East/West duel at Future Classic
Selected players from every KYL squad will compete for East/West hoops supremacy at the Future Classic February 20 and 27 in Arcadia. The competition level at the Future Classic is always high. Since Kare went to the East/West format in 1989 the East and West have won it eight times apiece and the sides have tied twice. The Classic is a series of games pitting combined teams from the Eastern Conference against combined teams from the West. Players earn a spot on the roster based on their attendance and on court performance through the first part of the season. Do your best right now to make the team. The games start at twilight and continue through the evening. Check below for your divisions game time.
|February 20 ~ Arcadia|
|February 27 ~ Arcadia|
Epic conditions at Mount Kare
Last week’s huge winter storm dumped 36 inches of fresh snow at Mount Kare just in time for Kare Youth League’s winter camping season. Check below for your division’s camp date. Mount Kare is located highway close just north of Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest – across the valley from the Mountain High Ski Resort. It sits on 16 beautiful acres of mountain terrain; features seven heated cabins; has a full-service kitchen connected to a gorgeous dining hall; and has a spacious two-story lodge complete with fireplaces and a game room. A wide range of activities are offered at winter camps including, but not limited to, snow play, inner tubing, sledding, snow boarding and skiing (for jr. high), football, hockey, and indoor games like pool, foose-ball and air hockey. Sign up for camps at either KYL office.
For more information visit our Camp website at:
|Winter Camp Dates|
|Karenas (2nd)||Feb. 20||$24.50|
|Karenas (3rd & 4th)||Feb. 19-21||$64.50|
|Pac-5 & JHG||Feb. 12-15||$84.50|
|A & AA||Feb. 26-28||$79.50|
|AAA & Pac-10||Feb. 5-7||$64.50|
Rebounding is a product not of great athletic ability, but attitude and desire. Make up your mind that you want to rebound, go after every ball, and master box out techniques. The key to rebounding is positioning and concentration on the ball. Anticipate the flight of the ball. Remember that most shots rebound to the opposite side of where they were shot. Box your man out and concentrate on the ball until it is secured in your hands or rebounded by someone else. Always keep your hands up at least shoulder high when getting ready to rebound. This will allow you to be ready for the rebound that comes off the rim quicker than expected. Remember: shot goes up – hands go up! You are now on your way to rebounding prowess.
Prep School Education for Kare Members
Kare Youth League’s schools, Pearl Prep and Rio Hondo Prep, invite all KYL parents to informal on-campus information meetings in February. The information meetings will cover curriculum, student activities, school philosophy, application steps, and finance. Any interested family should call to reserve a seat during normal school hours. For Pearl call (626) 442-7737. For Rio Hondo Prep call (626) 444-9531. Pearl, Kare’s elementary school, provides dynamic primary education for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Pearl information meeting is February 25 at 7:00 at the Pearl campus in El Monte. Child care is provided. Rio Hondo Prep, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, serves grades six through 12. The Rio Hondo meeting is on February 18 at 7:30 at Rio’s campus – the same site as Kare/Arcadia. Child care is provided. You’ll find out that both schools provide a comprehensive educational experience where students don’t just learn…they thrive.