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.
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.