It was a cold and snowy March day....

It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:52 pm

<said in the ominous NFL film voice>

....but that wasn't bothering the pee wee basket players in the Avoca community center. The white shirts were facing an uphill battle over the orange shirts half of whom towered over the white shirts by inches. That wasn't the greatest concern for the white shirts becsue they were outnumbered 12 to 5 meaning 5 fresh orange shirts would take the court every 4 minutes. It was a brutal back and forth contest and the final score after 32 minutes of play..... 25 -21, the white shirts had won. 22 of those points were made by Tom Chervenitski, my nephew. :)

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First I'm going to have to say that was the first pee wee basketball game I watched and it was hilarious. As far as my nephew goes the only thing that was going to slow him down was taking him out of the game. He's been dribbling since he was about 2 and when I say dribbling I mean dribbling well. I know I'm bragging here but it was very evident that he's going to go somewhere with this, definitely a scholarship in his future for either basketball or football. If you're in the NEPA remember that name becsue you're going to hear it a lot in the sports news in a few years.
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Nice Richard, you SHOULD be proud:)
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Nice! You should be proud richard. I have one complaint, no pictures.. ...

the snowman.
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:37 pm

I'll have to get some video next time. The amazing thing is last week they lost but he had all 18 points. He's not hogging the ball either, he'd pass it lot to his teammates who were also were frequently passing it to him. He would drive to the basket. It's kind of weird talking about a little kid driving to the basket but that was what he was doing. The other thing I noticed was he was exhibiting some leadership skills directing the other teammates. That's something that can't really be taught.

I know some of the other parents might not be happy but what are you supposed to do? He's there to make the play because he put himself in that position.
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:23 am

22 of the 25 points were made by one kid? :eek2: sounds like he's a "shooter" & a ""dribbler" :lol:
You need to get some vid of that stuff (Like Tiger's dad taking vid of him at 5 years old cranking out 300 yard drives :lol: (people paid a lot of $$$ for those vids of Tiger).
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:50 am

dcrane wrote:22 of the 25 points were made by one kid? :eek2:


He did play the whole game since they only had 5 so he had a lot of opportunity. ;)
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Re: It was a cold and snowy March day....

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:31 pm

Richard S. wrote:......................................... The other thing I noticed was he was exhibiting some leadership skills directing the other teammates. That's something that can't really be taught.


3 years ago the grandson decided he wanted to play soccer. The only way it was possible was for his mom to be the coach. So there she was sitting on the porch reading "Soccer for Dummies." They threw a team together at the last minute made up of kids who didn't know each other that much. They did have 1 kid on the team who happened to be a veteran of a travel soccer team. He had been playing for 3 years prior and had a decent set of skills.

He ended up being the team leader but really spent most of his time trying to help the other players. They were taught to play the position which translated to them being the top 6 year old team of the league. They went unbeaten. As the other teams just chased the ball, these kids played the position allowing them to get behind the opponents defense scoring easily.

The greatest thrill they had was when they all rallied to get the player with the poorest skills to finally score himself. They played 1/2 the game with every teamate passing the ball to him and he finally got it in the goal. I was never so proud of a bunch of kids as I was that day. And the player who scored. I told his parents that it would take a week for him to get the grin off his face.

Congrads Proud Uncle. You definitely need to get some video !!!!



Rick
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