The LeagueApps Hoops team had a chance to spend some time at a couple New England basketball tournaments this past weekend.
Enterprise Sales Executive Michael Scott and Basketball Partnership Consultant Nick Sutedjo were at both the 3rd Annual Fall Hoops tourney hosted by our partners from ASA Hoops, as well as Zero Gravity’s NERR Northeast Hoop Festival. The two tournaments gave the LeagueApps Hoops team a great opportunity to reconnect with partners, forge new relationships, and be on-site to assist in any way they can.
“The New England basketball scene is a pretty tight knit community. Relationship building is extremely important. It was cool to see how many tournaments were being held by different people,” Nick said.
The ASA Tourney and ZG Hoop Festival are two of the most premier fall basketball events in the New England area. With hundreds in attendance at these tournaments, a lot of the hard-working organizers and volunteers sometimes need an extra hand. Michael Scott was eager to help set up on Saturday with ASA.
Tournaments and events like these are a great way for our partners to showcase their organizations. Both ASA Hoops and Zero Gravity received high praise from participants throughout the weekend and after.
“It was great to see that much organized basketball being played at the younger ages. It’s definitely different from when I was a kid growing up, when we just played pick-up in the park or for the church team,” Michael said.
He continued. “You can see the effect that an athlete like Steph Curry has on the younger kids by the amount of three pointers taken or 7-year-olds trying to do a euro step instead of just finishing with the left. My support guys out to the coaches trying to get these young kids just to learn the basic fundamentals.” Michael said.
Nick and Michael were on hand to see both partners Evolution (EVO) Hoops and Rise Above chalk up wins on an amazing 8 court facility in Hanover, dubbed “The U.” EVO actually took home three championships over the weekend!
As an added bonus, new partner Central Mass Swarm pulled out a W as well.
One of the highlights had to be when High Hoops Director Dean Hirtle invited Michael and Nick to help in skills training at The Hab. The young athletes of the High Hoops Elite Skills Clinic were more than happy to get some advice from the veteran basketball players.
Michael was happy to help teach the fundamentals.
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