Head Curtis Houlder who relocated to Atlanta from New York City a year ago decided that he wanted to take his Mighty Quiet Storm teams to experience
playing teams from the northeast in New York City.
He scheduled his teams to play in the ZG Super Cup Big APPLE tournament, April 21 -22, 2018.
Both of his reams, the 8th grade 14u and 9th grade 15u teams, fared well in the tournament, both finishing on a positive note of 2-1 in tournament play.
In addition to playing in the tournament, Coach Houlder provided his players to experience the sights and sounds of the Big APPLE.
Report from Head Coach Houlder: The kids went to Dykman park where the legendary Kareem Abdul Jabbar played and lived in Washington Heights area. Also, we went to Rucker park where they played some 5 on 5 with the local kids and held there own. Rucker Park is where legends like Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl The Goat Manigault, Dr. J and all the legends played and conquered. Played in the cold and all. We went with the families to Time Square 42nd street and took multiple pictures. Tournament wise in the 8th and 9th-grade division we went 2-1 in both divisions. I was very proud of these young men they saw, came, earned New York City players, legendary Rucker players respect and took the city by Storm. Also, they got to see where coach grew up and was born and raised.
The teams visited the famous "Rucker" park.
And of course, they visited Times Square, Madison Square Garden and other major tourist attractions in the city.
Kudos to Coach Houlder for providing his teams with a new experience.
They had the opportunity to play teams from the northeast, visit several sites within New York City and played on the courts at the famous Rucker Park.
I am sure they will always remember this experience.
They will have memories that will last a lifetime.
All I can say: Just Go Select!!!