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BV Basketball

Middle School Girls AAU/Club Basketball Tournament Team

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What makes BV Basketball different? Unlike many AAU/club tournament teams that focus only on winning games, our program is designed to develop skills and prepare players for the next level. Winning is fun, but the priority is ensuring players learn to develop their skills, game knowledge, and gain experience playing at a high level. Given the choice, we strive to both win and improve each individual player.  Sometimes the best teachable moments come from losses and those moments can be used to improve our players.

We work with players from 7th to 9th grade which allows us to focus our full energy and attention on improving each individual’s performance. 

Our practice schedule gives us plenty of time to work on individual and team drills. Our players will practice in game-like scenarios and be required to maintain the stamina to be able to play multiple games over several days during tournament play.

Tournament games are played in the highly competitive Houston, Texas area with practices held in Katy, TX. Each player is going to get plenty of game time to improve their skills before going into their next junior high school girls basketball season or moving on to high school after 8th grade.

BV Basketball is ideal for development to competitive players looking to make their Jr. High School teams or move from C/B team to B/A team. Current A team and select/elite AAU level players who aren't starters and get minimal game time will benefit by getting game time experience.

Recruting information: BV Basketball has connections with college coaches ranging from NCAA Division 1 to NJCAA Division III college coaches. We are not a recruitment service, but we are happy to facilitate connections between our players, our partner's players, and those girls basketbal players in the Houston area looking to play at the college level.

"The only substitute for game time experience is game time experience."
Coach C.

Coach C is USA Basketball Gold Coach Licensed

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Team/Season Information

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BV Basketball Girls 2024 Spring Basketball Season

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This season we partnered with two different club/AAU basketball programs to place players amongst those teams.

Players are primarily from the Katy, Texas and Richmond, Texas areas. Girls basketball players from Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land and other Houston, TX surrounding areas are welcome to join.

2024 Spring Season typically runs from March through June.

Our innagural Summer/Fall 2023 program was a great success. We had 5 players make their 8th grade school teams who didn't make it last year plus one 7th grader who made it her first try! Everyone that tried out made their teams, including two returning school players. It shows that giving girls a chance is worth the effort! Congratulations to our Girls 2023 Summer/Fall Basketball Tournament Team!

We are not currently holding tryouts at this time. Feel free to reach out to us if you need help finding a local AAU/Club Team in the area for your player.

Our partnerships with other AAU basketball teams means we can ensure you're placed on a team that will best fit your stage in basketball skill development to maximize your playing time and give you an opportunity to advance to more competitive teams as you further mature and develop as a player. 

Many tournaments scheduled and skills matched with other players means lots of playing time! 


Season Dues

Different programs have different dues structures. AAU/Club basketball dues typically range from $1,200 to $2,500 depending upon the organization. We typically price our own programs around $1,500/season.

Fees Typically Cover:

  • Practices (refer to practice schedule).
  • All Tournaments. Tournament fees are covered for players, but tournament organizers charge admission fees to spectators (parents/siblings/friends/family). Most provide free admission for young children. Cost of travel and accomodations are NOT included.
  • Uniform package (varies by organization, but our teams include: home and away uniforms, long-sleeved shooting shirt, basketball backpack, custom socks and tear away warmup pants).

 

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Schedule

Spring/Summer 2024 Practice Schedule*

Team Practice location: TBD
Days: TBD

*Subject to change based upon gym availability/cancelations


Tournament Dates 2024**

TBD

**Preliminary dates/times/locations subject to change. Check back for updates...

About Coach C

Current Coaching Duties: Head Coach: BV Basketball is coached by Mark A. Cenicola, aka Coach “C"
Head Coach, Girls Basketball, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Sugarland, TX.
USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach

Coach C’s daytime job is a CEO. Coming from a leadership background in developing competitive business systems for companies of all sizes, Coach C brings this leadership experience to the court. As a professional public speaker and author, he’s not afraid to be heard and help others step up to become better versions of themselves though training, development, mentoring and encouragement. Coach C is also currently Head Coach, Girls Basketball at Cornerstone Christian Academy located in Sugarland, TX.

 
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Past Coaching Experience

Girls Basketball Coach, Katy Youth Basketball, Katy, TX

Katy Youth Basketball (KYB) is one of the largest basketball programs of its kind with over 2,100 student athletes and is exclusive to those eligible to attend Katy Independent School District. It offers development and draft programs for 1st - 6th grade students plus supplemental or second chance basketball programs for 7th - 12th grade students who may or may not have made their school rosters.

General Duties 

Develop both experienced and first time Jr. high girls basketball student athletes and prepare them for highly competitive play against a range of opponents from beginners to AAU/Club level players. Teach team dynamics plus basic and advanced fundamentals of basketball. Scout and recruit talent to play with the team. Comply with National Federation of State High School Associations and KYB specific rules and regulations at all times. Serve as a primary contact for both athletes, parents and league officials plus organize and coordinate communication between parties. Prepare practice plans including team warmups and stretches. Create and implement skills drills, situational drills and develop game plays. Coordinate distribution of player uniforms and equipment plus request and maintain practice facility needs. Build and maintain relationships with Houston metro area basketball development facilities to further push athletes to improve skills and to find and advance athletes to area AAU/Club teams.

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Certified Coach - Girls Basketball, i9 Sports, Katy, TX

i9 Sports is the nation’s largest multi-sport provider focused solely on high-quality, community-based kids sports leagues. offering recreational sports leagues, camps and clinics for kids in today’s most popular sports including basketball.

General Duties. Provide age-appropriate instruction for 11 - 13 year old girls that’s both fun for kids and convenient for busy families. Teach sportsmanship values alongside skills and drills on a weekly basis. Focus on player development as opposed to win-at-all costs mentality. Commit to the organization’s mission of “Helping Kids Succeed in Life Through Sports”. Worked with parents and players to develop individual plans to return to the league in subsequent seasons or help advance their game to more competitive environments.

Other Sports Related Experience:

Jr. College/Adult Baseball Player & Team Manager, Ephraim, UT/Las Vegas, NV

Played competitive baseball post college years including managing an adult baseball team consisting of previous college and professional minor league athletes.

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