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Michael Jordan
But I can’t accept not trying.”
“I can accept failure,
everyone fails at something.
Steve Prefontaine
is to sacrifice the gift.”
“To give anything less than your best
Muhammad Ali
is goals.”
“What keeps me going

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School Season Kickoff Party

You are invited to our School Season Kickoff Party on November 23. We are hosting this fundraiser for a few reasons. The first reason is to raise money in order to assist with gym costs which is our biggest expense over the course of the year. Fundraising is also a...
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2014 Fall Ball Wrap-Up

We just had what I believe is our most successful fall season yet. We had five teams playing almost 50 players. We went to 3 challenging tournaments and a great round robin scrimmage to end the season. I thought all grade levels played very competitively through the scrimmage. I felt...
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School Pre-Season Warm Up Schedule Announced

Schedule November 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 Location Pope John Paul School 226 Farmington Ave New Britain, CT Times 5th & 6th grade 4:30 – 6:00 7th & 8th grade 6:00 – 7:30 High School 7:30 – 9:00 If interested please contact : Adam Brown Phone: 860-316-8423 email:

2014 YBOA National Champions

On July 5, our U15 squad coached by Roderick Henderson was crowned National Champions at the YBOA National Championships in Orlando, Florida. Our squad went 6-0 over the week long tournament. We beat: Champions Chance, Cobb, GA 64-36 OTBS, Tallahassee, Fl 67 – 64 Orlando Heat, Orlando, CT 83-64 CSRA...
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    Coaches Jarod McMillian, Roderick Henderson, Anthony Menard, Chris Lanser and Haywood White have all been encouraging, supportive and intuitive from the beginning of this program. They set the bar with hard work, professionalism, knowledge and competitiveness. New coaches such as George Petropolous and Keyon Smith supports their vision of developing high quality players to compete at a high level.

    Stan Glowiak, Todd Stigliano, Bob McKinnon, Jesus Guadarrama, Mike Veneziano, and Marcos Villa were very instrumental in our expansion to New Britain, Berlin, Newington and Farmington.

    Thanks Principal Bo Cuprak from Saint John Paul School, New Britain, CT for flexibility and willingness for us to use their gym.

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    2013 11th Grade D1 National Semi-Final