We are going to cancel our annual Alumni night for this year because of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully we will be able to start it back up next year. Please pass this on to any alumni that you may know. Thank you!
Here are our guidelines for home basketball games at Peak Performance. Please enter the building through the doors on the east side of the building (facing Wal Mart). Face coverings will be required for all person’s present, except for children under the age of 10 years old. Athletes and referees will not be required to wear a face covering while actively participating, but otherwise they should wear one. Coaches will need to wear face coverings during the game. Everyone will have their temperature checked as they enter the building. There will be a sign-in sheet for everyone to sign, so Peak will know who to contact in case of someone coming down with COVID-19 that may have exposed other individuals at a game. Family units can sit together on the bleachers, but everyone else should sit six feet apart. There is seating capacity for about 60 fans, so approximately 30 fans per team. Please keep the attendance to immediate family only since we have limited capacity. We will Facebook Live the games on our Facebook page, so they can be watched by those not able to attend the game in person. After the game is completed everyone will need to leave the building, so that the building between can be cleaned between games. Please exit through the doors on the south side of the building (facing Dave Ward Drive). Then the next group will be let in to watch the next game, so please just attend the games in which you have a child involved. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we do our best to provide the opportunity for our children to play basketball this season!
The final national rankings from NCHC have been released, and the Falcons ended up with three ranked teams!!
18U Team – ranked 18th in the nation
16U Team – ranked 7th in the nation
14U Team – ranked 5th in the nation
Congratulations to the players and coaches on a successful season! It was a challenging season to be sure with all of the COVID-19 issues that had to be dealt with, but it was great to watch the Falcon family pull together to make this season happen for these young ladies! A big thank you to everyone involved!
We would also like to congratulate the following players on these individual awards!
Janssi Harvey – Christian Character Award
Ashlyn Crawley – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Aubrey Hudson – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Tinleigh Ruhman – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Anna Beth Turner – Christian Character Award
Savannah Crow – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Elli Gerbholz – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Allyson Lipp – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Alyssa Smith – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Lana Ashford – Christian Character Award
Ally Crow – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Claire South – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Ava Dulac – NCHVC All-Tournament Award
Please join me in congratulating Tinleigh Ruhman for receiving a volleyball scholarship to play with Central Baptist College. Tinleigh will be signing a letter of intent this Monday, Oct 19th at 3pm @ the gym on CBCs campus. The Falcon family is welcome to attend, so please come on out to support Tinleigh.
Please follow the link below to go see that Tinleigh has been added to the list of Falcon players that have gone on to play in college.
Falcon College Signees Page
Falcon Basketball Gear is on sale at our online store. Please follow the link below to shop and place your order. The store will close on September 25th, so please be sure to place your order before then. All items will be shipped to Michael Corder, and he will make sure they get distributed to everyone.
We continue to monitor situation and adjust as things change. We submitted a plan to the City of Conway on how we would have volleyball practice in the Don Owens facility under the guidelines published by the Department of Health, and it was approved. As a result, volleyball has been practicing there for the past two weeks. We are now working on a plan to submit to get approval for us to have volleyball games at Don Owens. The guidelines are fairly stringent, so prepare yourself for a different type of game environment. It looks like we will need to limit the number of people in attendance at the games due to the size of the gym. As a result, we will try to Live Stream the games on Facebook, so that others can watch. Again, we anticipate that things will be pretty fluid in the near term, but hopefully it will settle down into our normal routine after that. We really appreciate your patience as we make adjustments on the fly.
Facebook Live Stream Help Needed
As mentioned earlier, we would like to live stream all of our volleyball home games at Don Owens. Can we please get some volunteers that have the needed equipment and know-how to do this for us? Please reach out to Gordon at 501-891-2323 if you are able to help out.
The Falcon Basketball Kickoff meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8, at 7:00pm at Central Baptist Family Life Center (3333 Dave Ward Drive). Please use entrance #4. This meeting is for all players, boys and girls, age 9-18, (including prospective players) and their parents.
Please follow this link (Orientation Videos) to watch a nine part series of orientation videos about the upcoming basketball season before coming to the in-person Falcon Basketball Kickoff meeting.
Please be sure to download the forms from this website (Forms), and bring completed forms to the in-person meeting.
We continue to monitor and adjust as things change quickly. The governor announced this last week that he asked the AAA to submit a plan to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) for football and volleyball this fall. That will allow the ADH to review and develop guidelines for mitigating the virus risk associated with contact sports. He also announced that He is establishing a sports advisory group to make recommendations to him and to assist the ADH on the best practices for protecting the student-athletes. Once the guidance is published out of this process in the next few days, we will be able to work with the City of Conway and Peak Performance to firm up how we will be able to utilize their facilities for Volleyball and Basketball. Again, we anticipate that things will be pretty fluid the first couple of months, but hopefully it will settle down into our normal routine after that. We really appreciate your patience as we make adjustments on the fly.
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Board of Directors has decided that we will move forward with volleyball and basketball athletic activities, as we do our best to comply with the guidelines issued by the Governor and the Department of Health. Of course, each family will need to make their own decisions on what they are comfortable participating in, but we did want to provide the opportunity for those student athletes that are comfortable with playing this season. Volleyball has started to practice, and preparations are being made for basketball to begin in September. We do ask for your patience as we are going to have to make adjustments on the fly, and this will mean that things won’t always be as convenient as we would like. For example, the Don Owens Sports facility is not yet available to use, so the volleyball practices are being held at the Hangar in Greenbrier which is a bit of a drive, and there is no air conditioning. We anticipate that things will be pretty fluid the first couple of months, but hopefully it will settle down into our normal routine after that.
It was decided to cancel the Basketball End-of-Year party, but we are making plans for a modified Basketball Kick-Off meeting at the beginning of September. Please stay tuned for details on the Kick-Off meeting to come later.
Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we need to postpone our Volleyball Informational Meeting that was originally scheduled in April. We will let you know when we are able to reschedule to a later date. If anyone has any questions before we meet, feel free to contact Coach LeSha Smith at 405-496-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also postponing the Basketball End-of-Year party for the same reason. We will let you know when we are able to schedule it at a later date. We trust and pray that everyone will stay safe and healthy, and we will get together soon to celebrate the season that the Lord did bless us with!