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PostSubject: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:39 pm

Use this thread to post any info (schedule, roster, scores, etc) about club teams this spring/summer.
U16-U18 only so the thread doesn't get overloaded.

Team BC U17
Roster
Nathan Bromige, Lord Byng
Noah Charles, Cowichan
Keenan Dowell, Balboa Prep (via BCCA)
James Karnik, Balboa Prep
Matt Lafontaine, Kelowna
Tyrell Laing, Prince George
Triston Matthews, Sentinel
Justin McChesney, Charles Hays
Lambert Pajayon, Churchill
Liam Power, Brookswood
Jass Singh, WJ Mouat
Myka Tang-Blumenschein, Oak Bay
Howard Wang, Kitsilano
Sterling Klerx, West Van

Head Coach: Rich Goulet

Schedule
Apr 24-26 NW Premier Spring Slam (Bellevue, WA)
June 6-7 Cloud 9 Tournament (Lynden, WA)
June 26-28 Adidas Challenge (Lynden, WA)
July 10-12 NW Premier Summer Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 14-15 Western Canada Provincial Team Exhibition Series
August 3-9 U17 Canadian National Championships

Team BC U16
Roster
Jason Tantengco, Killarney
Liviano Canil, Ballenas
Michael Kelly, St. Thomas Aquinas
Jordan Gladstone, Dover Bay
Sterling Peterson, Similkameen
Cam Morris, STM
Brett Christiensen, Walnut Grove
Ryan MacDonald, Dover Bay
Alexander Staniforth, Wellington
Sam Bailey, Van College
Fardaws Aimaq, Steveston-London
Declan Herbertson, Lord Byng

Head Coach: Joe Enevoldson

Schedule
Apr 24-26 NW Premier Spring Slam (Bellevue, WA)
June 6-7 Cloud 9 Tournament (Lynden, WA)
June 26-28 Adidas Challenge (Lynden, WA)
July 10-12 NW Premier Summer Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 14-15 Western Canada Provincial Team Exhibition Series
July 22-26 Las Vegas Classic
August 7-16 Western Summer Games (Fort McMurray, AB)

Vancity Basketball Academy

U16 North Shore Blue
Roster
Andrew Beronio, STA
Phillipe Boppart, STA
Matteo Botteselle, STA
Matt Carrion, STA
Dylan Defer, STA
Carson Donohoe, Carson Graham
Amir Hajisafar, Handsworth
Dean Harris, Carson Graham
Copeland Jandrisch, Handsworth
Brandon Jordan, Carson Graham
Sean Lee, Carson Graham
Noah Macinnis, Carson Graham
Allan Mossly, Handsworth
Chad Steverding, STA
James Wong, STA

Coaches: Peter Sprogis, Mico Carrion

Schedule
May 1-3 – Vancouver Club Classic (Burnaby, BC)
May 29-31 – BC Bounce Ballapalooza (Abbotsford, BC)
June 5-7 – Basketball BC Club Championship (Langley, BC)
June 26-28 – 3D Western Canada Invitational (Lower Mainland, BC)
July 4-5 – SYB Cherry Pick (Seattle, WA)
July 10-12 – NW Premier Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 17-19 - NW Premier Showcase (Portland, OR)

U16 Vancouver Black
Roster
Isaac Abraham, Churchill
Jacob Abraham, Churchill
Kit Aviso-Mramor, Tupper
Brian Colbert, Prince of Wales
Jayedan Daniels, McNair
Gavin Dosanjh, McMath
Robbie Manuel, Elphinstone
Kai Moore, Elphinstone
Cameron Ross, St. Georges
Justice Thomas, McMath
Nick Varabioff, St. Georges

Coaches: Andrew Blanco, Isaiah Soloman

Schedule
May 1-3 – Vancouver Club Classic (Burnaby, BC)
May 29-31 – BC Bounce Ballapalooza (Abbotsford, BC)
June 5-7 – Basketball BC Club Championship (Langley, BC)
June 26-28 – 3D Western Canada Invitational (Lower Mainland, BC)
July 4-5 – SYB Cherry Pick (Seattle, WA)
July 17-19 - NWPremier Showcase (Portland, OR)

U16 Vancouver White
Roster
Cort Armstrong, Kitsilano
Peter Gibbons
Nathan Hilpert, Vancouver College
Curtis Lego, Vancouver College
Anthony Pilar, Vancouver College
Marko Przulj, Kitsilano
Duncan Ross, Kitsilano
Filip Sokic, Kitsilano
Pierce Strutt, Kitsilano
Andrew Tolentino, Hugh Boyd
Cole Washbrook, Kitsilano
Cam Wright, Vancouver College

