The fun and exciting Mahtomedi Basketball Association Coaches Clinic will be held on Thursday, Sept 25th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Mahtomedi Middle School.
New this year-we will also be requiring our Traveling Head Coaches and strongly encourage our Inhouse Head Coaches to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop on either Thursday, Oct 2nd or Thursday, Oct 9th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Chautauqua. Assistant Coaches for both Traveling and In-House are also strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions. The workshop is called “Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons”- and introduces PCA’s Double-Goal Coach model and presents research from experts in coaching, education and sports psychology. Every participant gains access to dozens of practical, proven tools. The workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the three principles of Positive Coaching: Honoring the Game, Filling Emotional Tanks and the ELM Tree of Mastery
Mahtomedi Basketball Association is excited to announce a change to the format of our program for in-house grades 3-6. We will move all of our in-house teams to the Maplewood League (where our 7/8th graders have been for the last few years) and will be able to maintain single grade teams for all of the programs for which we had single grade level teams previously. For additional details please follow this link.
Although the registration deadline has passed, Mahtomedi Basketball Association is continuing to accept in-house (grades 3-8) registrations without a late fee, on a space available basis. (Traveling teams are already formed and although the site will allow you to make that selection, registering for traveling at this point is not valid and your child will not be placed on a traveling team.) The final number of in-house teams has not yet been locked so registrations will be accepted to add players to the tentatively planned number of teams or if additional registrations allow for formation of a larger number of teams in a grade level. Soon, the number of teams will be locked and registration will include a $25 late fee, again, on a space available basis. Registrations completed online should be considered tentative, pending approval of the in-house director. If your 3rd-8th grade son or daughter wants to play basketball this season please register him or her ASAP. Registration for the K-2 youth and high school rec programs will be available at a later date.
3rd grade in-house players for this season should plan to attend a pre-season kick-off scrimmage on Monday, September 22 in the Middle School upper gym. The purpose of the scrimmage is for the kids to have a fun night playing basketball along with helping us create even teams for the upcoming season! Parents are encouraged to drop-off (after getting your child checked-in) versus staying to watch to reduce any pressure on the kids playing. We realize two boys soccer teams practice starting at 6:00, it would be great if these players can stay for the full hour but completely understand if they need to leave early for soccer practice.
Boys: 5:30-6:30 pm
Girls: 7:00-8:00 pm
Coaches - Your role as a coach is more than just a coach but also as a positive influence in the lives of our youth. Read the article "The Power of Positive Coaching" by David Bornstein in The New York Times recommended by our Coaching Director Neal Fox.