Welcome to James River Blaze 10th Grade Page


Develop each player to their fullest potential on and off the court.  Attend 2018 Ran for the Roses and Battle of the Boro and compete at an advanced level.  Assist each player in bonding with teammates and coaches to make everyone better players on the court.    

Head Coach: Crystal Goad

The oldest AAU establishment in Virginia
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Coaching Philosophy

To develop my players to their highest potential both in basketball and in life.
To develop proper footwork in all players that will allow them to succeed at higher basketball levels.
To teach and develop basketball IQ.
To develop each player’s ability to communicate with teammates and coaches.

About the Coach 

I grew up in Princeton, WV.  I have played basketball since the age of 10.  I was fortunate enough to play with a great group of girls growing up.  We played from 6th grade all the way up through 12th grade; we played both school basketball as well as AAU together.  We were able to have an undefeated season during my junior year in high school.  I played at Bluefield State College before getting married and relocating to Chester, VA.  I have coached youth basketball for over 10 years at the rec, church, and AAU levels.  

While at James River, my 6th grade team finished as DII Virginia State AAU champions and as Runner’s up in the Subway Commonwealth Games.  We have our current vision on Exposure tournaments and AAU Nationals for the 2014-2015 AAU season.