Coaches: Blair Hokanson, Anthony Hokanson, Dwayne Selby

Schedule
May 1-3 – Vancouver Club Classic (Burnaby, BC)
May 29-31 – BC Bounce Ballapalooza (Abbotsford, BC)
June 5-7 – Basketball BC Club Championship (Langley, BC)
June 26-28 – 3D Western Canada Invitational (Lower Mainland, BC)
July 4-5 – SYB Cherry Pick (Seattle, WA)
July 10-12 – NW Premier Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 17-19 – NWPremier Showcase (Portland, OR)

U17/U18
Roster
Kai Grant, St. Georges
Michael Holowaty, Windsor
Takashi Issu, Bodwell
Tyler Jue, St. Georges
McCoy Lum, Kitsilano
Brendan Meyers, Windsor
Seb Rohlicek, Elphinstone
Erik Sheena, Windemere
Matthew Sommerfield, STA
Charles Song, Kitsilano
Carlos Tingley, Elphinstone

Head Coach: Larry Donohoe

Schedule
May 1-3 – Vancouver Club Classic (Burnaby, BC)
May 29-31 – BC Bounce Ballapalooza (Abbotsford, BC)
June 26-28 – 3D Western Canada Invitational (Lower Mainland, BC)
July 4-5 – SYB Cherry Pick (Seattle, WA)
July 17-19 – NW Premier Showcase (Salem, Oregon)

DRIVE

Bounce Elite I U17
Jermaine Haley, Burnaby South
Izaiah Ugoalah, Sunrise Christian
Hunter Hughes, Southridge
Aher Uguak, Harry Ainlay
Marvin Washington Jr, Harry Ainlay
Rysen John, Vancouver College
Harry Liu, Churchill
Karn Virk, Churchill

Alec Bayne, Kitsilano
Sagar Dulay, Tamanawis

Bounce Elite II U17
Chris McAlpine, Vancouver College
Chuks Udevi, Panorama Ridge
Dominic Clayton, Southridge
Tomas Fovenyi, Fleetwood Park
Landon Brickenden, Summerland
Llwelyn Rochfort, Holy Cross
Donte Makazu, Seaquam
Andrew Murison, Enver Creek
Marko Stojanovic, RC Palmer
Jaeden Narwal, Collingwood
Cole Bogdanovic, Thomas Haney
Bhavan Dhillon, Fleetwood Park
Daniel Adedrian, Pacific Academy
Josh Ajayi, Walnut Grove

Bounce Elite I U16
Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove
Jake Cowley, Detla
Luka Lizdek, Kitsilano
Jas Singh, Delta
Marcus Browne, Holy Cross
Jaden Touchie, Oak Bay
Michael Chany, Notre Dame
Jacob Van Santen, St. Georges
Jon Mikhlin, Richmond High
Andrew Goertzen, Walnut Grove

Bounce Elite II U16
Josh Dhillon, Rick Hansen
Johnny Hsu, Meadowridge
George Dokmanovic, Kitsilano
Yoel Teclehaimanot, King George
Kiante Knight, Killarney
Dave Teny, Pinetree
Darcy Muhoze, Pinetree
Jacob Dumas, KC East Christian
Harman Sandhu, New West
Justin Huang, St. Georges
Kaito Cunningham, Port Moody

Schedule
All U16 & U17 DRIVE Bounce Elite teams attend:
Apr 10-12 - NW Premier Spring Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
Apr 24-26 - NW Premier Spring Slam (Bellevue, WA)
May 1-3 - Vancouver Club Classic
May 8-10 - 3D Spring Showcase
May 23-25 - NW Championships (Seattle, WA)
June 12-14 - Rose City Showcase (Portland, OR)
June 19-21 - DRIVE Summer Classic (Richmond Oval)
June 26-28 - 3D Western Canadian Invitational
July 4-5 - Battle in Seattle (Seattle, WA)
July 10-12 - NW Premier Summer Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 15-19 - Double Pump Best of Summer (Anaheim, CA)
July 22-26 - Las Vegas Classic

