Entries by Coach Gayle

DYLAN KILGOUR in BRAZIL

I just want to share some great news about one of my favorite players, Dylan Kilgour.  Just before heading off to Macalester College in 2012, Dylan coached our 9U Hawks team during our Spring/Summer Season. The team had a great season, winning the Impact League Championship. Dylan, himself, went on to have an outstanding Freshman season […]

AAU NATIONALS

Congrats to our 12U Hawks Team and Coaches Vinny Espinoza & Craig Carlson.   The Hawks advanced to the Championship bracket in the AAU Div. III National Championships before being defeated by the Semi Finalist Sacramento Shooting Stars team.  We are all very proud of how hard the boys played throughout the tournament.

HAWKS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Our Hawks 2013 High School Team after their victory over OC Premier over the weekend in the Edge Summer Showcase Tournament held at the Next Level Sports Complex.   Pictured (L-R) Coach Or Bruck, Max Takeda, Max Perez, Niko Kalpakian, Chris Reik, Tyler Rix, Michael Amerio, Colin Caver, Eric Kirakosian, Rene Derawanesian, Alex Miralis, and Coach […]

Dylan Kilgour’s Scots win in LA

Dylan Kilgour, who is starting his freshman season at Macalaster College in MN, returned home over the Thanksgiving Holidays to play  a couple of  “home” games against Occidental College and Cal-Tech. Dylan, a former standout point guard for the CV Falcons also coached our Full Force 3rd/4th Grade Hawks team to a Championship in the […]

SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPS

Coach Dylan Kilgour’s 10U Hawks took the Impact Summer League Championship with an exciting double overtime win.  Point guard, Tyler Carlson, who had 6 pts, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals, scored the first 6 points to start the game but the Impact team scored the next 11 to lead at half time 11-6. With just under […]

WEEKEND WRAP UP JULY 28-29

Saturday, July 28  – AAU Shootout Tournament Our 11U Hawks finished 2nd in bracket play with a strong showing in their second game, going 1-1 14U Hawks took home 1st Place medals with an exciting overtime win in the Final. Sunday, July 29 – Summer League Hawks 3rd/4th, 6th, and 7th grade teams all finished the regular […]

HOOPS AT FREEMONT & JOHN MUIR

Had a blast last Friday helping out with some hoops at the Freemont Elementary School Field Day in La Crescenta then headed over to John Muir Elementary in Glendale with Coach Vinny for the Summer Send-Off Celebration and more hoop time with the kids. Saw some Future Stars at both schools.

2nd Place Finish In League Play

Spring League Runner Up. Our Hawks 11U Team finished in 2nd place in League. The guys had a strong playoff run, making it all the way to the Championship game in Santa Clarita. Coach Vinny has the team playing solid basketball right now.

TOURNEY CHAMPS

Congrats to our 12U Hawks  who went 5-0 to capture 1st Place in the Battle Of The Leagues Tournament in Garden Grove.  Way to go Henry, Michael, Miguel, Tanner, Albert, Austin, Ryan, Jonathan, & Nathan.  Great job Coach Scott & Coach Lou.

FIRST GAME

Our youngest Hawks team, coached by Dylan Kilgour, played their first game on Sunday.  It was an exciting 2 point victory.  The team is made up of 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade players from our Full Force Future Stars Program.  The guys all played hard and I loved the teamwork I saw out there on […]

HAWKS IN CHAMPIONSHIP

Our Hawks 14U Team went 4-0 to advance to the Championship game in Tournament play in Monrovia.  It took an exciting overtime win vs SGV to set up the Championship game vs the NJB Stars team from Orange County.   The Hawks came away with the 2nd place trophy after a tough game that came […]

Congrats To Coach Ib

Tonight, May 21st at the Alex Theatre, Full Force Basketball Co-Founder Ib Belou will be receiving an Ace Award. The ACE (Athletes with Character and Ethics) Awards Program is sponsored by the Character and Ethics Project of Glendale, the Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Glendale Arts. Awards will be presented to High School and Glendale […]

AAU TOURNEY CHAMPS

Congrats to our 12U Hawks Team who took 1st Place in the AAU Shootout Tourney in Glendora on February 11th. Photo: Tanner Gish, Henry Alvarez, Taj Khandaker, Ryan Van Slooten, Albert Balekjian, Armen Markosian, and Coach Scott Alvarez.  (not pictured) Michael Seh, Maurice Takeda, Austin Novak, Max Blessinger, and Coach Lou Seh

ESPN FUNDRAISER

Our very first ESPN Team Fundraiser was a Big Success! Special thanks to Amanda Granier, our Fundraiser Coordinator, and to our entire Full Force Family. Go Hawks!

