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"For the Love of My Game" Academic & Basketball program 2018-19

September 23, 2018
Da FAM Club's "For the Love of My Game" is a Sports and Academic Afterschool program that will operate Monday thru Thursday 4pm-6pm for $10 a day or $35 a week...We also offer extended day from 6pm-8pm for $5 a day...This program will run October 22-June 13,2019 at Brennan/Rogers School 200 Wilmont rd in New Haven,CT . Each Student will receive a program T-shirt,Skill Development ,conditioning and Scrimmages . Snacks will be provided by the New Haven board of Education and sponsors..Guest Speakers,Rules of the game,Career goals,Healty habits and more will go along with the daily curriculm which is divided into workshops, spotlighting various life issues as well as th basketball activities. The workshops feature education,sports,guest speakers,arts and crafts as well as community relations. The program will accept youth from the Greater New Haven communities and abroad.For more information contact Gary Nelson Jr at 203-360-4829 or email at dafam12002@yahoo.com

Da FAM Club Winter league New Haven,CT 2018 ($175/Team) or($35a player)

September 23, 2018

Da FAM Club presents "For the Love of the Game" Winter basketball league in New Haven,CT..The league games will be held at Brennan/ Rogers School 200 wilmot rd new haven,CT..The league has 2 Coed divisions (Biddy) Grades K-3rd & (Development)3-5th grade (Skill level)..(.Boys)5\6th grade and 7/8th grade  ..Female divison grades 4-6th grade ,6Th Grade and a 7/8th grade Division ..Each registered player will receive a League tshirt and Teams can wear their own uniforms..Each player will receive 8games plus everyone makes the Playoffs..We will be hosting this league October 22,2018-Feb 15,2019(Monday thru Friday)..If you or someone you know is interested in being apart of the league as a Team ($175a team)or Individual registered player($35 Each..Individual Registered Players will receive a League Shirt and will be placed on a League team..For more Info please contact Gary 203-360-4829 or email dafam12002@yahoo.com.  

Da FAM Club Open House Basketball Games for our Boys or Girls travel teams 2018-19

September 23, 2018

Da FAM Club is offering Open House Baketball games at our Host School Brennan/Rogers School in New Haven,CT ..We have numerous teams to pair up for game with boys Grades 3/4,5th,6th,7th,8th and Girls 5th,6th,7th & 8th grade..we have Travel teams from across Northeast who will and have participated in these games in the Past..We have game times Monday thru Friday(5:45,6:45 & 7:45)...Teams are welcomed to play Multiple games in a Day or Week if they are interested ...We have ($30 a team)Game Fees as well as a Door Admission for Adults/High school-$2 & kids $1 which helps support our program activities..For more info you can contact(Gary) 203-360-4829 or email dafam12002@yahoo.com. Being that we understand Gym time across the State is Limited we offer the chance for Teams to setup Games at our location against other teams instead of playing against  our teams. We will be offerinfo these games Year round..School,Travel and AAU Teams are Welcom

Da FAM is registering 4th,5th,6th,7th & 8th grade Boys &Girls for our Winter Travel teams 2018-19

September 23, 2018

(pictured above)Da FAM Alimni Mustapha Heron(Auburn Univ mens basketball/2020) and Alissa Alston(Ole Miss womens basketball/2019)l.. If you are interested in Building your skills,exposure and knowledge of the Game then this is the program for you... We are looking for hardworking Student Athletes to join Da FAM like them on our Boys Teams:4th grade,5th,6th,7th and 8th Grade teams.. An our Girls Teams :4th-6th grade,7thgrade and 8thgrade...The teams will practice & play games between October 2018-February 2019....Please Contact Program Directors Gary Nelson @203-360-4829 or email:dafam12002@yahoo.com for more information. 

