DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY: Junior High Invitational Tournament Coming March 23-26; Register Now
DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details on the 2015 Junior High Invitational Tournament to teams at the Junior High and Middle School levels. The tournament is open to 12 teams from each gender and level (Senior & Junior) from the Junior High / Middle School levels totaling 48 teams participating. The Junior category consists of students in Grade 7 and 8. The Senior Category consists of students in Grade 9, not playing Junior Varsity. The event will run March 23-26, 2015 out of 4 locations in the greater Winnipeg area. Deadline to register a team for consideration in the event is Friday March 13.
The new tournament format which came into effect in 2010 will also continue in seeing a 12-team single game knockout format used (similar to the high school provincial championships) at all levels of the tournament. The original format used since the JHIT's inception in 1996 was a double game consolation style tournament. The 2010 change of seeing all tournament finals from the four levels of play held at one site location will be used again this year on Thursday March 27 at Tec Voc High School.
The 2015 sites for the tournaments are confirmed as follows: (subject to change)
Junior Boys - Valley Gardens Middle School (Mon to Wed)
Senior Boys - Glenlawn Collegiate (Mon to Wed)
Junior Girls - Sargent Park School (Mon to Wed)
Senior Girls - Acadia Junior High (Mon to Wed)
All Finals - Tec Voc High School (Thursday night)
The above changes come after surveying past coaches and making adjustments to the changing basketball landscape at this level. Full details on the event including a copy of a sample schedule can be found at...