Last Updated: February 27, 2015
1st Prac of Spring Session, Fri / Sat this Week, Ltd Space Avail, Details Below
2015 Spring Reg Open Now, 2nd Grade to HS Var Boys & Girls, Limited Space Avail
February 24, 2015
February is here and Spring Bulldogs are starting. Signups have begun but we have limited space available in all grades. But its filling up fast so if you want to join, please contact Coach LeClaire at PGLeClaire@comcast.net ASAP.
FYI, all our Spring Teams practice twice a week and play games in the MVP league on the weekends. Our Select teams (Bulldogs ALPHA) will also do some limited tournament play. This year, we expect to have 20 to 24 teams for spring. We will have both Boys and Girls teams, 2nd grade to HS Varsity. We always have multiple teams at every grade level so there are teams for all skill levels. About the teams:
FYI, there is no class system here. All our teams will get the same great coaching with a focus on the fundamentals needed to grow your game. All teams will practice twice a week and play games on the weekends in the highly competitive MVP league. Our ALPHA teams will also do some limited tournament play including the Worlds Largest AAU tournament in Reno over Memorial Day Weekend.
Signups - Online registration is open now. Contact me for instructions. For those that want to signup in person, we can bring you out to our next practice. To see when we practice, click the Calendar link on the left side of the screen.
HS Players - HS Players, we are starting signups this week so if you want to play and gain an edge on guys on your HS team, contact coach and come on out to practice this week.
Practice - Our full spring practice schedule is now confirmed and up on this website. Just click our Calendar link on the left. That said, practice starts Fri Feb 27 & Sat Feb 28.
Summer, Fall and Winter - For those of you that cant play Spring but want to play when your schedule permits, we will have a Summer session (June, July, Aug) that is much like Spring, 2 prac a week, games on the weekends. For Fall, we go 2 months, Sept and Oct, again 2 prac a week, games on the weekends. For Winter (Nov to Feb), we choose to let our players focus on CYO and HS Basketball so we just do skills clinics. If your interested in any of these programs, just contact me.
So there you go, I hope to see you all at our next practice. If you do plan to come out, shoot me an email so I can get you all the information. And again, you can reach me at PGLeClaire@comcast.net. Thanks and I hope to see you all soon.
BULLDOGS ANNOUNCE THE "ALPHA DOGS" ELITE PROGRAM
November 1, 2014
The Eastbay Bulldogs are proud and excited to announce the formation of the "ALPHA DOGS". The plan is to run one Bulldogs Alpha team for every grade 3rd to 8th grade, talent permitting. Each of these teams will have 10 to 12 players and will stay together for 8 months, Feb to the end of Oct. The Alpha Dogs will practice twice a week together as a group. As always, they will play at the highest levels of the MVP Spring, Summer and Fall leagues. We will also play the Reno Memorial Day tournament, the MVP Labor Day Event and do 2 other local tournaments.
Someone called me yesterday and said "Is this a shift in philosophy for your program?". No, not at all. We will still play man, run motion and focus on fundamental skill development and building smart, hard nosed, tough players that play hard and have great attitudes. And we will still have White and Blue teams that play the four sessions of the year. This is just a way for the player more committed to basketball to be with a group that feels the same way.
So what makes these teams different from other year round or elite programs? Well, we wont ask you to choose between us and CYO. Rather, we will do tryouts and start practice in Feb and go to the end of October so players can do both, Bulldogs Alpha and CYO with no conflict. The catch is, to be selected for the ALPHA team in your grade, we need an 8 month commitment from you. We aren't interested in re-forming these teams every 3 months. We want the continuity you get from playing together for an extended period.
Prac & Signup Sched Up through May 1, See Calendar Link on Left
January 21, 2015
Our workout schedule is always available on this site at the "Calendar" link on the upper left side of the screen. Our 2 Spring Registration and Evaluation dates are on the site as well as our Spring Prac Sched through May 1. Balance of Spring Prac Sched (month of May) should be available by end of Feb,
7 Red wins WCBBA Spring Tourney
May 3, 2014
Congrats to our Bulldogs 7 Red Team. They went out to Chabot College in Hayward this weekend and won the West Coast Basketball AAU Tournament. Great job guys! Pictured below are (from left to right) : Head Coach Tayo Oguns, Richard Chen, Brandon Leal, Calvin Kamson, Austin Jones, Justin Sherrod, Nathan Williams & Adam Cesana. Next it is Spring League Playoffs and then off to Reno for the Memorial Day Tourney, AKA, the Largest AAU Tournament in the World.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
|Saturday, Feb 28|
|Spring Practice @ PMS, click for details||11:00am||Pleasanton Middle School (PMS)||Thursday, Mar 5|
|Spring Practice @ Harvest Park, click for details||5:00pm||Harvest Park Middle School||Friday, Mar 6|
|Spring Practice @ Harvest Park, click for details||5:00pm||Harvest Park Middle School||Tuesday, Mar 10|
|Spring Practice @ Hart MS, click for details||5:00pm||Hart Middle School (HMS)||Friday, Mar 13|
|Spring Practice @ Harvest Park, click for details||5:00pm||Harvest Park Middle School||Saturday, Mar 14|
|MVP Spring League Starts||Tuesday, Mar 17|
|Spring Practice @ Hart MS, click for details||5:00pm||Hart Middle School (HMS)|
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