2019 GCSO and ACC
Thank you all for an amazing weekend of basketball, We Crowned our first Alberta Champions and New GCSO Champions in all divisions.
201 teams participated this year making it the Largest Club Tournament in Alberta History and Largest in Western Canada as far as we can tell!!!
Club Basketball has now become the premier basketball source for boys and girls of all ages, all regions, the AYBC and the Grads were very proud to host and sponsor the first Championship in what will become a destination tournament for all Alberta Basketball Clubs.
We are looking forward to hosting the 23rd annual GCSO in 2020 and hope to see you all back again in the years to come.
Thank you all for making our weekend another great success!
Open Basketball Academy Christmas Break Camp
Location: Strathcona High School Address: 10450 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Date: December 28, 2019
Camp Registration & Sign In: 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
✔ Athletes must be on time and in proper gym attire
✔ Coaches introduction, Camp Rules & Expectations Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
✔ Warm up
✔ Ball Handling
✔ Defense Lunch Break: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (athletes to bring their own lunches)
Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
✔ Warm up (12:45 PM- 1:00 PM)
✔ One on one skills
✔ 3 on 3 application
✔ Teamwork drills
Athlete Information: Athlete Name: _________________ Parent/Guardian Phone Number: _________________ Current Grade: ______________ Birthdate: __ /__ /____ (mm/dd/yyyy) Age: ___ Gender: Male Female ❖ Early Bird Fee: $70.00 (before Dec. 1) ❖ Regular fee : $85.00 (after Dec.1) Payment Method: Cash Email Transfer
Open Basketball Academy 587-986-4008 email@example.com www.openbasketballacademy.com
Email transfer to made to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include athletes first and last name in the subject line
Congratulations to Ryan Gilmore of Edmonton Alberta for winning a $2000.00 travel card from Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Ticket Number 0563
Girls playing ball don't take care of their knees!
Over My 32 years of coaching one thing I ask all my players to invest in is knee pads, but time and time again they don't listen due to a number of reasons but none of them are legit!
None of these are reasons not to invest in your safety and ability to play hard!!
Knee pads can be found in major sports stores and on line ranging in price from $11.00 to $80.00......personally the difference between them isn't great so the cheaper the better.
Nobody Cares what you look like on the court!
Safety is paramount when playing any sport especially a sport played on a hard surface and in full contact with your opponent.
Knee pads will allow you to hit the floor when diving for loose balls or get flung from an aggressive jump ball battles, and those knee on knee collisions that happen when you don't expect them to.
GET A PAIR PLAY HARDER THAN YOU EVER HAVE BEFORE!!!!!
Amazon has them as low as $9.99 right now!!! (long sleeved and compression are the same as the Mazuno)
Same ones that United Cycle carries for $70.00 online at Amazon they are $36.00
Smart Players Stay Safe
The Edmonton Grads Youth Basketball Association is a not for profit organization designed to promote basketball within the Edmonton Community. Our main focus is the spring basketball season. This is accomplished through a number of avenues including sponsoring athletes and teams as well as running the Great Canadian Shootout on the first weekend of July each year at the Saville Community Sport Center.