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It’s Go Time! Edge Workout Week of 8-14

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 High School Skills

Tuesday at 4
Thursday at 4
Friday at 4
 
                                                                            Regular Group
 
Monday at 3:45
Tuesday at 5
Wednesday at 4
Thursday at 5
Friday at 5
 
Note the High School days and times this week as well as the REGULAR group. It’s a little DIFFERENT.

EDGE COMPETITIVE TEAM TRYOUTS

 If you are interested in joining the competitive Edge club teams for 2017-2018 I am looking at kids during group this week.

I am looking to find GIRLS going into 5th and 6th grade and BOYS going into 7th grade. Athletic, skilled players should consider the Edge club. You will get the BEST training you can imagine: group, shooting, private instruction, camps and first-rate coaching. We are a year-round club that will play roughly 100 games in a calendar year against other top teams.
I have sent over ninety kids on to play college basketball in the last fourteen years. I began my 15th year as a skills trainer last week. My program has produced thousands of high school players with dozens of All-State and All-Conference kids. You can’t find a better place than the Edge to get you ready for high school basketball and the time starts NOW
Don’t try out if you aren’t serious about basketball and about getting better. Contact me beforehand to let me know you are coming.
 

GROUP TRAINING

Check out this pic of a recent group. You know who’s committed to the game: kids who play all summer. We’ve had a plethora. For those not up on your Webster’s, that means tonnage. And, if I can slip in a some punnage: everyone’s getting a TON better.

Don’t be a spoilsport, a killjoy or a buzzkill. Tell your friends, neighbors and countrymen about the Edge program. It will tickle their innards!

HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS TRAINING

It is less than three months until high school tryouts. Are you doing everything in your power to prepare? You’re ASSUREDLY NOT if you aren’t attending my thrice weekly skill sessions.
You don’t go to a gunfight with a knife and you don’t go to a basketball tryout bereft of skills(get that Webster’s out again).
Check out these hardy souls.

PGU–POINT GUARD UNIVERSITY

Here is my latest group of Greatly Improved Point Guards!

I’ll kick off another PGU on August 21st for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. 
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

TAYLOR LONGO SIGHTING

One of my all-time favorite Edge kids wandered into Collegiate the other day. The fabulous, talented, dare I say, handsome Taylor Longo.

I love Taylor Longo! Nobody was as passionate about the game and played it with as much brio as TL. Heck, I named a move after him: the Taylor Longo dribble. Little does he know his name is invoked on a daily basis at Edge. That’s a legacy, sports fans! 
Taylor graduated on up from college in May and tried out for a team to play in China. He had a sterling college career up in Montana, making 2nd team all-conference in his NAIA league.
Taylor was a mere sprite when he first came to CA in 8th grade. He was about two foot tall but he had SKILLZ. Well, he grew up to be 6’2″ with muscles of steel and major hops.
TL has promised to come to high school skills to show the whipper-snappers what’s what.
Here is the boy.

 

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Everyone could use a Handyman  right?  Well, I’ve got just the solution for you for those projects that you’ve been putting off all year.  Now it’s time to start the New Year off with some things checked off of your to-do list. My stepson John Huber, Cheyenne’s Dad is just launching his Handyman business—FIXED.  I mean truthfully, he has been doing this for 10 years, but has finally made the leap to actually brand and market his incredible services.  John can tackle any project no matter how big or small and provides professionalism, customer service and state of the art work. Here is a list of some of the work he does:
  • Demolition
  • Framing
  • General Carpentry
  • Lighting
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Window Covering Installation
  • Floor Covering Installation
  • Landscaping-including pond creation & repair
  • Tree and stump removal
Just to mention a few….
Here is a link to his facebook page.
 I have his business cards with me, so hit me up at Group, or contact me directly and I’ll put you in touch with John.  He is currently doing a complete remodel of a rental property and it is amazing. My house would be in shambles without John.
Here is a picture of the pond he built.
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I just dropped my first novel PEOPLES CHOICE which you can find on Amazon. It is a comic mystery set in the fictional town of Peoples Arizona. PC has a baffling whodunit; big, laugh out loud laughs, barmy, eccentric characters and an intrepid, albeit reluctant and somewhat out of his depth hero, Jud Barber, a callow highway patrolman whose life gets real complicated in his sleepy burg.
 
Warning: it is not for kids. It contains adult themes and colorful language.
 
If you are a reader who enjoys a compelling, breathless yarn or just wants to get some insight into what makes Mike tick (good luck with that), treat yourself to a copy of PEOPLES CHOICE and you will not regret it. 
 
If you think Mike (I’ve found myself referring to myself in the third person lately–I don’t consider myself a big deal–not yet anyway) is pretty funny in his newsletters and demonstrates playful, side-splitting banter in the gym, you are in for a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL of wit and keen insight in Mike’s debut novel (FULL DISCLOSURE I have penned twenty-five screenplays–I am hardly a neophyte). Mike can turn a peerless phrase at the drop of a hat not that I’ve dropped any lately, hats not phrases. The phrases flow like the Amazon River.
 
Enough badinage: hark to Amazon (the wholesaler not the river) and one click will change your outlook on life. Mike needs your affirmation to say nothing of your $4.99.
 

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