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September - October, 2022
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.
Kids can wear their league shirts to Women's Basketball home games for free admission!
What to Expect
Fundamental basketball skills such as ball-handling, shooting, and team play.
Saturday, September 10, 9:00 - 11:00am
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 - 11:00am
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 1, 9:00 - 11:00am
Check-In: Saturday, September 10, 8:30-9:00am at the SDC front counter
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Participants may be picked up by the main doors of the SDC.
Scrimmage Dates (subject to change)
2nd & 3rd Grade: Friday, December 9th - Halftime of the MTU Men's Basketball Game
4th & 5th Grade: Sunday, December 11th - Halftime of the MTU Men's Basketball Game
What to Bring
Please bring individual water bottles for participants.
Registration opens on Wednesday, August 10 at 5:00pm
Registration is available online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office (CTO), or by calling the CTO at 906-487-2073. Payment in full is due at the time of registration. A parent/guardian must complete and sign for the participant a consent/liability waiver, health history form, and also a concussion awareness form with the participant's printed name/signature as well in order to be able to participate in LHWBB. Forms will be emailed to participants after they register.
Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 7, 11:59pm.
Visitors may use Lots 22 or 24, located outside the main entrance of the SDC, for parking during camps. There is no overnight parking. Please do not park in the UP Health System and Rehab Services lot (north end of the SDC).
Michigan Tech Recreation: 906-487-2975, email@example.com
Camp Coordinator: Elisa Jurmu, 906-299-2193, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Coaches
Sam Clayton enters her fifth season as head coach of the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball Program. Clayton and the Huskies ended the 2020-21 season with an overall record of 20-2, 17-1 against conference opponents, winning the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season as well as the Conference Tournament. Clayton 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 the 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, Clayton was an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Youngstown State University under former Tech head coach John Barnes. Clayton 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. Clayton also coached at the NCAA Division II level during the 2014-15 season as an assistant at Northwood University in Midland.
Clayton 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. Clayton 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. Clayton 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. Clayton was an excellent student in the classroom, receiving All-GLIAC Academic Excellence honors each of her four seasons. 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.
The 2022-23 season marks Elisa Jurmu's fifth as assistant coach of the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball Program. 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.
Meet the Team