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Germantown Hardknocks Youth Foundation
CONGRATULATIONS TO GERMANTOWN HARDKNOCKS 15U TEAM WERE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!!!
GERMANTOWN HARDKNOCKS 15U TEAM HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE DIVISION 1 SUPERSHOW CASE IN ORLANDO FLORIDA DURING THE NCAA LIVE PERIOED. THIS TOURNAMENT IS AN INVITATIONAL ONLY TOURNAMENT WITH ONLY THE TOP 64 TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY AND OUR TEAM WAS SELECTED. WE WILL GO TO REPRESENT THE POTOMAC VALLEY AAU DISTRICT BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THE GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP CUT THE COST FOR OUR PLAYERS PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS ON OUR PAYPAL OR SEND MONEY ORDERS TO: GERMANTOWN HARDKNOCKS PO BOX 2539 GERMANTOWN MD 20875 ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
NIKE PREDRAFT CAMP WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15TH IN GAITHERSBURG MD, @ IINTER-DOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF GOD
NIKE PRE-DRAFT CAMP IS AN EXCLUSIVE PRO-STYLE ATHLETIC COACHING AND TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 6TH-12TH GRADE AGE YOUTH.(EXPERIENCE 5TH GRADERS ARE WELCOME) THE DESIGN OF PDC IS TO CULTIVATE AND DISCOVER NEW LEARNING FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS. PDC IS MODELED AFTER A VARIETY OF NIKE SKILLS ACADEMIES HOSTED BY LEBRON JAMES, KEVIN DURANT, DERON WILLIAMS AND KOBE BRYANT. PDC OFFERS THE NUANCES OF UNDERSTANDING AND FUNCTION WITHIN AN ELITE BASKETBALL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM. SIGN UP TODAY FOR A GREAT DAY OF FUN, LEARNING AND EXPOSURE WITH NIKE ELITE BASKETBALL TRAINING AND YOU MAYBE DISCOVERED AND INVITED TO THE INVITATIONAL ONLY CAMPS OF THE NIKE ELITE YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE OR THE LEBRON JAMES, KEVIN DURANT, DERON WILLIAMS AND KOBE BRYANT CAMP. THE CAMP DIRECTOR IS THE SCOUT OF THESE NIKE SERVICES SO YOU DONT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY. ALL CAMPERS WILL RECEIVE A NIKE SHIRT AT A VALUVE OF $25 AND THE TOTAL FOR THIS CAMP IS $99 PLEASE VISIT WWW.NIKEPREDRAFTCAMP.COM AND REGISTER WITH THE INTER-DOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF GOD ON JUNE 15TH SEE YOU THERE.
Germantown Hardknocks 17u wins Diamond In the Rough NCAA Certified Event Baltimore MD
April 22, 2013
Germantown Hardknocks 17u won the Diamond in the Rough NCAA Certified Event at Baltimore Community College on April 21, 2013. The Hardknocks went 4-0 doing the weekend and had great play from all players. Coaches are Coach Bigdogg, Players Joe Hughly, Collin Turner, Arron King, Shane, Coach Hall, Darryl Lewis, Nehemiah Jackson, Alex and Coach Wayne Jackson and Chris Allen (missing from photo). Go Hardknocks
Hardknocks 10u and 11u teams
April 6, 2013
Germantown Hardknocks 10u team started the AAU season with two strong wins. This young team showed the will, determination and passion of playing hard together as team to gain these victories. We look forward to seeing and hearing some good things from this team.
Germantown Hardknocks 11u team started the season off but failed short in their season opener.
Saint John's Catholic Prep Terrell Campbell Put Team On His Back
Terrell Campbell lead the Saint John's Catholic Prep Varsity Boys basketball in the semi-final and Maryland MIAA C Division State Championship game averaging 17 points a game. Terrell put the team on his back doing these games the sophomore point guard played with great passion, vision and heart. Saint John's failed to Indian Creek.
