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3vs3 League

2/4th Grade Boys and Girls 3vs3 Fundamental “Attack” League

This 6 week Fall session is designed to teach the basic fundamentals in a 3vs3 environment with an emphasis on, “Attack”-ing the basket. Teams will be assembled by Robert Pilsbury and Split up evenly based on skill level.

Benefits of this league include:

“Attack” ing: We will emphasis the importance of attacking the basket at any given time through a triple threat position.

Great way to teach almost all screens and cuts that you would utilize in a 5v5 offense: pass and cut, screen aways, hard curls, ball screens, dribble drive action etc...

Harder to defend: 3v3 is harder to defend than 5v5, it is more difficult to get away with poor defense so players naturally have to have better help side and ball containment.

Everyone is a guard: One of our rules in 3v3 is if you get a rebound you dribble the ball out. All players need to learn to dribble with their head up and look to advance the ball.

More touches, shots, handling the ball, passes, rebounds, etc... for players: On average players will touch the ball 1/6 of the time as opposed to 1/10 of the time in 5v5.

FUN!! Most important part of the program!

When: Thursday Evenings From 5:30-7:30pm / Starts week of October 2nd and Ends week of November 6th (6 weeks)

Outline: First Hour will be spent on skill development, floor spacing, on and off ball screens. 2nd hour will be instructional game play with a running clock and ref.

Who: Boys and Girls Grades 2-4 / Limited to the first 30 sign ups!

Where: Blue Wave Gym (Guild Hall)

Cost: $135 (Includes T-Shirt) / 1 free weekly Skills and Drills attendance

Lead Instructor: Robert Pilsbury

Questions: Call or E-Mail Robert Pilsbury / 207-409-2359 or


by posted 08/16/2017
Girls Only Clinic Tomorrow!!

 

    

 

Basketball Skills Clinics

for Girls 3rd – 8th Grade

 

Blue Wave Basketball will hold skills clinics on Saturday, August 12th & 19th at Guild Hall Gym in Portland for girls going into grades 3rd through 8th Grade this Fall. 

 

Clinics will focus on the following….

  • Ball handling
  • Footwork
  • Shooting & importance of creating space
  • Moves to the basket & importance of changing speed / direction

 

Lead Instructor:  Shawn Legassey

Clinic Dates:  Saturday, August 12th & Saturday, August 19th

Clinic Times:

                                    3rd - 5th Graders: 9:00am – 10:15am

                                    6th – 8th Graders: 10:15am – 11:30pm

Where: Guild Hall Gym (downstairs) – 307 Congress St – Portland

Cost: $15 - “Drop-In Fee” per clinic

Questions: Email Shawn

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to clinic time to sign in & pay drop in fee


 


by posted 08/03/2017
Fall League!

Blue Wave Fall Basketball Registrations

NOW OPEN!

4th – 8th Grade Teams

 

Blue Wave Fall basketball registrations are now open for the Fall 2017 season!!  Blue Wave will have teams that will participate in the Dirigo Fall League which consists of 2 games per weekend on Saturday OR Sunday for 7 weeks starting the last weekend of September.  Dirigo Fall League games will be held in the Saco and Augusta area. 

In addition, Blue Wave will have some teams that may play some out of state games in New Hampshire and/or Massachusetts.   

 

Additional Fall Program Information:

 

Practice: Teams will hold 1 weekly practice beginning the week of September 11th

 

FREE Skills & Drills:  Fall Team participants will also get 1 FREE Skills and Drills session each week.

 

 

 


by posted 07/20/2017
**Almost Sold Out**August Elite Camp Filling Up!

 

“To be the best you must prepare and train like the best”

During this 3 day Camp we will focus on:

  • Unique Ball Handling Drills
  • Precise Passing/Footwork
  • Driving to the basket
  • Reading Defenses

Last Year’s Camp had the head coaches from Husson University, University of Maine Farmington and University of New England in attendance to instruct and talk with the kids about various aspects of the game!