AthElite
Rosters to be released

Schedule
U16 & U17 Elite teams attend:
Apr 25-27 - NW Premier Spring Slam (Bellevue, WA)
May 17-18 - Tournament of Champions (Seattle, WA)
May 23-25 - Double Pump NorthWest (Salem, OR)
June 6-7 - Summer Slam
June 26-28 - Cloud 9 Invitational (Lynden, WA)
July 26-28 - 3D Western Canadian Invitational
July 15- 19 - Double Pump Best of Summer (Anaheim, CA)
July 22-26 - Las Vegas Classic

3D

U17/U18
Roster
Kaito Cunningham, Port Moody
Michael Gajdics
Matt Garoza
Michael Holoway
Christoff Maerz
Aman Mehat
Brandon Meyers
Jomari Reyes, Terry Fox
Davey Ross
Chris Schneller, Tupper
Mike West, Terry Fox

Schedule
May 2-3 Vancouver Club Classic
May 8-10 3D Spring Showcase
May 23-25 Northwest Championships (Seattle, WA)
June 12-14 Rose City Showcase (Portland, OR)
June 19-21 Drive Classic (Richmond Oval)
June 26-28 3D Western Canadian Championships
July 10-12 NW Premier Summer Showcase (Bellevue, WA)
July 15-19 Double Pump Best of Summer (Los Angeles, CA)
July 22-26 Las Vegas Classic
July 31-Aug 2 West Coast Classic (Richmond Oval)
Aug 7-8 Kitsfest


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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:42 pm

DRIVE Bounce Elite I U17
Roster
Jermaine Haley, Burnaby South
Izaiah Ugoalah, Sunrise Christian
Hunter hughes, Southridge
Aher Uguak, Harry Ainlay
Marvin Washington Jr, Harry Ainlay
Rysen John, Vancouver College
Harry Liu, Churchill
Karn Virk, Churchill
Chuks Udevi, Panorama Ridge
Alec Bayne, Kitsilano
Sagar Dulay, Tamanawis

DRIVE Bounce Elite II U17
Roster
Dominic Clayton, Southridge
Tomas Fovenyi, Fleetwood Park
Landon Brickenden, Summerland
Llwelyn Rochfort, Holy Cross
Donte Makazu, Seaquam
Andrew Murison, Enver Creek
Marko Stojanovic, RC Palmer
Jaeden Narwal, Collingwood
Cole Bogdanovic, Thomas Haney
Ravi Basra, Windermere
Bhavan Dhillon, Fleetwood Park
Daniel Adedrian, Pacific Academy
Josh Ajayi, Walnut Grove

DRIVE Bounce Elite I U16
Roster
Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove
Jake Cowley, Detla
Luka Lizdek, Kitsilano
Jas Singh, Delta
Marcus Browne, Holy Cross
Jaden Touchie, Oak Bay
Michael Chany, Notre Dame
Jacob Van Santen, St. Georges
Jon Mikhlin, Richmond High
Andrew Goertzen, Walnut Grove

DRIVE Bounce Elite II U16
Roster
Josh Dhillon, Rick Hansen
Johnny Hsu, Meadowridge
George Dokmanovic, Kitsilano
Spencer Dodozda, Holy Cross
Yoel Teclehaimanot, King George
Dave Teny, Pinetree
Darcy Muhoze, Pinetree
Jacob Dumas, KC East Christian
Harman Sandhu, New West
Justin Huang, St. Georges
Kaito Cunningham, Port Moody
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:17 pm

Holy Crap - look at the number of tournaments for Drive U16, U17 Elite - 12 tournaments. I am not sure who pays for all this, but very impressive.

I must be old school because if I played 40+ games with my high school & another 50+ with my club, I'd get just a little sick of whatever sport. Whatever happened to multi-sport athletes...?

Couldn't help but notice a few kids have switched from BBC to Drive at U16 (Touchie, Goertzen, Chany) - I wonder if it's because of the number & quality of tourneys. Maybe someone can share...? I assume Grant Sheppard (KSS) has decided to stay with BBC U16.

Quite the Walnut Grove trio for U16 Drive Elite - Rowell, Goertzen, & Cowley (if he makes switch). Good luck matching up with them in Spring 2017:)
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:44 am

FVRox wrote:
Holy Crap - look at the number of tournaments for Drive U16, U17 Elite - 12 tournaments. I am not sure who pays for all this, but very impressive.

I must be old school because if I played 40+ games with my high school & another 50+ with my club, I'd get just a little sick of whatever sport. Whatever happened to multi-sport athletes...?

