For Immediate Release
June 25, 2018
IndiHoops presents the 3rd Annual 8th Grade World Championship,
The Little League World Series of Youth Basketball
Dallas, Texas – June 25th, 2018 – IndiHoops, a pioneer in the 8th Grade/14U basketball world, is back with its third installment of the IndiWorld Championships (IWC), IndiWorld3. This year’s event will take place from June 28th through July 1st 2018, in Irving, Texas; at the new Drive Nation facility run by former NBA All- Star Jermaine O’Neal.
The level of competition in the event’s first two years has been nothing short of stellar. The event featured Scottie Barnes (a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2020) in year 1, and Paolo Banchero (also a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2021) in year 2. The IWC championship game has already seen many players go straight into their high school careers; at such highly- decorated programs as Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Garfield High School in Seattle, and University High School in Florida.
This year’s tournament will swell to double the size of last year’s; with teams coming from as far away as Toronto, Canada. We have committed representation and attendance from three major shoe brands. States with teams in attendance include California, Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, and the event’s home state of Texas. The team list includes IndiHoops’ current number one 8th grade team in the nation and event host, Drive Nation, who will look to keep the championship trophy in house, even after the tournament has completed. In addition to the greater than 32-team tournament, the 2018 IWC will debut a new game format with a standalone game featuring two of the best teams in the class of 2023; Team Thomas from California and Team Griffin from Oklahoma.
The championship will be at July 1st, 2018; 11 AM Central Time.
Click Here To Purchase Tickets
IndiHoops serves as the hub for club basketball around the world. IndiHoops brings transparency and legitimacy to youth basketball through its rankings and ratings. IndiHoops is a pioneer in the club basketball media world, offering a place for basketball participants to be seen and heard. IndiHoops the aggregate source for all information pertaining to club basketball. They currently host the largest database of youth basketball programs, tournaments, and rosters in the country for club basketball.
Most recently, they have launched IndiLockers.com an ecosystem for the players/parents and cutting edge online player profiles.
EPlay, Playsight, WireToWireSports, HoopsFactoryTV, Lonestar Sports Show, IndiHoops Tip Off Classic, Ball So Hard Scout @bsh_scout, IndiHoops Tip Off Classic, Joel Hershman Photography.
California: Aubrey Gray – firstname.lastname@example.org – 707-328-8275
Click here to follow on Twitter: @indihoops
Nina Zavala Group
Adidas Gauntlet Series serves as a platform for the next generation of basketball superstars to showcase their skills throughout the summer live periods. Below is the schedule and details for Adidas Gauntlet Dallas (D/FW). Click links below for full schedule.
**NOTE TO COLLEGE COACHES** Come to “GAME ON SPORTS FACILITY” first to purchase packets and wrist bands. You will not be able to get into the other locations without the appropriate wrist band for “college coaches”.
GOLD AND SILVER SCHEDULE
Game On Sports (GOS) – MAIN GYM
2600 Alemeda Street
Fort Worth TX, 76108
All Saints Episcopal School (ASES)
9700 Saints Circle
Fort Worth TX, 76108
Lake Country Christian School (LCCS)
7050 Lake Country Dr
Fort Worth TX, 76170
North Crowley 9th Grade Campus (NC9C)
4630 McPherson Blvd
Fort Worth TX, 76133
North Crowley High School (NCHS)
9100 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76123
O.D. Wyatt H.S. (ODHS)
2400 E. Seminary Dr.
Fort Worth TX, 76119
Southwest High School (SWHS)
4100 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Summer Creek Middle School (SCMS)
10236 Summer Creek
Crowley TX, 76046
For more info. log onto: www.adidasGauntlet.com
Don’t miss the “War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase taking place Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th at Boswell High School in Ft. Worth, TX. This event will feature competitive matchups from top adidas, Nike, and Under Armour programs in Texas and surrounding areas.
