JTAA Travel Basketball Welcomes New Trainer Keyon Carter

cover picThe JTAA would like to welcome our new basketball trainer, Keyon Carter.

Keyon grew up in West Palm Beach, and has gone on to play at both the Division I, and professional levels.

After attending Suncoast High School for three years, Keyon transferred to William T. Dwyer. Where under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach Fred Ross, he blossomed into an All-State performer.

Keyon played collegiately at Old Dominion University. During his tenure there, he appeared in 3 NCAA Tournaments, and won 2 conference championships.

Professionally, Keyon has spent last four years playing in Europe and Asia, most recently in Japan.

Growing tired of living abroad, Keyon started Varsity Basketball Training. A company aimed at developing the next generation of Palm Beach County basketball. For more information please visit: www.varsitybasketballtraining.com.

“I’m eager to helps aspiring young players get better!” – Keyon Carter

“In my program, a player needs only one thing to improve, the courage to try.” – Keyon Carter

Team Tryout Announcements

The Jupiter Jaguars are currently holding open tryouts for the 2015-2016 Travel Basketball season.  Tryouts are conducted at the discretion of each particular coach. If you are interested in having your son or daughter try out for a team, please contact the head coach for your specific age group. For specific tryout times by age group, please click the button below.

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Online Registration

Online Registration for the 2015-2016 season is forthcoming.  As in years past, we are encouraging all Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, Jam Coordinators and Committee Members who have been selected to play for, or are involved with, a 2015-2016 Jupiter Jaguar team should complete the Online Registration.  We rely on this registration to build our data base for Players, Parents, Coaches, Team Managers Jam Coordinators and Committee Member communications.  For more information please click the link below.

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Practice Schedule

Practice Schedules are posted weekly to the Travel Basketball website.  All requests should be forwarded to Scott Warburton swarburton@adamscoogler.com.  For specfic practice times, please click the button below.

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To Honor Hunter Ross is to Emulate Him

Hunter RossIt is with a heavy heart and confused mind that we confront the passing of Hunter Ross. He was an amazing young man taken from us so young with so much life left to live. Hunter was the focal point of our basketball training program in the Jupiter and Tequesta Community. The fall clinics, individual and team training, huddling with coaches on strategy, the tangibles and the intangibles of Hunter Ross. With his passing we feel so deeply a sense of loss. But instead of what is lost let’s try to focus on what has been gained from knowing Hunter Ross.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, March 4th at Jupiter First Church, 1475 Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter.  In lieu of flowers, send donations to Jupiter First Church Youth Group or make a contribution to JTAA for benefit of the Hunter Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Hunter Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund

Beginning in 2016, the Jupiter Jaguars Travel Basketball Program will award scholarship(s) totaling $1,500 in memory on Hunter Ross.

Hunter was an integral part of the Jaguar program for so many years, and affected so many players, that the Jupiter Jaguar Travel Basketball Board has established this $1,500 scholarship in his name.

Twelfth grade seniors, who have played Jupiter Jaguar Basketball during their basketball career, are eligible to apply.

We will present the scholarship check(s) to the player(s) selected to receive the scholarship, during the Jupiter Jam, which runs April, 29 2016- May 1, 2016.

Please send an e-mail, 200 – 250 words, by April 1, 2016, to the Travel basketball Director, Scott Warburton, at swarburton@adamscoogler.com.

Please include in that e-mail the life lessons, basketball lessons and the impact Hunter had on you.

Remember, Hunter made every player feel, regardless of skill level, age, race, sex effort, talent or desire, that they were the most important person to him.

2016 Jupiter Jam

Tournament dates for the 2016 Jupiter Jam have been selected and confirmed by USSSA Basketball.  The Girls Tournament will be held Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17, 2016.  The Boys Tournament will be held Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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Birdies for Children

Honda Classic 2Support your team and a great cause!  The Birdies for Children program is a way for charities to benefit from The Honda Classic.  Local participating charitable organizations (such as JTAA) obtain pledges of $20 or more and those donors earn an opportunity to guess the number of birdies (a birdie is a score of one stroke less than par on any hole) made during The 2014 Honda Classic with 110% of their pledge amount going directly to their participating charity.  For more information please click the button below.

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