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The heart and core of our organization is to equip athletes to reach their fullest potential as an athlete and to encourage and cultivate character development both on and off the court or field. Our coaching staff seeks to develop character qualities such as respect, responsibility, integrity, teamwork, and perseverance in each one of our athletes.  Read More

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Registration now open for DG Warriors 2017 Summer Skills Development Program

Register now for the DG Warriors 2017 Summer Skills Development Program. The program, for boys grades 3-9 and girls grades 4-9, runs Mondays and Thursdays from 6/5 through 7/13 at Reminderville Athletic Club.

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LYUBA RECIPIENT OF ARCHIE GRIFFIN AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP & ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE @ HILLSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

LYUBA RECIPIENT OF ARCHIE GRIFFIN AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP & ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE @ HILLSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
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BROOKE EARNS MENTOR MEMORIAL MOST ATHLETIC Award!

BROOKE EARNS MENTOR MEMORIAL MOST ATHLETIC Award!
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9th Clara, Lyndsey, Brooke, Carolyn at Pittsburgh tournament

9th Clara, Lyndsey, Brooke, Carolyn at Pittsburgh tournament
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JON WHITE - SON OF DG DIRECTOR RANDY WHITE - JOINS THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS!

The Cleveland Caveliers announce they are excited to welcome Jon White to the Cavs family as the youth basketball coordinator.

Jon WhiteJon is a Cleveland, OH native who was an All-Conference student-athlete for St. Peter Chanel, and led his team to a Division III District Championship and Regional Final.

He attended the University of Charleston (WV) where he was a three-time team captain, 1000+ career point scorer, and tops in career games played and rebounds.

In addition to a stellar career, he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration & Leadership. He played professional and semi-professional basketball internationally and in the states and has been one the Cavs' key core Cavaliers Academy coaches for our camps and clinics.

Jon's basketball knowledge, passion for teaching the game, and background prepare him well for this position.

 

 

WARRIORS WEST 3RD RUNNER-UP IN MASSILLON SHOOTOUT!

WARRIORS WEST 3RD RUNNER-UP IN MASSILLON SHOOTOUT! (L to R) John Schade, Josh Cribbs, Tom Muntean
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DAVID AND BOB @ OHIO UNiversity GRADUATION

David will begin his work with DG by washing dishes...a lot of them.

Congratulations son!

Dad

DAVID AND BOB @ OHIO U. GRADUATION
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WARRIORS 7TH 5-0 WINNING ALL AMERICAN CAGE CLASSIC!

WARRIORS 7TH 5-0 WINNING ALL AMERICAN CAGE CLASSIC!
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NORTHCOAST CHAMPIONSHIPS MVP RILEY WITH COACH RANDY, HOPE, and CHARLES

NORTHCOAST CHAMPIONSHIPS MVP RILEY MONTAGNER WITH COACH CHARLES

MENTOR RISING SENIOR & WARRIORS 9TH COACHING INTERN KARLIE CAMPEAU

Thank you Karlie for a great job as Coach Kelsey's assistant this season!

Karlie Campeau

WARRIORS 4TH RUNNERS-UP IN GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIPS!

WARRIORS 4TH RUNNERS-UP IN GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIPS!
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WARRIORS ELITE 7th WINS NORTHCOAST CHAMPIONSHIP!
GOES 6-0 in 20 TEAM TOURNAMENT

WARRIORS ELITE 7th WINS NORTHCOAST CHAMPIONSHIP!
               GOES 6-0 in 20 TEAM TOURNAMENT
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Mater Dai Knights (Besties), one from each 7th grade team.
Going out for pizza after Saturday's games.

7th Mater Dai Nights
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WARRIORS VARSITY RUNNERS-UP IN WEST SIDE CLASSIC!

WARRIORS VARSITY RUNNERS-UP IN WEST SIDE CLASSIC!
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IN MEMORY OF WILL BUZDON

THE DG WARRIORS FAMILY OFFERS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BUZDON FAMILY ON THE SUDDEN LOSS OF DAD AND HUSBAND WILL BUZDON WHO DIED UNEXPECTEDLY SATURDAY (3/12) MORNING

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WARRIORS 7th @ CHEESCAKE FACTORY AFTER 2nd PRACTICE AS NEW TEAM

Without parents sitting with them they ran up the bill! (missing MORGAN)


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Veronika Humeniuk, Andrews Osborne Academy 6'0 sophomore from the Ukrainian National Basketball team scores 32 against Gilmour Academy!

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Coach Bob, Veronika Humeniuk, James Valle
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HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 8 YEARS!

I want to thank the Warriors men and women of character who coach and mentor the Warriors players and the families who allow us to do so. I especially want to thank our Directors: Randy White, Derick Polk, Charles Smith and Princess Freeman who who took a leap of faith in 2009 and launched DG, and Deb Wordell, Ken Uveges, Mike Pissini, Dawn Stepic & JC Mizener who subsequently joined the Warriors family.

