Coaches Suspended For Purposely Losing Tournament

MURFREESBORO – Coaching responsibilities of two Rutherford County girls basketball coaches were suspended Wednesday, four days after their teams purposely tried to lose a district tournament consolation game.

“Good athletic coaches possess skills that maximize the players’ skills, strategize winning game plans, instill self-discipline and impart the value of teamwork to reach a common goal,” Rutherford County Schools director Don Odom said in a release. “Players also learn skills that build integrity and character, primarily by how their coach models before them. In these last two areas, we failed last Saturday evening.”

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/coaches-of-tanking-girls-basketball-teams-suspended.html?topic=2,200&eid=61619403&bid=1019931

2014 Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy A Success!

We are thrilled to have had another successful Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy!  This year’s event was held at the Kingdom Sports Center (OH), and we had record attendance for our third year in a row!  The clip below is a great overview of our 2014 2-day event last Monday and Tuesday.  We can’t wait to see you all next year!

skillz linked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz4lTYUj1hA

Flyin’ to Hoop Founder Tries To Recreate Magic in Dayton With Football

The man who launched a small basketball invitational in Dayton — and turned it into one of the premier high school hoop tournaments in the country — wants to do the same thing with football.

Flyin to the Hoop Founder Eric Horstman says he will unveil a schedule next week for the new Premier Health Backyard Blitz. This first season for Backyard Blitz will bring teams from South Carolina and Illinois to Dayton. Premier Health is the title sponsor for the event.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/2014/07/flyin-to-hoop-founder-tries-to-recreate-magic-in.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-07-03&u=yUCD+aqiM+CJjWQ9Euc/bjr/Ml&t=1404414655

Growing HS Hoops Tourney Pours $2M Into Economy

A great article on this year’s Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop event, and the impact it had on the economy.  We are proud to be able to support the local businesses and shine some light on our hometown.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/growing-hs-hoops-tourney-pours-2m-into-economy.html

Sports Image® is the parent company of Good Sam Flyin’ to the Hoop

This Is What Is Good About Sports & Hard Work

A touching story about James Montogmery III and his payoff of hard work with a basketball scholarship to Northwestern (IL).  Take a look at the emotional clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEvnE0QOXI0

 

 

Stafford High School Ceremony Honors Sports Image

Glenn Harper of Sports Image (VA) was honored in a special ceremony at Stafford High School this past Friday.  Glenn has been recognized for his hard work in providing scoreboards for a number of Fredericksburg-area high schools, including a new football scoreboard for Stafford High School this past month.  Thanks to all the sponsors who worked closely with Glenn to help so many organizations in the area get the equipment they need.  Great work Glenn!

http://news.fredericksburg.com/hsfb/2013/10/17/high-school-notebook-evaluating-who-has-game/#.UmBiF6QL8yk.email

 

Good Sam Flyin’ to the Hoop Press Conference Begins The Tournament Season!

The official press conference for the 2014 Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop went without a hitch yesterday, and the buzz of the event is in the air.  With 37 confirmed teams playing 22 games over the 4-day weekend, we are excited to offer the audience quite a show!  The talent for the 2014 tournament is stronger than ever with 13 different 5-star players on board.  For more details on the lineup and talent, check out:  http://flyintothehoop.com/.  Ticket sales have already begun so make sure to get yours before they are gone!

Eric Press Conference  2013

Sports Image® is the parent company of Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop.

 

 

2nd Annual Skillz Academy A Big Success

We are thrilled to have just completed our second annual Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ to the Hoop Skillz Academy!  The camp was a success with close to 150 attendees from nearby cities, taking place this year at Centerville High School.  The 2-day event gives kids the opportunities to work with a number of great high school coaches to hone their basketball skills and play against a diverse set of young talent, including the opposite sex.  Check out our interview below for a great look at the camp:

http://fox45now.com/shared/sports/features/local/stories/wrgt_vid_2222.shtml

 

High School League Approves More Off Season Practices

A high school in South Carolina has just approved a proposal to open up most of the year for off season practices.  The school hopes to increase athlete specialization without burning out the players altogether.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1887339325&lntopicid=136030023