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Next Spring Skills Clinic @ Hart
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BULLDOGS SPRING SKILLS, Space Available, See below for details
SING UP FOR SUMMER NOW AND START PRACTICING 1 MONTH EARLY, MAY 1, See Below
Full Sched Up On This Site (inc Spring 2014), See Calendar Link on Left
New and Copy Cat Clubs
The BULLDOGS NOW TAKE CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS WITH PAY PAL
A Year With The Bulldogs

Boys & Girls Spring/Summer Teams & Skills Clinics Happening Now. Space Avail

CLUB PHOTO OF THE 2007 SPRING BULLDOGS
BULLDOGS SPRING SKILLS, Space Available, See below for details
April 19, 2014

The Bulldogs just started our highly popular Friday night Skills clinic and we have space available for you right now.

The Clinic consists of 9 more workouts, each 2 hours long.  At each workout, we will do Dribbling, both stationary and on the move. We will work on the 4 finishing layups, both right and left hand.  We will do shot technique and breakdown work followed by shooting on the move.  We will do a passing segment and a rebounding segment.  Then we will compete.  We will go 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 and finally 5 on 5 if time permits.  All in all, it is a great workout we have used for years to help us develop over 35 college players and hundreds of HS Players.

The remaining dates for the clinic will be as follows:

 

  • Fri 4-25 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 5-2 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 5-9 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 5-16 from Harvest Park MS
  • Mon 5-19 from 6 to 8 PM at Pleasanton MS
  • Thurs 5-29 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 6-6 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 6-13 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS
  • Fri 6-20 from 6 to 8 PM at Hart MS


So, if your intersted, drop me a line and let me know. Then we can get you all the info as well as a pro rated price and get you signed up.  Simply contact Coach LeClaire for the details at PGLeClaire@Comcast.net or 925-570-1334.  This program will fill up so if you want to do it, get in touch with Coach and sign up today.

Thanks and hope to see you all on the hardwood soon,

PL

SING UP FOR SUMMER NOW AND START PRACTICING 1 MONTH EARLY, MAY 1, See Below
April 21, 2014

The Bulldogs are in the midst of a highly successful Spring 2K14 Session. For Spring this year, we have 19 teams from 3rd grade to HS Varsity, including 4 girls teams (3rd to 9th grade girls).

While we always hope all of our players will continue with us into the summer, the reality is some families have vacation plans or other sports and family activities that take up their summer months. With that in mind, there are allways opportunities to join our Bulldogs teams for Summer Basketball.

This year, we expect to field about 12 to 14 Summer teams. For Summer, we practice twice a week in the Pleasanton area on Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday nights (practice schedule already up on this site. See calendar link on left) and play games on the weekends in the Walnut Creek to Martinez corridor. The session will run from June 1 to the end of August. For players that are interested, we will also look for a tournament or two to go to in August.

With this in mind, if you want to join now, I have a special deal available for you.


1) Join now and start practicing May 1 with our Spring Teams. You wont play games until June. However, you would practice with our Spring teams for the month of May using this month as a sort of extended basketball camp. This would get your child up to speed with what we do so when June hits, they are ready to contribute.


2) If you cant start practicing right away, singup for Summer now to ensure your slot on the team, but don't start playing till June 1.

The reality is either option is OK. I always say, it is always better to start sooner than latter. However, maybe your schedule doesn't permit you to join us till June. I will tell you, if you start now, you would get about 8 free practices through the month of May.

So, if you are interested in joining, shoot Coach LeClaire an e-mail at PGLeClaire@comcast.net or call him at 925-570-1334. Once you make contact with us, we will get you out to practice to check out the program. Let me also tell you that space is very limited. We will fill up, we always do so if you want to join us, don't delay. Hope to see you all soon,

7 Red Wins MVP Summer League Championship
August 4, 2013

Another great Summer Session is winding down and some special congrats need to go out.  This summer, we had 12 teams in the highly competitive MVP Summer league, 5 made the playoffs, 2 got to the Championship and one team won it all, our 7th grade Red team.  Congrats on a great season guys.


Pictured Below:

Back Row : Club Director and Coach Paul LeClaire, Eric Waltz, Grant Manning, Nathan Dean, Omari Rutledge and Head Coach Tayo Oguns

Front Row: Richard Chen, Mitchell Payne, Adam Cesana, Calvin Kamson

Not Pictured : Brandon Leal and Nathan Williams

 

8 Red Wins Reno Memorial Day Event
June 1, 2013

The Bulldogs took 8 teams up to Reno for the "JamOnIt Reno Memorial Day Event" this year (the single largest basketball tournament in the world) and had a great weekend.  In total, the club went 24 & 10 with four teams taking 3rd place, our 3rd graders losing in the Championship game to a great team out of Washingon and taking 2nd place and our 8th grade Red team winning the whole thing.  Congrats to all the teams we brought up.  You all did great.  But special congrats go out to the Spring Bulldogs 8th Grade Red team.  Great job guys.


