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LC Ballers Mission Statement

 

To provide an opportunity for players to improve their skills, compete at a high level of basketball and have fun.  To promote a positive atmosphere stressing team work, sportsmanship, dedication and hard work.  Helping players to understand that participating in team sports and learning how to be a good teammate will help prepare them to be successful in other endeavors in life.



LC BALLERS Location

LC Ballers AAU Basketball organiztion is short for Luzerne County Ballers. The main towns that we attract from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania are Wilkes-Barre, Mountaintop, Nanticoke, Dallas, Pittston Kingston, Forty Fort and Plains. 


 


LC BALLERS 7TH GRADE GIRLS

 

 


 


2018 LC BALLERS SPRING AAU INFORMATION

 LC BALLERS AAU BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE 1 TEAM IN THE SPRING OF 2018 (LATE MARCH THROUGH MAY)

 

GIRLS 7TH GRADE (ONLY CARRYING 8 PLAYERS ON ROSTER TO MAXIMIZE PLAYER PLAYING TIME).

 

LC BALLERS WILL OPERATE AS A SATELLITE OF BACKCOURT HOOPS

 

TEAMS WILL PLAY IN 5 TO 7 TOURNAMENTS / SHOOTOUTS. (TWO TO THREE SLEEP OVERS, THE REST IN A 2 HOUR OR CLOSER DRIVING RADIUS)

 

PRACTICE TWICE A WEEK AT THE ROCK REC CENTER. (APPROXIMATELY  3  HOURS PER WEEK)

  

OPTION TO PLAY MORE TOURNAMENTS IN THE FALL. 

 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT COACH HOPKINS AT hopkins5pa@aol.com


 

 


 GAME SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 05/05/2018 11:10AM VS HOOPER, NY AT SPOOKY NOOK

SATURDAY 05/05/2018 2:20PM VS DM PANTHERS DWIGHT AT SPOOKY NOOK

SATURDAY 05/05/2018 6:35PM VS UNITED BALLERS AT SPOOKY NOOK

SUNDAY'S TIMES FOR GAME OR GAMES WILL BE BASED ON HOW WE DO ON SATURDAY

 PLEASE BE AT ALL GAMES A HALF AN HOUR PRIOR TO START TIME.

FYI SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE OFTEN.

 https://machampionship.com/

 ADDRESS

SPOOKY NOOK

2193 SPOOKY NOOK ROAD

MANHEIM, PA 17545

 

 


 

 


2018 LC Ballers Girls AAU Tournament Schedule            
                 
Tournament   Gender   Start Date   End Date   Location
NEPA Flames Pre-Season Shootout   Girls   3/17/2018   3/18/2018   Scranton, PA
NEPA Spring Shootout   Girls   3/24/2018   3/25/2018   Scranton, PA
Electric City Madness   Girls   4/7/2018   4/8/2018   Scranton, PA
Valley Forge Hardwood Battle   Girls   4/14/2018   4/15/2018   King of Prussia, PA
21 Hoops Electric City Challenge   Girls   4/28/2018   4/29/2018   Scranton, PA
East Coast Championship   Girls   5/5/2018   5/6/2018   Manheim, PA
Backcourt Hoops Mothers Day Shootout   Girls   5/11/2018   5/12/2018   Scranton, PA

 


 



LC Ballers Girls 7th Grade AAU Team Spring 2018
  Spring 2018 - Roster Full - No spots open
  First Name Last Name School Grade
1 Delaney Curley St Judes 7
2 Margaret Ganter St Judes 6
3 Grace  Pasternick Crestwood 7
4 Olivia Jardine Crestwood 7
5 Lacie Kringe Hazleton 7
6 Maddy Pevear Dallas 7
7 Marissa Brdaric Lake Lehman 7
8 Katelyn Bozinko St Judes 7
9 Emily Dautrich Dallas 7

LC Ballers 7th Grade Girls Practice Schedule  
         
Day Date   Time Location
Sunday 2/25/2018   3:30 - 5:15PM Rock Rec Center
Sunday 3/4/2018   6:00 - 7:30PM Rock Rec Center
Sunday 3/11/2018   4:00 - 6:00PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 3/13/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 3/14/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 3/20/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Friday 3/23/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 3/27/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 3/28/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 4/3/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 4/4/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 4/10/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 4/11/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 4/17/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 4/18/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 4/24/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 4/25/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Tuesday 5/1/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center
Wednesday 5/2/2018   5:30 - 6:45PM Rock Rec Center

 


 


Clothing Order:

Please visit https://printitpros.net/bch-team-store/product-category/lc-ballers/ if anyone would like to order LC Ballers Clothing Items.


 

 


LC Ballers Julia Makowski (Arcadia University) and Sara Hopkins (Concordia College) signing Pictures.


 


CONGRATULATIONS TO LC BALLERS ON 2017 - 2018 ALL STAR SELECTIONS

 Congratulations to LC Ballers on being selected to the WVC Coaches All Star Team

Julia Makowski Division 1 MVP
Victoria Benning Division 3 Player of the Year
Sara Hopkins Division 1 1st Team
Lisa Radziak Division 2 1st Team
Riley Magin Division 1 Honorable Mention

https://www.timesleader.com/sports/hsbasketball/693411/makowski-yencha-and-babcock-lead-wvc-girls-basketball-all-stars#/

 

Congratulations to LC Ballers who were selected the Standard Speaker All Area Team.

