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2019 Pioneer Ridge Middle School Girl’s Basketball Coaching Staff Level 8 th girl’s Varsity Name Jeff Davidson Phone # 856 -7409 7 th girl’s Varsity Amy Stubblefield 856 -2658 8 th girl’s JV Tony Peyton 856 -7873 7 th girl’s JV Matt Argubright 856 -7614
When is the first practice? TRY-OUTS • 7 th & 8 th : Mon (10/7) Tues (10/8) 5: 15 – 7: 30 p. m. • Final team selections will be posted the evening of the final tryout (10/8) by 9: 00 p. m. on the PRMS web site (athletics). • Regular practices begin on Wednesday, October 9 th – Until the completion of cross country and football, varsity practices will be in the morning starting at 6: 30 a. m. at PRMS. (Your daughter will receive a beginning of the season practice schedule from her coach at the 1 st practice)
Where are these practices? • When try-outs are over, teams will practice everyday before or after school. (except on game days). • Varsity will practice at PRMS from 3: 30 – 5: 30 p. m. • Our first game is (vs Eudora on Oct 24 th) • JV will practice at Madison Elementary from 3: 30 – 5: 30 p. m. • Due to fall break and parent teacher conferences, the 2 nd full week of practices will have different starting times. • Check your daughter’s practice schedule for specific practice times.
Is there any cost for participating? • The only cost a player will be responsible for will be the cost of a warm-up / shooting shirt. (usually under $25 dollars) • Money for concessions: – Players are allowed to use the concession stand as long as it doesn’t effect their warm up time prior to their game.
What is basketball like at PRMS? • Our philosophy for PRMS athletics is to get maximum participation while remaining competitive. • All players on the team will have the opportunity to participate in each game as long as they: – Stay academically eligible – Attend all practices – Remain in good standing
How many girls participate in the PRMS basketball program? • Last year we had approximately 35 (7 th and 8 th grade) girls signed up to try out for basketball. • In the past, we have kept between 16 -20 girls per grade level. • 8 -10 for varsity and 8 -10 for JV depending on number of athletes.
How often do the teams practice? • Both Varsity and JV teams will practice every weekday (except on game days) • Practices will be Monday thru Friday • Varsity will practice on two Saturdays in October (12 th and 19 th) • Times TBA (usually in the morning) • See the schedule handed out to your daughter on their first practice.
Are the practices required? • Yes. It is important for all players to attend practices to get the repetition needed to learn the offensive and defensive plays. • A player may be excused from practice for the same reasons as school absences (sick, appointment, etc. ) • If a student misses practice, parents must provide the coach with a note / email or phone call excusing the absence. • Three unexcused absences will lead to being dismissed from the team. • Practice attendance is a component of game eligibility.
What are the eligibility requirements? • Players must have passed all classes for the 1 st nine weeks. (October 15 th is the cut-off) • Any player with an F on their report card is ineligible to practice or play for the entire season. • Once the season starts, weekly eligibility will begin. • Every Wednesday coaches will check players grades. If a student has an “F” grade in any class, they will be put on probation until that Friday. If they don’t have a passing grade after that Friday they will become ineligible for any game after Friday, until they bring a note from their teacher indicating they are now passing.
What is the difference between Varsity and Junior Varsity? • Varsity is the most competitive level, but all players will have the opportunity to play. • Playing time is not even. • JV playing time is more evenly balanced. • Our goal is to develop players and get them as much game experience as possible.
How are the team assignments made? • The first practices (try-outs) are designed to provide the coaching staff with information to decide team members and team assignments. • Try-outs may include: • Hustle (effort), free throw shooting, spot shooting, ball handling, passing, timed line drills and full court lay-ups, as well as game situations (scrimmage) and overall physical fitness.
When are the games? • Mostly Tuesdays and Thursdays. (4: 00 to 6: 30) • Each team will have one Saturday that they will have games (completion of the league tournament) How are students transported to games and practices? • Players are required to ride the team bus to games. • Busses are furnished to get the JV players from PRMS to Madison for practice.
Do players have to ride the team bus home? • No • Players must have written permission from their parent in order not to ride the bus home. They will only be allowed to ride home with their parent. • Parents taking their daughter home after an away game will need to check out their daughter by signing the player sign-out form, prior to leaving the gym.
How long is the season? • The basketball season is over the first full week of December. – (Final games will be a tournament the week of December 9 th, concluding on that Saturday. Is there any special equipment needed? • No, just comfortable clothes for practice. • Girls need shorts, t-shirt, and gym shoes. • Once teams are selected, practice gear will be checked out and must be returned at the end of the season.
Can players wear jewelry? • No. Jewelry will not be allowed on the basketball court (for safety reasons). • No earrings, necklaces, rings, piercing, or metal hair clips/pins.
How do I get in touch with my daughter’s coach? • You may contact PRMS at 856 -3850 • Leave a voice mail message for your coach. • You may email your daughter’s coach • Coach’s last name and first initial followed by @usd 231. com ([email protected] 231. com) • If you can not reach your coach, I will contact them for you. • Jeff Davidson » At PRMS 856 -7409