Coach Norris did an awesome job last fall with his 7th grade team. His style of teaching and coaching was just what Will needed to fall in love with the game and strive to get better. My wife and I loved the way he communicated with the boys in practice and in games. I wanted to share the positive experience Will and we had last fall.
Joshua had a great experience this week and was so glad to participate in this clinic. When I “drilled” him (in a motherly way) about what went on each day he told me the drills were tough and challenging. He was glad since he really wants to get to the next level of skill. Previous summers he has been to basketball summer camps and they weren’t what he needed since it included beginners. Thank you to you and your coaches for a well spent week.
My son, Ryan, played on Pat Greene’s team this spring. This was our first time playing in an AAU organization. To be honest, it was Pat that recommended your program. Pat coached Ryan for the Barrington team in the Metrowest winter league for 4th graders. I had heard a lot of different things about AAU. I wanted to make sure that Ryan played in an organization that was well run and worth the money. I can tell you that the RI Magic hit both marks. I can see that the teams and programs are well run and the money was well spent. Ryan played against very good competition, improved a lot and had fun. It is with every intention that Ryan will return to the Magic in the spring of 2019.
I really liked the communication that you put forth about your program whether it was through twitter or email about upcoming camps and playing opportunities. With Ryan being my oldest, this is my first time in understanding the landscape of all sports including AAU basketball. The more information that I can get about a program and what they have to offer, the more that I am inclined to move forward. Thanks again for the opportunity.
Thank you for a great season. This was our first time with Magic and Nathan enjoyed every minute of it. We appreciate your dedication to the program and the sport. Have a great summer and we hope to be part of the Magic family next year.
We accept a roster spot with the Rhode Island Magic this spring. Your coaching staff has been phenomenal. The true investment they provide to their players is amazing. Coach Norris and Coach Coleman are true examples of all you want your son to have in a coach. They provide guidance, skills, sportsmanship, respect-could not ask for more. Looking forward to the season. There were so many really talented players at tryouts! Congratulations on building such an impressive program.
I wanted to reach out to say my son would have loved to try out for the spring team, however it is his last year for competitive lacrosse before he goes to the high school and had to pick one since they both have such a large commitment. We had such a phenomenal experience in the Fall with the Magic organization. Kudos to you and your staff for putting on such an amazing program.
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We would like to thank you for being Andrew’s coach this season. We appreciate the time and effort you put in to coaching the boys, both in basketball and in life skills.
Andrew has learned from you, not only how to become a better basketball player, but how to be a responsible teammate, and friend. He has learned to advocate for himself, and how to hold himself, as well as his teammates, accountable. We loved that the boys had a chat group, and would remind each other to be on time, to remember their uniforms and to call you if they are going to be late. These are skills that will stay with the boys for a lifetime. As parents we tend to do probably more than we should for our kids, and this even taught us to take a step back and let Andrew be responsible and to advocate for himself.
We love that not a minute was ever wasted during practice, the team worked hard and they learned a lot of skills and plays to use during the games. We want to thank you for being fair, and for recognizing what Andrew had to offer to the team during games. We were so proud of him for talking to you about playing time, and he earnestly wanted to know what skills he could work on to become a better player. He is excited to be playing for his school team and CLCF, and he knows that the more he plays and practices the better he will be when the spring season starts.
It can’t be helped but we wish the season was longer, the boys were just starting to really get to know each other and to really play as a team. We loved having Coach Josh last spring, but we hope that you will be coaching the team again-the relationships between the boys and with you were just starting to be built, and it seems that the team would only benefit from staying with the same coach each year.
We wish you a great season with your school team. Thank you again for your time, commitment to the team, and for a great season.
Sheri and Matt
Thank you so much for coaching this fall season. Jack had a great experience with you as his coach and the Magic program. Jack learned so much from you. We loved watching how you interacted with the boys. During games you were so encouraging to the team and never missed an opportunity to give positive praise. Thank you again for a wonderful experience for parents and players
I just wanted to send you a quick note about our son. I know you didn't coach him in the spring, but ever since then, I have seen dramatic changes in his ability to process things and without a doubt, he is a better basketball player. I just wanted to say thank you for being a good coach for him and being hard on him at times and giving him a chance to just make mistakes other times. He is a better player and kid because of it! Thank you.
Thanks for all the work you did with Kristopher this season! It was a great experience and has had a positive impact on his game. I am happy to let you know he will be playing on the freshman team at Cranston West this basketball season and working hard to move up to the next level! Thanks.
