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*Parent Meeting and Coaches Clinic Oct. 27th*

Fall sports are wrapping up and we are getting ready to start the BASKETBALL  season already!  There will be a PARENT MEETING on Monday Oct. 27th from 6:30-7:30pm in the High School Gold gym.

Immediately following the Parent Meeting, we will have a Coaches Clinic for all coaches in both Traveling and In-House from 7:30-9pm.  This clinic will be run by the Prior Lake High School Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Staffs. 

*PCA Meeting and Coaches Clinic Oct. 29th*

On Wednesday Oct. 29th we will be conducting a couple of events for ALL COACHES.  From 6:30-7:30pm Prior Lake HS Activities Director will be conducting a PCA meeting in the High School Lecture Hall for all parents that are looking to coach basketball this season.  This is a requirement for all coaches.  If you have not attended a PCA event yet this year, please plan on attending.

We will be having a second coaches clinic this night as well immediately following from 7:30-9pm in the Gold gym at the High School.  This clinic will be run by the Boys Varsity Coach Dan Rubischko and his staff. 

**IN-HOUSE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION CLOSED OCT. 20th** Some Late Registration slots are open at some grades.

We will continue to take registrations until the grade is full - most grades only have a few slots left. Grades may fill without warning - we will watch from time to time and post those FULL grades below.
The following Grades are FULL !  No more registrations can be taken.

BOYS - Kindergarten = FULL
BOYS- 2nd Grade = FULL

Registrations taken after the 20th based on space available for that grade.
Click on "HOME' page tab to get to the Registration Tab - If you plan to register - be sure to read the Welcome page once into the registration.


Middle School Intramural Basketball

P.L.A.Y. is currently planning on offering Intramural Basketball for Grades 6th-7th-8th after school at HOMS from 2:30-4pm.

The days of the week will mostly be Tue & Thur , but due to some school events on some of those days we will need to mix in a Couple Mondays and possibly a Saturday. This program has been 99% boys.

The registration will likely open up the week of November 3rd, as we are waiting until we clear the Standard Basketball registration from the website to help avoid confusion. A Email blast will be sent out at that time.

This year we won't be able to get started until Jan.15th and will try to get 12-13 dates in between Mid Jan and end of Feb.

The school gets their gym times first and then we are secondary - so they have some events during our dates so it has to move around some.

We need at least 32 players to register to offer this program - last year we had 34 - so please encourage others to register at that time. Cost is still under review, but will try to come in around $60.

Look forward to announcement in early November.    P.L.A.Y.

ABOUT P.L.A.Y. Basketball

 Dear Parents/Players:
Hello, my name is Bruce Veldman and I am the VP of Basketball for Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.).  I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide information about the P.L.A.Y. Basketball program that your son or daughter may already participate in or may be considering.  This will be my 7th and final season as the VP of Basketball and 10th year as a board member.  I have seen this program grow to over 1,000 participants and it could not have been done without all the volunteers time and commitment.  Volunteers from coaches to Grade Coordinators are needed as we could not be such a successful program without all of the help from those that spend so much time helping develop our kids.  To those that have volunteered in the past, and to those that continue to, THANK YOU.  If you have not yet or are new to the program, please consider getting involved this year. Please contact any board member if you are interested or sign up when you register your child.

Important Dates:

Important dates for the program can be found below and details about both traveling and in-house can be found under the tabs on the left and the FAQ. The following are some key dates to be aware of:


August  2014 – registration will open in August for Traveling and In-house Basketball


October 4, 2014 - Registration for Traveling Basketball closes

October 4-5, 2014  Mandatory Tryout days for Boys & Girls Traveling Basketball.  Both sessions are mandatory

October 12, 2014- all uniform and Laker Gear orders due for Traveling Basketball

October 27, 2014  -  Coaches Clinic for all Traveling and In-house Basketball Coaches - 7:30-9pm Prior Lake High School Gold Gym

October 27, 2014 - Basketball Parent meeting - Prior Lake High School Gold Gym 6:30-7:30pm

October 29, 2014 - Coaches PCA Meeting - Prior Lake High School Lecture Hall 6:30-7:30pm

October 29, 2014 - 2nd Coaches Clinic - Prior Lake High School Gold Gym 7:30-9pm

Nov. 3, 2014– Traveling Basketball practices begins. Earlier if gym space is available

November 15-16, 2014 – Prior Lake Girls Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney.

February 14-15, 2015 – Prior Lake Boys Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney.

March 7-8, 2015 – MYAS Girls State Championships

March 14-15, 2015 – MYAS Boys State Championships


October 20, 2014 - Registration Ends for Grades K-6th

October 27, 2014 - Parent meeting (6:30-7:30PM) and Coaches Clinic (7:30-9pm) Prior Lake High School Gold Gym

November 22nd, 2014-  Coaches meeting/ Equipment pick up- HOMS

November 22nd, 2014- 5th & 6th Grade Draft (see In House page for more details)

November (Thanksgiving week)- Team rosters announced

November 2014-  Referee clinic

December 1st, 2014 – 3rd-6th grade In-House season begins

December 6th, 2014- K-2nd Grade In-House season begins 

February 21st, 2015- K-3rd Grade Year End Jamboree

February 28th, 2015 – 4th-6th Grade In-House Year End Tournament

Goals of the Basketball Program:
The PLAY Basketball Program is designed to provide a means of teaching children from grades k-8 the skills of playing basketball. The Basketball Board will work closely with HS Boys & Girls Coaches and their Staffs to help create the building blocks of successful basketball players and young men and women. We want all of the kids, parents and volunteers to finish the season with a greater appreciation for everyone’s efforts. The kids should leave the season having a better knowledge of the game, improvement in their skills and a positive experience that makes them want to continue to play basketball in the future. During this process we want to create a fair and organized approach to securing players, coaches and volunteers, which will demonstrate the following principles:

Make the sport fun for the kids, coaches and parents

Teach the fundamentals of the game and create curriculum for the progression of skill development

Demonstrate admirable sportsmanship both on and off the court

Work as a team, be committed to your team and always give 100% effort


Please direct specific questions to grade level Coordinators for In-House or Boys or Girls Coordinators for Traveling whose contact information can be found by clicking “In-House” or “Traveling” on the left side of this screen and then click on “Board” which will also appear on the left side of the screen.