When: August 21st 23rd 25th

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Guild Hall Lower Gym

Who: Boys and Girls grades 6-12

Cost: $150 (Includes Elite training T-Shirt)

Limited: This Camp is limited to the first 20 sign ups. This Camp will sell out fast so don’t wait to Register.

Instructors: Robert Pilsbury / Guest Instructors

Questions: Contact Robert Pilsbury, Phone: 207-409-2359 / E-Mail: pilsbury@bluewavebasketball.org

 


by posted 07/13/2017
3v3 Tournament!

Do you and your friends have what it takes to take home the first ever Blue Wave 3vs3 Championship?

Join us Saturday August 26th as we host the 1st Annual Blue Wave Basketball 3v3 basketball tournament! We will have a full day of hoops, music and food. Enter your team now for a chance to be crowned champions.

Check in: 9:00am – 10:00am / Games start at 10:00am

Who: Middle School / High School teams (Boys and Girls divisions) Each team will consist of no more than 5 players per team and must submit a roster

Where: Guild Hall (307 Congress St. Portland)

Game Rules: 15 minutes or first team to 21pts wins / we will provide score keepers & Refs / Double Elimination

Prizes: Championship T-Shirts and Trophies

Cost: $60 per team

Register Here: REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Questions: Contact Robert Pilsbury, Phone: 409-2359 / E-mail: pilsbury@bluewavebasketball.org


by posted 07/11/2017
News and Updates

Holmes Commits to Franklin Pierce University

Blue Wave and Messalonskee standout Sophie Holmes has signed her letter of  intent, receiving a full basketball scholarship to play for Coach Jeanette Wedo at Division II Franklin Pierce. 

The Ravens are coming off a 3-23 season and Sophie is expected to be a big contributor right away. 

“Sophie is such a great kid and has a very high basketball IQ.” “Everyone knows that Sophie is a tremendous scorer, but over the Fall & Spring season I really challenged her to become more of a complete player by playing both ends of the court.” “She accepted the challenge and had a tremendous season” “I couldn't be happier for her and her family!” Said Blue Wave Coach Shawn Legassey 

The Blue Wave Basketball Family wishes Sophie all the best in the classroom and on the court!

Letter from Sophie:

Coach Shawn & Coach Pilsbury,

I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me in a personalized letter. I am so glad you reached out to me 3 years ago!!!

My freshman year, I missed a last second shot to go into the Eastern Maine Finals.  I knew then I wanted more from myself and teammates.  The Blue Wave program was the answer.  During my three years, I traveled all over New England and got to go to Washington, DC for Nationals.  The final moments of my senior year on the basketball court was holding a gold ball.  You both were with me all the way.  Your effort, knowledge and commitment didn’t end that summer going into my senior year.  You advised me how to reach out to potential college’s right down to the wording in my emails.  It didn’t end there… school visits I had you right beside me and my parents.  Always teaching the “fundamentals first” mindset in practice and games prepared me for college ball.  The caring and committed relationship I had with you both prepared me for life.  I am just about to sign my letter of intent for a full scholarship from Franklin Pierce and wanted to make sure I thanked you for all you have down for me and my basketball career.

Thank you,

Sophie Holmes 


by posted 04/13/2017

As the high school basketball season has now come to a close, Blue Wave would like to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate the following Blue Wave Boys on some of their individual accomplishments this season. 

Great job Boys!

Jack Casale 2017 1st team / Player Of the Year SMAA

​Yai Deng 2017 1st team WMC

​Ruay Bol 2017 1st team SMAA / Tournament MVP

Terion Moss 2018 1st team SMAA / Tournament MVP / Gatorade Player Of The Year

​Nolan Hagerty 2018 1st team WMC

Zac Manoogian 2018 1st team SMAA

David Keohan 2018 1st team SMAA

​Askar Houssein 2020 1st team WMC

​Griffin Foley 2018 2nd team SMAA

​Cam Lovejoy 2019 2nd team WMC

Finn Bowe 2018 2nd team WMC

Mike Gilman 2018 2nd team SMAA

Ben Onek 2019 2nd team SMAA

Noah Malone 2018 Honorable Mention SMAA

​Jeremiah Alado 2019 SMAA Rookie team

Dierhow Bol 2019 SMAA Rookie team


by posted 03/08/2017
Blue Wave News...

