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 higher level. Given the choice, we strive to both win and improve each individual player. Sometimes the best teachable moments come from losses not wins so we won’t hesitate to sacrifice winning over improving our players.
Currently, BV Basketball only has one team. Girls aged 14 and under heading into the 7th or 8th grade for the 2023-2024 school year (graduating classes of 2028/2029). This allows us to focus our full energy and attention on improving each individual’s performance.
The two hour per practice day 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 junior high school girls basketball season.
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.
"The only substitute for game time experience is game time experience."
Coach C is USA Basketball Gold Coach Licensed
March - July 2024.
Practices location: TBD
*Subject to change based upon gym availability/cancelations
**Preliminary dates/times/locations subject to change by tournament organizers. Check back for updates...
Head Coach: BV Basketball is coached by Mark A. Cenicola, aka Coach “C"
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.
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.
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.
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.