Couldn't help but notice a few kids have switched from BBC to Drive at U16 (Touchie, Goertzen, Chany) - I wonder if it's because of the number & quality of tourneys. Maybe someone can share...? I assume Grant Sheppard (KSS) has decided to stay with BBC U16.

Quite the Walnut Grove trio for U16 Drive Elite - Rowell, Goertzen, & Cowley (if he makes switch). Good luck matching up with them in Spring 2017:)

I agree seems like way too many games, along with getting sick theres a potential for a lot of injuries.

3D U17 Elite team
Cunningham, Kaito
Gajdics, Michael
Garoza, Mat
Holoway, Michael
Lum, Mccoy
Maerz, Christoff
Mcalpine, Chris
Mehat, Aman
Meyers, Brandon
Narwal, Jaden
Reyes, Jomari
Ross, Davey
Scheller, Chris
West, Mike

Seems like a very strong team for 3D this year
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:51 am

via @AhmarSKhan on Twitter
"Looks like 4A BC MVP Jaquinn Bennett-Boire and teammate Riley Braich (1st Team AllStar) will both be playing for Grassroots Elite out east."
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:32 pm

surreyball1 wrote:

3D U17 Elite team
Cunningham, Kaito
Gajdics, Michael
Garoza, Mat
Holoway, Michael
Lum, Mccoy
Maerz, Christoff
Mcalpine, Chris
Mehat, Aman
Meyers, Brandon
Narwal, Jaden
Reyes, Jomari
Ross, Davey
Scheller, Chris
West, Mike

Where's Gabe Laza playing? Looks like a few of those names on the Drive list as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:01 pm

First time posting on this forum.  Am a big supporter of BC Hoops and am posting to provide positive and educational feedback about the game.

Coach Yash and Jesus Shuttlesworth, I highly respect your passion for the game and keeping the hooplife conversations very professional.

The current youth development model is very interesting to me and would love to hear more feedback about it.  There are a lot of great programs in BC giving athletes opportunities that never used to exist.  At the same I do agree with some of the posts above that certain clubs may be on the edge of playing too many games.  

We know that the athletes want to play and its easy to market yourself if you play the most games but coaches also need to prioritize what is best for the athlete.  Playing 12 tournaments in 4 months plus all that travel for 15-17 year old boys does it make it difficult for those players to spend significant time on their own skill development and athletic development (strength training and conditioning).  

The ironic thing to me is once you get to college, what is the priority in the off-season?  It's all about development. You spend your entire off-season working on your game and your body to get better for the following season.  For a high school athlete I think it's all about balance. Playing games against top competition is great, but the individual development is crucial for these top level players to really succeed at the college level.  

I was going to attach an article by renowned strength trainer Alan Stein (who has worked with Lebron and Durant) and his thoughts about the current state of youth basketball in the US. It won't let me attach because I am new but if you google Alan Stein, too many games it will show up. Highly recommend the read as he touches on some of these issues along with danger of injuries and burnout.

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:36 pm

BC Hoops Supporter wrote:
First time posting on this forum.  Am a big supporter of BC Hoops and am posting to provide positive and educational feedback about the game.

Coach Yash and Jesus Shuttlesworth, I highly respect your passion for the game and keeping the hooplife conversations very professional.

The current youth development model is very interesting to me and would love to hear more feedback about it.  There are a lot of great programs in BC giving athletes opportunities that never used to exist.  At the same I do agree with some of the posts above that certain clubs may be on the edge of playing too many games.  

We know that the athletes want to play and its easy to market yourself if you play the most games but coaches also need to prioritize what is best for the athlete.  Playing 12 tournaments in 4 months plus all that travel for 15-17 year old boys does it make it difficult for those players to spend significant time on their own skill development and athletic development (strength training and conditioning).  

The ironic thing to me is once you get to college, what is the priority in the off-season?  It's all about development. You spend your entire off-season working on your game and your body to get better for the following season.  For a high school athlete I think it's all about balance. Playing games against top competition is great, but the individual development is crucial for these top level players to really succeed at the college level.  

I was going to attach an article by renowned strength trainer Alan Stein (who has worked with Lebron and Durant) and his thoughts about the current state of youth basketball in the US.  It won't let me attach because I am new but if you google Alan Stein, too many games it will show up. Highly recommend the read as he touches on some of these issues along with danger of injuries and burnout.


