Skyforce to Host Open Tryouts in Minneapolis

Sioux Falls, S.D. (September 23, 2008) Ė The Sioux Falls Skyforce, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, announced today that they will host a second open tryout for the 2008-09 season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the Timberwolves practice facility at 600 1st Ave. N. in Minneapolis, Minn. The practice facility is located in Lifetime Fitness in the lower level of the Target Center.

Open tryouts offer local athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of NBA Development League coaches while they compete to earn a position in the teamís official training camp. Training camp is scheduled to begin in mid-November.

The tryouts will be limited to the first 60 registrants. Players will be split into three groups (20 players per group) with each group attending one session each day. The times of the sessions are listed below:

Saturday, Oct. 18Sunday, Oct. 19
Group A1:30-3:00 p.m.10:00-11:30 a.m.
Group B3:30- 5:00 p.m.12:00-1:30 p.m.
Group C5:30-7:00 p.m.2:00-3:30 p.m.

Applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA Development League and are required to pre-register by submitting the official registration, release, disclosure and background check forms, along with a $150 nonrefundable fee. Tryout forms are available online (www.skyforceonline.com) or at the Skyforce office located at 2131 S. Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls. Completed forms and entry fee must be mailed to the Skyforce office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 to secure a spot in the tryout camp.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2008-09 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Friday, Nov. 28 against the Iowa Energy. Single game tickets will go on sale in early November. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.

To register, complete the following forms:
  • Registration Form
  • Release Form
  • Disclosure Form
  • Background Check Authorization

    Return forms to:
    Sioux Falls Skyforce
    Attn: Nate Tibbetts
    2131 S. Minnesota Ave.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105

    Fax: (605) 332-2305