Team Registration for 2018-19 Season Coming this Fall!
9th Annual Winter Roundball Tournament
"Save the Dates"
January 5th & 6th, 2019
Tryout Registration for 2018-19 Season Closed, Opens August 2018
July 12, 2018
You may have received and/or seen some communications from York Boys Head Coach Vince Doran regarding a new feeder program coming this fall. In his communications, he is falsely representing a meeting that occurred with Airborne leadership Monday July 9th.
Coach Doran called a meeting with the Airborne Board of Directors to discuss future collaboration. In attendance from Elmhurst Airborne was Dave Smykowski, President, Bill Baldridge Airborne Board Member and HIT Basketball Trainer, Board Members Greg Schwartz and Jasper Simkowski. From York Boys Basketball Program; Vince Doran, JJ Pearl and Rob Wostratzky.
At the top of the meeting Coach Duran did not share an agenda or mention of a new Feeder Program. He was interested in taking over the skills training for Airborne and requested that we replace Hoops Intensity Training (HIT) with “his volunteers”. When we explained that we are satisfied with our current training and had no plans to replace HIT Basketball Training the York Basketball staff proceeded to leave and the meeting was over.
On Tuesday July 10th, the District 205 Gym Selection Meeting for Group D (Elmhurst Non-Profit Organizations), Greg Ktistou from Breakaway Basketball was in attendance representing York Dukes at the request of Coach Doran. When Greg Ktistou was questioned about the program’s Not-Profit Status, Mr. Ktistou said that they were a new program formed this week and had not filed their certification paperwork at this time. To our surprise, the district representatives at the meeting allowed them to participate in the gym selection proceedings.
For over 20 years the Elmhurst Airborne Board of Directors and Coaching staff have been fully invested in our community, and children through the game of Basketball. We will continue to serve as a volunteer organization that has a love for the game and is not looking to profit off of our community.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your coach, board members or myself.
We also encourage you to support Elmhurst Airborne by reaching out to the School District and York High School to let them know that we Support Elmhurst Airborne.
President of Elmhurst Airborne Basketball