Pictured Below:

Back Row - Head Coach Mike Allen, Tommy Faustka, Trevor Leathley, Club Director Paul LeClaire

Front Row - Jake Dean, Nick Clark, Gautam Divikar, Goose Persin, Justin Allen, Alex Castillo

 

2013 Bulldogs 8 Red, Reno Mem Tourney Champs

Full Sched Up On This Site (inc Spring 2014), See Calendar Link on Left
January 10, 2014

Our full schedule is available on this site at the "Calendar" link on the upper left side of the screen.  Our Winter Clinics as well as Spring Registration and Evaluation dates and our March Practice schedules are up now.  We should have the April and May prac schedule confirmed with the city and up in the next week or so.

So, if you want to come workout with us or sign up to play Spring-Ball, have a look at our practice schedule and then shoot Coach LeClaire an e-mail at PGLeClaire@comcast.net telling him you want check us out or join. He will then make sure you get all the info to get signed up. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the hardwood.

The BULLDOGS NOW TAKE CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS WITH PAY PAL

We are proud to announce that the Bulldogs have added PayPal to our site. This means if you have a PayPal account you can use that to pay any and all your session, tournament or uniform fees with. The exciting thing about this is that even if you don't have a PayPal account, you can use your credit or debit cards on this system. That means if you want to spread your payments out over a couple of months, you can now do that by simply using your Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. and paying it off over as it fits your budget.

The PP system is password protected so, if you want to use this system, call us or shoot us an e-mail saying you want to register with PP. Once you do that, we will guide you through our pay center and it's simple to use system.

New and Copy Cat Clubs

It seems there are a lot of new clubs popping up out there and I wanted to make you all aware of what's happening. If you are looking to join a club, there are plenty of good, reputable groups you can join, including this one. That said, you really need to educate yourself. With that in mind, it seems there are a couple of categories to these new groups you may want to be ware of:

1) Out of Towner's - These are the guys that see the Eastbay and mainly the Tri Valley as a place they can swoop in and either find some great local athletes or make a few easy bucks. They are probably guys that don't live here. Just come into the valley to coach. That's not us. We are local and are involved in our community. We coach CYO, we coach local HS and JC teams, we help out with all youth sports in the area. We support the tri valley and the local HS teams and they support us. We are you and you are us.

2) Ex Bulldogs - More than a few copy cat clubs have popped up of late. These are guys that used to have kids in our club, see what we do and think this is some sort of "plug and play" system we have developed that they can just go copy. It isn't. I coach 300+ games per year. I go to College Clinics. I meet with local HS and College coaches to make sure we teach what they value. I have had 27 Bulldogs play at the college level and hundreds in HS. This is what I do. Just because someone has watched what I/we do and tried to copy it, doesn't mean they can. Talk about copy cats, there is actually one new club out there that took my Introductory letter and basically read it verbatim on the front page of their website just inserting their name where it said Bulldogs. If they can't even write a letter on their own, how are they going to teach your kids anything???

3) The Disgruntled Dad - This is the guy that had a son that maybe didn't make our top team, so he got mad and left. And he didn't make the top team at the next team he went to, so he left again. And again and again and again. And finally, in an effort to put his son on the top team, he formed his own team and is trying to surround his son with talent. But when the team is formed, he will make sure his son is the PG, controls the ball and takes the majority of the shots. Truthfully, I have stood in huddles with my teams and said "Number "X" isn't their best player but his Dad is the coach so he is going to take the shot. Make sure we guard him." Anyway, this isn't us. In fact, my son doesn't play any more, he coaches with us. I don't have a son on a team so when I put kids on teams at skill levels it is simply based on our staff's assessment of that players current skill set.

In the end, I keep hearing about fights and refunds being demanded and head guys stepping down or being run out and new guys taking over and off shoot clubs stealing players and starting their own things and all sorts of drama surrounding these organizations. Honestly, you don't get that with the Bulldogs. Here, there is no drama, no in-fighting, no attempted "Coup D'eta's". Just success in teaching, learning, growing and getting better as players & young people. We've been doing this for 15 years with great success and will do it for another 15. Remember, if you pay for an old Ford Pinto, you get an old Ford Pinto, and if you pay for a new Red, White and Blue Ferrari... Well, you get the idea.

