WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Newsletter for Saturday, September 24, 2022

 

WEEK SIX- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Gym is, in general, very lenient with LHC and the siblings of players who are participating in practices or games.  We (LHC) have a responsibility to be good stewards of the grace which has been extended to us and our children by The Gym.  Parents are reminded the only players who have a "right" to be at The Gym are the players who are participating in a practice or game at their scheduled time.  Please ensure that children are behaving appropriately, which means they are not running around in the hallways or upstairs. 

Additionally, while it is OK to shoot on an open basket on a court LHC is renting, players should not be attempting half-court type shots unless they are participating in some sort of drill with their team.  Recently, a projector suspended from the ceiling of the blue court was damaged by a player who hit the projector with a basketball.  The player did not report the incident, but instead, LHC was made aware of the situation after the projector was found damaged and The Gym reviewed their surveillance cameras. 

If sibling behavior becomes a further issue, all children not directly participating in practice or games will be required to stay with their parents. 

Thank you. 
-Joe Spradlin

 

FRIDAY SKILLS TRAINING
Don't forget Friday Skills Training this Friday. Trainings will be held at The Gym:

1:00-2:30- Boys and Girls 10U-12U
2:30-4:00- Boys and Girls 14U-18U

 

VOLUNTEER THANK YOU
A HUGE THANK YOU to Sara and Richard Sanders for volunteering to organize our Tip-Off Tournament this year! This is a huge undertaking and we are so grateful that they have stepped up to the plate! As with previous years, everyone please be ready to help chip in with the many volunteer positions that are required for Tip-Off this year. THANK YOU, SANDERS FAMILY!

 

LHC INVOICES DUE
Please keep an eye on your inbox for your invoice for this season. Tracie Spradlin will be sending out emails containing each family's owed dues in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracie! 

 

NCHC PLAYER REGISTRATION
The following is player registration info straight from the NCHC website. A link will be shared in upcoming newsletters:
2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO
·       Early Bird Player Registration will open after September 15th.
·       Early Bird Player Registration closes October 31st**.
·       Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.
·       Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.
·       The listed Early Bird Player Fee is exclusive for players whose organizations sign up for the 9/15 Team Early Bird Discount Deadline
·       Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
*Add $5 for players whose teams register after 9/15.
**Add a minimum of an additional $10 for players who register later than October.

 

NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MONDAY 9/12:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

THURSDAY 9/15:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

PRACTICE LOCATION
The Gym
2325 Atascocita Rd
Humble, TX 77396

 

GAME SCHEDULE
Please be sure to check the game schedule regularly on our Google calendar: https://www.lhconquerors.org/calendar. Currently first games are scheduled for the beginning of November. Please remember that games are always subject to change, so it’s important to check the schedule often. 

 

HOTEL INFO
As promised, below is the link for LHC’s block of double queen suites at the Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco.  The rate is $129/night.  

You do not have to pay now, but PLEASE, BOOK NOW! They will not give us more rooms until we fill up our current block and since there is also a link on the NCHC site for this hotel, it’s going to fill up fast. Book at the Springhill FIRST!

Also, an IMPORTANT NOTE: When using the Springhill link, the dates will need to be changed to checkout on 2/25/2023 (Saturday). Anyone wanting to add Saturday night will need to email Tracie Spradlin at sportslhc@gmail.com. She will send a Saturday night list to the hotel planner behind the scenes.

Links:
Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco-
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1661373084390&key=GRP
When the Springhill runs out of rooms there is secondary hotel (Fairfield Suites) that’s immediately next door to the Springhill Suites.  Here’s that link:
Fairfield Suites- 
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1649192187791&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Newsletter as of Sunday, September 18, 2022

 

WEEK FIVE
Our first official week of practice is behind us. Great job to all the players for putting in hard effort, let's keep it up!

 

LAST CHANCE FOR UNIFORMS
Uniforms will be ordered THIS WEEK. If you missed sizing last week, please be sure to get your order in ASAP. Please contact Bryan Skaggs if you still need to place your order. He can be reached at pkaskaggs@msn.com.

