2016 AAU Select Team Gear – #basketballis94-7

on Jun 9, 2016 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Concepts, Custom, Designs, Sublimation, Team Wear, Tournaments, Warm Ups

Raised the bar yet again with these #speckle and #cementgreys inspired jerseys for the 2016 Spring/Summer AAU Basketball circuit. Ultra light-weight moisture wick fabric with fully custom sublimation design V-neck sleeveless jersey cut with sizing badges 11″ inseam on shorts with performance waist string Long sleeve shooting shirt that reminds us all #basketballis94-7     A couple of close games against BCs Best keeps you humbled and hungry at the same time! Keep it up youngbloods! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @anandk_ @jtabaya @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @akash_dhaliwal @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:26pm PDT Box seats at the #basketballbcclubchampionships @anandk_ @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @dante_alridge @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @isaiah2kcarlos @akash_dhaliwal @isaiahbacon A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:45am PDT 3 games decided by 2 points in the #basketballbcclubchampionships U17 Division1 this weekend proves you belong fellas. Things are looking up! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad #anotherone @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @mandoo.jr @dante_alridge @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @akash_dhaliwal @wisdomkaye A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:36pm PDT 4.4 ticks left down by two, who do u call? Our main man @mandoo.jr. #basketballbcclubchampionships #204customsselect #204customsaau #204customs #16usummersquad #butterbeezer #allthewayup A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:25am PDT Weekend warrior tribe! @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @anandk_ @isaiah2kcarlos @mandoo.jr @jtabaya @dante_alridge @wisdomkaye #cementgreys #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsaau #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:40pm...

2015 AAU Select Team Gear – #bestkeptsecret

on May 16, 2015 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Performance, Warm Ups

Less is more with the black on black theme for the Summer of 2K15. Our U13 and U15 squads ready to ball...

2018 Raphael Alcoreza “Tribute to 22” Memorial Basketball Tournament

on Mar 29, 2018 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

    Tournament Draw        About The Tournament   Raphael is one of the reasons our club exists today! His sudden loss has affected many communities and he has had a positive impact amongst his coaches, mentors, teammates, families and friends. His name is synonymous to the game of basketball and he had so much more to give. This tournament serves as a celebration of his life on the court and 204 Customs will be donating portions of the proceeds from this tournament to a scholarship fund under his name. We hope that you can participate and spread the word to those who may be interested. We look forward to hosting you and appreciate your support of the Alcoreza family. #icanandiwill22 #excellenceisthepassinggrade #ra22forever #204customsbasketblal #204customstournament #tributeto22   All in at the #bestinthewest2016 tournament. Last one for the summer season, make it count youngbloodz! #summer2016 #204customsaau #204customsbasketball #speckleteam A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:11pm PDT   The united nations! Our diverse group is what makes us special. Proud of these dudes for showing out and competing this weekend. #16usummersquad #204customsaau #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge @anandk_ @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @_raphaelac @praveen_34 @akash_dhaliwal @fremynextdoor @mandoo.jr A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 20, 2016 at 1:21am PDT   Shoutouts to @thekinghandlesgps for giving our #panoramaridgesecondary U15 ballers some love. @killah.ink @alcoreza_22 #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #bestkeptsecret A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 5, 2015 at 9:36am PDT     Tournament Fees   $400 per team Looking for 7 teams to round out 8 payable to 204 Customs Paypal/eTransfer to ramil@204customs.com (question “sport”, password “basketball”) No refunds will be given once first game is played     At The Event   Division/Age Group Open to all boys teams in the U15 and U16 (current Grade 9 or 10) age group. High School or Clubs are welcome to participate in this tournament.   Draw Teams will participate in pool play competition where top teams in each pool battle it out for playoffs. 3 game minimum for each team. Saturday to Sunday, April 14 – 15 expected game times between 9:00am and 6:00pm   Fundraisers   Haircuts by Donation Proud to have the support of some of Raph’s family and friends who are in the hairstyling business for men. So during the event we will be having the Raph’s older brother Justin along with some friends from the Dog Pound Barbershop to provide some fresh cuts for the youngbloodz! Think of it as a one-stop-shop of hoops and getting your fresh fades!   Keep it simple, keep it professional, finished with Byrd and layrite beard oil. ✂ #faded #surreybarbers #fadeking #dogpoundbarbershop A post shared by DOGPOUND BARBERSHOP (@raphscuts) on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:59pm PDT     Bottle Drive If you have any recyclables that you would like us to get rid of then bring it as well and we can take care of it for you.   Gear There will be tournament gear and other merchandise for sale at the event for purchase! People can visit our online store       Donations For those who would like to donate and help us with this event then we welcome and appreciate the kind gesture. Please contact us and we’d be happy to accept!   Concessions There will be some foods and beverages available for purchase at the event for those who need an energy boost or just a sweet tooth kick     Tournament Schedule   Looking for at least 8 teams to make a round robin play schedule, Then we get into playoff bracket DRAW is TBD     Modified Tournament Rules   2 x 20 min halves, stop clock in the last 2 mins of the second half if score differential is 10 pts or less 2 timeouts per half, no carry-over, 1 per overtime Overtimes 2 mins for 1st overtime with 1 timeout, 1 min for 2nd overtime with 1 timeout 3rd OT and beyond will be “sudden death” (ie. first to score) 24 second shot clock All types of offensive and defensive schemes allowed Bonus @ 8 team fouls per half 5 personal fouls before disqualification, with notifications on 3 and above Technical fouls count as a personal foul, 2nd one is an immediate ejection from the game Unsportsmanlike foul/Flagrant foul is an immediate ejection and possible ban for next game, if it happens again possible ban from the league 1st team listed will be the home team, teams are responsible to bring their own dark/light jerseys minimum 4 players to start the game until halftime otherwise a forfeit no roster changes allowed after first game Travel Championship trophy and tees to the tournament 1st place finish Tiebreakers Head-to-Head Point Differential Total Points Against Coin Toss BCBOA Certified Officials Please do your best to have numbered jerseys for officials Pool play plus playoff bracket 3 game minimum     Gym Location   free admissions concessions available plenty of free parking friends and family are encouraged to come and support     Questions   please contact coach Ramil ramil@204customs.com or contact 604-763-5361   Tournament Waiver Form   All participants are required to fill out our waiver form before being allowed to play  ...