We are looking forward to another great P.L.A.Y Basketball season. GO LAKERS!!!


The SSC is one of the top conferences in the state.  Come cheer on the Prior Lake High School Basketball Teams.  All PLAY Basketball players get in free when they wear their jersey and are with a paid adult.

New Half-time P.L.A.Y. Team Scrimmages for 2013-2014

Prior Lake Varsity Players Assigned to Each Traveling Team for the Season

**To Learn more about what's going on with the Prior Lake Boys & Girls Varsity Programs, Click the Team links on the left tool menu bar.**


Prior Lake Highschool Boys Basketball Program

Prior Lake Highschool Boys Basketball Program Home page for the latest updates and details about the Boys High School BBALL Program.

Summer 2014 Reminders

Make sure to check out the Summer Camps section on our Basketball Home page to see what camps and opportunities are available to our boys and girls basketball players in Prior Lake.  The opportunities continue to come in, so we'll continue to post them to the site so that everyone can stay informed.

Also, starting May 1st, we are kicking off our Summer 2014 Shot Club!  Make sure your players get their forms printed off to start tracking their "Made shots" throughotu the summer months.  More to come...

***NEW*** 2014 P.L. Pirates Spring Basketball & P.L.A.Y./PLHS Off Season Boys BBALL Workouts: Parent Meeting

Prior Lake Pirates Spring Basketball Tryouts Start Tonight! Monday, March 17th & 18th from 6:00 - 7:30 at Hidden Oaks Middle School

For those of you still pondering your options for Spring Basketball, the PLHS Boys Varsity staff will be conducting their 1st Annual Prior Lake Pirates Spring Basketball tryouts March 17th and 18th at HOMS.


If you have any questions, feel free to send Coach Dan an email: danno1262@aol.com


Planned P.L. Pirates Tourney Dates:

April 12-13th Location - TBD

April 25th - 27th Location -TBD

May 10th - 11th Location - Lakeville South

May 16th - 18th Location - Eastview/Eagan

First practice - April 1st, 2014


The following attachments include a quick program overview as well as the registration form needed to get your current Boys 6th -10th grader registered for Tryouts and to be considered for the Spring teams

These teams will be Coached and Managed by qualified Boys varsity coaches or other paid coaches brought into the program.

Try Outs are March 17th-18th, so sign up now!  That or walk up registrations are welcome tonight as well!

Basketball Calendar (Overall)

  • Oct
  • 27
Basketball Parent Meeting
  • 6:30pm- 7:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Prior Lake High School Gold Gym
  • Tag(s): Basketball 
  • Oct
  • 27
Basketball Coaches Clinic
  • 7:30pm- 9:00pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Prior Lake High School Gold Gym
  • Tag(s): Basketball 
  • Oct
  • 29
Coaches PCA Meeting
  • 6:30pm- 7:30pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Prior Lake High School Lecture Hall
  • Tag(s): Basketball 
  • Oct
  • 29
Basketball Coaches Clinic
  • 7:30pm- 9:00pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Prior Lake High School Gold Gym
  • Tag(s): Basketball 

Coach Feedback


Did you see one of our coaches following the double-goal coaching principles?  Do you have a youth athlete in a PLAY sport or did you compete with a PLAY team?

It's important that our coaches get your feedback directly, but we want to hear your feedback too so that we can continue to provide the best possible experience for our athletes.

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think.

To Learn More about the Double Goal Coaching and Parent Involvement go to the "Positive Coaching" Page under the HOME page - left side. Are you a Positiive Double goal Parent? Learn how to move your athlete into a 'Triple Impact athlete'.
Help your athlete become a Master of ELM - Effort, Learning, Recover from Mistakes

Prior Lake Basketball Fall Individual Skills/MBA Fall League

For those looking to continue building their basketball skills as they head into the basketball season ahead, the PLHS Boys Varsity BBALL Program has their Fall Individual Skills as well as an MBA Fall League available to all incoming 7th thru 9th graders.

The registration form below provides more detail on both opportunities. Should you have additional questions about these Fall programs, feel free to email Head Coach Dan Rubishko danno1262@aol.com and he can answer your questions.

Go Lakers!

P.L.A.Y. Basketball Board

Traveling Basketball Tryouts Oct 4-5, 2014

September 22, 2014 is the last day to register and get the Early Registration Discount for Traveling Basketball.  You will be able to register until Oct. 2, 2014 but a $25 Non-Refundable Late Fee will apply.



For the 2014-15 Traveling Basketball season all players will be ordering NEW UNIFORMS.  We have been using the same style uniforms for the last 5 years and they will no longer be available for the upcoming season.  Samples will be available to try on during tryouts. Orders for the new uniforms will need to be placed via a link that will be provided by Sunday October 12th, 2014

Here is the website information to place orders for New Uniforms and Laker Gear:
Website: https://universal.itemorder.com
Sale Code: PLAYBKB14