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Parent’s Speak

Always In Transition, But Always Moving Forward…

Megan Buckland made a verbal committment to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the spring of 2010. Megan had a dream of playing for UNC when she was little and that dream came true with hard work and dedication especially through some trying times and tough decisions. Megan’s parents, Tammy and Steve, talk about Megan’s journey as a seven year old playing on a 10-and-under team to the girl who is now fulfilling a dream…

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Being Patient & Not Following The Crowd…

Brittany Strachan made a verbal commitment to play basketball at North Carolina State University in 2006, a dream that she created with hard work, and a lot of sacrifice. Brittany’s Mom, Sharon, wanted to share with you Brittany’s story..

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In The Long Run…

I feel like I have been educated beyond my wildest dreams when it comes to AAU, dealing with injuries, and college recruiting. I remember how we got started with AAU. Jen and Lauren’s good friend from cheerleading had a brother who played AAU and I began to wonder about AAU for girls. The girls had been playing at a local community center…

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Life Lessons, Then A Goal Attained

Sheila Lyons' Daughter, Katheryn, has graduated from the Stealers' Program.  Katheryn began playing with us in 1999, and has been through many ups and downs since that 10 year old season.  Sheila wanted to share with the current and future parents how Katheryn managed...

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Don’t Ever Call My House Again

I wanted to share my thoughts on my friend Mazie Black and her daughter Chante'.  Yes, Chante' was a great Stealers' Basketball Player; probably the best to ever where our program's uniform. However, in my mind, she probably is one of the best people and they are one...

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There are absolutely no shortcuts to success

Many former, and veteran parents of our program have been asked to share their thoughts on various topics throughout their time with our AAU Program. History tends to repeat itself, in life, as well as in basketball. My hope is that you, as a current Stealers' Parent,...

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9969575“The usefulness of a cup is its’ emptiness”. – Bruce Lee (as relayed by Christian Papp at our post camp 7/17/10)
What does that mean? Players that think they know it all already do nothing but tear teams down and are useless to the team. Players that are willing to let coaches coach them and do not “get an attitude back” are the ones who always come out on top in the end.