The Minnehaha Academy Girls Basketball program focuses on using the abilities God has blessed us with on the court. We try our best to play all out, all of the time. The Redhawks have a reputation for playing a fast paced, full court style. We’re proud of the fact that we’ve been to the State Tournament twice in the last decade, and we’re working hard to make it back soon. We’d be happy to have your daughter be a part of our proud tradition.
We hope to field a 6th grade team and two or three 7th/8th grade teams, based upon registration. We operate under the following basic parameters:
Placement Practices: For grades 7 & 8 are scheduled for early November.
Team Practices begin in mid-November. More information to follow once we have student placement completed and the team registration finalized.
Grade 7 & 8 games are generally 4:30, 5:45 or 7:00 starts during the week, (M, T, Th), beginning the first week of December. There may be a couple of Saturday tournaments. GRADE 6 games are Saturday mornings. All grades participate in an end-of-season tournament (late February).
Practice times for all teams will rotate. Early in the week we will attempt to schedule 6th graders early. Each team will practice 4x/week.
Practice 1 = 3:15-4:30
Practice 2 = 4:30-5:45
Practice 3 = 5:45-7:00
Practice 4 = 7:00-8:15
Once games begin, practices will be one-hour beginning at 3:15.
Practices are held M, T, Th or F at school. Practices may begin as early as 3:15 or as late as 7:15. Games for 6th grade teams are generally on Saturdays. Games for 7 & 8 grade teams are generally M, T or Th.
Practice Days: Girls Basketball teams will practice for one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes M, T, Th, F. We will attempt to maximize practice time and facilities for each team.
Practice Times: On a rotating basis, teams will practice at various times. Practices may begin as early as 3:05 and as late as 7:30, depending upon number of teams. At South Campus.
Game Days: Games are played on Saturdays for grade 6. Grades 7 & 8 games will be primarily M, T, Th for SSYO league play. Teams may enroll in additional tournaments on Saturdays.
Team Composition: 6th graders will play with 6th graders. If enrollment in the 6th grade is large, we will place players on teams. 7 & 8 graders will be mixed and will be placed on skill-level teams after two placement practices in the pre-season.
Captain's practices begin: two weeks before the official start.
Home games are played in the North Campus Gym.
Season: Mid-November – March
Matt Pryor, Varsity Head CoachE-mail
Scott Scholl, Varsity Assistant CoachE-mail
Kevin Block, JV Head CoachE-mail
Nicole Nipper, C CoachE-mail
Heather Thurow, MS CoachE-mail
Tramon Van Leer, MS CoachE-mail
Mike DiNardo, MS CoachE-mail
Team Trophies & Awards
2014. Section 4AA Champs, State Participant
2013. Section 4AA Runner Up
2012. Section 4AA Champs, State Participants
2011. State Runner Up
2011. Section 4AA Champs
2010. State AA Champions
2009. Tri-Metro Conference Champions, Section Champions, State Tournament Participant
2008. Section Champions, State Tournament – 4th Place
2007. Sub-Section Champs, Tri-Metro Conference Runners Up
2005. 1st Place Monticello Christmas Tourney, Tri-Metro Conference Champs, Sub-Section Champs, Section Champs, State Participant
2002. Section 4AA Sub-Section Champions, Section 4AA 2nd Place
2001. Tri-Metro Conference Champions, State AA 3rd Place
1997. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1996. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1989. District 17 A Runner-up
1986. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1982. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1976 Tri-Metro Conference Champions
Individual Trophies & Awards