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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  ...

“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...

204 Customs x ‘The Notic’ Streetball Event

on Oct 19, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

The King Handles 2017 Edition takes us to a local Surrey high school that loves and supports basketball! The OG’s from ‘The Notic’ Streetball Legends will be putting on a skills camp open to all High School Level players, both Boys and Girls. First 60 to sign up secures their spot to this Surrey community event. Learn some advanced ball handling and break down moves, mini scrimmages, 1on1’s and 2on2’s against Joey “thekinghandlesgps” Haywood and Johnny “wolfnblaze“! Just in time for the upcoming Basketball season, join us for some skills sessions, music and swag giveaways! Step1: wake up early on Saturday, Oct. 21 and register at our Eventbrite page Step2: Download the event waiver form here and fill out Step3: Print and bring your registration ticket and waiver, your own basketball, favourite sports drink to Johnston Heights on Nov.3rd and you’re good to go! See you...

Nike Air Huarache Run – Youth Black

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks, Kids,Youth

Black Huarache Run looks meaner than ever, even in youth sizes...

Bottle Drive – 2017 Edition

on Jul 11, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

2nd Annual bottle drive continues for our youth ballers and this year we’re doing it a little different Step 1: See Coach Ramil for Recycling Bags Text me, Email me, PM me, come to Monday Night Hoops …. let me know and I can hook you up with the bags. Step 2: Collect your recyclables What can be recycled? Find out here Step 3: Go to Newton Return-It Bottle Depot located at 13245 72 Ave #110, Surrey, BC V3W 2N5 Step 4: Enter our phone number at the Express Drop Off kiosk Please use this number on file: 604.763.5361, confirm that it’s for us Enter the number of bags you’re dropping off Print the labels and stick them onto the bag Drop them off to an attendant at the window Voila! You’ve just helped a youth baller live his hoop dreams!...

2017 DRIVE Spring Classic Experience

on May 23, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Some of the best teams in the province were on display this weekend at the DRIVE Spring Classic 2017 Edition Takeaways and Boxscores: *click on link to see video 204 vs DRIVE U14 Elite I (39 – 31 Loss) 204 vs DIPP (41 – 37 Win) 204 vs BC Bounce (51 – 41 Win) 204 vs Vikes Nation (48 – 39 Win) we gotta get that first game, we need to have the energy and mindset at the start. It is what separates finishing at the top vs finishing 3rd. Final Bracket   You gotta #beatthebesttobethebest, great competition this weekeend and proud of our U15 boys for winning 3out4 with the only loss coming from the eventual champions. #vancouverbasketball #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 22, 2017 at 11:44am PDT Randoms   Close games yesterday for these #youngbloodz at the #drivebasketball spring classic … lets get two more today and #doitbetterthanyoueverhave #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #excellenceisthepassinggrade #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #vancouverbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 12:34pm PDT   And that is how u do a proper push up #youngbloodz @joni.vukaj giving us the halftime entertainment once again A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 5:09pm PDT   Lucky to have these assistants with me @crfremista @kairamoore A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 5:11pm PDT   These kids continue to prove they belong with wins over Kelowna, Victoria and Abbotsford squads … keep it up #youngbloodz and take in that 3rd place finish #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #excellenceisthepassinggrade #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #vancouverbasketball #connectionbeforecommitment A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 22, 2017 at 11:52am...

