UPDATE: HUGE U16 CHANGE!!! Flint’s Finest Hoops Classic Preliminary Schedule

All, here we are again at the start of another tournament season.  I know that we have a had a number of issues that caused to get off to a bit of a shaky start, but things will smooth out as they always do.  As always the focus is on improvement, versus merely winning games (though that should come as we improve).  EVERYONE is expected to arrive at least 30 minutes before their game time.  The following is the current schedule for the tournament this weekend, BUT continue to monitor the website for changes until Friday at 4pm.  Each team will have 3 guaranteed games.  If you win the 3rd game, you continue on until you lose.

U17 (Pool B):

Saturday, April 13 @2:00pm – vs. Great Lakes Select at CAMS (main court)

Saturday, April 13 @5:00pm – vs. Court Sessions at CAMS (main court)

If we finish:

1st in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @10:00am at CAHS (main)

2nd in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @9:00am at CAHS (auxiliary)

3rd in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @10:00am at CAHS (auxiliary)

4th  in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @9:00am at CAHS (main)

 

U16 (Pool C):

Saturday, April 13 @5:00pm – vs. Michigan Playmakers at CAHS (auxiliary court)

Saturday, April 13 @7:00pm – vs. Michigan Majors at CAHS (auxiliary court)

If we finish:

1st in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @12:00pm at CAHS (main)

2nd in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @12:00pm at CAHS (auxiliary)

3rd in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @12:00pm at CAMS (main)

4th  in pool- then we play Sunday, April 14 @12:00pm at CAMS (auxiliary)

 

Gym locations:

1. CAMS- Carman Ainsworth Middle School

1409 W Maple Ave

FlintMI48507

Main (MN), Auxiliary (AX)
2. CAHS- Carman Ainsworth High School
1300 N Linden Rd

FlintMI48532

Main (MN), Auxiliary (AX)
3. PHS- Powers Catholic High School
1505 W Court St

FlintMI48503

1 (1), Auxiliary (AX), 2 (2)

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News and Notes

There will be NO practice on Friday!

I will post the tournament schedule as soon as I get it

Your player fees are due immediately

If there are questions or issues, please contact coach Miller directly…

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Practice for the week of 4/7/19

All, we will practice this week at the following times:

Sunday, 4/7/19- 4-6pm

Tuesday, 4/9/19- 5-7pm

Friday, 4/12/19- 5-7pm

Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Remember, your fees are due as soon as possible.  Official rosters will be posted soon.

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Practice This Week

All teams:

Tuesday night from 5-7pm at Faith Lutheran.  If you have been gone and this is your first practice, bring your tryout fee.  Also, your $450 fee is due immediately.  It is payable via, cash, money order, PayPal, or Cash App (see me if you want to use last two).

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2nd Chance Tryouts

Due to spring break falling during our tryout week, we are hosting an additional tryout this week!  If you were at the FIRST tryout, you do NOT have to pay the $10 fee again, BUT do need to come.  We understand that some are on spring break this week, so if that is the case send and email to midmichiganlakers@gmail.com to let Coach Miller know.  This week tryout is as follows:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (U15 AND U16)

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (U16 AND U17)

Both days will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

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2019 Tryouts!

See the flyer below for tryout details!  You can now register electronically using the link above for 2019 tryouts.  In addition, you MUST print and bring the assumption of risk agreement (located in the link above) along with you $10 tryout fee to the the tryout!

Recap:

  1. Fill out electronic tryout sign up (link above)
  2. Download, print, and fill out “Assumption of Risk Agreement” form (link above)
  3. Bring Assumption of risk document and $10 tryout fee to your respective tryout

 

MML 2019 tryouts

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Saturday Night Team Dinner!!!

8:30 pm at:

Oscar’s Bar & Grill

140 East Main St.

Midland, MI 48640

All MML parties welcomed!

 

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Preliminary Up North Challenge Tournament Schedule (and a few notes)…

All,

Overall we had a decent weekend in Three Rivers at the Camp Darryl Classic.  The U17 team finished at 3-2 in their best showing thus far.  We also had some good things from U16 group, including beating team that won the tournament from the week prior and a big two-handed dunk by Dylan “Higgy” Hignite!  That said, we are entering into what may be the last tournament for some.  April-May is what you get by joining MML, while July is earned throughout your time here.  You earn July by paying entry fees on time, being committed to practices/tournaments by being there, respecting coaches/teammates, and also handling business correct off of the court.  Frankly, not all of us have done that and I will meet with coaches to determine what July brings if anything was earned.

