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Blue Chip Jr NBA Week 1 Update

GREAT OPENING WEEKEND!

Thanks to all the parents, coaches and players we had a great 1st weekend of basketball. We had a lot of close games and a lot of lopsided games we made some adjustments and looking at the current teams we feel the newer squads should improve significantly once they have more practice sessions. We expect to see the games get even more competitive, so we appreciate everyone maintaining a high level of sportsmanship and positivity.

UNIFORM STATUS

The uniform supplier has delivered the remaining shorts but say the jerseys with sizes youth medium and smaller may have been lost in customs or shipping and they may have to remanufacture. Hopefully they will show up before game time, but if not all players without shorts may pick them up at the gym before their game. Players with Jersey substitutes that do not fit need to still wear them until the remaining jerseys arrive and then they may trade them in for the proper size. Please take care of your uniform they are used for games until next Spring and then are used for gym practices for an additional year.

UNIFORM STANDARDS

Once everyone has been issued a uniform players will need to wear their full uniform to play and only white or black undershirts or compression shorts are allowed. Excessively dirty or stained uniforms will not be permitted.

Check the league schedule and results here:

GAME PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Photos Updated Weekly

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Blue Chip Black and Silver Shirts on Sale

Laettner’s Blue Chip Ballers Development Academy – Jr NBA HS Champs – GotNEXT!

We are excited to announce that Blue Chip Elite’s Director Christian Laettner will be directly overseeing our Blue Chip Ballers Development Academy

Coach Laettner has been very impressed with the great work that Coach Todd, the former BC Baller Academy director who has moved back to his hometown in Ohio, has done for the past 3 seasons implementing critical basketball fundamentals with the new and developing young players in our community.

Coach Pinkney will be taking over Coach Todd’s duties in heading up the academy moving forward, but to build on what Coach Todd has invested Coach Laettner wants to get more directly involved with this group of players so he plans to attend the 2nd half of most of the weekday practices to help ensure that we continue to instill and reinforce the fundamental skills that he has learned from his Youth, College and NBA experience.

These young, developing players, usually 10 yrs old and under will spend their time in the academy forming fundamental skills and breaking bad habits and as they develop they are evaluated and segmented by their skill and desire to play more competitively. They will play 3v3 and 4v4 games on Saturdays and may eventually be placed in open spots on competitive teams at any time.

Any questions you may have about the Development academy can be directed to us by email at info@bluechipbasketball.org

GOOD LUCK COACH TODD!!!!

The uniform we will use for 2021 are approved and are starting to be manufactured now.

LATE REGISTRATION FEES will apply starting March 12th at 9PM.

It is a little early but so far it looks like we already have about 4 – 10U teams, 6 – 12U teams, 5 – 14U teams & 6 – HS Teams. Historically 70% of registration for Blue Chip has come in within the last 2 weeks and we are currently 3 weeks out so we may actually have to cutoff registration, so if you plan to bring a team or register individually do so as soon as possible.

Skill session and evaluation times will be released soon for individual registrants looking for team placement so coaches looking to draft and fill slots on their team can attend.

Currently Girls Basketball waitlist registration looks to have a potential squad in the 13-14U age group. So any girls wanting to play and any coaches please sign up asap and we will schedule an open gym night for them to play and be evaluated.

2021 Jr NBA HS Winter Season Champs!

🏆 Congrats to Blue Chip Jr NBA Winter 2021 High School Champs – The Suns!

This is a great group of players who we have seen play in Blue Chip for many years, Coach Mike Stumpf has been a tremendous coach and we really appreciate all of the time he has spent with the players. For the Seniors it has been a pleasure seeing you grow and develop in the game of basketball and we wish you great success as you move on to College and beyond!!

GotNEXT tournament series this Friday!

Come out and watch some of the area’s best youth ballers showing of their streetball skills! 20+ High Energy Games. Don’t come if you are afraid of loud music and wild kids

GotNext – NFBL – Jr NBA Update

GotNEXT tournament series this Friday!

Come out and watch some of the area’s best youth ballers showing of their streetball skills! 20+ High Energy Games. Don’t come if you are afraid of loud music and wild kids

North Florida Basketball League and Jr NBA High School

This is NFBL Playoff Weekend! Our team’s schedules are posted on the front page so check it out and come cheer our teams on. Games will be at Patriot Oaks, Above WGV, Above Nocatee and Providence. Championships will be March 6 All day at Providence HS Gym. This weekend is the final weekend of Jr NBA High School before the Jr NBA tournament begins.

Jr NBA Spring Registration Boys & Girls

Early registrations are very strong and currently exceed any previous registration at this time in Blue Chip Jr NBA’s previous 8 years, so it may be the largest season yet for Blue Chip. So make sure to get your team or individual registration in ASAP. Opening Weekend is March 27th. Practices begin soon for some early registrants. Skills training and evaluation opportunities will be released soon.

