November Update

Hope everyone is doing well and the kids enjoyed their Halloween zoom parties. Without trick-or-treating, now I don’t have to feel guilty about throwing out the unwanted tootsie rolls.  That’s the good news.

The bad news is that local COVID numbers are on the rise again.  As such, our basketball season is on hold. We will continue to keep registration open so we can gauge interest and be able to quickly re-start when we get the green light from Seattle Parks and Recreation (https://www.sascsports.org/registration).  Last we knew, we needed to be in Phase 3 or 4 for SPAR to consider holding a season.

It is crazy to think that under pre-covid circumstances we would have already kicked off our season.  We miss everyone.  While in this holding pattern, we want to encourage our players to remain active and engaged in basketball.

While SASC in-person basketball is on hold, there are other organizations around the community that are having practices.  Other basketball programs with current open registrations include the following.  This is not an exhaustive list.
Boys & Girls Club https://positiveplace.org/athletics/recreational/
Skyhawks https://www.skyhawks.com/kids-sports/basketball/washington/seattle/98103/.
I9 sports https://www.i9sports.com/find-a-program/98144
Watts https://wattsbasketball.com/find-a-program/skills

Whether it’s practicing at home or with another group, do what you feel is right for your family.   Just keep on ballin’.

SASC Registration is OPEN

From SASC Member communication sent 8/31/2020

SASC Families,

SASC registration for current members will open tomorrow, September 1st.  NO payment will be due at this time. Your registration will help gauge membership interest in this environment and help us plan for next steps.  If registration numbers look strong, we will open registration up for new members on October 1st.  Please note that the 2020-2021 season is a special program.  2019-2020 players will retain “returning player” status for the 2021-2022 season.

Here’s the link to register. http://sascsports.org/registration/

Your health and safety is a priority.  If SASC is able to hold a season, we will be following the lead of other organizations who have already started this journey and will also take into account all recommendations from the CDC, Washington State’s Phased Approach, King County and local government.  Our COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures will reflect the changing times and as of today will include

• Temperature check of all players and coaches before practice, anybody with a fever is not allowed to enter the facility
• Apply hand sanitizer (before and after practice)
• Sanitize of all equipment including basketballs before and after practice
• One basketball per player, no sharing of basketballs
• Masks (player provided)
• Players and coaches only in the gym, no parents

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPAR) has not made a decision about fall and winter sports.  If SPAR decides not to offer basketball, we will not compete this season.  If basketball is a go, we will switch our homebase from Delridge and play and practice out of Rainier Community Center due to the West Seattle bridge closure.

SASC is doing everything possible for players, families and coaches to feel safe to play basketball.  Things continue to evolve and we will keep you updated as we wait for additional guidance from SPAR.  Until then, please register if your intention is to play this upcoming season.

SASC Update

Member communication email sent 8/12/2020.

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  With school approaching, we know there is a lot of new information to take in and a lot of tough decisions for parents to make.  SASC may be on your radar and we wanted to keep you posted.

As you may be aware, SASC is reliant on Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPAR) for practice time and league play.  As of today, no decisions have been made by SPAR for fall and winter sports.  If the community centers continue to remain closed for activities then we unfortunately will NOT be able to compete this season.

Your health and safety is a priority.  If SASC is able to hold a season, we will be following the lead of other organizations who have already started this journey and will also take into account all recommendations from the CDC, Washington State’s Phased Approach, King County and local government.  Our COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures will reflect the changing times and as of now will include

  • temperature check of all players and coaches before practice, anybody with a fever is not allowed to enter the facility
  • apply hand sanitizer (before and after practice)
  • sanitizing of all equipment including basketballs before and after practice
  • one basketball per player, no sharing of basketballs
  • masks (player provided)
  • players and coaches only in the gym, no parents

Please note that due to the West Seattle bridge closure, we are working with SPAR to switch our home base away from Delridge.  If there is a season, there is a possibility we may play and practice out of Rainier Community Center.

We will be opening registration for the upcoming season to returning members on September 1st.  Registering will reserve your spot on the team and NO payment will be due.  Open registration for new members will begin on Oct 1st.  Your registration will help gauge membership interest in this environment and help us plan for next steps.

SASC is doing everything possible for players, families and coaches to feel safe to play basketball.  Things continue to evolve and we will keep you updated as we wait for additional guidance from SPAR.

SASC Awards and Updates

We hope everyone is safe and doing well.  We have several 
announcements so please take a moment to review the information below.

First of all, we’d like to give a HUGE shout out to our graduating 
SASC seniors.  Nicholas Hamakami, Kiegan Kitashima, Jason Moore, 
Justin Sakamoto, Christopher Wu, and Jonathan Yee all started out in 
our clinic program.  Jackson Hathaway, Ryan McLendon, Jacob Parmer, 
Raphael Runez, Ren Schneider, and Christopher Kim have joined along 
the way. Randy Wo-Eng has coached this team since they were in 5th 
grade! Congrats to them all!

We would also like to announce our 2019-2020 award winners.   
CONGRATULATIONS to the following players.

Defensive Players of the Year
Micah Lind (10B Turner)
Eli Hooker (10B Wright)
Owen Tam (10B Shimomura)
Henry Loya (12B Saunders)
NaTasha McCarthy (12G Huie)
Kaleb Gray (13B Sianson)
Lydia Trinh (14G Ikeda)
Kai Yamamoto (16B Kato)
Emily Choi (16G Chinn)
Ryan McLendon (17B Wo-Eng)

Coaches Award
Miggy Lorette (10B Turner)
Amos Hunter (10B Wright)
Jacob Yee-Naviet (10B Shimomura)
Christopher Smith-Saunders (12B Saunders)
Kyara Dollente-Luzenski (12G Huie)
Cody Sianson (13B Sianson)
Makena Chin (14G Ikeda)
Parker Beck (16B Kato)
Allison Shibata (16G Chinn)
Nicholas Hamakami, Jason Moore, Kiegan Kitashima, and Jonathan Yee 
(17B Wo-Eng)

*Award winners may contact their coaches for trophy distribution details.

