Jupiter Jaguars Travel Basketball: Past 2004 Season

Thursday, January 9
2004 11U Travel Team
The 2004 Jupiter Jaguars 11U Boys Travel Basketball Team tryouts will be held this weekend!!!

Monday, December 1
Coach's Note
Dear 2003 Jupiter Jaguars,

The 2003 / 2004 Rec Basketball season is starting this week and coach Dan Schattie and I are also starting to think about the 2004 travel season for the 11U Jupiter Jaguars! Last season’s run at the state championship was a great way to end the year and I’m hoping that we can build on that this year. This year we’ll be again be playing in the Palm Beach County Travel league and selecting tournaments throughout the state, including a national tournament in Tampa.

Many of you may have seen the article that I put in the Jupiter Courier advertising practice sessions for all 5th graders interested in seeing what travel basketball is like by inviting them to participate in practice sessions over the next 2 Sunday afternoons. I want to make sure that all of my players from last year know about these practice sessions, as well.

I will be holding practice sessions on December 7th and 14th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Jupiter Middle School gym. If you’re son is interested again in travel basketball this year, I want to encourage you to have him participate in these practice sessions to get the season going and to best prepare themselves for the upcoming tryouts. The official tryouts will be scheduled on one of the first weekends in January, but these sessions are intended to get a jump on the season and give all players the best opportunity to excel in tryouts!

Last season, I was unsuccessful in getting a second team in our age group formed. This year I have reason to think that there will be a second team, allowing more kids to participate. So, if you know of travel type players, please feel free to let them know of the practice sessions, as well.

I hope you’re as interested in getting basketball going as Dan and I are, and I hope that you’ll be able to attend the practice sessions over the next couple of Sundays.

Please call me at 747-9688 if you have any questions or scheduling conflicts.

Keddy Bostic

Saturday, January 17
2004 Boys 11U Jupiter Jaguars (Green) Travel Team Announced
I am pleased to announce that the Boys 11U Jupiter Jaguars team has completed player selection. The team consists of:

Kedric Bostic
Matthew Brunjes
Tyler Cameron
Gerald Lombardo
Luke Ostapchuk
Brett Rosenthal
Josh Schattie
Willis Scott
Jeff Wattles

With the boys and coaches working hard, I think the future looks very promising.

As we discussed, the planned tournaments for this year are:

4/8 - 4/11    National Invitational Tournament (Tampa)
4/16 - 4/18 Winning Ways Tournament (Altamonte Springs)
4/30 - 5/2    High Hoops Shootout (Fort Myers)
5/14 - 5/16 Jupiter Jam
5/28 - 5/30 Treasure Coast Memorial Day Tournament (Port St. Lucie)
6/11 - 6/13 USSSA State Championships (Gainesville)

We'll also consider the USSSA National Championship as the season progresses.

Our first Palm Beach County League games will tentatively be on the weekend od March 13. I expect us to play Sunday doubleheaders again but it has not been decided yet.

Uniforms - Our team uniforms will be received by the end of February. JTAA will have a Travel Teams party to hand out the uniforms and to take team pictures.

As we did last year, all schedule activities for the team can be seen on the calendar of our website. You can also walk down memory lane as to the team's successes over the past 2 years.

Thanks, and let me know how things are going through the season. Dan and I are trying to make it an enjoyable experience for all and if something's concerning you, let me know.

Here we go!
Coach Keddy

Tuesday, March 2
First Tournament of the Season this weekend!
The Jupiter Jagaurs Green 11U Boys team will compete in their first tournament of the season this weekend in Coral Springs, FL.

This week's PRACTICE:
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, we have Travel Basketball practice from 7:30-9pm at Jupiter Middle School.
Keddy will be passing out uniforms!
Also, parents please come in for a parent meeting regarding this weekend's tournament.

Keddy has emailed the tournament schedule. In summary our game schedule is:

Friday 8pm vs. Davie Broncos @ NBP-CS
Saturday 1:30pm vs. West Boca Blazers @ NBP-CS

... then depending on how we do ... assumming we win...
Saturday 6:45pm @ NBP -CS   Pool A Best (hopefully us) vs. Winner of #3 in Pool B&C
Sunday 9:30am @ NBP-CC Semi-finals
Sunday Noon   @ NBP - CS Championship

The boys must check in as a team prior to our first game on Friday night! Check-in is at the Charter School in Coral Springs (Sawgrass to University. South to Sample. On SE corner, Sample & Univ.) We will discuss and plan for at the parent meeting at practice on Wedneday.

