Tucson Buckets ABA Inc is ready to jump start this summer, we have some amazing things in the work for the Tucson basketball community. As the summer approaches and school gets ready to end we will be hosting several basketball clinics for our younger ball players to participate in. Our events will be reasonably priced and will deal with growing our young players fundamentally and mentally in the game of basketball. We have some of the best coaches and players in the city ready to get a one on one opportunity to instruct our youth in growing their game. More details provided below.
Tucson Buckets Junior Division will offer a week long basketball academy, up to 4 Coed teams spanning from 3rd-8th grade. Tryouts for our youth basketball program will be held May 17th and May 18th at Tucson Country Day Charter School. You can find more information on our Tucson Buckets Facebook page as well as our official website. Contact coach Michael Rubin at TucsonBuckets@gmail.com for more details about registration. Tryout prices will be $5 per participant and any other questions and concerns can be handled with coach Rubin.
The Tucson Basketball community is a large one. A city littered with basketball enthusiast and parents who played the sport at some point in their lives. Fast forward 15 years and they are now seeing an atmosphere where their children can thrive but exposure is limited. How do we change that? For most basketball has been an alternative to the negative things that our young boys and girls encounter daily. Growing up basketball kept me out of trouble and turned day to day successes into incentives that allowed me to continue to play the sport I loved. This week I have been able to see some of the Tucson basketball community live in action at the 1st Annual FAST MED Urgent Care Holiday Basketball Tournament that has been going on since Monday afternoon at Sabino High School. Sabino has a beautiful gym that has served as an amazing basketball atmosphere the past few days. The Tournament has five teams from the Phoenix area to go with seven teams from Tucson, from my perspective this has been a unique opportunity to showcase some of the talent that this city and state has to offer.
Over the past two days, I have been able to see where our organization can make a large impact in the city. The youth sports platforms that we are currently connected with pertain to our Junior Buckets program, as well as having several of our players and staff serving on coaching staffs for various high school and middle school programs we believe we can help in highlighting the cities talent. We want to focus on growing the basketball culture organically; through collaboration we can develop a platform that opens the doors for success on and off of the basketball court specifically tailored to players inside our city. I see a lot of talent but there is much development that needs to be made just the same. Tucson Buckets offers a dedication to elite basketball and as we work to display it on the court we will impact everything we encounter. Basketball is such a universal sport that the boundaries are endless with the right approach and attention to detail. Hopefully having a professional team offers a unique opportunity for our young ballers to see well played, competitive basketball on a regular basis. As we sharpen our swords in the professional ranks they will sharpen theirs in their respective leagues.
Supporting our youth programs is a vital part of maturing the basketball culture. Tucson Buckets wants to show our face at as many basketball events as we can. Share to our supporters the opportunity to attend those same events. Get in contact with us and we can figure out where our services will be useful.
Lead Athletics Official Home of YOUR TUCSON BUCKETS!
We are happy to announce our partnership with Lead Athletics training and athletic development facility. The state of the art facility is becoming a staple in the city of Tucson for youth basketball and we have a shared passion for bringing the athletics in this city to a new level. Our partnership will allow the Tucson Buckets ABA franchise to play our 10 home games of this season in their facility. We will also be holding open practices throughout the next few months for interested people to come out and support the team as we prepare for a long season.
Our first game this season will take place November 8th as we finalize schedule and dates we will keep everyone up to date. The training facility will assist our players in preparing to make an immediate championship run. We are moving fast and the season is closing in so get ready Tucson. If you want to support the team by helping us raise funds we have T-shirts ($15) and Custom ABA Basketballs ($45) in our Buckets Shop that directly benefits the expenses needed to have a successful and impactful year. We cannot wait to introduce the players to the public. Stay tuned for more information. Tucson Buckets ABA is HERE!! #GetBuckets
Lead Athletics is located 4750 S Irving Ave Tucson, AZ
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Season and Group Tickets will be available upon request. These will include any applicable discounts. Tucsonbucketsaba@gmail.com
Growing the Tucson Basketball Community
Tucson is a great basketball city with one of the great coaches Lute Olson residing here we have been spoiled with great college basketball for many years. University of Arizona’s recent coach Sean Miller continues to bring that same grit and engaging basketball to the city as well. The Tucson Buckets have similar aspirations. We are in the trenches along with many other amazing coaches and basketball programs around the city attempting to grow the basketball culture organically. The Junior Buckets program that Founder and friend Mike Rubin of Tucson Country Day School has created has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been established. Our owners participate as coaches and trainers for the team and we love every second of the work we do.
It takes time to build the youth basketball in any city let alone a city that has majority of their patrons coming from out of town. Tucson is full of military kids and college students who live here for a moment and may be off in an instant. Keeping and nurturing the talent can be difficult when you constantly go through changes. Trust me getting 10 kids to practice over the summer is a tough task but these coaches around the city succeed at it. We want to help basketball players reach their dreams. If it is just to play college ball and get a good education we want to be the beacon that pushes them towards it. These do not have to be kids in our program but any program, we are fans of basketball and the quality of the game starts with teaching kids how to play it the right way. Tucson Buckets wants to teach the game right and show kids how to have fun on and off the court.
This weekend at the Sporting Chance Center here in Tucson they are hosting their Summer Slam tournament and our Junior Buckets Tournament team (7th-9th grade) will be participating. We have been waiting all summer for this tournament and the players are excited and ready to do some work against all the great competition Tucson and beyond has to offer. For those interested in showing up and supporting this weekend the fee is $5 for anyone over 16. Come out and support the youth in the city. We want to fill the place up and make it one of best experiences of their lives. #GetBuckets
We will be adding pictures and updates on the tournament all weekend long.