WINDSOR, Vt. – One of the most popular fan events each calendar year is the annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games held in Windsor a week after the Green Mountain State Title contests. Eight all-star teams are put together each March and athletes compete in a North-South format in four separate contests. There are also a number of filler contests held between games and during breaks, which entertain the large crowds that attend the event. This year’s fun is this Saturday, March 23 beginning at 11 a.m.
The competition commences with the Division 3/4 girls game at 11 a.m., followed in order at 1 p.m. with the Division 3/4 boys, at 3 p.m. with the Division 1/2 girls, with the nightcap staged at 5 p.m. when the Division 1/2 boys collide. Large awards ceremonies take place at approximately 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
This celebration of basketball put together by the VBCA features the four games, recognition of individual accomplishments throughout the state, 1,000 point scorers, Dream Dozen Underclass Stars, Players and Coaches of the Year, Hall of Famers, the presentation of several scholarships by the VBCA organization, as well as the popular three-point shooting contest.
There will be area players who will compete or be recognized. Unfortunately, final lists of competing participants will not be made available until Thursday, March 21.
Former Mt. Anthony coaching legend Dave Fredrickson is in charge of the event and he said, “We expect this Saturday to equal those great days of the past.”