John Miller - Grades 1-3 Developmental Leagues Leader
Bill Kemble - Grades 4-8 Community Leagues Leader
Program Structure & Philosophy
CAA Basketball will sponsor and support Tournament Teams comprised of CAA Community League players. Tournament Teams are formed by parents and players taking the initiative, and forming their own team comprised of CAA Community League players.
CAA Basketball DOES NOT form Tournament Teams, but we do support teams formed by our players and parents, provided these teams adhere to our guidelines outlined below.
Tournament Teams offer players the opportunity to participate in a more competitive environment that does not require the commitment of traveling basketball. Tournament Teams typically play in a limited number of “super-saver” tournaments that do not conflict with the CAA Community League schedule, such as those offered by Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, www.myas.org.
You are free to fill your roster with any CAA Community League players you choose. Tournament Teams are responsible for funding the cost of tournament entry fees and additional jerseys/uniforms. CAA will charge Tournament Teams a nominal fee to cover the cost of any gym space we secure for Tournament Team practices.
Tournament Team Guidelines:
First step is to meet with appropriate CAA Basketball Community League leaders to discuss your plans for a Tournament Team, and agree to our guidelines for Tournament Teams.
As with all CAA Basketball teams, equal playing time is required! We expect you to complete equal playing time sheets prior to each tournament, and submit those to the appropriate CAA Basketball Community League leader following each tournament.
CAA Community League Basketball games are your first priority. Please do not register for tournaments that conflict with CAA games.
Refer to your team as a Tournament Team. Tournament Teams are not CAA Traveling Teams
Avoid tournaments that CAA Traveling Teams are playing in
Play in a maximum of 5 tournaments
If you choose to purchase full uniforms for your Tournament Team, please make sure they are distinctly different than those worn by CAA Traveling Teams.
Once you have met with CAA Basketball leaders and agreed to our Tournament Team Guidelines, and formed your team of coaches and players, we will provide the following services:
CAA sponsorship, ensuring adherence to tournament eligibility rules
Team covered by CAA insurance policy
Team set up on CAA Basketball web site, for communication and scheduling
Additional CAA jerseys for purchase, we encourage Tournament Teams to wear these
Advice on what tournaments and leagues to play in
Reserve gym space for practices - very likely Fridays and Sundays