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Friday, February 28, 2014

NAPA VALLEY ELITE U16 TRYOUTS - 3/1

Spring AAU 16 and Under "Napa Valley Elite" Basketball Try Out:
Napa Valley Basketball Alliance (NVBA), a local Non-Profit AAU Club is holding player Try Outs this Saturday March 1st 1-3 pm at Grace Church 3765 Solano Ave, Napa CA 94558 (Gym is in back of property). This is the first of two required Try Out sessions, the second will be announced on the NVBA website and provided to registering players. Current AAU Youth Athlete Membership is required for participation = $16 available on-line only for Extended Insurance Coverage at:
http://www.aauboysbasketball.org/Membership/SignUp.aspx

REQUIREMENTS: Bring AAU membership proof and completed NVBA Player Registration Form as signed by adult parent or legal guardian: Forms Downloadable from : http://www.nvbasketballalliance.org/ Elgibility for players in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade is determined by player AAU's National Date of Birth rules: 10TH GRADE DIVISION An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2014. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2014. (If an athletes’ age is outside the 24 month window for their grade, the athlete must play up to the grade division that is normal and customary for their age.)

PLAYERS: Interested players should bring their own ball, water and be ready for an intensive evaluation of basketball skill, speed, agility, teamwork, attitude, sportsmanship and game performance. These Try Outs are for a Travel Team to compete in highly competitive AAU Tournaments and the focus will be player development for readiness of players at High School Varsity level. Players need to be committed and serious about improving and working together. A meeting with parents will be held after the end of the Try Out for Q & A. Try Outs are open to Napa County players, referrals and players attending Napa Valley High Schools.

COACHING:Head Coach is Carson Carattini, who is a veteran AAU Varsity level Coach, former High School Coach and current Canada College Asst Men's Coach and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canada College Basketball Program. Coach Carson brings a wealth of successful Coaching experience in addition to the unique advantage of being a certified youth physical trainer, to optimize player development. Coach Carson led the NVBA 15U Spring AAU Team to a 70% overall win ratio in 2013. This Team will also feature an experienced Asst Coach and Team Manager.

COST & SCHEDULE: For players selected for the Travel Team, the Team Fees are $450 per player for twenty-two 2 hour practice sessions, a minimum of 3 AAU Tournaments and will require a uniform deposit of $55 for NVBA provided hi-quality game uniforms. Team Practices will start March 11 at Napa High's Big Gym and end on May 22. One SF Bay area College Exposure Tournament is planned and parents are responsible for player transportation to all practices and Tournaments.

Napa Valley Basketball Alliance (NVBA) is a locally managed and community supported non-profit youth basketball development organization that forms and facilitates competitive team formation, player development programs, clinics and opportunities to improve the quality of basketball. For more information see their website :http://www.nvbasketballalliance.org/ and Facebook page: https://facebook.com/NVBA1 . For specific questions please contact Teams & Programs Manager Cliff Sherlock at : interrace@gmail.com with emails under subject "16U AA Spring 2014 Team".

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