2014 Summer Basketball Camp and Summer Program Information

Letter to players and parents (For Players Entering Grades 9-12 in the Fall.) 

Minico Spartans Summer Basketball Registration Form (Grades 9-12)  Due by March 20th.  (Payment is not due until May 20th.)

Sparta Camp at Minico for Grades 9-12
(Mandatory for those playing summer ball!)
May 20-22nd from 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Spartan Camp for Boys in Grades 5-8
June 2-5
1-4 p.m.
Cost: $45 at the door
Earlybird: $40 if registered by 5/31

Little Spartans Basketball Camp for Grades 1-4
June 3-4
5-8 p.m.
Cost: $30 at the door
Earlybird: $25 if registered by 5/31

Click here for the 2014 Minico Basketball Camp Registration Form (Grades 1-8)

5th Grade & Up Travel / AAU Basketball Tryouts To Be Held After Spring Break

Tryouts for Minico Spartans Spring Travel / AAU Basketball Teams will be held on March 31st and April 3rd at Minico. 5th-8th Graders will practice from 5:30-7 p.m. and 9th-11th graders will practice from 7-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary, but you can click on the link below for the registration form which has more information. (Note: The registration form will be available for you to fill out at tryouts if you aren’t able to complete it beforehand. Some coaches who are helping are not yet listed on the form.)

Please click here for the registration form. 



Minico 47 Canyon Ridge 44

TWIN FALLS – Down by one in overtime, Minico’s Brian Christenson drained a 3-pointer and then the Spartans got a defensive stop on the other end to steal a 50-48 Great Basin Conference road win at Canyon Ridge on Wednesday.

Isaiah Harris led Minico with 19 points and Christenson added 12 for the Spartans, who shot 42 percent from the floor.

Read the full article in the Times News here.

Coach Shippen has a tradition of taking his teams to watch a college basketball game each season. On Saturday, the Spartans traveled to Boise to watch the Boise State vs. Wyoming Game at Taco Bell Arena.  The team would like to thank Boise State men’s basketball for their hospitality!  It was a great game that went down to a last second shot.   This video shows some of the Minico players jamming out on the jumbo screen during a timeout:

Minico 69 Wood River 52

Three Spartans scored in double digits on Wednesday in Minico’s 69-52 win over Wood River.  Isaiah Harris led the way with 24 points, and Josh Pilling and Nico Chavez combined for 24 points off the bench. Chavez played his first game of the season for the Spartans, returning from an achilles injury that occurred during football season. Pilling played in just his second varsity game after an impressive performance in two quarters vs. Kimberly.

The Spartans are 1-0 in conference and 2-3 overall.  They face Hillcrest in Idaho Falls on January 2nd.


Box Score

Minico 69, Wood River 52

Wood River 7 12 13 20 —52

Minico 14 13 19 23 —69


Bingham 4, Nordsieck 14, Brugger 6, Scott 6, Carter 9, Hernandez 11, Gomez 2. Totals 20 11-24 52.


Chavez 10, MacKay 2, Bailey 6, Crystal 6, Christensen 1, Pilling 13, Brumley 4, Barclay 3, Harris 24. Totals 25 14-25 69.

3-point goals: Wood River 1 (Hernandez); Minico 5 (Chavez 2, Pilling 2, Crystal). Total fouls: Wood River 19, Minico 23. Fouled out: Carter, Hernandez; Brumley.

Game Two Highlights, Minico vs. Buhl

Enjoy these highlights from the freshmen, j.v., and varsity games at Buhl on 12/6/2013:

“Red Out” for Game 1, December 4th

Sparta will be decked out in RED for the first home boys basketball game versus the Preston Indians on Dec 4th.  Wear your red jerseys, t-shirts, sweats, etc and come cheer on the Spartans!

1st Annual Meet the Players Night, Monday, November 25th

Monday, November 25th is the First Annual Spartan Basketball Meet the Players Fundraiser from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Main Gym.

Adult tickets are $10 each and include admission, a hot dog, chips, a drink, and entry into the raffle which includes Utah Jazz tickets, a season pass to home games, and Minico gear. The event includes a JV vs Freshman scrimmage, a performance by the Minico Cheerleaders, the Varsity Moms vs JV/Freshman Moms game, and the Red and White Varsity Scrimmage.

Adult tickets are available from any Minico boys basketball player. Kids 18 & under get in free. Food will be available to purchase for the kids if desired.  Go Spartans!

Minico Basketball Parent Meeting

Minico Boys Basketball will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, 11/6 at 7 p.m. in the Main Gym for 9th-12th graders interested in trying out for basketball. This meeting is also for parents. Open gym will be held after the meeting.

Fall Basketball Program for 4th – 8th Graders


Minico Boys Basketball Coach Ty Shippen and his Minico basketball players are excited to offer this new developmental program for kids in the 4th through 8th grades. Participants will work on important fundamentals including footwork, ball handling, shooting technique, fast break concepts, and defense. Each player will receive a nice Spartan basketball jersey. The kids will also have the option of
scrimmaging at halftimes of some Minico home basketball games,
dates TBA.

Skills Clinic & Parent Meeting (for 4th – 8th Graders)

Monday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Minico High School.
(A brief parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the main gym.)

4th-8th Grade Open Gyms: 
Mondays from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Nov 4th. Dec.2nd

Program Cost: $30

(Note: The cost for this fun fall program is only $25 if you are
registering for the Tri-Cities Youth Basketball League!)

Click here for the registration flyer.


Minico Basketball will also be holding a FREE clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-6 on Monday, October 14th from 6-7:30. Meet in the main gym. Please help spread the word!

Fall Open Gyms

Open gyms for Grades 9-12 are Tuesdays from 6:30-8 and Wednesdays from 8-9:30 at Minico.