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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wolfpack Brings Professional Basketball Training to Bermuda

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Coaches Charles Peters and Chris Crumpler, announced that Wolfpack Hoops has come to an exclusive agreement with Pro Shot Shooting System to introduce professional level shooting techniques to Bermuda.

Pro Shot has instructed over 20,000 players in the US and Canada on the Pro Shot System in 2014. Matt Williamson Associate Director of Pro Shot and Elite Training Coach will be coming to Bermuda on December 6th for a one-day shooting clinic with Bermuda’s Basketball Community.

“The Pro Shot Shooting System is an advanced shooting program based on biomechanics and mental focus. The System is currently being employed by thousands of professional, collegiate and high school players and hundreds of AAU, high school and collegiate team,” said Coach Peters

“Matt Williamson has instructed thousands of players at all levels in the art of shooting using the Pro Shot System. Williamson is a certified professional trainer and strength and conditioning coach, and has a great knack for breaking down the game and it’s skills into the simplest components.”

Williamson has collegiate playing experience on the Division II level and coaching experience on the high school, AAU, and Division I level. He has learned from and worked with many great coaches throughout his time as both a player and a coach.

The Wolfpack Elite Programme has adopted the Pro Shot System as its method of shot training. Look for the Pro Shot Series at the Wolfpack Elite Academy this Fall. Elite Programme members will get exclusive access to Williamson.

For more information about the event contact Coach Peters at charles@wolfpackhoops.com

For more information about Pro Shot, visit their website:
www.focusedshooter.com

 
 
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Hurricanes on Recruitment Drive for 2014/15 Season

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Team Hurricane Basketball Academy, registered charity #959, is pleased to announce that it is set to begin its 2014-2015 season. Team Hurricane encourages all interested student-athletes and their parents to come out to basketball training this Saturday, September 6, at Warwick Academy from 3pm to 5pm.

Team Hurricane Founder and Head Coach, Doug Reed, is excited about what the upcoming year has to offer. “Coach Kent Tacklyn and I are excited to continue the Team Hurricane mission of providing a platform in which student-athletes can train, develop and reach their academic and athletic potential.

“Team Hurricane Basketball Academy experienced great growth and success in its inaugural 2013-2014 season and we want to continue that trend this season. We went from four student-athletes at the outset to over twenty student-athletes participating in the program during the course of the year. Team Hurricane was able to participate in the Thanksgiving Classic 2013, Summer Jam Showcase (2014), Syracuse University Basketball Camp (2014), the Bermuda College Summer League and of course…our year-long weekly training. We were also able to provide private basketball training sessions as well as guidance and support in the prep school/college application process and college recruiting.”

Team Hurricane wants to share with prospective student-athletes and their parents that the program’s team-oriented style of elite training will be beneficial for those who participate. Coach Reed cites, “On the court, our student-athletes benefit through disciplined and unselfish team play. Off the court, our players benefit by being recognized as tough-minded, competitive gentleman and ladies of character and class.“

Of equal importance Coach Reed says, “We continue to model this program as a grassroots effort which seeks to build young people of integrity. We remain committed to doing this at NO CHARGE to our players and their families.”

Current and future players of the Team Hurricane program should look forward to another great season of continued year round training as well as a return to Syracuse University Basketball Camp, not to mention college exposure events for its senior players and the launch of a tutoring program. Boys and girls age 13 – 21 are encouraged to come out to Team Hurricane Basketball Academy’s first training session of the season, this Saturday, September 6 at Warwick Academy, 3pm – 5pm. New player recruitment will continue throughout September as prospective student-athletes will be able to come out and take part in the Team Hurricane Experience each Saturday. For further information about the upcoming season, please contact Coach Doug Reed at hurricanehoops@outlook.com.
Friday, August 08, 2014
BBYF Complete Keystone State Camp

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The Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) completed a four day Skills Camp at the Keystone State Basketball Camp in Pennsylvania recently.

Keystone has been ranked the #1 Basketball Camp in the Eastern United States and had the top players in grades 7-12 from over 300 schools from 16 States and 5 Foreign Countries including Bermuda. Keystone boasts many notable alumni including NBA players - Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Jamal Crawford, Kobe Bryant, and John Wall to name a few.

