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WCBA Response to Covid-19

By WCBA Hoops 03/12/2020, 7:45pm EDT

Activities suspended until April 13th

WCBA families,


After careful and thorough consideration, we are suspending all basketball activities until Monday, April 13. Effective immediately, all skills training, games, practices, travel team activities including tournament participation, are suspended until April 13.

Our intent is to restart training and all activity beginning April 13 and extend the Spring Rec season through Mid-June to reschedule games and ensure that teams can play their full season. More information will be shared as we continue to monitor developments in our community. 

We hope that through a collective effort across our sport, community, state, country, and world, we can help limit the spread of this virus. We understand this is a tough time for all, but the health, safety, and well-being of our families and our entire community is our greatest concern. 

We will communicate frequently with you all as we navigate through this time and make decisions on when it is safe to return to the courts. 

WCBA Board of Directors

Spring Rec League Evaluations - Sat and Sun March 7th-8th

By WCBA Hoops 03/03/2020, 9:00am EST

Check here for your evaluation date and time

The Spring season is scheduled to run from mid-March to mid-May. Exact dates will be determined in late February or early March when we have a better idea of the number of players and teams we will have. 

The Spring season will consist of 4-6 practices and 8-10 games depending on age group. The cost is $140. Games and practices will be at any of these gym locations: Trinity Academy, Fletcher Academy, St. Timothy's, Wakefield High School, Heritage High School, Millbrook High School, West Millbrook Middle School, and Martin Middle School.

 

Evaluations

Evaluations will take place on either Saturday or Sunday, March 7th or 8th. All evaluations will be held at Trinity Academyat 10224 Baileywick Road.

Saturday, March 7

10:00 AM 3rd-4th Boys
11:00 AM 5th-6th Boys
Noon 7th-8th Boys
1:00 PM 9th-12th Boys

 

Sunday, March 8th

1:00 PM Girls 3rd-5th, 6th-8th

 

All players must attend evaluations* as this is when they are evaluated by coaches in preparation for the player draft which occurs soon after evaluations. Immediately after the draft you will be contacted by your coach with practice, game, and other details about the season. 

7th Grade Travel Tryouts - Sunday, March 1st!

By WCBA Hoops 02/26/2020, 4:45pm EST

Due to demand WCBA may add another 7th grade travel team! Tryouts are 1 PM to 2:30 on Sunday, March 1st, at Trinity Academy in Raleigh.

Please contact Ralph Peterson at ralph@wcbahoops.com for more information. 

Updated Feb 26: Dates and times for 9th, 10th, and 11th have changed to Mar 1st. See below for your actual time. 

No preregistration required.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time for check-in.  Please wear your WCBA or another reversible, numbered jersey.

Grade

 

Date

Location

Start

End

2nd

 

22-Feb

Millbrook HS Aux Gym

3:00 PM

4:30 PM

3rd

 

22-Feb

Millbrook HS Aux Gym

4:30 PM

6:00 PM

4th

 

13-Feb

Martin MS

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

5th

 

22-Feb

Millbrook HS Main Gym

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

6th

 

10-Feb

West Millbrook MS

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

7th*

Day 1

11-Feb

Martin MS

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

 

Day 2

12-Feb

Martin MS

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

8th*

Day 1

11-Feb

Martin MS

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

 

Day 2

12-Feb

Martin MS

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

9th*

Day 1

22-Feb

Trinity Academy

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

 

Day 2

1-Mar

Trinity Academy

2:30 PM

4:00 PM

10th

 

1-Mar

Trinity Academy

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

11th

 

1-Mar

Trinity Academy

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

 

* Players in grades 7th, 8th, or 9th should attend both sessions. 

Please contact Steve Sterrett at steve@wcbahoops.com with any questions. 

 

Sign up Now for WCBA Challenge League Tryouts!

By WCBA Hoops 12/10/2019, 2:30pm EST

WCBA will begin a Sunday night Challenge League that will run January through February.  This league is for the player who wants a more competitive experience. 

We will have four teams per age group with a total of 20-32 players.  WCBA high school travel team coaches will coach the challenge league teams. 

