The season is starting to ramp up for us.
I want to start off by saying thank you
. There are options to play elsewhere, I appreciate you staying in your community and making it stronger.
This year brings unbelievable growth. When I started this role 8 years ago we were at 87 players. Today we are at 266, and we may still add a middle school team.
We have officially tripled as an organization, blows my mind. That being said, it is pretty much become more than one man can handle in many ways. So if you think you have a desire to make your community better, reach out to me and lets talk. There are some things that have to be done by me.. but there are many things I could shift some responsibility to over time (things like some of our K1 stuff, the uniforms, the practice schedule, Lindsey Law stuff, and more).
Finally the personal note, and I promise this will be the only time I use this medium to push this. Batavia schools has a levy up for vote. I can confidently say that many of your children would not be playing for BCRL (maybe at all) if not for a great partnership with the school system AND the nice new elementary. If we were still in that old elementary we would be in big trouble and probably not have K1 or 2nd grade basketball (as most of our Clermont and Brown county neighbors offer to their children). I expect a new middle school to equally transform our organization and community. The middle school gym is old and on its last legs before a MAJOR reinvestment is needed. The floor is nearing the end of its life, and the overall setup of it is not real great anymore. The high school is just not a good building in my opinion. Never has been, and with our phenomenal growth.. it just isn't good enough. Your support for the levy would go a long way in it passing, the last levy to replace a 100+ year old elementary only passed 2521 to 2477. So your vote matters.
Look forward to seeing your children play basketball and getting to know each of you.
As always, you can read past messages here. If you are new to this list (as late signups are.. please take the time to read each post especially the one about communication. Many of you should turn on notifications for our Facebook group for basketball. https://www.bataviayouthsports.org/blog/tag/basketball2018