East Valley Thunder: My Site News

Saturday, February 8
2013 HIGHLIGHTS!!

Congrats to Coach Gillespie on their tournamant win Wednesday, May 15th, 2013!! They advanced to the Elite 8. It was a GREAT season!

Congratulations go out to Coach Ron and the East Valley Thunder Elite 14U team. Our guys finished undefeated and Champions of the East Valley Youth Basketball Winter League on March 2nd, 2013 winning the three tournament games by 13, 16, and 20 points.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE QUEEN CREEK BULLDOG'S BOY'S VARSITY FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE DIVISION 2 STATE TOURNAMENT IN 2012 AND 2013! ONLY 24 TEAMS MAKE THE STATE TOURNAMENT SO THIS IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR DIVISION WINNERS IN THE EAST VALLEY THUNDER WINTER LEAGUE 2012-2013!! THE TOURNAMENT GAMES WERE AMAZING!! FROM A DOUBLE OVERTIME GAME TO MULTIPLE GAMES DECIDED BY LESS THAN 10 POINTS!! PLEASE CHECK THE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS FOR FINAL RESULTS. PLEASE CHECK THE ALBUM PAGE FOR SOME PHOTOS.

OUR 2ND FREE BASKETBALL CLINIC WAS JAN. 21ST 2013 AT QUEEN CREEK HIGH SCHOOL FOR GRADES 5-6 AT 11 AM AND FOR GRADES 7-8 AT NOON. OVER 70 PLAYERS PARTICIPATED!! PLEASE CHECK OUR PHOTOS ON OUR ALBUM LINK FOR PICTURES OF THE DAY!!



Wednesday, September 11
Site News from 2011-2012. We were busy!!
A special thanks to Coach Wilson and Coach Hamilton for their part of the Varsity's second place tournament finish the weekend of Sept. 7-9, 2012.

Congratulations to the 2012 Netrippers in grade 5-6 who won the tournament for that age group. Congratulations to Coach Robinson & Coach Shultz on their regular season Championship & the Netrippers in grade 7-8 for their regular season Championship. Lastly, congratulations to the Scorpions & Coach Bandara for their tournament Championship in grade 7-8 in 2012.

The Varsity was awsome at the University of Arizona Team Camp Friday through Sunday, June 24 to 26, 2011 going 5 wins and ZERO losses!! We are excited to see how much better we are from this terrific experience.    

Congratulations to the 8th grade team in the Mesa Youth League Tournament May 19 to May 21, 2011 . We lost a heartbreaker in the Semifinals. Still, we were seeded #7 and made the Final 4!!

Congratulations to the 14U Team for going 5-0 and winning their level Championship on March 4-6, 2011!! The players overcame adversity in each of the final two games and made outstanding plays TOGETHER and won the Tournament!! GREAT JOB!!

AWESOME TOURNAMENT, January 29th, 2011!! EVERY GAME in the Grade 4-5 Tournament went down to the last 2 minutes of the game to see who would win!! For the most part the Grade 6-8 Tournament was very close also. The 6-8 Semi Final between Team 15 and Team 16 was AMAZING as it went down to the LAST SHOT!



Tuesday, February 15
East Valley Thunder Skills Camp
This camp is designed to improve basketball skills. We work on improving the ability to run, pass, and shooting the basketball. We spend time on improving player foot speed and overall footwork that is vital to become a good basketball player. We meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Queen Creek High School. We are always looking for players who want to get better. If you are interested please come by at any scheduled practice.

Wednesday, March 9
K-9 Kagers Summer Basketball Camp at Queen Creek High School for grade K-12

We are offering our Annual Summer Baskketball Camp for grades K-12. You can go to the below link and see our camp flyer for more details:

http://www.eteamz.com/eastvalleythunder/handouts/\

Our camp is designed around improving individual player skills while developing team concepts. Grades K-8 spend camp time improving individual skilss while grades 9-12 work on improving individual skills while working in a team concept. There will be Basketball Tournaments and Leagues for the advanced players in grades 9-12 to participate so they can apply what is taught in camp. Our camps fill quickly so please take advantage of the early registration incentives and secure your spot. We are looking forward to the camp and your participation!



Monday, September 19
East Valley Thunder Basketball League 2011-2012

The East Valley Thunder Basketball league begins its second season November 12. This is a competitive basketball league for grades 5-8. Allgames will be played at Queen Creek High School Beginning December 3rd  with a single elimination tournament played on January 28, 2012. If you have any questions after looking oiver the information flyer, which can be found on the "Handouts" link on our web site home page please let us know. Registration can be done on line by clciking on our "register" button on the left of our home page.


Handout: East Valley Thunder Basketball League 2011-2012

Friday, March 4
Mesa Youth Basketball League
This is a chance to apply what is learned in skills camp during a game situation against an appropriate level of competition. Players who participate at this level will be organized by ability. There is a chance to move between groups based on improvement.

Wednesday, March 16
Video Update on Programs from East Valley Thunder
Coach Charles presents via video of programs offered by East Valley Thunder. This update is very informative.

Monday, August 22
FREE 2 Hour Basketball Skill Development Clinic




Wednesday, September 11
Grade 5-6 Tournament 2012


Wednesday, September 11
Winter Grade 7-8 Gold Division Tournament 2013