FULL FORCE BROTHERS

Five Full Force Alumni, Kyle Currie, Chris Brouchard, Thulani Kachingwe and Gio DeGuzman (Crescenta Valley High), and Justin Jitpatima (Cathedral High School), stopped by for a little Thursday night scrimmage with our 14U team to show them a little High School level speed & intensity.  It was awesome to have the guys come back to […]

2ND PLACE IN LEAGUE

Our HAWKS 7th / 8th Grade League Team finished 2nd in The Platinum Division of the Impact League this Sunday Standing – Joseph Shin, Brennan Hayes, Andrew Ahn, Philip Thomas, Dion Makaradion, and Argischt Markosian Front Row – Alex Jilizian, Emil Georgieva, Danny Aghayani, Alex Palermo, Andre Kazarian (not pictured) Dexter Ricks, Lucas Bin, and […]

CV FALCONS ALUMNI GAME

I encourage everyone to attend the CV Falcons Alumni Basketball Game today. You will have a chance to see 23 former Full Force players participating in the games. They will be playing at the Frosh/Soph, JV, and Varsity levels. All the games will be played in the Main Gym at Crescenta Valley High School. It’s […]

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Congrats to our 14U Hawks.  On Sunday Oct. 23 they won the Championship at the 6th Annual Glendale Friendship Games Tournament.  This was also the first tournament of the season for our 11U &12U Hawks.  They played hard in every game and came away with some much needed experience.  14U Champions – Max Perez, Bostin […]

TIME TO HIT THE BOOKS

High School AAU Team Workouts This Wednesday, August 24th is the last Summer workout session for our Hawks High School players. We will resume later in the fall at Glendale High School. Dates and times will be posted here on our site and on our facebook page. Have a Great School year.

AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO

Our 13U Hawks Team was invited to the AAU National Championships which were held in Southern California for the first time ever.   All games were played at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. You may recognize a Hawk or two in the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2w8-QcBP44

Sticky: NBN Final Session Sunday June 19

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SHOOTING PERCENTAGE ? Our most popular Clinic, The “Nothin’ but Net” Shooting Clinic is back in Session. Sundays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Location: Village Christian School 8930 Village Avenue • Sun Valley, CA 91352 Final Session is on Father’s Day,  Sunday JUNE 19th You will learn how to […]

MONARCHS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP

On Sunday, May 22, the Monarchs took home the Impact League Platinum Division Championship by defeating the Oak Park Free Birds 45 – 41 in overtime.   An outstanding 28  point performance by Bostin Lakin led the way.  Bostin ended the game with a Double Double, 28 points / 10 rebounds.   The Monarchs controlled the boards […]

HAWKS WIN !

HAWKS WIN ! The 5/6 Hawks (Black) Team defeated Courtside Hoops 39-19 today to bring their record to 3-1. Great game Armen, Danny, Alex, Matthew, Hrag, Derrick, Danny, Roderick, Vahan, Shant, and Eric. Balanced scoring and tough team defense.

Vinny Espinoza joins FFB Coaching Staff

We are excited to have Vinny Espinoza join the Full Force Basketball Coaching Staff as Head Coach of our 5th/6th Grade HAWKS Team. As a standout senior shooting guard, Vinny was one of the Team Captains of the Crescenta Valley Falcons Varsity this year.

2nd ANNUAL SHOOT-A-THON

Our 2nd Annual Full Force Shoot-A-Thon Fundraiser was a big success despite the Sunday deluge. Players and alumni braved the weather conditions and came out in true Full Force fashion.

FULL FORCE ON FACEBOOK

Spread the Word! Full Force Basketball is now on Facebook Visit and LIKE our page at: facebook.com/fullforcebasketball Home of the LA HAWKS & the LA MONARCHS

WAY TO GO HAWKS 13U

Our 7th Grade 13U Team defeated teams from Huntington Beach and Menifee to capture 1st Place honors in the Southern Pacific AAU Shootout held in Azusa.