1st Team Julia Makowski, 2nd Team Sara Hopkins, Honorable Mention Andrea Shipton, Riley Magin and Helena Jardine.

http://m.standardspeaker.com/sports/jordan-repeats-as-standard-speaker-player-of-the-year-1.2320516

Congratulations to LC Ballers who were selected to the 2018 Citizens' Voice Girls Basketball All-Stars.

Lisa Radziak, Julia Makowski and Sara Hopkins

http://m.citizensvoice.com/sports/meet-the-2018-citizens-voice-girls-basketball-all-stars-1.2320338


 


CONGRATULATIONS TO LC BALLERS JULIA MAKOWSKI ON SCORING 1000 HIGH SCHOOL POINTS WITH THE CRESTWOOD BASKETBALL TEAM!



 


 TRAINING VIDEOS

 LC BALLER PLAYERS WITH COACH HOPKINS

Basketball Training Wing Series moving without the ball. Shooting driving and finishing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HNxy6xc4M4&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=7

Basketball Training shot fake series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIF6DDN18Bs&index=1&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8 

Basketball Training defensive slides, closing out and getting back to paint in transition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonTGfXN99Q&index=10&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8

Basketball Training First Step and finishing with elastic band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-6RHEbjFy8&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=8

Basketball Training Video Dribble while tossing a Tennis Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyn8cNrfXSI&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3QgeyxLxGk&t=18s

Basketball Training 1 and 2 legged balance shooting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WvbAp-lE1w&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=4

Basketball Training 2 ball dribbling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPt66kBSP5M&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=9

Basketball Training handling ball hand to eye with tennis ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwX1KFCRW1w&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=2

Basketball Training dribble moves and finish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxYJbenGG8&list=PLbrxiL1oXte04WOmKOIOCCTGKC4xyq2Q8&index=5



CONGRATULATIONS LC BALLERS 2017 LACKAWANA 3 0N 3 CHAMPS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

 

 


 


Congratulations to Julia Makowski on being selected to the All Gymrat team!  Congratulations to Sara Hopkins for being named Honorable Mention to the All Gymrat Team!  Great job ladies!

 


 


CONGRATULATIONS MOUNTAIN BBAL JAMFEST CHAMPS

 



Congratulations LC Ballers 11th grade girls on runner-up finish in The March Madness Showdown in Philly.

 


 


Great job this weekend by 10th grade girls LC Ballers at the Gymrat Challenge in Albany, NY. The girls went 3-0 in pool play and earned the overall 5th seed out of 52 teams. They were placed in the top bracket in the playoff round. They lost in the quarter finals to the 4th seed but put up a great fight. Girls finish AAU season with a total record of 30 wins and 2 losses and 4 Tournament Championships. Congratulations on a great season ladies!

 


 


CONGRATULATIONS 10TH GRADE GIRLS LC BALLERS 2016 PHIGHT FOR PHILLY CHAMPIONS.  4 WINS NO LOSSES. BEAT A VERY GOOD KEYSTONE KARMA TEAM IN THE FINALS!


 


CONGRATULATIONS 10TH GRADE GIRLS LC BALLERS 2016 HOOP BATTLE CHAMPIONS.  4 WINS NO LOSSES. BEAT A VERY GOOD CHESCO LIGHTNING TEAM IN THE FINALS!


Congratulations to the 10th grade girls LC Ballers 2016 Electirc City

Champions. 4 wins no losses – Beat Lady Frenji in finals 57-42.

Great job ladies!

 



 


Congratulations to the 10th grade girls LC Ballers 2016 Mid Atlantic Elite Classic Champions and qualifiers for the 2016 AYBA National Championships held at Spooky Nook on June 27 – July 1! Great job ladies!

 


 


LC Ballers Brent Piontkowski (Kings College) and Robbie Hopkins (Penn State Hazleton) signing Pictures.


 


Below is a great article by Jay Bilas about Basketball Toughness.  Please click on to read.

http://www.mdbball.com/Documents/ToughnessbyJayBilas.pdf



Like and follow the LC Ballers on Facebook.  Please click the link below

https://www.facebook.com/lcballers



"Our goal is not to win. It’s to play together and play hard. Then, winning takes care of itself." — Mike Krzyzewski



"Get the kids to understand that they shouldn’t worry about who makes the shot, only whether or not the shot is made" - Former Princeton Head Coach Pete Carril



 


 


2014 LACKAWANA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION 3 ON 3 CHAMPIONS

 


 


2014 MAY DAZE CHAMPIONS.  LC Ballers 8th Grade Girls.


 


2014 Pizza Hut Middle Atlantic Champions at Spooky Nook.  LC Ballers 10th Grade Boys.

 


 


St Pauls 3 on 3 championsBCH 3on 3LC Ballers Julia, Riley, Sara