This is the inaugural year for the St. Clair Youth Basketball League. Thanks to Coach El Osta who spear headed the idea and brought all the parties together.
Below are the times and locations for the first set of games
NOVEMBER 15 SCYBL
DECEMBER 13 SCYBL
GYM LOCATIONS FOR SCYBL
Catholic Central - 441 Tecumseh Rd E.
Chatham - W.I.S.H. Community Centre, 177 King St. E
Riverside - Rose City Islamic Centre, 5420 Empress
St. Annes - 1200 Oakwood Dr RR#3, Belle River
CORE CITY HOOPS BACKGROUND
Core City Hoops is based in Windsor (Ontario, Canada) and has been around since 1988, when Pete Cusumano and his friend, Arvin White, decided to create a basketball club which would give kids from the core part of Windsor an affordable opportunity to play ball within a club, with Rep teams, as well as house leagues and camps.
We are a club which relies very heavily on fundraising and grants, as we charge our kids a nominal fee to be a part of our club. This makes it affordable for everyone, giving each player excellent coaching and mentoring from our valuable volunteer staff. By having everyone help out, we can continue with this goal.
Our travel teams try to keep costs down by only participating in one or two out-of-town tournaments, and by arranging for local tournaments or games. Often we will arrange round robin tournaments within a day's drive (i.e. Sarnia, Chatham, Stratford, London, or Michigan) to allow our kids the opportunity to play first-class basketball but without spending maximum dollars.
Our house leagues are for kids in Grades 1 through to 8, and we hold these at different times of the year. Again, the cost to join this is very nominal, and we teach the basic elemental skills as well as the concept of teamwork and cooperation.
Congratulations to the Core City Hoops 8th grade team for winning another FAAST Tournament winning over the undeafeted Toledo Blades team.
The Core City Hoops U14 team won the Oakland Elite Basketball AAU tournament on the weekend. It was a thrilling finish. Down by 1, Patrick Doungchantha drove to the rim, kicked out to Maurice Calloo, who hit a 3 pointer with 5 seconds remaining to pull off the win 46-44 and the championship.
Congratulations to the Grade 8 team for capturing the FAAST tournament championship with an inspiring come from behind victory in the championship game.