Basketball

Grade Information

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  • Grade 5

    The Grade Five Basketball program emphasizes developing sportsmanship, competitive play, and enjoyment of the game. All boys are welcome to play but need to commit to a practice/game schedule. Boys will practice two days per week, participate in games as well as compete in a basketball tournament at the end of the season. Attendance is mandatory for all practices and games in order to be a member of the team. For practices and games, all students are required to wear the following: basketball or athletic shoes, black shorts, sports socks, St. George's basketball jersey. School track suit will be required for all away games. The season will begin in mid-November and will end in late February with the ISEA Playday hosted by Southridge School. Boys are also likely to participate in one invitational tournament hosted by Vancouver College. (Date TBC) Coaching staff will selected a team for this event based on competitive/skill level of play. 

    Practice times: Tuesdays (3:30 – 4:30PM) and Fridays (3:30 – 4:30PM)
  • Grade 6

    The “A” team is our most competitive team at this grade level consisting of 10-12 players with previous playing experience and a higher skill set as evaluated by our coaching staff. Participation on last year’s basketball team does not guarantee selection for this squad, and all new boys are welcome to tryout. Although the coach will make an effort to provide equal playing time to all members of this squad, playing time is not guaranteed. The A team practice on Tuesday during Games Periods (12:25 – 1:45PM), Wednesdays and Thursday 3:30 – 5:00PM. They represent our school at all major tournaments including: Dragon Invitational at St. George’s School (Friday, early February-TBC), St. Patrick’s Invitational (Saturday, late February - TBC), Emerald Invitational at Vancouver College (Friday, late February - TBC) and ISEA Playday (Wednesday, late February - TBC). Attendance at all practices and weekend tournaments is mandatory.  If your son is unable to commit to this schedule, please notify the coaching staff before the tryouts begin.  

    The “B” team carries 12 players. This team will represent our school in the local ISEA competition, including the ISEA Playday.  The B team practice on Tuesdays 12:25 – 1:45PM (Games Periods) and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00PM. Playing time is equal on this squad.  

    Evaluation and selection are based on three major components: fundamental skills, athleticism, and attitude. 
    • Fundamental skills include passing (accuracy, power, court awareness), shooting (left and right hand lay ups, accuracy, form), and dribbling (ball protection/control, one on one moves).  These skills also include understanding of the game and the decision making process. 
    • Athleticism relates to the speed and power of execution of the fundamental skills.
    • Willingness to learn and commit to team is an important aspect of evaluation.  It includes the ability to follow instruction (“coachability”), interpersonal skills (with boys and adults), competitiveness, core values and, indirectly, attitude and behavior in classes.  
    At some point during the try-outs the coaching staff will have to make a subjective decision and rate each athlete’s performance based on the factors listed.  
  • Grade 7

    The 7A team is the most competitive basketball team at the Junior School. We select players from the Grades 6 and 7 with fairly extensive playing experience. The try-out process starts in early November and all boys interested in playing must attend all try-out sessions. Although the coach will make an effort to provide equal playing time to all members of this squad, playing time is not guaranteed. The 7A team competes primarily in the local ISEA league throughout the second term. Boys practice three times per week: Mondays (3:30 – 5:00), Wednesdays (3:30 – 5:00), and Thursdays (12:00 – 1:30), and often participate in exhibition tournaments on Saturdays. This squad represents our school at all major competitions.  

    The 7A team usually attends the following events: the O.L.P.H. Invitational tournament held in mid- January, the Dragon Classic tournament on Friday in late January at our school, the Emerald Classic hosted by Vancouver College usually third Saturday in February, and the ISEA Championships held on last Thursday in February at our school. There are often other exhibition games and tournaments scheduled. Attendance is mandatory for practice times as well as all tournaments (see schedule for full details).

    The highlight event of the season is the CAIS National tournament. The CAIS tournament is an age restricted event (U-13) held during the last week of January. It is hosted by the independent school member of CAIS association on rotating (East-West) basis. Participation in this tournament requires school communities to billet visiting players. Members of the 7A basketball team are required to billet visiting students when tournament is hosted out West. This year, the tournament is hosted by Collingwood School in North Vancouver; therefore every member of 7A basketball team will be required to billet two visiting students for the duration of the event. Billeting nights are Wednesday (January 27), Thursday (January 28) and Friday (January 29). 
     
    The “B” team carries 12 players. This team will represent our school in the local ISEA competition, including the ISEA Division 2 championship, and Dragon Classic tournament.  The B team practice on Monday 3:30 – 5:00PM and Thursday 12:00 – 1:30PM. (See schedule attached for full details). During the regular season playing time is equal on this squad. Playing time during the ISEA Championships is at coach’s discretion.  
     
