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Wyoming Valley Wolverines

The Wyoming Valley Wolverines will be fielding Girls teams from grades 5th through 8th and Boys teams from grades 5th trough 8th grade.

Our boot camp and tryouts will be held at the Rock Rec Sports Complex, 340 Carverton Rd Trucksville, Pa 18708

Tryout cost: $35

Who: The Wyoming Valley Wolverines will be fielding Girls teams from grades 5th through 8th and Boys teams from grades 5th through 8th grade.
What: Tryout for WV Wolverines Regional Travel AAU Teams. You will play over 27 games receive over 40 hours of practice time from a paid professional coach.

Where: Practices will be held at the Rock Rec Sports Complex and other locations on the Wyoming Valley. All TOURNAMENT GAMES will be played in Scranton or within a two-hour radius in such location King of Prussia, Manheim, Binghamton and Allentown.

When: The Spring Season Runs From tryouts until the end of first weekend of May


Why: The opportunity to practice and play against players of the same ability and playing experience. To play tournaments in Scranton and other venues within and 2.5 hours of Scranton.



Sunday, February 17th

Additional Info

The tryout cost is $35.00 dollars.  Attend Both Tryouts if you can’t make the second date please inform the coaches at the first tryout.
Wear a shirt or a Jersey with your name on back if possible


Cost:  If you make the team the cost will be $475.00 if you are a new or returning player.. An extra uniform is available for $50.00 We understand that this a big expense, but your daughter will receive the following.

  • 3 Shootouts 5 Tournaments with a minimum of 27 games
  • 40 Hours of practice time
  • A paid professional Coach



This year, we will be using a hotel service to secure hotel room blocks for all Backcourt Hoops teams. To be eligible to play, you must use the room block that is designated. You will need to contact Apex-Events. During larger tournaments, you will have several hotel options to choose from. The goal is to make the hotel reservation process easier for the JB Hoops families and to make your stay more enjoyable, while always keeping price, location and amenities in mind.


2019 Wolverines schedule 


Printable registration coming soon.

2019 Sunday AAU Wolverines Boot Camps

Boys & Girls Grades 5th through 8th

AAU Boot Camp Sunday Workouts at Backcourt Hoops Wyoming Valley aim at improving the player’s individual skill set in all aspects of the game and are tailored to what we expect from players who participate on our AAU team, the Wyoming Valley Wolverines. This will also allow our AAU coaches to interact with players to help them prepare for tryouts. These 90-minute sessions will emphasize the development of offensive moves while improving the players shooting, dribbling, passing and proper footwork to be effective on the court. AAU Boot Camps workouts are offered to boys and girls 5th through 11th grades.


The AAU Boot Camp will be held at the Roc Rec Center 340 Carverton Roadd, Shavertown, PA 18708



2019 Dates
January 20th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
January 27th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
February 3rd – 12:00pm-1:30pm
February 10th – 12:00pm-1:30pm


Tryout Schedule



Tournaments: Boys



Tournaments: Girls



Connor Evans is a Cicero North-Syracuse grad, where he was a four year varsity player. Connor received first-team All- Central New York honors in his junior season at CNS high school. Currently, Connor is a junior, 3-year starter at Wilkes University. In his sophomore season with Wilkes, Connor averaged 12.4 PPG with 3.5 APG and received Honorable Mention All-MAC honors as well as All- MAC Academic honors. Connor has spent the last year coaching with the Electric City Voltz teams. He also spent the prior two years training and assisting with the youth teams at Cicero North-Syracuse.


Playing career: Lettered three years of basketball at Holy Redeemer (formerly Bishop Hoban). Helped lead the Argents to the District Championship as a sophomore and junior. Made PIAA State Quarter Finals as a junior. Wyoming Valley Conference first team.  Named team MVP as a senior. Four State medals in Track & Field as a junior and senior. College Career:  Accepted full scholarship to play basketball at Division I Siena College. Helped be a part of two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances as a freshmen and sophomore. (Upset #9 seed Ohio State in 2009) Started junior and senior year, while named team captain as a senior. Coaching Career: Began coaching career as an assistant at Luzerne County Community College during the 2013-14 season. Currently an assistant at Wilkes University in fourth season (2014 – present). Support coaching staff in daily practice, game preparation, recruiting, and game statistics.

Jonathan Bilbow is from Mountain Top, Pa and has  7 Years Coaching Experience for St Jude’s Girls Basketball. He also coached 1 year Travel/AAU Level BasketballCoach Bilbow was a 2-Year Letterman, 2-time Academic All-Conference, Academic All-American in both Basketball and Volleyball at Penn State Wilkes Barre. He was a 1998 Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Officers Candidate School and a 1999 Graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
My coaching philosophy is simple, I intend to teach solid a fundamental skill set to allow young players to grow and develop as athletes, teammates, and individuals.   I place a strong emphasis on the values of sports on and off the court: Integrity, Sportsmanship, Work Ethic, Discipline, Leadership, Communication, Self Confidence, Accountability, Grit and Toughness.  My goal is to foster and develop the love of sports and an understanding of all the doors sports can open for you in life.

COACH EMILY O’DONNELL (Girls 7th-8th Grade)
Emily O’Donnell is in her second season as graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at Misericordia University. O’Donnell earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Albright College where she was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team and holds the career record for games played. She was named to MAC Commonwealth All-Sportsmanship team selection and was Albright’s NCAA Woman of the Year. As a senior team captain, O’Donnell helped Albright secure the MAC Commonwealth title and a trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. She led the Lions to MAC Commonwealth and ECAC championship appearances as a junior.

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