Last week Southwestern Ohio Basketball lost a close friend in James Deaton Sr. James has been a big part of youth basketball in Cincinnati for the last 12 years. James started out as a coach in our Cincinnati Royals program 15 years ago. After coaching in our program for a few years, he started the Ohio Players Basketball organization. His program started running a tourney or two each year for the first couple of years, later expanding to 4 - 5 events per year, working closely with SWOB. About 6 years ago James, Tom Sunderman and Mike Buckle decided to merge both organizations' tourney events and run several joint events. It created some of the largest tourneys in the Greater Cincinnati area, even expanding into West Virginia and Tennessee. Over 2400 teams participated in our events just this year.
James also is the father of our league and tourney assistant director James Deaton Jr. We ask you to keep James Jr and his family in your prayers over the next few weeks. James will be greatly missed but we plan to carry on his dreams and his vision for years to come. Rest in Peace Buddy!
FALL LEAGUE - We are now accepting teams for the longest running fall league n the Midwest. We are accepting boys and girls teams grades 3 - 12, and will offer upper and lower divisions if numbers permit. It s a 10 game season starting the weekend after Labor Day and running through the end of October (jr high and high school divisions will end before school tryouts). Games will be played on Thursdays through Sundays. For more info CLICK HERE and for a roster form CLICK HERE.
FALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
September 23-25: Fall Super Showcase ($199; guaranteed 3 games/ref fees)
October 14-16: Battle of the Borders ($199; guaranteed 3 games/ref fees)
FALL DRILLS N SKILLS - We are excited to announce our 10th year of offering our drills n skills program. This is an 8 week program held on Mondays at Landmark Sports Complex. We have had over 5500 participants in this program over the years. It starts the week of August 28th and runs through October 24. Boys and girls grades 4 & down go from 6:00 - 7:00; grades 5 & 6 go from 7:00 - 8:00; and 7th grade & up go from 8:00 - 9:00. It's $65 for all 8 sessions, or $10 per week, pay as you go.
WINTER CAMP SCHEDULE
CHRISTMAS SKILLS CAMP CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
MLK "SEPARATION" MINI CAMP CLICK HERE FOR FLYER (date is 1/16/23)