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 email@example.com.
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!
AETN Story On The Falcons
AETN has put together a 3-4 minute story on the Faulkner Falcons Athletic Association, and gave it air time during their coverage of the 2020 Arkansas High School basketball championships. It features our seniors Chloe Wallace and Grant McKissack, as well as Coach Corder and Coach Turnage. Please follow the link below to watch it.
National Basketball Tournament Has Been Cancelled
I am very sorry to inform you that they have cancelled the National tournament due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They decided this in light of President Trump’s request for extra caution and the NBA suspending their season. I know all of the players and coaches will be extremely disappointed, as I know I am sure broken hearted about it. In any case, I will contact the Hotel tomorrow to let them know that we will need to cancel our rooms, and will let you know if there is anything that you will need to do. Stay tuned for details on the end of year party.
We will honor our five Seniors on Friday night, January 31st, at Peak Performance. Please come out and show your appreciation for these young student athletes, and what they have meant to the program. The schedule will be as follows:
5:30 Seniors Presentation
6:00 18 Girls Game
7:00 18 Boys Game