Posted Sep 28, 2021

IMPORTANT
SEASON INFO

Tryouts
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for tryouts!
* Deadline 10/7.
* Tryouts 10/9 & 10/10 

Parent Info
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from the 9/21 parent
information meeting

Coaches Info
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from the 10/6 prospective
coaches meeting

Pre-Tryout Clinics
Girls, 4th - 8th
9/30 530-7pm @ LHS
10/4 7-830pm @ LMS
10/7 530-7pm @ LHS

Boys, 6th, 7th, 8th
9/29 7-830pm @ LMS

Boys, 4th - 8th

10/4 730-9pm @ LHS

Boys, 4th - 5th
10/6 7-830pm @ LMS

 
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Print, share and use this coupon to get 20% off this weekend, 10/29 - 11/1/2021. Click HERE to open and print the coupon.

 
Prospective Coaches Meeting

If you are interested in coaching a LOYTBA team for the 2021-2022 season, join the informational meeting on October 5th at 6pm. The Zoom link is:

Meeting URL: https://bit.ly/3D7K1qz

Meeting ID: 988 7478 4530

Passcode: 051184

 
Tryout Information - Important!

We are super excited for the upcoming LOYTBA tryouts on 10/9 and 10/10 at Lakeridge High School. Below is the schedule by grade level for both Saturday and Sunday. Important details for you and your player are below the schedule. Please read through all details to ensure you are clear on where and when, what to bring, who to communicate with regarding any known conflicts you have ahead of time. We can't wait to kick off this year's season!!

UPDATED TRYOUT SCHEDULE:

Saturday - Boys
8:00am - 9:30am: 6th Grade
10:00am - 11:30am: 7th Grade
12:00pm - 1:30pm: 8th Grade
2:30pm - 4:00pm: 4th Grade
4:30 - 6:00pm: 5th Grade

Sunday - Boys
8:00am - 9:30am: 4th Grade
9:45am - 11:15am: 5th Grade
11:30pm - 1:00pm: 6th Grade
1:15pm - 2:45pm: 7th Grade
6:45pm - 8:15pm: 8th Grade

Saturday - Girls
10:30am - 12:00pm: 4th/5th
12:30pm - 2:00pm: 6th/7th/8th

Sunday - Girls
10:30am - 12:00pm: 4th/5th
12:30pm - 2:00pm: 6th/7th/8th

What to Bring:

  • Water Bottle
  • Ball
  • Mask

When to arrive:

  • 20 minutes ahead of your start time to check in and get a photo taken

What to expect on TRYOUT DAY:

  • The tryouts will begin at the designated start time in either the upper or lower gyms in the Athletics building at Lakeridge High School
  • When you arrive you will check in and get an assigned number that you will use for both days
  • Your player will turn in that number at the end of their session to be used again on day 2
  • This is a CLOSED tryout run by our High School Varsity coaches and their staff. No parents, friends, or family members are permitted into the tryouts
  • We kindly ask that once your child's tryout begins that you leave and return at the pick up time so we can keep the crowds to a minimum
  • Masks are required for tryouts, but will not be in games during the season
  • Once tryouts are completed, your player will be waiting for you near the tryout check-in

Rosters:

  • Roster selections will be made within 24 to 48 hours and all families will be notified no later than Tuesday via email or text with a roster assignment. Families will have 24 hours to accept or decline. We want to ensure that we can accept as many players as possible. Therefore, acceptance of a roster position will require proof of registration/payment. The registration and payment link will be provided when rostered players are notified.

Questions:

  • What if my player can only make 1 day of tryouts?
    • We are encouraging all who can make both days do so. Since we are lucky to have our coaches available to evaluate 2 days, it is okay if you can only make one of the days.

  • What if my player cannot make tryouts?
    • We use our tryout process to determine player skill and team fit. Without a player's evaluation data, we can't fairly place a player on a team where other players are competing for the same spot. This is especially important in age groups where there will be cuts.

