GREAT FALLS – Longtime Great Falls High boys basketball coach Bob Howard is excited to announce a boys and girls basketball preseason jamboree for elementary and middle school athletes on Nov. 11 and 12 at the Swarthout Fieldhouse.
“This will be a round-robin tournament designed to get the travel season started,” said Howard. “No one has had much, if any practice, and this serves as a season opener for most of the teams.”
Athletes from grades 3-8 are encouraged to attend the tournament, which will have brackets set up based on gender and grade level. Howard says he hopes to have 20-25 teams compete each day, with the boys playing on Saturday, Nov. 11 and the girls hitting the courts the following day. The entry fee is $165 per team.
Each team will be guaranteed three games at the Great Falls High Fieldhouse. Contests will consist of two 20-minute halves with a running clock, minus free throws and the final two minutes of each half. High school rules will be enforced, though there will be full-court press and zone defense restrictions in grades 3-6.
Howard says the number of teams will be limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Howard at 771-0261 (home), 268-6390 (work) or 868-5758 (cell).
To register for the tournament, click the link below to print off the entry form and return it to the address listed on the form.