Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 through September 6, 2015





This post will be updated as we get more information.  

VBA Practice & Training Schedule for the week of August 31, 2015 through September, 7, 2015. *

As with the new AAU season starting on 9/1/15 - each team will be moving up!  Our current 9U team will be recognized as 10U, 10U as 11U etc.

We will be obtaining new AAU cards for the new season.  For the new players who registered this summer and paid the  start up fee (mostly from our 8Us and 12U Manansala teams), there will be no renewal fee, as we did not purchase aau cards for them for the 2014-2015 season. 

For everyone else, we will have to get new AAU cards for the 2015-2016 season. The renewal fee is $50 (this is in addition to any monthly dues).  It is a one time fee for the new season. There is a renewal link on our website www.visionbasketball.org. We will purchase your AAU card once we receive payment. 

This AAU card is required for a player to be covered under our Vision insurance and to be able to join AAU sanctioned tournaments.   

We should also make sure that TMs collect Birth Certificates and AAU cards from all players.  A team that participated in the TOC (a different organization) got challenged and when unable to provide documents, they had to forfeit.  We have to make sure that never happens to any of our Vision teams. 

Monday  
BGCES (Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante)
12U (Gipson) - 6:15pm -7:30pm
14U (Moreno) - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday 
Helms Middle School (San Pablo, CA)
10U Torres/11U Rogers - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday
Helms Middle School (San Pablo, CA)
10U Torres/11U Rogers - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
9U (formerly 8U) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
High School - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

We are still working on renewing our approval for McGrath.  If we get approved for the new year we will resume skills training there. 

Thursday 
No gym available this Thursday. NorCal Courts will be available next Thursday. 

Sunday
No Skills Training this Sunday 9/6/15 @ MCG as the gym is unavailable. 

Tournaments available on September 5, 2015

Bay Area Sports
If your Vision team would like a spot this Saturday, please send an email to info@bayareasports.org by Tuesday night.  If there is a spot available in your respective division, your team will be added to the schedule. Location to be determined. Schedules would be released by 3pm Thursday. 

Jamtown
Another option is to play at Jamtown if your team has funds.  It's $90 per team 

September 5-7, 2015 
Good luck to the three teams (9U, 11U and 12U Elite) that will be competing in Palm Springs this upcoming weekend! 

September 12, 2015 (Saturday)
VBA Family Fun Day
Details to follow

2015 TOC

Vision 8U - 2nd Place in the 8U/9U Division

Vision (Torres) 9U - 1st Place in the 9U Division

Vision SF - 1st Place in the 12U Gold Division

1st Place and 2nd Place in the 12U Elite Division - Vision San Leandro & Vision Elite


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Discounted Car Rental Rates for VBA Members



If you are picking up a car locally, you can coordinate with Laura directly for even better rates.  Please email her at laura.lirio@avisbudget.com

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 24, 2015 through August 30, 2015



This post will be updated as we get more information.  

VBA Practice & Training Schedule for the week of August 24, 2015 through August 30, 2015. *

Monday  
BGCES (Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante)
11U (Gipson) - 6:15pm -7:30pm
12U Elite/13U (Moreno) - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday 
NCC (NorCal Courts in Martinez)
12U Elite/12U Manansala - 6:30pm - 8:00pm. 

Wednesday
Skills Training Wednesday @ MCG (McGrath - Napa) at 6:30 to 8:00pm with Damany Hendrix & Benny Gipson.  Please contact the trainers to schedule a time slot. 

No Outside Ball Handling/Conditioning @ Pinole Valley High School this Wednesday. 

Thursday 
NCC 
9U (Torres) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
10U (Rogers) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
12U (Manansala) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
JV Boys/Girls - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sunday
No Skills Training this Sunday 8/30/15 @ MCG as the gym is unavailable. 

Tournament available on August 29-30, 2015

The TOC (Tournament of Champions)
If your Vision team would like a spot in the TOC on 8/29/15-8/30/15, please send an email to info@bayareasports.org by Tuesday night (8/25/15).  If there is a spot available in your respective division, your team will be added to the schedule. 

SAVE THE DATES

September 5-7, 2015 
ARC/SGV Tournament in Palm Springs, CA for the teams who have signed up for this travel tournament. 

