Lady Cats of Libertyville

Report
Libertyville Lady Cats
Pre-tryout Informational Meeting
“We are going to run the picket fence – don’t get caught
watching the paint dry.” – Hickory Hoosiers coach Norman Dale
Agenda
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Introductions and the Lady Cats Mission
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2012-2013 season preview
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Player and Parent Expectations
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Tryouts and Registration
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Website www.libertyvilleladycats.org
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Email: [email protected]
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Introductions
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Board & Roles
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Michael Buchert
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Doug Cayce
Mari Frea
Rob Weis
Bill Spaulding
Kris Hoult
Kevin Keefe
Julie Rochester
Chris VanMatre
Rich Manski
President
Coaching and Player Development/Lead Trainer
Scheduling
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer & sponsorships
Tournament Dir/Public Relations/Secretary
Immediate Past President/Website/volunteer coord
Special and Social events; Assistant scheduler
Tournament Auction Coord/volunteer coord/web assist
Chief Information Officer, Away Tourn Coor/ Surveys
Coaching Staff
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Doug Cayce
Mimi Savatic
Allison Thoren
Jan Bautista
Mary Kovatch - Trainer
TBD – Pending Teams
Partner – LHS Varsity Coach Greg Pedersen / Coaching Staff / LHS Players
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Lady Cats Mission Review
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Purpose:
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Provide the Libertyville community with a developmental basketball
program that prepares middle school girls to play basketball at the
high school level, and teaches life lessons they will value beyond
high school
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Northern Illinois Girls Feeder Basketball Association (NIGFBA)
www.nigfba.com
33 programs from Northern Illinois in NIGFBA
NIGFBA requires each member to be a feeder program
Lady Cats is feeder program for LHS
Girls must live within LHS boundaries and plan on attending LHS
to be eligible for Lady Cats
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Lady Cats Mission - Goals
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Have FUN!!!
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Develop complete players and help them become better people
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Fundamentals first, game strategy as players progress
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Values – teamwork, integrity, pride …
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Not afraid to fail
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Win with grace; lose with dignity
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Lady Cats Mission - Principles
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Development is focus; winning will happen
Expectation is Lady Cats is priority above all non-school extracurricular activities
Positive attitude, effort and “coachability” will be rewarded
Development requires playing time – expectation is all players play every game
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Establish player/coach relationships, not parent/coach relationships
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5th and 6th grade playing time is balanced over the season
7th and 8th grade – Earned approach
Players should call coach if unable to attend practice or game
Players should ask coach to clarify playing time/position
Parent can schedule time to talk with coach if player not satisfied with answer
No parent contact with coaches within 24 hours after a game – “cooling off period”
Scoring is the result of many players working together – don’t focus on stats
Parents should be great fans, not sideline or carpool coaches – Support the
entire team, not just your daughter
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2012 – 2013 Season Preview
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4,5,6,7 or 8 teams – Maybe two teams at each level.
Team size (max usually 12) is determined by quality of players at
tryouts – If we have numbers and talent, we will try to have a team
5th Grade – If we have numbers and talent for two teams, they will be
split equally after a few practices
6th – 8th Grade – If we have numbers and talent for two teams, they will
be split into Orange and Black teams.
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Differences will include – Black teams will need to have parent coaches,
possibly will have a few less games and a few less practices than orange
teams, and cost to participate is adjusted accordingly.
League concerns – a program needs to fill 6th – 8th to be in the league. Only
New Trier, Maine South and Libertyville fielded two teams last season, with
30 other programs having cuts at one team for each grade.
Competition concerns – black level teams facing difficult competition. This
season work to obtain a more level playing schedule for both orange and
black teams, based upon historical program strength.
Orange and black teams will typically not play in the same tournaments this
season.
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2012 – 2013 Season Preview (2)
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Continued great support from LHS
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We will play most home games and most practices at LHS
We will host a one day tournament at LHS on January 6, 2013 – Main
fundraiser
Our 8th grade team will shadow an LHS team for a game, including pre game
meeting, halftime, and postgame talk
LHS players help with practices and tournaments
Practices begin early November
First tournament likely early December
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4 to 6 tournaments per team
Expect about 30 to 45 games, including tournaments
Most games on weekends, some weeknights
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2012-2013 Season Preview (3)
TOURNAMENTS
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Out-of-town overnight tournament in late Jan in Wisconsin
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Lady Cats Tournament at LHS on January 6th
GAMES/PRACTICES/OTHER ACTIVITES
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Big Sister – Little Sister program
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Mixer: night of games with teams “mixed up” from each grade
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Lady Cats at Northwestern Univ; 8th grade play in NU’s gym
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NIGFBA season ending tourney in middle March
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No league games over Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday weekends
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Optional Holiday Tournament
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Season ending banquet
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An active, energized Parents Organization to drive Tournament and
other fundraising activities
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2012 – 2013 Player Commitment
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Season runs November 1 – March 15 (approx)
Practices at Libertyville HS, LSC, or local grade schools
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Practices every Monday and Wednesday night
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Lady Cats is primary sport (other than school team) during entire season
Home games scheduled for weekends when possible
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Third weekly practice on some Fridays
As season progresses, may have only one night of practice
Court time challenges exist
Five conference home and away matchups (Orange team conference will
likely be Palatine, Fremd, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg) grades 6-8;
5th grade TBD by NIGFBA; Black teams, if we are able to field sufficient
number of teams to be in league, will have conference determined soon.
Some non-conference home and away matchups
We try for away games on weekends if opponent has weekend court time
Season ending NIGFBA tournament and the Lady Cats tournament
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Player expectations
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Players will sign and abide by NIGFBA Code of Conduct
Attend all practices and games on time ready to play
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If you miss practice you will have diminished playing time.
