Girls Camp with Mary Taylor Cowles

Please contact me if you’re interesting in participating in a girls basketball camp with Coach Cowles during the week of July 25th at a location to be determined. We would meet from 5:30-7:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The cost would be $30 per family. If you know of any girls interested in playing this season, please invite them to this Trailblazers camp.

Thanks!

Coaching Announcement

Coaches for the 2016-17 season are:

Chad Bewley, Varsity/JV Boys
Aaron Peters, Varsity/JV Girls
Wilson Wickerham, Middle School Boys
Mike Coffey and Jimmy Johnston, 5/6th Boys

We look forward to working with these coaches during the upcoming season. Through the summer, there is an open practice on Monday nights from 7-9pm at Oakland Baptist Church for boys planning on trying out for the Varsity, JV, or MSB teams.

Stay tuned for updates on boys and girls basketball camps.

Announcement

Hello all,

Layne Holloway has decided to step away from coaching the Trailblazers this season. We all owe Layne a debt of gratitude for the 5 years of coaching that he volunteered to the Trailblazers organization. He has helped our players greatly through his gracious contribution to their development, as evidenced by three players receiving college basketball scholarships this season.

We will have a ceremony honoring Layne at some point during the upcoming season. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the coaching staff for 2016-17.

Parent Player Game This Saturday

This year’s parent/player game is this Saturday at Phil Moore Park at 5pm. This is for parents, players, and alumni only. Pizza will be provided.

Also, we will have the vote for new committee members to join Bob and Marlene McPherson as the committee members for the next year.

Here are the final nominees. You will vote for three.

Mike and Becky Coffey
Tim and Jennifer Earnhart
Todd and Mary Hammerstone
Jimmy and Renee Johnston
Joseph Kirkpatrick
Mike and Shelly McAlister

Committee Members

Hello all,

The two-year terms are expiring for Mike and Carly Carey, Janice Kelly, and Joseph Kirkpatrick. We appreciate their contributions to the Trailblazers. The following have volunteered to be considered as committee members for the next two years, joining Bob and Marlene McPherson.

Mike and Becky Coffey
Tim Earnhart
Todd and Mary Hammerstone
Joseph Kirkpatrick
Mike and Shelly McAlister

We will vote for three from the list of nominees. If you have any other nominations, please send them to committee@wkytrailblazers.com. We will vote at the Parent/Player game on 3/19 and announce the results at the banquet on 3/22. More details about these events will be forthcoming.

Thanks and enjoy tonight’s Varsity tournament game!

Game today!

Our game with Oak Ridge was rescheduled to today. Please reply and let me know if you are planning on being there today. The game is at 5pm at 2696 Oak Ridge Rd, Morgantown, KY.

Also, for any players who will be in Springfield with their families during the tournament, we will be playing some games as well. If you haven’t told me that you’ll be there, please let me know. We’re going to have some practices for that group between now and the tournament week.

Parents Meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm

A few parents have requested that we have a meeting in regard to the upcoming National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament in March. Please plan on sending at least one parent to the meeting where we will review the tournament information and answer any questions about the logistics or plans for the tournament.

We will meet this Thursday the 14th at 6:30pm at the WKU Research and Development Center at 2413 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Walk straight back to the door for the Small Business Accelerator. Please no children or players at this meeting…the facility has requested that we have adults only.

Thank you

National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships

Hey everyone,
We will be missing the regional tournament this year due to a conflict with MTAC end of season tournament. So, I just wanted to give you all some information about the NCHC Tournament which we are planning to attend. The 25th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships to be held March 7-11, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. This is the largest homeschool event in the WORLD!

This happens to be the spring break for BG Technical College where some of the boys are enrolled in dual credit classes. This could be considered a spring break trip for them.

We need to know BY JANUARY 15th how many players can go as so we can make further arrangements and get them registered before Jan. 31. We also need to know what parents can go for the week as chaperons and/or carpoolers.

Here is some information from Rob Flatt about when we should be there:
Sunday night we have coaches meetings
Monday AM we begin the Boys 18u, Girls 18u, Boys 16u, Boys 14u, & Boys 12u Age Groups
Tuesday AM we begin the Girls 16u, 14u, 12u, 10u, & Boys 10u age groups.

Friday PM the Award Ceremony, All-American/All-Region Games, & 18u Undisputed National Championship Games are played.

I have reserved a block of rooms under Western Kentucky Trailblazers with my personal credit card. I called close to if not 40 hotels yesterday and most all were already booked. This is the best we could do, but still a nice hotel and not too far from Stadium and laundromat. I reserved 9 rooms that have double queen beds and 1 with a single king bed (which is taken for Layne). The hotel address is below. All of the rooms come with Free breakfast, fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The cost is $89.49 each. Our organization is going to pay for the rooms for the boys. (Possibly pay for the chaperons as well)

DAYS INN BATTLEFIELD RD/HWY 65

3260 East Montclair Street, Battlefield Road/Hwy 65, Springfield,MO 65804 US

Check in:After 3:00 PM Check out:Before 11:00 AM

Phone: 1-417-882-9484

Every player has to register for the National Tournament. The cost is $30 per player before Jan. 31. After Jan. 31 the cost goes up to $35 per player. A legal guardian or parent must fill out the form for the player here: http://www.nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=462

Additionally all players must meet these qualifying guidelines:
http://nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=470

Summary of guidelines that would apply to our boys:
1. Must attend at least 51% of classes in homeschool setting directed by parent.
2. Must declare age as of Sept 1 of current school year.
3. Must meet 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA.

The cost for the each team is $500.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I know for certain my husband and I are planning to attend for the week and are happy to watch over and take care of any boys that plan to go. We have room in our vehicle for 4 more boys. If you think you are able to go and can drive your vehicle can you let me know so we can work out carpooling. My phone number is 270-303-9262. Feel free to call or text.

Janice