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Work-outs for High School girls players
I will be conducting work outs for HS girls players starting every Monday 3/16 and most saturdays. If interested please call Coach Rich for details. Please check calendar.
ELCO Freshman team shines under Coach Rich
The El Camino boys freshman team had a rough pre-season but played nothing but the best out there. It helped them propel the team to the top spot in PAL as of 2/9/15. Led by Brandon Santos who is averaging a double double a game. The young Colts have pride themselves on old fashion east coast style defense. They are 7-0 when holding teams under 44 pts. Khalil Bratcher has led the team with disruptive defense, a stat you won't find in the books. Team Captains Johnny Gip and Darren Sarmiento have held the glue together to keep this team where it's at.
ABOUT THE BRISBANE WARRIORS
The Brisbane Warriors basketball club was established in 2010 for those who want to learn the fundamentals of the game and have fun while doing so. It's also for those who want to take their game to the next level as well. Our teams will compete in local,regional and national tournaments. Almost 100% of our kids participate in CYO or other school leagues. We are a growing organization. This program is intended for kids who want to play Year around basketball.
Brisbane's own Brittney Cedeno and Asia Pelesauma to play in "pass the ball" classic
Come check out Brisbane's own Brittney Cedeno and Asia Pelesauma as they play in "Pass the ball" all star showcase.
BRISBANE CAPTURES 2ND IN JAM ON IT PRES. DAY TOURNEY
BRISBANE WENT 3-0 AND MADE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE HIGHLY RANKED JAM ON IT WAS WAITING FOR THEM. COACH KNEW HE HAD TO KEEP THERE BIGS OUT OF THE PAINT TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO WIN. THE TEAM DID THAT. THE PROBLEM WAS JAM COULDNT MISS FROM THE OUTSIDE SHOOTING 70% FROM THE FIELD. ALSO IT DID NOT FARE WELL THAT BRISBANE WAS A MISERABLE 38% ON THE FREE THROW LINE. STILL THEY FOUGHT AS LONG AS THEY COULD AS BOTH CENTERS ASIA AND ONA WERE EATING UP BOARDS. CHEY MAGPANTAY LED THE TEAM IN SCORING WITH 9 IN THE SHIP GAME. BRISBANE HAD BEEN SHOOTING WELL ON THE 3 POINT STRIP BUT THE BASKETBALL GODS KEPT BLOCKING THEIR SHOT IN THE SHIP GAME. ALL AND ALL IT WAS A GREAT TOURNEY AND THE TEAM CAN HARDLY WAIT TO HIT THE FLOOR.
6-15-13 University of Louisville Girls Elite Camp
Coach Rich and 3 of the Brisbane Warrior girls had an opportunity to participate in the Elite Camp ran by Coach Walz in Louisville. It was a great experience and also put Brisbane on the map. The girls had an opportunity to meet their idols Shoni and Jude Schimmel as well.
To develop and mold young athletes who have a passion and desire for the game of basketball. We stress sportmanship, discipline and fundamentals to successfully compete in the sport of basketball from elementary to high school and beyond.
Brisbane First Warriors Forever
The success of Brisbane's teams contributes to a sense of pride in the community, Parents, Players and the success in AAU. The Warrior logo embodies the passion the coach, players and parents with the hope that the Brisbane First, Warriors Forever slogan now becomes synonymous with the Team.
Brisbane First, Warriors Forever builds off a message I stated that I expects my team to play for the name on the front of the jersey, and not be concerned about the name on the back.
The pride we have in our community and embodies the commitment we have made to all of our Parents. Our players want to play for the name on the front of the jersey, and our parents are loyal Warrior followers. I am so proud of my players for what they have accomplished on and off the field. They have represented this town with class and dignity.
San Mateo Daily Journel features Brisbane Warriors
Success comes quickly for Brisbane Warriors
August 30, 2011, 01:49 AM By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff
Rich Avila, head coach of the Brisbane Warriors basketball club, is not your typical club coach. He is not just a chaperone who rolls the ball out and let’s his players do what they want. He holds them accountable and if the players — or their parents — don’t like it, there’s the door.
