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Thanks to all past participants
in the Spring Team Program!

Best wishes in all you do...on
and off of the basketball court!

- Andrew Dahl
Hoops Training & Slam Director
Any Questions, Comments, or Concerns?
Contact Andrew at
AndrewDahl@HoopsTraining.com or 651-592-6099
Athletes - please register online prior to tryouts
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To Register Online Now

Team Fee Payments will be collected on Tryout Day
Program and Team Information
  • There is the possibility of more than one team at each grade level (or no team if there aren't enough
    players trying out)  Teams will have 9 or 10 players on roster. So please help spread the word about
    tryouts!

  • Teams will play in 5 Spring/Early Summer Tournaments.  The following is the TENTATIVE weekend
    tournament schedule for each team:

April 23-24
April 30-May 1
May 14-15
May 21-22
June 4-5

Alternate tournament weekend options could include:
    May 7-8 which is Mother's Day weekend
    May 28-29 which is Memorial Day weekend
    June 11-12

- Schedule is tentative and may be changed right after tryouts if there is a need to do so due to
coach availability or a potential lack of available players based on information collected on the online sign-up form.

- Most tournaments will be 2-day (both Sat and Sun) events with 3 or 4 games.  There could potentially be one
or two 1-day/3-game tournaments

- There is also the potential to play more than 5 Tournaments at an additional cost per player to cover entry if the team
wants to continue playing into the summer.


  • Practices will be in Marshall or surrounding area.  There will be around 12 practices throughout the
    season.  The first practices will be the weekend of April 9-10. Typically one practice per week or possibly
    two if there isn't a tournament the upcoming weekend.  We will take input on practice scheduling from
    players on the team on the registration form or you may bring dates to avoid, etc to tryouts. You may
    check out the 2015 team rosters/schedules below for an idea of practice and tournament schedules

  • Cost is $525.00 per player…includes Jersey, Shorts, and Warm-up Shirt (which are yours to keep)

  • Although there is no fee to tryout, we will need a commitment by that night that you are willing to play on
a team if selected.  Checks (payable to Hoops Training) or cash preferable.  Can also take credit cards
through paypal.com.


Program Philosophy & Goals

2016 is Slam Director, Andrew Dahl's 10th year of putting together spring teams out of Southwest Minnesota.  

The goal each year is to give kids in the area a chance to:

- Gain valuable playing experience with up to 20 games
- Be challenged by playing with and against better players and athletes
- Experience a different coaching style and hopefully learn new skills, learn from game situations, and learn to
play with more intensity, aggressiveness, and toughness.
- Get out of a comfort zone of current teammates, coaches, role, and playing style.
- Come back an improved player ready to contribute at a higher level in the 2016-17 season!


Practices
All Southwest Slam teams will have intense practices with a focus on skill development and situational work
including:
1) Finishing strong around the basket
2) Creating scoring opportunities with good footwork and fakes
3) Handling pressure - both dribbling, passing, and pivoting
4) Defensive intensity, communication, and boxing out

Not a lot of time will be spent on learning plays that won't benefit the kids in the future.  Each team will have a
motion offense and keep good spacing on the floor.  Defense will be primarily man-to-man with the option to
add a trap or press.

Playing Time
Coaches will be instructed to play each athlete in both halves of each game and at least 30% of the game's
total minutes while still trying to win the game and have the team's top line-up in during crucial times.

Coaches
We have a number of excellent coaches on board for 2016.  We have not matched them to teams at this point.  
There may be a need for a couple more depending on numbers at tryouts.  Anyone interested in a paid
coaching position should contact Andrew Dahl at 651-592-6099 or AndrewDahl@HoopsTraining.com as soon
as possible.

Hotels/Transportation
No hotel rooms or transportation is provided.  Players & families will be on their own to decide where to stay.  
You may stay with friends/relatives in the area.  Discounted "team hotel" rates may be available as most past
teams have preferred to stay together at the same hotel when possible.
Parental Waiver Form
17U BOYS (11th Grade)
16U BOYS (10th Grade)
Tournaments
April 9-10: MN Comets Tournament (St. Cloud, MN)
April 23-24: MN Ice Spring Freeze (Concordia-St. Paul & YWCA)
April 30-May 1: MN Heat Tournament (YWCA) 10th/D2
May 14-15: MN Magic Invitational (Bloomington)
May 21-22: MN Fury Shootout (Eagan/Apple Valley area) *16U/17U D2
June 12:
TBD

Practices
Are being communicated with the group.
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
Nicholas Klaith
  Marshall
2018
2
Braden Hoekstra
  MACCRAY
2018
3
Brett Harguth
  MACCRAY
2018
4
Moses Dolan
  Tracy
2018
5
Brock Pruszynski
  Marshall
2018
10
Austin Klaith
  Marshall
2018
15
Jon Wyffels
  Lakeview
2018
23
Tony Franta
  Wabasso
2018
32
Myles Zeug
  Wabasso
2018
53
Andrew Bennett
  Marshall
2018
Coach
Lance Piotter
     