2017 Kelowna Monster Jam Runner Up

on May 23, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

The 2017 Edition brings us the U15 Boys. Winning 3 out of 4 and almost taking the crown against a tougher U16 squad from UBCO. Overall a good trip and bonding experience for the boys, “No one gets left behind” Takeaways and Boxscores: *click on link to see video 204 vs Lake City (66 – 10 Win) 204 vs Calgary Selects (90 – 29 Win) 204 vs UBCO Jr Heat Blue (72 – 27 Win) 204 vs UBCO Jr Heat U16 (66 – 50 Loss) Outdoor Fun   #youngbloodz hitting the road to Kelowna. Game day at #monsterjam2017 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT   Kelowna krew at it again … #youngbloodz #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 1:27pm PDT Poolside Fun   The #youngbloodz poolside …. #slideslideslippityslide #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 #204kelownaroadtrip A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 4:33pm PDT   The #hustlegang arrives …. @sammiesteban especially with the #freshcut … #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204jrboys2017 #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2017 at 8:26am PDT   Get your rest on #youngbloodz back at it again this weekend #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 #hottubtime A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 15, 2017 at 3:23pm PDT Team Dinner   Just like in basketball, ‘gotta know when to eat and when to feed’ …. enjoying team dinner with the #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #204kelownaroadtrip @arbindhillon we thinkin’ bout u and fam! A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 8:10pm PDT Squad   Stay #laserfocused #youngbloodz …. Day2 at Kelowna Monster Jam … #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2017 at 8:29am PDT   Never seen a more connected and wacky group of U15 #youngbloodz …. with blowout wins on 3out4 and a final loss to UBCOkanagan’s top U16 team u guys deserve and got the #respect. #stayhungry fellas! … #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customsbasketball #204kelownaroadtrip #excellenceisthepassinggrade #connectionbeforecommitment A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 15, 2017 at 9:32am...

2016 Picnic

on Aug 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Kids,Youth

Thanks to all the families who took the time and help celebrate another wonderful season of club basketball! Many wonderful dishes and food with plenty of leftovers. I know mother nature wasn’t too kind but kind enough to give us most of the day to enjoy. Thanks again for your support of 204 Customs Basketball!   Centennial beach chillin’ … #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:13pm PDT “Maxin’ and relaxin'” or “Chillin’ like a Penicilin'” either way, today we enjoy our #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:10pm PDT You lose a beach volleyball match, you will pay the price once again #summerpicnic #204customsbasketball #summer2016 #betweenthelegs A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:07pm PDT So happy my baby girl @kairamoore someone to share the beach with #summer2016 #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic #photobomber A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:03pm PDT The beach boys … #summer2016 #204customsbasketball A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 2:46pm PDT A bunch of hooligans at the beach! #clubvolleyball? A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:24pm PDT Happening now at #centennialbeach … #204customsbasketball summer picnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:22pm...

Chocolate Drive – 2016 Edition

on Aug 22, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

Proud to kick off our second fundraising effort for 2016! Many thanks to our players and families who are participating and keeping our grassroots effort strong!     The struggle is real …. but our #youngbloodz are back on the fundraising campaign with their chocolate drive … Good luck to the squads! #hustleandflow #fundraising #204customsbasketball #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #worldsfinestchocolates #grassrootsbasketball #basketballfundraising A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 27, 2016 at 6:49pm...

Nike Kyrie 2 Youth – ‘Parade Edition’

on Aug 13, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks, Kids,Youth

Daughter is now ballin’! She said her favourite player is Kyrie so this is what she went...

2016 Battle at the Border – Vancouver All Stars vs Seattle All Stars

on Aug 10, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Men's Basketball

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the 2016 Battle at the Border Pro Am Event brought to us by #balldontstop *special shout outs to #fremynextdoor for the event shots     @praveenperera_ and @_raphaelac playing buckets with @_emerson at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT   This dude is #offthewall #battleattheborder2016 #seattleproam A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:58pm PDT   Mixing ingredients of cross over right, cross over left, a little side step, and a teaspoon of butter … And u get a #jcrossover shake and bake A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:47pm PDT   Man, I do hope we get NBA teams back in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and Vancouver needs love from the association. With a sold out crowd at LEC last night we need more basketball minds fostering inclusive events like last night’s #battleattheborder2016 @balldontstop @iamtwill55 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 2:12pm PDT   @claycrellin clowning around at #battleoftheborders2016 pregame shootaround …. #short #vancityallstars A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:28pm PDT   @_emerson and @joelfreez doin the tunnel walk at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:27pm PDT   Chairman of the boards @zoilo_sarmiento @sammiesteban … Don’t mess with these #youngbloodz or they’ll sub you out! A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT   Local homegrown talent @_emerson showing love to our #204customsbasketball #youngbloodz ….. Shout outs to @balldontstop for giving our players the opportunity to be a part of this event! Bigger and better things for the future #summer2016 #latesummerruns A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:47pm PDT   #jcrossover ready for the attack #battleattheborder2016 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:15pm PDT   Mammoth of a handshake this dude @hellosatnam at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 #dallasmavericks A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT   A bet is a bet fellas … #buckets at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 pre-game shootaround #youngbloodz #pushups A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:59am PDT   @balldontstop #changedthegame at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 #pksubban76 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:48am PDT   #pksubban mixing it up with the #seattleproam squad at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:45am PDT   Jamal Crawford in the building! #jcrossover #battleattheborder2016 #seattleproam A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 7:49pm PDT   Wuut PK Suban is in the building!!!!!! A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:22pm PDT   We out here trying to function … #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:16pm PDT   Putting the #youngbloodz to work #battleatheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:13pm...

