HRBBA is a volunteer-run organization offering boys in 4th - 8th grades a basketball program where they can develop skills and knowledge in a competitive atmosphere. Players must live or attend a school within the Hopkins School District 270 boundaries to participate.
Holiday Break Open Gyms -- There are two open gyms available for HRBBA over the holiday break at Eisenhower. Note, there will be some coaches and others there to help reinforce the skills taught through the Minnesota School of Basketball Clinics:
Rochester tournament, March 2-3, 2019.
Reserve your Rochester hotel room now. We have a limited block of rooms at the Kahler Apache. It has a swimming pool and free parking. 3 types of rooms have been reserved:
Call 1-800-533-1655 option 3 and ask for the Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball group room rates. You must reserve by February 8th to receive these room rates.
As an organization, HRBBA is focused on providing our players with a comprehensive and ongoing learning approach to basketball. Our Coaches and Board seek ways to help our players strive for individual and team improvement each season. Our core values are reflected in the FOCUS program, the HRBBA way of reminding our players about the importance of concentration, being coachable, positive, and focusing on skills development. (To learn more about the FOCUS program, click here.)
Part of the FOCUS program at Hopkins includes skills clinics. We are excited to announce our first round of clinics, which will be conducted by staff from the Minnesota School of Basketball (MSB). Beginning this week and continuing through February, HRBBA Teams and Coaches will have the opportunity to participate in Team Training Sessions with instructors from MSB.
The Minnesota School of Basketball is a Golden-Valley-based training facility lead by Brian Ammann and his staff. They provide team and individual basketball training to youth athletes of all ages. You can find more information on MSB here.
MSB will be conducting one-hour clinics with each of our HRBBA teams on a monthly basis. The goal of each session will be to focus on improvement of each individual’s fundamental skills, as well as working on the team aspects of the game, including overall offensive schemes and defensive play.
In addition to our players receiving this supplemental instruction, HRBBA Coaches will have the opportunity to work with MSB staff to enhance their coaching acumen. We are so grateful for the excellent Coaches we have in HRBBA, and are excited about the opportunity for them to work with each other and MSB to share ideas.
These team training clinics are being paid for by HRBBA and there is no additional cost to players. While MSB conducts private training for youth athletes, there is no expectation that players train with or use MSB outside of these sessions.
In January, clinics will be conducted on Tuesday evenings in place of a weekly practice. We will be posting the clinic times & dates to each team‘s specific calendar, so stay tuned for more details.
The sessions will be conducted at the MSB Golden Valley location.
Players should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their team’s time slot, be dressed for practice, and bring a water bottle. Please be prompt in picking up your player following their clinic.
We look forward to starting these clinics with MSB and providing our players with an even more rewarding basketball experience through HRBBA.
Let’s Go Hopkins!
LEAGUE PLAY AND SCHEDULE
The Southwest League is a recreational basketball league for high school boys (grades 9-12). It is a competitive league for more serious non-varsity players who want a high level of competition against teams from other schools. Teams from Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins and Edina compete against each other. As with HRBBA, teams are by grade level.
Teams generally practice once per week on Saturdays, beginning in late December, at the North Junior High Structure. Sunday games are at Lindbergh Center and surrounding communities begin January 8, followed by an end of the season tournament the second weekend in March. There will also be some Friday night "rivalry games" played amongst the Hopkins teams. These Friday games do not count in league standings. All games will have a professional referee. Equal play time is mandatory in the league. Players will receive a reversible jersey which must be returned at the end of the season.
Southwest League rules require that all teams be formed evenly (no stacked teams). Teams will be formed with that in mind, but keeping the same players together each year is also a goal. Friend requests are honored only if both players have requested each other. Due to the equal teams rule, we may not be able to honor all friend requests. Players who register late will be placed onto a team based on roster openings while maintaining evenly skilled teams.
All teams require a volunteer coach who can attend all practices and games. A high level of basketball expertise is not required. If you are interested in coaching, please indicate your desire on your son’s registration. All coaches must attend a coaches’ meeting (date and time TBD) in December prior to break. Team rosters and practice times will be handed out at this time.
Parents are welcome to watch all games and cheer on their son. Please see the Code of Conduct on the registration form. One parent is required each game to keep the scorebook or run the scoreboard.
We are excited to introduce our new HRBBA FOCUS Program. This program is multifaceted and is designed to demonstrate and promote the importance of our HRBBA core values.
FOCUS stands for:
F - Fighting Spirit
O - Opportunity Seeking
C - Concentration
U - Unrivaled Attitude
S - Sportsmanship
For continuing updates to our FOCUS Program watch our FOCUS Program page!
Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association is always looking for interested coaches for our Boys traveling basketball teams. Candidates should possess the abilities to work with motivated boys (Grades 4 through 8) to develop basketball skills and play games in a competitive environment. Practices are held two nights a week for 4th grade and three nights a week for 5th - 8th Grades. There are tournament games on weekends.
For more information, please email Justin White at: Coaching@hrbbabasketball.net