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VARSITY: AMY BELLUS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fundamentals Coordinator: Steve Karel
Assistant: Tami Adams
JV: Cody Lathrop
PRIOR TO TRY-OUTS: All new basketball players (9th graders and transfers) must go on to SportsWareOnLine and complete the info immediately. The directions are all on the CA website under Current Students; Forms, Handbooks, Schedules; and it is the last item under Athletics.
All basketball players who are not involved in football or varsity volleyball must go to Trainer Joel Kaden’s office to take a Concussion Baseline test starting after MEA break. No appointment is needed. The test takes 10 minutes. Players who are new and are not in SWOL yet, cannot take the test until it is completed.
CA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL MISSION:
Members of the CA Girls’ Basketball Program will value perseverance, integrity and a strong work ethic in order to promote improvement in both individual and team skills, so that a cohesive team with unity of purpose is established.
TEAM SELECTION PROCESS:
We are very proud of our program here at CA and are also pleased that so many players want to be associated with our teams. However, to maintain the level of success that we expect, squad selection is a necessity. Players will not be able to participate until they receive a try-out pass, complete the information on SportsWareOnLine, AND turn in a signed copy of the Program Expectation Contract.
There are many factors that enter into the selection of members for our teams. This process is the toughest part of coaching. As coaches we try very hard to be fair in our judgments, as we fully realize the athlete’s desire to be a member of our teams and the disappointments associated with not making the squad they aspire to.
It is impossible to make a purely objective evaluation based entirely on the mastery of basketball skills, or any other criteria. Too may other things have to be considered in order to build a successful program. Consequently, subjective evaluations are basically opinions and are open to many arguments both for and against these evaluations. Please keep in mind that the coaches have been hired as professionals to make these types of decisions. Also realize that the coaches want to make the teams and the program the best they can possibly be and will not exclude players they believe will accomplish this in the end!
Coaches will consider:
A. Talent/Physical Abilities/Mastery of Fundamentals
a. How well has she mastered the offensive skills of shooting, passing, dribbling and screening?
b. How strong is she and does she like to rebound?
c. How quick are her feet and her reaction time?
d. Does she have the ability to think and react quickly?
e. Does she like to play defense?
f. Is she a leader?
B. Effort/Willingness to Work
a. Must not be afraid of hard work, both in season and out of season
C. Willingness to Listen, Learn, and the ability to Apply what is learned
a. Can she be coached or does she seem to know it all?
D. Self Discipline
a. Is she on time?
b. Can she work hard on her own without having someone looking over her shoulder to push her?
c. Does she behave appropriately on the court? At games? In class? At lunch? Etc…
a. What behavior does she display towards the school, administration, teachers and other students?
b. What is her attendance record, past and present? Tardies? Detentions?
c. What kind of grades does she have, past and present? Will she remain eligible?
a. What will her attitude be if she is not likely to be a starter?
b. Is she a team player?
c. Will she be willing to accept any role in order to benefit the team?
d. Does she have the desire to be the best that she can possibly be?
As always, we appreciate and value each student as an individual, but will base all decisions on what is best for the TEAM.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball Program will promote and foster growth in our student athletes as both players and people. We will learn:
CARE FOR EQUIPMENT:
BOOSTER ROOM/TICKET SELLING:
INJURIES/SPORTS MEDICINE FORM:
POST-GAME CLEAN UP:
Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball Program Expectations
1. All members of the Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball program will represent CA, their team, their family and themselves in a positive manner. We will project a positive image in the classroom, on the court, and out in the community. This means you will not be tardy to school or class, you will follow dress code, be respectful to teachers/staff/adults/peers, meet teachers’ expectations maintain composure on and off the court, etc.
2. Basketball is a team sport. What is best for the team must be the number one priority for all those involved (players, coaches and parents). Do what is asked of you to make the team successful. When the team succeeds, all of its members succeed. This means that you should work to communicate with your coach so you can understand and accept your role on the team without negativity or complaining, as it is determined by coaches,. Make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Work hard to maintain balance in all that you do. Work hard and participate positively in school, at home, at church and in community activities. You must take care of yourself. Get proper rest, eat right, and do not use chemicals. This means that you will refrain from using chemicals of any kind and will refrain from being in places where chemicals are being used illegally.
3. Treat all those around you as you would like to be treated. The basketball season is a long one; we must be committed to being supportive to one another.
4. Believe in yourself, your teammates, your coaches and the system and game plan. You should be a positive influence on the team, in your family and in the community.
5. The goal of the coaching staff is to put the best possible team on the floor at all times. Decisions, plans and strategies are all formulated with this in mind. The coaching staff will provide the best possible learning environment for all involved. You may disagree with decisions that are made, but please communicate appropriately with coaches when there are problems. It is important that you refrain from complaining or criticizing coaches and other players.
6. It is the responsibility of each player to understand and commit to the philosophies, policies and team concepts provided by the coaching staff. There can only be one plan if a team is to be successful.
7. Success begins at practice. Work hard. We want to outwork every opponent. Make hard work, intensity and concentration habits.
8. Be prompt and prepared for all team functions, including practice, games, meetings, and any other team outings. Missing practices will effect playing time.
9. Follow proper lines of communication. Every effort should be made for the athlete to talk to her coach, then parents should talk to the coach, if things are not resolved, the player and parents should talk to the varsity head coach. If there is no resolution, only then should the athletic director become involved.
10. Varsity letters will be given out to all players who play in at least half of the varsity halves, or at the coaching staff’s discretion.
11. C-Team and JV members will take turns doing video and stats at the varsity games.
12. KEEP BASKETBALL IN PERSPECTIVE. IT IS A GAME AND IS MEANT TO BE FUN AND EXCITING. SHOW YOUR ENTHUSIASM EVERY DAY.
I understand the expectations of me as set forth above and I agree to abide by their terms. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this contract may result in a reduction of playing time and/or dismissal from the team!
Player Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS
1. Always remember why your daughter is playing basketball. Kids participate for many reasons, but usually they want to play because they love the game and they enjoy being part of a group. Always remember the positive lessons that can be learned in this environment. The number one priority must be to help the team be successful.
2. The basketball season is a very long one. It will have many ups and downs. Your daughter will need your support and encouragement along the way. Help her stay positive by staying positive yourself. You cannot control the officials, the coaching staff or even your own daughter during try-outs, practices or games. Take control of the area where you can have the most impact on your child’s development. Help her enjoy the team experience and help her to deal with the ups and downs she will encounter during the season. Your daughter needs your guidance to learn to deal with both success and disappointment in a positive way.
3. Remember that every girl on the team is out there doing her very best to perform. Be positive with your daughter and with and about other members of the team. They do hear what you stay when you are in the stands. Give the kids a chance to do their best.
4. Players have different strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Players will be expected to fulfill different roles based upon their abilities. Support their role on the team and point out their contributions in practice and in the less visible aspects of the game. Coaches will work to put players in positions where they will be successful. Coaches appreciate all of the different roles that players perform; help players understand that all roles are valuable and appreciated!
5. Keep in mind that the coaches work with your daughter every day and are in the best position to make decisions about who plays and in what situations. Although you may not agree with the coaching staff, please try to respect the decisions that they make and understand that they have good reasons for making them.
6. If problems do arise, encourage your daughter to communicate with her coach directly. If she is frustrated with a situation, or does not understand something, encourage her to go to her coach. The coaches have the best interest of the players in mind, but they need to know what the problem is in order to deal with it. If, after talking to her coach, the player still doesn’t feel satisfied with the result, parents should get involved.
7. This is the communication process that the Girls’ Basketball program follows: