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Tryout Information & Process

2023-2024 HRBBA Tryouts

When: October 7 and 8, 2023

Where: Hopkins North Middle School (10700 Cedar Lake Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305) 

All players will try out on both Saturday and Sunday.

Registration must be completed online prior to tryouts. 

Tryout Agenda 

Saturday, Oct. 7
1. Check-in (East/West Gym)

  • Turn in $200 volunteer deposit check made out to Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association
  • Try on uniform pieces. All players will receive new uniforms this year and must complete this step. 
  • Take photo and receive tryout number. Players will be identified by their tryout number throughout the process.

2. Skills Assessment (drills linked below)

Sunday, Oct. 8
1. Check-in (East/West Gym)

  • Pick up tryout number

2. Scrimmage Assessment (3 vs 3 and 5 vs 5)


Grade Check-In Time End Time
7th & 8th Grade 8 am 10:20 am
6th Grade 9:30 am 12:20 pm
5th Grade 12 pm 2:50 pm
3rd & 4th Grade 1:45 pm 4:50 pm

Tryout Schedule Sunday - 10/8

3rd & 4th Grade 8 am 9 am
5th Grade 10 am 11 am
6th Grade 12 pm 1 pm
7th Grade 2 pm 3 pm
8th Grade 4 pm 5 pm

Please plan to attend your designated tryout and arrive at the check-in times listed above to confirm all paperwork is completed, volunteer check is turned in, try on uniform pieces and receive the player tryout number.



All players who want to play HRBBA Traveling Basketball are required to attend their grade's tryout session.

Tryouts take place over 2 days in which players will participate in a variety of basketball drills and scrimmages.

Evaluations are conducted by a combination of coaches, board members, and evaluators with a deep understanding of basketball.

Our goal is to be impartial, professional and as fair as possible by placing players based on skill level, ability, athleticism and attitude. Not all players will be selected for a team.

During evaluations we ask that you refrain from requesting information or soliciting opinions about players, or team assignments, from coaches and independent evaluators.

What to Bring

  • A $200 volunteer deposit check made out to Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association.
  • Water bottle
  • Players should wear
    • Shorts
    • Reversible jersey blue/white (or a wear a white or blue t-shirt and bring the other color) to allow each player to switch teams when playing 5 on 5, but not exchange pinnies during tryouts.
    • Basketball shoes

Players will be identified by their tryout number which will be provided on arrival at tryouts.

Required Parent Meeting

HRBBA will send more information on this topic prior to tryout weekend.


Tryout Time Conflicts
We understand players may have a conflict during their tryout time. In order to select teams to the best of our ability, it is very important that players attend tryouts with their grade.

In the event a player is unable to attend tryouts, please contact Matt Dalle by emailing  before Friday, September 22. 


Injured Players

Players who are injured and unable to participate in tryouts, but will be healthy for the season should contact Matt Dalle at Coaching@hrbbabasketball.netInjured players will be evaluated to the best of our ability. These players should register and attend tryouts.


Parent Involvement in Tryouts

Parents are not allowed to observe the tryout process.

Reminder - Parents must register their player ONLINE - day of tryout registrations will not be allowed.

To best prepare your player for skills that will be evaluated, please review the HRBBA Tryout Drills document below. 

Team Selection Information

For information on team selection, please see our Team Selection page, link below.