Spring & Summer Basketball Competitive, Tournament and AAU team tryouts

Our basketball focused players have been training year round in the gym in our BC Elite intense development program directed by Coach Christian Laettner

Currently it looks like Spring activities forming will be 40-50 mixed recreational & competitive teams competing in Blue Chip Jr NBA League playing at Patriot Oaks and Freedom Crossing Gyms and our BC Elite competitive teams additionally competing in local and regional AAU tournaments.

The BC Elite player pool intense development program investment is $150/mo. League/tournament activity costs are paid per activity based on activity costs and squad size. Only a month to month commitment, not yearly or seasonally. BCE is NOT pay to play.

Current Competitive team player pool slots:
9th & 10th Grade 4
8th Grade FULL now forming 2nd team
7th Grade 2
6th Grade 3
5th Grade 2
4th Grade 2

If you are an athletically gifted or experienced basketball player and would like to play on one of these competitive AAU squads, fill out our tryout registration form here as soon as possible:

Upcoming schedule and results on the front page of the website

Livestream and Game Videos

Photos of the Season Updated Weekly

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Blue Chip Winter Season Update

North Florida Basketball League and Jr NBA High School

We had a very exciting weekend of basketball! 70+ teams playing in quality gyms across North Florida. Most games were very competitive. Great job to our 4-8th grade Blue Chip Teams competing in NFBL and the Jr NBA High School Blue Chip Teams competing hard and displaying good sportsmanship.

In the NFBL 4 of our Blue Chip teams are recreational and the coaches are doing a great job working with their squads several having having little to no practice time. We are excited to see how the players develop after a few more weeks of practice and game reps.

Players on 3 of our teams have been in training in our BCE intense development program directed by Coach Christian Laettner and these squads are in testing to see if they are ready to play Spring AAU tournament season. So far they all are already having great success against some formidable squads who have been training and playing together for several seasons. So far they are 5-2, so great job players and BCE coaches!

Check the upcoming schedule and results on the front page of the website

Livestream and Game Videos

Photos of the Season Updated Weekly

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Blue Chip Winter Season Update

Our winter season activities are officially scheduled and ready to kickoff this weekend!

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY “Blue Chip Ballers” ALMOST FULL

This is a very popular academy for new and developing players typically under 10yrs old. They train and are segmented throughout the season based on their level and progress.

Practice is on Wednesdays 6-7pm and Games are on Saturdays 8-9am both are at Patriot Oaks academy Gym.

Jr NBA High School Schedule Posted!

Navigate the website menu at anytime (Leagues/Jr NBA/High School to view current schedules, scores and other info. Click on team name in gallery to see the team specific schedule.

NFLBL 4-8th Grade Schedule Posted!

This is the inaugural season of the NFLBL and should be a very exciting challenge for our players. Over 60 teams are participating in over 300 games over the next 2 months! Navigate the website menu at anytime (Leagues/NFLBL) to view current schedules, scores and other info. Click on team name in gallery to see the team specific schedule.

LATE REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

Most teams are full be may have an open slot so to tryout and fill a potential slot at the last minute go ahead and register by selecting your grade and if you need a uniform.

COVID PROCEDURES

We will provide info as the season progresses. Currently based on activities at SJCS events we will not need to complete a covid screening tool. All entrants should wear masks and social distance. Active game participants are not required to wear masks but players and coaches not in the active game should wear masks.

Blue Chip Jr NBA Championship – All-Star Weekend – Winter Season – Tryouts!

Congrats to the Blue Chip Jr NBA 2020 Fall Championship Teams!!

Great job competing players and coaches. Good job cheering and not coaching from the stands to the parents! Games were intense, zero technical fouls, winners and losers showed great sportsmanship!

Congrats to the League Champions!

High School Champions – Heat

Check out the dramatic finish! 12 seconds left Suns with 2 point lead…….

14U Champions – Timberwolves
12U Champions – Lakers

12U Championship Game – Exciting from beginning to end!

10U Champions – Warriors

FINAL RESULTS

ALL-STARS

Great games by players showcasing their skills on All-Star Saturday. Congrats to this seasons All-Stars and we look forward to seeing you represent Blue Chip in our regional leagues, club games and tournaments!

