First game starts at 6:30 at Oakton E.S. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early if possible. NOTE: we're having a double-header because some teams got a head start.
There are two things I'd like us to focus on tomorrow and at practice on Friday:
1. Boxing out: keeping your body in front (and closer to basket) of opponent while rebounding.
2. Passing more; dribbling less. And better spacing to keep the passing/dribbling lanes free.
SOME OTHER MATTERS
In the rush to get dressed for our first game, the person who should have #8 (small jersey) was given the wrong size. This meant another player who requested an adult medium hasn't gotten the jersey he's entitled to. If you know anything about this let me know. If not, I'll try to exchange with the Commisioner.
The Commissioner says that they may divide the brackets to make games more competitive. We've been in both games so I don't think this is a problem for our team, but I know some teams have been blown out badly, which can be discouraging.
I meant to have a vote on it, but I've gone ahead and chosen as our team name...(drum roll)... Spiders. I selected it because the weave was my favorite drill as a basketball player and mastering the weave is a good way to impress a basketball coach. If nothing else, we'll be able to weave as well as spiders by the end of the season!
I received an email about some parents and/or players in our league not taking trash out after games. This is probably not our team, but I'm passing it on as promised. See you tomorrow.