HSB Campers – this is Coach Tyray reporting live from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Yep I’m in south American where my team just finished the regular season undefeated at 10-0, making league history as the first squad to every do so. We are currently in the playoffs playing against a former team of mine. Atmosphere has been crazy. We have a chance to close it out tonight and reach the semi-finals. It’s been an amazing season . . . being considered for MVP after averaging 23.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. I’ll keep you all posted – trying to add another pro championship (my second) to the list of HSB family accomplishments. Stay tuned!
We still have a fews spots left for our upcoming Thanksgiving Camp November 23rd-25th, at the Idaho Athletic Club in Eagle. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get a lot of skill work in over a very short period of time. With over 12 hours of player development drills and situational training this will be a fun and unique opportunity not to be missed. Note the Academy will be closed during this week and this camp will be the only training offered over the November break. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE! You can also now register directly through the HSB Academy App.
*As always, this session is geared towards participants serious about improving their game and is not skill level appropriate for first time players. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Carson Sofro at 208-720-1904 or email@example.com.
THANKSGIVING CAMP INFO
Date: November 23-25, 2015
Location: Idaho Athletic Club
875 E Plaza Dr, Eagle, ID 83616
This fall Mike and I have been overwhelmed with requests for private sessions. Trying to accommodate as many of you as possible, we have both opened some additional times in our schedules for those looking for some more individualized instruction. Although my (Carson) weekly schedule is booked out for the better part of the next year, I have opened some additional weekend hours and a few week days for anyone wanting to workout. Cancellations or other openings will be posted directly to the app. As always these sessions are available on a first come first served basis and can be booked through MindBody or the all new app. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you downloaded the app? As we transition back into the busiest time of the year, this is a friendly reminder that everyone should now be utilizing the HSB Academy App. Our all new mobile solution allows users to easily book and purchase classes, sign up for private sessions, track and cancel visits, as well as sign up for our upcoming Holiday Camps. With up-to-date scheduling and cancellations notices, this recent addition is quickly becoming the #1 place for everything HSB Academy. Some other important things to note:
1.) CHECK THE SCHEDULE – All class cancellations or changes will be posted to the schedule on the app. If you are pre-registered in a class that is cancelled you will be emailed or sent a text message notifying you of the change. Apologies in advance for any and all inconveniences.
2.) PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES – Many of you have noticed sessions are beginning to fill up and class numbers will be strictly limited to maintain quality. If you show up to a class that is full without signing up, you will not be able to participate. Additionally make sure that you are signing up for the right location. Some classes meet at the same time but in different locations. Locations of the classes can be found on the final page of booking.
3.) CAMPS VS. ACADEMY – Although our camps and academy use the same software platform (MindBody), each one operates within a different database. You can use the same email and password for both, however, you will have to re-create your account in the second system in order to sign up. If you get an error message trying to log in to one or the other, log out completely and then try logging in to the desired database again. To simplify things, the Thanksgiving Camp and Christmas Camp (coming soon) have been added to the academy side under the “Holiday Camps” tab. You can register for both directly through the HSB Academy app.
4.) GIVE US A HEADS UP – You, the parents and players, are our largest marketing resource and we appreciate all the referrals. That being said, if you would like to bring a friend please make sure you do so appropriately. Everyone participating in the academy that is a minor must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. This can be completed via the app and trial sessions can be booked through the app as well. If you bring someone to a full class or without a signed waiver they will not be allowed to participate.
5.) SESSION USAGE & EXPIRATION – From the beginning our policy has always been the same. Sessions are good for one year from the date of purchase. This is to ensure that people are using their sessions and taking advantage of the training we provide. We understand that injuries and issues do happen and they will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Other notes: everyone that is training in the academy needs to have their own package i.e. sharing packages is not permitted. If you pre-register for a class and you are unable to attend, let us know. No-shows will go against your packages.
6.) IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME – We love having all of you in class but please stay home if you are not feeling well. We have a lot of kids that attend sessions and for everyone’s safety we would appreciate it if everyone could abide by this rule.
As always we are grateful for all of you and the opportunities you have given us as trainers and mentors. If you have any specific questions we are always available and can be reached via phone 208-720-1904 or email email@example.com. Best of luck to all our players as they begin their seasons and happy holidays.
In September of 2005, a social studies schoolteacher from Arkansas did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period. They walked in – there were no desks.
“Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?”
She replied, “You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.”
