Photo #4 Kiala (U14 Brookville), Ashley (U14 Jefferson Forest), Alexis (U14 Brookville), Ashton (U14 Brookville), Taylor (U14 Jefferson Forest)
Photo #5 Secret (U14 Robert E Lee), Ashley (U14 Jefferson Forest), Kiala (U14 Brookville), Alexis (U14 Brookville), Taylor (U14 Jefferson Forest)
Photo #6 Secret (U14 Robert E Lee) & Sarah (U14 Turner Ashby)
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Always Team Virginia Teammates No Matter Who They Play For
Photo #1 Taylor (U14 Jefferson Forest), Ashley (U14 JF), Secret (U14 Robert E Lee) and Kiala (U14 Brookville)
Photo #2 Amber (U16 JF), Ashley (U14 JF), Taylor (U14 JF), Sarah (U14 Turner Ashby)
Photo #3 Morgan (U14 Rockbridge) & Sam (U14 James River)
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Congratulations to the following Seniors on their college basketball commitment
Emily Wampler North Greenville University (SC)
Samone Jefferson University of South Carolina Upstate
Bailey Williams UNC Greensboro
U14s Working Hard at the Virginia Tech Football Game
(Kiala, Morgan, Ashley, Secret, Alexis, Taylor & Sarah)
Congratulations to the following girls for being invited To "FILA TOP 10 ALL AMERICAN CAMP"
(Gena Penix, Emily Whampler, Samone Jefferson, Charmaine Harrison, Debra Ferguson, Amber Evans)
Congratulations to all four of our teams for their play this past weekend in the FILA DEEP SOUTH Tournament in Raleigh, NC. With 200+ teams attending from all over the USA and Canada. The U13s finished in 7th place and U16s finished in 4th, with both competing in the National Division. GO TEAM VIRGINIA!!!!!
Congratulations to Jodi Salyer on her commitment to Delaware University, Georgia Logan to Randolph College, Carlye Garst to Lake Erie College (Ohio) and Daisy Ball to Wake Forest in 2013. Good luck to all the girls as they move forward in their career.
Congratulations to Lexi Patterson on her commitment to High Point University. Lexi just finished her senior year at Oak Hill Academy. The best of luck to you at High Point.
Congratulation to Maryah Sydnor on her commitment to Appalachian State. She helped lead the Radford Bobcats to the VHSL 2011 Group A Division 2 State Title and is the reigning Timesland player of the year. Good luck in the next stage of your basketball career
LETTER FROM COACH RANDY DUNTON
Can Central and Southwest Virginia unify to serve our girls?
The need for an organization of professionals, parents and coaches to provide a competition based program for the young females of Central and Southwest Virginia to participate in has never seen the crossroads we currently stand at.
Our girls do not have the luxury of many counterparts who live within driving distance from a major indoor basketball facility with multiple courts. Yet our girls must compete for the financial aid/scholarship opportunities with girls from this somewhat enhanced basketball development environments.
Yes we stand at a crossroads of unprecedented opportunity to serve the development of our girls. There is a proud history of Roanoke Star teams that placed numerous girls into college programs. As well as a number of Central and Southwest Virginia girls who have made positive impacts in helping their college programs succeed. Team Virginia has completed two highly successful seasons of competition. The Team Virginia “brand” has a positive perception in the world of competitive AAU and girls travel team basketball.
The first generation has passed the test now we need to replace those who have moved on with getting the “right” people on the bus. Jim Collins in his national bestseller, Good to Great, challenges that organization need to ask “who first?” then what.
Can those of us involved in youth basketball development in Central and Southwest Virginia work together to improve the level of girl basketball player in our communities? Can we come to the table with open honest dialogue and build trust? Can we select those who will best serve the development of our girls through team play and then support them? Can we build a program where girls are responsible for EARNING their position and playing time? Can we have an organization that stresses fundamentals and sees the 13U, 14U, 15U and 16/17U as a progression of growth?
I hope that we can find new levels of support from high school coaches as we work to provide their players with off season opportunities to improve their skills and understanding.
There are some outstanding talents in our region needing to be trained, disciplined and taught. There are some dedicated individuals standing on the sideline measuring where Team Virginia will be an organization that will produce their desired outcomes. Free market competition can not be manipulated and that is the beauty.
Let’s unify and do something special for the girls. It will make a big difference.
Ken Kesey writes, “There is going to times when we can’t wait for somebody. Now, you are either on the bus or off the bus.” I hope we can get all the right people on as the season approaches. Time itself has placed the key in ignition and the bus is warming up.
Come along and we will all enjoy the journey.
"The game of basketball honors intelligence, toughness and discipline!"
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Blue Ridge Youth Basketball Club is excited to sponsor travel basketball teams for girls in Central and Southwest Virginia . The BYBC Board of Directors will field two teams in each of the following age groups: 13U (8th grade), 14U (9th grade), 15U (10th grade) & 16/17U (11th grade). BYBC is a not for profit organization committed to assisting female student athletes in their individual basketball development by providing instruction of the fundamental elements of the game, along with the opportunity to play with and against the highest level of competition.
Interested in playing basketball at the next level and have questions concerning eligibility?
Check out NCAA Eligibility Center
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ATTENTION ALL TEAM VIRGINIA PLAYERS:
Attention all players and families, while we are continuing to get our website up and running, please continue to check your email regarding practice times and reserving hotel accommodations for upcoming tournaments. Onward and Upward!!