McLean Select Basketball ("MSB") is a member club of the FCYBL and is the select basketball program offered by McLean Youth Basketball. MSB fields two teams in each of the four boys and girls age groups, for a total of 16 teams.
 
 
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McLean Select Basketball

Coach Chaz Hazzan, Grade 5 Girls, Division 1

 

I have been coaching girls basketball for as long as I can remember.  I coached both my daughters (who are now 31 and 28) in House and Select (Great Falls) as well AAU basketball with the Loudon Lasers.  Both of my daughters also played HS basketball for Langley HS and at the AAU level.

 

 I have had the honor of coaching in the FCYBL in three different cities: Great Falls, Chantilly, and McLean.

 

I played Division III College football at Marietta College in Ohio and received my MA from American University in Washington, DC in 1981.  I grew up in BuffaloNY and I am a big Syracuse basketball fan…Go CUSE!  I currently live in Washington, DC.

 

I had the pleasure and enjoyment of coaching mostly the same group of young ladies for McLean basketball Select (A) teams:

 

2011 6th Grade:   Runners up...lost in the championship game to Vienna 

2012  7th Grade:  FCYBL Champions (beat Vienna) (Player and coach of the year honors)

2013  8th Grade:   Placed 3rd in the playoffs

 

Coaching Experience.  I have extensive coaching experience at the Select, AAU, high school, and recreational level including:

McLean Select Basketball

·         2011-2012 6th Grade Division 1 head coach 

·         2012- 2013 6th Grade Division 1 head coach

·         3013- 2014 6th Grade Division 1 head coach

Chantilly Select Basketball

·         2010-2011 12U Division 1 head coach 

·         2009-2010 11U, Division 1 head coach

·         2008-2009 14U Head coach – tied for League champs, coached MVP

Great Falls Select Basketball

·         Head coach for 2004, 2005, and 2006 at 11U, 12U, and 14U, respectively

·         *2006, League champs (17-1), Tournament champs, coached MVP, and Most Valuable Coach

·         Fairfax Stars Summer League all three years, including 2005 Fairfax Stars Summer League Champs

·         Great Falls Select Assistant Coach from 2000, 2001, 2002 at 11U, 12U and 14U, respectively

Langley High School

·         Fall Program, JV, 2009

·         Summer Program, Varsity, 2006

·         Fall Program, Varsity, 2006

·         Summer Program, JV, 2005; 2005 Falls Church League Summer Champs

·         Fall Program, JV, 2005

Other Coaching

·         Loudon Lasers, AAU, assistant coach in 2003 at 14U

·         Great Falls House League:  Head coach: 2001, 2002, 2003

·         Cardinal Dougherty HS (Buffalo, NY) assistant JV football coach, 1978

Other Awards

·         2009 Chantilly Youth Association Volunteer of the Year

 


Coaching Philosophy.
I only have three major rules that he coaches by:

1.                  110% Hustle 100% of the time

2.                  Team over individual

3.                  Have fun

 

I believe there are three ingredients for success:

1.                  Physical toughness

2.                  Mental focus

3.                  Plenty of Heart

 

Bring all three ingredients to a game and you will come out on top 99% of the time. 

 Talent is great to have, but toughness and hustle win most games. 

 

 My high school coach always used to say: “it’s not the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog” that wins most of the time. 

 

I tell the players; our goal is to win every game.   However, if we have to lose; let’s make sure that we never get beat.  There is a big difference.

 

At the end of the day; it’s all about the kids and it’s our job (coaches and parents) to make sure that they have a positive experience. 

 

-Chaz