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CRC PLUS PROGRAM

CRC PLUS PROGRAM

Winston-Salem Stelaers’ Alum Chante’ Black at the Women’s Basketball Hall-of-Fame in Knoxville, TN in 2004.  Chante’ played at East Forsyth, then at Duke before being drafted to play in the WNBA. Chante’ was a consensus Top Twenty player in the United States while in high school, became a McDonald’s All-American and was the first player from our program to play for an NCAA Championship (2006).  Chante’ was our first 292 Program participant and was recruited by over 250 colleges while in high school.  It was her college recruitment which helped our program establish relationships with hundreds of college coaches that last until this day.

History:

  •  The CRC Program was originally developed to give participants the opportunity to play competitively during the October – February months if school ball wasn’t an option for some and to fill the space in August before the fall AAU season started.  Learn more about the CRC Program HERE. The 292 Basketball Program began in 2003 and has steadily grown over the years.  The purpose and goals of the 292 Basketball Program are to help players with dreams of playing basketball after high school and the parents of those players find realistic opportunities to match their hopes. Learn more about the 292 Program HERE.

What is the CRC PLUS Program:

  • The CRC PLUS Program is set up to use our twenty-six (26) years of college coach relationships, combined with the concepts found in our CRC Program, to help participants be on a track to potentially play basketball in college.  
  • You can learn more about the number of players that have gone onto play in college from our program or our relationships with college coaches HERE, or HERE, or HERE.

Coach R’s Work at and with College / Professional Level Players:

  • Coach Robinson has had the privilege of working at the highest level of basketball in the country: USA Basketball.  
  • You can also learn about Coach R’s work with USA Basketball HERE.
  • Coach R worked one year as an assistant women’s college basketball coach at Southeastern University located in Lakeland, Florida.
  • By working annually with players and coaches that have or are playing or coaching in the WNBA, in the Olympics and / or at all levels in college, Coach R takes those experiences and then tailors to our players.  Coach R annually experiences firsthand the trends taking place in the college recruiting world and tries to position each Stealers player in front of colleges.  It is important to reach the “promises” below.

CRC PLUS Concept: 

  • The concept is to create an in-program based college coach information center for our participants. 
  • The program will offer the following: 
  1. Two Levels: Exposure Stealers and Future Stealers. The goal is to open the program to anyone interested and then separate the participants based on each player’s skill set. 
  2. YouTube Channel: (aka “StealersTV”) Winston-Salem Stealers to post game videos. HERE
  3. Bi-weekly newsletter sent to college coaches.
  4. Highlight video for players per month.
  5. Player weekly evaluations sent to parents of participants.
  6. A page on this website dedicated to a player profile for college coaches to view.
  7. Workout plan put together by a certified trainer made specifically to work on conditioning and strengthening their bodies.
  8. Personal workout plan to practice basketball skill work on their own (similar to a USA Basketball workout).

The concept is to offer an additional day of practice per week for our CRC Plus participants. The CRC participants will receive their normal day of practice beginning in October of 2022 and the CRC Plus participants will receive an additional day which will be used for college work.

Goals:

  • To give each participant the best possible opportunity to reach their dream of potentially playing in college.  

Difference Between CRC, Regular National, Regional, and Local Teams:   

  • The participants in our CRC Program have the option, at a discounted cost, to join the CRC Plus Program.
  • The CRC program practices one day a week while The Winston-Salem Stealers national, regional and local teams practice twice a week.   Those teams work basically on skills for about 15-20 minutes and then an hour or so on team concepts.   
  • The CRC PLUS Program will be an hour of BOTH offensive and defensive skills and then the remaining time (30-45 minutes) to play.  The CRC PLUS program is not a travel team, meaning the team does not play in AAU or club tournaments.  The idea is to give the college coaches an idea and evaluation of how OUR participants ONLY are performing.

Time Frame:

  • 9th-12th Grade Players:  October 2022, March-September 2023.
  • 5th/6th-8th Grade Players:  October 2022 – September 2023.
  • First date and time is Sunday, October 2nd from 5:00-7:00.  

Promises:

  • Weather permitting and / or personal or professional situations or emergencies, the program will run once a week.
  • There are NO promises as far as anyone receiving a college scholarship.  View The Winston-Salem Stealers parent meeting video (18:50 on the video link page HERE).

Registration:

  • Currently limited to twenty participants.   That’s how the 292 Program began.
  • Registration is at the bottom of the page.

Costs:

  • If you are in the CRC Program for 2022-23, the cost is $45.00 month. 9th-12th grade participants are 9 months, 5th/6th-8th grade participants are 12 months.  If your daughter is in the 9th-12th grade and you are registering and paying for all nine months at one time, the cost is discounted to: $300.00 for the year.  If your daughter is in the 5th/6th-8th grade and are registering and paying for all 12th months at one time, the cost is discounted to: $400.00.
  • If you are NOT in the CRC Program, the costs are $50.00 / month for 5th-12th grades.   If you want to register and pay in full, the cost for 9th-12th graders is $360.00.  If you want to register and pay in full as a 5th/6th-8th grader, the cost is $525.00.
  • Note, if you choose the monthly amount, our program DOES NOT keep your credit / debit card on file,  You will need to pay each month and will receive a notification 5-10 days ahead of the due date.
  • Please use www.paypal.me/crcws or Venmo @Teach-TheGame or CashApp $TTGWSS to pay.

October 2022 Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00-7:30
  • Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00-7:30
  • Tuesday, October 18th from 6:00-7:30
  • Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00-2:30

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

  • My daughter plays middle school ball, what will the weekday schedule be like in November – February?  Answer: Coach R coaches high school basketball as well, so the CRC PLUS program will be on weekends during those four months or on weeknights during holiday breaks.
  • I want to register for just the CRC PLUS Program, can I do that?  Yes.
  • If my daughter is NOT in the CRC Program, Teach The Game or The Winston-Salem Stealers, can she be a part of the CRC Plus Program?   Yes, however, she cannot have previously been a part of the Stealers, TTG, or CRC in the past (i.e. a player that left one of our programs to play AAU / club elsewhere and then wants to come back).
  • Will the CRC PLUS Program interfere with my daughter’s Stealers team practices in 2022-23?  No. The schedule will be worked around your team practices.
  • Why start in the 5th grade?   We have had players recruited by colleges as early as the 7th grade.  The earlier the players can be taught college level concepts the better it will serve them during the high school years. 

Requirements:

  • Patience.  Every college recruitment is unique.  Hardly ever are two recruitment of players similar.  Are there similarities? Yes, however, the college coaches change frequently and each school has their own set of rules and requirements that they have to also follow.  This is where the value of previous college coach relationships come into play.
  • Typically, those who are patient and trust the entire recruitment process, even when it looks like nothing is happening, usually come out with a school and program that they are happy with during their college years.

CRC PLUS 2022-23 Program