NOVEMBER BASKETBALL CAMPS

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We have 2 different YOUTH basketball camps remaining in November.  They are a great way to get a basketball in your child’s hands in preparation for the upcoming season.  For those who are beginners, our camps focus on providing a foundation of fundamentals.  For more advanced players, it will be an opportunity to be challenged to further develop skills and sharpen their game before the season actually begins.

Veteran’s Day Camp – 11/11/16 – $40

9:00-11:00a = Boys/Girls – Grades K-4

11:00a-1:00p – Boys/Girls – Grades 5-8

HOOPSGiving Camp – 11/21/16 – $50

9:00-11:45a – Grades K-4

Noon-2:45p – Grades 5-8

For more information – contact us – scott@ababball.com

How to register:  Walk-up prior to camp, download registration form & mail, or register online:

http://alabamabasketballacademy.myonlinecamp.com/

http://www.alabamabasketballacademy.com/programsclinics

 

The Beginning of a New Season

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When I was coaching at Coastal Carolina, I used to lead a devotional with our team on games days – prior to our pregame meal.  My favorite devotional was the one before our 1st game.  I used this message that was given to me by our Chaplain at Birmingham-Southern.

The Beginning of the Day

This is the beginning of a new day.  God has given me this day to use as I will.  I  can waste it or use it for good.  What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.  When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone – forever leaving something in its place I have traded for it.  I want it to be a gain, not loss – good, not evil – success, not failure – in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.

After reading it to the team, I re-read it and replaced the word day with season and the word tomorrow with next season.

It was a great way to help our players focus and remember how special it is to be on a team and how quickly each season goes by.

To those coaching and playing at EVERY level of basketball – I hope you squeeze every ounce of your ability this season and that you value each day you are together – with the excitement & wonder of a  5 year old with a basket and a gym to themselves.

 

ABA Winter Teams info

We will have the last workout/evaluation for our ABA teams playing in the newly formed NABL Competitive League in Huntsville this winter – Friday night, 10/14/16 – 6:00-8:00p at the Holy Spirit School gym – 619 Airport Rd., Huntsville, AL 35802.

This is not a mandatory workout – but an opportunity for those who have not been able to come to any of the previous sessions in September.

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2016 MIDDLE SCHOOL Fall League Awards

ABA ALL-FALL LEAGUE TEAM

MVP – Matthew Wilson (ERE), Xavier Fuell (ERE), Luke Guyette (ERE), Noah Edmonds (AUS), Jalen Jackson (RGV), Clay Smith (RGV), Calen Lightford (TEX), Nylan Thomas (RGV), Will Stidham (AUS), Brent Mahoney (TEX), Kamari Cooper (AUS), Brayden Kyle (RGV)

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not pictured – Noah Edmonds, Will Stidham, Brent Mahoney, Kamari Cooper, Brayden Kyle

ABA ALL-PLAYOFFS TEAM

MVP – Matthew Wilson (ERE), Xavier Fuell (ERE), Dawsyn Bain (ERE), Calen Lightford (TEX), Clay Smith (RGV)

ABA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Tyler Bump (FTW), John David Gossett (AUS), Thomas Howald (AUS), Oakley Norris (SCR), Josiah Williams (SCR), Preston Busbee (FTW), Caleb Harrison (SCR), Reece Chapman (FTW), Savion Jones (TEX)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONS – ERE

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6TH GRADE CHAMPIONS – FTW

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2016 GIRLS Fall League – Awards

ABA ALL-FALL LEAGUE TEAM

Kate Hammond (TUR) – MVP, Caity Ledwell (BRZ), Bailey Usrey (BRZ), Emily Bowman (BRZ), Natalie Hunt (ESP), Peyton Lankford (SRB), Jasmine Davis (TUR), Jacie Andrews (USA), Jolee Cole (USA), Kate Porter (FRA), Hannah Lightsey (FRA)

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not pictured Jasmine Davis & Jolee Cole

ABA ALL-PLAYOFFS TEAM

MVP – Caity Ledwell (BRZ), Bailey Usrey (BRZ), Kate Hammond (TUR), Jasmine Davis (TUR), Jacie Andrews (USA), Stephanie Andrzejewski (FRA)

ABA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Jordan Stratton (ESP), Carley Bell (SRB), Katheryn Shiner (SRB), Piper Spears (SRB), Sarah Wright (USA), Aiden Bellomy (TUR), Hannah Hall (TUR), Stephanie Andrzejewski (FRA), Hannah Sanders (FRA), Liz Broadage (FRA)

 CHAMPIONS – BRZ

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2016 HS Boys Fall League – Awards

ABA ALL-FALL LEAGUE TEAM

John Petty (LAC) – MVP, Javan Johnson (SAS), Drew Jones (OKC), Bailey Smith (OKC), KyShawn Scarborough (CHA), Omar Jolly (POR), Myles Parker (IND), Chris Freeman (TOR), Trey Nance (BOS), Jamil Cleveland (MIA), Jeffrey English (DET).

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ABA ALL-PLAYOFFS TEAM

MVP – John Petty (LAC), John Lauderback (LAC), Isaiah Kasambira (LAC), Noah Burroughs (GSW), Marcus Lacey (GSW), Bailey Smith (OKC)

ABA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Connor Haythorn (GSW), Noah Boler (SAS), Jackson Kyle (SAS), Nate Jones (SAS), M.J. Gurley (POR), Duncan Gibbons (LAC), Chandler Leopard (LAC), Jack Massengill (TOR), Josh Childers (BOS)

CHAMPIONS – LAC

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