WHAT: WAR BEFORE THE STORM
WHERE: BOSWELL HIGH SCHOOL (5805 W. Bailey Boswell Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76179)
WHEN: March 24th & 25th
Click link below for full schedule:
For more Information contact Event Director: Vonzell Thomas at CoachVon@YGC36hoops.com
Creating a BRAND, Delivering a PROMISE
Every successful business/organization is built on the foundation of a solid brand. Your brand is defined by how your customers perceive you and their overall experience. Your brand is not what YOU say it is, but rather how people feel about doing business with you and the people who are apart of your organization.
Why should you care about your brand? There are too many competitive options with similar qualities and resources. Building a strong brand builds trust with your customer, and as we know- we tend to go with who we trust. It’s about connecting with individuals emotionally and developing long lasting relationships. I’ve been through many transitions in my career from, Promotions, Public Relations, Marketing, but I never understood the impact and even more so, the VALUE of being my own BRAND….until now.
Brand identity are visual elements that collectively communicate who you (organization) are, and what you (Organization) stand for: Logo, website, marketing materials, signage, packaging, graphics, social media & content marketing. A brand will stand out and be remembered if presented in a manner that is clear, credible, and appealing to the public eye. These are elements you want to invest in because once again, they represent who you are. (And when I say “you” that could mean your business, organization, event, product, etc.).
WEBSITE: A website serves as the hub for your organization’s, marketing, branding and communications. Your website has the power to help tell your distinctive story to the world, while showcasing the advantages of your program.. For instance, you can use testimonials, videos, images, press links and a narrative that is both compelling and transparent. Use your website to cross-promote other resources that you offer, such as upcoming events, try-outs, schedule, online spirit store, etc. Be sure to also implement your social media handles on your website that directly link back to your social sites.The key to this marketing tool is CONSISTENCY- KEEP YOUR WEBSITE UPDATED. If the information on your site remains static, unchanging and irrelevant, your potential and existing supporters will get the impression that your organization is not worth their time or funds. Create a platform that sponsors and others want to align with.
LOGO, MARKETING MATERIALS, GRAPHICS: Invest in your logo, website, graphics, and marketing materials. I encourage you to hire a skilled graphic designer to put these things together for you. Don’t be cheap and try to create them yourself! Remember, this is your “Brand Identity” that reflects and represents your organization. If you want sponsors, donors, etc. to invest in your program, you need to invest in it first.
Developing a strong, credible brand drives TRUST and inspires LOYALTY- and this is the foundation of a successful organization. In my next blog, we’ll dive into Marketing Tools and Strategies and how they help your program. Without a defined Brand, you’re spinning your wheels with Marketing.
Nina Zavala Group
Nationally-Renowned basketball tournament returns for the 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary
The 60th Annual Diamond edition of the Whataburger Tournament is loaded with highly ranked preseason TABC teams. These great teams, coaches, and players will make for the toughest and most competitive field ever in the state plus the nation when they collide on December 28, 29, 30, 2017.
Location: WG Thomas Coliseum ( 6108 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, TX 76117)
Blue BOYS Division
Location: Chisholm Trail HS (3100 NW College Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76179)
Blue GIRLS Division
Location: Saginaw HS (800 N. Blue Mound Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76131)
BEST BUY: Season Pass each venue: Adults $24 Seniors 65 and older/Students $21
Blue Venues (Both Gyms): Adults $36 Seniors 65 and older/Students $33
Daily Ticket All Venues: Adults: Thurs $9 Fri $9 Sat. $10
All Venue Pass; All 3 venues All Games Adult: $55 Seniors 65 older/Students $50
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 2017 WHATABURGER TOURNAMENT
Follow on twitter: @Whataburger_bbt
ARS RESCUE ROOTER DALLAS NATIONAL HOOPFEST
Friday, December, 15th @ Highland Park High School (4220 Emerson Ave. Dallas, TX 75205)
4:30pm Highland Park vs. Chicago Simeon
6:00pm Highland Park vs. Forney (girls)
Saturday, December 16 at Lancaster High School (200 E. Wintergreen Ave. Dallas, TX 75134)
2:30 South Garland vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00 Desoto vs. Whitney Young
5:30 Waxahatchie vs. Chicago Simeon
7:00 Lancaster vs. Oak Hill Academy (VA)
***YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS @ www.NationalHoopfest.com ***