The 3-on-3 basketball will again be in the spotlight on Saturday as part of the second edition of the spring tournament that will take place in the gymnasiums of the Seminary of Chicoutimi starting at 8:40 am. In total, 40 teams of older players 11 years and older will be in action.
For Saguenay Basketball, the presentation of this tournament completes the triplet of tournaments 3 against 3 put forward. “We said we were going to have a tournament in the fall, one at Christmas and one in the spring. In this last case, it is the second year and from this one, we will start the annual loop, “explains Philippe Hurtubise, CEO of the basketball organization.
The organization will host 40 teams Saturday, two more than last year, but seven less than in the holiday season. “We always try to accommodate between 40 and 50 teams in each of the three events, which is really excellent,” notes the CEO. “This year, we added the mixed stream and the participation component. In the latter case, it is not necessary to be a good player, but just to have the taste to have fun and to live a beautiful day of basketball. ”
The competition takes place in the gymnasiums of the Seminaire de Chicoutimi, which is one of the good partners of Saguenay Basketball.
On the other hand, Saguenay Basketball will hold its evaluation and selection camps for the summer teams U13 to U17, Sunday, May 5, still in the gymnasiums of the Seminary of Chicoutimi.
The registration fee is $20 per youth by May 4 inclusively. On May 5th, it will be possible to register on site from 8:30 am for boys and 10 am for girls. However, the same day of registration, the cost will be raised to $25 / youth.
The teams trained will participate in two tournaments in Montreal and a tournament in Boston (United States).
On the other hand, the CEO of Saguenay Basketball highlights the return of two former Saguenay players who will join the coaching staff. Thus, the organization has just signed the two former bearers of the Rouge et Or University, Claudia Emond and Alexandre Leclerc. The latter will transmit their wealth of experience to regional succession. Claudia Émond will be at the helm of the women’s U15, while Alexandre Leclerc will take charge of the men’s U17s.