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Blaine Girls Youth Basketball

2023 Blaine Girls Youth Summer Camp

The goals of the summer fundamental camps are to improve player development and basic fundamental basketball skills.

Players will be introduced to fundamental skills and drills with the intent that players will continue to work on them beyond the camp dates and implement them into their game during basketball season.

The basic skills and drills taught are the foundation of becoming a solid basketball player. Time, effort, and commitment each player makes to themselves and their game create what type of player they want to become.

Camp Details:

  • Camp dates are June 20-23 (Tues-Fri)  **NEW DATES**
  • Session #1: 8:00 am - 9:45 am, for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 (2023-24 school year)
  • Session #2: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 (2023-24 school year)
  • Cost is $75 and includes camp t-shirt + 12 summer open gym times (dates through June & July TBD, times TBD)
  • All sessions are held at BHS Fieldhouse


*As per MSHL rules, there is to be no contact between coaches and players July 1-7 so there will be no open gyms on these dates.



Join us for our Annual Golf Tournament

Player and sponsorship registration is now open for our annual golf tournament on Friday, June 16th! Come be a part of a great day benefitting Blaine Youth Basketball!

Click here for details and to sign up.

We Need Your Help!


The following positions are open for the BYGB 2023-2024 Board.  **We will have multiple additional openings in 2024-2025

  • Treasurer
  • Procurement Director
  • Fundraising/Marketing Director
  • Secretary (will be combined with another role)
  • Tournament Director (shadow to take on in the 2024-2025 season)


Basketball Training Opportunities

Here are opportunities for your player to develop their basketball skills and have fun outside team organized activities!

See below for details

Join head coach Lance Pettis at the official Blaine Basketball Camp! Coach Pettis, his coaching staff, players and alumni will provide an unforgettable basketball learning experience. Our mission is to provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience for boys entering grades 1st through 8th grades. We welcome boys of all abilities who are interested in learning more about the game of basketball. In addition, the Blaine coaches will teach drills that players can use throughout the summer. Our most important camp goal - HAVE FUN!!!   Click on this LINK to view the camp flyer.


Additionally, Coach Pettis and his staff will be offering skills sessions all summer long. This is a great way to get in the gym while summer is out! Click on this LINK to view the Summer Skills flyer.

Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy

NEW! Blaine K - 3 Skills and Play

We are excited to offer a skills program for boys and girls grades K - 3. The first hour of the league we will have the back gym for grades K - 1. The second hour will be grades 2 - 3. Players will work on the FUNdamentals of basketball while building into some 1v1, 2v2 game play each week. Players in 2nd & 3rd grade can participate in this clinic and our league. If you plan on doing so please email so we can schedule your games at a different time.

Updated Times:

Dates:  May 1, 8, 15, 22 and June 5.

K - 1 5pm - 6pm

Grades 2 - 3 6pm - 7pm

Cost: $55 for 5 weeks. T-shirt week 2 included.

Code:  Blaine15 ($15 off per player)

Summer Shooting Memberships @ MBT

 Check out our facility and book your first session HERE.

Membership includes:

  • 40 minutes of shooting instruction per workout
  • 400-600 reps per workout
  • 15 minutes of ball handling
  • Access to Mike Dunn’s Ground up 8 week shooting program
  • Access to 35 ball handling videos
  • Access to weekly shooting competitions and prizes
  • You pick the times that work best with your schedule each week

More membership info


Summer Strength/Speed Training at Blaine High School

The Blaine High School Football Program will have a summer strength/speed development program for middle school boys and girls. Additional information and sign-ups are available here:

Welcome | Middle School SUMMER STRENGTH/SPEED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2023 | Blaine Bengal High School Football

Coach G (Thomas Gorrilla) offers personalized training via video.  Here is a training video with several skills kids can work on at home: 

Thomas Gorrilla

Phone: 612-558-4364

St. Thomas University Basketball Camps

The software uses artificial intelligence (ai) in combination with the camera on your device to capture and analyze your shooting and dribbling.  Offering training and workouts that seem more like video games than drills.

Watch the film here.

Download the app here.

Requirements: an iPhone or iPad and a basketball for dribbling drills. 
Shooting analysis requires the device in a location (preferably behind the shooter) to see the basket and the shooter at the free throw distance for AI to set the measurements.

Monthly fee may be required for features.

Basketball Drills

SportsEngine collection of basketball drills you can do at home.  Find ideas here.

Trusted Coaches Member

Blaine Youth Basketball (BYB) is a member of Trusted Coaches. This online training and educational program provides our youth coaches with concussion instruction, a nationwide criminal background check, and certification in the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® course. Coaches are issued a Trusted Coach Membership Card and placed on the Trusted Coaches National Registry upon completion.

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