-BLANK apparel and footwear is available now HERE:
This is a GREAT place to shop (at around a 25% discount off retail prices), for items you may need for the season (think socks, basketball sneakers, shorts, sports bras, etc.). Please feel free to share the link with others. Anyone is welcome to shop here. Items will ship directly to you when your order is placed, so you should receive them within 7-10 days.
-A Shooting Shirt store will open immediately following team placement. Shooting shirts are included in registration. A store link will be provided so you can order the correct size and personalization. All shirts will be shipped directly to you home.
-DECORATED APPAREL shop will open at the start of tryouts and stay open until mid-October. Items purchased there, will not ship until the store closes. More communication will be sent out about this closer to store opening.
Please contact Katie Martin
Tonight, our very own "Downtown" Terry Brown, or as our girls know him, DTB, participated in a competition where 10 of KU's greatest 3 point shooters competed to raise money for 3 children who are fighting cancer. For those of you that know Terry, it's not surprising to see that he participated in this. He's a competitor. Even more, he's a coach, he's a counselor, he's a mentor, he's a friend. He's got a heart of gold. It goes beyond basketball with him. Everything he does is for the kids, whether it is on the court or in the hallways at the high school.
He may not have won the competition tonight, but you can't deny that he is and always will be one of the best - both at KU and in our community. Here are a couple of videos from tonight.
Nice work, DTB! Be sure to click on the links below to watch tonight's competition!
Minnetonka Girls Basketball Families,
Thank you again for your patience as we plan for a travel basketball season in these uncertain times. As many of you know, youth sports re-opened this summer in Minnesota, and basketball tournaments are currently being held in the metro area. This has made us optimistic for the travel season. However, with local schools still finalizing their plans for the school year, there remain uncertainties related to facility access both for us and our tournament partners.
As a result, we are making some adjustments to the start of the season. We are not able to confirm tryout dates at this time. We currently anticipate holding tryouts a bit later, likely early October rather than mid-September. We are opening up registration for the season now and registration will be open until August 31st. We are only asking for a $100 deposit for registration at this time. We will set final fees when we have greater clarity on the season plans and charge families the remainder sometime before tryouts (refundable if ultimately not placed on a team). It is important for our season planning that we have a firm sense of registration numbers by the end of the month.
While we remain hopeful for a relatively normal travel basketball season, there are contingency plans being created in the event large weekend tournaments are not practical due to facility and other restrictions. MYAS is working with local partners on a potential league structure that could replace large weekend tournaments as necessary. We look forward to announcing details as we have them.
As of now, we are asking you to register your player and pay a $100 deposit before August 31st if you intend to play travel basketball this season.
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.
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.
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|
|Madeline (Maddie)||Mosiman||5th Grade||2440||360|
|Adelae||St John||5th Grade|
|Katherine (KK)||Anderson||5th Grade||6410||1800|
|Allison (Allie)||Babler||6th Grade|
|Elliot (EJ)||St John||8th Grade|
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!
4Blue - 2nd Place Orono Tourney
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