Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Girls' Basketball: Little Huskies League—Grades 3-8

September 14 - October 12, 2019

Registration is now closed. No league October 5!

Learning skills, working as a team, and having fun: that’s Michigan Tech’s Little Huskies girls’ basketball league. It’s a great introduction to the sport for young, budding basketball players held in the SDC Multipurpose Gym. Youngsters from all local school districts and skill levels are encouraged to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to play basketball and learn from the current Michigan Tech women’s basketball players, who will be the coaches in the league.

What to Expect

Fundamental basketball skills like ball handling, shooting, and team play.

Days/Times

  • Saturday, September 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 28, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 5 - NO LEAGUE
  • Saturday, October 12, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Scrimmage Dates (during halftime of the men's game)

  • 3rd grade: Thursday, December 5, 7:30 pm vs Saginaw Valley State
  • 4th grade: Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm vs Northwood
  • 5th grade: Saturday, January 4, 3:00 pm vs Ashland
  • 6th/7th/8th grade: Thursday, February 20, 8:00 pm vs Davenport

Kids can wear their league shirts to Women's Basketball home games for free admission!

Location

SDC Multipurpose Gym

Cost

$45/person; $25/sibling

Registration closes Thursday, September 12.

Register online, by phone (906-487-2073) or in person at the SDC Ticket Office. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. A parent or guardian must sign a liability waiver and concussion awareness form and have on file at the SDC Ticket Office prior to participation in the League.


Meet the Coaches

Huskies Head Coach Samantha Hoyt

Sam Hoyt enters her second season as head coach of the Michigan Tech women's basketball program. Her first season at the helm led to a 21-9 overall record and a 16-4 mark in the GLIAC. The Huskies claimed their 16th GLIAC North Division/Conference title and were the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, falling to Ashland in the semifinals. Hoyt brings a wealth of coaching experience to Tech from both the NCAA Division I and II levels. In her most recent stop at the University of Sioux Falls as assistant coach, she was involved in all facets of the program. She played an integral role in player development, served as the recruiting coordinator, created scouting reports, ran summer camps, and had responsibilities for film breakdown. Prior to serving as the assistant coach at USF, Hoyt was an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Youngstown State University under former Tech head coach John Barnes. Hoyt helped guide the Penguins to a 21-13 record during the 2015-16 campaign and a spot in the semifinals of the WBI Tournament. In addition, Youngstown State had the third highest team GPA in NCAA Division I that season. Hoyt also coached at the NCAA Division II level during the 2014-15 season as an assistant at Northwood University in Midland.

Hoyt was a standout player for the Huskies, helping lead the program to the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship game as well as garnering multiple individual awards, including All-American Honorable Mention honors. Hoyt is Michigan Tech's seventh all-time leading scorer, amassing 1,434 career points during her four-year career which spanned 124 games. She owns the second highest career free throw percentage in program history at 84.8 percent and is tied for the second highest single season free throw percentage at 89.5 percent. Hoyt was a Team Captain, First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, and a two-time WBCA All-America Honorable Mention honoree following her junior and senior seasons. Hoyt was an excellent student in the classroom, receiving All-GLIAC Academic Excellence honors each of her four season. She was a Second Team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American as a junior and was named to the First Team at the conclusion of her senior season.

Huskies Assistant Coach Elisa Jurmu

The 2019-2020 season marks Elisa Jurmu's first as assistant coach of the Michigan Tech women's basketball program. During 2018-19, Jurmu served as a graduate assistant coach. Jurmu spent four seasons with the Huskies as a player where she appeared in 57 games. She helped guide Tech to a 90-25 record during that span which included three GLIAC division championships and two appearances in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.