Coach Bob

WARRIORS FOUNDING TEAM CELEBRATES WINNING
SOLON CAGE CLASSIC!
Every player offered an opportunity to play college basketball!

Warriors Found Team Celebrating Winning Solon Cage Classic
Missing Darrly Richards (Click for full image)

Darryl & David
DARRYL & Teammate DAVID (Click for full image)

Warriors Aiden (Hudson #21) & Terrell (Twinsburg #35) battle for a rebound


Warriors Aiden (Hudson #21) & Terrell (Twinsburg #35) battle for a rebound
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WARRIORS ELENA & BROOKE LEAD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN @ CHAGRIN FALLS PARK 3 on 3 TOURNAMENT!

WARRIORS ELENA & BROOKE LEAD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN @ CHAGRIN FALLS PARK 3 on 3 TOURNAMENT!
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DG Warriors Character Traits of a High Level Athlete

Character Trait 10GREAT PLAYERS KEEP "IT" UNDER CONTROL & CONTROL THE GAME!

CONTROL is a VERB to direct the actions or behavior of a person to do what you want.

CONTROL is a NOUN
If under control, things are happening in the way that you want them to.
If out of control, inability to stop the undesired behavior

“I am a superstar in my role.” Tristan Thompson after winning the 2016 NBA Championship

Basketball teams have from 10-15 players which means less than 10% are their team’s leading scorer. If you are one of the other more than 90%, what are you doing to help your team?

Know Your Role & be Humble

CONTROL your attitude and be humble by "working" your role. If you are a shooter, be a shooter. If you are a distributor, be a distributor. Your role may be to rebound, keep the opposing team’s best player UNDER CONTROL, or set the best screens on the team to get the scorer open.

Take Care of the Ball

If you constantly cost your team possessions with bad passes or bad shots, then you are NOT IN CONTROL. During the 2015-16 NCAA men’s basketball regular season, 17 out of the bottom 20 teams in TO% had losing records, 16 out of the top 20 teams in TO% had a winning record. Therefore, if you are looking to stay on the court, CONTROL THE BALL!

Produce in Games

Only you CONTROL your production in games and in LIFE. It doesn't matter your reputation, who your parents are, or what you think you're owed. If you don't produce don't be surprised if you don't play. If you are a shooter you must hit shots, a distributor must have a good assist to turnover ratio, a rebounder must rebound at a higher rate than your teammates.

Be Efficient & Control Your Reality

How many coaches have heard this line before, “coach I scored twenty-five points tonight." But, how many shots did it take to score twenty-five points?” If it takes thirteen three point attempts to hit four, ten layup opportunities to make four, and ten free throw attempts to make five, your reality of your production is OUT OF CONTROL. These types of players will kill a team's culture.

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WARRIORS 16s @ Kentucky Exposure Tournament!

WARRIORS 16s @ Kentucky Exposure Tournament
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WARRIORS 16s AMERICAN @ REGIONALS!

WARRIORS 16s AMERICAN @ REGIONALS!
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13S GOLD GAME WINNING POINT @ REGIONALS!

WARRIORS 15 A TEAM @ OVR CHAMPIONSHIPS

WARRIORS 15 A TEAM @ OVR CHAMPIONSHIPS
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WARRIORS 5th WINS BEAST of the EAST!

WARRIORS 5th WINS BEAST of the EAST!
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WARRIORS 8TH!

WARRIORS 8TH!
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13S WIN GOLD @ REGIONALS!

13S WIN GOLD @ REGIONALS!
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CONGRATULATIONS LYNDSEY CAMPEAU!

Athlete of the year & Academic Excellence Award @ Mentor's Ridge Junior High!

CONGRATULATIONS LYNDSEY CAMPEAU!

Warriors 12s @ REGIONALS

Warriors 12s @ REGIONALS
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17s @ REGIONALS in COLUMBUS

17s @ Regionals in Columbus
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WARRIORS 5TH 2ND IN MASSILLON CHALLENGE!

WARRIORS 5TH 2ND IN MASSILLON CHALLENGE!
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WARRIORS FIRST EAST MEETS WEST WORKOUT @ THE N. ROYALTON YMCA!

Players, parents, YMCA @ Warriors leadership celebrate west side DG launch.

WARRIORS FIRST EAST MEETS WEST WORKOUT @ THE N. ROYALTON YMCA!
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WARRIORS 6th LOGAN PLAYS FOR HER SCHOOL!

WARRIORS 6th LOGAN PLAYS FOR HER SCHOOL!

WARRIORS SPONSORED OHIO UNIVERSITY GIRLS CLUB TEAM MAKES NATIONALS!

Story from Ohio U. Basketball Club President, player & former Kenston star Catherine Rachek.

