Archive for May, 2013

By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal Just as the temperature has started heating up, so has the American Youth Basketball Tournament’s 2013 schedule. This coming weekend, June 1-2, several AYBT events are slated to be held, including tournaments in Ypsilanti, MI, Galesburg, IL, Plymouth, IN, Bloomington, IL, and Findlay, OH. The Ypsilanti event will be held on the campus of Eastern Michigan University and at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School. The   Read More ...

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal Make a note on your calendar: The AYBT event in Mount Pleasant, Mich. will be taking place the weekend of July 13th. The event, which has traditionally taken place in June, was moved back a few weeks to give teams a great weekend just before Nationals. This all girls tournament will be comprised of teams ranging in age from fourth through twelfth grade. Each   Read More ...

Categories: Michigan

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal The city of Grand Rapids, MI will host an American Youth Basketball Tour event on the weekend of June 8th. The west side of the state of Michigan has a rich basketball tradition, and AYBT director Todd Schenck, who has been working with AYBT since 1997, is proud to help continue the legacy. The Grand Rapids event, which has been taking place since the founding   Read More ...

Categories: Michigan, Uncategorized

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal An American Youth Basketball Tour District Series Event will take place in Findlay, Ohio on the weekend of June 1st. This event will take place at four different locations, featuring teams of boys and girls from fourth to twelfth grade. Events will be held at the University of Findlay and three local high schools (Liberty Benton, Findlay and Van Buren). First held in 2004,   Read More ...

Categories: Ohio

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal The area of Plymouth, IN will be very busy with youth basketball on the weekend of June 1st. An AYBT event will be taking place, featuring almost one hundred teams playing across thirteen different courts. This event has been happening annually in Plymouth for over fifteen years, since the beginning of the American Youth Basketball Tour. Similar to most AYBT events, the Plymouth tournament   Read More ...

Categories: Indiana

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal The college town of Ypsilanti, MI will host an upcoming AYBT event, with games taking place on the campus of Eastern Michigan University and at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School. The District Series Event, held June 1st and 2nd, will feature boys and girls teams from fourth to twelfth grade. Each team will get to play five games against teams of the same age and   Read More ...

Categories: Michigan, Uncategorized

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal The upcoming Holland Area Shoreline Shootout event, taking place the weekend of June 15th, will be packed with exciting basketball action. This AYBT event will feature both boys and girls teams, with the ages ranging from third to twelfth grade. John Genung will direct the Holland area event, which has been taking place since 1998. Genung has been working with the AYBT since 1996,   Read More ...

Categories: Michigan, State

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal There are some moments in life that are unforgettable, events that are so impactful they will be etched in one’s memory forever. Playing in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament is one of those moments, and Denny Parks remembers those few weeks of his experience very clearly. Parks, a member of the 1975 Central Michigan team that made the tournament, recalls every detail. “The first   Read More ...

Categories: Uncategorized

By Jack Vinton Local Sports Journal Basketball is king in Indiana, and the upcoming American Youth Basketball Tour Indy Spring Kickoff will be a testament to the level of basketball played in the Hoosier state. Taking place at Greenfield-Central High School on May 18th and 19th, this round-robin shootout will feature both boys and girls teams. Each team is guaranteed to play five games against teams of the same skill   Read More ...

Categories: Indiana

Local Sports Journal By Jack Vinton The state of Indiana’s reputation for being obsessed with basketball is well known and well deserved. Even in small towns like Tipton, Indiana, the community does not hesitate to support youth basketball. The inaugural American Youth Basketball Tour Spring Kickoff will take place on May 11th and 12th  and director Josh McFarland had no problems finding sponsors. In fact, the sponsors came to him   Read More ...

Categories: Indiana

Local Sports Journal Jack Vinton The American Youth Basketball Tour is making a stop at West Chester University in West Chester, PA this Saturday and Sunday. Dennis Dougherty is the director of the event and has worked with AYBT for close to nine years. Dougherty also helps instruct AYBT teams from the West Chester area alongside Roy Blumenthal, an assistant men’s basketball coach at West Chester University. Games will take   Read More ...

Categories: featured, Pennsylvania