I would like to introduce myself to you as the new President of TABC. I am excited to be leading such an important professional organization, one that I have been a member of for over 20 years. I look forward to collaborating with you to create new opportunities to grow the game, increase membership value, and grow our amazing profession.
I have been volunteering and serving on the TABC as board Secretary, Second Vice President, First Vice President, and now President. During this time, I have had the privilege and opportunity to talk with many members of our board, coaches across this great state, sponsors, and TABC directors. These conversations have increased my enthusiasm for the growth and value of our organization.
As a professional organization we are listening to you, our members. This past September the TABC board, led by past president Mike Carrabine, began discussing new opportunities for our member coaches. Today, I am proud to share success and introduce new positive opportunities for our members as a result of the hard work and dedication of the TABC office, TABC Executive Board, the entire TABC Board, and countless volunteers.
I would like to start by thanking the 1600 clinic attendees, the 17 high school and college speakers, and 25 clinic vendors for making the return to our face-to-face clinic a success. It was great to see everyone back in person and sharing the game of basketball on and off the court. A special thank you to Northside ISD, and the entire Athletic Department team for their tremendous contributions and hospitality. We were blessed with the opportunity to utilize their amazing facilities throughout the entire weekend. Thank you.
In more news, the start of June welcomed back the Camp of Champs, led by Meaghan Hodapp and her team. We had upwards of 315 campers enter the doors of Fieldhouse USA this summer. A huge thank you to the City of Grapevine, The Chamber of Commerce, and Fieldhouse USA for hosting us and making our camp possible this year. Thank you to the TABC camp coaches for the great work in making this year’s camp happen.
Looking forward, the TABC was excited to host the first TABC Boys Showcase this June in Duncanville, Texas. The NCAA provided one professional organization in the state the opportunity to host, so TABC jumped at the chance. With over 300 teams, it showcased the best of the best boys’ basketball players in the State of Texas.
Many of you may be asking, why is there not a girls showcase? The TABC hears you and we are in collaboration with the NCAA and looking forward to using the success of the NCAA sanctioned boys showcase to show the NCAA that TABC runs the best showcases around. Unfortunately, securing NCAA coaches attendance at a girl’s event was not possible this summer. TABC is committed to working with the NCAA regarding viewing periods for girls’ basketball and logistics to host a girls showcase next summer. The NCAA college coaches must be able to see the best of the best in the girl’s game take the court, and our goal will be the summer of 2022!
In closing, the TABC executive office, Board members, and ad hoc committee members have been working very hard to listen to you, our members, and provide new growth and professional development opportunities for all coaches. As a TABC member, your membership is growing…In the coming weeks please look for the following opportunities:
★ Virtual Access to the 2021 May Clinic through CoachTube.com
★ 4 Virtual Mini Clinics (VMC’s) beginning this August through CoachTube.com – free to current members
○ VMC Value = $600.00 for your $35.00 Membership fee
More information will be posted on our website soon and shared through social media. Join TABC today and help grow the game!
We have so many great people, coaches, and opportunities to work with. I want to challenge you to engage positively and collaboratively to grow our association and grow awareness of the value of our work.
Great things never come from comfort zones. Thank you in advance for your support of TABC and for being a part of growing the game!
Angela Spurlock – President, TABC