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A Word from ABA President, AJ Vanden Hoogen

Hello, and welcome to the Ashwaubenon Basketball Association!

We are a community-based organization that strives to provide a quality basketball program for the male student-athletes who reside in or attend schools in the Village of Ashwaubenon. Our goal is to offer this unified, consistent youth basketball program for all interested each and every year. Our organization consists of a board of directors, parent coaches and coordinators and countless volunteers. It is with the efforts of so many that we are able to provide these experiences for our student-athletes.  

Our program teaches participants the value of a proper attitude, good sportsmanship, and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials while improving both their individual and team basketball skills. We take great pride in developing student-athletes, and expect our players to be leaders in their schools and the greater Ashwaubenon Community. As these boys develop their skills, we are confident that we will graduate not only accomplished athletes but also great community members as well.

Our players are given the opportunity to learn the game of basketball through various camps, practices and games throughout the season. We offer two separate offerings for our players based on age. Our K-2 players are invited to participate in structured basketball camps where we stress the importance of basketball fundamentals and the love of the game. These boys focus on having fun and learning the basics of this great game. For grades three through eight, we offer the opportunity to play on a traveling tournament team. These boys will have regularly scheduled practices and games where they compete with other teams from neighboring schools and communities. It is through this journey that we develop our student-athletes and confidently graduate eighth grade classes each year to incoming freshman at the high school for the following season.

Our philosophy started and has remained quite simple: We teach the fundamentals of basketball, make it fun, and keep it fair.  We want to build great basketball players and in that process also build the complete student-athlete in the process.

I want to welcome any new ABA families this season; we are so excited to have you with us.  For the returning families, welcome back! We look forward to picking up where we left off and moving the program forward.

Thank you, GO JAGS!!

AJ Vanden Hoogen

ABA President

A Word from Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Chris Karcz

I hope you are all getting as excited as I am that the Basketball season will be starting very soon.  I want to thank all of our players who have worked hard throughout the off season to make themselves as well as their teammates better. It is a must that we strive to improve each and every day. Players: Please Make sure you give your parents/guardians a big hug and thank them for their support & for them getting you to and from practices/games. Parents: Thank you for all your support throughout the season.  It is greatly appreciated.

A few Reminders:

  • Play Hard all the time > give your Best Effort
  • Be Coachable > be able to take praise as well as corrections
  • Be a Leader on and off the court and in the Community
  • Be great in the Classroom
  • Play with Passion
  • Play for your Teammates
  • Bring POSITIVE energy to Practices and Games
  • Have Fun
  • Play because you Love the game of Basketball

I look forward to watching/working with you all!

Coach Karcz