Congrats to 4th Grade Boys and 5th Grade Girls (Blue) on MYAS Championships on Saturday!!!

Announcements for April 24, 2014

Last Friday Coaches indicated which Super Saver they wanted to participate in (May 3rd or May 4th).  Information is posted under tournament dates.  8th Grade Girls Orange and 6th Grade Boys (Cunningham/Haseman) will participate both days.  4th and 5th Grade Girls will NOT participate and 17 Elite boys and girls will not participate due to prom.  The Elites will more than likely play May 10th/11th instead or the Elite Girls will play May 17th/18th.  Need to check with girls on availability!

Thursday Night at WCA:  6:00-8:30 (6th Grade Girls) and 16's Girls NAGEL and 17 Elite Girls (6:30-8:30PM)

Practice for ALL BOYS teams on Sunday (4/27) at Morris Area School.  (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Grade from 4:00 - 6:00PM) and (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th from 6:00 - 8:00PM). 4 courts available for EACH session (2 in main gym and 2 in practice gym). 7th Grade Orange will practice Late (6-8PM)

Evan Reller is doing Private Lessons on Thursday with a few of his players 6:00 - 8:00PM

MVP's from last weekend: (will receive a plaque)

4th Grade Boys - Jackson Loge, Morris

5th Grade Boys - Tate Christenson, West Central Area

4th Grade Girls - Meredith Carrington, Morris

5th Grade (Blue) - Faith Alberts, Parkers Prairie

5th Grade (Orange) - Mataya Hoelscher, Alexandria

Girls, Make sure you have an AAU card or you wont be able to play this weekend!!!  Post your AAU # on the message board!  4th Grade girls do not need AAU cards.  Bring those report cards again.

We still have numerous players that have not paid the AAU fee of $395.  You will not be allowed to participate this weekend if you have not made an attempt to set some type of payment plan up with Jodi Holleman.

Congrats to the 4th Grade Boys AND 5th Grade Girls (Blue) for going 3-0 and winning the MYAS Championship on Saturday.  4th Grade girls went 2-1 for Consolation Championship while 5th Grade Boys and 5th Grade Girls (Orange) went 1-2 in a VERY tough Metro Bracket!  NICE JOB Players and Coaches!!  MVP's will be listed later today!

4th Grade Girls and 5th Grade Girls will not be participating in the Super Saver on May3rd/May 4th as I do not want you going out 3 weekends in a row.  I want you to get a few more practices in prior to your 3rd tournament.

6th Grade Boys (RJ's team) will be participating in an MYAS tournament on April 26th/27th in the Twin Cities.  The other 6th Grade team (Cunningham/Haseman) will play both May 3rd and May 4th Super Saver.

I have 7 pairs of Women's Nike Shorts (size medium) and 3 Large Women's jerseys if anyone needs to swap?  Please send me your jersey if it still needs a number.  Coaches, please bring back any extra shorts/jerseys.  I also have two YOUTH XL jerseys that needs numbers.

Please put your AAU numbers on the message board ASAP so I can forward to Fury director.  Wildcat Club Code = WW3FA9

4th/5th Grade parents can find schedule for MYAS tournament at       (click on basketball on top, then Gopher State Spring Basketball, then scroll down to April 19th (Super Saver) and click on teams/schedules and then find the Wildcat team)  Brandi's Cresaps team will play the early games and Nate Hollemans team will play the later games.

Visit to purchase an AAU Card.

i4th Grade Girls will be participating in a two day tournament in the Twin Cities April 26th/27th.  The rest of the Girls teams will be participating in the Fury Spring Showdown (except 8th Grade Orange).  These girls will get to play May 3rd AND May 4th.  The 4th Grade girls do not need AAU cards, but ALL the rest of the teams will need them!!  Clube Code = WW3FA9

All the Girl Wildcats NEED to write in their journals about all practices and the Comet Shoot Out.  Coaches will be collecting these SOON!! Please write down all your plays in the journal and any thoughts or concerns.

WELCOME TO AAU BASKETBALL!!!!!  PLEASE do NOT get frustrated as the level of competition this past weekend was UNBELIEVABLE!!!  I had reports of stiches (Riley Thompson), sprained ankle (Britton Conroy), black eye (Emma Schmidt), and numerous other injuries, but we all made it through the toughest tournament of the AAU season!!

