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JULY 20TH WILL BE OUR 2ND ANNUAL FREETHROW ATHON AT THE GILBERT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Heres our important dates for July we will have the whole month of July to fundraise. Aug will be NO DUES for that month. July 20th at the Free Throw Athon all fundraising money will be Due for the Football Squares and The Free Throw Athon. Everyone needs to fundraise PLEASE money will go for our Nike reversible uniform. Everyone will receive an old uniform if you haven’t received 1 already you will receive it soon. Everyone will also receive the new uniform as well if you help with the fundraising. Our Program Banquet will be July 21st at Amazing Jake’s. The Free Throw athon paperwork will be handed out tomorrow at practice and I will explain to all the kids what they have to do to get pledges. The following week I will have the Football Squares paperwork I will explain that to the parents and the kids all together. Any parent that pays for the year upfront like many did please contact me asap and let me know if that’s what you are doing again your fundraiser balance come down for paying for the year. Your full year fee will also stay the same it will not go up. Also any parent that’s been with us a year can pay for the full year upfront and take advantage of a huge savings and eliminate some extra work for your child’s fundraising Goal of 250. I’m posting a picture of our New uniform we will have in Aug for the New Academy year. I would like to thank all the parents for having your child be apart of Arizona Run-n-gun basketball Academy this will be our 3rd Year running and without ALL THE WONDERFUL PARENTS I HAVE it would have never worked. So I appreciate you God had Blessed me beyond anything I’ve could have prayed for because of you guys and I just wanted to Say Thank You So Much. Heres a picture of our new uniform the kids will vote on it being Red and White or Royal Blue and White. See you all tomorrow.

Parent Meeting June 2018

New Program Year

August is the beginning of the academy year.

Two Fundraisers (dates TBA)

  1. Free throw-a-thon
  2. Selling football squares.

Coach Harris wants all of the kids to participate in the fundraisers, he doesn’t want parents to just pay the fee. This is more than just the money, he wants the kids to work and take responsibility for helping to raise money for their team.

July/August Schedule

We will have a  Banquet (exact date tba) at the end of July to celebrate the year and give awards. During August, we will not have any games and we will have only one weekday of practice per week, then another practice on Sunday.

Team Parent

We are looking for a “team parent” to help next year with the collection of money for tournaments, etc. If anyone is interested, please let Coach Harris know.

Uniforms

We will have new uniforms for the new year. We will be using a new uniform vendor that should be better about getting uniforms in a timely manner. Coach Harris apologized for the problems this year with the current vendor and said it will improve. Uniforms will be Nike and will cost more but will look very nice. We will also have the ability to buy parent t-shirts as well.

Attendance

It is important to attend practice. Make every effort because kids will not get better by only showing up to the games. Improvement doesn’t happen overnight. Basketball is a process and there is no instant success. Kids also peak at different times and sometimes they plateau. Every kid can make the team and play club. Coach Harris said that he will never turn a kid away who wants to be coached.

If you want to take a month off, please let Coach Harris know. It is fine for kids to take breaks for other sports, but just communicate this to Coach.

Report Card

For every kid in the program, he needs to see a report card. Academics come first, basketball second. Coach Harris wants to help us as parents reinforce the importance of academics.

Working with your kids

Coach Harris’s job is to be tough on the kids, but parent’s job is to support the kids and know that our parent role is to pick them up and build them up when Coach has been coaching them hard.

If our kids are not listening at home, or have good discipline, we need to talk to Coach Harris because he wants to help with that and help teach our kids the discipline and respect.

BAGS AND UNIFORMS

I just received an update on bags and uniforms. They should be here next week SORRY for the long wait I will never use the people that I have ordered from ever again. We will have a mandatory parent meeting Mon at 630 1 parent must attend the meeting we will go over fundraisers and attendance and report cards and Varsity level and JV level. Thanks guys

NO JV PRACTICE VARSITY PRACTICE 545

Hello everyone NO JV practice today wont have enough. Varsity shoot around at 545 heres the list.

Davion
Donovan
Angel
Marcus
Chris
Erin
Keegan
DJ
Chimal
Joe
Seth
Noah
Tyler
Cole

PRACTICE JUST FOR VARSITY AT 530 OUR NEW SCHEDULE UNTIL AUG

Good morning everyone we will have a new schedule until school starts I tried to accommodate everyone so we should be good. Mon 530 till 7pm all Varsity Players. Wed Varsity at 5pm till 615. JV from 615 till 7pm. Fri JV from 6pm till 7pm and Varsity shoot around 5pm till 6pm Shoot Arounds will not be every week for Varsity only when we have a scheduled tournament. Thanks guys please let me know if you are ok with the new schedule.

PRACTICE TONIGHT FOR VARSITY 530

Hello guys just a reminder about practice everyone on a roster should be at practice and PLEASE BRING TOURNAMENT FEES. Everyone else its optional if you want to come please do. Older guys if you come to practice today please bring me your old uniform please 11u will be wearing there old uniform for this weeks tournament and we wont have enough so if you have a old uniform please bring it so we can borrow it. Thanks guys see you tonight.

10U AND 11U THIS WEEKEND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND ROSTERS

Ok guys the schedules out we will play in the 10u and 11u tournament in Avondale. All games are at the American Sports Complex in Avondale. 10u plays on Sat at 2pm and 5pm. 11u plays at 10am and 2pm. We will have a shoot around walk thru Fri at 530 in the small gym please we need everyone on the roster to be there.
10u Roster we are short so we will need everyone to show up please.
DJ
Cole
Noah
Keegan
Yusha
Jaida
Chimal
11u
Davion
Donovan
Angel
Marcus
Andrew
Chris
Erin
DJ
Please bring cash to Fri shoot around we will have 10u in the newer uniform and 11u will play in last years uniform so if you have both of them please bring them to practice. Thanks guys see you guys tomorrow.

10U and 11U ROSTERS FOR THE GRASSROOTS TOURNAMENT IN AVONDALE

10U Roster
DJ
Seth
Keegan
Noah
Cole
Yusha
Jaida
Aiden
Bryce
11U Roster
Davion
Donovan
Angel
Marcus
Chris
Erin
Andrew
Chimal
Sorry guys this tournament is a little more and we have let’s people so its gonna be 40 a piece so sorry. Please pay it Wed or Fri please. Thanks guys see you all on Wed.

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