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Vol. 1: January 26, 2023

We're beyond excited to have kicked off our 2023 Community Sports Leagues basketball season. This winter, 11 teams are competing for the championship! We're welcoming back last season's defending champions, M.S. 46 - Arthur Tappan, as well as four new teams eager to win it all. 


Last Saturday, the season got off to a great start. Players showed they were ready to be on the court with 10 of the 11 teams competing in five action-packed games!


As we gear up for this weekend's games, we encourage you to stay tuned every Thursday morning for our weekly newsletter packed with updates, game highlights, and MVPs.

SCENES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

Coach Rood, of the CSS Lions, talks to his team about protecting the ball while they have a big lead.

Gabriel, of Esperanza Prep, drives past Bryant, one of M.S. 108M's defensive players.

Equality Charter sets up their offensive formation against I.S. 528's defense.

Julio, of I.S. 528, drives to the basket against Equality Charter’s man-to-man defensive formation.

Ben, of HVA East, knocks down a clutch free throw, extending his team’s lead.

Coach Miranda, of M.S. 108M, calls timeout to get his players to increase their defensive efforts.

STANDINGS

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Defense Wins Championships (When It's Done Right)!

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Having a great defense leads to easy offensive opportunities, defensive rebounds, and turnovers. It doesn't matter if you're a pressing team that forces more turnovers or have a pack-line system of defense that forces contested outside shots and defensive rebounds.


Playing great defense will lead to a better offense for your team. Watch this video to learn how you can better your man-to-man defense.

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