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2014 New York Ave CLassic – Week 4 Schedule

2014 New York Ave CLassic – Week 4 Schedule

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Here is the schedule for week 4 of the New York Ave Classic.  Due to many teams and players traveling out of town to AAU Tournaments this weekend (including our own Metroball DC Team), we made the schedule very short.  Many teams requested a bye for this week.  We will be back strong again next week and especially the week after.

On August 2nd, we are planning to have a large event and possibly some special guests to the tournament.  Stay tuned for details.We would like to thank all of you for supporting this event each week.

Playoffs begin on Friday evening, August 8th
Finals will be on Saturday, August 9th

NOTES:

  • We offer free lunch from 11:30am – 1:30pm for everyone 18yrs and under (Courtesy of the DC Free Meals Program)
  • Free Books for all ages are available on the table outside the Basketball Court (Courtesy of the Walker Jones Librarian)
  • We are working to get free school supplies for our participants before the end of the tournament – Stay Tuned

Metroball’s 16u AAU Team Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple

Metroball’s 16u AAU Team Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple

Last week the Metroball DC 16u AAU team competed in one of it’s most challenging tournaments so far this year, The Rumble in The Bronx. Most of the games were held at Baruch College in Manhattan with so many great teams from all over the country. The first game was late Friday night against the LI Lightening. We got a late start on the road from DC because many of the players had finals to take. After being stuck on traffic for most of the way up there in the rain, we barely had time to stretch. It showed as we lost the first game by 1 point against a great shooting team.

After a good night’s rest, we were in for a full day of games. The first game was against Team Scan. Metroball’s Larry McCann (#3) helped our team to jump out to a 25 point lead with his sharp 3-point shooting. Team Scan made a strong run towards the end of the game but Metroball DC still went away with the win. The next game wasn’t until late in the afternoon, so it was time to take in the sights of the city. None of the players have been to NYC before so this was a true experience for them. We were able to fit in sights on the Bronx, Harlem, Mid Town, and Lower Manhattan. Read More

Metroball DC AAU Teams Shine at PV Spring League Tournament

Metroball DC AAU Teams Shine at PV Spring League Tournament

 

Metroball DC 9th Grade Team

Metroball DC 9th Grade Team

Metroball DC 10th Grade Team

Metroball DC 10th Grade Team

Congratulations to 3 of the Metroball DC’s AAU teams for their great play in the Potomac Valley Spring League. The 8th Grade, 9th Grade, and 10th Grade boys teams made it to the championship games after a hard fought season of league play against some of the DC area’s best teams. The 10th grade team only lost one game all spring at Potomac Valley while the 8th and 9th grade teams struggled early on but finished strong late in the season to earn a spot in the Championship.

Even though the only victory in the championship came from the 10th grade team, all 3 teams played very hard and represented well. As an organization, this marked the first time that Metroball has had 3 teams finish so strong in league play. Look out for these teams and the newly formed Metroball DC 10th grade girl’s team as they play throughout the summer season.

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

This is the Metroball Youth Outreach program feature on Channel 4 News:

Ward 7 ANC Commissioner Teams up with Metroball to bring Youth Sports Program to S.E.

Ward 7 ANC Commissioner Teams up with Metroball to bring Youth Sports Program to S.E.

Metroball with Ward 7 ANC

Newly Elected ANC Commissioner Wendell Felder met with Kevin “Moose” Jones Co- Founder of Metroball Youth Outreach to discuss ways the program can impact the youth in S.E. Metroball is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 oragnization that focuses on at risk youth in Washigton, DC. Sports are used as a mechanism to capture the youth’s attention. Metroball is a program that focuses on middle and high school youths which is where a growing number of youths are either falling through the cracks at school or already entangled with the juvenile court system. Metroball’s goal is to break the habits that are leading to trouble or deviant behavior in schools and in the streets.

Metroball programs are FREE of charge to all youth participants. The organization operates solely from fundraisers, grants, and donation.

Metroball Program Video

Metroball Program Video

Here is a video of our tournament and program.

14th Annual New York Ave Classic Kick-Off – June 28th

14th Annual New York Ave Classic Kick-Off – June 28th

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Last week, the 14th Annual New York Ave Classic Summer Basketball Tournament was scheduled to begin but, was postponed because of the wet conditions on the court. So the official Kick-Off has been moved to Saturday, June 28th. This just intensifies the anticipation a little bit longer as this year’s tournament is slated to be the largest one yet of all 14 years.
There are many returning neighborhood favorites like Tylerhouse, Uptop Ballerz, and The Trojans as well as, Last year’s champions Bowie Believers and BMoFly All-Stars. Another strong team, SMD Heat has now changed some of their teams over to 6th Man and are putting their teams back in the Classic. Last year they had some very strong teams in the younger brackets.

Sponsors this year include Shoe City, One on One Basketball, Tyler House Assoc., D.C. Department of Recreation, ANC-5E, and Metropolitan Police Dept. 5D.

Metroball to start hosting AAU Tournaments

Metroball to start hosting AAU Tournaments

After serving the community for 14 years through youth basketball programs & Community events, Metroball sets their eyes on expanding into hosting NCAA Sanctioned AAU Tournaments in the Washington DC area. Plans are being made to to host the first tournament early this Spring.

With the experience of hosting the largest youth Summer Streetball Tournament in DC (The New York Ave Classic) for 14 years, it’s time to go to the next level and host indoor tournaments where college coaches can see the talent that is in the Metro Washington DC area. Not only will the Metroball AAU Tourneys have high School level teams, we plan on having competition from all age groups (2nd Grade – 12th Grade).

Registration will begin soon. Keep checking here for updates.