Trayniece mims(2014),Tanaya Atkinson(2014) & Alyssa Alston(2015) CT 1st Team All State 2012-13

May 31, 2013

Trayniece Mims(2014/Hyde school/15/Roxbury cc),Tanaya Atkinson(2014/Temple Univ/18) and Alyssa Alston(2015/Ole Miss-19)) have all been selected to Connecticut High School  Coaches Assoc 1st Team All-State for Girls Basketball for the 2012-13 Season.This is the second time Tanaya has received this Award and for Trayniece and  Alyssa its a upgrade from their 3rd team selections in 2011-12 Season.The girls have now been put on the Radar from over 50 Div1 & 2 schools in the ACC,Big Ten,CAA,A10,NEC and Big East schools.They have so far help Lead their respected schools Trayniece Mims at HYDE Leadership has helped turn the program aroumd in her 3years with leading the team all 3 seasons in Points,steals and assit.Also this past year she lead her school to the Semifinal game in the Class S division which was the 1st time in school history for female basketball,,Trayniece has already scored over a 1000 points in high school and has been in the top 10 in state all 3 years in 3pointers made and Scoring.Tanaya and Alyssa led  Career Magnet High School50-6 record including a 20 & 26 game winning streaks and Back to Back Conference Championships with wins over Hillhouse High School(2012) & Mercy(2013)..Tanaya Atkinson has been selected to the All Conference Team in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, selected  "Most Outstanding Player" of The Conference Back to Back Seasons 2012 & 2013. Voted 1st Team All-State for 2011-12 season and now in 2012-13 season and will be Named "New Haven Register All-AREA MOP" Award for 2013..Alyssa Alston was also selected All-Conference 2011-12 & 2012-13 season, selected 3rd team All-State as a Freshman in 2012 season and this year awarded 1st Team  All-State for 2012-13 season..They finished their  2012-13 season 23-4 with aloss in the State Quarterfinals. Career Magnet High School Won the Conference title Back to Back years 2012 & 2013..Trayniece,Tanaya & Alyssa are now looking forward to gaining more Exposure,working on their skills this Spring,Summer and Fall during workouts and Da FAM Travel Games..

You can Now follow Da FAM Club Programs on our Youtube Channels!!!

  • Da FAM Club started our own Youtube Channels "Gary Nelson" or "Da FAM Club Tv" ..On there you can watch Highlights of Da FAM Club league games,Travel Team Games,Interviews with different level players,Coaches and Teams..We also started a Show called "Da General's Report" which is hosted by Director Gary "Da General" Nelson ...If you are interested in being on the show with your team,coach,business or ya self you can contact Gary at 203-507-4193,or email:dafam12002@yahoo.com 

Da FAM Club is Off and Running looking for Sponsors's and Contacts for Fundraising events in 2016

December 2, 2018

Pictured above is 2 time Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 & 2012 Devereaux Peters of Notre Dame University) Da FAM Club a youth organization based in New Haven,CT will continue to go business to business and Door to Door this Spring and Summer looking for sponsorship and Donations for our CT Da FAM Club youth programs as well as for our future programming.We are also looking for other Youth Programs who are looking to do collaborative events to raise funds for our respected Programs.Da FAM Club Inc received a charitable donation in 2008 a Econoline 12 passenger Van(2003)which has helped with our daily programs as well as our Da FAM Club Travel program transportation for those youth who in the past were not able to participate because of transportation issues. We are putting together Basketball Clinics,Youth/Adult Invitational Games,Middle school Girls/Boys All-Star games, and as well Our Annual Celebrity Fundraising Weekends ,this year would be Our 18th Annual event. If anyone is interested in helping us in any future activities as Volunteers,Donors,Players,Equipment, Scorekeepers,Refs,Promotion, Team participants or if you have access to a Venue please contact Gary Nelson Jr at 203-360-4829 or email dafam12002@yahoo.com.If anyone is interested in making a Donation or sponsorship you can use same contact information as listed above.