I tend too agree with the philosophy that kids should use the off-season for strength, development and training, but I do think there has been a slight shift in the mindset of a lot high level athletes regarding the spring/summer AAU circuit as there REAL season as opposed to the regular HS year. For BC kids who's realistic post-secondary opportunities reside in either the CCAA/CIS and not south of the border, I believe the spring/summer should definatley be the time for training and strength and conditioning to gear up for the HS season, but the top tier BC talent looking at NCAA offers see the spring/summer as there only real opportunity to get a Div.1 scholarship, true or not I believe that is the mindset these youngsters come into the AAU season with.
Like you stated Alan Stein has been a great proponent for a training off season, he has had various articles and podcasts regarding the fact, an older article "Too Many Games" can be found here: http://www.strongerteam.com/2013/06/25/too-many-games/ you can find more articles etc. on his website: http://www.strongerteam.com very good reading for basketball heads.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:08 pm

Ideally, playing for a club should have a focus on skill development and the games should give you opportunity to put those skills to the test. Unfortunately there are a lot of players that are disillusioned about what they should be getting out of a summer program v. what they THINK they’re getting. “Exposure” to NCAA schools is nice but the fact of the matter is there’s a very small percentage of our players that actually appeal to coaches in attendance at these tournaments. Players should strive to improve through their chosen summer program and then take advantage of being able to play against the American competition. Having said that, they need to push themselves against said competition as that in itself should motivate a kid to be better. Some people have said they’re against club play, but personally I think that it’s a great opportunity for kids to experience travelling around and seeing what kids’ skill levels are in the States (compared to their own age). Some kids seem to think playing club automatically makes you better or gets you recognition, but that’s not the case. We’re not in the US where they rank summer teams that are backed by shoe/athletic apparel companies. The club you play for shouldn’t give you a particular status – it’s all about what you can do out there. All told, it’s an experience that families continue to pay for but the players need to be realistic what about they’re getting out of it.

I’m sure there are other posters who have been around for a long time and they can attest to the fact that basketball in BC has grown exponentially. For example, during our grad class (2002) there were only a couple options to play after the high school season – BBC or Coach Ebe’s team. I believe Allison McNeill tweeted along the lines that there are over 1000 kids playing in the TYCBA league. Add the number of youths playing in the BBC, AE, Vancity, RBL, Dream Hoops, SBMC, etc leagues and we have more kids playing at a young age. Hopefully over time, more and more players will see the value of dedicated skills training as well as strength & conditioning work so we can increase the # of top talent coming out of BC. Playing against stronger competition is great a lesson in itself, but you also need to improve what you can do on the court.

The game will continue to grow...
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:47 am

[quote="Coach Yash"]Ideally, playing for a club should have a focus on skill development and the games should give you opportunity to put those skills to the test.  Unfortunately there are a lot of players that are disillusioned about what they should be getting out of a summer program v. what they THINK they’re getting. “Exposure” to NCAA schools is nice but the fact of the matter is there’s a very small percentage of our players that actually appeal to coaches in attendance at these tournaments.  Players should strive to improve through their chosen summer program and then take advantage of being able to play against the American competition. Having said that, they need to push themselves against said competition as that in itself should motivate a kid to be better. Some people have said they’re against club play, but personally I think that it’s a great opportunity for kids to experience travelling around and seeing what kids’ skill levels are in the States (compared to their own age). Some kids seem to think playing club automatically makes you better or gets you recognition, but that’s not the case. We’re not in the US where they rank summer teams that are backed by shoe/athletic apparel companies. The club you play for shouldn’t give you a particular status – it’s all about what you can do out there.  All told, it’s an experience that families continue to pay for but the players need to be realistic what about they’re getting out of it.

I’m sure there are other posters who have been around for a long time and they can attest to the fact that basketball in BC has grown exponentially. For example, during our grad class (2002) there were only a couple options to play after the high school season – BBC or Coach Ebe’s team. I believe Allison McNeill tweeted along the lines that there are over 1000 kids playing in the TYCBA league. Add the number of youths playing in the BBC, AE, Vancity, RBL, Dream Hoops, SBMC, etc leagues and we have more kids playing at a young age. Hopefully over time, more and more players will see the value of dedicated skills training as well as strength & conditioning work so we can increase the # of top talent coming out of BC. Playing against stronger competition is great a lesson in itself, but you also need to improve what you can do on the court.

The game will continue to grow...