Don’t get it twisted, however. Avila is not a drill sergeant. He just wants to develop complete players. How else to describe the club’s success? A former Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) coach, Avila created the Warriors Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) club a year ago, which features players from South San Francisco, Pacifica, Brisbane and San Francisco.
Earlier this month, his fifth-grade team captured the National State Games championship in San Diego, going undefeated in the process.
“We went though it (the tournament) pretty good,” Avila said, adding his team was scoring in the 40-point range in every game.
Except the championship game. The Warriors managed only 12 points in the title game — but the Warriors’ defense shut down the opposition, holding them to just seven points.
That’s right. The final score of the championship game: 12-7, Brisbane.
“I really had to coach in that one,” Avila said. “They were forcing us to take bad shots.”
Looks like the entire team and their families learned an important lesson: defense wins championships. If they didn’t believe it before, the National State Games final should have driven that point home.
It wasn’t always the case, Avila said. In a tournament earlier in the year in Modesto, Avila sat down his two best players because they were not giving the defensive effort he required of them. The Warriors lost in the championship game.
“I decided to pull the plug and sat them for most of the second half. I lost almost on purpose,” Avila said. “They weren’t playing the defense I wanted them to play.
“I took a lot of heat from the parents. I told the parents, ‘If they’re not going to play defense, they can’t play for me.’”
Ah, welcome to the high-pressure world of AAU basketball. A culture in which the only thing more acceptable than winning is for a player to highlight themselves, the team be damned.
That Modesto tournament almost caused Avila to pull the plug on the National State Games, deciding only at the last minute to enter the Warriors.
“I was hearing too many bad-mouth things (about me from parents) behind my back,” Avila said.
It’s a good thing he went through with the tournament because these girls can play. Avila said his starting five is solid, but it is a trio of players who lead the team: Brittney Cedeno, Jasmine Jimenez and Valerie Avila, the coach’s daughter. Avila said Cedeno averaged about 22 points this summer, with Jimenez chipping in 10. Valerie Avila is the team’s center and best defender, averaging about six blocks per game.
Of the three, however, there is no doubt who the standout is: Cedeno. Avila said the only reason he started the Warriors club was to guarantee he could continue coaching Cedeno.
“I didn’t want to see her leave me,” Avila said. “I asked her, ‘If I form one (an AAU team), would you stay?’ She would have played CYO, but she wanted bigger things.”
Avila said Cedeno average 17 points per game during her fourth-grade year playing CYO and only ramped up production this past summer season.
“[The team feeds] off this one kid,” Avila said of Cedeno. “I’m going to call it here: this kid is going to play Division I in college. Every place we go, people are in awe of her.
“She’s as tall as the center in her grade, but she plays [shooting guard]. Just a fantastic player. She’s here for life. She’s had huge offers (to play at other clubs). Her mom gets notes on her car (from opposing coaches). Coaches come up to her (mom) after games (to convince her to send her daughter to them). She tells them, ‘My daughter is committed to coach Rich.’”
Avila said whenever he sees familiar faces from different parts of the Bay Area, they still bring up Cedeno’s play. Avila said in a tournament in Walnut Creek, the Warriors were facing the host team in the championship game.
“They had never lost a single game and we beat them by 12,” Avila said. “Later on in the year, any time I see someone from the East Bay, they still talk about it (that performance).”
While it appears the Warriors may just be a one-man show, the championship game in San Diego proves they are a true team. Avila said the opposing coach ran his defense solely for the purpose of shutting down Cedeno. It worked, as the Warriors managed only 12 points.
But it didn’t account for the defensive prowess of the Warriors, who did even better in limiting their opponent to just seven points.
“It was a challenge for me to see if I could do it (coach the rest of the team around an outstanding player),” Avila said. “Sometimes, when you have a superstar kid, it doesn’t always mean you’re going to win championships.”
Ask the Miami Heat about that.
Below is the link to the Daily Journal story:
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?type=sports&title=Success comes quickly for Brisbane Warriors&id=166307
"Don't be scared to be great" - Darrelle Revis (All-Pro)quote was said in the play-offs during a game against the Chargers.
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