If you are gracious enough to donate funds to our program the Checks and Money Orders must be made to:
Da FAM Club
mailing Address
Gary Nelson 
C/o Da FAM Club

202 Wolcott st

New Haven,CT 06513


Da FAM Club Alumni Girls show they can balance Books and Basketball as they lead their School's

November 4, 2011

Da FAM Club Alumni girls continue to show that they believe in Books and Basketball as they get prepared start their high school and College Basketball seasons. All of these players above have lead their respected high schools to Conference playoffs & Championships as well as the State Championship games which they were Starters at(Kolbe Cathedral,Career Magnet,Notre Dame-FFld and Hillhouse High schools in 2004 thru 2008)most of the Players above are now Student/Athletes at the Collegiate Level from Left to Right is Kamiya Burwell(Kolbe/2 State Championships/all-Conference player),Ashley Prim(Kolbe/2 State Championship's & 2 Chip MVP'S,she's plays for St.Joseph Univ basketball team 2009-13),Gary "Da General" Nelson 60 Travel/AAU Tournament Chips ,Courtney Sturdevent/white headband (1 State Chip-Hillhouse/attend Barton college in Kansas on the basketball team),Alexandria "Wa Wa" Dowdy(Graduate/Hillhouse/1 State Championship/Senior on the Central Ct State univ basketball team),Anisha Wilson(Career high school/State Championship 08/plays for Morgan univ Island basketball team 2009-13),Michelle White(graduate of Hillhouse high school/1 state Championship/currently playing for the Univ of Houston class 2013),Candice Williams(ND-Fairfield 07,4 year basketball starter/Lost in 2 High school State championships/now attended UCONN-Storrs Class of '12 ,was on a scholarship for 4 years Track and Field),Seniors Twins Cara Deroy(Hamden high school 11) and Molly Deroy(Hamden high school 11), all of the girls are good students and are going to play major roles for their Collegiate basketball Teams in the 2011-12 season.

"Da Ship" has Arrived Due to Donations in 2008

Da Ship has arrived due to a Generous Donation from One of our Sponsors. Da Ship has set a Sail by Coasting up and around the East Coast. Da Ship has carried the boys & Girls Teams up to Massachusetts and down to Virginia as well as out to the Midwest to Chicago,Ill for a College Exposure Basketball tournaments.The Day came when Da General had to ride "Da Ship"down for the long hall to Charleston,West Virgina...500 and sumptin Miles for a Good Cause of Course!!Da FAM Club Fundraiser "TI Concert"..If you are interested in Da FAM coming to Town please contact Gary Nelson Jr at 203-507-4193 or Email :dafam12002@yahoo.com

Dreammakers Events host Da FAM Club Fundraising Concerts with Rapper TI and more

March 22, 2009
Da FAM Club Inc and Dream-makers Events,along with Our staff includes President Gary "Da General" Nelson Jr and Da Commissioner Steve Drayton(Boston,Mass), five part-time coaches and a number of volunteers,parents and guardians provide team management,tutoring,assistant coaching,Life skill workshops and chaperones for Basketball tournaments,and college tours.Two Coaches and one volunteer will also supervise team activities. Dream-makers Events was a major financial sponsor of Da FAM Club Inc. Most American youth listen to Hip/Hop and R&B music. Dream makers promote Hip/Hop and R&B concerts and Comedy shows in the tri-state and beyond. A portion of the events proceeds were going to the Da FAM Club programming. The Athletes and Parents had attend the events and some had a opportunity to meet and take pictures with the artists.The events allowed the athletes and Parents to form a relationship on/off of the Court.The cost of Da FAM Club could have reached $950 for a Pair of Air Jordan Jerseys,a pair of Jordan Shorts and team Sneakers.With the success of Some of our fundraiser events,donations and Grants the fee was only $300. The fee was waived for some of our Players fees for their equipment ,Transportation,Lodging and/or Tournament entry fees.the Dreammakers events had some success in their ventures with Shows including Artist like Busta Rhymes,Juelz Santana,Ne-YO,Plies,Flo-Rida,T.I,Mike Jones & Fabulous.

Da FAM Freshmen Girls finished 2011 AAU Season(64-6)...

