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Hurricane Beryl's Impact on P.H.A.S.E. 1 Academy: A Test of Resilience

The impending devastation of Hurricane Beryl has brought heartbreaking news to our P.H.A.S.E. 1 Academy players in Jamaica. The severe weather has led to the cancellation of their flights to attend the AAU Nationals at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from July 4-7.

Our director and staff, who had planned in advance to leave early to prepare for the teams' arrival, fortunately missed the hurricane. Our U17 and U19 teams, made up of talented local players from across Jamaica and players from the USA and Canada of Jamaican descent, were ready to represent and compete. However, with the local Jamaican players unable to travel, we are forced to adapt.

To continue our participation, the remaining U17 and U19 players from the USA and Canada will merge into one U19 team, with players aged 15-19. Competing without our full roster is undoubtedly challenging, but our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our families in Jamaica, which weighs heavily on our hearts and minds.

Despite this setback, our commitment to excellence and our determination to rise above challenges remain strong. Once we regroup, P.H.A.S.E. 1 Academy has a packed summer ahead, with upcoming trips to Miami and Atlanta. Additionally, we are excited to host our first major AAU event in Montego Bay from August 16-18, which promises to be a significant milestone for our academy.

We encourage everyone to stay tuned to our social media for updates and to support our resilient athletes as they navigate these trying times. Together, we will overcome the storm's impact and continue to strive for greatness on and off the court.


Stay safe and stay strong.

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