Top Programs, Elite Matchups- WAR BEFORE THE STORM BASKETBALL SHOWCASE – @CoachVonzell1

Don’t miss the “War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase taking place Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th at Boswell High School in Ft. Worth, TX.  This event will feature competitive matchups from top adidas, Nike, and Under Armour programs in Texas and surrounding areas.

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WHAT: WAR BEFORE THE STORM

WHERE: BOSWELL HIGH SCHOOL (5805 W. Bailey Boswell Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76179)

WHEN: March 24th & 25th

 

Click link below for full schedule:

War Before The Storm Schedule

 

For more Information contact Event Director: Vonzell Thomas at CoachVon@YGC36hoops.com

 

Nina Zavala

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The Basics: Marketing your Business/Organization

What is Marketing?
There are variations when defining what Marketing because it is so BROAD, but in this blog, we’re defining Marketing as creating, communicating, capturing and sustaining value for your organization or company. It’s a need that every business must have to foster growth and better yet, value.

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Why does my company/organization need Marketing?
1. Capture the attention of your target market
2. Facilitate your target market’s purchasing decision
3. And bottom line, it is the cornerstone of every successful business

The first step in Marketing your business is developing a Marketing Plan. Consider this your guide to understanding your businesses’ goals, objectives, target audience, etc. This plan will allow you to create strategic ways that resonate with your target audience and set you apart from the others.   Marketing Plan

In developing a Marketing Plan consider these components:
A. Situation Analysis– This is your company/organization’s current situation. What is your company about? where do you stand financially? what are your goals? Who are your competitors?
B. Target Market- Who are you trying to reach? What do they value? What are their needs?
C. Action Plan-How are you going to reach your target audience? What marketing strategies are you going to implement to help you reach them, grab their attention, influence their decision in using your product or services?
D. Evaluation Plan– Once you have created and implemented your strategy, monitor its effectiveness and make any adjustments required to maintain its success.

Example: (Short version of course)
• My goal is lose 10lbs in 30 days.

• My strategy to lose the 10lbs is to work out 5x a week and
Cut out all carbs.
• My evaluation plan is to create a journal of my daily intake and workouts. Every Sunday throughout the month, I’ll weigh myself, write it down in my journal and track the progression of my weight loss

marketing strategyMarketing Strategy: Your strategy is how you’re going to accomplish the goals in your plan. Your strategy promotes and communicates the benefits of your business. What differentiates your company from your competitors. Basic examples below.

A. Social Media Marketing– Free platforms that millions of people utilize each day. Develop a social media plan that targets your audience.
B. Advertisement – Paid Ad placement
C. Creative Content – Story telling through graphics and video’s, infomercials,
D. Public Relations (PR)- News stories, blog write-ups, interviews in publications, on radio & television about your company/organization.
E. Effective Blogging- This strategy has so much impact if used to its fullest capacity.
F. Leverage Influencers– Influencers are people who have a voice in the market you’re trying to reach. Use their platforms to communicate your message. Some companies create what we call “Brand Ambassador Programs”.
G. Partnering with a charity or non-profit. This is considered cause-related marketing. It allows your company/organization to become visible to the public in a positive light.
H. Cross Marketing/ Cross Promoting- Partnering with companies that share the same vision but are in two different lanes.

 

I can go on and on about strategic marketing. It’s about being creative, innovative, and strategic. Put yourself in your consumers shoes, how would you like to be pitched? What are some things you would appreciate and like, if you were on the other side? Remember this, Branding is the foundation, and Marketing is the core!

My next couple of blogs will directly highlight in detail some of these marketing strategies from point A-Z, starting with Social Media Marketing- one of the most powerful marketing tools known in this era of technology.

