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Winter Club Tryouts 2018-2019: 6th-8th Grade

I am excited to announce our winter basketball programs for boys entering grades 6-8. 

This winter I will be coaching a club team for 10 boys in Grades 6-7. This team will practice approximately 16 times together and play an independent schedule of 12-15 games throughout the winter. 
We will also be offering an additional 18 spots for boys grades 6-8 to participate in the winter practices. All practices will take place at Rowan University, so there is plenty of space for all and I personally like to run groups with greater numbers for competitive purposes. 
I envision the club team to be a good option for boys who do not fit with their current rec leagues or middle school situations. I will naturally teach what I always teach--Man-to-man defense and offense and all-out positivity with your teammates! Our practices focus on the basic individual and team skills, with particular emphasis upon ball movement and player movement offensively. This club team serves as a full season for these boys, so I do not recommend trying to participate in both this season and a local team. 
For boys who have great season situations with their local teams, the practices are designed as a supplement to their season. I typically teach in a different way than their local coaches and have plenty of time and players to focus on skill work and competitive situations. As always, greater diversity in experience builds better players in the end. I also am opening these spots to boys in grades 6-8, because I believe it is a positive things for greater ages to play and compete against each other. We often do not see enough of this today. 
As always, logistical and scheduling questions can be sent to Erin at
Tryouts (which are always run as a practice!) for the winter team will be held at Rowan University on November 4th from 3-4:30pm. Cost is $10 online or $15 (cash or check) at the door.
The cost for the season is as follows:
Club Players - $335 
Practice Players - $200
** The only additional cost will be a numbered reversible CB jersey.  If you already have a plain CB jersey from playing in our leagues, only a number will need to be added.

Enjoying the game with you,
Joe Crispin