Anyway, as I said, there are a lot of reputable clubs out there but some not so reputable. Do your homework and find the right place for your kids. And if you choose us, I am sure you will like the results. New clubs will come and go, we aren't going anywhere. Hope to see you on the hardwood soon,

Coach LeClaire

9 Red Wins Reno PNAAU Memorial Day Tourney
June 10, 2012
Congrats to 9 Red. They went up to Reno, NV for the highly competitive PNAAU Memorial Day Tournament and won their division. Pictured is the team with their families. The players and coaches are (back row of team) Coach David Persin, Ryan Costelli, Justin Weir, Steven Good, Nick Gilfillan, Wyatt Hanie, Coach Paul LeClaire. Front row of team, Zach Sigl, Colorado Bralts, Tyler Senna, Tournament MVP Tanner Wiese, Sam Persin and Goose Persin. Congrats guys, great job!
BULLDOGS 8th GRADE WINS MVP/SOLDIERS SPRING CLASSIC IN HAYWARD
May 10, 2012
Congrats to the Bulldogs Spring 8th Grade Select Team. They went out to the MVP/Soldiers Spring Classic at DreamCourts in Hayward CA and won the whole thing. Pictured are:

SECOND ROW - Cole Morrell, Miles Colwell, Coach David Persin, Blake Braden & Austin Weller.
FRONT ROW - Goose Persin, Ryan Day, Michael Wan, Jordan Gilmete & Krish Sharma

Not pictured, Michael Climent

GREAT JOB FELLA'S! You made us proud.
BULLDOGS 5th GRADE WINS 2011 FALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
November 1, 2011
Congrats to the Bulldogs 5th Grade Boys. They just won the MVP 5th Grade Fall league. The boys took 2nd place in the regular season, beat a good SportStrong team in the semi Finals and then beat Flight Elite in the finals to win the Championship. Great job guys.

Pictured Left to Right:
Back Row - Coaches Paul LeClaire, Tayo Oguns & Truc Tran
Middle Row - Wes Williams, Adam Cesana, Calvin Kamson, KJ Kayacan & Devin Krywe
Front Row - Tyson & Mitchell Payne, Brandon Leal, Jason Tran, Jacob Galvin & Yi Chang Kang
7 Red Wins 2011 Summer League Championship
Congrats to the Bulldogs Summer '11 7th Grade Red Team. They won the highly competitive MVP Summer League Power Championship. WAY TO GO FELLA'S! Pictured below:

Back Row: Coach Paul LeClaire Sr, Alex Castillo, Nick Lievre, Cameron Norfleet, Ken Tang and Coach Eric Bell
Front Row: Dan Newman, Goose Persin, Jaylen Dempsey, Jason Nugent and Mekhi Bell
2011 Spring 7 Red Wins Flight Division
June 1, 2011
Congrats to the Bulldogs 7 Red Spring 2011 team. They won the highly competitive Flight Division in the MVP Spring league

Pictured Left to Right: Ryan Day, Damon Wiley, Dillon Marks, Isaiah Floyd, Mitchell Briggs, Liam Steigerwald, Justin Catson,Blake Bradon, Jason Walsh, Michael Climent & Cole Morrell

Great Job guys!
8 RED WINS SPRING 8 POWER DIVISION
Congrats to the 8th Grade Red team. They ran through the MVP Spring League with a perfect 8 & 0 record and then won their 2 playoff games to combine a perfect Spring season with a league Championship. Way to go guys. Pictured left to right: Coach Paul LeClaire Sr., Sumner Houston, Anubov Murali, Kevin Silky, Kimo Maynard, Mason Farrell, Spencer Wood, Sean Anderson, Brandon Kirk, Jordan Farrell, Jassae Virk and Coach Paul LeClaire Jr."
The BULLDOGS ARE A YEAR ROUND BASKETBALL PROGRAM
The Bulldogs are a year round basketball program. We break our year into 4 segments or sessions. Spring (March through May), Summer (June through August), Fall (September - October) and Winter (November through January). Then we do tryouts for Spring in February and start again.

Here is the thing, while most folks join at the beginning of a session, you can join anytime. We simply pro rate your fees. You can also join mid session as a practice player, only coming to practice to get up to speed with what we do to get ready to play games with our highly competitive teams in the next session.

