Boys' travel hoop team organizing
Veteran Coach Mike Graceffo is organizing a boys' eighth-grade travel basketball team for athletes in the Burbank and Glendale areas.
The goal of the team is to get the athletes prepared for high school competition. Players need to be in the eighth grade this school year.
Games will be played on weekends in the spring.
For more information, call Graceffo at (818) 903-2345.
Hoop sessions for young players
Area youth players who want to improve their skills on the court can do so by taking part in MVP Basketball Clinics at Burbank's Powerhouse Gym Sports Complex.
The facility is at 10950 Sherman Way, No. 160.
The clinics are on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. for players in the first and fifth grades and from 7-8 for players in sixth through ninth grades.
The cost is $6 per class, and attendees can pay as they go.The cost is $6 per class, and attendees can pay as they go.
Classes are taught by qualified college, high school and recreation coaches and players, including local Mike Graceffo. Athletes will learn and practice the fundamentals of passing, shooting, dribbling, ball-handling, rebounding, footwork, conditioning and defense. Players will also take part in scrimmages and be exposed to game situations.
For more information, call the Powerhouse Sports Complex at (818) 565-5533.
Report your youth sports results
The leader is looking to publish youth results and scores.
To get in youth sports results, whether its soccer, football, baseball, basketball, etc., please drop off or e-mail results The Leader encourages any and all teams to turn in their results weekly.
Along with varsity high school scores, the paper is also looking to publish freshman, sophomore-freshmen, and junior varsity results.
E-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (818) 637-3245. The mailing address is: 221 N. Brand Bl., second floor, Glendale, CA 91203.
Looking for athletes beyond high school
In order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible, the Leader sports department is constantly trying to keep tabs on area athletes beyond high school.
If you know of any area athletes playing at the collegiate or professional level, please let us know.
Contact Leader Sports Editor Jeff Tully at email@example.com or at (818) 637-3245. Information can be faxed at (818) 241-1975.