ESYC Elite Development Basketball Spring League RETURNS!

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The Developmental League has returned for another spring of teaching kids the game from the ground up.  Register Online Now.  Player Assessments will begin Friday February 26th / Friday March 11th 6:00 pm @ East Side Youth Center.

D-LEAGUE GOALS:

To help players grow in athletic skills, conditioning and self-confidence. To show that regardless of your skill level, if you concentrate on the court, you can make plays for a basketball team To help youths learn from basketball:

Teamwork                      Composure

Self-Discipline               Dignity

Sportsmanship             Respect

Positive Attitude           Responsibility

D League 2016

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there tryouts?
There are no tryouts, and no one will be cut!  Players will be evaluated to assess their skill level solely for the purpose of balancing team skillsets. Register Online Now.

Does the $135 cost cover tryout fees?
There are no tryout fees since there are no tryouts.

What does the fee include?
The fee includes 7-8 in-house games, discounted skills & drills sessions, gym rental, coaching, and a t-shirt.  Registration for the D-League season is available now.

Can my child attend first to see if he/she likes it before we commit to registering & payment?
NO. Players will not be evaluated or be allowed to play without full registration & payment.

When are practices scheduled?
There are no practices scheduled. Players simply attend scheduled games and are coached for their playing period. It is presumed that most players have some team experience. However, as the developmental league is also instructional, players will receive balanced playing time as much as possible, to ensure exposure to the game. Experienced coaches will offer players game-time tips.

I can only attend one Player Evaluation session. Is this ok?
Yes. However, it is always best to attend more than one session so that your player can be better evaluated. Players can have “off” days, as well as their “best day ever”, and not be accurately assessed according to their consistent play.

Will there be uniforms?
Players will receive t-shirts for their assigned team. T-shirts are included in the cost.

Is this part of the AAU program?
No. This development league is offered as a different option to play Spring or Fall basketball. Often players will have developed their skills enough to play on AAU teams after playing in this development league.

My child does not live in the vicinity.  May he/she still participate?
Yes! There are no residency restrictions for this program.

My child has never played on a team before. Is this program the right fit?
It is presumed that players already know how to dribble and shoot, and understand the basic fundamentals of the game. These skills may have been learned at the local park. The development league is not designed to teach players how to dribble and shoot, but to help players gain increased comfort in using their learned skills so as to improve their game-time extincts.

Is there equal playing time for players?
Games are designed so that all players get balanced playing time as much as possible per 20-minute half on a running clock, assuming a 10-player roster. This does not guarantee ball touches, nor player roles.

How are teams structured?
Teams are structured EVENLY as much as possible according to evaluated skillsets as well as age, height, gender, and overall basketball experience. Former teammates are often split across D-League teams to create balance within the league. Players are not guaranteed placement with specific coaches or friends. This approach creates a fairness within the league, fosters a learning environment, and promotes creativity.

Can I mail in a check or pay cash?
The method of payment strongly preferred is through our online process, although cash payments can be made in person during player assessments

Will there be a tournament or championship game?
No. Although the games get pretty competitive, the emphasis for this league is DEVELOPMENT. Introducing a tournament or championship places an emphasis on winning, and the development of weakness among players gets overlooked. There’s plenty of time for that in competitive leagues.

Are these games officiated?
Yes.

Development League Phone Contact: Marlon Thomas, 610-842-1606, esychoops@gmail.com

2016 ESYC Elite AAU Tryouts

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO RUN WITH 2014 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

TRYOUT FEE IS $20.00, PAYABLE ONLINE. THIS FEE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO ANY OTHER FEES YOU MAY INCUR IF YOU MAKE THE TEAM AFTER THE COMPLETION OF TRYOUTS.

  • Boys AAU Basketball: Grades 4th through 11th REGISTER ONLINE NOW2016 Tryout Poster2
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND TRYOUTS, EVEN IF THEY HAD PLAYED LAST YEAR.
  • Players please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to tryouts.
  • Players should wear a jersey with a name and number on it so coaches can get to know each and every player.
  • Tryouts held at the ESYC: 1140 Clair St, Allentown, PA
  • Review these AAU tryout tips!

