Running Raptors : Welcome

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Welcome to the Running Raptors home on the web!

We are just geting started in building our team and hope our Team Parents will work with us in our quest to give the boys the opportunity to compete in our AAU division.

The Running Raptors is a travel team and is open to all boys ages 9-11. The travel program is an option for those players seeking a higher level of competition against teams from other cities. Players who become part of our team are expected to make basketball their primary sport and attend all games and practices.  Please consider the increased level of commitment when deciding whether your child should tryout for a travel team.

The travel program is more competitive than the Kershaw County Recreational Program, and our goal is to field competitive teams and win games. However, these are not the only goals. The development of skills, character, the TEAM concept, teaching the kids to compete, to believe in themselves, and to always give their best effort, are the most important goals of our team. 

Being a travel team, half of the games will be away games and require travel to gyms in other citiies.  Directions to away gyms will be posted on our website as the schedule develops.

Practices are held in the evenings at one of the outdoor courts or gyms in Kershaw County. Our team usually practices several times per week depending on court/gym availability, and time of season.

Our team website is where you can get all the latest information specific to our team. Check back frequently to stay current as the season progresses.

If you are a interested in trying out for our team, please send us an email with your name, your parent's name(s) and a phone number you can reached at. We will contact you to determine a date and time.

 "A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished."

Joe Torre - New York Yankees Manager
Email Us At: runningraptors@att.net