Basketball

Grade Information

List of 3 items.

  • Grade 5

    The Grade Five Basketball program emphasizes 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 tracksuit will be required for all away games. The season will begin on Tuesday, November 27, and will end on Thursday, February 14, with the ISEA Playday at Southridge School. Boys are participating in one invitational tournament hosted by Vancouver College on Saturday, February 9. The coaching staff will select a team of ten boys for this event based on competitive/skill level of play.
     
    Practice times: Tuesdays (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) and Fridays (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • 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 in last year’s basketball team does not guarantee selection for this squad. All new boys are welcome to try out. 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 Tuesdays during Games Periods from 10:10 am – 11:30 am, and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. They represent our school in the local ISEA competition and tournaments including Dragon Invitational at St. George’s School (Friday, February 1) and Emerald Invitational at Vancouver College (Friday, February 22). Attendance at all practices and 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 (Wednesday, February 13 at Richmond Oval). The B team practice on Tuesdays from 10:10 am – 11:30 am(Games Periods) and Thursdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. 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 layups, accuracy, form), and dribbling (ball protection/control, one on one moves).  These skills also include an 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 the 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 behaviour 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 Grade 6 and 7 with fairly extensive playing experience. The tryouts take place after school (3:30 pm – 5:15 pm) on the following dates:

    • Thursday, November 8,
    • Friday, November 9
    • Tuesday, November 13
    • Wednesday, November 14

    All boys interested in playing should attend all tryout sessions. Although the coaches 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 pm – 5:00 pm), Wednesdays (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm), and Thursdays (12:20 pm – 1:30 pm), and often participate in exhibition tournaments on Saturdays. Please note the time commitment and academic classes missed. This squad represents our school at all major competitions.

    The 7A team attends the following events:

    • Cavs Classic at Collingwood School on Friday, November 30
    • Dragon Classic held at our school on Friday, January 25
    • ISEA Championships held at our school Friday, February 22
    • Emerald Classic at Vancouver College Saturday, February 23 
    Attendance is mandatory for practice times as well as all tournaments (see online 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 on January 31, February 1 and 2 in Okotoks, Alberta (Strathcona Tweedsmuir School). The team will depart Vancouver on Wednesday, January 30 (Flight info TBC) and return on Saturday, February 2 (Flight info TBC). The team will be staying in a hotel and there is an extra cost associated with this event (TBD).
     
    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 Mondays at (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) and Thursdays (12:20 pm – 1:30 pm). See online schedule 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 layups, accuracy, form), and dribbling (ball protection/control, one on one moves). These skills also include an 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 the 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 behaviour in classes. 

    At some point during the tryouts, the coaching staff will have to make a subjective decision and rate each athlete’s performance based on the factors listed.
Please view a detailed season schedule by logging in to the School Calendar and applying the "Jr. Athletics filter".
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