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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. 


 


 

2019 LC Ballers 8th Grade Girls Team


 


Below is our scheduled for this weekend.
 
Please be at all games 30 minutes prior to start time.
 
3 games possibly 4 Saturday April 20th.  No games Friday
 
All games at Scranton High School except Championship
10:05 AM vs Lady Storm Katherine
1:10 PM vs WV Clutch Jack 
3:15PM vs WV Clutch Bo  
If we make the championship it is at 7:25PM at BCH.
Download 21 Hoops APP to see schedule and get updates. 
Please check schedule often as it could change. I will email or text any changes also. 


LC Ballers Girls 8th Grade AAU Team
  Spring 2019 - Roster Full - No spots open
  First Name Last Name School Grade
1 Katelyn Bozinko St Judes 8
2 Marissa Brdaric Lake Lehman 8
3 Delaney Curley St Judes 8
4 Emily Dautrich Dallas 8
5 Margaret Ganter St Judes 7
6 Cadence Hiller Crestwood 8
7 Olivia Jardine Crestwood 8
8 Grace  Pasternick Crestwood 8
9 Maddy Pevear Dallas 8
10 Hayley Pompey Montrose Area 8

 


 

2019 LC Ballers 8th Grade Girls AAU Tournament Schedule        
               
               
Tournament Start Date   End Date   Location   Host Club
NEPA Flames Pre-Season Shootout 3/16/2019   3/17/2019   Scranton, PA   Backcourt Hoops
Zero Gravity Liberty Bell Classic 3/23/2019   3/24/2019   King of Prussia, PA   Zero Gravity
Electric City Madness 4/6/2019   4/7/2019   Scranton, PA   Backcourt Hoops
Valley Forge Hardwood Battle 4/13/2019   4/14/2019   King of Prussia, PA   Backcourt Hoops
Electirc City Challenge 4/19/2019   4/20/2019   Scranton, PA   21 Hoops
East Coast Championships 5/4/2019   5/5/2019   Manheim, PA   Backcourt Hoops
Backcourt Hoops Mother's Day Shootout 5/10/2019   5/11/2019   Scranton, PA   Backcourt Hoops

 


 

LC Ballers 8th Grade Girls Practice Schedule
All Practices are at the Rock Rec Center
         
Date   Day   Practice Time
3/8/2019   Friday   5:00PM - 6:30PM
3/10/2019   Sunday   5:45PM - 7:00PM
3/12/2019   Tuesday   7PM - 9:00PM
3/14/2019   Thursday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
3/19/2019   Tuesday   6:30PM - 7:45PM
3/21/2019   Thursday   6PM - 7:15PM
3/26/2019   Tuesday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
3/28/2019   Thursday   6:30PM - 7:45PM
4/2/2019   Tuesday   6PM - 7:15PM
4/4/2019   Thursday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
4/9/2019   Tuesday   6:30PM - 7:45PM
4/11/2019   Thursday   6PM - 7:15PM
4/16/2019   Tuesday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
4/18/2019   Thursday   6:30PM - 7:45PM
4/23/2019   Tuesday   6PM - 7:15PM
4/25/2019   Thursday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
4/30/2019   Tuesday   6:30PM - 7:45PM
5/2/2019   Thursday   6PM - 7:15PM
5/7/2019   Tuesday   7:45PM - 9:00PM
5/9/2019   Thursday   6:30PM - 7:45PM

2019 LC BALLERS SPRING AAU INFORMATION

 LC BALLERS AAU BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE 1 TEAM IN THE SPRING OF 2019 (LATE MARCH THROUGH MAY)

 

GIRLS 8TH GRADE.

 

PRACTICES WILL START IN EARLY MARCH (AFTER SCHOOL SEASONS ARE OVER) AND SEASON USUALLY ENDS IN MID MAY.

 

LC BALLERS WILL OPERATE AS A SATELLITE OF BACKCOURT HOOPS

 

TEAMS WILL PLAY IN APPROXIMATELY 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


 

 


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 7TH GRADE GIRLS

 

 


 


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