Men’s League Winter 2017-2018 Stats

on Mar 4, 2018 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

9 teams in November, 2 remains in March! The numbers don’t lie....

“I Can And I Will” – Farewell to #22

on Jan 11, 2018 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Panorama Ridge Thunder

  Last month I was asked to deliver a speech I was not prepared for but truly honoured to share some of my families thoughts on how Raphael touched our lives. This is my version of the Coach’s Tribune   Thank you for being here tonight. I’d like to thank the Alcoreza family for giving me this opportunity to speak about a special young man. I’d also like to thank this loving community who have given this family the love and support during their time of grief.   This is a first for me and definitely one of the toughest document I’ve ever hard to put together. So please bear with me.   First time I saw Raphael was of course on a basketball court, Spring/Summer of 2012 to be exact. My eldest son Cameron, 12 yrs old at the time, was playing for a club team on the West End of Vancouver and was scheduled to play another boys team from Burnaby. Our family was new to the youth boys competitive basketball scene so it was an exciting time. My wife and I were Uber parents back then which meant we drove and took our boy to local games and got to watch from the sidelines. I recall seeing Raph and his Burnaby Eagles team just run my sons team out of the gym and telling my wife, I don’t think we have a very good chance against these guys 🙂 Back then … he already had the advanced skills for a boy his age and I also noticed one thing, he was always surrounded by fun-loving teammates, his brother Ian ( who I would always see shooting around during halftime or post games), his mom and his dad being there and cheering him on. Come to think of it nothing has changed since then.   A year went by, the family and I we’re at the stop light on 64th and 132nd in Surrey and there was this boy walking across our car, we all looked at each other and said, “Is that the kid from Burnaby Eagles?” we thought that was odd, what would he be doing all the way here, maybe he’s lost or something, nevertheless we didn’t get a chance to say hello. .… A few weeks after we bumped into him again at a Grade 7 Confirmation ceremony at StBernadettes. I had the guts to ask him then, “hey kid, how are you doing? Just curious are you planning to play club basketball after Grade7?” … his response “I don’t know, I have to ask my mom” don’t worry Nelson that’s what they all say! For all I know he’s probably thinking stranger danger! Again I felt, an opportunity lost.   Another year went by with my son and I enjoying first taste of high school basketball at Seaquam Secondary. We had an OK season of learning but unfortunately didn’t get invited to the big dance of the Surrey playoffs. So we decided to check out this Panorama Ridge vs Tweedsmuir Grade 8 Boys Finals and guess who we saw? Raph and his band of Thunder brothers! I’m not sure if Nelson remembers this but he was that  proud Filipino dad in the stands that night, so I decided to approach him and give him a business card and said hey I’m looking to put a team together for local tournaments I’d love for your son to run with us, maybe stop by at StBernadettes at so and so time and see what you think. I’m a risk taker in case you haven’t noticed and wasn’t going to give up … but they showed up at the first practice and I was stoked! That summer our son transferred from Seaquam to Panorama Ridge and the rest was history.   To me our families were destined to cross paths. Let me correct that, our families were destined to cross paths and connect many other families. The Alcoreza’s has introduced us to many of the families that we’ve become close to over the years such as the Burnaby South families, Panorama Ridge, Vancouver College, Seaquam, Delview, Johnston Heights, QE, Tamanawis, Holy Cross, StBernadettes, the 204 Families and ultimately any basketball family in and around this province. Thank you for this blessing!   There is a saying, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”   He was good on both!   He was always truthful, humble, polite, never disrespectful, empathetic towards others, and fair in his character. His abilities, competitive spirit, basketball IQ, drive and calm demeanor built his reputation as a special athlete that was admired by most.   Raph would often ask me:   – Coach, what do you think about this NBA player? We would talk about the pros and cons. – Coach, what do you think of this high school player? I would then flip the script and ask him, do you think you could play with him on the same team? … we would talk about pros and cons. – Coach, is the St.Bernadette Gym open tomorrow? I would respond with if you’re there on time …. I figured his house is literally 400 metres away from the gym, so he can’t mess this up. – Coach, can I run this...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week6 Results

