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2017 – ECI 15u-17u Invited Back Into Sanford League

Our 15u-17u Prospects were invited back into the Sanford Tournament Pentagon Series.  This is a 12 team league consisting of teams from SD, MN, KC, NE, IA, and ND (only ND program in league).  The tournament consists of 3 tournaments.  The first 2 in May where you play 5 games each tourney and then the last weekend in May is the tourney where you play the final team in the league and then enter a tournament based on your record.  Our 16u-17u Select teams will also be in a 2nd League that Sanford will be putting on for the first year.  This league will consist of 16 teams from the Midwest.  This league will also have 3 tournaments with the first 2 being in May and the last tourney (Finals) being in July in Sioux Falls.


Professional basketball player Ben Woodside and former NDSU player Lucas Moormann will be hosting summer basketball camps this year.  This is a great opportunity and numbers are limited.  See for more information.

2017 – ECI Spring Preview
ECI will be hosting the 2017 “ECI Spring Preview” in West Fargo on May 20th-21st for grades 7th-11th.


ECI was founded in 2004 by Dan Hodgson and stands for “Every Childs Important”. Our goal has always been to provide athletes with the opportunity to play AAU basketball during the spring/summer months. We have players that come from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana from our bigger cities to our farming communities. We currently have boy’s teams ranging from 7th graders (13u) to 11 graders (17u). We take pride in hard work and dedication to the gym while also teaching players fundamentals and basic skills.

Benefits of our program:

  • We provide players with the opportunity to meet new players and to enjoy basketball
  • Players will develop various individual and team basketball skills
  • Players will learn to compete in a challenging basketball environment
  • Players will develop a sense of achievement which leads to a positive self-image and leadership skills
  • Developing interest and desire to continue with basketball
  • Developing speed, strength, and endurance

ECi Spring preview

ECI Spring Preview 2017

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