November 4, 2011

Da FAM Club 14u/9th girls pictured above had just won their 3rd Championship of 2011 with a Big win over 2010 CT AAU 14u State Champs CT Spirit(CT Attack now)in the "Basketbull"Hall of FAME Spring Classic which the Championship game was played on the Court built inside the Basketball Hall of FAME in Springfield,MASS...Big their biggest Win was versus the CT Lady Blazers(led by Hillhouse's Bria Holmes/who signed to West Virginia univ) in a 2point Win in the ECHO Summer League in Bridgeport,CT. We have now Won that League Championship Back to Back years in the High School & Middle School Divisions(2010 & 2011)... We had some good Wins in the "New England Showcase" in Boston,Mass 4/16-4/17/2011.We have now defeated some of the Top Tier AAU Clubs from allover the Country including NY,NJ,PA,VA,NC,MD,OH,SC,NH,RI,Mass & CT.Our 1st Out of State Loss came to a Team out of Mass, Bay State Elite in a Overtime Game in Tourney Pool play. We played pretty well in the 4-5 CT Tourney/leagues we entered but took our 1st and only loss of 2011 to the CT Storm in the CT AAU Div1 State Championship game at Payne Whitney Gym on Yale University Campus....The team Did get to redeem its out of state loss fast to Bay State Elite when we were able to play again in the New England Showcase Tourney Championship Game in Boston,Mass & again at the Gymrats Challenge in a playoff game in Albany,NY which we Won both games by 20plus points. At the end of their 2011 Spring-Fall AAU Season they compiled a Record of 64-6,an also opened up their Schedule with 3 Straight tournament Championships... Losing in the State Championship in the State tournament was a Tough loss but mainly cause We lost 2 KEY Starters(Alyssa Alston & Imani Canton to injuries)in the Game SO AAH can u give US A Rematch PLEASE???....The Summer of 2011 9th grade team Pictured above is :Alivia Wilson(Hamden high),Lauren Williams(ST.John the Baptist High/NY),Tanaya Atkinson(Career Regional High),Trayniece Mims(Hyde Leadership),Adasia Beard(Hyde Leadership),Alyssa Alston(Career Regional),Charleese Smith(Career Regional High),Maya Eggelston(Hyde Leadership High),Aliyah Christy(Kolbe Cathedral High),Breanna Parker(Hillhouse High). They Recorded over 70 games with impressive Wins/Individual Play in Tournaments: Hoop Group Spring Jam,Gymrats Challenge,2 "Basketbull" Hall of Fame in Springfield & Boston New England Showcase,(4)USJN Tournaments(DC,2/NJ,Pa),Powerade ION in Boston,Mass & 4 CT Tournaments/Leagues...They have now opened the eyes of some Div1,2 & 3 University/College coaches and recruiting services,as well tournaments which they have received honors...

Our youth playing at Halftime of Auburn Mens Game at Madison Square Garden 2016

Da FAM Club Boys Travel basketball team will be playing at Madison Square Garden Dec 12,2016 in the Halftime of the "Under Armour Reunion college basketball event"...The game will feature Da FAM Alumni Player (Sacred Heart High School Graduate/Waterbury,CT)Mustapha Heron a Freshman Guard for Auburn...The game will start at 6:30pm.. 

