13/10: Coach Eddy Casteels will be our clinician on 27 December

This year, we will organize a coaches clinic on the first evening of the Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament !

On 27 December, at 20 Hrs, coach Eddy Casteels, coach of the Belgian national team (the Belgian Lions)will be our clinician. Coaches of the participating teams will have free access to this clinic.

Details about this top level event will be spread out later !

Update your agendas now already !!!

13/10: Den Helder Suns complete the field in MU19

The roster in our main competition, Men Under 19, is complete since the start of the week (one place is of course still open for a qualifier).

Den Helder Suns, leading program in the Netherlands confirmed that they will take part in the 2017 Coca cola X-Mas Tournament. With Amesterdam, Den Bosch and Den Helder, we can count of a very strong representation from our northern neighbours.

Looking forward to the traditional battle between the North and the South ! Or will Bertrange be the BENELUX surprise this year ?

13/10: Frenchy Phenoms in U12 and U10

The roster in U12 (A-level) and U10 is complete since the start of the week.

We added Frenchy Phenoms (from France, no surprise) to our roster in both competitions. This team is coordinated by the managers of Frenchy US Camps, an organisation that offers several basketball camps with US coaches (website: http://www.frenchyassociate.fr/us-campus/) . We are looking forward to their participation !

24/09: modification of the setup of the Men Under 19 competition

Taking into account the high level of the registered teams, we decided to adapt the structure of our Men Under 19 competition from this year on. We will not work with two separate competitions any more, but all teams will play in one competition. They will start in two different conferences, and the main difference between the two conferences will be the officiating, as only a limited number of international referees is available. Those international referees will initialy officiate in the Red Conference, and in the second phase they will be in het games for places 1 to 8.

Setup of the 2017 Men Under 19 competition:

Teams will start into two separate conferences:

  • the RED conference will consist of 8 teams (two groups of 4 teams). Each team will play three games in the group phase, officiated by referees participating in the FIBA referee clinic. TWO teams of the RED conference will qualify for the semi-finals for places 1 to 4. The same rule applies for places 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16.
  • the GREEN conference will consist of 12 teams (four groups of 3 teams). Each team will play two games in the group phase and one play off game. These games will be officiated by referees part of the Belgian and Dutch referee coaching program. TWO teams of the GREEN conference will qualify for the semi-finals for places 1 to 4. The same rule applies for places 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 16 and 17 to 20.
  • 19 of the 20 participating teams are qualified upon invitation. The last spot will be awarded during a qualification day on november 1st in Kortrijk.

Mercure Hotel Roeselare will host teams during the 2017 tournament

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we added a brand new hotel to our group of partners.

The Mercure Hotel Roeselare (very close to the highway Kortrijk – Bruges) will indeed host several teams for the first time in our tournament history. Mainly those teams playing in Izegem and Wevelgem will be accommodated in this splendid hotel. Lucky them !