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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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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)  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:

          
BOYS
          April 18-19 (possibly in St. Cloud, MN)
          April 25-26 (possibly in Sioux Falls, SD)
          May 16-17 (Twin Cities Metro)
          May 30-31 (Twin Cities Metro)
          June 6-7 (Twin Cities Metro or June 7 Drake Bigler Invite in Marshall)
          -alternate weekend options of May 2-3 or May 9-10 which is Mother's Day weekend

          GIRLS
          April 18-19 (possibly in St. Cloud, MN)
          April 25-26 (Twin Cities Metro)
          May 16-17 (Twin Cities Metro)
          May 30-31 (Twin Cities Metro)
          June 6-7 (Twin Cities Metro or June 7 Drake Bigler Invite in Marshall)
        
  -alternate weekend options of May 2-3 or May 9-10 which is Mother's Day weekend
          July 10-12 in Sioux Falls is also an option for one later in the summer

- 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 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


  • Practices will be in Marshall or surrounding area.  There will be around 12 practices throughout the
    season.  The first practices will be the week of April 6th. Typically 2 practices per week or possibly just
    one 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 2014 SW Slam page 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)
If you have both Black and White jersey tops from last spring and want to use those again, you may take $40 off
of your team fee ($485)...or if you want to get and use a former player's jerseys that's fine also, indicate that on
registration form

  • 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

2015 is Slam Director, Andrew Dahl's 9th 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 2015-16 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 2015.  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
2015 Southwest Slam Rosters
17U BOYS
Tournaments
April 18-19: MN Comets Tournament (St. Cloud, MN)
May 2-3: MN Heat Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *17U D2*
May 16-17:  MN Fury Shootout (Eagan & Rosemount HS) *16U/17U D2*
May 30-31:  NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *17U D2*
June 7: Drake Bigler Memorial Invite (Marshall, MN)
Practices
Wed, Apr 8: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Sun, Apr 12: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Mon, Apr 13: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 15: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, Apr 22: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Mon, Apr 27:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall Middle School)
Tue, May 5:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Mon, May 11:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, May 13:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Tue, May 26: 7:30-9:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Tue, June 2:  7:30-9:00pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
1
Brett Swenhaugen
6'2
TMB
2016
2
Nick Ektanitphong
5'10
Marshall
2017
3
Colten Minkel
6'0
Redwood Valley
2016
11
Brady Holwerda
6'4
Renville County West
2016
20
Jacob Deines
6'2
Marshall
2016
21
Xavier Towne
6'3
Marshall
2016
25
Logan Stelter
6'1
Lakeview
2016
34
Derek Larson
6'3
TMB
2016
35
Terrell Broberg
5'11
Lakeview
2016
Coach
John Stidman
     
16U BOYS
Tournaments
April 18-19: MN Comets Tournament (St. Cloud, MN)
April 25-26: MN Magic Invite (Bloomington Jefferson HS)
May 2-3: MN Heat Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *16U D2*
May 30-31:  NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *16U D2*
June 6-7: MYAS Spring Championships (Coon Rapids HS)
Practices
Wed, Apr 8: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Sun, Apr 12:  1:00-3:00pm (YME High School)
Mon, Apr 13: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 15: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, Apr 22: 6:30-8:00pm with 17U (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, Apr 29:  8:00-9:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Tue, May 5:  8:00-9:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Wed, May 13:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, May 27:  6:00-7:30pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
Thu, June 4:  6:00-7:30pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
1
Justin Dierks
5'8
Fulda
2017
3
Eli Weber
5'11
Dawson-Boyd
2017
10
Sawyer Hansen
6'0
Canby
2017
12
Luke Engen
6'4
Red Rock Central
2017
13
Adam Durfee
6'2
Canby
2017
15
Gabe Richardson
6'2
YME
2017
20
Mitchell Lonneman
6'5
Adrian
2017
23
Mason Sluis
6'0
Edgerton
2017
25
Will Jeseritz
6'4
YME
2017
51
Noah Christensen
6'5
YME
2017
Coach
Kevin Hansen
     
15U BOYS BLACK
Tournaments
April 18-19: MN Comets Tournament (St. Cloud, MN)
April 25-26: MN Magic Invite (Bloomington Kennedy HS)
May 16-17: MN Fury Shootout (Eagan & Eastview HS) *15U D2*
May 30-31: NorthStar Hoops State Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *15U D2*
June 7: Drake Bigler Memorial Invite (Marshall, MN)
Practices
Wed, Apr 8: 7:30-9:00pm (Marshall HS)
Sun, Apr 12: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, Apr 15: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Wed, Apr 22: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thur, Apr 23:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 29: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Mon, May 4:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Tue, May 19: 7:30-9:00pm (Veteran's Memorial Center - downtown Tracy)
Tue, May 26: 7:30-9:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thu, June 4: 7:00-8:30pm (Veteran's Memorial Center - downtown Tracy)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
Nicholas Klaith
5'7
Marshall
2018
2
Braden Hoekstra
6'2
MACCRAY
2018
3
Brett Harguth
6'1
MACCRAY
2018
4
Moses Dolan
5'7
TMB
2018
10
Austin Klaith
5'6
Marshall
2018
15
Jon Wyffels
5'7
Lakeview
2018
22
Isaac Clipper
5'8
Pipestone
2018
23
Tony Franta
5'9
Wabasso
2018
32
Myles Zeug
6'2
Wabasso
2018
53
Andrew Bennett
5'11
Marshall
2018
Coach
Lance Piotter
     