"Da General's Report" Hip Hop/R& B and Sports & Entertainment Radio Show
"Prostyle Girls Basketball Clinics"Former WNBA player Shannon Bobbit
Da FAM Club 6th grade travel team Wins their 1st Tournament Championship in Hartford,CT
Da FAM Club is hosting a Raffle for (a Apple TV,Dre Beats Headphones & IPAD2)
Da FAM Club 14u & 15u Girls with some Downtime at National ZOO 2011
Da FAM Club Junior Lauren Williams of ST.John the Baptist High School Long Island,NY
Da FAM Club Travel Teams make 2Championship Challenges in Tournament
Da FAM Club 7th/8th grade Girls Win GBA Holiday Tment 2010
Da FAM Club Fall/Winter Travel Team Commitments 2009-10 Boys & Girls
Alivia Wilson a 9th grader at Hamden High school in 2010-2011
CT Select/Da FAM Club returning players from 2008 ready for AAU exposure
CT Select/Da FAM Club's 7th grader Brooklin Davis 2009
Da FAM Club received a commitment from Anna Marren of Derby,CT
Throwback pic:Young Ashley Prim(Kolbe) and Rose Bajda(ND-Ffld) in 2002
Throwback Pic: Da FAM Club 5 Horsewomen win the Silver Medal in 2006
Da FAM Club receives Commitment from Katie Murphy for 2009 AAU Season
Da FAM Club receives commitment from Quanesha Copper for 5th year
Ct Select/Da FAM receives commitment from Jr/Alexia Marcona of Manchester
CT Select/Da FAM Club player Latia Rakestrau & Ebonie Ellison will be looking to help Sophmore team
CT Select/Da FAM Club breaks down Hartford County Barriers with Commitments for AAU 2009
Da FAM Club Alumni begin their Collegiate lifes in 2009
Da FAM Club registration for our 2012-13 Fall/Winter Boys and Girls Travel Teams
CT Select/Da FAM Club receives Commitments for 2009 AAU Season
Da FAM Club girls 7th/8th grade host their 2nd Jambore at Beecher school
Da FAM Club 7th/8th grade girls open up at Beecher school
Da FAM Club's 8th grader Adonne Mero gearing up for 2008-09 Season
Da FAM Club 7th and 8th Grade girls open up Season in NJ T-ment
Da FAM Club's 8th grader Nicole Anderson of Hamden
Da FAM Club's 7th grader Alivia Wilson of Hamden
Da FAM Club's New Member Khirsten Brunson
Da FAM Club Player Mustapha Heron finally found someone to pass the ball to.
Okay i want everyone's full attention cause i never had to draw up a Play before!!
Da General's daughter Tashea and Da Commissioners son Lil Stevie at Hershey 2008
Caron Butler showing Luv to Da FAM Club and Da General at Celebrity Game
Da FAM Club/CT Select has received some Commitments for Fall/Winter Girls Travel Teams 2008-09
Da FAM Club's Aaryn Clayton and Pops Coach Bubba getting ready for Our AAU National Schedule
Da FAM Club 2008 Fall/Winter Programs has begun in New Haven & Waterbury, CT
Da FAM Club 15u finished 4-2 & 16u 3-2 at 2008 Gymrat Tournament
Da FAM Club and Our 11U/12U at USJN T-ment at Hershey Park 6/2008
Da FAM Club player Katie"K-Boogie" Murphy with Kaili MCclaren of UCONN Womens Team 2009
Da FAM Clubs Future looks Bright with Alyssa "Shortie Mac" Alston at the Point guard spot
Da FAM Club's 14u 6'3" Lauren "Lady" Okafor standing with Uconn's (F)Megan Gardler
CT Select/Da FAM Club receive some commitments for 2008 AAU season
Aaryn Clayton will look to help Defend our Div2 12u CT AAU State Championship in 2008
Da FAM Club will be Looking for Big things from (14U)Quanesha Copper AAU 2008
Da FAM Club at USJN in D.C. on campus of Univ of Maryland
Brennan/Rogers School,JrNBA & Da FAM Club Summer Basketball League 2016
Da FAM Club has finishing up Talks on running a Year long Sports Program
Da FAM Club's 8th Grader "Da Big Ticket" Olivia Levey..getting Ready for 2009 AAU Season!!!
Da FAM Club's Da Commisioner Steve Drayton in Montreal,Canada in july 2008
Da FAM Club 12u,13u & 14u battle the Best(UCONN'S Tina Charles) of New Jersey and New York
Da FAM Club/ Ct Select 12u and 13u advnce to Championship Rounds in AAU State Playoffs!!
Aprils Fools !!! 3 in a ROW! Da FAM Club 13u girls go 5-0 to win 2007 Hall of Fame Tourney
Uconn's Kalana Green showing sum Love to Da FAM Club 2008
