Monday, November 17, 2008

Opening Day

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Today across Minnesota the 2008-09 season officially begins. Good luck to all players, and coaches during the tryout process.

For players---it is the how that a lot of coaches look for---how hard do you practice; how do you relate to coaches and teammates; how do you respond when things don't go well.

Megan Nipe of Centennial will be out until at least November 18th with a strained knee.

Wisconsin will be holding games starting this week. Look for a couple of out & abouts from the Badger state on Tuesday and Thursday.

This week the Minnesota Fury will unveil the first edition of their 2008-09 Power Rankings.

These rankings will be updated weekly or bi-weekly throughout the season and will be broken into the following categories: Varsity AAAA, Varsity AAA, Varsity AA, Varsity A, 8th Grade Traveling, 7th Grade Traveling, 6th Grade Traveling.

Traveling coaches at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels can email team information such as team record and tournament results to

A link to the Fury Power Rankings will be available on their website at

The Fury will be fielding teams at the following levels in 2009: 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U, and 10U. Visit their website for details

The Minnesota Fury AAU Club will be fielding a 16U/JR team out of the Rochester, MN area coached by Rick Canton (Head Girls’ Coach at Pine Island) and Scott Miller (Assistant Girl’s Coach at Pine Island). The Fury have been proclaimed “The Fastest Rising AAU Club in Minnesota.” Club Directors Nick Storm (Dover-Eyota Grad) and Justin Morris (Austin Grad) are both from the SE Minnesota area and are excited to provide a top notch summer basketball opportunity for girls in that area.
If you are interested, please send an email to Nick at
The Fury also have one stop available on their 16U-Metro team, and multiple spots available at the 14U level. Those inquiries can go to Justin at
The Minnesota Fury welcome you to be apart of the excitement in 2009.

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