September 12, 2015 (Saturday)
VBA Family Fun Day
Details to follow

Monday, August 17, 2015

8/18/15 - Mandatory Coaches' Clinic

VBA COACHES' CLINIC

When:
Tuesday, 8/18/15 (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

Location:
Norcal Courts
360 Ferry Street
Martinez, CA

TRAINERS:
Benny Gipson

We are looking to implement some standard plays and play calls that all of our teams (8U to Varsity) can use.  This is in addition to any plays that your respective teams already have.  Many of our teams share players on some weekends.  Example: A 12U player playing on our 13U team or a 9U player helping out our 10U team.  If all of our teams call our full court man-to-man press "Louisville" or our 2-3 defense "Syracuse" or our 2-3 trap "Orangemen", it will be easier for our players to assist other teams.

PLAYS:

Click on the links below to view some of the plays that we will be going over.









VBA Fantasy Football League 2015


Our VBA Fantasy Football draft this Sunday, 8/23/15, at 12pm noon sharp.  If you or any other VBA member is interested please contact us!!!  We have a few spots left open. 

Cost: $50 per team

Location: 
Wedgewood Metropolitan
10051 Doolittle Drive
Oakland, CA 94603

We plan to start at 12pm noon exactly. 

I'll bring the draft board.  $50 per team.  Make sure you bring your money.  

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Week of 8/18/15 to 8/25/15



This post will be updated as we get more information.  

VBA Practice & Training Schedule for the week of August 18, 2015 through August 25, 2015. *

Monday  
BGCES (Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante)
11U (Gipson) - 6:15pm -7:30pm
12U Elite/13U (Moreno) - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday 
NCC (NorCal Courts in Martinez)
Mandatory Coaches' Clinic with Damany Hendrix and Benny Gipson. Parents who are interested in learning and seeing some of the new plays that we will implement are welcome to come too. 
Demonstration team will be 12U Elite/12U Manansala - 6:30pm - 8:00pm. 
We are looking to standardize our play calling from our 8U teams to our Varsity teams. We want to implement certain offensive/defensive sets that all Vision teams will know and run. 

Wednesday
Skills Training Wednesday @ MCG (McGrath - Napa) at 6:30 to 8:00pm with Damany Hendrix & Benny Gipson.  Please contact the trainers to schedule a time slot. 

No Outside Ball Handling/Conditioning @ Pinole Valley High School this Wednesday. 

Thursday 
NCC 
9U (Torres) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
10U (Rogers) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
12U (Manansala) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
JV Boys/Girls - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sunday
Skills Training this Sunday 8/16/15 @ MCG. Sessions are available between 10am and 12pm.  

Tournaments available on August 22-23, 2015

East Bay Nets
If your team has a budget for an outside tournament, we suggest that you join the East Bay Nets tournament. If your team is interested in joining at the multiple team rate please email us at admin@visionbasketball.org.  Games will be at Merritt College in Oakland. 

BAS Tournament
www.bayareasports.org
If your Vision team would like a spot in the BAS Tournament on 8/22/15, please send an email to info@bayareasports.org by Tuesday night (8/18/15).  If there is a spot available in your respective division, your team will be added to the schedule. 

SAVE THE DATES

August 29 & 30, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
TOC (Tournament of Champions)
This is an official WCE25 ranking event
It will be one of the most competitive tournaments of 2015. 

September 5-7, 2015 
ARC/SGV Tournament in Palm Springs, CA for the teams who have signed up for this travel tournament. 

September 12, 2015 (Saturday)
VBA Family Fun Day
Details to follow
 
* Starting in September 2015 - We will have access to Helms Middle School (San Pablo) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We are also working on getting back Rodriguez High School (Fairfield). 

8/16/15 - Vision (Rogers) 10U - Champions at the NorCal Preps Tournament

Good job 10U!

8/16/15 - 12U Boys Champions - Vision Elite

After a little hiatus the boys hit the ground running beating Santa Rosa Hawks, Generals and Alameda Vipers.  The boys looked good, sharing the ball and putting in work!  They beat every team by double digits.  We will look to play stronger competition moving forward.  12Us are back in the gym tomorrow.  Bring your jump ropes, knee pads and work ethic.  See you there!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

8/15/15 - 12U Division @ Jamtown - Vision (Gipson) 11U

Vision (Gipson) 11U defeated Jamtown 12U & Tracy Spartans 12U today!  Way to ball out!!!  Let's keep getting better and be ready for the TOC and Palm Springs!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

8/15/15 & 8/16/15 - Game Schedules



Game Schedules for 8/15/15 & 8/16/15

12U Elite @ Alameda Point Gym - Saturday & Sunday - 2 days - Mambas/Vipers Tournament

12U (Manansala) -  @ Jamtown - Saturday Only

12U/13U San Leandro (Thompson) - @ Jamtown - Saturday Only

11U (Gipson) @ Jamtown - Saturday Only - Playing up in a 12U division as requested. 