They thought, “Well, maybe it’s our grades.”
“No,” she replied.
“Maybe it’s our behavior”
She told them, “No, it’s not even your behavior.”
And so they came and went, the first period, second period, third period – still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.
The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom.
Martha Cothren said, “Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.”
At this point Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.
Martha said, “You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.”
By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.
*Thank you to Steve Carlson for sharing this via email.
What’s going on kids. This is Coach B from HSBCAMPS reporting live from Bogata, Colombia. Just wanted to shoot you all a quick update from down here. This is my first time playing in South America or a league outside of Europe and there is a big difference. I thought I was going to faint the first couple of games and practices due to the altitude. The air is very thin which got me winded within 5 minutes, lol. I’ve settled in and adjusted to the climate and have been playing well. As of now I’m averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds, and my team is currently in the 2nd round of playoffs. If we win two more games we will be playing in the finals. Been thinking a lot about you guys and all the fun we had this summer. I want to encourage y’all to keep working and remember practice and dedication are the key. Make sure you listen to Carson and Mike and the rest of the staff. They know what they are talking about. Until next time – stay blessed! Coach B
Just out – Burley (9/19) & Twin Falls (10/17) have been added to HSB’s 2015 Fall Mini-Camp line-up. HSB Saturday Sessions, these three-hour workouts are designed to challenge, advance, and encourage a small group of aspiring student athletes like never before. A great way for players to test their shape or tune up before the upcoming season, Sign Up today! Availability is limited to only the first 30 registrations.
BURLEY HIGH SCHOOL, BURLEY, ID
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Click Here To Register
CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, TWIN FALLS, ID
Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Click Here To Register
Hope everyone had a great summer. This week in the U.S. is back to school week. Great to see pics of all the kids, and the adults too.
Below you can watch (comment and critique as well) my new highlight tape. This is my seventh installment in the series. For the people that have been following me for a while now, I hope these highlights do a good job of highlighting (see what I did there haha) the strengths in my game and some of the improvements I’ve been striving to achieve.
The highlights are from this past season in New Zealand. This year I played for the IMS Payroll Hawks of Hawkes Bay. Before I continue, I would like to send a big shout out to my friends and adopted family in Taranaki. It was really unfortunate how things played out and I wasn’t able to return to Taranaki. I would have loved to be back but things didn’t work out. However, when I arrived there to play against the Mountain Airs I was welcomed with open arms and that good old Taranaki hospitality and I enjoyed being in New Plymouth.
It was a tough season to say the least, not to mention some personal hurdles I had to overcome as well. All in all, it was another successful season in my mind, I got better, I grew, I made new friends, I experienced new things (and a different region of New Zealand), I learned some more about myself and my game, and of course as noted in my previous blog post I got to play against one of my best friends a couple of times.
I was also blessed to come home with a few awards.
Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Center of The Year – 2015
Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL 2nd Team – 2015
Australiabasket.com New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team – 2015
Now to the video. Watch and enjoy. Please don’t forget to critique as well.
It is that time of year again, and many of you have sent messages inquiring about Shoe ordering instructions from Eastbay. Annual flyers will go out later this fall, but for those that would like to order gear now, you can do so by contacting David Steinbach, our new account rep. David can be reached at 715-261-9952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Andrea Fuerst, our former rep, has moved on to another position so all future correspondence will need to go to David. She was great to our organization and will be missed.
Reminders – our discounts are not available to the general public and cannot be applied to everything on Eastbay’s site, although most items should qualify. Ordering can only be done via email or phone through David, not through www.eastbay.com. When contacting him, please reference HSBCAMPS and provide the item numbers for which you are interested. He will respond with accurate pricing and further instructions.
Any questions feel free to contact our team at email@example.com. Thanks and enjoy your new gear.
Don’t live in Boise? We’ve got you covered. Elevate your game this fall, training one-on-one with the pros in Mackay (9/26) and Cascade (10/3). HSB’s Fall Mini-Camps are three-hour intense player development workouts designed to challenge, advance, and encourage a small group of aspiring student athletes like never before. A great way to test your shape and tune up before your upcoming season, Sign Up today! Availability is limited to only the first 30 registrations.
MACKAY HIGH SCHOOL, MACKAY, ID
Date: Saturday September 26, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Click Here To Register
CASCADE HIGH SCHOOL, CASCADE, ID
Date: Saturday October 3, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Click Here To Register