15U BOYS WHITE
Tournaments
April 18-19: MYAS Invitational Tournament (Shakopee HS)
April 25-26: MN Magic Invite (Bloomington Kennedy HS)
May 9-10: MYAS Invitational Tournament (Rosemount HS)
May 30-31: MYAS Invitational Tournament (St. Louis Park HS)
June 7: Drake Bigler Memorial Invite (Marshall, MN)
Practices
Thur, Apr 9: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Sun, Apr 12: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Mon, Apr 13: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 15: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thur, Apr 23:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 29:  8:00-9:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Mon, May 4:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Thur, May 14:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, May 27:  7:30-9:00pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
Thur, May 28:  6:00-7:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Tue, June 2:  6:00-7:30pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
O.D. Othow
5'8
Worthington
2018
2
Brady Rasmussen
5'8
Red Rock Central
2018
10
Dawit Asefa
5'7
Worthington
2018
12
Jakob Christoperson
5'10
Montevideo
2018
21
Sam Hansen
5'8
Red Rock Central
2018
23
Gavin Calmus
6'0
Worthington
2018
32
Sam Rademacher
6'2
Marshall
2018
44
Seth Stratmoen
6'2
Dawson-Boyd
2018
50
Abe Jensen
6'1
Marshall
2018
Coach
Carter Kirk
     
14U BOYS
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
0
Jake Lee
5'8
Dawson-Boyd
2019
2
Thomas Kirking
5'11
MACCRAY
2019
4
Tyler Imes
5'4
Lakeview
2019
10
Kyle Huhnerkoch
5'10
Redwood Vally
2019
11
Riley Kockelman
5'8
Canby
2019
14
Ethan Thovson
5'7
Canby
2019
21
Colton Husby
5'8
Dawson-Boyd
2019
23
Justin Schrupp
5'8
Renville County West
2019
24
Justin Benda
5'8
Murray County Central
2019
34
Bentley Boike
5'8
MACCRAY
2019
  Injured/Alternate
     
3
Keaton Schuelke
5'8
Dawson-Boyd
2019
Coach
Jason Boike
     
Tournaments
April 18-19: MN Comets Tournament (St. Cloud, MN)
April 25-26: MN Magic Invite (Bloomington Kennedy HS)
May 2-3: MN Heat Tournament (Twin Cities Metro) *14U D2*
May 16-17: MN Fury Shootout (Apple Valley HS) *14U D2*
June 7: Drake Bigler Memorial Invite (Marshall, MN)
Practices
Thur, Apr 9: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Sun, Apr 12: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Mon, Apr 13: 8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Wed, Apr 15: 7:00-8:30pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Thur, Apr 23:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Mon, Apr 27:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall Middle School)
Tue, May 5:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Mon, May 11:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thur, May 14:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thur, May 28:  6:00-7:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thur, June 4:  7:30-9:00pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
17U GIRLS
Tournaments
May 16-17: MYAS Invitational Tournament (Benilde-St. Margaret's HS)
May 30-31: MYAS Spring Championships (Lakeville South HS)
June 6-7:  MYAS Invitational Tournament (North St. Paul HS)
June 13: (one day) MYAS Invite (Woodbury HS)

Practices
Sun, Apr 12: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall Middle School)
Sun, Apr 19: 4:00-5:45pm (Marshall Middle School)
Sun, Apr 26: 5:00-7:00pm (ParkSIde Elementary - Marshall)
Tue, May 5:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Wed, May 13:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thu, May 14:  8:00-9:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Tue, May 26: 6:00-7:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thu, May 28: 7:30-9:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, June 3: 6:45-8:00pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
14U GIRLS
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
4
Charlie Josephson
  Minneota
 
10
Bridget Varpness
  Lakeview
 
11
Marissa Mace
  Redwood Valley
 
12
Emily Nerem
  Southwest MN Christian
 
23
Nicole Bunting
  Redwood Valley
 
24
Jordan Hinz
  YME
 
35
Brooklyn DeKam
  Southwest MN Christian
 
41
Chantel Groen
  Southwest MN Christian
 
43
Alicia Ervin
  MACCRAY
 
Coach
Abby VanMeveren
     
Coach
Chuck Josephson
     
Tournaments
May 3: (one day) MYAS Invite (Prior Lake HS)
May 16-17:  MYAS Invitational Tournament (Maple Grove)
May 30-31: MYAS Spring Championships (Maple Grove)
June 6-7:  MYAS Invitational Tournament (North St. Paul HS)
June 13: (one day) MYAS Invite (Woodbury HS)

Practices
Sun, Apr 19: 4:00-5:45pm (Marshall Middle School)
Fri, Apr 24:  6:00-8:30pm (ParkSide Elementary - Marshall)
Wed, Apr 29: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Wed, May 6: 6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - main gym)
Wed, May 13:  6:30-8:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Tue, May 26: 6:00-7:30pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Thu, May 28: 7:30-9:00pm (Marshall HS - north gym)
Wed, June 3: 6:00-7:15pm (Parkside Elementary, 1300 E Lyon St, Marshall)
#
Player
Height
High School
Graduation Year
4
Zoe Velde
5'5
Pipestone
2020
12
Miranda Hulstein
5'5
Pipestone
2019
13
Kaia Sueker
5'2
Marshall
2019
15
Audra Hommandberg
5'4
Southwest MN Christian
2019
20
Sarah Hansen
5'5
Canby
2019
23
Jazlynn Prins
5'6
Edgerton Christian
2020
24
Madison Hinz
5'4
YME
2020
30
Hannah Nerem
5'10
Southwest MN Christian
2019
32
Kaylee Leppke
5'7
Canby
2019
Coach
Denise Nerem
     
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