House League – 2016 Fall Edition

on Aug 6, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Kids,Youth, League

  Proud to announce that we will be hosting our own house league starting Sept. 17, 2016. This will be open to two divisions for youth boys in the lower mainland. JV Division – players entering Grades 9 or 10 (2016-2017) Varsity Division – players entering Grades 11 or 12 (2016-2017) Format Full court 5on5 20min halves running time house league refs $750 per team, max 12 players … payable by PayPal, e-transfer, cash or cheque on week1 teams can bring their own jerseys (light/dark) … rosters required for week1 6 teams per division, single round-robin + playoffs 10-weeks in length (expect by weeks on schedule) Top 4 teams to finish in each division will receive awards/swag Sept 17th start – Nov 19th, 2016 Game times between 9:00am and 1:00pm Registration Deadline – Sept 10, 2016 Invitee List Panorama Ridge Sullivan Seaquam Secondary North Delta Secondary Delview Burnaby South Vancouver College St. George’s A.R. MacNeill Killarney St. Particks Holy Cross St, Thomas More Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret Johnston Heights Enver Creek Guildford Park Tweedsmuir Tamanawis Yale Abbotsford Technical W.J. Mouat MEI Southridge Regent Christian Brookswood Walnut Grove Kwantlen Park Semiahmoo Pinetree Terry Fox as well as local/travel Elite club players Email us ramil@204customs.com or text/call 604.763.5361 for more...

Bottle Drive – 2016 Edition

on Aug 3, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

Many thanks to the parents, players and open gym night ballers for making our first bottle drive a success. I know it ran a little later than we had hoped but there’s nothing a little spaghetti grub can’t fix. Shout outs to those kids who went around the neighbourhood and solicited for bottles. Really looking forward to more fundraising events.   Shout outs to all the parents, players and open gym patrons who came out last night and assisted in the youngbloodz first ever bottle drive! Much love and thank you for keeping grassroots basketball alive and well in our community! #summer2016 #bottledrive #basketballfundraising #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #basketballfamily A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:25pm PDT Thankful for these parents and players for working together and making #bottledrive2016 a success #teamworkmakesthedreamwork A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT #beforeandafter happened last night at #stingerstadium #bottledrive2016 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:08pm PDT We recycle hard, then eat hard ….. #youngbloodz taking in some food after putting in work at this weekends bottle drive … Btw @_josephsalazar there were veggies in that spaghetti sauce 😜 #bottledrive A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:34pm...

Handles Academy Ball Handling Camp 2016 Edition

on Jul 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

Joey and I would like to thank all who came out and put in two solid days of ball handling drills this summer. Shout outs to the #thekinghandlesgps for making this fun for the young ballers! Enjoy the...

