Tigers Tournament Champions

Posted by Jon Morinishi on May 24 2009 at 05:00PM PDT

Dear Force Parents,

We should be very proud of our boys as they won the Championship Game today in the Tigers Tournament. It started with a very stong game on Saturday against the San Jose Ninja's. Our team had five different players shoot 80% from the free throw line and a     43-22 win in the first round. The second round we faced the Mustangs and started out very strong with a 13-0 run, the game ended in a 49-30 win and into the Championship Game against a true travel team from San Diego. The San Diego Speedsters had been scouting our team the whole weekend and they thought they knew all our plays. Our team did not show them everything so we caught them off guard, we played them to a 16-17 halftime score. As we said before the game if we could hold their final score to be in the 30's we should have a good chance to win as we normally score in the 40's. We have been working very hard on defense during practice each week and it showed today in a 44-37 Championship win. Congratulations to the Force players on a very hard fought victory.

As you might know we have had a special guest watch our games on Saturday and today. His name is Pete Rivas and he is a part of the Nike Summer Basketball Program. He was told by many coaches that our team had a very high basketball IQ and they have been looking for a team to use as an example for SEYO, CBO, CYC and JAO.  Pete's organization will be performing a free assessment on our players. We will keep everyone posted on this exciting news.

A few dates coming up soon to remember, the first is this Saturday May 30th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the SCCCC in Irvine. We will be holding a coaches clinic for the WPC Coaches as we did last year, it is always good to give back and to teach others when possible.

Another date is Friday July 24th as we will have our mini tournament at the Buena Park Junior High Gym with the Honolulu Blue Devils and the San Fernando Dragons. We will probably be there from 1:00-5:00 p.m., more details to follow as we get closer.

Tigers Tournament Fees: The practice and Tournament fees came out to $78.33 per player, please make checks payable to me and I will write the check to VFW Youth Group.

$385 for Tournament Fees

$320 for Practices on 4/26 ($60), 5/3 ($60), 5/8 ($60), 5/14 ($80) and 5/17 ($60)

Our next big tournament will be the Las Vegas Dodger Tournament, we have been notified last week that we are officially accepted so please be sure to get your Hotel reservation.  

There will be an update on this web later this week so please check,

Thanks again to all the parents,



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