Tryouts will be weekend of Jan 4-5th.   Not everyone will make this league, there will be cuts.

Practices and games will be at Trinity Academy or West Millbrook Middle School between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Sunday nights. There will be a couple of Saturday night events. Challenge League events will not conflict with WCBA Rec league.

Playing divisions will be based on current grade. Some grades may be combined depending on the number of players registered. 

Registration begins on December 11th at wcbahoops.com.  All interested players must register but there is no payment until you make a team.  Cost will be $120

WCBA Family Golf Tournament at Driveshack!

By WCBA Hoops 10/02/2019, 7:15am EDT

WCBA will hold its first fundraiser/fun event, a family golf tournament, at Drive Shack on Oct 26th from 12:00-3:00.   We will have 20-30 golfing bays (6 golfers/bay) with food, cash bar, prizes, and more.  What makes this fun is all ages and all abilities can play and have a great time.

All proceeds go to area schools to support kids playing sports (West Millbrook and Martin Middle Schools and Hunter Elementary).

Bring your family or a group and play together (up to 6 players/ bay).  All golfing equipment is provided and all abilities are welcome.  Register online using the link below. 

We are looking for Bay sponsors with signage in each bay and on our website:

Sponsor Level Sponsorship Benefits
$300 Half Bay

1 golfer (additional golfers $50).

Signage in your bay.

$600 Full Bay

2 golfers (additional golfers $50).

Signage in every bay.

$1200 Desert Table

3 golfers (additional golfers $50).

Signage in every bay.

Signage in common area where everyone gathers
before and after the event.

$3000 Event

4 golfers (additional golfers $50).

Name on the event title.

Signage in every bay.

Signage in common area.


Please reach out to Steve Sterrett at steve@brokersins.com or 919-971-2740 to sponsor or if you have any thoughts, questions or ideas to make this a great event.


Have Fun, Work Hard, Get Better...Everyday!

Get Better Every Day with Online Training!

By WCBA Hoops 09/17/2019, 8:30am EDT

Whether this is your first year playing basketball or you are an experienced player looking for extra workouts to improve your skill set online training has over 300 drills that will help.
 
In addition to the individual drills our online training catalog contains partner shooting, partner ball handling, and team shooting drills.
 
Coaches looking to enhance practices with skill development drills will find the training database a rich and valuable resource. 
 
Click the button below to take advantage of the early-bird discount of 50% off the yearly membership plan during the month of September!  

The WCBA 2nd grade team went 4-0 for the weekend and prevailed with a combination of outstanding pressure defense (28 minutes of heck) and great ball movement.  The team won the championship game on a last second put-back. The most impressive part of the championship victory was that the team did not use a late game timeout; this team has played against older, stronger teams all season and the boys have gained enough experience to understand the situation and figure it out on their own.  The 2nd graders trailed late in the game, but forced a turnover and found a way to win. Every single player made key contributions during the championship run!  This team has come to be defined by their outstanding effort and their willingness to work and compete on every possession.  Congratulations!  

WCBA Blue 2026 overcame a sluggish start in the first half on Friday night of the tournament to defeat Garner Road Burnette.  Saturday proved to be a great matchup against a really good Team F.L.Y out of Salisbury who has been dominant in the Southeast Circuit this season.  After a tight, back and forth game, WCBA pulled ahead by a few down the stretch and closed out the game going 6-6 from the line in the final minute.  Going 2-0 in pool play WCBA advanced to the Gold Bracket.  The wins in pool play forced Team F.L.Y and Garner Road into the Silver and Bronze Brackets which they went on to win with ease.

Sunday's bracket play included games against Elite One Ballers in the semi finals and Duplin County Ball Stars in the championship game where WCBA played great defense and exploded offensively with great passing and poise with the ball.  

WCBA Blue 2026 plays hard from the tip to the buzzer every game and they all play for each other.

Spring 2 Rec League Important Dates and Season Information

By WCBA Hoops 03/15/2019, 12:00pm EDT

Dates for evaluations, drafts, first practices, and first games

Photo of Chris Clemons by Bennett Scarborough
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