I just want to pass along some feedback about my son’s experience with the RI Magic AAU basketball program. We were new to the program in the spring of 2016 and did not know what to expect. After playing in the spring and then just finishing up the fall AAU season, we have seen such tremendous growth in our son. He has progressed so much, not only in his basketball skills but in his knowledge and understanding of the game, as well as his fitness level and intensity. I attribute all of that to the structure that the RI Magic provides. The skills sessions on Mondays are absolutely first class and have taken our son’s game to a whole new level. We were skeptical that he’d be able to keep up with the fast pace that some of the more experienced players at his age maintain but the positive reinforcement from all coaches at the skills sessions, not just his own, really drove him to want to excel. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this program. They truly care about player development and they want the kids to develop a love for the game. Thank you to Dave and all of the coaches at the RI Magic for making this such a great experience.
We had a wonderful first experience with AAU. Jason was an incredible coach and the boys improved so much from the first practice to the final game. Jason was always motivating and encouraging to the boys and even when the team was losing he always made sure they had a great time. Thanks again for a great season!
Want to thank you for a great spring season with the Magic. It was Gary's first time and he greatly enjoyed the experience and will be back in the fall. With your great coaching knowledge and passion he has learned a lot and we appreciate all you have done. Thank you.
It was a great experience for us. Jack played on Henry Coleman’s 7th grade boys team and he was fantastic. As you may recall, Jack accepted his spot late because of conflicts with baseball and soccer this spring . Coach Coleman was very understanding and handled things great with Jack. He ended up making about ½ to 2/3rds of practices/tourneys and learned a ton. Coach Coleman was fantastic with the boys and very fair in how he handled a roster that increased to 11 as the season went on. I would highly recommend your program and Coach Coleman. Jack is going to try out for the fall team where is going to be able focus more on basketball and have fewer, if any, conflicts.
I have to tell you once again, Skyler loves this team, I haven't seen him this into the game, not just playing but always watching games and on the internet into how to improve his game. I can tell how excited he is for tourneys and being with all the boys, they seem to be bonding well, on and off the court. We do appreciate your time with him and the team, you go beyond just teaching the game. I have to say signing up for AAU, I was a little weary being he would come in as the new kid, but seeing him eager to learn and play and loving the game more than ever, I have to say thank you! Wish we joined sooner!!
Our son has been a member of RI Magic with David Tedeschi,
Jeff Kurbec and Richard Norris since the Spring of 2014. Ryan’s basketball skills and level of play
have come leaps and bounds since participating in RI Magic! Ryan is growing into a disciplined, hard
working, confident young man thanks to his experiences with the RI Magic
Program. Coach Tedeschi’s philosophy
does not only apply to what Ryan does on the court, but how he carries himself
in school, with friends, even his healthy diet!
Coach Tedeschi expects nothing less than 100% effort and dedication to
team. He has provided Ryan with
experiences that will stay with him long after his basketball career is complete
and he supports him unconditionally year round not only during basketball
season. Ryan’s Magic team has become his
family, and ours as well. RI Magic is
the perfect balance of intensity, fun and teamwork. Ryan has had opportunities to play in games
and tournaments that have challenged him as a player and a person. He is learning life lessons and we will be
forever grateful for the opportunities Coach Tedeschi and the RI Magic program
have given him. I would encourage anyone
who is looking for an amazing basketball and life experience for their child to
enroll them in RI Magic Basketball today!
The Bonneau Family
Playing with the RI Magic has been the most developmental influence for our son Will as a basketball player. More importantly, the Magic has been a terrific influence in his growth as a person. Coaches Tedeschi, Kurbec and Norris have taught Will how to be a better player and teammate, as well as the value of hard work and accountability. He has made many new friends and strengthened existing friendships that he will have for life. To say that he looks forward to practices and games would be an understatement, and the same holds true for the rest of our family. In a time where players are jumping from program to program looking for individual accolades, the RI Magic stands apart as successful, team first organization.
The Rywolt Family
Lisa and I thank you for a terrific fall season of RI Magic basketball. This was Justin's and our first AAU basketball experience and certainly not our last. Following our last game yesterday, Justin was upset that the season was over. He thoroughly enjoyed playing with his teammates every weekend. It was clear that they had jelled as a team. I was very impressed with how you and the coaches created a "family" atmosphere" by including every team in the skills and scrimmages each practice night rather than separating the teams by grade, etc. Justin was fired up to practice every Monday and Thursday night. A special thank you to Coach Norris and Coach Coleman. Justin learned so much this fall about the game of basketball along with being a good teammate. I was impressed with their coaching style and their interactions with each player. It was clear that both have a love for coaching and interacting with young men. We look forward to future seasons of RI Magic basketball.
Andy, Lisa and Justin Parsons
Thank you very much! The Fuoroli family can’t speak enough to the expertise and dedication the coaches have and the values and skills they are passing on to the boys. Thanks!