ABOUT 08/03/2015 ABOUT SOUTH JEFFCO PREMIER BASKETBALL
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ANNOUNCEMENTS 07/29/2015 August 3, 2015
WINTER BASKETBALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION NOW...
ABOUT SOUTH JEFFCO PREMIER BASKETBALL
Serving youth in the Littleton community for over 25 years, South JeffCo Premier Basketball is a division of South JeffCo Sports Association operated through a partnership with Colorado Premier Basketball Club, the leading youth basketball club in the State of Colorado. Through Premier staff coaches, volunteer coach development, and excellent administrative staff we strive to provide players ages 4-14 of all levels and abilities a fun, challenging and positive youth basketball environment.
We currently offer the following programs:
Little Ballers - 4-7 year old beginners’ basketball league and skill clinics
2-8th Grade Winter Basketball - AYL Recreational and Competitive Teams
Columbine Gold Crown Teams - For 5th – 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Camps -Developmental camps for youth grades 2-8
South JeffCo AYL Holiday Tournament - Annual Holiday Tournament for 2-8th Grade Competitive and Recreational Teams
SOUTH JEFFCO SPORTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MAJOR PARTNERSHIP WITH COLORADO PREMIER BASKETBALL CLUB!
South JeffCo Sports Association and Colorado Premier Basketball Club (Premier), the two largest youth sports organizations in Littleton, announced that they have formed a partnership in which Premier will operate and grow the South JeffCo Sports Association basketball programs beginning in the Fall of 2015.
Sean McGraw, President of South JeffCo Sports Association said, "We are very excited to have Premier on board to operate our South JeffCo Basketball Programs. To have the best coaches and staff in the State of Colorado working with our kids is a tremendous opportunity. The youth in our community will benefit from having a basketball organization that can accommodate the needs of all levels of player from beginner to elite."
As a part of the partnership, Premier will be operating and/or assisting with the following programs:
Competitive and Recreational AYL League Teams
3v3 League and Clinics for 4-7 Year Olds - ALL NEW PROGRAM!
South JeffCo Premier Winter and Summer Camps
South JeffCo - AYL Holiday Tournament
Keith Van Horn, Executive Director and Founder of Premier is particularly excited about working with the volunteer coaches of the Competitive and Recreational AYL League Teams and the 4-7 year old programs. He said, "I am excited to work with coaches to help them provide an outstanding basketball experience for the youth in our community."
Registration for the South JeffCo Premier 2015-16 Winter Basketball Season will begin on August 3rd.
About Colorado Premier Basketball Club: Serving nearly 2,000 players in Littleton, Colorado and surrounding communities, Colorado Premier Basketball Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing an outstanding basketball and life experience for boys and girls ages 3-19. Our Colorado basketball club has programs for the beginning player all the way up to nationally competitive elite club players that play on our top boys and girls competitive Premier Academy teams. Premier offers youth basketball camps, basketball leagues and tournaments, small group training, beginner skill sessions, team options for several age groups and much more.
About South JeffCo Sports Association: For over 40 years, South JeffCo Sports Association has offered youth sports programs such as football, lacrosse, basketball, cheer, softball, baseball and track to the Littleton community. South JeffCo provides youth sport opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities in a fun, safe and positive environment.
South Jeffco Sports Association baseball icon, Brian Vits, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Bennie Campton ‘For the Kids’ Award.
Vits was honored for his volunteerism as part of the South Jeffco Midget Baseball Opening Ceremonies at Cornerstone Park in Englewood.
The Bennie Campton ‘For the Kids’ Award was established to recognize selfless individuals who have made outstanding commitments and contributions toward enriching the lives of the children of the South Jeffco Sports Association community. The awards' namesake, Bennie Campton, was presented with the original honor in 2008, recognizing over 4 decades of his outstanding, caring service and commitment to South Jeffco youth sports, and the kids of our community. Campton was also in attendance for the presentation to Vits.
Vits started volunteering as a Baseball Coach in the SJSA Midget Baseball program in 2002 and he continued through 2010. He took on a role as the Assistant Chatfield Baseball Director in 2006, becoming the Director just one year later, before advancing to the primary SJSA Baseball Director in November of 2008. Vits’ 2 year term recently expired in October, 2010.
“Brian has been a selfless, tireless Director who has always gone above and beyond with his time and involvement in all we do”, said SJSA President Paul Sheehy.
Sheehy continued, “Brian was featured in a Q & A on our website (www.southjeff.org) last year, and his answer to one question in particular tells you a lot about this man. The question was simple, ‘What are your personal goals for our Baseball program?’ Brian’s reply was not to bring championships or trophies home, or building dominant tournament teams, but rather “to make sure that every youngster in our community who wants to play baseball is given that opportunity - regardless of their ability or financial situation. That’s how Brian is. He’s a role model for all coaches and directors to follow, which is exactly why he’s earned the most prestigious award we have to offer.”
The award came as a complete surprise to Vits, as he was present at the opening ceremonies simply as a volunteer to help coordinate the hundreds of kids being marched onto the field for introductions. He was joined by family, friends and former players of his to help honor and celebrate this award.
“The time and energy that I put in as a volunteer with SJSA over the past eight years has been one of the great privileges and learning experiences of my life. I am still feeling a bit in awe and humbled by the idea of my name being on a plaque with Bennie Campton and (2009 recipient) John Rothrock, both of whom I admire so much for their seemingly endless years of leadership and service to the kids in our community”, Vits said. “Receiving the 2010 "For the Kids" award is, without question, an honor that I will never forget.”
Vits received a commemorative trophy, and his name will be placed on a perpetual plaque on permanent display in the SJSA office.