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Week of February 23, 2015

Posted by Manuel Vega at Feb 22, 2015 5:09PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Greetings Parents and Players,

So I hope everyone was able to get home safe after the last minute cancellation yesterday. I also hope everyone got to enjoy some of that 44 degree weather today.

Now that everyone is rested and winter sports have come to an end, it’s time to get crazy. The schedule right now is very fluid. We have lots of games to make up and in between shoveling snow and going shopping I spent my day wheeling and dealing, trying to get our games made up.

What I have scheduled so far is as follows.

Tuesday 2/24 – 7:45 @ Flemington
Friday 2/27 – 6:30 @ Randolph
Saturday 2/28 – 11:30 AM @ Phillipsburg

I was able to get gym time in Basking Ridge Sunday evening 3/1/2015.

5:30pm and 6:45pm is available and I offered to host two of the following teams (Bayonne, Morristown and Flemington)

I have also offered to travel, Wednesday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning to early afternoon to try to fit these three games in. I would hate to forfeit these games since we all have invested time and money this season.

Finally,

I am waiting to here back from Monroe in regards of scheduling our game against the MSC Hawks Purple. What MIGHT happen is either we play on 3/5 during our practice time or we play a double header on Saturday 3/7 against purple and East Brunswick; which I am NOT interested in doing but it’s out of my hands at this point.

There will be NO practice this week. So the girls should find a way to stay active on the off days. Even if it’s just laying on their backs and practicing their shooting form.

Have a good night and expect to get more messages as I confirm games and times with opposing coaches.

Thank you,

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Saturday 2/21/15

Posted by Manuel Vega at Feb 21, 2015 1:01PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Parents,

I am so very upset about the cancellations of today’s games. I was called by coach Sid as I was heading to our first game. I rushed to call our opponents for today first and then proceeded to call the leagues we are in to inform them of the situation.

Here is the most up to date information regarding the rest of our season. We currently will be forfeiting 3 games in the GSBL.

vs. Bayonne
vs. Morristown
vs. Flemington

We have two GSBL games left that are scheduled for Tuesday and Friday.

We MUST reschedule our game from today against MSC purple. The only days we have available are Monday and Wednesday. I will try my best to make it happen. If we fail to reschedule we will forfeit against Purple and unfortunately miss the playoffs.

I will be in touch with you all within the next 48 hours to provide an update.

Thank you,

Coach Manny

PS find time to go see McFarland, it is a great story and maybe your children will find inspiration in an underdog story.

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Week of February 16 UPDATED

Posted by Manuel Vega at Feb 17, 2015 1:16PM PST ( 2 Comments )

Good Afternoon Parents and Players,

Just to cut to the chase quickly, our game tonight is ON!!!!

The rest of the week is as follows:

2/17 – 8:20pm @ MSC Red against East Brunswick
2/18 – 6:30 to 8pm volunteers needed for Junior Hoops
2/19 – 8;00pm @ Indian Fields against Basking Ridge
2/20 – both games cancelled
2/21 – 3:15 pm @ Constable Elementary school against Bayonne. (Yes it’s in town. No we don’t have to drive to Bayonne)
2/21 – 5:30pm @ Brooks Crossing Elementary school against MSC Purple

I am trying to schedule the two GSBL games. However there is a possibility because of the days left in our season these two games might just be forfeits.

One last item, I know everyone has plans for the spring. However, we still have money in our budget and I was wondering if any of the players would be interested in just playing tournaments. Not another season. Just one 1 day tournament and 1 two day tournament in the spring. Yes we would get gym time. But the practices will be voluntary. It would mostly be shootarounds and working on dribbling and shooting drills instead of working on offensive and defensive sets.

I don’t need 11 players. If I have 7 or 8 players, I would move forward with the tournament dates. The first date is April 4, 2015. It’s a Saturday at Monroe Sports Center. The second is May 2 & 3rd at Monroe Sports Center.

Please let me know if anyone is interested and I will inform the team of the decision based upon interest in these two dates.

Thank you and see you tonight.

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Week of 2/16/2015

Posted by Manuel Vega at Feb 16, 2015 5:24AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Parents and Players,

Welcome to crazy week 1. First off, I want to apologize for the late notice of the cancellation of yesterday’s game. I swear I called and emailed the coach at 7AM trying to get clarification about our game and he called just as we were getting ready to leave.

Onto the rest of our crazy week.

NO practice this week. Because of the shortened week and the need to make up so many games, we have no practice this week.

Games:

2/17 East Brunswick @ 8:20 pm Monroe Sports Center Red
2/19 Basking Ridge White @ 8pm Crossroads South
2/20 Morristown @ 6:45pm Indian Fields
2/20 Flemington @ 8pm Indian Fields
2/21 MSC Hawks Purple @ 5:30pm Brooks Crossing Elementary

As you can see we will be very busy this week, including a double hitter on Friday night.

The good news is that we are not driving further than Monroe Sports center and everything else is in town.

I hope everyone stays warm, has a good week of sleep and work and school. I look forward to seeing everyone this week and some wins.

I am trying to reschedule our game against Bayonne which is scheduled for 2/28 – we don’t have the gyms to use that day. We might have to travel.
I am also trying to reschedule our Phillipsburg game, but that will be challenging with the amount of time left in the season and our already loaded schedule.

Respectfully,

Manny Vega

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Week of February 9, 2015

Posted by Manuel Vega at Feb 9, 2015 7:18AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello Players and Parents,

So this is the last quiet week we will have until March. It get very busy starting next week.

Practice:

Thursday 8 to 9:30 at Crossroads South
MANDATORY – we are practicing and implementing defensive schemes towards beating East Brunswick and Purple.
Make sure you have your safety goggles and best pair of sneakers.

Game:

Sunday – 2/15 11:30 AM Phillipsburg High School. Get to the school by 11 AM.

The coaches just want to thank you all for your support thru the season so far. We are about to hit a stretch where we play 10 games in 14 days beginning on Sunday. Some of those games we will be undermanned due to previous commitments. But we will persevere and everyone will get a chance to show us what they are made of.

The team website will be updated today with all the make up games we have and will reflect all the games remaining.

If we qualify for playoff games will be played the first two weeks of March.