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Madison Rowland, East Coast conference Player of the Year, Jenna Erickson , East Coast Conference Rookie of the Year
of the year.


2015 Thoroughbred Classic Schedule Released


There were changes made to the 7th and 8th Grade brackets, please download and review the latest schedule.

The Saratoga Sparks would like to thank everyone for entering this years Thoroughbred Classic. This years schedule can be found below. If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Jerry Holland, LaVar Holmes or Tony Mingione.

Our organization has been working very hard over the last few weeks planning what we're sure will be a positive experience for you, your teams and your families. We are very proud of our efforts and look forward to providing you with a great weekend of basketball.

This years schedule was very challenging. Over 70% of the teams participating are traveling more than an hour and a half. 30% are traveling more than two hours, and 25% are traveling over four.

We did our very best to accommodate everyone’s special requests, and we believe we have addressed most of them. We considered arrival times for teams traveling in from out of town, SAT’s, Proms, dinner and lunch reservations, and the always popular, “my best players won’t be available to play until 4:20” scenarios.

This will be my last year with the Saratoga Sparks and I'd like to thank everyone I've worked with over the years. I've met some great coaches and volunteers who truly understand why we do all this goofy stuff. I hope you all continue to volunteer your time a talents with each of your organizations.

Good luck down the road and have fun next weekend!


Download Updated Schedule (Updated June 2nd, 2015 @1:00pm)


Skidmore College: 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Maple Avenue School: 515 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Union College: 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308

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The 2015 College Showcase


Come join the Saratoga Sparks for a one night Showcase event at Skidmore College. We are inviting college coaches from all over the Northeast to attend and view the best talent the area has to offer.

Registration is only $70 which guarantees each participant three games and a Showcase jersey to take home.

Our approach is simple, we will create eight teams based on the information provided during registrations. Each player will be assigned a team for the evening and will play three games in front of as many college coaches as we can find.

This event is open to all high school aged players who are looking to play a little more basketball. Everyone is welcome regardless of AAU affiliations.

This is the first event of its kind in our area and we are looking to make it an annual event. It’s a great opportunity for all that attend to network and connect with new people who share the same love of the game.

If your team is attending the Thoroughbred Classic it would be a great idea to kick off the weekend on Friday night. Everyone is welcome to register. This event is hosted by the Saratoga Sparks as a way to promote all athletes, not just the ones who wear orange.

If your interested in participating, either as a player or a college coach, and have questions please contact Carlin DeMarinis (518) 496-7328 or by email at coach.carlin23@gmail.com.

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