Rep Coach Applications

ESJMBA will now be accepting rep coach applications for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 season. If you are interested in coaching one of our rep teams, please fill out the attached application form and submit to esjmbainfo@gmail.com

We will accept applications until July 14th, 2019.

Rep Coach Application Form 2019

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3-on-3 for Cancer

You may be interested in taking part in this event, hosted by a KVBA alumni.

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Upcoming Events

A number of important are events coming up about which we would like to inform all ESJMBA folks both past and present. Please, read the following email in full and spread the word.

ESJMBA 30th Anniversary – On Saturday May 4th, ESJMBA will celebrate our 30 year history with a gathering at Exhibition park in the building where Rhoda’s Flea Market is held from 1pm – 3pm. This event is open to all current and previous ESJMBA players, parents, coaches, volunteers, board, executive, score keepers and officials and anyone who has ever been involved with ESJMBA. At this meet and greet event, we will have several guest speakers sharing stories of their time during ESJMBA, slide shows of photos throughout the years, a treat for all in attendance and gather for a huge photo to show how many lives ESJMBA has touched in its 30 year history. We are looking for photos of anyone involved in the league during their time to share during our slideshows. Please submit your photos to esjmbainfo@gmail.com asap

ESJMBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) – On Tuesday May 14th, ESJMBA will host its annual general meeting from 7pm – 9pm at Forest Hills School in the theatre. This is open to all involved with ESJMBA to attend including parents and is an opportunity to share opinions and provide feedback and suggestions to the association to help us continue to grow and succeed. There will also be available board positions for those interested in applying. Please feel free to join us

Acadia Axmen Summer Basketball Camp – Acadia university are hosting basketball camps throughout the summer. These are overnight camps where players would stay on campus within residence and enjoy all you can eat meals in the dining hall. The camp is run by Axmen staff and players and includes individual player development, team concepts and competitive scrimmages. Details and registration info can be found here: https://central2.acadiau.ca/portal/page/portal/my/camps?step=1&fbclid=IwAR1xB2dIUYRbHm3eJc62hxTpZiIeM6uY_xOtmdnG9JfG3NRvmrXdy8zrPno For more information or questions, please feel free to reach out to Head Coach Kevin Duffie kevin.duffie@acadiau.ca  

Finally, online Registrations for the 2019 – 2020 season will open up June 1st via our website. Keep checking for details.

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Calling all ESJMBA Past and Present Family!!!

Ever been involved with East Saint John Minor Basketball? ESJMBA is hosting it’s 30 anniversary celebration on Saturday May 4th from 1pm – 3pm at Exhibition Park (Rhoda’s Building) and we are looking to show Saint John how many lives ESJMBA has touched in its rich 30 year history. This event is open to all past and present players, parents, volunteers, referees, score keepers, coaches, board and executive members and will feature a number of special guests and highlights throughout the years.

We are also looking for photos of any current and previous members of our association as a player, volunteer or anything in between. If you have been a part of our association and still have photos during your time with us, please submit via email esjmbainfo@gmail.com we will be showcasing these wonderful memories during our event.

Come join us to celebrate this huge milestone in ESJMBA’s history and please spread the word.

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Midget/Juvenile

ESJMBA are relaunching our Midget/Juvenile program beginning this January, 2019. Open to all players boys and girls aged 14 – 17. A great opportunity for high school players to sharpen their basketball skills or simply get out on the floor to continue your love of the sport and make some new friends. This program offers a more relaxed environment without the pressures of intense competition. Registration is $50 per player and will run between January and April 2019 on Friday evenings from 8-10.

If you are interested in participating, please contact jcornell@nb.sympatico.ca

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Dec 15 Games

Here is the East Saint John Schedule for games Dec 15 at Forest Hills. Check back later on the schedules page for schedules for the new year.

9:00 Jr. mini ESJ Boys 1 vs ESJ Boys 2
10:15 Jr. mini ESJ Boys 1 vs ESJ Girls
11:30 Mini ESJ 1 vs ESJ 2 & ESJ 5 Combo Mini – 2 Players from ESJ 5 to  play with ESJ 2 @ 11:30
12:45 Mini ESJ 1 vs ESJ 3 & ESJ 4 + ESJ 5 Combo Mini – 1 Player from ESJ 4 and 1 player from ESJ 5 to play with ESJ 3 @ 12:45
2:00 Bantam ESJ 1 vs ESJ 2 & Girls Combo Bantam – Remaining ESJ Bant. Girls to play for ESJ 1 and ESJ 2 mixed

 

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Christmas Tournament Schedule

Here is the tournament for the Christmas tournament schedule, Dec. 8, 2018. All games are at Simonds High School. Here’s a revised version that includes the photo times.

