Logan View Junior High Girls Basketball
Junior High Girls Basketball is coached by Jason Polk and Olivia McCain
The primary purpose of this letter is to acquaint you with the rules and expectations of the LV Junior High Basketball Program. In the event that there is something in this letter you do not understand, please bring it to my attention as soon as possible.
The process of athletics is very important, not just the end result of winning or losing. We will do everything possible to win, but the character traits derived from athletics in a good program in which a woman can carry on throughout her adult life are the most important aspect of the program. I truly feel that athletics and the competition in athletics is the greatest learning tool we can give a young person. It teaches you to never quit, give up, or give in. You experience failure and learn to accept that failure and learn from it. It teaches you to face adversity and learn to overcome it. It teaches you to work together with many different groups of people to achieve a common cause.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
Attendance at all practices and games is expected. Basketball is a team sport and absence from practice means that individual is missing out on anything new we are doing that day, working on team chemistry with the rest of their teammates, and the skill work and conditioning done that day. Games are also included in the attendance policy. Most of the games are during the week, but we have a few on weekends also. For the regular season, we will usually have a 7th grade game followed by an 8th grade game. Seventh grade players are expected to stay and support the 8th grade team
Travel for games: Players are expected to travel to games on the team bus. Following the games they may ride home with parents once the coaches have a parent signature on the Sign-out sheet.
EFFORT & PARTICIPATION
Attitude and effort are the most important intangibles in this program. 8% of success is because of innate ability - 92% by proper attitude. 5% of success is determined by knowledge - 95% by effort. A Harvard study showed 85% of success is related to one's attitude. Athletes must learn to control attitude, not to be controlled by attitude.
Players will be expected to give their best effort in practices and games. They should attempt to do what the coach has requested from them with effort and positive attitude. Refusal to do what a coach has asked will lead to consequences for the player.
ACADEMICS AND ELIGIBILITY
We follow the Logan View eligibility policy found in the student handbook. The Eligibility Report comes out on Tuesday morning each week. A student’s eligibility stays the same until the next Eligibility Report comes out the following week. Below is a brief explanation of the policy:
A student is ineligible in the following instances:
Every one of you wants to start on our basketball Team. Unfortunately, not all of you will. The coaches will determine who will start, and I feel it is important for you to understand how we will decide on Depth Charts as practices progress.
1. Knowledge of Assignment (Plays): We cannot and will not play people who do not know their assignments.
2. Hustle and Effort: Everyone will be expected to give 100% at all times. Your teammates will be giving 100% and they will expect you to do so. Extra effort wins games. That is a fact.
3. Mental Toughness: We will discover during practice who can overcome adversity and respond positively.
4. Contribution to the Overall Team: The individual who motivates her teammates to do better, is always enthusiastic and ready, will make a greater contribution than one who does not possess this quality. EVERYONE can be a team player. This is the most important asset of a successful team.
5. Talent: If the above four characteristics are equal, and they should be, then the young woman who has the most talent, and makes the most big plays, will start. However, talent will not enter into our evaluation until we look closely at the first four qualities.
Please report injuries to a coach as soon as possible. This is so we can provide any treatment needed and/or recommend further evaluation. We have a trainer that comes to Logan View every Tuesday and Thursday morning the athletes can see. If you prefer to go to your own doctor, that is fine also. The coaches would appreciate a note from the doctor explaining the injury. If a player is required to miss participation we will need a note from the doctor when they are cleared to resume.
|Contact: Jason Polk|