15U BOYS ORANGE (9th Grade)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
3
Keaton Schuelke
5'9
Dawson-Boyd
2019
4
Tyler Imes
5'7
Lakeview
2019
5
Cole Woodford
5'9
Redwood Valley
2019
10
Riley Kockelman
5'8
Canby
2019
21
Fritz Landherr
6'1
Tracy
2019
23
Justin Schrupp
6'0
Renville County West
2019
25
Colin Wells
5'9
Redwood Valley
2019
31
Kyle Huhnerkoch
6'1
Redwood Valley
2019
Coach
John Stidman
     
15U GIRLS (9th Grade)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
1
Abby Hollingsworth
5'7
Pipestone
2019
2
Kaylee Leppke
5'8
Canby
2019
5
Brooke Thomsem
5'6
RTR
2019
10
Hannah Nerem
5'10
Southwest MN Christian
2019
12
Miranda Hulstein
5'6
Pipestone
2019
14
Jazlynn Prins
5'7
Southwest MN Christian
2020
20
Sarah Hansen
5'7
Canby
2019
34
Grace Woelber
5'3
WWG
2019
Coach
Denise Nerem
     
Tournaments
April 23-24: MN Ice Spring Freeze (Concordia-St. Paul & YWCA)
April 30-May 1: MN Heat Tournament (Colin Powell Center) 11th/D2
May 14-15: MN Magic Invitational (Bloomington)
June 4-5: NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro)
June 12: TBD

Practices
Wed, 4/13: 7:00-8:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
Sun, 4/17: 6:30-8:00pm at  Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/20: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/27: 8:00-9:15pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/4: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/11: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 5/18: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/25: 8:15-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 6/2: 7:30-9:00pm at Marshall HS (Main)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
Brad Schreiber
5'11
Murray County Central
2017
1
Justin Dierks
5'11
Fulda
2017
5
Cole Bassett
6'0
Murray County Central
2017
10
Sawyer Hansen
6'1
Canby
2017
20
Adam Durfee
6'2
Canby
2017
25
Will Jeseritz
6'5
YME
2017
35
Mason Sluis
6'0
Edgerton Public
2017
41
Trey Gilbertson
6'5
Edgerton Public
2018
44
Mitchell Lonneman
6'5
Adrian
2017
Coach
Kevin Hansen
     
2016 Southwest Slam Rosters & Schedules
Tournaments
April 23-24: MN Ice Spring Freeze (Concordia-St. Paul & YWCA)
April 30-May 1: MN Heat Tournament (Mounds Park Academy) 9th/D2
May 21-22: MN Fury Shootout (Eagan/Apple Valley area) *14U/15U Division
June 4-5:
NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro)
June 12: TBD
Practices
Wed, 4/13: 7:00-8:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Sat, 4/16: noon-2:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Sun, 4/17: 6:00-8:00pm at  Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/20: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Thu, 4/28: 8:15-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/5: 7:45-9:15pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Wed, 5/11: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Thu, 5/12: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/19: 8:00-9:30pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Thu, 5/26: 7:30-9:00pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Thu, 6/2: 6:00-7:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
15U BOYS BLACK (9th Grade)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
Carter Sneller
5'9
YME
2020
3
Sam Helmer
5'9
WWG
2020
4
Eli Kirschstein
5'10
Springfield
2019
5
Aaron Loe
5'11
Lakeview
2020
11
Gavin Carstensen
6'3
Worthington
2019
14
Justin Benda
5'10
Murray County Central
2019
22
Michael Munson
6'0
Tracy
2019
35
Matt Timmerman
6'2
Tracy
2019
Coach
Lucas Christoffer
     
12U BOYS (6th Grade)
13U BOYS (7th Grade)
Tournaments
April 23-24: MN Ice Spring Freeze (Concordia-St. Paul & YWCA)
May 14-15: MN Magic Invitational (Bloomington)
May 21-22: MN Fury Shootout (Eagan/Apple Valley area) *14U/15U Division
June 4-5:
NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro)
June 12: TBD

Practices
Wed, 4/13: 7:00-8:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Sun, 4/17: 6:00-8:00pm at  Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/20: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/27: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/5: 8:00-9:30pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Wed, 5/11: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 5/18: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/25: 8:15-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 6/2: 6:00-7:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
1
Noah Swenhaugen
5'0
Tracy
2022
2
Presley Viessman
5'2
Canby
2022
10
Nathan Morris
5'3
Canby
2022
12
Noah Wilts
5'0
Marshall
2022
14
Jaxon Watkins
4'10
BLHS
2022
15
Jake Eben
5'0
Marshall
2022
24
Caiden Smidt
5'2
Marshall
2022
25
Matt Munson
5'3
Tracy
2022
32
R'moni Warner
5'3
Marshall
2022
Coaches
Cody Morris
     
