Monday, July 07, 2008

The Beginning of the End, 12u AAU, Recruiting Tips, Fall League

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The IBCA Select Red Team went 2-0 on the first day (July 6th) of the Nike End of the Trail in Portland Oregon. They opened Silver bracket play with a 67-42 victory over YEA All-Stars to advance to the second round of the tournament. They played the coveted exhibition game (given to top teams in the tournament) at 8 pm and won 67-64 against Columbia Cascades, a talented team from the state of Washington. The IBCA Select Red team plays tomorrow morning vs. Arizona Silver Streaks at 11:40 a.m.

Also yesterday
Michigan's Finest beat Evergreen Express (Platinum)
Misson Rec Blue beat IBCA Select White (Diamond)
North Tartan Larson beat Pacific Fury Black (Diamond)
North Tartan 15 beat Redondo Hawks (Gold)
Metro Stars Black beat Mercadel Hoops (Gold)

12u AAU
In the final round of pool play on Sunday:
The GA Pistols Gold beat the Rochester Shock 62-45. The Shock finished pool play 0-3.
The Minnesota Stars beat Indy Wildcats Attack 53-52 and the NE/MA Lady Predators 48-44. The Stars finished pool play 3-0.
The Minnesota Suns beat New Orleans Domino's 45-32 and lost to Arkansas Mavericks Love 58-34. The Suns finished pool play 2-1.
Brackets start today.

NC Heat, CSS Bison, and All Iowa Attack are all involved in the Atlanta Tournament of Champions which begins today. Here is the signature B schedule (with NC Heat and CSS Bison), and the signature A schedule (All Iowa Attack).

Here are 17 different articles on how to choose a college, how to noticed, tips, and questions to ask from Patosha Jeffrey.

Carissa Wolyniec of DeLaSalle has her own website. It features video, pictures and a blog. This is another way to grab some attention.

Lindsey Pettit of Portland, Michigan is the female athlete of the year in the Lansing State Journal.

Rachel Fritz of Potosi, Wisconsin is a member of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald All-Area Academic Athletic Team.

Rachel Folcik of Ferris State was one of three athletes named the Dean Davenport "Bulldog of the Year" award.


The Breakdown appreciated all the feedback from last year and are making some minor improvements to an already great league. We will be adding about 5 more minutes between games so teams can get to their respective courts. We also have improved our scheduling and will assure all teams a very organized format of games.

The Breakdown Fall League is the State's most popular league because:

* Each team plays two games back to back
* Low admission fees
* All games at ONE site for the duration of the WHOLE league.
* Team Rate, no individual rate (495$ per team)
* Multiple Team Rate discounts (425$ per team)
* Varsity, JV and 9th grade divisions
* Sanctioned Officials
* Team divisions set to provide the best matchups and competition level
* EACH player receives a Breakdown T-Shirt
* A later start so players can participate in Fall Sports with less disruptions
* All players will receive a discount on the Breakdown Basketball Preview Book for the 2008-2009 season
* Full service website for all communication and league schedule
* Pictures and results posted on Breakdown's website

Oct 19,26, and Nov 2,9,16

Here is list of some of the teams who competed in the Breakdown Girls Fall Leagues last Year:

Becker (60 Teams) :Rogers, Champlin Park, Elk River, Becker, Albany, STMA, Moorhead, Blaine, Princeton, Rockford, N. St. Paul, Howard Lake-Waverly, Staples-Motley, Watertown-Mayer, Buffalo, Apollo, Spring Lake Park, Cambridge-Isanti, PACT, Zimmerman, Sauk Rapids, Big Lake, Monticello, Mora, Anoka, Waconia, Norwood-Young America.

Lakeville South Girls (58 Teams): Park of Cottage Grove, Eastview, Eden Prairie, Rosemount, Lakeville North, Burnsville, Roseville, Totino Grace, Chaska, Tartan, Mpls South, Lakeville South, Kennedy, Red Wing, Shakopee, Blake, Richfield, Holy Family, Prior Lake, New Prague, Farmington, Plainview Elgin Millville, Rochester Lourdes, Rochester Century, Eden Prairie, Woodbury.

We have received over 65 confirmed responses from teams who played last year and NEW teams wanting to register this year at Lakeville South. The Becker location has filled the last 4 years and will certainly do so again. To secure your spot, registration can start any time.

Next up: tomorrow unless news breaks.