Rep Tryouts

ESJMBA are proud to announce our upcoming Rep Tryouts for Mini (U12) and Bantam Boys and Girls (U14). The schedule is as follows:
All ages are calculated as December 31 of the current playing season.

Mini Boys (U12) – Born 2008-2009 (2010 players may try out – teams are entitled to select a limited number of underage players if they choose)
Wed Sept 18th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Lakewood Heights
Fri Sept 20th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights

Mini Girls (U12) – Born 2008-2009 (2010 players may try out – teams are entitled to select a limited number of underage players if they choose)
Wed Sept 18th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights
Fri Sept 20th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Lakewood Heights

Bantam Boys (U14) – Born 2006-2007 (2008 players may try out – teams are entitled to select a limited number of underage players if they choose)
Mon Sept 16th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds High
Wed Sept 18th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds High

Bantam Girls (U14) – Born 2006-2007 (2008 players may try out – teams are entitled to select a limited number of underage players if they choose)
Tues Sept 17th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds High
Fri Sept 20th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds High

IMPORTANT:
• Please arrive 15 mins prior to your tryout time to allow time to check in and warm up.
• Please bring indoor sneakers and water.
• In order to tryout players must be registered and paid for the ESJMBA 2019/2020 season.
• Please visit www.esjmba.ca to complete the registration process. Players NOT registered for the regular season will NOT be permitted to try out for a Rep Team.
• Upon arrival, check in with the coach or coordinator to mark you as present and confirm your age and you are registered
• All tryouts are MANDATORY; players MUST attend BOTH tryouts to be considered for the team.
• Rep Teams are selected by the coach with support from a committee consisting of up to three (3) Evaluators.
• Based on the evaluations there may be a 1st round cut after the first night tryout.
• There are NO fees associated with the tryout process.
• Players will be evaluated on coachability, basketball IQ, athletic ability, team work, endurance, and desire to learn and play.

One last reminder – registrations end this Sunday Sept 15th. You may register at either of our last in person dates (Thurs Sept 12th and Fri Sept 13th @ McAllister Mall) or online via our website www.esjmba.ca

Goodluck to all those trying out for rep, we’re a few short weeks away from our season start!

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Open Gyms Start this Week

ESJMBA are pleased to announce our open gym nights beginning this week. The following are Open Gym times for boys and girls:

U10 Boys

  • Mon Sept 23rd 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Champlain Heights
  • Thurs Sept 26th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Glen Falls

U10 Girls / Mini Girls (U12) combined

  • Fri Sept 6th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights
  • Wed Sept 11th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Lakewood Heights
  • Fri Sept 13th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights

Mini Boys (U12)

  • Wed Sept 4th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights
  • Wed Sept 11th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Lakewood Heights
  • Fri Sept 13th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Lakewood Heights

Bantam Boys (U14)

  • Wed Sept 11th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds
  • Fri Sept 13th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Simonds

Bantam Girls (U14)

  • Fri Sept 6th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds
  • Wed Sept 11th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Simonds
  • Fri Sept 13th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Simonds

All open gyms are open to both rep and house players and offer an opportunity for the kids to get in some extra ball before the season starts. Have a friend who may be new to basketball and would like to take part in one of our open gyms? Share the date with them and bring them along!

Rep tryouts will be announced towards the end of this week.

Please note – All Open Gyms and Tryouts may be subject to change. Keep an eye on the Facebook Group, Our website www.esjmba.ca and your email for details in the event of an update.

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Open Gyms – Mini Boys (U12)

Doug Deering and Jo Cole will be hosting open gym sessions from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Simonds High School on the following dates:

Aug 20th

Aug 22nd

Aug 27th

Aug 29th

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Registration Time

ESJMBA 2019 – 2020 registrations are officially open. Click the registration link above to register and pay online or see information below for in-person registration.

In-Person Registration

Register online or download and complete a registration form (excel format) or (pdf format) and bring it to one of our in-person registrations at McAllister Mall, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Aug 15, 16
  • Aug 22, 23
  • Aug 29, 30
  • Sept 5, 6
  • Sept 12, 13

Please, take note of our refer a friend discount! Have a friend who may be interested in basketball? Send them our way and save on your registration fee! (applies only to referral of new players to ESJMBA if that player registers) Spread the word and help grow the population of ESJMBA!

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Rep Coach Selections

ESJMBA is proud to announce the following have been selected as head coach for their respective rep team team for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 season:

  • Dave Morrell – Bantam Boys A
  • Jonathan Smith – Bantam Girls A
  • Doug Deering – Mini Boys A
  • Mark Campbell – Mini Girls A

Congratulations to those selected and thank you to all for submitting your application

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Summerfest Score Keepers

Basketball New Brunswick are looking for minor officials (scorebook & clock operators) for our giant Summerfest tournament in Saint John July 19th – 21st. We pay $10 per game and can work around your availability through the weekend. Email info@basketball.nb.ca if you are interested

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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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