The bottom line is, if you want to be a Bulldog today, we can make it happen. Contact Coach LeClaire at PGLeClaire@comcast.net and he will help you figure out what is best for you right now.
Coach Negotiates Lower Equipment Costs
These days, we know money is tight for everyone. With that in mind, I went to our equipment suppliers and was able to negotiate some lower equipment costs for us that we want to pass on to you. It isn't much but it is something and as they say, "every little bit helps".

With this in mind, the new pricing will take place on all equipment orders going forward. I can't do anything on items already purchased because the club paid a higher price for that equipment and those costs have to be passed on. However, as your kids outgrow, wear out or lose stuff, these new prices should help everyone out.
Spring 10 & Under Red Team Takes 2nd in Reno
Congrats to the Spring 4th Grade Red team. They took 2nd place at the PNAAU Memorial Day Tournament in Reno Nevada. Great job fella’s.

Coaches – Stevon Jones & Paul LeClaire

Players (left to right) – Goose Persin, Jared Smart, Jessie Davis, Ryan Bartels, Timmy Falls, Will Leninger, Quinn Villanueva (kneeling), Tanner Wallace (black shirt), Jason Nugent & Jared Pagila

6-RED TAKES 2nd AT PNAAU RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENT
Congrats to our Bulldogs 6th Grade Red team on their 2nd place finish in the PNAAU Reno Memorial Weekend Classic. They played 5 games all over the greater Reno / Sparks area, loosing in the finals to a very good Charmichael Red Raiders team. Way to go guys! Pictured Left to Right - Coach Jeremy Braden, Teague Quinlan, Miles Colwell, Blake Braden, Ryan Day, Josh Dancy, Josh Lanos, Krish Sharma, Jeston Davis and Coach Jessie Davis
4 RED WINS MVP SPRING 4th GRADE LEAGUE
Congrats to the 4th Grade Red team. They were a perfect 8 & 0 in the highly competitive MVP Spring 4th Grade League. Then they kept their perfect season alive going 2 & 0 in the playoffs and winning the Championship. Way to go guys. Pictured left to right, Front Row: Nick Seto, Brandon Victoriano,Ryan Horgas,James Johnson,Justin Maislang and Robbie Kinnard.Back Row: Coach Paul LeClaire Sr.,Tyrique Owens, Jayden Gilstrap,Cole McMahon, Coach Paul LeClaire Jr. and Dillon Eplin"

Congrats Bulldogs 6th grade TourneyTeam!
Photo Top left Coach David, CJ Stafford, Marcus Acton, Coach Jeremy, Louie Arias III, Coach Louie
Second row Sam Persin, Tanner Wiese, John Dong, Blake Braden
Bottom Row Goose Persin, Michael Anastassiou


WAY TO GO TEAM!!!!!!! The 6th grade tournament team went 3-0 in the East County Boys & Girls Club 1st Annual Shootout on February 8th, winning 1st place while playing solid team basketball. Way to go guys!!!!!
A Year With The Bulldogs
We are so excited about the upcoming 2011 season. This year, we think we have something for everyone, from the player coming off the CYO, City League or HS season that wants to get a little to a lot better all the way to the player that wants to play for a serious, year round program.

For the player that wants to play one session a year because of your schedule or maybe you play other sports, our program fits your life. We have many kids play Spring or Summer only. We have other entire teams come in to take part in our Winter Workouts yet still stay together after Winter as a team.

However, for the elite player that wants the best, we feel our Red teams can give you what you need. If you were a Red team player that played Spring, Summer and Fall, your schedule would be Spring MVP league and Reno AAU Memorial Day event with 2 practices a week. For Summer, you would play the Summer MVP league and the West Coast Nationals in Vegas in Late July. For Fall, you would do the MVP Labor Day Event, play the fall MVP League and practice once a week. That is a total of 3 leagues, 3 tournaments, 45 games and about 70 practices. If that isn't enough high level basketball for you, I don't know what is.

Remember, we are a year round program meaning you can join any time to start preparing for the next league or tournament. You don't need to register at the beginning of a session. You could register today and we would simply prorate your fees and bring you in to start working out with the club to get you ready to play in games with us.

We believe the most important thing for the player interested in getting better is finding a great coach and sticking with that program. Playing tons of summer travel games, going to Nationals and Virginia and Houston and Vegas etc. is fun but it really isn't needed. You can find games here to get better at. Jumping team to team doesn't develop the player either. Great practice and good competitive games with great instruction in quality, fundamental basketball is the way to get better. We feel that is what we offer. I hope you want to give us a try.

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