(Bowie, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., and Head Coach of the Take Charge Pride Schlolar-Athletes 14u team is pleased to announce their 2018 Columbia Ravens Championship in Ellicott City , Maryland on June 10. The Take Charge Pride scholar-athletes continued their current streak of victories as they prepare for the Jr. NBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Pennsylvania in two weeks and the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida in July. Winning the Ravens Classic gave the Pride a total of five(5) tournament championships in the 2018 season. " Being competitive and winning AAU games is nice, but I find fulfillment in watching our players graduate middle school this spring with honors and compete on junior varsity summer leagues as incoming freshman. Their respective progression as student-athltes indicates that we have done a good job building their foundation on and off the court." says Coach Mustaf. The Take... [Read More]
(Bowie, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., and Head Coach of the Take Charge Pride Schlolar-Athletes 14u team is pleased to announce that the organization has been selected to compete in the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championships! Take Charge is one of the few teams from the DMV selected for this prestigious global tournament and the Pride will travel to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania from June 22-24 for this incredible opportunity to represent our great Prince George's County for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship! The Pride have duly represented Prince George's County as basketball ambassadors both on and off the court. In addition to maintaining honor roll status, each member of the Pride team fulfills their civic responsibility with community service and outreach participation. This group of 13 and 14 year old young men have performed admirably with three (3) tournament championships so far in the... [Read More]
(Bowie, Maryland) Jerrod Mustaf, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc., and Head Coach of the Take Charge Pride Schlolar-Athletes 14u team is pleased to announce their 2018 Capitol City Hoops Championship in Annapolis, Maryland on Memorial Day. The Take Charge Pride scholar-athletes were able to defeat numerous high level opponents over the 3- day event, including the opportunity to avenge an earlier season loss in the championship game against NOVA 94 of Northern Virginia. The win marks the fourth championship for the Pride this season as they continue to prepare for the Jr. NBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Pennsylvania next month and the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida in July. " As our young men march towards high school in the fall, we want to make sure that they are fundamentally sound and will join their respective high school teams with a winning... [Read More]
TAKE CHARGE PRIDE BASKETBALL organization is partnering this winter with the MAIN EVENT YOUTH (MEY) organization in the first-ever, annual 2018 Winter Basketball League. This is the first partnership between the two organizations that prides itself with its involvement in the lives of children- academically, socially, and athletically. Welcoming competitive teams across the DMV, registration for the winter league officially has begun and will end on December 22, 2017. With an eight-game minimum guarantee, the top two teams in their respective divisions, ages 8-14 years old, will compete for the championship of their age division. This league includes individual statistics for each game, championship trophies, and games in one of the most accessible basketball venues in the Area. All games are held at the Bowie City Gym at 4100 Northview Drive in Bowie, Maryland, every Sunday beginning on January 7, 2018- March 11, 2018. The cost of... [Read More]
As the TAKE CHARGE PRIDE BASKETBALL organization continues to foster positive relationships with young men through education, mentorship, and basketball all over the DMV, this holiday season the organization will focus its’ lens on community service opportunities. On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Take Charge Pride Basketball organization will participate in a community engagement volunteer opportunity with the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) donating their physical support to fight hunger and homelessness with TNI’s annual “Stuff-a-Trunk.” At this annual event, the Take Charge Pride Basketball organization will also donate over 200 canned food items to families in need. The Take Charge Pride Basketball program promotes scholarship, pride, respect, discipline, family, and community activism. For more information about Take Charge Pride Basketball organization or the Take Charge program, contact the Executive Director, Jerrod Mustaf. Upcoming Take Charge Events: Winter Basketball League, January 7th- March 11th; www.bowiewinterleague.wixsite.com/basketball.... [Read More]
The Take Charge Pride Basketball Organization is hosting tryouts for their 2017/2018 season 7th grade, 8th grade, and 9th grade teams on Tuesday September 12, Thursday, September 14 and Tuesday September 19 from 6:30pm. to 8:00pm. Tryouts will be held at Ernest Just Middle School located at 1300 Campus Way North, Bowie, Maryland. All players are encouraged to be on time by 6:15pm.
The Take Charge Pride Basketball Organization is hosting tryouts for their 2016/2017 6th grade and 7th grade boys basketball teams on Wednesday, September 21 and Monday, September 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Ernest E. Just Middle School. All players are encouraged to be on time and ready to play by 6:15pm. Ernest E. Just Middle School is located at 1300 Campus Way North, Bowie, Maryland.
Congratulations to these young men.! The Take Charge Pride 6th grade team finished the season with a 9th place finish at the AAU Division II National Championships in Hampton, Virginia. Despite season ending injuries to two of their rotation players, the Pride were able to persevere and fight through the adversity. Undersized in every game, the Pride players finished the National tournament with a highly respectable record of 6 wins and 1 loss. According to the coaching staff, the Pride exhibited tremendous growth this season and are poised for a broad leap next season!