2016 Lorenzo Romar Team Shootout Experience

on Jun 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Proud of the 16U ballers who battled the I-5 traffic on our 1-day Lorenzo Romar Team Shootout at the University of Washington home floor, Alaska Airlines Arena. 4 games in 5 hours is what you call a fast-trak event. Takeaways better zone offense execution happy with player minutes and their rotations 4 games in 5 hours is bound to empty out your tank leave home early for road trip games across the border just in case a bridge jumper wants to hold off traffic for hours and hours great facilities and fun vibe on venues we played in 3 and 1 record as a first time participant is pretty good I’d say T-shirt swag was a nice surprise   Happening now …. #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp . 16U ballin with some of Seattle’s best. #204customs #204customsaau #16usummersquad #roadtrip #alaskaairlinesarena #universityofwashington A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT Weekend warriors …. #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 1:49pm PDT The Dawg Pack …. #universityofwashington #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp #alaskaairlinesarena #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:36pm PDT Tunnel mood …. Getting ready to battle @wisdomkaye @fremynextdoor #16usummersquad #universityofwashington A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:58am PDT Putting in some defensive work …. @_raphaelac @mandoo.jr @ian_parkart #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp #alaskaairlinesarena A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:15pm PDT @naterobinson – old stomping grounds for one of the OG Huskies. @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge @ian_parkart A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:23pm PDT All the way up! #16usummersquad at University of Washington for the #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp 2016 edition A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:28pm PDT Pre-game tunnel pose … Short handed roster but managed to get a 3 and 1 record. Nice work youngbloods! A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41pm...

King Handles Session Vol. 2

on Jun 15, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

  204 Customs have partnered up with Handles Academy yet again for the 2016 Edition of the dribbling skills camp. Definitely the camp you won’t want to miss if you’re a rising star in the Fraser Valley! Open to all players, boys or girls between Grade7 and Grade12. Joey is rooted in the Lower Mainland but his global experience give him a wealth of knowledge that he incorporates in his training. Really looking forward to having another successful camp this year!   CAMP INFO   When Day1 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:00pm to 8:20pm Grade 7 – 9 group 8:30pm to 10:00pm Grades 10 – 12 group Day2 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:00pm to 8:20pm Grade 7 – 9 group 8:30pm to 10:00pm Grades 10 – 12 group Where St. Bernadette School Gym – 13130 65b Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 9M1 entrance at back of the Church Fees $45 per registrant for the two day camp payments can be made by contacting handlesacademy15@gmail.com (e-transfer, debit, cash or cheque) just mention that you’re registering for the 204 Customs camp Event Notes this will be a closed camp, sorry no spectators up to 40 spots per age group please bring your own basketballs to perform with the drills will focus on fundamentals, escape, attack, combination dribble plus signature moves Gatorade will be provided Registration Form There are three parts to the registration, please fill them out below to save your spot for the event. Part1 – Camper Profile Part2 – Parent/Guardian Profile Part3 – Waiver Forms Please scroll down the page within the form window Loading…   On Social Media   Looking at the Future. 📸 by @crrdo #handlesacademy A photo posted by Handles Academy (@handlesacademy) on Mar 24, 2016 at 11:08pm PDT @thekinghandlesgps Session Vol.1 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #bestkeptsecret #aaubasketball A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:04pm PDT   What started it all! The Hardroad Series Part1 Check out Joey’s documentary series on his day-to-day grind.   The Hardroad Series Part2   2013 Nike – Kevin Durant ‘Summer is Serious’ Tour Being chosen to play for Kevin Durant’s 2013 Summer team and going up against James Harden’s squad is no joke! Just ask Mister GPS when he navigated through dudes to ultimately win the...