TRYOUT DATES PART I & II:

  • 4th Grade AAU Tryouts 10u:
  • Mon, Jan 18th 5:00 – 6:15
    • Mon, Feb 15th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 5th Grade AAU Tryouts 11u:
  • Mon, Jan 18th 6:00 – 7:15
    • Mon, Feb 15th 5:45 – 7:00
  • 6th Grade AAU Tryouts 12u:
  • Mon, Jan 18th 6:00 – 7:15
    • Mon, Feb 15th 7:15 – 8:00
  • 7th Grade AAU Tryouts 13u:
  • Mon, Jan 18th 7:30 – 8:45
    • Mon, Feb 15th 8:00 – 9:15
  • 8th Grade AAU Tryouts 14u:
  • Mon, Jan 18th 7:30 – 8:45
    • Mon, Feb 15th 8:00 – 9:15
  • 9th Grade AAU Tryouts 15u:
  • Sun, Feb 28th 10:00 – 11:30
  • 10th Grade AAU Tryouts 16u:
  • Sun, Feb 28th 12:00 – 1:30
  • 11th Grade AAU Tryouts 17u:
  • Sun, Feb 28th 12:00 – 1:30

All players should try to make both tryouts and wear a jersey with the players name and number on the back.

Each Player Will Receive The Following:

  • At least 25- 30 Hours Of Practice Time With AAU Certified Coaches

TEAM PLAYER COSTS

  • 10U 6 Tournaments $425
  • 11U 7 Tournaments $450
  • 12U 7 Tournaments $450
  • 13U 7 Tournaments $450
  • 14U 7 Tournaments $450
  • 15U 7 Tournaments $495
  • 16U 7 Tournaments $495
  • 17U 7 Tournaments $495

Tournaments are across the northeastern coast and are 3 + plus games each.

REGISTRATION FEE:
ESYC Elite’s 2016 AAU Program fee is TO BE DETERMINED per player (if paid by Credit Card) as we are in the process of selecting 7 tournaments (6 for 10u) and 2 practices per week for each team; fees will cover AAU Insurance, tournaments, gym rental fees, equipment, and administrative costs. Player AAU Memberships, Coaches’ salaries for games, hotel lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses are not included within the AAU Program fee and will be handled separately.

What is AAU?
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness program.

How much does it cost to try-out for the ESYC Elite AAU basketball program?
The cost of the tryout is $20 (Spring AAU) for each participant.

How many tryouts does my child need to attend and what is the selection process like?
It is recommended that each player attend all tryouts because selections will be based on coach evaluations of performance during the tryout period.

Does the ESYC Elite AAU program have different levels for each team?
We project that we will have a Team A and Team B program for each age group. Final decision on the number of teams will be made during assessments. The clear delineation between the two will assist in scheduling, player development programming, and playing time issues. This is always an area of debate, as evaluations with regards to talent level and “right fit” are somewhat subjective, but we always strive to do our best with player placement.

If my child is selected to a team, how much does it cost to participate in the AAU program?
Spring AAU: Registration Costs for 2016 Spring AAU range from $425 to $499 (see price structure above). The first payment installment will be due the week of selection. The balance will be due in 30 days. This fee covers tournament entries, Coaches AAU fees, and insurance. Travel costs such as meals and hotels are NOT included in your registration. For any overnight events, ESYC Elite will provide advance notice of the event.

Who will be the coaches for the AAU programs?
Our Director of Basketball Operations will be assigning coaches to each team. Each team will be notified of their coach after tryouts are completed.

During the AAU season, where will the events be held?
All of our teams will be scheduled to different tournaments, many of which will be held at East Side Youth Center. We are fortunate to be hosting tournaments on our home courts. As we are a travel basketball organization, all teams should expect to participate in at least one overnight tournament this Spring 2016.

How many days a week will the teams practice?
Each player will receive approximately 25-30 hours of practice time. This will typically involve two practices per week during March and April, and one practice per week in May.

How many events will my child be participating in during the AAU season?
10 u teams will participate in 6 events between March and June. 11u and above teams will participate in 7 events between March and June. Players will be issued a calendar of “On-Weekends” and “Off-Weekends”. This will give you dates where we expect that your team will be playing, but not necessarily the name of each event.