Hardknocks 15u Bigshots Baltimore March Madness Champs 2013
March 29, 2013
Hardknocks won the Gold Division in the Bigshots Balitmore March Tipoff. The team played the Canada-America team for the championship and was lead with Joe Hugley 22 points 9rebounds who couldn't be stop inside or out. Joe went 6 for -10 from beyond the arc and Ryan Snell with 19 points, Terrell Campbell finished with 10 points and 8 assist to lead us with the Gold Championship. Ryan Snell couldn't be stop with his range which was on point. The Hardknocks got great guard play from David Garey and Terrell Campbell. No one could stop the little Big Man David Garey as he went by anyone in front of him. This was a great team win with Mark Pierce who hit some key shots beyond the arc and played tough defense, Keandre Jones and Ray Murrel defense inside the paint was to much for the 6'10 can-america center. they wouldn't back down and made it difficult for him to get any boards or points in the paint. The defense was outstanding keeping the 6'10 player off the boards from can-america team. The hardknocks had good bench play that kept the Can-america team off balance. The Hardknocks was up by 16 with 3 minutes left and can-america made a run but the hardknocks regroup to keep them at bay. The Hardknocks is 7-3 so far and 1-1 in championship play. Olny loosing to New York Lightening EYBL Nike team in the Agame shootout and Can-america in pool play. Joe Hugley was name MVP of the Tournament with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2.8 Blocks a game. Go Hardknocks!!!
Magruder and Hardknocks player Joe Hugley
March 17, 2013
Joe Hugley had a great showing in the Maryland State Championship 4A game for Magruder High School. Joe was moved up from JV and played some very good minutes in the semi and championship game. In the championship game against Eleanor Roosevelt (PG) Joe Hugley went 3 for 5 from beyond the arc finishing with 9 points and 11 rebounds. This was a great performance for the sophomore player. The Hardknocks family salute you with your hardwork and a great performance.
Hardknocks Alumni Bruce Massey, Jr Making his Mark
March 13, 2013
The sunbelt conference selected Bruce Massey Jr, Middle Tennessee State as the Defensive player of the year. Bruce Massey, Jr., was taught defense wins championships as a young player by his father Coach Bruce Massey Sr.. This Hardknock Alumni has carried that principle with him throughout his high school and college career which made him the player he is today. We salute you for your hardwork and dedication and you're the example for all Hardknocks Players to follow!!!
Agame Supershootout Tournament in Philly
March 2, 2013
The Hardknocks 15u started off where they left last year in the Championship. Hardknocks had a very successful weekend in the Agame supershootout tournament in Philly. The team had strong play from David Gary who average 7 rebounds a game. The 5'5 point guard who is considerate the big man would not stop attempting to get rebounds and sacrificing his body for the team. Hardknocks also had strong play from Terrell Campbell, Riley Frankel, Mark Pierce, Keandre Jones, Khalil Sewell, Quiten, and Ryan Snell. The Hardknocks faced New York Lightening (EYBL) in the Championship series. This was the first tournament of the 2013 season and it looks to be a good season if these players continue to develop and play strong. Go Hardknocks
The Original Germantown Hardknocks Basketball program
Please be advise that there's only one successful and elite AAU Boys Basketball program that has represented the Germantown community for 8 strong years and prepared players for Middle and High School and College basketball and that's Germantown Hardknocks Youth Foundation. I have received several calls about another Germantown team and THEIR NOT WITH THE Hardknocks. WE HAVE NOT CHANGED OUR NAME. Germantown Hardknocks is not affiliated with any other basketball program. If you're interested in learning strong fundamentals and getting National experience and exposure by qualifed coaches then look no further. You can check back at this website for more information or contact Coach Hall about Germantown Hardknocks.
Capital Events AAU 2012-2013 Winter League Champs
March 6, 2013
Hardknocks 13u AAU Team capture the Capital Events Winter AAU League. The Hardknocks won the 13u (7th grade) division on Sunday March 4th, 2013. This win is a good start for the 13u team as they begin the 2013 aau season. This team has worked hard with little practice but strong play with team work and pressure defense. The capital events staff selected Triston Price and Alonte for MVP. GO Hardknocks!!
