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EBA e-News September 2023

By Mike Hutson, 09/01/23, 4:15PM CDT


House and Rec Registration
Registration for our House and Rec Programs is now open! House and Rec Programs are intended for players of all abilities who want to have fun playing the game of basketball. For detailed information, go to the PROGRAMS tab at the top our homepage and navigate to HOUSE or REC and select the appropriate grade level for your player. Registration closes on October 5 for K-8th grade programs and November 30 for 9th-12th grade programs. CLICK HERE to register your player.

Available Financial Aid
The EBA will once again provide financial aid to families who qualify for the ECF’s Connect Card program. If your player currently has an active Connect Card, simply contact Giovanna Ingram at and she will provide you with the appropriate discount code to use during the registration process. If your player does not have an active Connect Card, CLICK HERE for more information and to complete an application. Once approved, please contact Giovanna for a discount code.

House and Rec Coaches Needed
The EBA’s House and Rec Programs are parent-coached programs which require nearly 200 volunteers annually. Parent coaches serve as ambassadors for these programs, creating a fun, safe and positive learning environment for all players. The EBA expects its coaches to embrace the idea that they are important role models and that their positive actions will have a lasting impact on their players. If you share this mindset, we hope you will consider coaching this season. CLICK HERE to register. Please note: all coaches must pass a criminal background check each year and complete child safety training and concussion certification once every three years.  

Travel Program Reminders
If you have yet to register your player for our Travel Program, you have until at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 14. Late registrations are not permitted, so act now! Other important events include the Travel Parent Meeting on September 12, Pre-Tryout Clinics on September 18 and 21, Tryouts for all players on September 23 and 24 and 5th-8th grade boys on October 1. Tryout schedules are now finalized and posted on our website under PROGRAMS > TRAVEL > DOCUMENTS. If you have any questions, please refer to the Travel Program pages on our website and/or email We would be happy to help!

Travel Coaches Clinic
We are excited to announce that University of St. Thomas Head Coach Johnny Tauer will be joining us for our Travel Coaches Clinic on Saturday, October 7. This clinic will take place from 9am to noon in the EHS Activity Center. Coach Tauer spoke at our Coach Appreciation event last year and it was so well received that we would like all Travel parents to hear his message this year. Please save the date and plan on attending! Light refreshments will be provided. Following Coach Tauer’s message, EHS Varsity Coaches Jon Bryant and Dre Jefferson facilitate on-court breakout sessions specifically for Travel Coaches in attendance. Parents will be dismissed before the breakout sessions at approximately 10am.

K-8th Grade Open Gym
Open Gym for K-8th Grade returns this fall on Sundays (except 9/24) in September and October. These sessions will take place in the City Gym at the Edina Community unless otherwise specified. The City Gym is on the southeast corner of the ECC (across from Kuhlman Field). Please enter and exit using Door 8. All players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while at Open Gym. CLICK HERE for dates and grade level timeslots.

Keep Hoop'n everyone!