SAINT JOHN MILL RATS MINICAMP
The Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada are proud to announce an invitation-only event that will feature some of the higher level free agent talent currently available on the market. The Mill Rats are a founding member of the NBL Canada, and play their home games at Harbour Station - a 6,600 seat premier arena located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Saint John is only (1) hour from the U.S. border to Maine. The mini camp will be limited to the top 40 players, invitation only please.
Flying in? Roundtrip specials including hotel are available on expedia or southwest.com. Discounted airfares are available on Southwest Air from major US cities. The destination airport is called Manchester-Boston Airport and the code is MHT.
Derry, NH is also an easy drive from Washington DC, Philly, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and of course, New Hampshire.
To qualify you must register and pay online here by October 1st: www.eventbrite.com
We will evaluate your application and inform you by email if you have qualified to participate in the camp. If you do not qualify, your credit card will be promptly refunded and you will be notified as well.
What: 2013 Saint John Mill Rats Mini Camp
When: Sunday October 6th 2013 (12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm) All-Stars will be chosen and play from 4pm-5pm on an NBA length court at the facility.
Where: Sportszone Athletic Facility - 7 A Street Derry, NH (off of 93 North in Derry, NH, just south of Manchester, NH).
Cost: $149.00 USD must be paid in advance online with your application
What’s included: Team coaching staff and the General Manager and owners will be on hand to view performance and ability. Additional representatives will also be on hand, as well as an open invitation to coaches, managers, scouts, agents and others in the basketball industry to come and find the top available talent for their clubs. This is a great opportunity to be seen and known by top level domestic and international coaches. The beginning will include combine work, skills, and drills. The second part will be games with referees. Up to 40 players will participate in a minimum of 3 games each, running 40 minute clock, on the smaller practice courts, side by side, 2 games at a time from 1pm-4pm. The top 20 players will be selected and then will play one game on an NBA length court from 4pm-5pm. Participation in the event will be noted on your official eurobasket profile as well as All-Stars selected. The resume would state: 2013 NBL Canada Saint John Mill Rats Mini-Camp All-Star if chosen as one of the top 20 players at the event. Beyond that, this is your chance to compete for an opportunity to be chosen to be signed to a professional playing contract with the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada. The Mill Rats start training camp on October 20th in Canada.
Salary ranges for the top league in Canada range from a minimum of $1600 and can in some instances can go into the $4000-$5000 a month range for proven high level professional players. It in many ways competes with much of mid-level Europe but gives players and coaches an opportunity to work closer to home in a league that is very professional and due to strong fan bases, sponsors, and an association of strong owners has helped ensure that every player on every team has received every salary payment. With the economic turmoil that many countries abroad are currently faced with, it gives higher level pros an opportunity to live and work in a safe environment, closer to home and NBA scouts, where they can count on their business being handled in a prompt and professional manner. Many of the games are regionally telecast and all games are available to view online by teams around the World.
WILL YOU BE THE NEXT STAR TO TAKE THE COURT?