Lots of good stuff here and most of it true. However please don't make assumptions that clubs, coaches and parents don't know this. My oldest son went through the club system with no injuries and is playing CIS now. He had a personal trainer, strict diet (which he wanted) , iced his knees every day and had a well balanced social life in HS. #2 son played varsity volleyball and basketball this year but did not have many games this year and can't wait to get the spring season going. He also takes very good care of his body and has a well balanced life. Whether or not he plays post-secondary is not relevant to me. He's a good kid, stays out of trouble and is learning to take care of his body. The off court experiences my boys get is as important as the on-court and they are making life long friends and memories. We have made a life choice to spend our money on our children and our vacations are with the "basketball" family along with ours. Our kids are healthy and we are happy...so please don't judge that this is a bad thing if not managed properly.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:16 am

TC wrote:

Lots of good stuff here and most of it true. However please don't make assumptions that clubs, coaches and parents don't know this. My oldest son went through the club system with no injuries and is playing CIS now. He had a personal trainer, strict diet (which he wanted) , iced his knees every day and had a well balanced social life in HS. #2 son played varsity volleyball and basketball this year but did not have many games this year and can't wait to get the spring season going. He also takes very good care of his body and has a well balanced life. Whether or not he plays post-secondary is not relevant to me. He's a good kid, stays out of trouble and is learning to take care of his body. The off court experiences my boys get is as important as the on-court and they are making life long friends and memories. We have made a life choice to spend our money on our children and our vacations are with the "basketball" family along with ours. Our kids are healthy and we are happy...so please don't judge that this is a bad thing if not managed properly.
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I did not mean to pass judgement, rather I just hope the kids realize that their parents pay a good sum of money for 3-5 months of club play and they need to maximize what they get from their respective program. I agree with you wholeheartedly that the experience players get by travelling and meeting other players in their program is an invaluable thing and one of the biggest benefits of playing club. Last summer I enjoyed following your son's team not only b/c of the talent they have but b/c they were playing for, not against, each other and had a remarkable run in the process. The winning's great but when you're getting better, playing against strong competition and having fun in the process then it's a positive thing for our players.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:42 am

Coach Yash wrote:
TC wrote:

Lots of good stuff here and most of it true. However please don't make assumptions that clubs, coaches and parents don't know this. My oldest son went through the club system with no injuries and is playing CIS now. He had a personal trainer, strict diet (which he wanted) , iced his knees every day and had a well balanced social life in HS. #2 son played varsity volleyball and basketball this year but did not have many games this year and can't wait to get the spring season going. He also takes very good care of his body and has a well balanced life. Whether or not he plays post-secondary is not relevant to me. He's a good kid, stays out of trouble and is learning to take care of his body. The off court experiences my boys get is as important as the on-court and they are making life long friends and memories. We have made a life choice to spend our money on our children and our vacations are with the "basketball" family along with ours. Our kids are healthy and we are happy...so please don't judge that this is a bad thing if not managed properly.

I did not mean to pass judgement, rather I just hope the kids realize that their parents pay a good sum of money for 3-5 months of club play and they need to maximize what they get from their respective program. I agree with you wholeheartedly that the experience players get by travelling and meeting other players in their program is an invaluable thing and one of the biggest benefits of playing club. Last summer I enjoyed following your son's team not only b/c of the talent they have but b/c they were playing for, not against, each other and had a remarkable run in the process. The winning's great but when you're getting better, playing against strong competition and having fun in the process then it's a positive thing for our players.[/quote]

Thanks Yash, I was not directing it at you. You know my son and he is as dedicated as anyone. Up everyday at 6am to go to the school gym (this was inspired by you earlier this year Smile ), bus and train to workout after school, in the driveway every night. I would not be upset if he did less but I can't stop him. Anybody with a keyboard can make an opinion and this is what makes this forum great. But if you don't have a kid in these programs or know the families then some clarity is sometimes required. The DRIVE U16 team is a very tight knit group. They push each other 12 months of the year. The best part is not a single parent talks about scholarships, who is the best player. We are not delusional. Watching how hard they work to achieve what they have done is extremely satisfying but seeing how they have bonded and become friends is the best part.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:33 am

I dont think we should bail kids out. It does not matter if you have a schedule of 4 games or 100 games, if you want to become a better basketball player you will find time to get individual work done. We are mainly talking about 16 and 17 year old boys. Full of energy and more than capable of finding a place to get better.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:00 pm

DRIVE Bounce, AthElite, Team BC (U16) set to take part in the NorthWest Premier Spring Showcase next weekend in Bellevue.

