Dear Players and Families,
We want to let you know of a difficult business decision we faced for Oklahoma Sports Enterprises, LLC and Basketball Club of Oklahoma. In the past few months, both organizations have undergone a thorough financial review with the intent of identifying opportunities to strengthen finances. Regrettably, the review clearly concluded the current and forecasted finances are no longer sustainable. Maintaining our programming for Shock Basketball Academy, F5 speed/agility and our Shock and Force team programs at the quality you have come to expect would require significant investment and price increases, neither of which are acceptable options.
We are deeply disappointed and extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this decision places on your family.
This decision in no way reflects upon our high-caliber training staff. Joe Crawford, Shane Wagner and Pam Swanson have created outstanding training and team programs for players to develop their basketball skills, work ethics and senses of teamwork. We appreciate the tremendous work they have done with the organization, and want to take this opportunity to thank them.
We are in the process of smoothly dissolving all of our statewide operations at this time. Basketball Club of Oklahoma will finish out the Shock and Force team programs through the end of this winter season on March 9, 2014, but neither organization will be able to provide further basketball team, skills or athletic training services after that date. Any outstanding balances due either Basketball Club of Oklahoma or Oklahoma Sports Enterprises, LLC shall remain due and payable.
We are in discussions with our Oklahoma City area basketball coaching staff regarding the possibility of continuing team and skills training programming in the Oklahoma City metro under new ownership. Should this occur, you will be the first to know. Additional discussions are taking place with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock organization to offer similar programming for the Tulsa area. In the meantime, we are notifying you in hopes that you will be able to consider programs in the metropolitan area where your player can find a positive environment to help them master basketball fundamentals and enjoy the game.
Again, thank you for your patronage over the years. We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to work with your sons and daughters, and we wish you the best moving forward.