Germantown Hardknocks I270 team 2011-2012 Champs
The Gemantown Hardknocks senior team captured the senior division title after defeating Clarksburg. This team worked hard all season and put the concept of team first which made all the difference. Go Hardknocks
Germantown Hardknocks 14u Team take 2nd Place in the Country at AAU Nationals
Germantown Hardknocks 14u team finish 2nd in the country at AAU Nationals in Hampton VA. The team won 6 out 7 games to earn a shot at the title. The team played well throughout the tournament with excellent team play and great leadership from all our players. The players never gave up in any games when they found themselves down. This team is the first Hardknocks to place a National Ranking in AAU as the #2 seed in the country Division III. stay tune more to come.
Hardknocks Certified Personal Trainer
Anthony Williams and Infinte Possibilities is the Hardknocks Personal trainer specializing in Basketball Skills and S.A.Q( speed, agility and quickness). All Hardknocks players are encouraged to contact him for personal development in basketball skills or S.A.Q. He has great pricing for hardknocks members for individual and team discounts. Please contact him at Anthonywilliams.CPT@gmail.com or 301-326-9497. Let him know which team you're currently playing with in the organization. Thanks
Former Hardknocks player receive first interest letter for college basketball
Joshua Howard a former player of the Hardknocks receive his first interest letter from Wake Forest University. Josh begin his career at 8 years of age with the hardknocks program and told coach shaft that he was born to play this game. He is starting his freshmen high school year with the possibility of playing varsity this year. We congratulate Joshua Howard for his years of hard work and dedication and never giving up on his dream. We salute you and remember your always a Hardknocks!
GERMANTOWN HARDKNOCKS I-270 BASKETBALL
HARDKNOCKS I-270 BASKETBALL MADE HISTORY DEFEATING GAITHERSBURG 43 TO 40 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HARDKNOCKS WENT UNDEFEATED WITH A 19-0 RECORD THE FIRST IN I-270 32 YEAR HISTORY. ELIJAH BOYD WAS NAME MVP OF GAME WITH HONOABLE MENTION OF TERRELL CAMPBELL. THE HARDKNOCKS PLAYED AS A TEAM THE WHOLE SEASON.
HARDKNOCKS ALL-STAR SELECTIONS WERE ELIJAH BOYD, TERRELL CAMPBELL, MARK PIERCE, AND RILEY FRANKEL. MARK WAS NAMED MVP OF THE ALL-STAR GAME.
ALSO, FROM OUR SENIOR TEAM DONNIE GAINES RECEIVED THE PETE CARLTON AWARD FOR EXHIBITING HARDWORK AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURT.
Germantown Hardknocks Youth Foundation Goals and Mission Statement
Specifically, the Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. We are looking for sponsors that will help cut the cost of travel expensive, tournaments, leagues, and uniforms for many of our youth. We will pursue the following objectives:
(a) To provide youth with alternatives to violence , gangs and drugs. To promote positive youth development programs which will generate measurable improvements in youth self-esteem, goal setting abilities and attitudes toward learning. The programs help inspire and guide youth in the belief that they can act on their dreams, make a difference in their community and realize their potential, one step at a time. It also put proiority on character Development, volunteer service and Career Exploration.
(b) To promote sportsmanship and true spirit of competition.
(c) To promote health, social, educational and character development.
(d) To help teach and develop fundamental skills and techniques to futher one's abilities in the sport of basketball.
(e) To create activities to assist in the elimination of juvenile delinquency.
(f)To form, manage, and operate a basketball league for the members consisting of boys and girls teams comprised of players meeting the criteria established by the Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc.
(g) To train and educate volunteer coaches and officials - individuals often have their first coaching experience with Germantown Hardknocks Inc. This presents the need to adequately train these individuals to enable them to better understand Germantown Hardknocks Basketball Inc., philosophy, their responsibilites, potential liability issues and appropriate behavior with participants. A more positive experience for participants, coaches, and officials with an increased awareness of responsibilities are some of the goals. The resource demands of this training effort are tremendous.
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