PHOTO TIME GAME TIME Court A Court B
After 9:00 AM 9:00 AM Guppies Puppies Team Daigle vs Team Trail
9:45 AM  Guppies Free Throw Competition Puppies Free Throw Competition
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Jr Mini Boys J. Smith vs RS Co-Ed Jr Mini Boys Freeze vs Jr Mini Girls
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Jr Mini Boys J. Smith vs Jr Mini Girls Jr Mini Boys Freeze vs RS Co-Ed
12:00 PM Jr Mini Free Throw Competition Jr Mini Free Throw Competition
12:30 PM 1:00 PM Bantam Boys Ross vs Bantam Girls Bantam Boys Gallop vs RS Co-Ed
1:15 PM 1:45pm Bantam Boys Ross vs RS Co-Ed Bantam Boys Gallop vs Bantam Girls
2:30 PM Bantam Skills Competition Bantam Skills Competition
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Mini Boys Doyle vs RS Co-Ed Mini Boys Josselyn vs Mini Girls Boucher
3:45 PM 4:15 PM Mini Boys Maxan vs Mini Girls Kierstead Mini Boys Doyle vs Mini Girls Boucher
5:00 PM Mini Boys Josselyn vs Mini Girls Kierstead Mini Boys Maxan vs RS Co-Ed
5:45 PM Mini Skills Competition Mini Skills Competition
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U11 Boys Tryouts

Just a reminder that the U11 Boys tryouts will be taking place Tuesday Oct 9th from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Champlain Heights School. This tryout will be open to all boys born in 2008, 2009 or 2010.

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Pre-Season Info

Our 30th annual season is just around the corner and we have a few important activities coming up. ESJMBA will be hosting several open gyms next week September 24th – 28thwith the following schedule:

Open Gyms

  • Mon Sept 24th 6pm – 8pm @ Forest Hills (Open to all Mini Girls born in 2007 – 2008)
  • Wed Sept 26th 6pm – 8pm @ Forest Hills (Open to all Bantam Boys born in 2005 – 2006)
  • Thurs Sept 27th 6pm – 8pm @ Simonds High (Open to all Bantam Girls born in 2005 – 2006)
  • Fri Sept 28th 6pm – 8pm @ Simonds High (Open to all Mini Boys born in 2007 – 2008)

Rep Tryouts

ESJMBA will also be hosting Rep Tryouts for the following dates:

  • Mon Oct 1st 6pm – 8pm @ Lakewood Heights (Open to all Mini Girls born in 2007 – 2008)
  • Tues Oct 2nd 6pm – 8pm @ Simonds High (Open to all Bantam Girls born in 2005 – 2006)
  • Tues Oct 2nd 6pm – 8pm @ Champlain Heights (Open to all Mini Boys born in 2007 – 2008)
  • Wed Oct 3rd 6pm – 8pm @ Lakewood Heights (Open to all Mini Girls born in 2007 – 2008)
  • Wed Oct 3rd 6pm – 8pm @ Forest Hills (Open to all Bantam Boys born in 2005 – 2006)
  • Thurs Oct 4th 6pm – 8pm @ Simonds High (Open to all Bantam Girls born in 2005 – 2006)
  • Fri Oct 5th 6pm – 8pm @ Lakewood Heights (Open to all Mini Boys born in 2007 – 2008)
  • Fri Oct 5th 6pm – 8pm @ Simonds High (Open to all Bantam Boys born in 2005 – 2006)

Please note – There will be tryouts for a U10 (Mini B) team the following week. More details on that to follow

Reminder – All players must be registered with ESJMBA before they can participate in rep tryouts.

ESJMBA New Referee Orientation Clinic 

ESJMBA referee Tony Battilana will be hosting a new referee orientation clinic on Tues Sept 25th and Friday Sept 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm @ Bayview Elementary. This is a great opportunity for new referees (or folks interested in becoming an ESJ referee) to learn introductory skills. The cost to participate is $5.00 per person and is open to grade 7 and grade 8 aged kids.

Season start info

Lastly, our season start date will be the week of Oct 8th. Division heads will be putting together house teams this week and you should receive an email or phone call from your division head and coach over the next couple weeks. Please keep an eye on your email for this!

For those who haven’t registered but still wish to, please use the form on the website and submit your registration asap

The countdown is on, we’ll see you all on the court soon!

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Rep Coach Selections

ESJMBA is proud to announce the following have been selected as rep coaches for this upcoming season:

  • U10 Boys (Mini Boys Rep B) – Doug Deering
  • Mini Boys Rep A – Bob MacNeil
  • Mini Girls Rep A – Mark Campbell
  • Bantam Girls Rep A – Jo Cole
  • Bantam Boys Rep A – Dave Morrell
  • Bantam Boys Rep B – Ryan Buchanan

Congratulations on your new positions and thank you to those who had submitted applications. Rep tryouts are being scheduled for the week of September 24th. More information to come regarding this later on in the week.

Just a reminder to those parents who haven’t registered – our in person registrations have closed however if you wish to register you may do so online via our website by clicking the register link. Please submit your registration asap.

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