Camp All-Stars

Caelin Peters - Youth Division
Malachi Dates - Junior Division
Rye Ahronson - Junior Division
Kumari Tannock - Junior Division
Andy Perez - Junior Division
Raushon Tankard - Scholastic Division
Joshua Liyanage - Scholastic Division

Youth Division – 5 on 5 Tournament

Kenai Stowe – Champions
Ryan Grant and Tao Lambert – Runner Ups

Junior Division – 5 on 5 Tournament

Sean Tucker and Mykal Glasgow – Champions
Kumari Tannock and Mical Hardtman – Runner Ups
Emily Hellam – Champions (Ladies)

Scholastic Division – 5 on 5 Tournament

Zavante Garnett, Shannon Thomas, and Matthew Amaral - Champions
Josh Liyanage, Darae Smith, and Joshua Pimental – Runner Ups
Demiqua Daniels – Champions (Ladies)

Free Throws Competition Winner

Josh Liyanage

Three Point Competition

Mykal Glasgow – Winner Junior Division
Kumari Tannock – 3rd place Junior Division
Jashua Liyanage – 3rd place Scholastic Division

3-on-3 Tournament

Tristan Rocha, Kumari Tannock – Junior Division Champions
Christian Liyanage – Youth Division Champions
Andy Perez – 2nd Place Junior Division
Joshua Liyanage – 2nd Place Scholastic Division
Shannon Thomas – Scholastic Champions

2-on-2 Tournament

Andy Perez - 2nd Place Scholastic Division

Most Improved

Zane Curtis-Thomas – Winner Most Improved in Youth Division
Ryan Grant – Youth Division Nominee
Kobie Reid – Youth Division Nominee
Miguel Perry – Junior Division Nominee

Best Point Guard

Caelin Peters – Youth Division Nominee
Raushon Tankard – Scholastic Division Nominee

Defense Award

Colby Mapp – Junior Division Nominee
Joshua Liyanage – Scholastic Division Nominee

Hustler Award

Kumari Tannock – Junior Division Nominee

Most Valuable Player

Josh Liyange – Scholastic Division Nominee

Most Outstanding Player

Rye Ahronson – Junior Division Nominee

Teamwork Award

Kobie Reid – Winner

Team Marathon

Kumari Tannock and Mical Hardtman – Winner Junior Division
Kobie Reid – Winner Youth Division
Zavante Garnett, Matthew Amaral, and Shannon Thomas – Winner Scholastic Division
Saturday, July 19, 2014
BBA Youngsters to play in Florida

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Several of Bermuda’s young Basketball players are in Florida where they will test their skills against High School teams from other states.

Leagues are divided into Strong, Medium, Light and JV.

The Bermuda select teams will play 7-10 games. All games are 4 quarters stopping the clock. There will also be a Free Throw, 3 point, and 3-on-3 tournament.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Promising Players Return from Syracuse Camp

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The Team Hurricane Basketball Program proudly announces that five (5) of its players have returned home to Bermuda after participating in famed Coach Jim Boeheim's Basketball Camp. Bermuda student-athletes, Zachary Johnson, Mykal Glasgow, Kumari Tannock, Jorel Smith and Jacy Lowery, attended the camp held at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, a highly ranked academic institution, from June 28th to July 2nd.

Team Hurricane Founder and Head Coach, Doug Reed, is a graduate of Syracuse University, so the decision to have Hurricane players attend the Syracuse camp was any easy one. "I loved reliving my college experience through the boys, watching them walk along the same paths I did across campus and seeing them adjust to life in the dorm. It was just enjoyable overall watching them get a small taste of college life. The boys had the opportunity to play competitive basketball in one of college basketball’s top venues – the Carrier Dome…although not in front of 30,000 fans."

“Too see the Dome was one thing but to play in the Dome was another,” says Kumari Tannock. “The quality of the facilities, the bright lights that shone above you, Syracuse Orange everywhere. The intense competition against some of the best players in our age bracket, this is an experience that I will never forget.”

The camp is led by Hall of Fame coach, Jim Boeheim. Coach Boeheim is currently second on the wins list of Men's NCAA Division I coaches (948). Coach Boeheim spoke to the campers on the second day and gave them words of encouragement and shared with them the need for a strong work ethic.

Jacy Lowery noted, “The speech was very motivating. He said that no matter how hard you are training, there is somebody else out there who is training harder.”

Zachary Johnson added, “This means you have to really work hard.”

The Syracuse University trip was Team Hurricane's first overseas basketball experience. Coach Reed believes that this camp allowed Hurricane players to test their talents, learn and grow while competing against top notch players in their age group. “This week’s camp experience showed me how the sport of basketball has grown in Bermuda. All of our boys played very well and showed that they possess the skill and ability to compete at this level and with players from the United States and beyond. Out of the 600 campers, our very own Kumari Tannock was selected as an Allstar in the NCAA Division. Our program’s next step is to have our players add an amount of aggressiveness to match their skill level. Our players are by no means passive, nor do they back down. In fact our boys, as a reflective of the Team Hurricane Basketball Program, are extremely competitive and play spirited basketball. However, there are times when they do defer to others on the offensive side of the ball. But basketball is an intense and aggressive game and, therefore, I want my players to always be on the attack and have confidence in their ability to score the ball.”
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