How will we receive information during the season?
ESYC Elite is a website-driven organization. We will provide updates on tournaments and practices via the Team Snap online application. If you have Schedule Query, always check our with your head coach and /or team mom first before calling or emailing. Also, coaches will be issued emails for teams, in order to provide any necessary dialogue with families during the season.

For more information, contact Marlon Thomas at 610-842-1606, or email esychoops@gmail.com.

Find out about the Lehigh Valley Heat AAU Girls Tryouts

2015-16 ESYC Winter League Rosters

If your 3/4th grade child has not been placed on a team (see rosters below) after appearing at ESYC tryouts, please contact our Intramural Coordinator, Coach Patti Lengle at 484-358-3845.  Intramural s K – 2 begins Saturday December 5th 2015 at 10:00 am ( Registration still available online Click Here )

3rd thru 7th Grade Boys Travel team rosters are listed below.

3/4th Grade Boys (LV):
Coach Brian PearsallCell Phone Number: (484) 280-4771Practice 12/14/15 6:00-7:30 PMPractice 12/16/15 6:00-7:30 PM

 

2015 Lehigh Valley League Schedule

B.HARGROVE
J PLESSL
C PEARSALL
A PEARSALL
I OSORIO
D. JOHNSON
E ABRAHAM
J ENSLEY
J. GAUTREAUX
M. MAY
J. BENSON
J. GUZMAN
3/4th Grade Boys (JV):
Coach Quan SalterCell Phone Number: (484) 350-7004Coach Ricky MillanCell Phone Number: (484) 357-0663

Practice 12/14/15 6:00-7:30 PM Practice 12/16/15 6:00-7:30 PM

Sheridan Elementary

501 North 2nd  Street             Allentown, Pa 18101

2015 Junior Varsity League Schedule

A FUENTES
C GREEN
C PEREZ
E SERRANO
J DEJESUS
J JOHNSON
I MILLAN
J SANTIAGO
E GAUTREAUX
J COLON
K ANDERSON
L CARRASQUILLA
T POLAHA
C TAYLOR
C TAHHAN
D PETTIES
D BROWN
E GREEN
5th / 6th Grade Girls (City):
Coach Mike McKelveyCell Phone Number: (484) 560-4782Practice 12/8/15 6:00-7:30 PM

ESYC

1140 East Clair Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

Practice 12/15/15 6:00-7:30 PM

Mosser Elementary

129 Dauphin Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

Practice 12/17/15 6:00-7:30 PM

ESYC

V. Lynn
S. Donato
H. Lynn
M. Lovell
M. Colon
D. Klotz
P. Rodgers
D. Petties
B McKelvey
S. Cepeda
M. Melendez
5th/6th Grade (JV):
Coach Ray JacksonCell Phone Number: (484) 347-3973Practice 12/14/15 7:30-9:00 PM

ESYC

1140 East Clair Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

Practice 12/16/15 6:00-7:30 PM

Mosser Elementary

129 Dauphin Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

2015 Junior Varsity League Schedule

D. ANTAR
H. BEY
J. ANDINO
J. JOHNSON
N. MIRANDA
N. KRANITZ
A. RIVERA
B. GOODWIN
D. HEADEN
E. MORALES
J. RODRIGUEZ
R. CAMACHO
C. RAMOS
B. REED
R. JACKSON
5/6th Grade Boys (City):
Coach Yonesy NunezCell Phone Number: (917) 596-6772

Practice 12/18/15 6:00-7:30 PM

ESYC

2015 Allentown City League Schedule

J. FOTTA
B. NUNEZ
C. FOTTA
M. WITTLAND
J. PHILIPS
V. HANUMAIHGARI
T. POLAHA
J. CUTIGNOLA
L HEBERLINS
A. SARKOZY
6th Grade Boys (LV):