 

FRIDAY SKILLS TRAINING
Don't forget Friday Skills Training this Friday. Trainings will be held at The Gym:

1:00-2:30- Boys and Girls 10U-12U
2:30-4:00- Boys and Girls 14U-18U

 

VOLUNTEER THANK YOU
A HUGE THANK YOU to Sara and Richard Sanders for volunteering to organize our Tip-Off Tournament this year! This is a huge undertaking and we are so grateful that they have stepped up to the plate! As with previous years, everyone please be ready to help chip in with the many volunteer positions that are required for Tip-Off this year. THANK YOU, SANDERS FAMILY!

 

LHC INVOICES DUE
Please keep an eye on your inbox for your invoice for the season. Tracie Spradlin will be sending out emails containing each family's owed dues this week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracie! 

 

NCHC PLAYER REGISTRATION
The following is player registration info straight from the NCHC website. A link will be shared in upcoming newsletters:
2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO
·       Early Bird Player Registration will open after September 15th.
·       Early Bird Player Registration closes October 31st**.
·       Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.
·       Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.
·       The listed Early Bird Player Fee is exclusive for players whose organizations sign up for the 9/15 Team Early Bird Discount Deadline
·       Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
*Add $5 for players whose teams register after 9/15.
**Add a minimum of an additional $10 for players who register later than October.

 

NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MONDAY 9/12:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

THURSDAY 9/15:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

PRACTICE LOCATION
The Gym
2325 Atascocita Rd
Humble, TX 77396

 

GAME SCHEDULE
Please be sure to check the game schedule regularly on our Google calendar: https://www.lhconquerors.org/calendar. Currently first games are scheduled for the beginning of November. Please remember that games are always subject to change, so it’s important to check the schedule often. 

 

HOTEL INFO
As promised, below is the link for LHC’s block of double queen suites at the Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco.  The rate is $129/night.  

You do not have to pay now, but PLEASE, BOOK NOW! They will not give us more rooms until we fill up our current block and since there is also a link on the NCHC site for this hotel, it’s going to fill up fast. Book at the Springhill FIRST!

Also, an IMPORTANT NOTE: When using the Springhill link, the dates will need to be changed to checkout on 2/25/2023 (Saturday). Anyone wanting to add Saturday night will need to email Tracie Spradlin at sportslhc@gmail.com. She will send a Saturday night list to the hotel planner behind the scenes.

Links:
Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco-
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1661373084390&key=GRP
When the Springhill runs out of rooms there is secondary hotel (Fairfield Suites) that’s immediately next door to the Springhill Suites.  Here’s that link:
Fairfield Suites- 
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1649192187791&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Newsletter as of Sunday, September 11, 2022

WEEK FOUR
Welcome back! Hopefully your Labor Day break was restful and players used it as an opportunity to work on areas of basketball that may need improvement. This week begins new practice schedules for each team that should remain consistent from here until games start in late October and early November. 

PARENT MEETING (BOYS 14U & 16U)
Parents of boys cut from 16U and of those placed on 14U-B, please don’t forget the parent meeting for your players this Monday, September 12th at 7 PM. We would like to find a place for these players in the LHC family. Please attend this meeting Monday so we can discuss next steps.

 

FRIDAY SKILLS TRAINING

Starting this Friday, September 16th, LHC will be providing training at The Gym on Friday afternoons. This is an optional bonus training, included with your fees, and all players are encouraged to participate! We've worked with our Friday Skills trainer before and she has been a great asset to the organization. Please have your players come with the same equipment they use during their weekly practices, ready to learn and grow!

Boys and Girls 10U & 12U- 1:00-2:30 PM
Boys and Girls 14U - 18U- 2:30-4:00 PM

NCHC PLAYER REGISTRATION
The following is player registration info straight from the NCHC website. A link will be shared in upcoming newsletters:

2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO

·       Early Bird Player Registration will open after September 15th.

