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Spring Select Clinics

Overall feedback from our own GFSB coaches and our competition is that our Select teams need work in two key areas:

  • Ball Handling (versus pressure, open court, in traffic
  • Shooting (fundamentals, catch and shoot, release, and free throws)

We have hired One on One Basketball, a leader in the field of basketball training and coaching, to run these clinics.  Their top staff will be running these sessions.

  • Clinics will run from April 6 through June 15 
  • You can sign up for one session (5 classes) or both sessions (10 classes)
  • Sessions will be limited to 10 players
  • Open to GFSB players until 3/28, then open to all interested GF Hoops players
  • Sign up will close 4/2/15 - to allow for adjustments/additions
  • These sessions are for our Select players and will be open to those that think they may want to compete at a Select level in the future

First session (5 classes) will be Ball Handling/Ball skills (April – May)
Second session (5 classes) will be Shooting (May – June)

Sign up for one session or both**

  • One session - $125 (ball handling or shooting
  • Both sessions - $250

To Register - Go to  https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/gnslite/camp/000437/Welcome.html


** If we do not fill up all classes, we may make single class spots available for $30 per class

Any Questions about the Clinics should be directed to John Brennan -- John@gfhoops.com

 

 

Matthew Poyner

Good Evening GF Hoops Family,

As many of you may have already heard, we have lost one of our own this week:  Matt Poyner. Matt passed away unexpectedly in his sleep early Tuesday morning.  Matt was a youth coach for us this season; he was helping to coach a 5th grade boys team. Additionally, he had also been a player with GF Hoops – both in the House and Select leagues - for many years. 

Matt was a sophomore at Langley High School who was passionate about many things – including baseball and basketball.  He was a young man of great intelligence tempered with a great empathy for everyone he met.  Matt has been described to me as a young man with a “magnetic” personality; people were drawn to his optimism and love for life.  Everyone who knew Matt loved Matt.  He was dedicated to his studies, his family, baseball, and to the 5th grade team that he was coaching this season with one of his closest friends, Alex Ladd.  He was also a believer in giving back to his community which is why he wanted to coach.

The Poyner Family is an integral part of the GF Hoops community as well as an integral part of the Great Falls community.  Vern and Dawna, along with their sons Ryan, John, and Matt have been involved in GF Hoops for many, many years.   They have supported us in the past with their volunteerism and now it is our turn to support them.  While this loss is being felt profoundly throughout our community, it is being felt even more deeply by his family and large circle of close friends.  So, on behalf of the GF Hoops Board, we ask that everyone keep the Poyner Family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Although Matt may no longer be with us, his legacy will live on in our community.  I am very pleased to announce that the GF Hoops Board, with Vern and Dawna’s permission, has decided to name our Youth Leadership Scholarship in his honor.  The Matthew Poyner Youth Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to 4 college-bound seniors at the upcoming 8th Grade Girls All Stars game on March 7.

Feel free to join us at that game to honor Matt, as well as 4 very-deserving high school seniors who, like Matt, feel a sense of service to community and who also understand that leadership comes from within.
 
Michelle Claude, Commissioner
GF Hoops

Great Falls Select All League Honors

As many of you know, Great Falls Select Basketball competes in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL).  With Fairfax County being one of the most populous counties in the country (2011 census has it at #36 in all of USA), this league brings an incredible level of competition for our more skilled basketball players in Great Falls.  It is well run and provides our boys and girls the chance to play against some very strong talent.
GFSB has 11 teams competing this year with over 110 kids.  At this time of year, the league follows a process to nominate and vote for ALL LEAGUE players, Most Valuable Players (MVPs), and MVCs (Most Valuable Coach). 
Last evening, the league announced the results for the 2014-15 season and we are proud to announce that GFSB was very well represented!

  • We had 12 players voted all league – over 10% of the entire GFSB population! A nice accomplishment.
  • We had 2 players voted MVP for their grade/division – Isabella Perkins and Duncan Brown!!  This is a spectacular accomplishment and congratulations to both players!!
  • We had 1 coach voted MVC for their grade/division – Ben Urbanski!!!  As voted by his coaching peers; Ben grew up in Great Falls Basketball and this is an honor for sure.  Well done Ben!

The below players will be recognized with awards during the March 8th League Finals.  We will send out information to all Great Falls House and Select families on the locations and times of these events, if you are able to get out and support our players. 

ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS

  • 5th Grade Girls, Division 1 – Alayna Arnolie, Olivia Walke, Gracie Arnolie
  • 5th Grade Boys, Division 1 – Garrett Brennan
  • 6th Grade Girls, Division 1 – MVP Isabella Perkins, Oma Mere
  • 6th Grade Boys, Division 3 – Nicholas Faili
  • 7th Grade Boys Division 1 – Same Maruca, Kunal Sharma
  • 7th Grade Boys, Division 3 – Brian Feinstein
  • 8th Grade Boys, Division 3 – MVP Duncan Brown, Jack Hostetter, MVC Ben Urbanski


We would also like to take this time to thank ALL of the GFSB players, coaches, and volunteers for their commitment of time and effort.  Every team has represented Great Falls with competitiveness and sportsmanship.  From a brief look at the standings, 7 of our 11 teams still have a shot to continue into the post-season and perhaps lift that championship trophy on March 8th.  We will send out further details on locations and times of the post season tournaments via email or the Great Falls Hoops website.


Please join us in congratulating our ALL LEAGUE players!


Regards,
Laura Bean, Dick Warrick, John Brennan
GFSB Directors

 
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