2021/2022 EBA TRYOUTS
**PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED SESSION TO CHECK-IN.
Tryouts, Session 2:
Sunday, September 19 (Eagan High School)
Boys 3rd Grade: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Only 1 Session)*
Boys 4th Grade: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Boys 5th Grade: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Boys 6th Grade: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Boys 7th Grade: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Boys 8th Grade: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Girls 4th Grade: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Girls 5th Grade: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Two deposit checks will be required when you check-in on the first day of tryouts for your child to be able to participate in tryouts.
Tryouts are conducted by independent evaluators. Players are placed on teams based largely on the independent tryout evaluations, with consideration of prior year coaches’ player evaluations and input from current year coaching candidates. Although the Board of Directors strives to place as many kids on a traveling team as possible, a spot on a traveling team is not guaranteed – there may be certain rare circumstances where a player is not placed on a team due to the number of players trying out. A traveling team typically has 8-10 players and players are placed on an A, B, or C level team.
If you have any questions directly related to tryouts, please contact the tryout coordinators, Jeremy Bly & Troy Tatting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are tryouts conducted to ensure independent, objective, and appropriate decisions?
EBA makes use of the following strategies during tryouts: 1) equal opportunity; 2) team play and skill assessments; 3) independent evaluation.
How are teams formed?
The teams will be formed by the Tryout Selection Committee, which includes the EBA President, Lead Independent Evaluator, and Boys/Girls Program Director. If a conflict of interest exists in a specific grade or gender, a suitable replacement will be found to be part of that tryout committee. The committee will take all available data to made the team decisions. This mainly consists of the tryout data from the independent evaluators, but will also include other data such as previous season player data.
After the teams are formed, the paid/parent coaches will be asked for input on the teams. If further discussion is needed, past coach survey results may be used to provide more information. Coaches will not be allowed to be in communication during tryouts.
Once there is consensus on the teams by the Tryout Selection Committee, the parent coaches will be announced for each team based on the interview rankings.
Should parents/guardians observe their child during tryouts?
The ETB tryout sessions are closed - no parent, sibling, or any other spectator will be allowed to observe tryouts. The only non player persons allowed in the gym will be independent evaluators, coach candidates that have applied and been interviewed, hired court assistants (Eagan High School players) and required Board Members.
Why are so many more boys than girls cut at tryouts?
As we support and advance the place of girls in traveling basketball, we comply with Title IX and make every effort to allow interested and qualified girls to participate in ETB. The number of girls who try out for ETB teams and who participate on ETB teams is significantly lower than the number of boys.
How can I get more information about what tryouts will be like?
Please contact one of our Tryout Coordinators for more information.
These tryout videos are examples of tryout drills. There will be some variations due to player age levels and tryout time constraints.
https://youtu.be/DYIBKvnDvs8 - Layup and dribbling drill. Change of direction move at the two middle cones. Right handed dribbling and shooting on the right side and left handed dribbling and shooting on the left side.
https://youtu.be/FCpKRiwg7rs - Shooting off of the dribble. Change of direction dribble at the cone and dribble to the elbow area for the shot. Rebound, Repeat dribbling to opposite elbow area for the shot.
https://youtu.be/tZQLDUqgyGY - Shooting off of the catch. Start on the baseline and go around cone at the elbow area. Catch and shoot. Repeat on opposite side.
https://youtu.be/ILrFz3HnrOs - 2 on 2. Defense starts with the ball and passes to offensive player in corner, the 2nd offensive player sets a screen and play continues until there is a made basket by offense or defense controls the ball. Evaluating defensive close outs, setting screens, communicating on offense and defense.