  • What should my player do to get ready for try-outs?
    • Attend the clinics
    • Warm up. It's amazing how much difference 30 min of layups and free throw practice can help before attending tryouts, scrimmages and games.
    • Stretch
    • Bring a positive and focused attitude.
  • What are the behavior expectations of my player during tryouts?
    • Be positive and encouraging to other players trying out.
    • Work hard.
    • Stay focused and listen to the coaching staff instructions. Hold your ball while the coaches are talking.
    • Please, no goofing around. Remember, players are also being evaluated on their ability to participate in AND contribute to a competitive basketball environment.

Posted 9/30/2021

 
Pre-Tryout Clinics

Here is the remaining schedule for our pre-season tryout clinics. Please pay close attention to the locations and the grade breakdown for the remaining boys' clinics.

Pre-Tryout Clinics
Girls, 4th - 8th
9/30 530-7pm @ Lakeridge High School

10/4 7-830pm @ Lakeridge Middle School
10/7 530-7pm @ Lakeridge High School

Boys, 6th - 8th
9/29 7-830pm @ Lakeridge Middle School

Boys, 4th - 8th

10/4 730-9pm @ Lakeridge High School

Boys, 4th - 5th
10/6 7-830pm @ Lakeridge Middle School

And THANK YOU for your amazing support and patience as we work through these schedules. We are thrilled that so many kids are coming out to play ball! Go Pacers!

Posted 9/29/2021

 

SEASON NEWS!

Hello basketball families!

Our Lakeridge Pacers competitive youth basketball board has worked hard to plan our upcoming basketball season. We are excited to finally share our key dates and activities.

Registration is OPEN.

Tryout registration is open today for all players who are trying out for a team. There is a $30 tryout fee and registration can be completed via this Team Snap registration page. Your tryout fee includes free clinics (optional); dates are listed below.

Tryouts will be held the weekend of October 9th and 10th at Lakeridge High School. Please plan for your player to attend at least one of the two days.

Parent Information Night - UPDATED 9/27/21
We held our Parent Information Night via Zoom. Here is the link to the recording from the first session.

2021 - 2022 Tentative Season Calendar

As with everything these days, we may be forced to make changes to these dates.

Friday, September 17th - Tryout Registration Link

Tuesday, September 21st - Parent Info Night via Zoom
6:00pm - 7:00pm for 4th and 5th grade, parents new to LOYTBA
7:15pm - 8:00pm for returning parents for grades 4th - 8th

Fall Pre-Tryout Weekday Evening Clinics (NEW & UPDATED 9/29)

GIRLS 4th - 8th:
Monday September 27th - 7pm-8:30pm @ Lakeridge Middle School (canceled)
Thursday September 30th - 5:30pm-7pm @ Lakeridge High School
Monday October 4th - 7pm-8:30pm @ Lakeridge Middle School
Thursday October 7th - 5:30pm-7pm @ Lakeridge High School

BOYS 4th - 8th:
Monday September 27th - 7:30pm-9pm @ Lakeridge High School
Monday October 4th - 7:30pm-9pm @ Lakeridge High School

BOYS 6th, 7th, 8th:
Wednesday September 29th - 7pm-8:30pm @ Lakeridge Middle School

BOYS 4th, 5th:
Wednesday October 6th - 7pm-8:30pm @ Lakeridge Middle School

October 7th - Tryout Registration Closes

October 9th & 10th - Boys & Girls Tryouts at Lakeridge High School
Time slots for each grade level will be coming soon.

October 14th - Uniforms Ordered (Players & families will be given a link to GearUP Sports to order their uniform and "fan" gear. This will need to be done as soon as possible after team formation. Uniforms take up to 3 weeks to be delivered to your home.)

November 1st - Practices Start

December 1st - League Games Begin

December 4th/5th and 11th/12th - Lakeside Tournament

February 24th/25th and March 5th/6th - End of Season Tournament

To get on, or off of, the communications email list, email a request to loytbapacers@gmail.com.

Updated 9/24/2021

Upcoming 2021-2022 Pacer Season

It's that time again when we gear up for our 2021-2022 basketball season and we are excited to say that all relevant Oregon government entities are indicating that we will be able to have a season. Unfortunately, the lost season has been incredibly hard on our basketball organization and we have a lot of rebuilding ahead of us.

On the topic of rebuilding, we have a number of vacancies on our basketball board. The following positions (2 year terms) are currently vacant or seeking a shadow to transition-in.

