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, sports socks, St. George's basketball jersey and shorts (provided). School track suit will be required for all away games. The season will begin on Friday, November 17, and will end on Thursday, February 15, with the ISEA Playday at Southridge School. Boys are participating in one invitational tournament hosted by Vancouver College on Saturday, February 17. Coaching staff will selected a team of ten boys 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 Wednesday during Games Periods (12:20 – 1:40PM), Tuesdays and Thursday 3:30 – 4:30PM. They represent our school in the local ISEA competition and tournaments including Dragon Invitational at St. George’s School (Friday, February 2) and Emerald Invitational at Vancouver College (Friday, February 23). 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. The B team practice on Wednesdays 12:20 – 1:40PM (Games Periods) and Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30PM. Playing time is equal on this squad.

    The selection process begins on Wednesday, November 8 (3:30 – 5:00PM), Thursday, November 9 (3:30 – 5:00PM), Tuesday, November 14 (Games Class – 10:10 – 11:25) and Wednesday, November 15 (Games Class – 12:25 – 1:40PM).

    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-outs take place after school (3:30 – 5:00PM) on following dates: Monday, October 30, Wednesday, November 1, Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7. All boys interested in playing should attend all try-out 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 – 5:00), Wednesdays (3:30 – 5:00), and Thursdays (12:20 – 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: Cavs Classic at Collingwood School on Friday, December 1, Dragon Classic tournament on Friday, January 26 at our school, Emerald Classic hosted by Vancouver College on Saturday, February 24, and the ISEA Championships held on Wednesday, February 21, 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 on February 1, 2 and 3 in Toronto. Sterling Hall and The York Schools host it this year. The team will depart Vancouver on Tuesday, January 30 (Flight info TBC) and return on Saturday, February 3 (Flight info TBC). Team will be staying in 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 Monday 3:30 – 4:30PM and Thursday 12:20 – 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.

2016-17 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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