 

 

 

 

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ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest | DALLAS vs the country | @HoopfestUSA

Dallas, TX is gearing up for the 2017 ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest set for Friday, December, 15th and Saturday, December 16th. The event will be hosted at Highland Park High School on Friday and at Lancaster High School on Saturday featuring local teams: South Garland, Desoto, Lancaster, Waxahatchie, and Highland Park and teams throughout the country: Chicago Simeon (IL), Whitney Young (IL), Sunrise Christian (KS), and Oak Hill Academy (VA). Each local team will play an out of town team.

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Friday, December 15th @ Highland Park High School
6:30pm: Highland Park (Girls) vs North Forney (Girls)
8:00pm: Highland Park vs Chicago Simeon

Saturday, December 16th @ Lancaster High School

2:30pm: South Garland vs Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00pm: Desoto vs Whitney Young (IL)
5:30pm: Waxahatchie vs Chicago Siemon (IL)
7:00pm: Lancaster vs Oak Hill Academy (VA)

 

Click link to purchase tickets: ARS RESCUE ROOTER NATIONAL HOOPFEST

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/HoopfestUSA

Event Director: Travis Haddock @ HaddockSports@hotmail.com

 

Nina Zavala
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NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

adidas Basketball presents #LVL3 July 27th & 28th at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitian Las Vegas

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adidas Basketball sets the tone yet again with its second installment of #LVL3 (Level 3), beginning July 27 & 28 at The Chelsea Theater in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

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D Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, and James Harden last year at #LVL3

 

#LVL3 gives youth (ages 14-18), the opportunity to experience and engage with the adidas Basketball brand on multiple levels. Last years event consisted of gaming stations, a barber shop, a slo-mo 360 dunk cam, preview of new product releases, R&R massage area, gear customization station, food and drink station, appearances from adidas Basketball stars, James Harden, D Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, & Marcus Smart.

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You don’t want to miss this years session of the adidas Basketball experience at #LVL3.

For more updates click link: LVL3 presented by adidas Basketball

Follow Twitter accounts:  @adidasUprising and @adidasHoops

 

 

Nina Zavala

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2017 adidas Gauntlet Finale – Schedule & Locations #adidasUprising

2017 adidas Gauntlet Finale

adidas Uprising LogoThe 2017 adidas Gauntlet finale tips off in Spartanburg, SC on Wednesday, July 12th. The finale will host the top teams from the Gauntlet series and championship teams from the regional qualifiers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston and Chicago. Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their Gauntlet win-loss record culminating with a championship game on Saturday, July 15.

FULL SCHEDULE & UPDATES click here: adidas Gauntlet Finale Schedule

Locations include:

BJU – Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29614

DNG- Dorman New Gym
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

USC- Upward Stars Center
9768 Warren H. Abernathly Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

DA- Dorman Arena
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

GMS- L.E. Gable Middle School
198 Otts Shoals Rd.
Roebuck, Sc 293376

DFA- Dorman Freshman Academy
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

Oak- Oakbrook Prep
190 Lincoln School Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

 

#adidasUprising

 

Nina Zavala

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Schedule Released: The Southwest Regional Showcase presents “The Main Floor”

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SHOWCASE presents THE MAIN FLOOR

Powerhouse Programs Across the State of Texas Go Head to Head in Key Match-Ups During the Second Live Period in July

July 5, 2017 (Dallas, TX) – Snoop Johnson, owner of the “Snoop Johnson Basketball Report”, has teamed up with Stacy Houston (Inside Basketball w/Stacy Houston) to bring you the “Southwest Regional Showcase”, one of the most anticipated events during the second live period in July. The loaded showcase will take place Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd at Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill.

This competitive showcase will highlight powerhouse programs across the state of Texas. These talented high school players will go head-to-head in key matchups, showcasing their undeniable skills on ONE floor- hence the name “THE MAIN FLOOR”.
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The Southwest Regional Showcase is an NCAA Certified event, offering a platform of endless opportunities for each player to gain maximum exposure from National media, scouts and College Coaches from across the Country.