  Eric Eben
     
  Kevin Wilts
     
Tournaments
April 23-24: MYAS Tournament (Lakeville North HS)
April 30-May 1: MN Heat Tournament (St. Thomas Academy) 6th/D2
May 7: Mid-Town YWCA One-Day Tournament (2121 E Lake St,  Minneapolis)
May 14-15: MN Magic Invitational (Bloomington)
May 28: MYAS One-Day Tournament (Minneapolis Roosevelt HS)


Practices
Sat, 4/16: 2:00-4:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Sun, 4/17: 6:00-8:00pm at  Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/20: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/27: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/4: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/11: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (Main)
Thu, 5/12: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/18: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/26: 6:00-7:30pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Tournaments
April 23-24: MYAS Tournament (Park Center HS)
May 1: MYAS One-Day Tournament (Delano HS)
May 14-15: MYAS Hardwood Shootout (St. Michael-Albertville HS)
June 4-5: MYAS Spring Championships (Twin Cities Metro)
June 11-12:
(switched from May 21-22)

Practices
Sat, 4/16: 10:00am-noon at Marshall Middle School
Sun, 4/17: 4:00-6:00pm at  Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/20: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/27: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/4: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/11: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 5/18: 8:00-9:30pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Wed, 5/25: 7:00-8:15pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 6/2: 7:30-9:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
14U GIRLS (8th Grade)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
5
Jordyn Hilgemann
5'6
Marshall
 
13
Shawna Thomsen
5'5
RTR
 
15
Maren Nerem
5'9
Southwest MN Christian
 
20
Kayelee Johnson
5'7
Canby
 
21
Addison Fleischman
5'3
Edgerton Public
 
22
Bailey Lonneman
5'8
Adrian
 
30
Genna Rothmeier
5'3
Wabasso
 
33
Ella Veldkamp
5'6
Southwest MN Christian
 
Coach
Andrew Fleischman
     
Tournaments
April 23-24: MYAS Tournament (Eagan HS)
May 1: MYAS One-Day Tournament (Eden Prairie HS)
May 14-15: MYAS Hardwood Shootout (Park/Cottage Grove HS)
May 21-22: MYAS Tournament (Hopkins HS)
June 4-5: MYAS Spring Championships (Twin Cities Metro)

Practices
Wed, 4/13: 7:00-8:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
Sat, 4/16: 10:00am-noon at Marshall Middle School
Sun, 4/17: 4:00-6:00pm at  Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/20: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 4/27: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/4: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Wed, 5/11: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 5/18: 6:30-8:00pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Wed, 5/25: 7:00-8:15pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 6/2: 7:30-9:00pm at Marshall HS (North)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
00
Kade Pruszynski
6'1
Marshall
2021
1
Mason Dallenbach
5'4
Wabasso
2021
2
Connor Josephson
5'8
Redwood Valley
2021
12
Jack Bly
5'11
Marshall
2021
13
Carter Johnson
5'6
Redwood Valley
2021
14
Brevin Runia
5'11
Marshall
2021
23
Ashton Schnaser
4'9
Marshall
2021
32
Easton Quast
5'11
Redwood Valley
2021
33
Zach Towne
5'10
Marshall
2021
Coach
Ryan Schultz
     
Tournaments
April 23-24: MN Ice Spring Freeze (Concordia-St. Paul & YWCA)
May 7: Mid-Town YWCA One-Day Tournament (2121 E Lake St,  Minneapolis)
May 14-15: MN Magic Invitational (Bloomington)
May 21-22: MN Fury Shootout (Eagan/Apple Valley area) *12U/13U Division
June 11-12:
 TBD
Practices
Sat, 4/16: 2:00-4:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Sun, 4/17: 4:00-6:00pm at  Marshall HS (Main)
Wed, 4/20: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
Thu, 4/28: 8:15-9:30pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/5: 6:00-7:15pm at Marshall HS (North)
Wed, 5/11: 8:00-9:30pm at Marshall HS (North)
Thu, 5/12: 6:30-8:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 5/19: 6:30-8:00pm at Parkside Elementary (Marshall)
Wed, 5/25: 5:45-7:00pm at Marshall Middle School
Thu, 6/2: 6:00-7:30pm at Marshall HS (Main)
The Southwest Slam Basketball Club is based out of
Marshall, MN and comprised of athletes from many
communities in the area.
Teams are sponsored by www.HoopsTraining.com.

Teams play in Minneapolis-St. Paul area tournaments (AAU
or other program-run tournaments) from April through early
June.

Check out Rosters, Schedules, and more Program Info below.