11/13 TBA Girls’ JV Basketball Tournament
11/14 TBA Girls’ JV Basketball Semi-finals at Lincoln
11/15 TBA Girls’ JV Basketball Finals at Lincoln
11/16 TBA Girls’ Varsity Basketball Tournament
11/17 TBA Girls’ Varsity Basketball Semi-finals at Lincoln
11/21 TBA Girls’ Varsity Basketball Finals at Lincoln
WMS Girls Basketball Parents,
Hello and welcome to another season of WMS Girls Basketball! For those of you who are not familiar, my name is James Robertson. I have been coaching the WMS Boys and Girls for the past 3-4 years. Last year the girls had an excellent season, which was capped off with the Varsity team winning the D150 City Championship! I am eager to get this year started as we look to follow-up on last year’s great performance.
The reason I am sending this letter home is to inform the parents/guardians of a few changes this year in regards to practice times. Typically, practices are held from 2:30 – 4:15 immediately following the school day. This year, due to my full-time position with the Air National Guard, I unfortunately will not be able to hold practice at that time. Mr. Poehls and I have collaborated and decided that we are going to hold practices from 4:00 – 6:00 most evenings. For those parents who are not familiar with middle school basketball, on game days the JV game typically begins at 4:00, with the Varsity game immediately following.
I realize this places more of a burden on the parents providing rides due to the fact that there would not be an activity bus available to take the girls home at 6:00. Mr. Poehls and I have discussed the option of having a "study hall" available to the girls after school from 2:30 – 4:00 on practice days if they wanted to stick around school. Teacher supervision would be provided. If your daughter is interested in trying out and you run into an issue with transportation, we ask that you please reach out to other parents to try to arrange carpools or help with rides if they make the team. I understand that there may be some conflicts that arise, and I am more than happy to work with you and the girls to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
Girls Basketball Try-Outs will be held on Friday, September 15th from 2:30 – 4:15. Please note the timing is different from practice times, as I am taking this day off to ensure all girls have the opportunity to attend try-outs. All girls that make the team will be provided with a practice/game schedule the following Monday.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell at (309)-264-2907. I am looking forward to another great season of WMS basketball! Go Wildcats!