Hello players and parents! My name is Ken Strayer, and I will be coaching your Bel Air Boys Basketball (BABB) 11-12 year-old team for this year. I am very excited about the season ahead. We have a great team and are going to have much fun.
We have 9 boys on the team (Kamil, Finn, Ryan, Zach, Tristan, Logan, Jack, Alex, and Caden). The full roster is available on the BABB website. My son, Ryan, will be helping as an Assistant Coach. Ryan is a former High School player and a student at the University of Maryland.
My first priority is that the players grow as athletes, teammates, and persons. I ask the young men to work hard, give their best, keep positive attitudes, and support one another. In the process, we will have a great time!
Our assigned practice time this year is on Friday nights, 7:00 PM at Red Pump Elementary School. Our FIRST PRACTICE will be on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th. We will not have practice on November 29th (Thanksgiving Week), but please expect a “make-up” practice on a different date. We may end up with two practices during some week for the makeup. We only have 4-5 practices before our FIRST GAME on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th. Most all of our games this year will be in the afternoons (2:15 or 3:30) at either McFaul or BAMS.
VOLUNTEERS: I will be asking all parents to consider volunteering during the season. We will need a volunteer for each game to keep score and run the clock. This doesn’t require any experience, and training will be provided on game day. Also, I’m sure the team would really appreciate post-game snacks!
TRAVEL OR SCHOOL TEAMS: If your child is playing on a travel team, school team, or any other team besides BABB, please let me know soonest.
If you need to reach me, email is probably best at
. You can also text or call in the evenings or weekends to 571-314-1288.
Thanks! Let’s have a great season!