The Weekly GRIND!
Va Grind Elite Team Updates (Week of March 14)
Virginia Grind Elite - Let's Go GRIND!
INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO - Have Your Player Watch Right Away!
Message from Coach Reed
Hope everyone had a great weekend and is adjusting well to the time change! Looking forward to two good practices this week as the team prepares for a big tournament in Baltimore this coming weekend. As you all know, the GRIND received a donation for team shoes from an anonymous donor. I sent sincere thanks from our entire team. What a great thing for our boys and our program! Hopefully shoes will be in this week so that we can distribute to players in time for our coming tournament!
Please take some time to review this week's edition of the GRIND Weekly newsletter for important team updates. Start by sharing the above video with your players. A must see!
Let's go GRIND!
Team Updates - Week of March 14th
PRACTICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
- Tuesday, March 15th - 7:00 - 8:30 (Location: Ball-Istic Sports & Training Center)
- Friday, March 18th - 7:00 - 8:30 (Location: Ball-Istic Sports & Training Center) - NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE!! We have moved practice up 30 minutes due to our Saturday games.
TOURNAMENT PAYMENT REMINDER!
If you have not yet paid the $35 tournament fee for this coming weekend's tournament, please do so no later than Wednesday, March 16th. Paypal links were sent, but you can also pay via cash or check at practice on Tuesday.
Big Shots Tournament Details
See below for everything you need to know for this weekend's tournament.
IMPORTANT - Wearing GRIND Hoodies and Shoes
As a reminder, players should wear team hoodies and shoes on game days. We want them to look "fresh" for the duration of the year.
REMINDER: Player Info - Request for Information!
If you have not yet sent the following information, please do so via email asap.
- Player Name
- Home Address
- Parent emails
- Parent phone #'s
GRIND Players Compete in the PYBL Rising Stars Select Game!
Our Next Tournament: Big Shots Baltimore - March 19-20
Tournament Details Below
Tournament Overview - The annual Big Shots tournament is highly competitive tournament that will be a good challenge for our boys. We have two weeks to prepare and build upon the progress we've made this far. Teams from multiple states are likely to participate.
Location and Tournament Schedule
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE WON'T BE FINALIZED UNTIL THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH AFTER 6PM. I WILL SEND ALONG AS SOON AS I RECEIVE IT.
2016 Complete (Tentative) VA Grind Elite Tournament Schedule
March 5-6 - 7th Annual Colonial Cup
Host: Virginia Venom - Williamsburg, VA $30
March 19-20 - Big Shots Baltimore
Host: LTA Big Shots - Baltimore, MD $35
April 1-3 - AAU Boo Williams Grand Prix
Host: Boo Williams SL - Hampton, VA - $25.00
April 15-17 Spring Jamfest
Host: Hoop Group - Spooky Nook, PA $TBD
April 30 – May 1 - YBOA of the DMV Area Boys State Championship Tournament
Host: SB Spotlight Basketball - Woodbridge, VA - (FREEDOM HS!) $TBD
May 7 - USBA Xplosion Spring Showdown
Host: USBA - Virginia Beach, VA $25
May 14-15 - Battle for the Belt
Host: Zero Gravity - Washington, DC $35
May 28-30 - AAU Boo Williams Memorial Day Classic
Host: Boo Williams SL - Hampton, VA $30
June 3-5 - AAU Hoops in the Hills Super Regional
Host: AAU - Charleston, WV $35
June 11 - Battle in the George
Host: Fredericksburg Fury - King George, VA $25\