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2014 New York Ave Classic – Week 5 Schedule

2014 New York Ave Classic – Week 5 Schedule

2014-Week 5


Here is the Schedule for Week 5 of The 2014 New York Ave Classic.  We apologize for the late release.  We are in the middle of the peak of AAU season and have many teams playing out of town (including our own Metroball AAU Teams).

This weekend will be the last weekend of the regular season.  Playoffs will begin on Friday August 1st and conclude on Saturday August 2nd.  Every team makes the playoffs.  We will have the brackets posted by Wednesday.  Please let us know your availability and special time requests.

Unfortunately myself and Kevin (Moose) was unable to stay last weekend to the end of the games because we had teams playing in Pennsylvania.  This week, we both will be present and  will make sure that everything is running smoothly and on time. 

Remember, Lunch will be served from 11:30-1:30pm

See you there!!

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.

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

Metroball Needs Your Help!!

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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the United Way Campaign have officially kicked off. The Metropolitan Basketball League (Metroball) has been approved as a charity to receive donations through these two campaigns.

With the tough economy, our main source of grants was forced to discontinue distribution of funds. As a result, we have limited sources of income to continue our programs. Please consider donating to the Metropolitan Basketball League so that we may continue serving the youth of Washington D.C.

For more than a decade, the Metropolitan Basketball League (Metroball) has been a very positive force in the lives of over 500 youths each year in Washington D.C. With After School Basketball Skills Camp/Fitness programs, youth Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Teams (AAU), and our 10 week Youth Summer Basketball Tournament (the New York Ave Classic), we strive to promote a positive, productive, and safe social community through the use of sports and team dynamics.

A tax deductable donation can be made directly to the organization or through:

1) Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – #25822

2) United Way – #9836

Every Donation Makes A Difference!!!

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

Metroball feature on Channel 4 News

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