Friday, October 5, 2018

Parents Page 2018-2019 Season


Parents Page

2018-2019 Sign Ups:

·         2018-2019 Season (September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019)
Renewal $75 – AAU Card & Insurance
Registration Deadline is September 5, 2018 *
* Players who are not registered will not be covered under our practice/game insurance

·         New Players - $175 for 2 sets of uniforms (home & away), AAU Card and Insurance.
Trial period 30 days

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER ONLINE

Please NOTE the new Monthly Dues Rate: to help pay for higher gym rates, insurance, equipment, etc.

·         Monthly Dues $80 per month.
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Online: http://web.visionbasketball.org/pay-dues/
o   Pre-pay 3 months & received 10% off  ($216.00)
o   Pre-pay 6 months & receive 15% off ($408.00)
*some team monthly dues may vary based on expected expenses 

We are a 501(c)3 NON PROFIT- If your company matches donations.  Please let us know. 

VBA Parent FAQs:

“What are the Monthly Dues for??”
All monthly dues that are collected from a specific team, go towards that specific team's budget.
The team budget is used to pay for practice time, tournaments, equipment and other team expenses.

“Who do I make checks out to?”  - Vision Basketball Academy
“Who should I give monthly dues to?”  Team Manager/Coach/Online
“Where can I find schedules & team updates?” Please visit http://news.visionbasketball.org and download GROUPME app for up to date information
“Where can I order VBA Gear?”  http://visionbasketball.org/store/

Multiple Player Discount: 

·         2 or more players per family – Regular annual & 2nd player discounted by 50%


Fundraising opportunities available to help off-set monthly dues:

·         Team snack bars @ BAS Tournaments.  All funds will be deposited to team budget.

·         Holiday Raffle in DEC (50% of ticket sales goes to dues, must meet minimum qty. to qualify)

·         Spring Shoot-A-Thon (50% of ticket sales goes to dues, must minimum qty. to qualify)

·         Individual team and special event fundraising opportunities are encouraged and welcomed



VBA Annual Fundraising Tournament Events:  Volunteers needed – mandatory 4 hours per family, per tournament.  Total of 8 minimum hours per family per year.  Each family must donate $100 for snack bar supplies per year. Raise a minimum of $200 per season or Buy-out Option of $300.
(Funds go towards general funds for big tournament fees, gym fees & equipment). 
- MLK Tournament (January 2018)
- Pre-Memorial Day Tournament (May 2018)

VBA Member Benefits:

·         50% off admission at BAS Tournaments with VBA Gear
·         Access to discounted hotel rates for tournament and team travel
·         Monthly dues are inclusive of insurance, gym time & tournaments
·         Family atmosphere
·         Discounted skills training

VBA Parents:

·         All parents will be required to participate in TEAM/organization fundraising events
·         Team budgets accessible via team budget on google docs.  Update & maintained by TM and/or Coach

Tournaments: 

·         Head Coach and Assistant Coaches along with parents will review season, pick tournaments for the year and based on team budget
·         Tournament schedules subject to change

Admin: 

·         Your player needs to turn in his/her CURRENT or MOST RECENT Report Card (Last year's, end of year Report Card is ok) and copy of birth certificate. Please bring to his first practice
·         Tournament & practice schedules subject to change
·         Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and LIKE us on Facebook for updates 

TMs and staff are volunteer positions to assist with the following:

o   Communicate practice & game schedules
o   Update/maintain monthly dues & team budgets
o   Communicate VBA organization news
o   Partner with Coach with tournament budgets, travel arrangements as needed etc.

VBA Board Members:

President – Jon Robles
Vice-President (New teams on-boarding, Satellite teams ) – Mike Fuston
Controller (Budget & account management) – Anna Ramos
Tournament Director: Reahna Madayag
Program Directors (Coach, Facilities, Conflict Resolution & Team Development) – Rick Moreno & Isai Torres
Organizational Development  – Reahna Madayag, Melanie Kincaid, Lally Siasoco, Jennifer Torres, Shannon Moreno & Jennifer Mendoza 
Revenue & Marketing Director (Fundraising/Events/Branding/TM) – Laura Lirio 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS

NEED TO MAKE TRAVEL PLANS FOR YOUR TEAM?
Please contact Lally Siasoco of Archer Travel.  She is our official Vision Travel Agent and is able to get us some great deals for discounted travel packages for your teams.  Especially Vision teams that are travelling for Memorial Day or during the summer.  She can be reached at 510-965-3351 or by email at travelwithlally@gmail.com.  Please feel free to use her a resource!

CAR RENTAL
We are working on renewing our Avis/Budget car rental discount code for Vision families that are travelling.  You will be able to plug in the code on the avis.com website to get additional discounts. Once the code is available we will give it to your Team Manager, who will be able to distribute the information.

TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS
If your team is planning on travelling this year to Reno, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Portland, Mesquite, San Diego or anywhere else, we have to plan accordingly.  If you need suggestions on where to travel or need tournament suggestions, please ask!  All of these travel tournaments have registration deadlines.  If your team has already chosen a travel tournament and has made plans to travel, please check with Jon Robles to make sure that your team is signed up and registered!  Don't wait until the last minute, as many of the tournament can sell out before the deadlines.   


FOR TEAMS WHO ARE GOING TO RENO FOR MEMORIAL DAY
We have to update our rosters online at:

I have added coaches and team administrators to the their online team profile. Each coach and team manager, that is going to Reno, should have received an email giving you online access.  If you already have a Login, go ahead and login.  If you don't have a login, create one.  Once you have access to your online team profile, you will be able to help updated your team profile online.

Please make sure that your rosters on the Google Spreadsheet are up-to-date.  I will be using that player list to make sure everyone has an AAU card.  We need to make sure that we have AAU cards for all players participating in this AAU sanctioned event. Then we have to make sure the online rosters are updated with every player who has the possibility of competing in Reno.

If you need help completing the online roster and printing your rosters and score sheets, please feel free to contact me and schedule an appointment.  We can complete it together at my house.


COACHES
Coaches must get their "Non-player" AAU coaching card. Otherwise, you will not be allowed on the bench in Reno.  Coaches can follow this link to get it: https://play.aausports.org/Membership.aspx

You will need our Club Code when registering for your coach's AAU card.

The Vision Basketball Academy club code is: WWDB3E.

It will also ask for your social security card number and do a background check.  It usually takes less than a day to get your AAU card.  You may need your assigned AAU number for reference.  You will get an email once it's completed.

If you are a team manager, who is going to Reno, you may want to get a coaching card too.  I believe it's only $14 and it will give you access to a free coaching band in Reno.  It's cheaper than the $31 weekend pass that you would pay at the door.


Here is the website address for the Reno Jam On It Tournament.  http://www.jamonittournaments.com/

All Team managers and coaches should also read the information in this link (Eligibility Rules, Tournament Rules, etc): http://renomemorialdaytournament.com/coaches-information/

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 510-965-2010.

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