LAKE CHAMPLAIN LAKERS

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2015 Lakers HOME Tournaments

Boys Tournament May 2nd & 3rd, 2015
Girls Tournament April 18th & 19th, 2015

The Lakers Program

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Participation Options

The program begins with an Instructional Camp consisting of (10) 2-Hour sessions. This costs $260.00 which covers Player Registration, Insurance and a Lakers T-Shirt.

At the conclusion of the Instructional Camp, if elected at Registration, player will participate in (3) 2-hour tryout sessions for possible placement on a travel team. If selected for placement, the Travel Team costs an additional $235.00.

  • BOYS TRAVEL PROGRAM Runs late March through July. Travel team fees are due in full by 04/18/15.
  • GIRLS TRAVEL PROGRAM Runs mid April through July. Travel team fees are due in full by 04/18/15
  • (Total cost is $260 camp + $235 travel =$495)

If elected at Registration, a player can forgo the instructional camp and participate in the (3) 2-hour tryout sessions for possible placement on a travel team at a cost of $110.00 due at Registration. If selected for placement, the Travel Team costs an additional $385.00.

  • BOYS TRAVEL PROGRAM Runs late March through July. Travel team fees are due in full by 04/18/15.
  • GIRLS TRAVEL PROGRAM Runs mid April through July. Travel team fees are due in full by 04/18/15
  • (Total cost is $110 tryouts + $385 travel = $495)

Program Goals

  • Develop Character, Sportsmanship and Fair Play while promoting basketball in our region.
  • Establish multi-level programs to enable higher skill level development.
  • Emphasize developing advanced players with highly competitive travel teams.
  • Provide opportunities for players to showcase their talents at regional and out of region tournaments.

Your Program Dollars at Work

The Lake Champlain Lakers is a non-profit organization. All program fees are applied toward the following:

All Players Can Offset Their Program Fees

The Lake Champlain Lakers program offers ALL participants the opportunity to lower their fee by obtaining advertisements from individual and businesses. This enables all participants to collect ads and apply 100% of the monies collected DIRECTLY to their program fee not to exceed $495.00. Additional monies raised above the $495.00 program fee will be applied to the general AAU fund to reduce program costs.

Regional and Tournament Competition

If selected for team placement:

  • Teams will be comprised of a minimum of 10 participants.
  • If numbers allow, 'A' & 'B' teams will be made
  • Emphasize developing advanced players with highly competitive travel teams.
  • Travel participants will receive equal playing time in regional games. In tournament games, emphasis is placed on winning. Playing time will be based solely on ability, effort and work ethic demonstrated by the player on the practice court. Players who do not give full effort during practice will have reduced playing time. Only AAU registered players who have paid in full may play in regional and tournament games.

Program Expectations

The full cooperation and participation of Players, Parents and Coaches is necessary to assure a quality experience for all. Participation in program activities is contingent upon meeting the following responsibilities:

Player Responsibilities:
  • Participating full in practice (100% Effort).
  • Abiding by the player 'Rules of Conduct' (Players receive at 1st practice).
  • Displaying mutual support and teamwork.
  • Cooperation with Coaching Staff and Volunteers.
  • Conducting oneself in ways which will enhance the stature and positive reputation of the Lakers Program.
  • Failure to comply with program rules and expectations may result in disciplinary actions by the Board of Directors.
Parental Responsibilities:
  • Assuring the player fulfills their responsibilities to the workout sessions and team.
  • Agreeing to promote the players 'Rules of Conduct'.
  • Leaving the coaching to the AAU coaching staff.
  • Volunteering to help team activities, shootouts, special events, and tournaments.
  • Providing primary medical insurance.
  • Contributing by transporting players to and from tournaments, helping with hotel supervision, food and meal arrangements, and other necessary activities to ensure smooth operations on the road.
  • Parents are requested to assist with the Lake Champlain Lakers Home Tournament.
Parent Representative:

Each team will select a Parent Representative to answer any questions and concerns of program participants, assist with the coordination of travel arrangements for away tournaments and coordinate volunteers to work the Lakers Home Tournaments. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Representative, please contact the Lakers General Manager.

Travel and Insurance:

Membership in the AAU program provides gym liability and secondary insurance under specified conditions for AAU sanctioned practices, games and tournaments. Travel and lodging will be the SOLE responsibility of the player(s) and parent(s). A list of lodging suggestions and accommodations will be provided.

Registration Options

Register In Person

@OLVA on February 22nd from 4-6pm or @OLVA on March 1st from 4-6pm. The Lakers General Manager will be present for questions or inquiries during these sessions. New participants are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of the participants birth certificate.

Program Brochure Registration Form Advertising Form

Register Online

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Step 2: Click here to Pay Online

Program Brochure Advertising Form

Register By Mail

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Program Brochure Registration Form Advertising Form

Camp Sessions

To be determined

Camp will run the week of March 9th through April 12th. Two times during the week and Saturday & Sunday. Times will be determined after we have completed the registration process to determine what we have for numbers in each grade. Usually, the times during the week are 5-7pm for younger kids and 7-9 pm for the older kids. Weekends we have to be flexible because we have participants that play in some local tournaments. Once we get the age groups together, we will formulate a schedule for the camp sessions. It will be posted here at a later date.

Payment Options

PLAYERS - Pay With PayPal

Payments are processed online via PayPal. Please select the corresponding participation option and enter the participants full name. Then, click the 'Add to Cart' button to be transferred to PayPal to complete the payment transaction.

TEAMS - Pay With PayPal

Payments are processed online via PayPal. Please select the corresponding participation option and enter the participants full name. Then, click the 'Add to Cart' button to be transferred to PayPal to complete the payment transaction.

Pay by Mail

Please make check payable to: Lake Champlain Lakers and identify the Participants Name in the memo section.
Mail to: Lake Champlain Lakers PO Box 2061 Plattsburgh NY, 12901

Home Tournaments

-2015-

Boys Home Tournament May 2nd & May 3rd 2015

Grades 6 - 12, 4 Games with Certified Officials and T-Shirts for Each Winning Age Group. Entry Fee: $395.00 per team

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Girls Home Tournament April 18th & April 19th 2015

Grades 6 - 12, 4 Games with Certified Officials and T-Shirts for Each Winning Age Group. Entry Fee: $395.00 per team

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Register By Mail

Contact Us

Larry Converse - General Manager
Lake Champlain Lakers
PO Box 2061
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-569-7431

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