The 2016 Basketball BC U15 Gold Division Experience

on Jun 7, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Coaching two teams this past weekend was exhausting! 10 games in 3 days was epic but the boys came out to compete even having very little practice times prior. Way to go youngbloods! Congratulations on winning Bronze in the U15 Boys Gold Division hopefully we can go for gold next year! Boxscores: U14 vs U15 Vancity Black: 56 – 49 Loss U14 vs MacHoops: 34 – 30 Win U14 vs Chilliwack: 63 – 15 Win U14 vs DIPP Kelowna: 43 – 37 Loss U14 vs Vancity Black: 50 – 41 Win Takeaways: when we’re aggressive with the ball, good things happen continue to struggle with press breaks, I will have to include more plays in our cookbook slow and steady wins the race, sometimes we do a better job on zone defense as opposed to man, work in progress shooting with confidence was on display physicality was good isolation plays were good rebounding is getting better triangle on the zone was excellent I thought I’ve noticed some players having issues with conditioning     3 and 2 record at this weekend’s #basketballbcclubchampionships for the U15 Gold division gets you the bronze fellas! Keep working and keep learning. You’re all in the same Chemistry class remember that. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsaau #204customsselect #14usummersquad #basketballbcclubchampionships @julesfremista @jarrenhuynh @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_josephsalazar @zoilo_sarmiento @_nedmedina @sammiesteban @acadak_is_lit A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:09am PDT #14usummersquad on good rotation at #basketballbcclubchampionships. 3 down one more to go … Go get it today youngbloods! @julesfremista @sammiesteban @jarrenhuynh @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_nedmedina @zoilo_sarmiento @_josephsalazar A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:15am PDT To the #14usummersquad, never look back! Your development is inevitable. @jarrenhuynh @julesfremista @sammiesteban @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_nedmedina @_josephsalazar @zoilo_sarmiento @acadak_is_lit #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsselect #204customsaau A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:13am PDT Shoutouts to these assistants! @kairamoore A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:30pm...

The 2016 Basketball BC U17 Elite Experience

on Jun 6, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Don’t be fooled by the results from this tournament. The #16usummersquad took their talents one division higher and had their work cut out for them in having to compete with some of the best 17U teams of All Star talents from the lower mainland. 3 games out of the 5 being decided by 2 points proves we stayed close and had our chances late in games.. Boxscores: 16U vs Outlaws (Abbotsford): 50 – 48 Loss 16U vs Vancouver Basketball Academy: 79 – 56 Loss 16U vs Vancity U16 Selects Pt1: 58 – 56 Loss 16U vs Vancity U16 Selects Pt2: 74 – 57 Loss 16U vs Outlaws (Abbotsford): 48 – 46 Loss Takeaways: Not running back on defense will have impact on your playing time. It affects the team’s ability to get back in transition and not an inspiration to others You never know when you’ll be given a chance with this deep roster, but when you do how will you respond? Bigs shying away from contact Need improvement from bigs on ability to pass out of the paint, but seen some nifty big-to-big passing … keep that up Need to call screens on our teammates getting picked HERO ball may work in other courts or leagues, but our philosophies don’t allow this if you want to play structured and disciplined ball Play execution on newly introduced SLOB plays was on point Triangle zone offense proved to be the only one out of our zone playbook to work. We need to get better on other zone looks. Learning to adjust on consecutive plays, if a shooter has hit a corner 3ball twice, don’t let him hit the 3rd, 4th or 5th. Fake a pass to make a pass     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   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...

2016 Kelowna Monster Jam Champions!

on May 18, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Your 2016 Kelowna Monster Jam Champions   What a come back victory in the finals vs U17 Calgary squad! Proud of these boys how they competed this weekend in Kelowna and they are your 2016 Monster Jam Champs! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad #beautifulkelownabc @mandoo.jr @jtabaya @dante_alridge @wisdomkaye @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @akash_dhaliwal @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @anandk_ #cementgrey A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 16, 2016 at 9:11am PDT   Proper Stretch is Important …   Stretchy time …. #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 18, 2016 at 9:18am PDT   Warm-Up Time!   10 mins till tipoff … #wicked #16usummersquad #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #slidechallenge #highkneeschallenge A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:28pm PDT   Team bonding   Straight outta Kelowna @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT   Handing out a different kind of dish …   Get your grub on youngbloods … #16usummersquad #88grandbuffet A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 18, 2016 at 9:21am PDT Poolside …   Poolside with the 16Us …. Work hard play hard …. #16Usummersquad #2016kelowna A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 9:59pm PDT   Road to Kelowna …    On the road to Kelowna. 16U youngblood’s, play hard, play together, play for each other …. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #aaubasketball #u16s #supervancouver @fremynextdoor @julesfremista @mamacee4luvs @kairamoore @anandk_ @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac @wisdomkaye @akash_dhaliwal @isaiahbacon @isaiah2kcarlos @jtabaya @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:31am PDT The Road to Kelowna was beautiful, it was even more beautiful to go on a 9-0 run to close out the Championship game. Boxscores: Game1 vs FYB Calgary (54 – 42 Loss) Game2 vs CYDC Calgary (84 – 49 Win) Game3 vs Kelowna Legends (99 – 45 Win) Game4 vs FYB Calgary (62 – 52 Win) Takeaways  poor rebounding too many turnovers fouling too much ball rotation and sharing was good and something to build on late game free throw was overall good, but still a good chunk missed • 1-3-1 zone was effective with smaller lineup shooting percentage was pretty good, the long ball was on-point, overall shot selection I”m pretty happy about need work on passing out of double-teams our team support is second-to-none Check out what a 9-0 run, a key steal, a key block can do to close out a game...

