The Board of Directors of the popular Topsail Basketball Association have announced key dates for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Most key dates can be found on their website, topsailbasketball.com.


The Board of Directors of the popular Topsail Basketball Association have announced key dates for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.  Most key dates can be found on their website, topsailbasketball.com. 



The Topsail Basketball Association is made of a network of community volunteers to benefit the Hampstead and surrounding communities and its youth. The association values the responsibility we are given and sacrifice our time so that every player has an opportunity to improve their basketball skills, become part of a team, learn sportsmanship, and increase fitness.



TBA is a competitive recreational basketball league for boys and girls in first through 12th grades.  Practices and all game play take place at the local Topsail Middle School gyms.



Online registration is encouraged and will be open Sept. 9 through Oct. 15, or until all teams are full.  Last year the association fielded 42 teams.  For those unable to register online, there will be onsite Registration opportunities on Oct. 5 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Library.  Player registration is $75 per player.



Player evaluations begin on Oct. 15 for girls 3rd through 5th grades from 6:15 -7:15 p.m.; and boys 3rd and 4th grades, 7:15-8:30 p.m.



Oct. 17, coed 1st and 2nd grades, 6:15-7:30; and boys 7th and 8th grades, 7:30-9:00 p.m.



Oct. 18, girls 6 through 8th grades, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; and boys 5th and 6th grades, 7:15-8:45 p.m.



All makeup evaluations will be held on Oct. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.



High School student evaluations will announced.



 Practices will be weekly starting on Nov. 17.  There will be no practices during the Thanksgiving holiday week, Nov. 25 through 29.  Practices will resume on Dec. 2.  Game play will commence on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.  Game Play will resume after the holidays on Jan. 11 and continue every Saturday through Feb. 22. The year-end tournament will be held Feb. 23 through March 1.



Topsail Basketball Association is always looking for Team Sponsors. Team Sponsors are recognized every Saturday during the season on a Sponsor Banner displayed in the gym lobby, with their sponsor name on the back of their team jerseys, seen by many fans week after week, Sponsor of the Week recognition and weekly sponsor names in local news articles showing team standings etc. To sponsor a Topsail Basketball team this year, contact Kerri Dillion at  shamrocks4me@bellsouth.net.



We look forward to another great season.