With the Up North Challenge, we head to the Mount Pleasant to play against some of the area’s best teams.  The format is somewhat strange in the sense that there are no pools.  Every division starts right away in bracket play so you MUST be ready to go right from  game one.  Due to the format, we will only know our first game time and the time of games if we win/lose.  Everything else will be determined as we go.  It is a unique and somewhat confusing format, but it does teach us that every game counts.  With that, here is our schedule:

 

U17:

Saturday, May 26 @10:30 am vs. Grand Rapids Storm at Shepherd HS- court 1 (white jerseys)

 

If we:

WIN- we play Saturday, May 26 @8:30pm at Shepherd HS- court 2 (blue Jerseys)
LOSE- we play Saturday, May 26 @7:15pm at Shepherd HS- court 2 (blue jerseys)

 

U16:

Saturday, May 26 @1:00 pm vs. West Michigan Lakers- black at Shepherd MS- (white jerseys)

 

If we:

WIN- we play Saturday, May 26 @6:00pm at Shepherd HS- court 2 (blue Jerseys)
LOSE- we play Saturday, May 26 @4:45pm at Shepherd MS (blue jerseys

 

U15:

Saturday, May 26 @8:00 am vs. Spring Arbor United at Shepherd HS- court 2 (white jerseys)

 

If we:

WIN- we play Saturday, May 26 @3:30pm at Shepherd MS (blue Jerseys)
LOSE- we play Saturday, May 26 @2:15pm at Shepherd MS (blue jerseys

 

Tournament Venues:

Shepherd High School

100 E. Hall Street
Shepherd, MI 48883
Facilities
  • Court 1
  • Court 2
  • Court 3

Shepherd Middle School

150 W. Hall Street
Shepherd, MI 48883
Facilities
  • Court 1

 

Tournament website: Up North Challenge

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Practice This Week…

Tuesday, May 22:

U15/U16/U17- 5:30-7pm at Faith Lutheran Church

 

Thursday, May 24:

U15/U16/U17- 6pm-8pm at Holly HS

 

Friday, May 25:

TBD

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Preliminary Schedule for the Camp Darryl Classic 5/19/18-5/20/18

All,

Unfortunately, for the first time in 12 years, I was forced to withdraw the U15 group from this weekend’s event due to lack of participation/injury and re-focus our effort on the Mount Pleasant event next week.  That said, U16 and U17 will travel to Three Rivers, MI for our friend of the program Camp Darryl’s event. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Three Rivers is approx. 25 minutes from Kalamazoo where most will be staying so keep that in mind when you are making travel plans and timing.

U17 (Pool B):

Saturday, May 19 @2:15pm vs. Camp Darryl Basketball Academy at Three Rivers HS- court 1 (blue jerseys)
Saturday, May 19 @6:00pm vs. WM Lakers- Purple at Three Rivers HS -court 3 (blue jerseys)
Saturday, May 19 @8:30pm vs. Macomb County Cougars  at Three Rivers MS (white jerseys)

If we finish:

1st in pool- TBD
2nd in pool – TBD
3rd in pool- TBD
4th in pool- TBD

We WILL play at least one Sunday game

 

U16 (Pool B):

Saturday, May 19 @9:15am vs. Great Lakes Select at Three Rivers MS (blue jerseys)
Saturday, May 19 @4:45pm vs. Impact Elite at Three Rivers MS (blue jerseys)
Saturday, May 19 @7:15pm vs. WM Lakers- Purple  at Three Rivers HS- court 2 (white jerseys)

If we finish:

1st in pool- TBD
2nd in pool – TBD
3rd in pool- TBD
4th in pool- TBD

We WILL play at least one Sunday game

 

Tournament Notes:
ALL GAMES AT THREE RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL or THREE RIVERS MIDDLE SCHOOL

HS: 700 6th Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093 (middle school is right down the street)

GAME RULES:
2 time outs per half – NO CARRY OVER
6 personal fouls per player per game
Running clock at 20 points in 2nd half last 4 minutes … must cut to 15 to stop
Games are 16 minutes halves.
Max point differential: 15 points

WEEKEND PASS: $20
SATURDAY ONLY: $15
SUNDAY ONLY: $10

Concession stand will be available on site.

Coaches check in at TRHS. You will receive 3 tournament wristbands that MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES (2 coaches and 1 scorekeeper). The wristbands also allow access to the hospitality room (WRISTBANDS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES). No players are allowed in the hospitality room.

Hospitality room: Three Rivers High School

 

Tournament website: 2018 Camp Darryl Classic

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