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Ryan Bruggeman Skills Nights

Bio: Ryan is a graduate of Pelican Rapids high school and Southwest Minnesota State University. More recently he played professionally in Europe for teams in Bosnia and Spain. 

SMSU Stats: Started every game in 4 year career, 2x all-region and 2x All-American honoree. Finished career ranking 1st in team history in: points, FG made, FG attempted, free throws made, free throw attempts, free throw percentage, assists , assists per game, steals and tied for 1st in games played. 

Ryan is working with the Moorhead Basketball Association to host a skills night one night per week from end of Oct through Mid December for kids registered to play through MBA.

The Skill Sessions  will be every Tuesday on these dates:
10/24, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12

Where: Horizon East Gym 1 (Enter through door E22 on the south side of the Horizon)

Times by Grade:
3rd and 4th Graders: 6:30-7:30pm
5th and 6th Graders: 7:30-8:30pm
7th and 8th Graders: 8:30-9:30pm

We are excited to offer this opportunity for our teams to be in the gym playing basketball and to offer them an additional great 'coach' to help them perfect their skills!



Moorhead Basketball Association (MBA) is a community-based organization for kids 4th through 8th grade (plus pre-K to 2 for Minihoopers)  to participate in competitive basketball and learn skills + fundamentals.  This is a fun opportunity for the youth in Moorhead to learn the sport of basketball, as well as learn the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship. 

MBA Fees:

  • 3rd and 4th grade $225 for full Metro league schedule and/or tournaments.
  • 5th and 6th grade $250 for full Metro league schedule and/or tournaments.
  • 7th and 8th grade $200 for 4 travel tournaments. 
  • Scholarships are available. (Minimum fee is $50) 
  • Picture dates and order forms will be handed out at a practice in October.

2023/2024 Season Tryout Schedule
Horizon Middle School

Dates: September 23rd & 30th (players should be at both tryouts)

3rd Grade 2:00-3:00
7th Grade 3:00-4:00
8th Grade 4:00-5:00
4th Grade 5:00-6:00
5th Grade 6:00-7:00
6th Grade 7:00-8:00

3rd Grade 2:00-3:00
5th Grade 3:00-4:00
4th Grade 4:00-5:00
6th Grade 5:00-6:00
7th Grade - During school basketball tryouts
8th Grade - During school basketball tryouts


Updates to 7th and 8th grade boys structure.   

See more detail here.


Scholarship Application and REgistration

Scholarship applications available for grades 3rd-8th for families in need.  Please see the below application for more detailed information.  The application must be printed and mailed with minimum payment.  

Interested in Coaching MBA?

If you are interested in coaching please complete the online registration form below which includes a background check. As a volunteer position, the MBA wants to thank you in advance for taking your time to help our Moorhead youth learn about the benefits and values of being part of a team and a learning the game of basketball.

Coaches' Online Registration

A mandatory coaches meeting will be held following the parent meeting  at the kickoff of the season. 


Register Online Here

Scholarships available ($50 min player payment) - reach out to for more information.

Metro League

Pre-K - 2nd

BOYS 3rd - 8th

GIRLS 3rd - 8th

Moorhead High School Boys & Girls Basketball Schedule

Mission Statement

The mission of the Moorhead Basketball Association is to expand basketball opportunities for the Moorhead area youth.


The MBA is the official league of the Moorhead Spuds Basketball Program. If your player wants to be a better basketball player, the MBA is for them.


The MBA is for boys and girls PreK - 8th grade with tournaments in & outside the FM Area. There are 2 practices per week with games played on Saturdays (and Sundays).