300 165
Delaney Egert 7th Grade 5743 659
Amelia Durenberger 7th Grade
Addy Keenan 7th Grade 5335 647
Brea Callan 7th Grade
Mere Gilles 7th Grade 286 165
Evelyn Dann 7th Grade 2699 720
Cooper Erickson 7th Grade
Kate Hoekstra 7th Grade 6170 385
Cooper Erickson 7th Grade 200 10
Eliana Barnes 7th Grade
Mya Folken 8th Grade
Hannah Berg 8th Grade
Siman Dirie 8th Grade 100 15
Keira Keegan 8th Grade 8400 445
Francesca Wandrei 8th Grade
Elliot (EJ) St John 8th Grade
Hallie Greer 8th Grade
Ariel Merfeld 9th Grade
Anna McKinney 9th Grade 1200 275

A Season to Remember.....

What an amazing season!  We had a lot of success throughout the season, and we had some great results at State.  

We are so proud of the girls, the coaches, and the parents and how they represented Tonka Girls Basketball and Minnetonka as a Community.  Please send photos - I’m guessing there are more.  Here are a few from the weekend!

  • 6 White Champs
  • 8 White Champs
  • 7 White - 2nd Place
  • 5 Blue - Champs
  • 4Blue Champs
  • 4 Blue - TEAM!!!

Blaine Invitational Results

Congrats to all the teams this past weekend!  You make Minnetonka proud!!  A speciall call-out to the teams below:

 

4Blue - 3rd Place

5Blue - CHAMPS!

6White - 3rd Place

6Black - 3rd Place

8White - 2nd Place

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Edina Girls Classic Tourney

Congrats to all the teams that participated in Edina's tournament last weekend.  You make Tonka Hoops proud!!

A special "shout out" to:

 

6 White - 2nd Place

7 White - 3rd Place

4Blue - 2nd Place Orono Tourney


4Blue - 2nd Place Orono Tourney

Eastview and STMA Shootout Classic

  • Eastview - 2nd Place
  • 6Black - Consolation Champs

Eastview Tourney and STMA Shootout Classic Results

Eastview Tourney Results:

5Black - 2nd Place

7White - 2nd Place

7Black - 3rd Place

STMA Shootout Classic Results:

5White - 2nd Place

6White - 2nd Place

6Black - Consolation Champs

8Black - 4th Place

8White - 2nd Place

Another Great Weekend of Tonka Hoops!

Elk River Results:

5Blue: Free Throw Champs / 2nd Place Tourney

5White: Champs!

5Black: Champs!

7White: 2nd Place

7Black: Consolation Champs

8White: 2nd Place

Wayzata Classic:

7Blue: Consolation Champs!

7Gray: Champs!

8Black: Champs!

1/4 Tourneys

  • 5White - Champs!!
  • 5Black - Champs!!
  • 7Gray - Champs!!
  • 7White - 2nd Place
  • 8Black - CHAMPS!!

  • 7 Gray - 2nd Place Roseville
  • 7 Black - 2nd Place Roseville
  • 8 Blue - 2nd Place Chanhassen

2019 Girls Holiday Classic

  • 5 Blue - 3rd Place
  • 6 Black - 2nd Place
  • 6 White - 2nd Place
  • 8 White - Consolation Champs
  • 8 Black - 3rd Place
  • 7 Gray - CHAMPS!

2019 Girls Holiday Classic

What an exciting weekend of basketball!  It was yet another successful tournament...definitely one of the showcase tournaments in the metro with snow globes on the line!  Congrats to all of the teams who participated.  A special congrats to the following teams:

4Blue - 4th Place

4White - 4th Place

5Blue - 3rd Place

6White - 2nd Place

6Black - 2nd Place

7White - 4th Place

7Gray - CHAMPS!!!

8Blue - 4th Place

8White - Consolation Champs

8Black - 3rd Place

The Season is Underway!!

Send us your photos, so we can share all the great things our players are doing!!

  • 7Gray - CHAMPIONS!!
  • 7Blue - Consolation Champs!!
  • 7Blue - 3rd Place (RCYBA Early Bird)

Tournament Season is Underway!! - Send Us Your Pics!!

The RCYBA Early Bird Classic didn't disappoint!  It's such a great time watching the girls play the game they love and getting to know families even better!  Here are some of the results!

 

4 Blue - 2nd Place

4 White - 4th Place

5 Blue - 4th Place

5 White - 5th Place

6 Blue - 3rd Place

6 White - 3rd Place

7 Blue - 3rd Place (see picture above)

7 Black - 2nd Place

8 Blue - 2nd Place

8 Black - 4th Place

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in tournaments over the past few weekends.  A special "call out" to the teams below for their results in the tournaments!

Eden Prairie Tournament:

4Blue - 2nd Place

5White - 3rd Place

8Black - 5th Place

 

Osseo-Maple Grove Tournament:

4White - 5th Place

6Blue - Consolation Champs!

 

Prior Lake Tournament:

7Blue - Consolation Champs

7Gray - Champs!!!

8Blue - 3rd Place

8 White - 5th Place

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Empower Leadership Academy!  The girls had a fantastic time and learned a lot about each other and themselves.  

Can't wait to see how it carries through the season!  

Have team photos?

Share them with us!  Please send them to tswendseid@yahoo.com.




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