Point Guard College Coming to Ogden!

Just announced, Ogden will be hosting a PGC Essentials Camp this summer! This camp will be held June 29th-July 3rd at Weber State University, the week following the AAU Big Mountain Jam at the South Towne Expo. To learn more, watch the video below, and visit the PGC Web Site.

Course Overview:

The PGC Essentials basketball camps provide an intense, rigorous basketball training experience that teaches you what to practice, and how to practice, to excel on the court. You will learn all the habits and skills necessary for you to be effective against bigger, faster players. You will also discover how to train more effectively, so you don’t practice and practice without getting results. We’ll teach you how to train smarter and harder so that your efforts pay off.

Basketball, or any competitive sport or endeavor, will eventually challenge you in many different ways. How will you respond to setbacks, losing, injuries, being benched, unfair treatment, and all the other things that can (and probably will) happen in your basketball career? The things you’ll learn at PGC Essentials will help you with the tangible rewards of basketball—making teams, getting more playing time, and winning championships. But it will also help you with the intangible things—enjoying the game more, bouncing back from disappointment, learning to lead and influence others, and learning to thrive in the midst of adversity.

Air Cinderella: A Minico Spartan Fairy Tale

Starring Minico Boys Basketball Players Larry Vega as Air Cinderella and Matthew Brumley as himself.
Featuring Ty Shippen as Coach Charming, John Perrigot as himself, and Karson Schenk as “Fairy Swag Father”

Preston Highlights

Highlight courtesy of Nikki Kay, KMVT Reporter:



1st Annual 4th-6th Grade “New Year’s Blast” Basketball Tournament

Information about the New Year’s Blast Tournament on January 3rd is available here: http://www.minicosports.com/newyearsblast/

Congrats to the Minico Spartan Hoops 6th Grade Boys for winning the championship of their 8 team division!


Minico Girls Basketball Teams Sweep Burley, Boys Home Opener vs. Canyon Ridge

Congrats to the freshmen, jv, and varsity Minico Girls Basketball teams on their victories over Burley. Freshman Rachel Baliola had 32 points for the 9th grade team, and freshman Saydi Anderson scored 25 for the JV. The varsity girls were led by Shaylee Gilchrist, who scored 15 points in the second half, and Adriana Peralez, who had 11.


The final was Minico 50, Burley 39. 


The students celebrated at the annual “Gift of Green” assembly today to raise money for the Christmas Council. Special guest “Santa Claus” made a surprise appearance.


The boys basketball team takes on conference rival Canyon Ridge Wednesday night, 12/17, in their home opener. JV and Freshmen start at 6 with varsity to follow.



Minico Beats Burley in Early Conference Play

December 10, 2014 1:30 am  • Article by NICK RULAND nruland@magicvalley.com

Minico staged a furious fourth quarter rally, beating Burley 71-65, scoring 27 points in the final eight minutes to pull the upset. The Spartans crowd rushed the court as the buzzer sounded. Peyton Bailey had eight points and Jeremy Stevenson added seven in the final stanza, much of it coming at the stripe.

“We made some adjustments, kept fighting and got good looks,” Shippen said. “I’m so proud of our kids, they kept fighting and fighting. This gives us huge confidence.” In an electric atmosphere, it was a memorable start to conference play for those on hand.

Minico 71, Burley 65

Minico 15 15 14 27 —71

Burley 20 15 15 15 —65


Jensen 2, Bailey 19, Chavez 4, C. Chandler 3, Brumley 15, Stevenson 12, Pilling 9, Vega 7. Totals: 23 21-32 71.


Cantu 4, Quast 11, B. Page 2, Arteaga 3, Garrard 2, Gibbons 5, Bell 10, M. Del Bosque 12, R. Del Bosque 5, S. Page 11.Totals: 23 9-16 65.

3-point goals: Minico 4 (P. Bailey 2, J. Stevenson, Pilling); Burley 10 (S. Page 3, Bell 2, M. Del Bosque 2, R. Del Bosque, S. Page). Team fouls: Minico 12, Burley 22. Fouled out: B. Page, S. Page.


Please view the full article at www.magicvalley.com


Meet the Players Night, Monday, December 1st

The 2nd Annual Minico Boys Basketball Meet the Players Night is Monday, December 1st at 6 p.m. Adult Tickets are available at the door for $10. Includes dinner, admission, and raffle. (They will start serving at 5:40 p.m.) Silent auction, frosh vs. jv scrimmage, the awesome Moms vs Moms game, Spartan Hoops shooting competition, a performance by the Minico cheerleaders, and the featured event, the Varsity Red and White scrimmage. Students 18 & Under get in free to the event and can purchase a meal for $5 if they would like. Here are some highlights from our future Spartans!

Minico Spartans Fall Basketball Camp for 4th-8th Graders

Minico Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Ty Shippen, his staff, and basketball players are excited to offer this developmental program for boys in the 4th-8th grades starting on Monday, October 27th. Click here to download the flyer.

Dates: Mondays, Oct. 27th, Nov. 3rd, & Nov. 10th
4th – ­6th Graders: 5:30 to­ 6:45 p.m.
7th – ­8th Graders: 7:00 to­ 8:15 p.m.
(Check ­In Starts at 4:45 & 6:15 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 27th)
Camp Cost: $15

Uniform Add­ Ons
Reversible Spartan Basketball Jersey: $20
Matching Reversible Shorts: $15

*Note: Monday, Dec. 1st is Minico’s Annual Boys Basketball Meet the Players Night Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Clinic participants are invited to sit as a group and compete in a shooting contest as part of the program. It should be over around 8 p.m.



Success at the June 2014 Big Mountain Jam!

Basketball & Tennis Camp To Be Offered

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Spartan Hoops, in conjunction with Willem Bradford’s Senior Project, will hold a cross training basketball and tennis camp for boys and girls in Grades 4 – 8 on Wednesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Sept. 10th – Oct. 1st at the Minico tennis courts, located east of the school. The cost is $25. Training will include:

  • Quickness, footwork, and agility drills

  • Basketball ball-handling and defensive skill work

  • Learning tennis strokes (forehand, backhand, volley, serve)

  • Practicing hand-eye coordination and other essential skills

  • Playing fun games, competing, and making new friends!

About the Coaches: Willem Bradford is a senior at Minico and was a 4A state tennis qualifier in mixed doubles in 2014. He will be assisted by other Minico varsity tennis and basketball players, along with Kaly Gillette Shippen, “Coach K”, who teaches business at Minico. She was a NCAA Division I college basketball player and was formerly the head varsity tennis coach at Skyline H.S.

Each participant should bring a tennis racquet, non-marking athletic shoes, and a water bottle. If a racquet is needed, please indicate it on the registration form.  In case of rain, players will meet in the Minico cafeteria gym.

Click here for the registration form. The registration deadline is Friday, September 5th.


Golf Tournament July 17th

Sponsorship Opportunities and team sign-ups are still available for the Annual Minico Basketball Fundraiser Golf Scramble on July 17th at Rupert Country Club.

Here is the letter and the team registration form:

2014 Golf Scramble Letter / Sponsorship Information

Team Registration Form 

Call Ty Shippen at 208.390.9719 or Terry Merrill at 208.431.7236 for more information.