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GRADE 5 GIRLS

SELECT LEAGUE

TRYOUTS

 

The tryout session times and locations are as follows: 
     

Monday, 10/2/2017  at Spring Hill ES from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, 10/6/2017 at Cooper Large Gym from 5:00pm-7:00pm          

Tuesday, 10/10/2017 at Longfellow small gym from 7:15pm-9:00pm

 

Friday (if needed) 10/13/2017 at Longfellow small gym from 7:00pm-8:30pm

 

 

5th grade basketball players/families: 

The McLean Youth Basketball Select tryouts for our two 5th grade girls Select teams begin Monday, October 2. On behalf of MYB I wanted to give you a heads up on the full tryout schedule and encourage interested players to come out for this year's teams.  Please note that this email is not regarding the House League tryout schedule – those tryouts will not take place for several weeks and will be announced separately.               

                   
Via these upcoming tryouts McLean Youth Basketball creates two competitive teams of 10 players each to participate in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League and the Fairfax Stars League. I will coach the 5th grade girls McLean Division 1 team. MYB is finalizing the head coach for the 5th grade McLean Division 2 team. Both teams will be led by coaches focused on player skill development and the concepts of team basketball. We are looking for engaged young athletes who want to learn, have fun, and participate in an encouraging and challenging sports environment against capable competition.

 

The head coach of the Grade 5 Division 1 team is Jamie Crittenberger. He has been coaching basketball in McLean in the youth through high school levels for over 30 years, and has coached in the Select program in McLean for the last four years with boys and girls teams at both theDivision 1 and Division 2 levels. He also coaches in the House League and has three children who participate in the McLean Youth Basketball program.

 

The tryout schedule for our two 5th grade girls McLean Select teams has been set and is available on the MYB website. We tried to avoid as many conflicts as we could but we realize that this schedule will provide challenges against some of your fall sports and non-sports activities. Nonetheless, it is important to try to attend the first two sessions. In fact, a requirement for MYB Select is that a player must attend at least one of the first two sessions in order to be eligible for a Select team. Further, there is a possibility that the Division 1 team may be selected after the second session. So the more we get to see your daughter in action, the better.

 

The tryout session times and locations are as follows: 

           

Monday, 10/2/2017  at Spring Hill ES from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, 10/6/2017 at Cooper Large Gym from 5:00pm-7:00pm          

Tuesday, 10/10/2017 at Longfellow small gym from 7:15pm-9:00pm

 

Friday (if needed) 10/13/2017 at Longfellow small gym from 7:00pm-8:30pm

 

Please:

·         register as soon as possible on the website for the tryouts

·         show up on time and ready to play, with a basketball and water bottle

·         have the girls wear a shirt that can have a number drawn on it or attached to it

          complete and bring to the first tryout the attached tryout information form

               

 Prior to attending the first tryout it would be helpful if you can take the time to fill out the attached information form. We will have these at the gym location, but it would speed things up and be more accurate if you could fill this form out in advance. The conflict information is extremely important.   We will use the information to set practice times and locations.

               

Online Registration Now Open

Players should register in advance for the tryouts. Register online at the McLean Youth Basketball web site, www.mcleanbasketball.com and follow the links on the web site to the registration page. Thank you to those of you who already registered. If your daughter does not make either Selectteam, your fee is fully refunded or applied to the House League (with the remainder refunded). Having players pre-registered makes the first day of tryouts go much smoother, so please pre-register online.

 

Information Meeting at First Tryout

We will have an information meeting for parents and players during the last 10 minutes of the first day of tryouts. During that meeting, we will cover some points about the tryout process and program, and will answer any questions.

 

Season schedule

Grade 5 teams are planning to play in two leagues – the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League and the Fairfax Stars AAU League. Games run from late November through the first weekend of March. We also typically participate in local tournaments during Thanksgiving weekend and the holiday break (not mandatory, but expected for families in town).

 

Practice schedule

Practices begin as soon as the teams are selected in mid-October. We will typically practice twice a week until the end of soccer/lacrosse/softball season in mid-November (this may be one practice a weekend and one on a weeknight, depending on player conflicts). After November 15, we will set our practice schedule of two weeknights a week until the end of the season. We will try to schedule these around conflicts as best we can - the information sheets you provide at the tryouts will be helpful for this.

 

Priority sport Nov. 16 - Mar. 4

During this time frame (Nov 16-Mar 4), the McLean Select basketball team practices and games should be your daughter's top sports priority. We will try to schedule around known conflicts the best we can, but we cannot be missing players because of sports commitments to other teams and other activities. This is a team sport and we need all players to participate in all practices and games. The players and teams improve with each practice and game. It is not fair to your teammates when you miss team events. It hurts both team performance and chemistry. Level of commitment will be considered in team placement. Once the teams are formed, we expect parents and players to live up to this commitment.

 

Know of other players who may be interested?

If you know of any 5th grade girls (from McLean or other towns) who may be qualified and interested in Select basketball - please spread the word. This is an open tryout and we realize our contact list may not include some players who would like to try out for a team.

               

If you have any questions please feel free to email jcrittenberger@spencerstuart.com.

 

We hope to see you on October 2.                

 

Regards,

               

 

McLean Youth Basketball