·       Early Bird Player Registration closes October 31st**.

·       Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.

·       Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.

·       The listed Early Bird Player Fee is exclusive for players whose organizations sign up for the 9/15 Team Early Bird Discount Deadline

·       Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
*Add $5 for players whose teams register after 9/15.
**Add a minimum of an additional $10 for players who register later than October.

 

LHC COMMUNICATION

Please be sure you are staying in the loop about LHC information and updates. As stated in recent newsletters, these are the platforms used by the organization to communicate with our families:

Email and Website- LHC has a website at https://www.lhconquerors.org/home.  You can also subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here.

Facebook- Find us on Facebook and asked to be added to the private group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23581525744 

Instagram- Find us on Instagram @lake_houston_conquerors

GroupMe: LHC BB- If you are not in the organization’s GroupMe, please reach out your player’s coach or team manager to be added to the group.

Team GroupMe- You should also be in a GroupMe for each of your player’s teams. These are used for team specific communications. If you are not already in your team’s GroupMe, please reach out to your coach or team manager.

 

*Speaking of team manager, make sure you read the “Volunteers needed” section below to see how you can involve more in your players team.

 

NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MONDAY 9/12:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

THURSDAY 9/15:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

 

PRACTICE LOCATION
The Gym
2325 Atascocita Rd
Humble, TX 77396

EQUIPMENT/DRESS
- Water Bottle

- Indoor Basketball 

(All girls 10U-18U & boys 10U use size 6/28.5”; boys 12U-18U use size 7/29.5”)

Please remember our Code of Conduct for clothing- 

Shorts must meet length requirements (mid-thigh) or have spandex underneath that do meet that requirement. 

Sleeveless shirts and tank tops are not allowed.
Your athlete will not be allowed to practice until dress code violations are remedied.

 

GAME SCHEDULE
Please be sure to check the game schedule regularly on our Google calendar: https://www.lhconquerors.org/calendar. Currently first games are scheduled for the beginning of November. Please remember that games are always subject to change, so it’s important to check the schedule often. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! 
As stated in previous newsletters, LHC is in dire need of a volunteer to organize this year’s Tip-Off tournament. This position comes with a $300 discount. We REALLY need your help in filling this vital role. There is a legitimate chance the Tip-Off may be canceled if we do not identify someone for it VERY soon! If you are interested, please contact Joe Spradlin at lhccoachjoe@gmail.com.

There are also opportunities to volunteer that require a much smaller time commitment.  Each team needs a parent to be the team manager, which is someone who assists the coach in communicating with the team and arranging someone to keep the official/ unofficial book and clock during games.  LHC will provide book and clock training prior to our 1st games so you can be familiar with how it’s done.  Date for that coming soon.  

 

COACHING
I believe we have all our coaching spots filled.  If your new to LHC or you’ve ever thought about coaching, consider asking your players coach about being as assistance coach.  If you have any question or you’d like to help, please email Joe Spradlin: lhccoachjoe@gmail.com

 

UNIFORM SIZING
Prices for new uniforms will be $65-$70 with an optional shooting shirt that costs $30. New players and players in need of larger uniforms: dates for sizing will be Monday, September 12th and Thursday, September 15th.

 

HOTEL INFO

As promised, below is the link for LHC’s block of double queen suites at the Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco.  The rate is $129/night.  You do not have to pay now, but PLEASE, BOOK NOW!  They will not give us more rooms until we fill up our current block and, since there is also a link on the NCHC site for this hotel, it’s going to fill up fast. Book at the Springhill FIRST!

Also, and IMPORTANT NOTE: When using the Springhill link, the dates will need to be changed to checkout on 2/25/2023 (Saturday). Anyone wanting to add Saturday night will need to email Tracie Spradlin at sportslhc@gmail.com. She will send a Saturday night list to the hotel planner behind the scenes.

