News : Riverview Minor Basketball Association

By: Riverview Minor Basketball Association  09-12-2011

As a fundraiser, the Bantam ‘A’ Girls’ are selling cool basketball t-shirts! These custom-designed shirts are available in red or black in youth or adult sizes. They would make a great Christmas surprise for your favourite basketball fan or player!

Orders must be placed by Sunday, December 4th so we will have them back in time for Christmas. Payment is due when placing your order.

The Bantam Girls thank you for your support!

The Mini Girls had to play an overtime period to beat the Kennebecasis Valley Slammers by a score of 39-38 to advance to the finals against The Slam out of St. Margrets Bay, Nova Scotia. The girls ended up losing to the Nova Scotia team in the finals but still earned Silver medals to add to this year’s collection. The Lady Royals had just earned a Bronze at their own tip off tournament two weeks ago with a win over the Lynx from Saint John, NB. The girls would like to thank all their supporters who came to cheer them on over the weekend.

The Royals will be hosting Sussex and East Saint John next weekend, and Moncton and KV on the following weekend before hitting the road to the Miramichi for a couple of games with the Tommies and Pulamoo on the 10th of December.

As the winter weather approaches, please keep in mind that RMBA events may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

If the schools are closed, community groups (like RMBA) do not have access to the facilities, and therefore no basketball activities will take place. Cancellations will be posted on our website as soon as possible. To learn if the gyms are closed you may also call the School District 2 Snow Line at 856-SNOW (856-7669). This is usually updated by 6:00 am.

This is not just for Monday – Fridays, but for weekends as well because the School District takes into consideration the safe travel of both its staff and the participants of the community activities.

The Mini B Boys Team is hosting a tournament on November 19th and 20th. Drop by to cheer the team on!

The Royals play Miramichi on Saturday at 3:00 pm, Sackville at 4:45, and Moncton at 7:15. On Sunday, they take on Kennebecasis Valley at 1:30. The top two teams play in the final at 3:00 pm.

Don’t forget to check out the bake sale, silent auction and canteen. You can also support the team by taking part in the 50/50 draw. Go Royals Go!

The Bantam A Girls’ Team would like to extend a big “THANK YOU!” to everyone who supported Saturday’s bottle drive by donating recyclable beverage containers. As well, the girls would like to say thanks for all the help they received from family and friends. It was a great day!

RMBA players and their families are invited to take advantage of a special offer from the Moncton Miracles.

The Miracles home opener is on November 20th at 2pm at the Moncton Coliseum, and RMBA members and their families may purchase tickets for $8 to see the Miracles take on the Saint John Mill Rats. Hurry! This offer ends on November 10th!

Each fall Moncton hosts the Don Grant Classic Women’s University Basketball Tournament at the Moncton Coliseum. This is high caliber basketball which everyone (young and old, boys and girls) will enjoy.

Participating this year are teams from UNB, Acadia, Laval, St. FX, UPEI and the University of Saskatchewan

Friday, Oct 21, is RMBA Day/Night at the Don Grant Classic. Admission is free for kids (wear your RMBA jersey) and adults pay $10/day.

During the 6:00 pm game between UNB and Laval we will give away door prizes and have snacks for the kids.

The 8:00 pm game between St. FX and UPEI is very special for us because we will have 3 RMBA alumni playing!
This is a great opportunity for our kids to see what can be accomplished with determination and perseverance!

Vanessa Pickard, Jenna Jones and Katie Donahoe are all recent graduates of Riverview High School and all came through the RMBA program.

Vanessa Pickard plays for the St. Francis Xavier University X-Women
Jenna Jones plays for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers
Katie Donahoe plays for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers

Bring the kids out to the coliseum and enjoy some great basketball!

We will be hosting try outs for our Mini Girls Provincial B team this coming weekend:

Friday, Sept 30 from 6:00 – 7:15 pm at Claude D. Taylor

Sunday, Oct 2 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Claude D. Taylor

Good Luck to all!

Junior Mini boys and girls (ages 8 & 9) will have a pre-season session on Saturday, Oct 1, at the Riverview Middle School.

1. This session is an evaluation so we can observe the children and make fair teams
2. This is also a Bring-a-Friend session. This is an opportunity for your child to Bring-a-Friend (of the same age group) who is not registered, but would like to try it out for a practice to see if they might like it. (We will have staff on site to accept registrations).

The girls session on Oct 1 will be from 9:00 – 10:30 am.
The boys session on Oct 1 will be from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.

Please Note:
This is the only session, all year, that the children will be at Riverview Middle School. We have chosen RMS because the large gym can readily accommodate many children.

The Junior Mini’s will start their season on Saturday, October 15, at Claude D. Taylor School.

They will play each Saturday at CDT in one of the following time slots.
9:00 – 10:30 am
10:30 – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 3:00 pm

You will receive a call from your child’s coach prior to this date to advise what time to attend on Oct 15th.

We look forward to seeing kids on the court!

Players will need indoor sneakers, shorts, t-shirt, and a water bottle. Within 1-2 sessions they will receive their team shirt.

The Mini (ages 10 & 11) and Bantam (ages 12 & 13) house leagues have completed their assessment and Bring-a-Friend sessions.

Our Mini and Bantam house league programs will return to the court on the weekend of Oct 15. We will use the next 2-3 weeks to make teams and fill the vacant coaching positions. The Bantam boys and girls will start on Friday evening, Oct 14, and the Mini boys and girls will start on Saturday, Oct 15.

You will be contacted prior to the 14th and 15th from your child’s coach to advise the time on their first day.

Right now, we’re getting our Provincial teams started.

Our Mini Boys B boys try outs are tomorrow night, Tuesday, Sept 27 at 6:00 pm at RMS.

Our Mini Girls B try outs will soon be announced.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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