Basketball presents the 13th annual Pro tryout tournament,
Slammers Basketball presents the 13 th annual Pro tryout tournament:
the 10th year, which Slammers offers a tryout tournament for professional
The tournament is in the city of Bonn. Bonn is 15 minutes away from Cologne, one of the biggest cities in Germany. Bonn is the former capital of Germany. Germany is in the middle of Europe. Germanyís Basketball leagues are one of the top leagues in Europe. Teams from division 1 to division 5 hire professional players. One neighbour country next to Germany is Belgium, about 1 hour away from Bonn by car. The Netherlands is also only 1 hour away by car. From Paris, France to Hennef it is 4 hours. In 1 hour the coaches can fly in from London. Switzerland is 3 hours away and Austria is only 6 hours away. To Luxembourg it takes 2 1/2 hours and from Italy it takes 5 hours. There are different leagues and teams in all these countries who hire players as well.
Bonn as well as Cologne itself have a div 1 menís team and a div 2 womenís team. No further than 50 miles away, you will find another four div 1 menís teams and three division 2 teams. For the women there are another three div 1 teams and five division 2 teams. Bonn is a medium size city with 350.000 population. Since 1996, Bonn is a host city of the United Nations. 12 UN organisations have settled on the banks of the Rhine River, amongst them the UN Climate Secretariat and the UN Volunteers.
Cologne is the next biggest city with a population of over 1 million people. It is 10 miles away from Bonn. The city is very international. It has a very big University and it known for the best physical education in the country. Cologne is also a city that never sleeps.
In order to participate in this tournament you will have to arrive in Bonn on Friday, the 2nd of December 2011. Coming from the US, you need to get a plane ticket for Thursday the 1st of December. Your return flight should be for Sunday night the 4th of December or for Monday morning the 5th. The airport name is Cologne/Bonn (CGN). But you can also fly into Frankfurt (FRA) and then take a train to Bonn. The train station is in the airport building in Frankfurt and it only takes approximately 1 hour to come to Bonn. We offer a pickup service from the train station in Bonn and from the airport at Cologne/Bonn to the hotel and back on Sunday night and Monday morning. The earlier you book your ticket the cheaper it will be.
If you need a ticket, you can check with our travel agent: click here ! This is a German travel agent who you can contact or there is also a US Travel agent: Weber Travel Agency, 708-485-1333 or 800-886-7012 firstname.lastname@example.org - Email
On Friday night you will have a practice/shoot around. The tournament starts on Saturday morning. You will play 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. The top players will be selected by the coaches to play in the All-Start-Game on Sunday. We will have a 3 point shootout and a dunk contest. The menís and womenís competition will be in the same facility.
player will get a reversible jersey with a personal jersey number. We
need you to send us your player profile including stats and a picture
(portrait). All the resumes will be in the player book which goes to all
the coaches. The stats will be kept and all the games will be shown LIVE
The tournament fee is 395 Euros which is about 580 US dollars, the payment MUST be done in Euros! The exchance rate changes every day. The fee includes: 3 nights at the hotel in a double room together with another player. It pays for the transportation from the airport or train station to the hotel and back. Breakfast is included on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday night. The fee is non-refundable. All players will be covered by an accident insurance during the camp.
Hotel All players will stay in the same hotels. The hotel is called Hotel IBIS in Bonn, VorgebirgsstraŖe, 53123 Bonn. There will be a shuttle between hotel and the gym. The hotel is a 4 start hotel including restaurant and bar. Each room has air condition, TV and phone.
How to register:
Registration is done by email. Please send us a detailed profile including your full name, date of birth, nationality, height, weight, position, phone numbers, address and the teams you played for in the last 3 years plus your stats. Please add a picture (portrait). The registration can only be confirmed after we have received the money payment. Please send the money to: Slammers Basketball, Iska Waterloh, Sparkasse Bonn, Germany, Int.Bank Account Number: DE21 3705 0198 0129 0018 89 SWIFT-BIC: COLSDE33. Donít forget to mention your name and what the money is for : Pro Camp, when you transfer the money. If you prefer, you can send the money also by Western Union. In that case, send it to: Iska Waterloh, Bonn and donít forget to email us the transfer number. Without the transfer number, we canít pick the money up.
Important to know:
number of players that can be accepted to the tournament is limited.
Sign as early as possible to make sure you get a spot, first come first
serve. Please make sure you have a travel insurance incase you get sick,
hurt or cannot attend the tournament because of a important reason. A
travel insurance is not expensive and almost every insurance company
offers it. If you would like Slammers to be your agent, please contact