Charter School for check-in. Sawgrass to University. South to Sample. On SE corner, Sample & Univ.

Directions to (NBP-CS)North Broward Prep-Coral Springs - Sawgrass to University. 5 Lights to Sample Rd. West on Sample. Left at 99th Way. Follow road; school/gym will be on left.

Directions to (NBP-CC)North Broward Prep-Coconut Creek - Sawgrass to Lyons. North on Lyons, 2-3 miles to school/gym.

Click on the headline above or go to the website below for tournament info:


Sunday, March 7
Jaguars advance to Semi-Finals in 1st Tournament of season
The Jupiter Jaguars Green 11 year old boys travel team advanced to the Semi-finals in the Coral Springs Super Slam III Tournament March 5-7th, 2004. For the tournament, the Jaguars Won 3 games and Lost 1 while outscoring their opponents 139 to 101 points in those 4 games. The Jaguars won 3 games before losing in the Semi-Finals to their arch rivals, the Wellington Wolverines 35-31.
Coach Keddy and Dan were very pleased with the team's performance and look forward to building onto a great start.
Go Jaguars!

Sunday, March 14
Jaguars win 1st league game
On Saturday, March 13th, 2004, The Jupiter Jaguars Green 11 Boys Travel Basketball Team started their Florida Youth Basketball League play against the Jupiter Gold Team. It was the Gold Team's first offical travel game. Jupiter Green dominated on defense and won the game 34-7. The Jupiter teams will face each other again in league play on April 24th at 2:30pm at JMS.   
Go Jupiter!

On Sunday, Jupiter Green won against Boca Hoops 48-32 and West Boca Blazers 44-25. Coach Keddy had the boys working on their new offenses and defenses in preparation for our next league game on March 27th against Wellington.

Hotel Accomodations for Tampa Tournament April 8-11th, 2004
I have reserved rooms for everyone at The Suites at Mailsail Village for April 8-11th (3 nights beginning on Thursday).
They are confirmed under my credit card #. When you check-in, please give them your credit card #.

$89/night : 2BR/2BA suite with 2 Queen beds : Schattie, Rosenthal, & Lombardo

$99/night : 2BR/2BA suite with 4 double beds : Bostic, Brunjes, Cameron, Ostapchuk, & Wattles

Cancellation policy is 6pm day of arrival.

The Suites at MainSail Village
Visit their website: www.mainsailhotels.com/tampa
Each suite has its own fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room
Each Bedroom has its own bathroom, closet, cable television., and direct dial phone; Fitness Center; Latitudes Pub & Grill serves breakfast, Lunch , Dinner, and late night snacks. Free form pool witih pool volleball, 2 sand volleyball cours, tennis and basketball.

Sunshine State National Invitational Tournament
Tampa, Florida
April 8 – 11, 2004

Entry Fee - $350
Four Game Guarantee – Each team will play three (3) games in pool play advancing to championship bracket play. All teams are guaranteed one game past pool play.

Gate Admission – Adults – Weekend Passes $15.00 Daily Passes $6.00
Youth (ages 6-12) – Weekend passes $7.50 Daily passes $3.00
Children (5 and Under) – No Charge

Two Divisions – Division I – is for premier/All-Star teams
Division II – is for competitive teams that are primarily School teams or Community Based Teams.

USSSA Sanctioned – Each team must be USSSA registered

Discounted Rates – Great discounted rates will be available for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Tickets must be preordered and prepaid. Rates and order forms can be found on website. www.flahoops.org

April 8 – 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Team Registration
5:30 pool play games begin
April 9 – 8:30 a.m. – Pool play continues
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Late Registration
7:00 p.m. Play-In games Bracket Play
April 10- 8:30 a.m. Bracket play continues
April 11 – Championship Sunday
8:30 a.m - Ester Services for players and families An Unforgettable Spiritual Experience
10:30a.m. - Games Begin

Team – First and Second Place
Individual – Medals – First and Second Place
All-Tournament Team For Each Division
MVP For Each Division
Hustle Award For Each Division

Sunday, April 11
Jupiter Jaguars Green finish 2nd at NIT
The Jupiter Jaguars Green finished 2nd at the National USSSA Invitational Tournament held in Tampa April 8-10th, 2004.
The Jaguars fought through a tough pool and bracket to win 5 of their 6 games. The tournament success is expected to give Jupiter enough points to be ranked 2nd in the State of Florida, when this week's USSSA rankings are released!   Way to go Jaguars!!!

