Castle Boys Run the Gauntlet
announced February 14, 2016
Castle has accepted the invitation to have its high-school aged boys teams join the 2016 Adidas Gauntlet Series. For several years, the Castle boys have been knocking off some of the top national teams and the invitation is a validation of the superb work of the Castle coaches and the play of Castle's student athletes.
The teams will play in the Uprising Gauntlet Series 1 and 2 in Dallas and Atlanta, respectively, during the April "live" periods. Depending upon their finish during such weekend play, the teams will move on to the Uprising Gauntlet Finale in Spartanburg, SC in early July. And, like last year, the teams will play in the Uprising Summer National Championships in Las Vegas in late July.
Brian Rosen, President of Castle Athletics and coach of this year's 16U team, said that the program has been discussing joining one of the series for several years. "Last year, we showed that we belonged in that group. All of our teams played so well in Las Vegas and our 15U team went deep in the tournament. This is a great opportunity for our student athletes and we appreciate the invitation and the faith that Adidas has shown in the Castle Knights."
Tryouts for the high school teams will be held during the first two weeks in March, following the conclusion of playoffs. For information on the tryout schedule, continue to watch the website for details.