Partial list of Team BC U16's roster from what I've heard:
Sam Bailey, Vancouver College
Cam Morris, St. Thomas More
Jason Tantengco, Killarney
Jordan Gladstone, Dover Bay
Brett Christensen, Walnut Grove
Michael Kelly, St. Thomas Aquinas
Fardaws Aimaq, Steveston-London
Grant Shephard, Kelowna *selected to team but playing with National Cadet Team
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PostSubject: U16 spring,summer teams   Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:50 pm

I was wondreing if someone could clarify the u16 top summer teams. I have heard about U16 Drive, and seen the U16 Jr Heat team from the Okanagan, and familiar with Team BC U16 group, but I havnet seen rosters or info about the other club programs in BC and what they are doing, such as AthElite, 3D, Vancouver Sports or anything from the Island? again i am talking about U16?
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:16 am

sunnyok wrote:
I was wondreing if someone could clarify the u16 top summer teams. I have heard about U16 Drive, and seen the U16 Jr Heat team from the Okanagan, and familiar with Team BC U16 group, but I havnet seen rosters or info about the other club programs in BC and what they are doing, such as AthElite, 3D, Vancouver Sports  or anything from the Island? again i am talking about U16?

DRIVE's Elite I group, as previously stated, is not only tight-knit (I believe they've pretty much been together since U14 if not earlier?) but they had great success on the circuit last year. Their roster consists of a number of players that had significant roles with their senior teams (Singh, Cowley, Mikhlin, Touchie, Browne, Rowell) and everyone else was a key member of their junior team who would have contributed to their senior teams as well. Based on the partial names posted for Team BC, it's evident they will be a tall group and they have some great shooters in Mike, Cam and Jason however with Grant playing Team Canada and Fardaws injured (no info on the severity of it), it'll give some of the other post players an opportunity to get good minutes. Vancity's U16 White team should be a competitive group considering around half the Kits Jr team + Pierce are playing. Seems like they have a group of guys that know each other so there should be some chemistry in place. Only speaking of the names that I've seen play last season so can't speak for some of the other teams.

I've updated my original thread with updated rosters based on what's posted on clubs' sites - AE has yet to release any roster info. VSC no longer has boys teams, they have youth team and a couple girls teams.

AE, Team BC and DRIVE all in Bellevue this weekend for the NW Premier Spring Showcase. Next week's Vancouver Club Classic should be a good opportunity to see most, if not all, of these teams in action.
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PostSubject: UBCO Jr Heat U-16    Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:41 am

Chris Yanchuk               6'4.   KSS
Cruz Anderson              5'10. KCS
Guriahl Dhaliwal            6'4.  Osoyoos
Owen Keys                    6'9.  KSS
Nathan Humes.              6'4.  MBSS
Mitch glutek.                 6'0.  MBSS
Jacob Stokker.              6'5.  Pen Hi
Nic Smith.                     6'3.  OKM
Justin Peleshytyk.          6'2.  KSS
Mason Bourcier.             6'2.  KSS
Spencer Braam.             6'2.  KSS
Prahb Chahal.                 5'7.  Princess Marg.
Sim Sandher.                 6'5.  RSS

May 8-10.               3D tourney. Bby
May. 22-24.             Spokane
June  12-14.            Cloud 9. Lynden
June  26-28.            Addidas Challange, Lynden
July 10-12.             NW Summer Showcase.  Seattle
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Fri May 08, 2015 10:27 am

Would love to hear which teams/players have impressed at various tournaments so far, & moving forward.

The 3D tourney (Richmond Oval) this weekend looks to have all the best club teams & players in BC, with the Drive Elite1 players as well. I guess the exception is Team BC - seems strange with the quality of teams & given the games are in Richmond.

Anyhow, would love to hear about stand-out teams, players, maybe surprise teams & players etc, as we all know JBB, Haley are good.

I see UBCO Jr Heat U17 (Kelowna) plays Drive Elite1 U17 (Friday 7:00), could this be an early look at KSS for next year. Are Simson & Sheppard playing...?

Too bad there is not a match of Drive Elite 1 U17 vs Drive Elite 1 U16...?
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:08 pm

Team BC U16 & U17 rosters have been updated
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Spring/Summer Circuit (U16-U18)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:26 am

If anyone has the schedule for this weekend's tournament in Lynden, please share it. Thanks in advance.
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