Yuen Lui Studios is starting to slowly open and once we are able to 
pick up the team pictures, we will be sending them to you.  If you 
have recently moved or would like to receive them at a different 
address, please email Leslie at ikeda.leslie@gmail.com.

A big THANKS to those who completed our survey.  If you haven’t done 
so yet, you still have time!  We have a new SASC Board and we would 
greatly appreciate your feedback.  We will be keeping it live till 
July 1st. Please click below to begin. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSL5P_5LoVq4f76-L1gllGjW_5sjhP7Sl5SlvInEXel8bx0A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Lastly, our registration usually begins on August 1st.  We will 
continue to keep you updated regarding next season.

Stay safe and well,
SASC Operations Committee
exec-ops@sascsports.org

SASC gym bags are available!

SASC gym bags are available for purchase! These blue and white custom bags are great for holding your player shoes, jersey and sweats.

Gym Bag Ordering:
Order your SASC gym bag online through the online SASC Gym Bag Order Form no later than Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. If you are ordering for more than one player, please submit a new order form.

Cost:
$44.59 (tax included), which includes the player’s name on the side of the bag and shoulder strap.

Payment Process:
Payment for gym bag orders are due at Picture Night January 28th, 2020 and will be collected in the Social Hall of Blaine Methodist Church at the Team Picture Ordering table. Payment will be accepted by cash or check ONLY. Checks should be made out to Seattle Asian Sports Club. If you are unable to attend Picture Night to provide payment, please contact exec-ops@sascsports.org

As bags are custom ordered you will be contacted when your bag is available. Once ordered, it will take about 2 weeks to have the bags made.

SASC PICTURE NIGHT – 1/28/2020 (updated 1/21/2020)

Picture Night 2020 will be on Tuesday January 28th, 2020 in the Social Hall at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church (3001 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). Picture Night schedule is below (pdf is two pages).

Instructions for families:

  • Please have your player at the Social Hall of Blaine Methodist Church ten (10) minutes ahead of their team’s scheduled photo shoot. Late arrivals throw off the entire schedule. If team members are late, there is no guarantee that team pictures will be retaken.
  • If your player cannot be at the photo shoot, please let your coach know in advance.
  • To pre-order a team picture, please complete the online SASC Team Picture Order Form no later than Tuesday January 28th. Payment for picture orders are due at Picture Night and will be collected in the Social Hall of Blaine Methodist Church at the Team Picture Ordering table. Payment will be accepted by cash or check ONLY. Checks should be made out to Seattle Asian Sports Club.

Instructions for Coaches:  

  • Coordinate with your Team Coordinator to make sure each of your team members receive a copy of this schedule.
  • Team pictures will be taken with year’s ‘new’ white long-sleeve t-shirts in lieu of SASC uniforms! We are working on distributing t-shirts to teams. If your team has not received one by Picture Night, they will be available on site.
  • Please have your team lined up, dressed in SASC uniforms, and ready for their photo shoot five (5) minutes before your scheduled time. Line players up from tallest to shortest.

SASC Picture Ordering

Team pictures will be taken by Yuen Lui Studio and are available for purchase

Picture Ordering:
Pre order your SASC Team pictures(s) online through the SASC Team Picture Order Form no later than Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. If you are ordering for more than one player, please submit a new order form.

Cost:
$10 per 5×7 Team Photo

Payment Process:
Payment for picture orders are due at Picture Night January 28th, 2020. and will be collected in the Social Hall of Blaine Methodist Church at the Team Picture Ordering table. Payment will be accepted by cash or check ONLY. Checks should be made out to Seattle Asian Sports Club.

Team pictures will be distributed through each player’s SASC coach.

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Vancouver Jamboree – 2/15/2020 – 2/16/2020

SASC has an ongoing relationship with Strathcona Community Centre in Vancouver, B.C. All SASC teams travel to Vancouver for a two-day basketball jamboree. This year’s jamboree will occur on President’s Day weekend, February 15-16th, 2020. Games are played on Saturday and Sunday. Each SASC team will play at least one game each day. 
SASC has organized a group rate at the River Rock Casino (http://www.riverrock.com/) in Richmond this year.  Rates listed below are in Canadian dollars. Rooms subject to $10 resort fee, 11% hotel tax,  5% GST and 1% Destination Marketing Fee. The group rate is valid from Feb 14-17th 2020. 
Rates

  • Standard hotel room with 2 queen beds: $184
  • 1 Bedroom Suite (Resort): $224 
  • 1 Bedroom Suite (Marina): $244
  • 2 Bedroom Suite: $354

Complimentary

  • Swimming pool, water slide, fitness center
  • Self-parking
  • In room internet access
  • In room coffee and tea
  • Local and 1-800 calls

To reserve your rooms, call River Rock at 1-866-748-3718. Please let them know that you are booking under the Seattle Asian Sports Club block. Reservations must be held with an individual credit card.  If members cancel within 24 hours of date of arrival, they will be charged for one night stay.  These rates will be available through January 14, 2020. After this date, rooms will be released and River Rock is not obligated to honor these rates.  


***All players going to Vancouver must fill out a permission form. Please fill out the permission form and return to your coach. Permission forms are due to coaches by February 1st.***