2014 Spring AAU 16 and Under = Napa Valley Elite
2014 Try outs saw 30 plus players try out for a spot on NVBA's Varsity Division I Spring Team of 10-12 spots. NVBA Coaches decided to form two teams to enable more players the opportunity to improve their game , which resulted in a additional JV Division 2 Team. Even with a second team unfortunately some players did not make the cut. Competition is escalating each year. Players are all local Napa Valley High School Team players from Napa High, Vintage, Justin Siena and St. Patricks' High Schools Varsity, JV, and a few top Freshman team players.
The focus of this non-profit NVBA program is to optimize player development for Varsity level play through strong AAU Tournament match ups and College Exposure Tournaments!
The Team's Head Coach is veteran Varsity AAU Coach Carson Carattini, who is a former High School Head Coach and 2013-2014 Asst Men's Coach and Head Strength + Conditioning Coach at Canada College. Asst Coach is Matt " Murph " Murphy, who is a former High School player, son of a Coach and possesses a degree in Kinesiology. Also Assisting are Napa High's Asst JV Coach Paul Dugoni ( post player specialist and former Justin and College player), with support NVBA Co-Founder Ron Herring of Asst Varsity Coach at Napa High and NVBA Alumni Coach Kyle Erickson (Vintage Head JV Coach).
Both Napa High and Vintage's Head Varsity Coaches support this program!
Both Teams practice Tuesday & Thursday at Napa High's Big Gym, the Division 2 Team practices from 6 - 7:30 pm and the Division 1 Team practices from 7:30 - 9 pm From March 17 to May 22 for 10 weeks of practice. Both Teams will contest a minimum of 3 high quality Tournaments, including one NCAA certified College Exposure event*.
Additional basketball specific athletic skill and conditioning sessions are available in small group settings with Coach Carson via direct arrangement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roster for Division 1 Team of selected players: Varsity Squad
Justice Solon-St. Patricks Sophomore (PG)
Saleem Ali-Musa-Napa High Sophomore 6 ' 3"( PF)
Parker Lake-Napa High Sophomore 6 ' 6" Center
Zak Grimm-Vintage High Junior 6' 6" Center
Conner Blunt-Napa High Junior (SG)
Demian Diaz-Napa High Junior (SF)
Cal Bard-Napa High Sophomore (PG)
Brendan Peterson-Napa High Sophomore (SG-PG)
Aidan Willard-Justin Siena Freshman (PG) = Injured
Colton Forster-Napa High Sophomore (PF)
Yovanni DeAnda-Vintage Sophomore (SF)
Roster for Division 2 Team of selected players: JV Squad
Owen Weber-Napa High Sophomore (PF)
Joe Arredondo-Vintage High Sophomore (PG)
Jake Van Zandt-Napa High Freshman 6' 4" Center
Clark Williamson-Napa High Sophomore 6' 4" Center
Remi Troussiuex-Vintage High Sophomore 6' 3" (PF)
Malcom Hardy-Justin Siena-Freshman (SF)
Sebastian Espinosa-Napa High Sophomore (SF)
Tyler Morganlaender-Napa High Sophomore (PF)
Tomas Espana-Gomez-Napa High Freshman (PG)
Keyshawn Scott-St. Patrick's (SG)
Colin Sherlock-Napa High Freshman (SG)
Spring Tournament Schedule :
4 AAU Tournaments =
Wildcats Tourney @ San Ramon High,
Mambas Tourney @ Alameda,
Rocklin High Tourney @ Rocklin High, Memorial Day Classic by HOOP REVIEW* @ various SF Bay area gyms!
* Hoop Review is a College Exposure event, drawing the most prestigious Elite Teams each year:
NVBA's Napa Valley Elite Try Outs Spring AAU : Shirts vs skins, video, Win over Saints travel Team & practice video :