More information to come for the 2020-2021 Season.
Having a 2020-21 season is contingent on how the school district and state of Iowa continue to advise clubs like ours on how to proceed in a safe and responsible way. One of the key factors is if Ankeny schools will allow outside groups to rent the gyms for practices this Winter. While we are fortunate to have a partnership with Kingdom Hoops, the gyms they provide us two nights a week is not enough space for our entire Club to practice every week. For that reason at this time we cannot guarantee every registration will be honored with a spot in our Club in 2020-21. We may have to significantly alter the size of our Club if Ankeny schools are not available for us to rent this season. We hope to know this by the time tryouts occur and will communicate any changes to our parents/players at that time.
With so many questions surrounding the upcoming season, the ACBC Board will be holding a Zoom webinar later in July to address any questions parents may have about the season. More details will be coming regarding a date and time for this event.
Please feel free to reach out to me directly or any other member of the Board with questions.
ACBC Boys President
Parent Informational Meeting
Josh Porter introduced himself as ACBC Club President, Laurie Wellendorf, Boys Secretary, and the following Grade Level Coordinators: 8th-Troy Owens, 7th- Kasey Harken, 6th- Josh Porter, 5th- Brandon Mitchell, 4th- Dave Lane, 3rd- Julie Stoneburner, and 2nd-Andy Surat.
We are doing it differently this season. Coach Bob Fontana and the HS Staff will lead Fall Skills at Northview or Prairie Ridge Middle School on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting September 9th until October 9th. Times will be 7:00-8:00 for 3rd-5th grades and 8:00-9:30 for 6th-8th grades. There is no Fall Skills offered to 2nd grade due to restrictions on gym space.
We will be using the same uniforms as last season. If you are new to the club you will need to order one or if you need a larger size. Uniforms are approximately $100 plus an optional shooting shirt although most players order one with their last name on the back.
Tryouts are August 18th at Kingdom Courts- Please see below for times. We will have a 2nd tryout date on August 21st. Players are strongly encouraged to attend both dates. Register your player and you will be prompted to pay the $10 registration fee at that time. www.acbasketballclub.org
Location: Kingdom Courts
Time: 4:00-5:00 3rd and 4th Grade
5:00-6:30 5th and 6th Grade
6:30-8:00 7th and 8th Grade
Who Needs to Tryout?
3rd & 4th Grade: Evaluations
5th – 8th Grade: Everyone will Tryout
*2nd Grade does NOT need to tryout.
2nd Tryout (no cost if you attend on 8/18)
Date: Wednesday, August 21st
6:00-7:00 4th grade Evaluation
7:00-8:00 5th and 6th grade
8:00-9:00 7th and 8th grade
Teams at 3rd grade are divided equally based on skill.
4th grade are divided between competitive and rec teams
5th, 6th, 7th , 8th Grade are divided based on skill level
Each team will get 2- 1.5 hour practices each week. 45 minutes of skill work per week will be with our Skill Directors. Times and Days of the week are based on gym space availability. We should have practice schedules by September 1st once team bids are accepted. Location will be at Kingdom Courts and local school gyms.
The season starts officially October 21st and ends depending on grade level and coaches- from the end of January to the end of February.
This is the annual tournament sponsored by our club. We will ask that parents volunteer at any given time if your child’s team is involved in the tournament. This could be helping take money at the door or at the concession stand.
Coaches and Volunteers:
Our club relies solely on volunteers, so we ask that if you are willing to coach, assistant coach or volunteer in any way please inform the grade level coordinator.
This season Skill Directors will be Vance Mosely and Curtis Stinson. They have a lot of basketball knowledge to bring to our players and coaches.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Josh Porter, Laurie Wellendorf or your Grade Level Coordinator.
Message from Coach Fontana: (see attached for Evaluation Sheet)
ACBC Players, Coaches and Parents,
Attached is the evaluation form that we will use for the ACBC tryouts on Sunday, August 18th. The form will be used for grades 4-8. We feel this evaluation tool covers skills that are the most important in a tryout and are to be emphasized throughout the season. We appreciate your interest and involvement in the Centennial Basketball Program.