Midwest Explosion: 18-3 overall & 2 Team Championships!

Hello All,

We finished the weekend as a program 18-3 with two Championships, not bad for a program that just started! 

We are on the rise as a program, all of our teams performed at a high level at the First Annual Midwest Explosion tournament this past weekend. All five teams experienced success in the win columns and also, all the teams in the tournament now know who we are and what we represent. I think Ohio knows who we are now, “I know you hear us coming!”

Congratulations to our 8th grade team for winning their Second Championship and going undefeated in two tournaments! This team is so fun to watch, every kid is contributing and getting better which matters most. Congrats to our Purple team for winning the Championship as well. Our purple team started off the season slow, but now is hitting on all cylinders. We knew this team was going to be solid, but we wanted them to figure it out on their own.They finished the tournament undefeated as well. The Silver team finished 4-1 and lost to a very good team out of Brooklyn, NY in the Semi-final.

I am starting to see our players compete at a high level in practice and during games. Our kids are buying into what our coaches are teaching. This past weekend I saw all of our teams play except for the junior squad. Coach Williams team is competing and playing hard, I love what Carmen Williams brings to that team. Our young ladies are doing what is asked of them, sometimes they may not see the fruition of their work but we as coaches see it. Keep working girls!

Shouts out to our new rival team ODU out of Brooklyn!! Both the Purple & Silver teams competed against this group of very talented and athletic girls. Both games were exciting to say the least. ODU and our team took snap shots after the Championship game. Pictures to be posted on the site soon. Also very special “Shout out” to all the moms that came out to support their daughters despite it being Mothers Day!

We have to very big tournaments coming up, we have to prepare and work hard this week. There will be teams from across the country coming to Indiana this weekend and Cincinnati next week. Love and own the big stage.There will be colleges in attendance, Division 1 coaches cannot attend.

Message to our girls:

“Mentality is everything, the impossible isn’t achieved in your comfort zone!”

Yours In Hoops,
Coach Toliver