As the high school basketball season has now come to a close, Blue Wave would like to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate the following Blue Wave girls on some of their individual accomplishments this season. 

Great job girls!

Delaney Haines (So. – Deering HS): SMAA Class AA  All Conference 2nd Team, 2nd Team All AA North, Maine South Region Foul Shooting Champion

Katasia Titherington (Sr. – Deering HS): SMAA Class AA All Conference 1st Team, Tournament MVP & McDonalds All-Star, 1st Team All AA North

Page Brown (Jr. – Boothbay HS): MVC “Player of the Year” & All Conference 1st Team

Sophie Holmes (Sr. – Messkolonski HS): Ms. Basketball Finalist, Scored her 1,000 pt, McDonald’s All-Star, All Conference 1st Team & Tournament MVP

Brianna Jordan (So. – GNG HS): WVC All Conference Team & Tournament MVP

Lauren Chadwick (Sr. – Gardiner HS): KVAC All Conference 1st Team & McDonalds All-Star

Madeline Suhr (Sr. – Brunswick HS):  “Player of the Year”, All Conference Team, KVAC All Defensive Team, Tournament MVP & McDonalds All-Star.

Sabrina Armstrong (Jr. – Brunswick HS): KVAC All Conference 1st Team

Heather Kervin (Sr. – Winslow HS): “Player of the Year”, McDonald’s All-Star Team, All Conference 1st Team, All Defensive Team, All Academic Team and scored her 1,000 pt.

Abi Ramirez (Sr. – Deering HS): SMAA All Conference 2nd Team & All Defensive Team, 2nd Team All AA North

Kaylea Lundin (Sr. – Gorham HS): SMAA All Conference 3rd Team

Nina Howe (Fr. – York HS): All Conference 1st Team

Amy Fleming (Fr. – Noble HS): SMAA All Rookie Team

Hannah Talon (Fr. – Windham HS): SMAA All Rookie Team


by posted 01/06/2017
Blue Wave Adidas Partnership!
Blue Wave Basketball Announcement!
 
The directors of Blue Wave Basketball are very excited to announce that Blue Wave Basketball in partnership with Zero Gravity Basketball has signed a "Three Stripes Program Athletic Agreement" with Adidas
 
This partnership will allow Blue Wave Basketball to wear the latest Adidas uniforms as well have access to the latest Adidas brand apparel and footwear at a discount. We will also have access to invite only Adidas basketball tournaments around the country including the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Series and other Three Stripes Certified Events!
 
As the only program in Maine selected for this opportunity we are very excited to hit the Spring 2016 Season in full force and look forward to representing the Adidas brand with pride!

by posted 12/09/2015
Skills & Drills

 

Skills & Drills Program

 


Lead Instructor: Robert Pilsbury

Staff: Joe Voisine 

This year round Program will consist of 1.5 hours per week & will focus on all aspects of skill development from ball handling, shooting, 1 on 1 moves, creating space to get your shots off and much, much more…


Sessions Package:
Option 1: 4 Sessions -$40 (Members Rate) / $60 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 2: 8 Sessions - $80 (Members Rate) / $120 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 3: 12 Sessions - $120 (Members Rate) / $180 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 4: 25 Sessions - $200 (Members Rate) / N/A to non members


*Sessions MUST be purchased in 1 of the 4 package options listed above upon registration and additional sessions can be purchased at anytime.
**Purchased sessions can carry over from month to month and can be used at any of our Monday and Wednesday weekly skills training.

Definition of a Member: Is an active or previous season participant in one or more of the following programs…Fall Basketball, Winter Travel or Spring AAU

Weekly Training Days
Monday         4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday   4:00pm to 5:00pm



Location: Guild Hall - 307 Congress Street, Portland
 



by posted 12/01/2015
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