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August 22, 2015
The Bulldogs summer teams just wrapped up a highly successful summer season with 2 Championships. That said, summer is over and Fall is about to kick off. Our Fall session technically runs Sept & Oct but we have decided to start practicing this week, Tues and Thurs Aug 25 & 27 at Harvest Park MS in Pleasanton. So if you sign up this week, you get 2 extra practices.
So what is included in the Fall program? Well, for Fall we will practice twice two weeknights per week for Sept and Oct We will also play an 8 to 10 game league season on the weekends that starts the weekend of Sept. 12-13 and goes to the last weekend in October. I am negociating practice time with the cities right now. We should get it finalized this week. So check back to the Calendar link on the left side of this website to see our full practice schedule. As soon as the city gives us our time, we will update the calendar.
Does Fall Interfere with CYO? NO. I was a CYO Athletic Director for 15 years and know their calendar intimately. CYO does signups in August, tryouts in September, starts practice in October and doesn't start league games until the first weekend in November. We finish the last weekend in October, they start the first weekend in November. So our Bulldogs Fall Session will take you right up to the start of your CYO League play but wont conflict.
Does Fall Interfere with HS Basketball? NO. Per CIF rules, HS tryouts start the 2nd Monday in November. For Sept & Oct on the HS campus, Football is King. Most HS teams, if they do anything at all, might just do open gym which is just something to keep their players from getting rusty. It provides no coaching, no structure and no league games. Our HS guys have a tremendous advantage at tryouts in that they have been practicing twice a week and playing highly competitive games on weekends all the way up to their HS tryouts. That's one of the reasons so many of our HS guys make HS teams.
6th & 7th Alpha Teams Both Win Summer Championships
August 6, 2015
Congrats to our 6th and 7th Grade Alpha teams. They both won Summer MVP League Championships over the weekend.
Pictured Below is our 6th Alpha Team:
1st Row - Isaac Kang, Zach Agnarayngay, Ashan Fernando and Jordy Hendra
2nd Row - Coach Javier Valverde, Abe Tabatabian, Mason Romant, Michael Temprano, Evan Barnhouse and Club Director Paul LeClaire
7th Alpha is pictured Below:
1st Row - Bernard Lee, Payton Schuh, Jordy Hendra, Jake Tjan & Josh Heverley
2nd Row - Coach Rob Stubbs, Pratham Shah, Ani Nimmagadda, Darian Stubbs, Evan McConnaughey, Luke Castro, Head Coach Paul LeClaire and Asst Coach Aiden Stubbs
Congrats to one and all. Great Season Guys
7 Red Wins Spring MVP League Championship
June 3, 2015
Congrats to the 7 Red team. They won the Spring MVP League Championship Sunday May 31st. It was a great, hard fought game against 50 All Stars. The All Stars actually lead most of the game by as many as 16 points. But the Bulldogs made a furious 4th Quarter run and took their first lead of the game on a Scotty Grier 3 point shot with a minute to go. Two baskets later, they were up 5 and won the game. Congrats guys.
Pictured Below are : (Back Row) Coach Paul LeClaire, Dylon Chan, Ethan Vuong, Justin Fuller, Satya Kathineni and Head Coach Stevon Jones / (Front Row Kneeling) James Roque, Daniel Lim, Jake Banich and Scotty Grier. Not pictured are Cameron Jensen and Tushar Mehta. Great Job guys.
5th & 8th Grade Boys Both Win WCBB Spring Tourney
May 3, 2015
Congrats to both our 5th & 8th grade boys. Both went to the West Coast Basketball Spring Tourney and won their respective divisions. Pictured Below are our 8th Boys. The Back row is Jake Martin, KJ Kaya, Omari Rutledge, Wes Williams, Brian Danridge, Jaden Evans and Coach Tayo Oguns. Front Row, Richard Chen, Calvin Kamson, Cooper Eastman and Brandon Leal. Not pictured is Michael Danridge. Great Job Guys! (Pic of the 5th Boys coming 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.
Full Summer Prac & Skills Sched to end Aug up on this site, See Calendar Link on Left
May 6, 2015
Our workout schedule is always available on this site at the "Calendar" link on the upper left side of the screen. Currently, our Full Summer Practice Schedule is up as well.
* Just Added : Our almost full summer practice schedule is up, all except one week in Aug when the gyms are closed. I will find somewhere else for us that week and that will go up as soon as I get it. That said, you can see 12 weeks of the 13 week summer program on the schedule page right now.
** Our Spring Weeknight Skills Clinic is up as well (5 dates in May and 5 more in June).
Anyway, click on the day your interested in to see what time your grade goes.
So, if you want to come check us out to possibly join one of our Competitive teams or our skills workouts, have a look at our schedule and see what works for you. Then shoot Coach LeClaire an e-mail at PGLeClaire@comcast.net telling him you want get signed up. Once you do that, he will make sure you get all the info you need. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the hardwood soon.
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