Trailblazers


Program Info

The True Grit Sports Academy (basketball) Trailblazers are former California State Champions (2011). Currently, there are (5) program teams - (2) varsity/men, (1) varsity/women, and (2) youth/boys. Each team consist of 12 athletes. These competitive travel teams compete locally, regionally, and nationally. Please contact our "Basketball" program directors (per age group) for team details.

Program Directors

Program Directors:

TGSA Assistant Executive Director - Chris Page -  truegritacdemy@gmail.com

TGSA Trailblazers Program Director / Varsity (Head Coach) - Mike Owens - truegritsportsbb1@yahoo.com

TGSA Assistant Program Director / Junior Varsity / Youth - Conny Reed -   TGStrailblazers@gmail.com

TGSA Trailblazers JV / Youth (Head Coach) - Monte' Reed - TGStrailblazers@gmail.com

 

Program History

History:

Founded August 2010, the True Grit Sports Academy’s Boys Basketball Team - “the Trailblazers” began their LEGACY.  Once started, the True Grit Sports - Boys Basketball-“Trailblazers” became a force in the AAU boy’s basketball arena. The team finished the first season as West Cost – California Championship – RUNNERS UP, a second place finish. This was an unexpected result for a new team. Since that start,” the Trailblazers” has continued to perform at the original high standard set by the 2010 – 11 team. This is a standard that all True Grit Sports athletes honor and maintain, throughout their sports careers.

 Our TGSA “Trailblazers” strive to meet the standard that all True Grit Sports athletes honor and maintain, throughout their sports careers. The TGSA “Trailblazers” must maintain a passing GPA in all courses to participate. This is a requirement for all TGSA athletes in any TGSA program. Further. They must honor present (each other) and the respect the past (TGSA Alumni) – (see www.truegrit-sports.com).  

 True Grit Sports can boast a membership that exceeds 120 members. Presently, most of our athletes are attending college and universities all over the United States. Their success is a testimony to the commitment True Grit Sports has to our athletes and the community (see www.truegrit-sports).

 The True Grit Sports Academy will welcome all interested athletes and families to join us and continue the standard set by all True Grit Sports athletes. For more information contact Head Coach/TGSA Basketball Director – Mike Owens or Founder of True Grit Sports Academy Inc, Eric Thompson, at truegritsports@gmail.com or P.O. Box 580653, Elk Grove, Ca 95758. 

TB Invite

True Grit Sports Academy- “Trailblazers” – Basketball Team

 Invitation:

True Grit Sports Academy is inviting you and your athlete to participate in the AAU Basketball season as a member of the True Grit Sports Academy’s “Trailblazers” Basketball teams. The True Grit Sports Academy’s basketball program is presently selecting Blue Chip basketball athletes to participate in the AAU- Basketball league. The True Grit Sports Academy’s coaches and trainers have identified your athlete as a Blue Chip basketball athlete. As a result, your athlete has been selected to join the True Grit Sports family.

The TGSA BB program requires all team members to have the AAU membership. Your Team Participation fees will include your AAU membership registration and AAU Basketball tournaments fees. In addition, the Team Participation fees include the team uniforms, shoulder bag and warm ups.

Once the team has been selected, your cost thereafter will be calculated and determined. The Team Participation fee is due no later the 5th of each month to participate as a Trailblazer. All TGSA programs Team Participation requires a one season minimum commitment.

The AAU registration cost is set by AAU. Each tournament’s cost will vary per tournament. If the TGSA BB-“Trailblazers” qualify for The National AAU – Basketball- Championships in Orlando Florida, your athlete’s participation in this National Championship is at your cost. However, True Grit Sports Academy will seek out sponsors for the team’s travel and lodging. The cost will be determined at a later date.

The True Grit Sports Academy will welcome all interested athletes and families to join us and continue the standard set by all True Grit Sports athletes. For more information contact Head Coach/TGSA Basketball Director or Founder of True Grit Sports Academy Inc, Eric Thompson, at truegritsports@gmail.com or P.O. Box 580653, Elk Grove, Ca 95758.

 



TGSA Trailblazers Alumni