2019 AYBC Alberta Club Championships and GCSO registrations Now Open Click on the GCSO tab at the top of the site!
Last year we had a remarkable Spring Summer Program, and are looking to build on the great successes. The 2019 season will see the team compete in 8 tournaments including 4 day Club Nationals in Langley B.C.
We are looking for strong dynamic players for our teams who are looking to play at the highest level. This team will be comprised of players in grades 10, 11,and 12 as AYBC tournaments are going to be divided into High School division instead of U17. This gives the opportunity for grade 12 players to play before they move on to post secondary opportunities and to be seen by post secondary coaches.
Our U15 AA team had Great success too last season and are looking for dynamic dedicated players to join us. The U115AA team will mirror the High School Girls program and costs. This age group is defined as grades 7-8-9 with no players in High School.
The Grads is excited to offer exceptional programming to its players at cost effective rates. Through our fund raising efforts we are able to offer our families lower rates than other elite clubs in the area.
The team player costs are $1300.00 for 2019 which include:
Uniform (you keep) Warm up shirt and hoodie (or sweats players will decide one or the other)
Hotels for 2 Calgary trips and 4 days and nights at Nationals
League and tournament fees
Transportation to Nationals
5 Tournaments in Edmonton
2 practices per week
Fitness training with team trainer
Dietary guidance and meal planning
Players can lower their costs by selling raffle tickets to help lower costs. Grads believes in a no player left out philosophy if any player family cannot come up with the total cost of the season we can offer financial assistance.
An email before selection will be required for financial assistance
Send questions to email@example.com with your Name, Grade, School, Phone Number. A final look at players will be done in February or March
Team selection for our High School(A) U15A and Rec teams will be in February,or March
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Tryouts will be on Sunday, February 24 at Shauna May Senaca School:
U13 Girls from 1 pm to 3 pm – Two teams will be selected
U15A Girls from 3 pm to 5pm – One team will be selected
U15 Rec 1 or 2 Teams depending on number of players
Please bring a size 6 basketball, water bottle and wear a reversible jersey.
Cost and Commitment:
Each team will consist of 10 to 12 players. The U13 teams will play in the EYBA Spring League, the U15 team in the JP Spring League, one game a week, on Mondays, starting April 1st until the end of May. The teams will also play in 4 weekend tournaments, all at the Saville Center in Edmonton. The tournaments are: the Swoosh Easter Classic on April 19 – 21, the Rocky Mountain Hoops Classic on May 3 – 5, the Swoosh Volvo Hoops Showcase on May 17 – 19, and our Grads “Great Canadian Shoot Out” on June 28 – July 1.
There will be 1 practice a week: day, time and gym TBA. Players will receive a Grads: shooting shirt, a reversible game jersey and shorts. The registration cost per player will be about $510.00. There is also a $250.00 commitment fee that all players must submit. If the commitment, attend league and tournament games and weekly practices, is completed satisfactorily then the $250.00 will be returned to you. Parents will also be responsible to volunteer at the scorer’s table for approximately 3 to 5 games at the Grads Great Canadian Shootout Basketball Tournament on the June 28 – July 1st.
U15 Rec will be playing in EYBA spring league and will be doing 3 tournaments in and around Edmonton.
Our Coaching Philosophy is to develop the player’s skills and game strategies and that all playing time will be equal in league and tournament round robin games.
Breanne Frizzell will be in charge of the U15A Grads Girls Team.
2012 to 2014 - Assistant Coach Westminster Junior High Senior Girls –
2012 and 2014 City Champions
2015 to 2017 - Assistant Coach Jasper Place High Senior Girls –
2016 and 2017 City Champions, 2017 Provincial Champions
2017 - Assistant Coach Alberta Provincial U15 Team
Presently Head Coach Prescott Junior High Senior Girls
Craig Frizzell will be in Charge of the U13 Grads Girls Teams
1999 to 2003 Willowby Community – Mini Girls – 2 Gold Medals
2004 to 2006 Northwest Xtreme - Bantam Girls A – Gold med
2007/08 Northwest – Midget Girls B – Gold medal
2008 Alberta Summer Games – U15 Girls – Gold Medal
2010 Alberta Summer Games – U15 Girls – Bronze Medal
2012 to 2017 - Head Coach Westminster Junior High Senior Girls –
2012 and 2014 City Champions
2013 to 2017 – Northwest Midget Girls A – 2014 Silver Medal
2016 – Alberta Summer Games - Silver Medal
2018 – St. Albert Slam Bantam Boys and Prescott Junior High Senior Girls
Presently coaching South West Bantam Girls “B” and Prescott Junior High Senior Girls
For more information please contact Craig:
Phone or text – 780-977-4006 or Email Frizzell@telus.net
On going training sessions:
All Ages Boys and Girls
December 2nd 6pm-8pm Coloniale
December 9th 12pm-2pm Beumont Comp
December 16 1:00pm-2pm Shooting only
January 13th to March 3rd 6pm-8pm Coloniale
Drop in or Pre register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost $10.00 per 2 hour session
Payable by check or Etransfer to email@example.com
Beaumont Comp 5417 43 ave Beaumont AB
Coloniale School 37 Colonial Way Beaumont AB
The Grads is pleased to offer 2 amazing training programs this winter!!!
Grads New year Camp
Jan 5th from 9am to 4pm
Scona High School 10450 72 ave
Ages 5 and up Boys and Girls
Early registration $60.00
Registration after Dec 10 $75.00
Pay By Check or by Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at www.openbasketballacademy.com
Congratulations to Ryan Gilmore of Edmonton Alberta for winning a $2000.00 travel card from Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Ticket Number 0563
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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.