Nike Huarache Run – Youth Hyper Punch Edition

on Feb 8, 2016 in Kicks, Kids,Youth

Huarache Run’s never get...

Lebron James XIII’s – Youth “Black Lion” Edition

on Feb 8, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks, Kids,Youth

  So it has begun, our 8 year old princess has inherited the shoe game from her brothers … we are all a product of our...

2nd Place Finish @ RBL 2015 Grade8 Fall Pre-Season League

on Oct 25, 2015 in AAU, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth

    Congrats on 2nd place finish fellas! Good effort …. but still got work to do! #rblbasketball #204customs #bestkeptsecret. Congrats to the #holycrossgrade8 squad as well. Now lets get some Chinese food at #peacefulrestaurant. @soilo_zarmiento @58prblmz @kapdal2020 @jarl_2406 @sammiesteban @jarrenhuynh @_josephsalazar @_nedmedina @mamacee4luvs @kairamoore @fremy.boy A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Oct 24, 2015 at 6:09pm PDT Great start to the game but we couldn’t sustain their adjustment to zone defense. Happy with the boys’ efforts as a first time squad with 4 new faces so things are on the up and up! Keep it up fellas! Takeaways: help defense got better our transition defense struggled, we didn’t stop the ball … we gambled on the steal and gave up rebounding was on point we did a lot of “ball-watching” we need a lot of work on zone offense and defense passing, passing, passing Chinese food was good aftewards 🙂 Thanks to all the families who came out and showed support! Looking forward to the Winter...

U15 Boys 2015 @ AllBall Seattle Tournament

on Sep 12, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth

King Handles Session Vol.1

on Jul 29, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Training, Kids,Youth

  Having confidence in your dribble is an invaluable skill on the court. King Handles came and did not disappoint! Shout outs to #thekinghandlesgps and the Advance Basics Training mentality for coming out and showing the young bloods a thing or two. Camp...

2015 AAU Rosters

on Jul 23, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Kids,Youth

Basketball BC’s U15 Club Champions!

on Jun 10, 2015 in AAU, Kids,Youth

Congrats to our U15 Boys for competing at this years U15 Boys Basketball BC Club Championships. With victories over: Abby Lions (W.J Mouat) AthElite Vancouver UBC Okanagan – Jr Heat the boys were able to finish with the 1st place medal. Well deserved and there’s more work to be done for the...

3 and 0 Record at MacHoops Spring Tourney

on May 31, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Kids,Youth

Strong performance from our U15 boys over the weekend at the MacHoops Spring Tournament held at A.R. McNeill Secondary. Boxscores Game1  win vs Packers Basketball: 57 – 33 Game2  win vs Whalley: 58 – 48 Game3  win vs Ignite Basketball: 74 – 20 Takeaways Solid execution on plays A lot of good anticipation on steals Offensive boards was on point Better spacing Full court man to man and zone defense needs some...

2014 AAU Select Team Gear

on Jul 4, 2014 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Concepts, Custom, Designs, Embroidery, Fleece, Hats, Headwear, Kicks, Kids,Youth, Performance, T-Shirts, Team Wear, Warm Ups

1st year entering the AAU circuit, gotta have swag...

‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!’

on Jun 5, 2013 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Events, Kids,Youth, Performance, Screen Print, T-Shirts

I’m proud of what these kids have accomplished together in the short six-weeks …. 5th place out of 12 teams is a good place to start with the top U12/U13 club players in VanCity. They competed on every possession and truly know what teamwork means, early and forever. Apparently they also know how to ‘Twerk’ ….....

St. Bernadette ‘Bullying Stings’ T-Shirt

on Feb 25, 2013 in 204 Projects, Designs, Kids,Youth, Screen Print, T-Shirts

The Anti-Bullying campaign for 2013 kicks off in high gear with this exclusive design for the kids at @ St. Bernadette Elementary. Help them with this cause and raise...

South Delta Storm Hockey

on Nov 14, 2012 in 204 Projects, Custom, Designs, Hockey, Kids,Youth, Performance, Screen Print, Team Wear, Warm Ups

Check out the latest from 204 Customs for the South Delta Minor Hockey Dry Land training...

Hyperdunk iD – Nerdy Skittles Collection

on Aug 26, 2012 in Basketball, Designs, Kicks, Kids,Youth

What’s customs sportswear without the custom footwear? My sons and I wanted to experience the whole NikeID thing and sure enough they did not disappoint. The bad thing, I have passed on the shoe collection legacy to the younger generation …… Check out 204 Customs – cuz it’s sweet like candy 58 Problems – 23 +  35 equals trouble Lazy but Talented – nuff said!    ...

Motto’s … Errday, Errday!

on Apr 7, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kids,Youth

It’s cool when you’re kids become a part of the creation process. Here’s a concept for both the boy’s sweatshirt this spring. Juelian’s fire comes from MJ and KD, hence the 58 … Cameron’s fire comes from MJ and Nashty Nash

allBALL Academy Exclusives

on Nov 13, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kids,Youth, Screen Print, T-Shirts, Team Wear, Warm Ups

Happy to be working with the allBALL Basketball Academy crew with their 2011 Exclusive gear for their camps and players. If you’re out West, these guys are the ones to see if you want to develop your game. We hooked them up with new designs for their tees, shooting shirts and custom shorts. They’re ready to tear up the courts....

Custom Snapbacks

on Oct 1, 2011 in 204 Projects, Custom, Embroidery, Headwear, Kids,Youth

Headwear is a must when it comes to accessorizing your swag … As they say, fashion comes full circle. Hence, the resurrection of the Snapback caps! Custom beanies ain’t bad either....

Calling Youth Ministry Calgary T’s

on Sep 5, 2011 in 204 Projects, Designs, Kids,Youth, Screen Print, T-Shirts

Check out another custom T-shirt design for all my peeps out in Calgary … thanks for considering black and orange Matt!  

Golden State of Mind

on Jul 24, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Embroidery, Headwear, Kids,Youth

The Blue and Gold combo from Golden State Warriors are dope, only if the team was 🙁 I decided to use this palette on a couple of things the kids will be rocking at school this year.

Stanley Cup Park

on Jun 10, 2011 in 204 Projects, Hockey, Kids,Youth, T-Shirts, Vinyl

With the Canucks one win away from their first Lord Stanley, I wanted to design something new and something old ……… If they win, I think Stanley Park should be called ‘Stanley Cup...

Like Father, Like Son

on Apr 21, 2011 in 204 Projects, Embroidery, Hockey, Kids,Youth, Tackle Twill

“Dad, when I grow up …. I wanna be just like you!” Well why don’t we start with the jersey then. Go Canucks...

Thrifty All Stars

on Feb 3, 2011 in 204 Projects, Kids,Youth, T-Shirts, Transfers

What do you design for a Grade 5 boys 3 on 3 team sponsored by Thrifty Car Rental? Come and support the team on March...

Little Canucks

on Oct 2, 2010 in 204 Projects, Embroidery, Hockey, Kids,Youth, Tackle Twill

Customized a few Canucks jerseys for Toddlers  yesterday. Future Canucks perhaps? Give us a shout for all your Personalization needs...