Hi Mr. Fruchter,

We won Regionals!! WOHOO! So, with that, we have qualified for Nationals at Ohio State! At regionals, we beat Dayton in the finals by 5 after losing to them in pool play the day before. There was an all tournament team at Regionals and myself and Solon native Kristen Low were two of the five all-tournament players. The weekend of April 22-24 we are heading to Ohio State for Nationals. There are 28 girls teams and 32 guys teams so it will be massive. They have a 3-point contest and a dunk contest which will be really cool. Teams are coming from all over the country: California, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, and many other states. DG Warriors helped us so much get to Regionals and I want to again just say thank you so much!! Thank you again for DG's support!

Best,

Catherine Rachek

Regionals
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WARRIORS 5TH CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY!

Warriors 5th Celebrate Mother's Day!
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WARRIORS 5TH ALL AMERICAN CAGE CLASSIC CHAMPIONS!

5-0 in 2nd tournament after 3 practices

WARRIORS 5TH ALL AMERICAN CAGE CLASSIC CHAMPIONS!
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DG's DAVID & GOLIATH by Luke & Cecily Sutton

DG's DAVID & GOLIATH
by Luke & Cecily Sutton
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4 WARRIORS TEAMS WIN WEST SIDE CLASSIC!

Warriors Girls 4th Win West Side Classic!

Warriors Girls 4th (Coach White) Win West Side Classic
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Warriors Girls 6th Win West Side Classic!

Warriors Girls 6th (Coach White) Win West Side Classic
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Warriors Boys 4th Win West Side Classic!

Warriors Boys 4th (Coach Harrison) Win West Side Classic
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Warriors Boys 6th Win West Side Classic!

BOYS 4TH TAKE 2ND IN BATTLE OF THE BOARDS!


Warriors Girls 8th 2nd in West Side Classic

Warriors Girls 8th 2nd in West Side Classic
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WARRIORS 14s Volleyball WIN SILVER at SPIRE!

BOYS 4TH TAKE 2ND IN BATTLE OF THE BOARDS!
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COACH SMITH'S 7TH HEAR THEY'LL RUN ALL PRACTICE!

COACH SMITH'S 7TH HEAR THEY'LL RUN ALL PRACTICE

BOYS 4th 2nd in SOLON CAGE CLASSIC & BATTLE of the BOARDS!

BOYS 4TH TAKE 2ND IN BATTLE OF THE BOARDS!
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WARRIORS 6TH Girls 5-0 WINNING GRIZZLY GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP!

WARRIORS 6TH 5-0 WINNING GRIZZLY GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP!
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WARRIORS 10TH Girls at LOUISVILLE TOURNAMENT!

WARRIORS 10TH at LOUISVILLE TOURNAMENT
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WARRIORS 10TH at LOUISVILLE TOURNAMENT! - Go Kart Racing!
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WARRIORS 8TH Girls 2ND IN GRIZZLY GAMES!

WARRIORS 8TH 2ND IN GRIZZLY GAMES!
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WARRIORS 6TH GIRLS WIN SILVER CHAMPIONSHIP!
lose first pool game in OT then win 4 in a row!

WARRIORS 4TH Boys COACHED by BRYANT CURRY WIN GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

5-0 in 17-team 4th grade division

WARRIORS 4TH COACHED by BRYANT CURRY WIN GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
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WARRIORS 15s WIN SILVER in AMERICAN CHALLENGE 16 TEAM TOURNAMENT!

WARRIORS 15s WIN SILVER in AMERICAN CHALLENGE 16 TEAM TOURNAMENT!
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WARRIORS 4TH RUNNERS-UP IN MIDWEST HOOPFEST!
after 2 practices win 4 in a row to make the championship game

WARRIORS 4TH RUNNERS-UP IN MIDWEST HOOPFEST!
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WARRIORS 15s SKY FOR A BLOCK!

WARRIORS 15s SKY FOR A BLOCK!
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And Celebrate a Win!

WARRIORS 15s Celebrate A Win!
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WARRIORS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP EVENT

DG Kids
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ALZHEIMER'S EXPERT WRITES ARTICLE ON LEARNING NEW SKILLS!

Jean MakeshWritten by Jean Makesh (right), father of two Warriors players. Jean is the Founder of THE LANTERN of MADISON and is building two new Alzheimers teaching & care facilities in Bainbridge & Saybrook.

SEVEN BUILDING BLOCKS AND MOTOR IMAGERY

To initiate and continue to learn, a child must have seven essential building blocks. The seven essential building blocks are gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual skills, language skills, listening skills, reasoning skills and social-emotional skills.

In order for a child to learn the basic and advanced skills of basketball, it is extremely vital that all the seven building blocks are developed and strengthened throughout the course of training. If any of the seven essential building blocks are compromised, it would hinder learning of a new skill or may even obstruct the desire to repeat and practice. Strengthening the seven essential building blocks is a lifelong necessity.

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(Editor Note: I have spent hours interviewing Jean and visiting his Madison facility to write his professional and personal life story. I highly recommend anyone with a family member or friend with dementia/Alzheimer's to connect with Jean. His teaching and care are cutting edge. -- Bob)