Treasurer (URGENT) - We are looking to replace our Treasurer ASAP. The current Treasurer will be available to ensure a smooth transition. Duties include paying bills (including coach pay), maintaining QuickBooks, organizing cash boxes for the Lakeside tournament and the TRL end of season tournament as well as providing records to the tax accountant for tax filings. A background in accounting is helpful but not necessary.

Scheduler - This position is responsible for scheduling games and will partner with another scheduler (our existing practice scheduler) to ensure our teams have access to the many different public and private school gymnasiums where games will be played.

Uniforms - This position is responsible for sizing, ordering and dispensing player and coach jerseys for the season.

Registrar - This position works closely with Community Schools and the players to ensure that everyone is properly registered and registration fees are paid before the season starts.

Three Rivers League Commissioner (President) - We are seeking a passionate and inspiring person to shadow the current president. This position leads our parent organization, The Three Rivers League (TRL). The TRL organization ensures that youth leagues from across the metro area have opportunities to play basketball in a safe, structured and appropriately competitive program.

**If you are interested or have questions about any of these positions then please text ‪(503) 342-8038‬.**

As our board works hard to finalize key season dates and do everything possible to reignite competitive basketball in our community, we need your help! Please spread the word to everyone, especially to the incoming 4th & 5th grade basketball families, that competitive basketball is back!

Get on our email list by texting ‪(503) 342-8038 or email loytba‬pacers@gmail.com.

 
New Coaching Annoucement

Last week, Lakeridge Athletic Director Nathan Stanley announced the new head boys basketball coach - Coach David Duong. Please find Nathan's announcement below and also an attached letter that Coach Duong sent specifically to the youth community.

We're thrilled to have Coach Duong join our Pacer family and look forward to a great relationship!

Regards,

Your LOYTBA Board

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Pacer Basketball Family,

I am pleased to be able to share with you that we have hired a new head basketball coach to lead the Lakeridge program. David Duong (pronounced "Zong") comes to us after serving as the JV Coach and Varsity Assistant at Central Catholic High School in Portland. Coach Duong brings with him over 10 years of coaching experience including stops at Gladstone, Molalla and notably as the Varsity Assistant at Clackamas High School when the team played in the state finals in 2018.

This was one of the most comprehensive processes that I have been a part of in my 18 years as a head coach as well as my 8 as an Athletic Director. Without being able to meet candidates in person, we felt it was important to try to create a process that was as thorough as possible. To do that, we used both student and parent surveys as well as a student-athlete listening session to help guide us throughout the process. Candidates were asked to provide video responses to prompts as well as breakdown scout video and complete a mock gameplan before we held the final round of interviews.

We are very excited to introduce Coach Duong as the new head coach of the Pacers! I will be scheduling a virtual meet and greet within the next few days. Thank you to everyone who has offered their support and advice throughout the process.

Please feel free to share this with any members of our basketball community who may be interested.

Nathan G. Stanley
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Lakeridge High School

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Lakeridge Youth Parents,

I wanted to reach out and introduce myself as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at Lakeridge High School. It is my strong belief that Lakeridge Youth Basketball is a cornerstone to a successful program at all levels. My goal is to build upon the tremendous sense of community that resides amongst the Lakeridge families. I envision a Lakeridge Boys Basketball Program that supports each other from top to bottom. Having the younger players learning from high school players/coaches and having our youth teams out to support our high school teams throughout the season. Through participation and supporting one another we will build a program that is connected to the entire Lakeridge community.

As we deal with these unprecedented times, I am unable to announce any concrete dates and times for upcoming youth basketball opportunities. What I can say is that when it is safe to do so we will schedule our Pacer Skills and Drills clinics, Youth Coaching clinics, and Pacer Youth Camp.

I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to get to know and work with the amazing youth, volunteers, and families of Lakeridge Youth Basketball. I am fully committed to working together and providing a Championship experience for all our athletes.

When it is safe to do so, I look forward to seeing you all at one of our camps or clinics!

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me. Go Pacers!

David Duong
Boys Basketball Coach
Lakeridge High School
coachduong@yahoo.com