11U Concord (Karmann) - @ Jamtown - Saturday Only

10U (Rogers) @ NorCal Courts in Martinez - Sunday Only - NorCal Preps Tournament

9U (Torres) @ Alameda Point Gym - Sunday Only - Mambas/Vipers Tournament


8U (Subia) - TBD
12U SF (Friera) - TBD
13U (Moreno) - TBD
JV Boys (Davis/Kim) - TBD
JV Girls (Madayag) - TBD
Vision Pittsburg (Asiasi) - TBD


FYI- BAS (Bay Area Sports) is at Jamtown this Saturday
If your team would like a spot in this weekend's tournament please make sure you have enough players and let us know by Tuesday so we can put you on the schedule. 

LOCATIONS: 
Alameda Point Gym
1101 W Red Line Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

NorCal Courts
360 Ferry Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Jamtown
31 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Week of 8/10/15 to 8/17/15




This post will be updated as we get more information.  

Last updated on 8/11/15 (Wednesday) at 1pm.

VBA Practice & Training Schedule for the week of August 10, 2015 through August 17,2015. *

Monday 

LHE (Lupine Hills Elementary - Hercules)
8U (Subia) - 6:45pm to 8:15pm

BGCES (Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante)
11U (Gipson) - 6:15pm -7:30pm
12U/13U (Moreno) - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday 
NCC (NorCal Courts in Martinez)
12U Elite - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
12U Manansala - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday
LHE (Lupine Hills Elementary - Hercules)
8U (Subia) - 6:45pm to 8:15pm

No Skills Training Wednesday @ MCG (McGrath - Napa) as the gym is unavailable. 
No Outside Ball Handling/Conditioning @ Pinole Valley High School this Wednesday. 

Thursday 
NCC 
9U (Torres) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
10U (Rogers) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
12U (Manansala) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
JV Boys - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sunday
No Skills Training this Sunday 8/16/15 @ MCG as the gym is unavailable. 


SAVE THE DATES
August 18, 2015 (Tuesday)
VBA Coaches Clinic
Mandatory Coaches Clinic with Damany Hendrix and Benny. 

August 29 & 30, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
TOC (Tournament of Champions)
This is an official WCE25 ranking event
It will be one of the most competitive tournaments of 2015. 

September 12, 2015 (Saturday)
VBA Family Fun Day
Details to follow

* Starting in September 2015 - We will have access to Helms Middle School (San Pablo) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We are also working on getting back Rodriguez High School (Fairfield). 

LOCATIONS: 
Alameda Point Gym
1101 W Red Line Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

NorCal Courts
360 Ferry Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Jamtown
31 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante
4660 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Lupine Hills Elementary
1919 Lupine Road
Hercules, CA 94547

8/9/15 - Vision (Rogers) - 1st Place at the Sports Jqu Tournament!

Our Vision (Rogers) 10U team went to Alameda for the Sports Jqu tournament and came out on top! They defeated Oakland PAL, Alameda Vipers and 5A Athletes!  

Good job 10U! Keep up the good work!!!

VBA @ the 2015 Ball is Life Jr. All American Camp

On July 31,2015 to August 2, 2015, six of our Vision Basketball Academy players attended the BILJAA Camp in Anaheim,Ca. 

The camp featured 550 of the top players  from 39 different states.  Our boys were able to showcase the hard work they have put in throughout the year and it showed!  We are very proud of you!!!

Way to compete fellas!





Vision (Manansala) 12U - 8/1/15 @ Jamtown

VBA @ the Ball Is Life Jr. All-American Camp in Anaheim, CA 8/2/15

Vision Pittsburg (Asiasi) 11U Girls - 8/1/15 @ Jamtown

Vision Basketball Academy - 7/27/15

Vision SF (Friera) 12U - 7/27/15

Vision (Manansala) 12U - 7/27/15

Vision (Moreno) 13U - 2nd Place @ the AAU West Coast Nationals in Las Vegas 7/19/15

Vision (Rogers) 10U - 2nd Place @ the AAU West Coast Nationals in Las Vegas 7/19/15

Vision (Gipson) 11U - 1st Place @ Oakland PAL Tournament 7/18/15

Vision (Moreno) 13U - 1st Place @ Merritt College 7/11/15