Dear OVBA families:


High School Tryouts being held this Sunday through

next week.  Please share with your friends and neighbors! 


                          Tuesday 3/5 15 & 16u 6-7:30pm

                            Sunday 3/8 17u 1:00-3:00pm

                              Immaculate Heart School

PRACTICES THIS WEEK ::: Feb 17th - Feb 21st, 2020


What about Rodeo Break Travis?  Yes we are continuing our regular

practice times thru Rodeo Break.  The Facilities & Coaches were available

and rather than cancel practice, we'll hold it with whoever can make it. 

Look forward to seeing you there.



Feb 17th (Monday) @ Immaculate Heart Middle School  (425 E. Magee Rd - Oro Valley, AZ 85704)

                                  -  10U, 11U, 12U (5:00pm - 6:30pm)

Feb 18th (Tuesday)  @ Immaculate Heart Middle School  (425 E. Magee Rd - Oro Valley, AZ 85704)

                                  -  13U & 14U  (7:00pm - 8:30pm)


NEW TIME & LOCATION                     

Feb 20th (Thursday) @ Immaculate Heart Middle School  (425 E. Magee Rd - Oro Valley, AZ 85704)

                                  -  10U, 11U, 12U (5:00pm - 6:30pm)

Feb 21st (Friday) @ Sporting Chance Center (2100 W. Curtis Rd.)

                                  -  13U & 14U (4:30pm - 6:00pm)

Youth Basketball STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - FEB 28th - MARCH 1st


Over the Fall of last year our "BLACK" teams for 11U, 12U and 13U  from Hardwood Hoops Fall season qualified for the Youth State Championships.  Unfortunately neither our 10U or 14U nor any of our Gray Teams qualified for the invitation to State.  Please join us in cheering on these 3 Black Teams that did qualify as they complete next weekend against competition from all over the State of Arizona right here in Tucson.  The rest of us can look forward to opportunities later in March to get in some Tourney action just before the start of Hardwood Hoops (March 28th)


MARCH MASSACRE Tournament - MAR 13th - MAR 15th (OPEN)


Looking to hear from everyone on this either IN or OUT - STILL AWAITING Word from more than a few families.


* Tucson Spartans - "March Massacre" :::  March 13th-15th , 2020

        - This tournament is OPEN - and all players club-wide are welcome to sign up.

        - Rosters forming NOW, RSVP's are always welcome

        - We request no Friday games as a club - this is not always possible, and we won't know for sure until we get schedule Thursday before the tourney.


TEAM DIVISIONS ::: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U (Possible Multiple teams at more than one levels)

LOCATION ::: Games are to be played either at Sporting Chance Center or LEAD Athletics

COST ::: $TBD per player (Approximately $45-$60)


NBA GAME Tickets - OVBA Club FUNDRAISER EVENT - DRAWING Friday Feb 21st after Practice


Our Raffle for NBA SUNS vs. WARRIORS Game Tickets (Feb 29th, 2020), is coming to a close.

The Drawing to determine the winner will be held after practice on friday Feb 21st at 6:00pm.  YOU DO NOT have to be present to win.  Only had to have purchased tickets and be in the drawing to have a chance to win.  Haven't got your tickets yet? or know someone who might want to get some... anyone can buy tickets all the way up to 5:59pm this friday to get in on the action.  Raffle Tickets are $25 each and to the winner goes 4 Suns Game tickets for the Suns Warriors on Feb 29th, 2020.


Don't forget to get yours, or share with a friend of the family, someone at church, a co-worker - anyone who loves live basketball - you can download the tickets on this page. 


Old news, worth repeating: 

TEAM MANAGER APP RSVP & Practice Start Details


We will be looking to give some added emphasis this NEW YEAR on the importance of the usage of TEAM MANAGER App for RSVP'ing (Confirming) your players attendance to practice and game events.  Please make sure you have the Team Manager app installed and you are staying aware of our schedule on that platform.  Please let us know if your player is not going to be at practice.  Players with cell phones will be given new opportunity to take ownership of this responsibility where they can text their coach(es) to let them know they will miss practice.

10U (4th Grade) Winter 2020 Recruiting


We are looking to add players for our 4th Grade - 10U team and have attached our recruiting flyer to this email.  We could use your help spreading the word where ever you can in efforts for us to build this age group team in time for Spring Hardwood Hoops League play (and any Weekend Tourneys leading up to League play).


Schools, Churches, Community groups - all make for excellent places to spread the word.

Speaking of practice, just a reminder that being on time for practice is paramount given how little time we have each week to be "in the lab" improving our basketball skills but also preparing for the outstanding competition we face with each tournament or League play we engage in.  On-time for practice is being completely ready 5 mins before the start time of practice and ready to get on the baseline for warmup.  Coaches will be addressing this with players in more detail as we get back to it this week.