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Battlefords hosting several tryouts for 2024 Sask. Summer Games

Lloydminster hosts the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games.
Female volleyball tryouts will take place at North Battleford Comprehensive High School on June 4.

THE BATTLEFORDS — Saskatchewan Summer Games will be taking place in the summer of 2024, in the city of Lloydminster. More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials will be part of the Saskatchewan Summer Games. More than 1,100 community volunteers will be recruited to help welcome thousands of visitors to the Border City throughout seven days of competition, July 21-27.

The Battlefords will be hosting a number of different tryouts for varying sports in the upcoming weeks.

Boys’ basketball tryouts took place at the Nationwest Field House April 27. The North Battleford Soccer Hut will be the location for male and female divisions, day one of soccer tryouts, held May 11. Female volleyball tryouts will take place at North Battleford Comprehensive High School on June 4 for day one. Opening day tryouts for archery took place April 27 in Battleford.

Other locations for Team Rivers West are being used in the northwest region, and various tryouts have occurred or are upcoming. Girls’ basketball tryouts were held May 4 in Unity. Softball tryouts are upcoming May 13 in Unity and May 27 in Maidstone.

May 18, another tryout day for archery, will be held in Lloydminster. Baseball tryouts will take place June 8-9 in Maidstone. For those athletes looking for a spot at the SSG for tennis, tryouts will be held June 22-23 in Lloydminster. Day two of female volleyball tryouts will take place in Lloydminster June 3.

Athlete selection and team tryouts will be ongoing with final selections and rosters listed on the Team Rivers West website prior to the games.

Participating sports for the games, week one July 21-24, include archery, canoe/kayak, golf, male soccer, female softball, swimming, tennis and both girls’ and boys’ volleyball. Special Olympics athletes will compete in bocce.

Week two of the games, running July 24-27, will include: athletics, male baseball, boys’ and girls’ basketball and beach volleyball, female soccer, triathlon and wheelchair basketball.

Many summer games athletes go on to Canada Games experiences or expand their athletic roles into colleges and universities and some even see or seek Olympic opportunities in their futures.

The website,, keeps athletes and fans up to date on tryouts and other news regarding the games leading up to the event itself. Athlete announcements and team rosters will also be included here once they are finalized.