13 young men finished another successful summer with Coach Maurer and Coach Justus out in Carson City and Reno Nevada. The boys left beginning of June and stayed for 7 weeks, returning mid July, just in time for school registration and senior pictures. They sacrifice their summer fun, to get better. It is a different version of fun, because to achieve goals they have set, this commitment is required.

Their schedule is rigorous. Mondays-Thursdays, they wake at 6am and head up to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Reno to practice ball handling and fundamentals from 7a-10a. Then the boys grab a bite & break, and head to Fitness for $10 in Carson City for weight lifting and strength training set up by a strategic plan that Coach Ka’ua has laid out for them. This plan, in addition to a structured regimen, has led us to a 41-1 record in the last 3 years of league play. After another short break where the kids get off their feet, they head up to Virginia City High School, for 2 more hours of offensive and defensive basketball training with Coach Maurer.

Every Friday, they pile into a van and head to the Northern Nevada, Bay Area, Fresno or Sacramento for tournaments, where they play 6-12 games working on the skills they learned during the week. These games are against the best competition in California and Northern Nevada and despite the win or loss, they are learning valuable lessons which they can apply during their season.

We have many kids eager to attend, and the results have been amazing, not to mention measurable. They are coming back stronger, with more weight (good for a teenage athlete), a better understanding of the game, the ability to learn from a loss and move forward, and valuable fundamental skills that are enhanced every practice leading into season.

7 young men are in college, with 6 of them playing basketball, all from the last 3 graduating classes of Lahainaluna High School. These young men are working extremely hard to do well in school and on the basketball court, knowing they have people like you generously supporting them. The process (sometimes difficult) is bearing good fruit.

Mahalo! We are deeply grateful for your support with your prayers and donations.


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