Winter Newsletter 2015-2016
Max Preps reports by schools is the path to all-state recognition, all star game invitations and state rankings
…The FABC is asking all schools to report all game scores along with player stats for state rating purposes and future all state recognition. Do not include any pre-season classic game results. If you made the mistake of reporting them please go back & delete those 1 or 2 game scores & stats. The reason for this important request is because the news media charges a monthly fee to get into their website.
FABC “Future Shootouts” to possibly expand into Panhandle & Broward County in April and June
… The FABC “Future Shootouts” have been a mainstay in both Orlando and Tampa which highlights the “top 20” returning underclassmen boys and girls players returning for the 2016-17 season. We feel it is important to expand into the Panhandle area which would go from the Pensacola to I-75 area of the Suwannee River and chose the Fort Lauderdale area to service Palm Beach, Dade, and Broward counties. This event is only $25 which includes game jersey, insurance, pre-game brunch, plus 40 minute college game. Its format is a girls-boys doubleheader featuring top 9th through 11th stars. We are negotiating with 2 schools to be hosts. The FABC has made it a priotity to be affordable to the player’s family by not having any event cost over $25 including our all start games in March.
March 5th will be “Super Saturday” at the Villages
… The FABC wants to make this a big celebration of hoops in the Sunshine state. The day will start of with the “Player of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards banquet in all 8 classes plus the SIAA Independent League in the afternoon. It will also mark some “new” special awards in the “Coaching Legacy” awards program and the addition of 3 asst. coaches awards from 3 different regions of the state (north-south-central) for both boys & girls JV and frosh coaches that are FABC members. They must be nominated by their head coaches. In the evening, at 5:30pm will be the girls state all-star game & at 7:00pm is the boys allstar game. The Villages HS is host to both as their beautiful cafeteria and gym are next to each other making a perfect setting.
Coaching Changes breaks 200+ mark for 5th straight year
… Since the FABC has been tracking coaching changes in the state on the high school, juco, & university levels there seems to be the magical number barrier of 200+ each year. This past spring and summer we have 225 new coaches with the highest mark of 250 two years ago. This trend is not good for basketball but will probably never change for various reasons. Hopefully this staggering number will be reduced under 200 in the future.
FABC to introduce state – wide radio talk show beginning in December through March
Promoting Sunshine State boys & girls high school basketball is one of the main goals of the FABC. Starting on December 14th the FABC will have their own 1 hour call-in radio show produced by NBC sports radio which will feature all boys hoops in the first ½ hour of the show & all girls hoops in the second half hour in early December with live coach interviews.
There will be a monthly shows in January 4th, February 1st & March 1st all on Monday nights at 7:00 – 8:00pm. The show can be picked up over your computer. The website address will be www.floridasportstalk.fm. You will be updated on the programming for each show. Coaches also will have a text line available to have questions answered over the air.