on Nov 21, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week6   Game1 – was a dandy!  Back and forth affair with league leading players going at it. Both teams had firepower and size but in the end Gold managed a 3 pt victory. Balanced scoring from Gold and Carolina with their big three of Dave-Karmal-Peter did most of the damage. Watch for these two in the February playoffs [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk6-gm1.pdf”]   Game2 – Team White’s energy always a given and the 20 pt victory over Green bumped them to 2nd place in the power rankings. Francis brought the heat early, Santi, Chadley and Joseph put in the finishing touches. Without Ervin once again, Franz and Joel was left to carry the load without much help from others [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk6-gm2.pdf”]   Game3 – Royal Team might as well play 2 on 5 if Afan (40pts) and Noman (30pts) drops every night. Obviously, guys are not doing their scouting reports. Ford with a late push in the second half was not enough to get Purple a win [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk6-gm3.pdf”]...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week5 Results

on Nov 21, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Shotcharts from Week5   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk5-gm1.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk5-gm2.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk5-gm3.pdf”]  

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week4 Results

on Nov 8, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week4 Team Carolina’s triple threat of Dave, Karmal and Peter was too much to handle for the Team Red and ultimately handing them their first loss of the season. Great battle of the bigs but Dave got the advantage on this run, would love to see these guys battle it out in the playoffs. Ian from Team Red was well on his way to being the high point man but Carolina adjusted well in the second half even with Rio’s 3 triples in the second half. The ‘Lemon Lime’ match up of Green vs Gold started off well but Green’s defense was no match to Gold’s youth, speed and intensity. Robert with the big first half and then MJ finished them off in the second. You would think with 5 triples from Ervin and 6 from Joel they would pull out the victory but still not enough. Again proving that this league just went a few levels above the average. Gold remains undefeated while Green, non-defeated. The White vs Grey showdown was a back and forth affair. Denni from Grey was solid all night but Richard from Team White said ‘Enuff of this’ in the second half and went on a barrage of steals, lay ups free throws … scoring 15 in the second. Gino and Chadley brought the dawgs out and played each shift to the fullest! Shotcharts   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk4-gm1.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk4-gm2.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk4-gm3.pdf”]...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week3 Results

on Nov 5, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week3 Team White gets their first win of the season Low scoring affair between Grey and Gold, with Gold icing late game freethrows The defending champs lose their first game with a barrage of 3pointers from the usual suspects in Afan, Myro and Noman from team Royal Shotcharts   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk3-gm1.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk3-gm2.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wk3-gm3.pdf”]  

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week2 Results

on Oct 30, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week2   Short roster and foul trouble early for team Royal did not get them off to a good start Noman’s rookie debut with 17pts. Team Red is now riding high with 2-0 start with big games from Ian and Christian Carolina’s big man with a league night high of 37 most of them in the paint, gonna be a problem to all teams all year! Peter also knocked down 20 pts on the 80 – 57 victory over Green. Ervin with the early foul trouble limited Green’s ability to come back. Now Green is 0 – 2. You know that saying ‘All that glitters is not gold!” well in week3 it was! with a 33 pt blowout of Team Purple, these new youngbloods have all the firepower the league needs to pay attention to. Airon with 27 as the high man for game3 Shotcharts   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/wk2-gm1.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/wk2-gm2.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.204customs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/wk2-gm3.pdf”]...