Hi basketball families,
Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for! Just an update on the season so far.
Coaches- I want to give a BIG THANK YOU and officially welcome Coach Beth and Coach Jill. Here is a little background on them. We are so privileged to have this type of talent! A true A team!
Coach Beth played at University of Akron and is in her 19th year as the Head Coach of Summit Country Day. She currently is 1 game away from 300 WINS! Amazing!
Coach Jill- played at Denison (my alma mater) and coached 11 years at the collegiate level for both Transylvania and Marietta College and spent 5 years as a high school coach at both Hamilton and St. Ursula.
Practices- We have been working on our fundamentals! Pressure layups, close range shooting, effective and accurate passing, rebounding and outlet passing, fast break wide lane running, and elevating our ball handling skills. Defensively, we have been working on both man to man defense and a 2-3 zone defense and have even implemented a motion offense. Practices have been smooth and the girls seem very interested in elevating their game!
Games- The schedule is out. Click the link to the right. https://www.cpybl.com/team-schedule. With my boys schedule and Coach Beth's high school schedule, we might need some coaching help. We'll work through any conflicts shortly and send a specific email out. More to come.
IH Youth Basketball Night- REMINDER that's DEC 9th! We'll need chaperones as I'll need to leave potentially early for a work event. Let me know if you can help out. Also, we'll be playing SUMMIT, Coach Beth's Team, so we'll be cheering hard for both teams. Feel free to wear both school colors!
Women's Crosstown Shootout- PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN JOIN.
Xavier VS University of Cincinnati-Saturday, Dec 14th at 2 pm at the Cintas Center. I have 18 tickets, 10 for the girls and 3 for coaches. So, there are 5 left for parents, assuming all can come. Let me know who is interested in coming and we'll work it out.
There is an opportunity for the girls to enter an inspirational WOMEN'S ESSAY CONTEST. They want to hear about a great woman that inspires them in their daily lives- a mom, grandma, sister, teacher, friend, etc. It needs to be 100 words or less and needs to tell them about that inspirational woman and why you want to share them with the world. Essays can be submitted online at GOXavier.com/Inspire. Essays are DUE DEC 6th by 7PM, and 3 winners will be notified by Dec 10th.
Uniforms-Gear is on order, expected delivery is 2 weeks. Uniforms will be passed out at our next practice.
Game Expectations- PLEASE GET TO GAMES 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TIP OFF. Please look at the CPBYL site for all things basketball. They do an excellent job with adding directions to the gyms there.
White is HOME
RED is AWAY
Letters for SAMMY- Sammy Kettler is heading into surgery Dec 3rd and I'd love it if the TEAM could make some cards for her. Please BRING THEM TO THE NEXT PRACTICE and I'll make sure she receives them.
Tournament- PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN PLAY. It's at courts for sports. I understand with the holidays, if families are busy. We'll most likely enter into more. So, this is just he start.
Holiday Classic Tournament
December 18-21, 2019 Description: Each team is guaranteed three games. Trophies and medals will be awarded to first place teams. Gate fee for all spectators.
See you Tuesday!