10U All-Stars

10U Blue

#PlayerPosition
0JaSim Rice1 Guard
6Kendall CruzForward-Center
7Rhett Durden1 Guard
9Cayden AlvarezSmall Forward
33Jaidyn WhiteSmall Forward
71Jason Gillespie1 Guard

10U Skills Champ
Jason Gillespie

10U 3 Point Champ
KJ Jones (Sudden Death Win Over Jaidyn White)

12U All-Stars

12U White

#PlayerPosition
11Nicholas Odeh1 Guard
18Liam ChapmanSmall Forward
19Cooper GreerCenter, Small Forward
30Nathan Li1 Guard
33Aiden BrownSmall Forward
58Coady SheilsPower Forward
75Israel Garza-TongeForward-Center
87Connor YatesSmall Forward
88Dylan Scheets1 Guard

12U 3 Skills Champ
Connor Yates

12U 3 Point Champ
Dylan Scheets

14U All-Stars

14U Blue

#PlayerPosition
1Evan Ostrout1 Guard, Guard
4Oscar Hsieh1 Guard
6Brody AmbroseCenter
9Krishiv Singh2 Guard, Guard
20Konley PiusPower Forward
40Jesus Rice1 Guard
48Ethan Young1 Guard, Power Forward
53Jack ProtivaSmall Forward
80Michael ShawPower Forward

14U 3 Skills Champ
Jagger Hamilton

14U 3 Point Champ
Jesus Rice

Photos of the Season

WINTER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Register now for Winter (Jan-Feb) season activities. This is an especially important part of the season as as soon as teams are formed they can immediately start practices as Winter season basketball activities for many players is usually team preparation for AAU Spring /Summer tournament season as well as our normally very active recreational/competitive Spring Jr NBA Season (Mar-May)

It looks like we will enter our teams into the North Florida Basketball League. Our teams that have Rec/developmental competitive players will play in Division 2 and 3 of the league and wear our 2020 Uniform.

Division 1 & Tournament Teams

Our Division 1/Tournament teams will play in NFBL Division 1 as well as Club v Club games and local tournaments to prep for spring AAU Season starting in March. They will wear our 2021 tournament uniform.

Our top 10, 7 & 8th grade players, will get an amazing opportunity to play for a special invite only Spring AAU program coached by Creekside Basketball’s coaching staff, which is a part of our new HS prep/feeder program.

We currently have a full 14U tournament Team and are currently assembling all ages and grades from 4-10th to start tournament play this spring or to develop as our tournament teams for 2021/22.

To tryout to be a part of the Blue Chip Tournament player pool (Gym practices currently $150/mo) fill out our player info form here:

If you were selected to the All-Star game for Spring or Fall 2020 you should tryout!

Coach Laettner and BC Staff review player information submissions and will inform players of the next tryout opportunity or recommend next best steps.

Blue Chip Jr NBA Update

WINTER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Register now for Winter (Jan-Feb) season activities. This is an especially important part of the season as as soon as teams are formed they can immediately start practices as Winter season basketball activities for many players is usually team preparation for AAU Spring /Summer tournament season as well as our normally very active recreational/competitive Spring Jr NBA Season (Mar-May)

AMAZING FINISH TO OUR GAME OF THE WEEK

Great rematch game between last year’s Championship game. Check out the last 30 seconds for an amazing finish!

Standings and Leaderboards

Photos of the Season Updated Weekly

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Blue Chip Jr NBA Update

Opening Weekend Preseason Update

Another weekend of fun games with passionate players, coaches and fans competing and playing hard!

We typically follow the rules guidelines established by USA Basketball – Jr NBA but have been tweaking the rules this season since we have more of a mix of rec and competitive teams who are usually better separated into 2 divisions of 4 or more. This season we have 5-7 team division configurations with some teams being formed and brought by coaches and other teams with a mix of new and experienced players assigned to coaches by the league. We are trying to allow the competitive teams to play at their level while trying to provide a competitive balance for newer less experienced players at the 12U and below levels.

It seems like it is a split on deciding what is best when dealing with full court press and using zone defense schemes. In general USA basketball directs most 12U and below activity be limited to man to man defense only and no to limited full court defense. The reasoning is to allow the developing players to apply their skillset and athleticism to compete vs using coaching schemes to exploit weak players with traps, double teams and zones that most players at that age are not physically developed enough to overcome. Once players get to 13/14 they are usually physically developed enough to be able to make passes that can overcome traps and double teams. At this level Coaches should manage subs and encourage the players, not admonishing their players and whining to the refs.

For teams with 10U-12U players with lots of experience and exceptional skill, we prefer them to play normal basketball rules to prepare them for higher level basketball, so for coaches we will have a Zoom meeting to discuss Monday night 10/19 8pm

https://zoom.us/j/9046147219

When we are out of the COVID pandemic and back to a normal season we will have fully formed competitive and rec divisions.

COVID-19 Procedures

Please remember that we must comply with SJCS guidelines that we established in our facilities use contract so please do not jeopardize our opportunity to play in an amazing gym. If you are sick please stay home and if you come to the facility you must complete the COVID certificate before entering and wear a mask unless you are an active participant.

On your device go to bluechipelite.com/covid to get your certificate each time you enter.

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Photos of the Week