Coach Jaime Benson

Cell Phone Number: (484) 350-5688

Practice 12/15/15 6:00-7:30 PM Practice 12/16/15 6:00-7:30 PM

2015 Lehigh Valley League Schedule

A. Cercado
D. Gonzalez
L. Johnson
F. Galon
K. Melson
J. Benson
X. Goodman
R. Jackson
J. Turley
7th/ 8th Grade Boys (JV):
Coaches Jason Cepeda           Cell Phone Number: (484) 862-2767Practice 12/8/15 7:30-9:00 PM

Practice 12/10/15 6:00-7:30 PM

ESYC

1140 East Clair Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

2015 Junior Varsity league Schedule

JA. THOMAS
A. SANTIAGO
R. MENDEZ
R. ROTH
C. ALVAREZ
C. CAREY
D. BENSON JR.
G. MACKENZIE
J. CRUZ
K. DAVIS
M. DALMASI
J. SCHENCK
L. OSORIO
F ROSADO
K. JOHNSON
7th/ 8th Grade Boys (City):
Coaches Jimmy RodgersCell Phone Number: (347) 257-3137

Practice 12/14/15 7:30-9:00 PM

ESYC

Practice 12/16/15 7:30-9:00 PM

Mosser Elementary

129 Dauphin Street             Allentown, Pa 18109

2015 Allentown City League Schedule

K. DAVIS
S. SCHULTZ
M. NAGY
A. TORRES
J. MAKUTA
L. HARGROW
M. MATOS
C. FAUST
M. BERGSTEIN
7th Grade Boys (LV):
Coach Marlon ThomasCell Phone Number: (610) 842-1606

Practice 12/14/15 6:00-7:30 PM Practice 12/16/15 7:30-9:00 PM

2015 Lehigh Valley League Schedule

L. Johnson
L. Johnson
F. Galon
M. Ortiz
M. Ozuna
K. Melson
R. Millan
J. Carrion
D. Blount
D. Rodgers
T. Thomas
8th Grade Boys (LV):

Coach Jason Boggs                  Cell Phone Number: (484) 522-2750

Practice 12/13/15 12:00-1:30 PM Practice 12/16/15 7:30-9:00 PM

2015 Lehigh Valley League Schedule

L. Baloh
N. Cepeda
C. Robinson
N. Chimelis
J. Green
A. Adderley
E. Callazo
R. Santana
B. Santana
J. Thomas

 

AAU Tryout Tips

AAU TRYOUTS ARE COMING UP!!! Get your game face on and consider these important points to remember for Tryouts

Attention to detail: It is important for a coach to be able to rely on his/her player’s mental focus. If your coach tells you to untie your left shoe, remove it, toss it under the bleachers, do 10 jumping jacks, spin counter-clockwise, while singing the National Anthem; even if you sing the Star Spangled Banner with perfect clarity but remove your right shoe, you fail and you lose points! If your coach draws up a play with 3 seconds on the clock, you MUST be able to execute it!

Hustle: Be first to every drill! Sprint! No jogging like you’re too cool for school. Your coach will be watching to see who’s sprinting, and who’s taking those last sips of Gatorade and moseying over.

Body Language: It is imperative that you never sulk or stop working after a mistake. Keep your head up and act as if its nothing.

Eye Contact: Whenever the coach is talking be looking him/her dead in the eyes. As the coach scans the crowd as he/she is giving instruction, make sure when he/she looks at you, you are looking at them. This will tell the coach you are paying attention and you care what’s going on.

Effort: Effort is hustle with control and purpose. While hustle is all heart and desire, effort is trying to improve on previous attempts. When doing a drill, always try to improve with each rep. Remember what you didn’t do correctly and execute the correction the next attempt. The coach will notice.

Make Layups: You’ve been doing it since 3rd grade. No pressure. Just elevate off of you jump leg and concentrate on the basket.

Be A Leader: Constantly cheer on your teammates. If you see a player struggling, give him/her instruction. Yell “Come on” during running drills. Clap a lot! Be enthusiastic. Let the coach know that you can motivate and lead!

Memorize this list before tryouts and execute it. This, along with the skills you’ve developed over years of hard work will get you on the team. Remember, no spot is guaranteed. Play like you got cut last year, or your new to the school and the coach doesn’t know you!

The definition of a coaches dream? To have the most talented player be the hardest worker!

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