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Metro Youth Basketball

Winter 2020-21 Update

Southridge Basketball Camp is back

June 28th-July 1st 9am-2:30pm

At Southridge High School

Hoop Camp Registration 

Vesel's Back as Varsity Coach


Coach Vesel's Message


It is great to be back! My sabbatical allowed me to recharge batteries, both physically & emotionally. It was my 1st year away from being a varsity head coach in 18 years. Many people do not realize the time commitment & energy it takes to run a successful high school and youth program. My family understands the impact. It is a constant juggling act to meet the needs of your family and your team. Having a season away allowed time to reflect on this and develop strategies to find a better balance. The choice to take a year off was one of the most difficult decisions I have made. It was extremely emotional for me to step away from a program I had spent 13 years building. It was disappointing and difficult to see Hawk basketball struggle in my absence. I cannot change last seasons results. I will use it as motivation moving forward. My top priority is to make sure ALL of my players ENJOY THE JOURNEY. The Non-Negotiables of our program will help guide my staff as we start a new chapter for HAWK basketball. It is my honor to welcome Steve Naylor as our JV coach, Denny Groenig as our Frosh coach, & Kyle Chamberlain as our JV2 coach. I will be filling out the rest of the staff over the next few months. I will send out updates via Twitter & on this website ( I look forward to this challenge. There is nothing better than maximizing a team and having your players play for each other. I cannot wait to get back in the gym!

Best Swishes,

Coach Vesel



1. RESPECT for coaches, teammates, and faculty

*Be on time-practice and classes *Praise/encourage teammates *Listen with eye contact and ears *Please & thank you's *Be coachable by accepting and responding to coaches or teammates words

2. Be COURAGEOUS in your pursuit of excellence

*Courage to try and fail*Courage to always give your best effort *Discipline to do your job*Courage to buy-in and accept your role *Courage to lose together as a team

3. COMMITMENT to player development

*Take advantage of opportunities to get better *Realistic player self-evaluation*Goal setting*Coaches evaluations *Coaches will have the gym open for players more than any other Metro school

4. BUILD young man for life

*Develop personal values*Accountability- hold players accountable "what you accept, you should expect" *Develop character & integrity*Academic success- be your best in the classroom*Learn how to prioritize

5. ENJOY the journey

*Passion for what you do*Enthusiasm & positive attitude everyday *Love your teammates

School Power Rankings 2019-20

The end of the season 5th-8th Grade Power Rankings are updated.  See where Southridge and other schools rank at each grade level.


Southridge Youth 2019-20




  • The 5th-8th grade youth season is from October 2019 thru February/March 2020. 
  • Games are played during week-end tournaments with the possibility of  week-day games.
  • Practice between two and four week-days per week. 
  • Typical practice times will be between 5-9:30pm (90 minutes)    
  • If your son makes our competitive team we expect him to honor this commitment
  • by attending all practices, games and team functions.  
  • Teams consist of 9-11 players per grade.
  • Head Coach Requirements- HSD background screening. 
  • NFHS certifications in Fundamentals of Coaching, Concussions in Sports, Heat Illness Prevention and CPR certified.
  • Players are not guaranteed playing time but coaches are encouraged to play each participate.
  • What if my child does not make the team? Southridge youth basketball partners with Portland Energy
  • E-mail Youth Coordinator, Nejuan Thompson at  



Need a place to play

Looking to play competitive basketball but didn't make a time.
The Beaverton Hoop has try-outs December 2nd & 4th

Looking for a place to start playing ?  THPRD is a great place to start.


Skill Workouts

Stuck at home with little to do? check out our skill workouts you can do during the quarantine.  These are get drills to refine your skill set while you are at home.  If you are looking for some 1 on 1 training over video conferencing, you can email for a free consultation. 

Become an Official

1. Make new friends
Refereeing is a great way of meeting new people interested in Basketball. You will meet great people that will last for years.

 2. Keeping fit and active
Refereeing is a great way to keep fit and active. It doesn't matter how fit you are now, we have some of the best trainers who bring the best out of our members.

3. Build your confidence
 Refereeing will provide the confidence you will use in life.

4. Learn more about the game
Have you sat at home watching basketball and wonder why decisions are made? As a referee, you will learn the rules and get a better understanding of what officials are looking for.

5. Doing something for the community
As a referee, you are helping the future of Basketball, and the future of our kids.

6. Be a part of the game
You don't need to have kids or play to be a part of the game. Refereeing puts you in the middle of the Action and makes you the most important person on the Court.

7. Anyone can be a referee
It doesn't matter how fit you are, how old you are or whether you're male or female, refereeing is open to anyone over 16 who has a good attitude and patient demeanor.

8. Earn a little extra money
every game you referee will be paid and payments are made Weekly.   referees in youth basketball can make up to $50,000 per year.

If you are interested please contact Ne'Juan Thompson 971-226-9005


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