Burnsville Boys Basketball

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BHS Season Information

Hi Everyone - with the break coming up and with just a short time before the start of the season, I thought I would send out a few reminders:


1.  Now is a good time to start taking care of registrations for the upcoming season.  We are a complete online registration system now.  You can register online at https://isd191.feepay.com/ .  If that link doesn't get you where you need to go you can find it on the isd191.org website under Burnsville High School and Athletics.


2.  Remember you must have a physical to participate in boys basketball.  A physical is good for 3 years.  If you are in need of a physical please get that taken care of prior to tryouts.  Paper copies are still needed as proof of physical.  If you have questions about your physical on file, please contact Mrs. Riggs in the Activities office.


3.  There will be an informational meeting for all boys in grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball on Wednesday Nov 9 at 2:45 in room C249.


4.  Tryouts for 9th grade boys will be November 14-15 from 3:00-4:30 in the Activity Center.  Teams will be posted online the night of the 15th.


5.  Tryouts for boys in grades 10-12 will be November 21-22 from 3-4:30 in the Activity Center.  At 5:00 boys who make the teams will be issued lockers and practice gear.


6.  All high school players will be expected to practice Thanksgiving weekend.  The JV/Varsity is looking to travel overnight for a scrimmage from Friday Nov 25-Saturday Nov 26.


7.  Typical practice time for Varsity/JV will be 3:00-5:00 with weights/film, etc to follow.  10th grade will be 3-4:30 with weights/film to follow.  9A and 9B will have study hall from 3-4:00, weights from 4-4:30, and practice from 4:30-6:00.


8.  The activity bus will be available for players who wish to use it at 6:15.  That bus will have drop offs at the junior highs.


9.  As you buy shoes for the season, we are going to require our boys to wear shoes that are black, gold, and white only.  No neon or non school colors.  


10.  We are going to use twitter as a source of communication more frequently.  Please follow us @Bville_Hoops.


That is it for now, let me know if you have questions.



Matt Eppen

Social Studies Teacher

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Burnsville High School


by posted 10/13/2016
Update on Middle School Basketball

Some decisions have been made regarding middle school basketball. Please know that ONLY 7th and 8th GRADE BOYS WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT. 6th graders will not be allowed to tryout unless there is a need. We are working on the game schedule at this time, so right now I still do not have a conclusion on the number of games that each team will have. Also remember that there will be ONE team per school.

What does this mean? We strongly encourage 6th grade boys to play traveling basketball. It will be the highest level of competition that you can face this year. Also, for 7th and 8th graders, middle school basketball will NOT be a good substitute for traveling basketball. But, because kids have the opportunity to work on their skills each day, it would be a good complement.

Thank you and as always, let me know if you have questions. --

Matt Eppen

Social Studies Teacher

Head Boys Basketball Coach Burnsville High School


by posted 09/15/2016
Try Out Dates


9A/9B Tryouts: November 14-15 3-4:30 PM at BHS Activity Center

Grade 10-12 Tryouts: November 21-22 3-4:30 PM at BHS


Please watch for updates.


Go Blaze!

by posted 09/15/2016

Hello - as many of you know it is an exciting time to be involved in Burnsville High School Basketball. We are opening a brand new activity center that should help the programs with a beautiful facility. However, we still need to make some upgrades to our existing competition gym. We are currently trying to add 4 new baskets to the main gym and replace 4 outdated goals. This job is bid at $36,000 of which we have already raised $26,000 from school and community organizations. We are trying to raise an additional $10,000 by November 1 to complete the project. Here is how you can help:

We have two online fundraisers set up. The first is a Gofundme account. This one accepts donations that go to the Basketball Boosters. The boosters will then give money to the athletic department to complete the job. These donations are tax deductible and a tax ID # can be made available for large donations. Here is the link to the account:



The second account is a flipgive account. This account gives you the opportunity to shop at selected vendors online. Every purchase that is made gives money back to our booster programs. This money of course will then be given to the athletic department for the project. This is a great idea for some more back to school items or to get a head start on your Holiday Shopping.


We are asking 2 things:

1) Please donate to 1 or both accounts.

2)  Please spread the word on your social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.


Thank you for your attention to this and in advance for your contributions.  We are very excited about the positive things happening at Burnsville High School.


Matt Eppen

Social Studies Teacher

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Burnsville High School


by posted 09/14/2016
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