Congrats to the 8th Grade Girls (White) for going 5-0 and winning the Comet Shoot Out Championship!  Congrats to 9th Grade Girls Orange for going 3-1 and obtaining 3rd Place with a nice overtime win! Congrats to 9th Grade boys (Blue) for going 3-1 (Consolation Champs).  Congrats to 6th Grade Girls for going 2-1!  Congrats to 17 Elite Girls for going 2-2 in a tough bracket!

If you are not happy with the amount of playing time, have your son or daughter ask the coach what they can do to receive more playing time!  Ask the coach for private lessons!  Please do not call me!

Most of the uniforms are distributed to the players!!!  If you can't live with a certain numer or size, put it on the message board and you can trade with someone. IF you have a uniform without a number, ship it to me immediately so I can get a number printed before the next tournament. Please ship  to 94 Washington Ave, Hancock, MN  56244.   Still waiting for a batch of youth shorts for the girls!!

I also need to know which girls will not available for the FURY tournament on the 26th and 27th so we know how many teams to send out!

Do not purchase AAU cards YET.  As of right now, the only people that will need them are the Girls going to the FURY Tournament on April 26th/27th.  I am going to request NO Friday night games that weekend if possible!!!

Send Registration fee ($395) to:  Jodi Holleman, 94 Washington Ave., Hancock, MN  56244 (payable to West Central Wildcats)

Wildcat girls will need to purchase a journal (spiral tablet) to write down thoughts on practices/tournaments and fiagram plays.  They will be collected after tournaments by the coaching staff who will also write in them and let you know how your are doing!!!  So for now, write about your practices and your strengths/weaknesses.

DO NOT STRESS OVER THESE PRACTICES DURING THE WEEK!!!  IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT!!!!!!!  The Comet Shoot Out is a TOUGH tournament and we all want to play well that weekend.   If you see another team having practice and it works better for you, GO TO THAT PRACTICE!!!  If you can't go at all, get to the gym and do some extra shooting and sprints.  We are trying to move the practices around a bit this month so people don't have to drive so far.  When things slow down, practices will mainly be on Sundays.

If you have not paid for your Uniform, please mail a check payable to West Central Wildcats for $59 ASAP to 94 Washington Ave, Hancock, MN  56244.


Comet Shoot OUT MVP's (Boys)

6th Grade boys (BLUE) - Matt Hmielewski, Marshall                                              

6th Grade Boys (Orange) - Grant Jensen, Minnewaska                                          

7th Grade Boys (Blue) - Daniel Savageau, Osakis                                    

7th Grade Boys (Orange) - Camden Arndt, Morris Area                                          

8th Grade Boys - Brady Sabolik, West Central Area                                            

9th Grade Boys (Blue) - Nate Treinen, Ortonville                                                

9th Grade Boys (Orange) - Ryan Blake, Parkers Prairie                                                    

10th Grade Boys - Ethan Streich (Ortonville)                                                         

17 Elite Boys - C0-MVP's  Riley Thompson & Hunter Winther (Ortonville)


























Girl's MVP's from Comet Shoot-Out

6th Grade Girls - Emma Thorfinnson, Minnewaska

7th Grade Girls - Grace Hegland, LQP

8th Grade Orange - Kristin Haiby, Pelican Rapids

8th Grace Blue - Kendra Kuczek, Minnewaska

8th Grade White - ENTIRE TEAM!!!!!!!!

9th Grade (Blue) - Rachel Martinson, Parkers Prairie

9th Grade (Orange) - Co-MVP's Kayla Feldhake (Alex) and Sadie Stelter (Lakeview)

10th Grade - Rian Lee, Paynesville

17 Elite Girls - Becca Holland, Morris Area






**Another question came up........wondering what the strength of competition will be this year for teams.  I would like EACH team to compete in two TOUGH tournaments and two EASIER tournaments.  We want to have some success AND be challenged!

Practices:  I have gym space rented at Morris Area School on the following Sundays:  March 30th, April 6th, and May 11th and Saturday, April 19th (4:30-8:30PM) and every Wednesday from April 16th - May 28th (6:00-8:30PM).  The times/teams practicing will

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