18/07: Northfield Mount Hermon (USA) will be back in Kortrijk !

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce that one of the best prep schools in the United States will be among us in 2018 ! Yesterday, we received confirmation that they will compete in our MU19 Invitational competition.

NMH is one of the domintating teams in the States. To illustrate this:

  • 16 & 2018 New England (NEPSAC AAA) Regular Season and Postseason Champions
  • 2013 National Champions
  • 2012 New England (NEPSAC AAA) Champions

The Northfield Mount Hermon boys’ basketball team plays in the prestigious New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) AAA, considered the premier prep conference in the nation. Over the past 10 years, NMH has sent more than 50 players to Division I college programs and others have gone on to great collegiate careers at Division II and Division III levels.

We warmly welcome them in Kortrijk, and we hope to be able to announce some more big names in the coming weeks !

Belgrade Basketball Association confirms participation in MU19 and WU17

Our friends from the Belgrade Basketbal Association confirmed earlier today that they will again be present at the Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament ! They will compete traditionnaly in MU19 and WU17, our two top events. A quick reminder: last year, they were vicotious in the WU17 age group.

Belgrade is a traditional strong performer on our event.

In MU19, they on the tournament in 2012. In 2013, they finished 4th, and in 2014 and 2015 they were twice second. In 2016 they finished 5th, while last year was a little disappointment with a 9th place. They are for sure coming back to do better !

In WU17 they were very successful in the past editions: in 2016 they were runners-up, and as mentioned above, they were winners in 2017.

 

Welcome back Belgrade !

05/06: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) added to the MU19 Invitational roster

We are happy to announce that the well known Canarias Basketball Academy (CBA) from Spain has accepted our invitation to participate in the 2019 Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament. Yhey will compete in our main men’s category, MU19.

CBA is a former runner up in this age group. The famous academy succeeded in having 120 of their former players in US colleges in the last decade.

Change of program for U12-B and WU12

The program of our one day tournaments has been adapted today.

For organisational readons, the U12-B and WU12 tournament will be switched.

The new program for the one day events is now:

28 december: WU12 tournament

29 december: U10 tournament

30 december: U12-B tournament

All three tournaments will take place in Deerlijk (Gaverhal)

Helios Vetroz represents Switzerland in WU19 and WU17

We are happy to announce that in this very early stage we can already add a new country to our participants list. Switzerland is indeed the 7th country that will be represented in Kortrijk.

Helios Vétroz, one of the leading women’s youth programs in Switzerland, will be represented in Women Under 19 and Women Under 17. This club (located in the vicinity of Sion, capital of the Wallis Canton) has won multiple national championships in the Swiss first division and has put huge efforts in their youth program in the last years. Their WU17 and WU15 recently won the regional title in the French speaking part of Switzerland and are candidates for the overall national titles early June.

On souhaite la bienvenue aux Valaisannes !

Fenerbahce Istanbul, a big name in Europe, will be at the Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament

We can already announce a second big name for our 2018 event: Fenerbahce Istanbul (Turkey), European top level both in Men and Women, will be present for the second time in our event.

Last year, they were victorious in our Women Under 14 age group, and they will try to do the same in 2018.

Besidd the girls team, we are hoping to announce their participation in the Men’s event also.

A new competition added to the tournament: Women Under 12

Girls basketball is hot in Belgium, thanks to our Belgian Cats.

As we don’t intend to stay behind, we decided to add a new one day competition to our event: a Women U12 Tournament, only open for girls teams. Where the U12-A (higher level) and U12-B (lower level) competitions are open for mixed teams, our brand new competitions will be “women only” !

By adding this competition, we will now organize during our event three one day competitions:

  • On December 28th: a U12-B Tournament (focus on local, regional teams, not playing at the highest competition level)
  • On December 29th: a U10 Tournament (4 on 4)
  • On December 30th: a WU12 Tournament (Girls only)

All other competitions will of course take 3 days, as announced earlier on.

26/04: first registrations for the 2018 Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament

although X-Mas is still far away, we are happy to announce our first registered teams for our 2018 edition. Our “2018 teams” page will be updated on a regular base, and you will be able to check if there is still availability.

The early registrations came from:

  • EMBC Blegny (Belgium); Women Under 19 and Women Under 17.
  • Team Hessen (Germany): Men Under 17 and Men Under 14.
  • Uccle Europe (Belgium): Men Under 17 and Men Under 14.
  • BS Leiden (Netherlands): Men Under 14.
  • KBBC Oostkamp (Belgium): Men Under 17 and Men Under 14.
  • BBC Deinze Nazareth (Belgium): Women Under 17 and Men Under 14.
  • Team Fikeo (France): Men Under 17, Men Under 14 and Women Under 14.
  • Bavi Vilvoorde (Belgium): Men Under 17 and Men Under 14

More to follow in the coming days, weeks and months !

Game on!

The game is on!
Today we started the 12th edition of the X-Mas Tournament.

More then 200 teams from over 20 country will compete in Europe’s best youth torunament.
You don’t have to miss a thing with our live stream on the three main courts.

The MU19 competition even have live stats!

Enjoy the game!