About FAAST Tournaments
FAAST is owned and operated by Ron Reed – a 30-year veteran of school and youth sports. Ron has coached over 30 years – and served as a teacher, athletic director, and school administrator for 20 years. As an administrator, Ron oversaw the school’s athletic departments, ran youth football, basketball & baseball programs, and coached MS and HS athletes. During his tenure, he hired coaches that brought home a state title in basketball – and was fortunate that his son’s travel team made up a good portion of that team’s roster – including his son! Likewise, he also saw his baseball teams go to the state semifinals and win several titles. He was the first AD in the history of Milan High to win an all-sports trophy, signifying that the school won more league titles than any other school in the league. In addition, under his leadership, Milan saw more than 30% of its seniors use their athletic talents to earn college opportunities at all levels. He has had more players recruited than likely anyone else in youth sports – and still works closely with college coaches on it. Ron has worked in professional sports media and worked at Central Michigan’s Athletic Department as a student.
FAAST is founded on the principles of treating each team, player, coach, and fan with dignity and respect – and Ron knows first-hand how hard it is to fundraise and support these teams – so FAAST continually is the lowest-priced, yet best bang-for-the-buck tournament vendor in the area. FAAST started as a small basketball tournament in Milan 15 years ago – and now serves over 5000 teams annually – and has grown to sites from Toledo to Midland and through Lansing and Battle Creek.
Ron knows sports can play a great role in a family’s life – from the young athlete trying to play college, to the player just hoping to make the HS team – and including the kids that just want to have fun with their fellow friends – these are all great ambitions to pursue with sports. At FAAST, players and coaches come first – so our hope is you have a great competitive experience at our events!
Good luck and have fun!