Register for the 2017-18 White Bear Basketball Association Season
Tryout are complete and teams have been formed and announced! Now it's time to register for the season. Please use the link below to register for the season:
Fees for the season are $195 for 4th Grade and $285 for 5th-8th grades.
Deadline to register is Sunday, October 15th at 11:59pm.
If you don't find your name on a roster for the 2017-18 season please plan on continuing to develop your skills and plan on trying out again next year!
A great place to develop your game is the White Bear Community Services & Recreation Youth Basketball Program. To register for that program, please use the link below and plan on registering by the November 1st deadline.
WBBA Volunteer Positions and Descriptions
There are several non-elected positions that support the operational aspects of the White Bear Basketball Association Board of Directors. Below you will find the title and a brief description of responsibilities. In some cases theses positions are filled and you will see the name of the volunteer, and with others there are OPEN positions and we are looking for great friends and parents within the community to fill these roles.
If you are interested, please come to our next Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30pm.
Registrar (Cindy Schmittdiel)
The Registrar is an administrative position responsible for creating the online registration pages on the WBBA website for players to sign up for tryouts and then for the basketball season. The association has been using the Sportsengine online registration platform for several years, so creating new registrations typically requires copying prior year’s forms and making minor updates and changes. There are numerous help pages and easy to follow tutorials through Sportsengine to help with the task. The Registrar also manages all the completed registrations to provide lists of registered players and track who still needs to do so. The Registrar works closely with the Treasurer to ensure all registration payments have been made; however, all monetary exchanges are done through the Treasurer.
Events Coordinator (**OPEN**)
The WBBA Events Coordinator primarily facilitates the parent volunteer committees for the Opening Tipoff Event at the beginning of the season (a dinner and brief introduction program for traveling basketball families) and the Final Buzzer (a short end-of-season closing program that features dessert and raffles, etc.) The WBBA generally solicits volunteer parents from the 7th and 8th grades to help with serving food, managing raffles, decorating the gym, etc. The Events Coordinator(s) primarily solicits this team of volunteers and works with WBBA board members and the volunteer committees in connection with these events. The Events Coordinator would also assist in connection with certain other events as needed.
Fundraising/Business Outreach Coordinator (**OPEN**)
The Fundraising/Business Outreach Coordinator would develop and coordinate fundraising strategies outside of the WBBA’s primary sources of funding. (The primary sources of funds for the WBBA are player registration fees, varsity concession profits, tournament proceeds (net profit from team registration, gate admissions, and concessions at our boys and girls tournaments), and pull-tabs.) This position offers volunteers the opportunity to think creatively about soliciting funds from local businesses through donations, partnerships, event sponsorships, web banner ads, etc.
Concessions Coordinators (Nancy Thomas, Ann Seaton, & Kari Hurst)
While the concessions tables at varsity games and WBBA traveling tournaments are staffed by volunteers through a process largely managed by the Boys and Girls Program Directors, the WBBA needs one or more individuals to assist with tracking and purchasing inventory and managing the concession storage and “storefront” location at South Campus throughout the season. Responsibilities include ensuring that adequate food and beverage inventory is on hand for high school games and the traveling tournaments, arranging for the proper closing and securing of the South Campus storage location after varsity games, and generally helping to make sure that the concessions equipment, etc. is in working order. This position lends itself to a small group who might be able to divide tasks efficiently.
Parent Communication Liaison (Mike Swanson)
The position of Parent Communication Liaison was created to provide member families with an optional and convenient point of contact with the WBBA for the purpose of voicing concerns, suggestions, or any other feedback. Parents and players can of course communicate directly with their coach or any WBBA board member, and the Association encourages participation in monthly board meetings, but in certain circumstances, parents may seek to voice concerns without having to attend a meeting or on a no-names basis. The Parent Communication Liaison would serve as a conduit for parent and player feedback and report to the WBBA on any feedback collected from members. The Parent Communication Liaison also can take the initiative of soliciting input from families by way of surveys, formal or informal meetings, or other strategies.
Webmaster (Mike Swanson)
The Webmaster position involves working closely with the WBBA board members to make the best use of the WBBA’s website to share information and promote basketball events at www.whitebearbasketball.com. This includes periodic updates to the website material, especially the headline announcements of upcoming events, as well as various other content and resources for WBBA member families. The position also involves managing the process of sending “blast” emails to members (announcements and reminders of events, etc.) This position does not require a volunteer to create content, but requires some comfort with website maintenance.
Social Media Coordinator (**OPEN**)
In addition to the White Bear Basketball Association website, the WBBA maintains a Facebook page and Twitter account. The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for updating the WBBA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to post news and events. Often, this will involve close coordination with the Webmaster to ensure that basic news postings, event reminders, etc. relating to WBBA activities are posted to the Association’s social media accounts as more and more member families get their news from Facebook and Twitter. No significant information technology expertise required! Just a willingness to help the WBBA’s communications efforts and have fun with social media. If easier, volunteers can split this responsibility among a couple of people, if desired.
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White Bear Basketball Association is pleased to partner
with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). PCA is a national
non-profit developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide young athletes with a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
The next White Bear Basketball Association Meeting
will take place on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.
This meeting takes place at South Campus in Room 608 and begin at 6:30pm.
WBBA Meetings are open to the public, as all are welcomed and encouraged to attend a meeting during their time with the WBBA. The meetings are generally on the second Wednesday of the month.
If you would like more information on these meetings, please contact any one of the WBBA Board Members.
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