Hotel Reservations for Ft.Myers Apr 30- May 2, 2004
I have reserved 8 rooms at the Homewood Suites hotel in Ft.Myers.

Different Jupiter Jaguars teams have stayed in this hotel in past tournaments. This is where we stayed for States last year.
The hotel gets great reviews for proximity to movies, malls, restaurants, gyms, & for being a nice hotel with suites and a good breakfast!
Additionally, the other Jupiter Gold 11Boys team will be staying there, too! :)

Each room reserved has 2 Queen size beds in a room and the living area has a pull-out sofa and kitchen. (Last year some of us could only get the room with only 1 Bed ... so we've reserved early this year!)
The group rate is $99.00 per night incl breakfast. Let me know if you need more or less than 1 room per family. No one needs to do anything... I have the rooms confirmed. Just give them your credit card upon check-in.
Cancellation is 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival.

Fort Myers Homewood Suites (239-275-6000 or www.homewood-suites.com) 5255 Big Pine Way, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Gulf Coast 9th Annual High Hoops
USSSA State Qualifier
April 30 - May 2nd, 2004
Ft. Myers, FL

3 Games Pool Play guaranteed.

1st and 2nd plae Team Trophy and Individual Medals
Tournament MVP Trophy
Mr. Hustle Trophy
All Tournament Team Trophies

2004 High Hoops Champs
Sunday, May 2
Jaguars Win with Jagitude !!!
The Jupiter Jaguars Green 11U Boys won the Gulf Coast High Hoops USSSA travel basetball tournament in Ft.Myers beating the Wellington Wolverines 51-45 in a fierce and exciting battle!!! Selected to the All-Tournament Team were Willis Scott as MVP and Brett Rosenthal and Luke Ostapchuk. The boys had a great weekend ...winning all 6 games in the tournament and having alot of fun!

USSSA Boys Spring Roundball Classic in Altamonte Springs
USSSA Boys Spring Roundball Classic
When: April 16-18, 2004
For: 10U-18U
Where: Lake Brantley Athletic Complex, Altamonte Springs

For more information, click on the headline above or go to:

Hotel Accomodations in Altamonte Springs
Rooms have been reserved for all families ... under reservation #81790566.

Embassy Suites - Orlando North
225 East Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Hotel Phone: 407-834-2400

Arrive: Friday, April 16th for 2 nights
Rate: $89   (Altamonte Sports rate)
Rooms were only available with 1 King bed and a pull-out sofa bed in the living area room.

Sunday, April 18
Jaguars are Runner-Up Champs at Winning Ways Tournament
The Jupiter Jaguars finished 2nd against a "big" Clearwater Heatwave team at the Winning Ways Roundball Tournament in Altamonte Springs on April 16-18th, 2004. The boys played very tough against "Shaquille" and "Kobe" and should be proud of scoring 40 points against last year's state champions!

Friday, May 14
Jupiter Jam Tips Off
From the Jupiter Courier:

The sixth annual Jupiter-Tequesta Athletic Association's Jupiter Courier-Jupiter Jam basketball tournament is this weekend and has drawn 143 youth basketball teams from all over the state.

"This will easily be the biggest tournament in the state of Florida and may end up the biggest in the Southeast because of the shear numbers," tournament director John Van Dusen said. "Normally, you won't find boys and girls playing in the same tournament."

The Jam will be spread out on 14 courts at 11 gyms in two counties with teams coming from as far away as Fort Myers, Naples and Pensacola.

This year, JTAA officials have made the tournament a qualifier for the USSSA state boys and girls' tournaments next month.

The tournament has drawn 80 boys and 54 girls' teams. They range in divisions from under 10 to 16 year olds.

Action today runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday play is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on the schedules go to: www.jupitersports.com


TEAM: Jaguars 11 and under green boys

2004 Jupiter Jam Champs
Sunday, May 16
Jaguars are Jupiter Jam Champs
The Jupiter 11 Boys Jaguars beat all the competition to win the Jupiter Jam tournament defeating Wellington in the championship game 45-30!   Way to go Jags!