Thursday, July 20
9:00 – So Fly All Stars vs Texas Wolverines-3D
10:10 – The Program Dallas vs Showtyme Black
11:20 –  RM5 EYBL Elite vs YIIS Texas Future
12:30 – Dallas Mustangs vs YGC36 Elite
1:40 – Pro Skills EYBL Elite vs Urban DFW Elite-Jazzy
2:50 – Dallas Seawolves vs 3D Empire
4:00 – Dallas Showtyme Elite vs RM5 EYBL Elite
5:10 – TX BU Nation vs Texas Elite Basketball Nelson
6:20 – Texas Pro vs Texas Impact 4:13
7:30 – BMM Elite vs Bluestar Shooters
8:40 Texas Elite Basketball-Herb DME Elite

Friday, July 21
9:00 –  The Program vs 3D Empire
10:10 – BMM Elite vs Texas Impact Winn
11:20 –  Texas Pro vs Dallas Mustangs
12:30 – Urban DFW Elite vs Dallas Showtyme Elite
1:40 – Texas Impact 4:13 vsPro Skills EYBL Elite

2:50 BlueStar Shooters vs TX BU Nation
4:00 – Texas Impact Winn vs Arlington Rise
5:10 – The Program vs Texas Pro
6:20 – Dallas Mustangs vs Texas Elite Basketball Herb

7:30 – Dallas Seawolves vs TX BU Nation
8:40 – Texas Elite Basketball Nelson vs Texas Impact Winn

Saturday, July 22
2:00 –  Dallas Showtyme Elite vs Texas Pro
3:10 – Dallas Mustangs vs Pro Skills EYBL Elite
4:20 –  Texas Impact 4:13 vs Dallas Seawolves
5:30 – TX BU Nation vs The Program Red
6:40 – Texas Impact Winn vs Bluestar Shooters
7:50 – The Program Red vs Arlington Rise

 

General Admission: Youth (10 yrs & younger) $10

Adult: (11 yrs & older) $12

 

***Media Credentials Contact: Nina Zavala @ NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com***

 

ABOUT SNOOP JOHNSON BASKETBALL

Royce “Snoop” Johnson is the founder and CEO of Snoop Johnson Basketball Report- an NCAA certified recruitment service that covers the DFW and North Texas area. He is also the owner of “Snoop Johnson Basketball”.

Prior to launching his companies, Royce was the head basketball coach at Kimball High School in Dallas, TX for 19 years. During his duration at Kimball, he had the honor of coaching numerous players that went on to play collegially and professionally in the NBA and overseas. To be exact, 3 NBA players, 11 Professional Overseas, and 66 Division 1 College basketball players.

With an eye for talent, strong ties within the business, and a love basketball, Royce decided to pursue his career further by starting his companies that serve multiple purposes from assisting families and their kids through consulting, established events such as basketball tournaments and camps, and the development of the “Snoop Johnson Basketball Report”.

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Champions Summer Classic | YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS LIVE EVENT, July 20th-22 @ Wheeler HS

The “Champions Summer Classic” is an NCAA certified event that kicks off the second live period in July with an impressive lineup of 15u, 16u, and 17u powerhouse programs from around the country competing against each other with top matchups. This event creates a platform that allows kids to showcase their skills in front of college coaches and gain exposure from local and national media outlets.

Champions Summer Classic                                                         **NCAA CERTIFIED EVENT**

The will begin Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

A few teams you can look forward to seeing are: Game Elite, Atlanta Celtics, Stackhouse Elite, 1 Family, AC Georgia, Showtime Ballers, New England Playaz, Upward Stars, Memphis Magic, Karolina Khaos, JSI Elite, Georgia Elite Ballers, Atlanta Express, and more.

Registration is $300, and open to ALL TEAMS.

Click link to sign up now: Champions Summer Classic  

Who: Champions Summer Classic

Where: Joseph Wheeler HS (375 Holt Rd. NE Marietta, GA 30068)

When: Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd.

Admission: $10 daily

For more info. contact Ryan Falker – ryfalker@yahoo.com

Media contact: NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

#ChampionsSummerClassic