CT Select and Da FAM Club 13u girls open up Season with a Championship...at Hoop Group...
I didn't Hear you, You said i can't Hit 6 Jumpers in a Row ???
Uconn Player Maya Moore chillen with Da General and Da Princess
Da FAM Club inks some Players for this years Run!!!DA Uconn Huskies
Da FAM Club 14/15boys lose in Final at CT Select Tourney
Da FAM Club Girls win the Nutmeg State Championship Game 16-18 division
Da FAM Club girls "5 Horseman " win Silver Medal with 6 players in Nutmeg Games
Da FAM Club 10-11 boys wins Back to Back Gold Medal game"Come and Get it"
Mike Rosario 5 year Da FAM Club Semi-Pro Player inks deal to Greece
Denham Brown of the Seattle Supersonics will be one of the host during the Calhoun Celebrity Game
Ron Christy drops 40 as Da FAM Club/Hip Hop World wins 96-90
Da FAM Club/Hip hop World Semi-Pro team win s 2nd game 115-86
Da FAM Club Pro-Am win first game 108-84
Flashback:Da FAM Club's 1st Girls and program Back to Back tournament Championship
Da FAM Club/NFL Flag Football League will be held at De Gales Field in New Haven,CT
Da FAM Club/CT Select Basketball training held in Hillhouse High school in New Haven
Da General with Nutmeg State Games Award winners and Coach Geno from UCONN womens Team
Da Fam Club Collaborates with CT Select for AAU
Da FAM Club comes short in Amity t-ment
Da FAM Club 11u and 13u moves on in Amity t-ment
4 Da FAM Club players square off in College Showdown UB vs UNH
Da FAM Club Girls 14u/16u win championship Westchester county Nike swoosh League
Da FAM Club/Dynasty 8th grade boys starts off collaboration with all 20+ wins
Shayna Calandro leads Da FAM Club with 20 points in Win
Special thanks to Pearl "Big Worm" Coleman
Former Uconn /Connecticut Sun player Ketia Swanier showing Love to Da FAM Club
Da General chillin with Boxer Zab Judah at him and All-pro lineman Dwight Freeney B-day party
Latavia Goss drops 41pts and Da FAM Club14u gets win
Da FAM Club 8th grade girls of 2004-05 taking on Starting roles in High school...
Da FAM Club "For the Love of the Game" Results
Shaundelle Guinyard is warming up to his "A" game
Da FAM Club players leading Univ of Bridgeport stats but still can't win
Big John Sullivan drops 26pts and 9 boards in Opener...
Shaundelle Guinyard drops 24 points in a win at his JUCO in Illinois
For the Love of the Game Open House t-ment
Da FAM Club's Shaundelle Guinyard plays in first JUCO Game
Da FAM Club comes with 4 out of 5 medals in NUTMEG State Games
Da FAM Club wins CT SELECT ADDIDAS shootout
Da FAM Club is still accepting Applications for Our 2010 Boys 11u-14u & Girls 12u-17u AAU Club Teams
Da FAM Club gets ready to Represent in the Nutmeg State Games
Rest in Peace to Tavon Duharte(Red Head Band) seen here with Ben Gordan and Da FAM Club
Rudy Gay with Da FAM Club after Midnight Maddness 2004
the NBA #7 Lottery pick CHARLIE VILLANEUVA "Milwakee Bucks shows love Da FAM CLUB
Da FAM Club 14u girls win the Championship Center Court inside Basketball Hall of Fame
Da GENERAL at the interveiw with Super Champion in 2007 (DE) Dwight Freeney of the NFL Indy COLTS
Da FAM CLUB comes up short in AMITY T-MENT 83-80
Da FAM Club does it Again in Nutmeg State Games
Da FAM Club/Dynasty 14-15 BOYS pull out Hoopz Mountian Championship in NJ
Da FAM Club 12-14 girls 2005/2006
Da FAM Club's 14u-16u faceoff with their schools Notre Dame of Ffld and Kolbe Cathedral
Gary "Da General" Nelson has been selected as Nutmeg State Games "Coach of the Year"
Da FAM Club 8 week Sports and Fun Camp will be held in Roberto Clemente school in New Haven
5th year Da FAM Club mens player Terrell Taylor is leading Univ of BPT on a 10 game win streak
Da FAM Club 12u Boys player Tommy "Dirk"Badja
Da FAM Club's Big John Sullivan selected as Preseason NYAC Player of the year at UNH
Da FAM Club Girls show they Believe in Books and Basketball
Da FAM Club's Khirsten Brunson..Uh-Oh!!
Da FAM Club gets some group Love from Kaili at Midnight Maddness
AAU Club code:XTAXE7