Hello James River Family,
In an effort to grow and provide more opportunity for girls, James River is forming a partnership with Foundation Basketball. Foundation girls coaches and current players will join forces with James River Blaze to make a stronger AAU program. Our goal with this partnership is to provide an opportunity for a larger group AAU players and coaches to come together and compete at a higher level. It also offers James River players an opportunity for team training as part of the AAU package, as well as an opportunity for a reduced rate on individual training. We have found over the past few years that training is an important component to AAU success. Foundation joins us with many years of experience training players with proven success in team and individual training.
James River will continue to offer quality coaching to help girls' teams take their game to the next level. We'll continue to prioritize getting teams in front of college coaches and promoting our athletes to play college basketball.
Foundation's boys program will maintain the Foundation name, while all James River and Foundation girls who make our teams will play as James River Blaze. In other words, Foundation Basketball on 2240 Oak Lake Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23112 will be the new Home of James River Blaze! Now, we have a home to bring our trophies back to:)
I know there will be lots of questions going forward. Please do not hesitate to call me.
We will have a coaches meeting at Foundation on Wednesday, September 27th at 8:00 p.m. Jessica and I are planning to coach the 8th grade team this year. We will also be actively involved in making sure our seventh graders are in the best place for them this year.
Tryouts for the younger teams (8th and under) will be October 15, 22, 29 from 5:00-8:00 at James River High School. Our hope is to know the breakdown for teams by the end of October so we can begin the winter season in November.
I have some middle school games on my schedule to see in the next three weeks. Call, text, or email if you have questions or concerns about this merger. Also, please tell me of good games coming up.