    Evaluation and selection are based on three major components: fundamental skills, athleticism, and attitude. 
    • Fundamental skills include passing (accuracy, power, court awareness), shooting (left and right hand lay ups, accuracy, form), and dribbling (ball protection/control, one on one moves).  These skills also include understanding of the game and the decision making process.  
    • Athleticism relates to the speed and power of execution of the fundamental skills.
    • Willingness to learn and commit to team is an important aspect of evaluation.  It includes the ability to follow instruction (“coachability”), interpersonal skills (with boys and adults), competitiveness, core values, and indirectly, attitude and behavior in classes. 
    At some point during the try-outs the coaching staff will have to make a subjective decision and rate each athlete’s performance based on the factors listed.  

2015-16 Competitive Calendar

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  • Grade 5

    • Friday, December 9 vs. Southridge – Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Friday, January 20 vs. Collingwood - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Tuesday, January 24 vs. Meadowridge and Stratford Hall - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Saturday, January 28 @ Vancouver College (Select Team) – TBC – Parent drop off and pick up (TBC)

    • Tuesday, February 7 vs. WPGA - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Thursday, February 16 – PLAYDAY at Southridge
      -Departure on the school bus around 7:30 am (TBC)
      -Return to Jr. School around 3:45 pm (TBC)
  • Grade 6

    • Thursday, December 8 vs. WPGA - Jr. School Big Gym
      -6A vs. WPGA - 3:30 – 4:15 pm
      -6B vs. WPGA – 4:20 – 5:05 pm

    • Thursday, January 19 vs. Collingwood - Jr. School Big Gym
      -6A vs. Collingwood - 3:30 – 4:15 pm
      -6B vs. Collingwood – 4:20 – 5:05 pm

    • Thursday, January 26 vs. Southridge - Jr. School Big Gym
      -6A vs. Southridge - 3:30 – 4:15 pm
      -6B vs. Southridge – 4:20 – 5:05 pm

    • Friday, February 3 - Dragon Invitational tournament at Jr. School Big Gym – All Day – Schedule (TBC)

    • Thursday, February 9 vs. Stratford Hall - Jr. School Big Gym – 6A vs. Southridge - 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Wednesday, February 15 @ Richmond Oval (ISEA Playday – 6B Team Only)
      -Departure on the school bus at 7:45 am (TBC)
      -Return to Jr. School around 3:30 pm (TBC)

    • Friday, February 24 @ Van College (Invitational - 6A Team Only)
      -Departure on the school bus at 11:00 am (TBC)
      -Parent Pick up (Schedule TBC)
  • Grade 7A

    • Wednesday, November 30 vs. Southridge - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Friday, December 9 @ Collingwood
      -Departure on the school bus at 7:30 am (TBC)
      -Return to Jr. School around 6:30 pm (TBC)

    • Wednesday, January 18 vs. Southridge - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:00 – 4:00 pm

    • Tuesday, January 24 @ St. John’s
      -Departure on the school bus at 2:15 pm
      -Return to Jr. School around 4:20 pm

    • Friday, January 27 - Dragon Classic tournament at Jr. School Big Gym – All Day – Schedule (TBC)

    • Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, February 4 @ Hillfield Strathallan College Hamilton – CAIS U-13 Nationals
      -Departure on Tuesday, January 31 (TBC)
      -Return on Saturday, February 4 (TBC)

    • Wednesday, February 8 vs. WPGA - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Wednesday, February 15 vs. Collingwood - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Monday, February 20 – ISEA Championship at Jr. School Big Gym – All Day – Schedule (TBC)

    • Saturday, February 25 @ Vancouver College TBC – Parent drop off and pick up (Schedule TBC)
  • Grade 7B

    • Wednesday, December 7 vs. Meadowridge - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:45 – 4:45 pm

    • Monday, December 12 @ Collingwood
      -Departure on the school bus at 2:15 pm
      -Return to Jr. School around 5:30 pm

    • Wednesday, January 18 vs. Southridge - Jr. School Big Gym – 4:00 – 5:00 pm

    • Monday, January 23 @ Stratford Hall
      -Departure on the school bus at 2:15 pm 
      -Return to Jr. School around 5:00 pm

    • Friday, January 27 - Dragon Classic tournament at Jr. School Big Gym – All Day – Schedule (TBC)

    • Wednesday, February 1 vs. Brockton School - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Monday, February 6 vs. Southpointe Academy - Jr. School Big Gym – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    • Monday, February 20 – ISEA Championship @ Stratford Hall – All Day – Schedule (TBC)
      -Departure on the school bus at 7:45 am
      -Return to Jr. School around 4:30 pm
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