 

Links:

Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco- https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1661373084390&key=GRP

When the Springhill runs out of rooms there is secondary hotel (Fairfield Suites) that’s immediately next door to the Springhill Suites.  Here’s that link:

Fairfield Suites- https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1649192187791&key=GRP&app=resvlink

 

Board of Directors
President - Roger Obregon
Treasurer - Tracie Spradlin
Secretary - John Puca
Director At Large - John Sparks
Director At Large - Paul Poteet


Key Roles of Support
Director of Basketball - Joe Spradlin
Game Schedulers - Beka Marley & Katie May
Communications Coordinator - Ashley Key
Uniform Coordinator - Bryan Skaggs
Tip Off Challenge Coordinator - 
Practice Scheduler - Ariane Dockstader

Spirit Gear - Tiffany Davis

Newsletter for Saturday, October 1, 2022

WEEK SEVEN- UNIFORM ORDERS
This week is the final week to order uniforms at regular price. If you place an order for uniforms after this week, there will be an additional fee. Please contact Bryan Skaggs for questions regarding uniforms: pkaskaggs@msn.com.

 

FRIDAY SKILLS TRAINING
Don't forget Friday Skills Training this Friday. Trainings will be held at The Gym:

1:00-2:30- Boys and Girls 10U-12U
2:30-4:00- Boys and Girls 14U-18U

 

LHC INVOICES DUE
Please keep an eye on your inbox for your invoice for this season. Tracie Spradlin will be sending out emails containing each family's owed dues in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracie! 

 

NCHC PLAYER REGISTRATION
We are still waiting for an active link to register players for NCHC. The following is player registration info straight from the NCHC website. A link will be shared in upcoming newsletters:
2023 Early Bird PLAYER REGISTRATION INFO
·       Early Bird Player Registration will open after September 15th.
·       Early Bird Player Registration closes October 31st**.
·       Parents alone will be responsible for paying the player’s fee to NCHC in order to complete the player registration.
·       Families with more than four players will receive a family rate.
·       The listed Early Bird Player Fee is exclusive for players whose organizations sign up for the 9/15 Team Early Bird Discount Deadline
·       Early Bird Player Fees*: Districts $0// Regionals $20// Nationals $30
*Add $5 for players whose teams register after 9/15.
**Add a minimum of an additional $10 for players who register later than October.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MONDAY 9/12:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

THURSDAY 9/15:
G10: 5-6:30 Blue Court #1
G12: 5-6:30 Blue Court #2
G14/16: 8-10 Blue Court

B12-A: 6:30-8 Blue Court #1
B10/12-B: 6:30-8 Blue Court #2
B14-A: 6-8 Gold Court #1
B14-B: 6-8 Gold Court #2
B16: 8-10 Gold Court #1
B18: 8-10 Gold Court #2

PRACTICE LOCATION
The Gym
2325 Atascocita Rd
Humble, TX 77396

 

GAME SCHEDULE
Please be sure to check the game schedule regularly on our Google calendar: https://www.lhconquerors.org/calendar. Currently first games are scheduled for the beginning of November. Please remember that games are always subject to change, so it’s important to check the schedule often. 

 

HOTEL INFO
As promised, below is the link for LHC’s block of double queen suites at the Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco.  The rate is $129/night.  

You do not have to pay now, but PLEASE, BOOK NOW! They will not give us more rooms until we fill up our current block and since there is also a link on the NCHC site for this hotel, it’s going to fill up fast. Book at the Springhill FIRST!

Also, an IMPORTANT NOTE: When using the Springhill link, the dates will need to be changed to checkout on 2/25/2023 (Saturday). Anyone wanting to add Saturday night will need to email Tracie Spradlin at sportslhc@gmail.com. She will send a Saturday night list to the hotel planner behind the scenes.

Links:
Springhill Suites Plano/Frisco-
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1661373084390&key=GRP
When the Springhill runs out of rooms there is secondary hotel (Fairfield Suites) that’s immediately next door to the Springhill Suites.  Here’s that link:
Fairfield Suites- 
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1649192187791&key=GRP&app=resvlink