No homework at practice; no sitting out unless injured
Focus and dedication at all practices; arrive on time @ 6:45 for 7:00 practice
Bring ball and wear practice jersey to all practices, NO JEWELRY –
NOT EVEN STARTER EARRINGS
Leave our bench and gym cleaner than when we walked in
Give best effort and intensity in practice, in games and while on the
bench during games -- HUSTLE
Get up off bench and congratulate teammates as they leave the game.
Demonstrate sportsmanship at all time to referees, opponents, coaches,
teammates and fans
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Lady Cats do NOT get technical or flagrant fouls
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Playing Time
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Everyone Plays!!
Lady Cats comes first before any other sports (except school)
5th and 6th - playing time is balanced over the season
7th and 8th – minutes earned
Playing time is affected by practice time, attitude, ability,
progress, commitment to team, and compatibility with needs of
team vs competition
Playing time is affected by missed practices
28 minutes a game 12 players 5 players on the court – we cannot
all play every minute of every game.
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Parent expectations
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Parents will sign and abide by NIGFBA Code of Conduct
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NIGFBA rules – coaches are responsible for parents behavior. A Parent
technical or ejection results in Coach ejection; game will be stopped until
Parent and Coach have left the gym
Demonstrate sportsmanship at all time to referees, players, coaches, and
other fans
No sideline coaching
A parent violation will result in player suspension
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Trust your daughters to communicate with their coach; if you need to
speak with a coach respect the 24 hour rule and their time
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Get players to practices 15 minutes prior to start time and to games on
time ready to play
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Active participation in Parents Organization
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Program Cost
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Costs to Lady Cats are around $750 per player
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Court time ($25 to $40/hour)
Referees ($70/game)
Tournament registration fees ($250-$300 per team)
NIGFBA membership fees and registration
Coaches and Lead Trainer
Insurance and other related expenses
Team building events
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Lady Cats will provide each player with a “practice ball”, shooting shirt, T-shirt,
and water bottle
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Last seasons costs were covered by:
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Player fees
Preseason clinic and tryouts, in small part
Lady Cat Tournament
Local company sponsorships
Uniforms purchased separately
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2012 – 2013 Program Fees
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5th Grade Player fee – $495 (same as last year!)
6th – 8th Orange team player fee - $550
6th – 8th Black team player fee - $395
Uniform cost (ALL NEW THIS SEASON) – about $75
Volunteer effort
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Tournament – January 6, 2013
Other activities (clinic, team building events, NU trip, team dad etc.)
Sponsorships
Volunteer buyout ($200)
Fees will be payable at registration on October 30th
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Financial assistance will be considered on an individual basis
Fees are very competitive with other area basketball programs
Libertyville rec program - $175 for ten games – parent coach
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What your registration fee covers:
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NIGFBA membership fees
Court Time
Referee fees
Insurance
Coaches and Lead Trainer
Tournament registration fees
Northwestern game tickets and
transportation
Shooting shirt
Evolution Basketball (5th Grade
or new to program)
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Lady Cats T-shirt
Water bottle
Lady Cats window decal
Website maintenance
Team building events: mixers,
pizza parties
16. Lady Cats Scholarship Award
17. Year end Banquet
18. Year end players’ and coaches’
gifts and awards
Our goal is to not nickel and dime you; no other fees will be requested during the season.
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TRYOUTS
Open to all 5th through 8th grade girls who plan on
attending Libertyville High School
 TRYOUT SESSION 1: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
TRYOUT TIME: 5TH AND 6TH @ 6:15-7:30PM
(REGISTRATION STARTS @ 5:45)
TRYOUT TIME: 7TH AND 8TH @ 7:45-9:00PM
(REGISTRATION STARTS @ 7:15)
 TRYOUT SESSION 2: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st
TRYOUT TIME: 7TH AND 8TH @ 5:00-6:15PM
(REGISTRATION STARTS @ 4:45)
TRYOUT TIME: 5TH AND 6TH @ 6:30-7:45PM
(REGISTRATION STARTS @ 6:15)
Tryout Information
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Players are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions
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Each session will include drills focused on ball handling, passing,
shooting and defense. Additionally, there will be some scrimmage
periods
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Players will be evaluated in the following areas:
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Ball handling
Rebounding
Size
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Shooting
Passing
Decision making
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Defense
Speed
Attitude/coachability
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Tryout Information
Your daughter’s evaluation starts as soon as she puts on her
tryout Jersey.
• Players must bring a basketball (28.5) and water bottle
• Parents may not watch tryouts. We want the girls to focus on the
coaches and trainers leading the tryouts
•NO Lady Cat Parent will evaluate their own child nor any children in
a grade with their daughter.
Unable to Tryout/Conflicts?
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Medical reason
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Must register for tryout
Unless contagious, player must bring MD letter indicating when she
is expected to be cleared to play and watch tryout. Must expect
Medical Clearance by 11/15/12
Spots will not be held on the team, but a tryout will be arranged
once player is medically able, & if qualified, player will be added to
the team
Other reasons
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Must attend at least one session and player rating will be based on
that session
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Tryout registration/team selection
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Please complete forms here tonight, if possible
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Tryout registration form and Medical Release and Waiver (if not
already on file from Clinics)
$25 fee covers reversible practice jersey, gym space and evaluators
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Teams will be posted on the website by 10/24
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Tough decisions; encourage your daughter to continue playing
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Mandatory Player and Parent meeting on 10/30 to register, pay
fees, and receive basic information and forms
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LADY CAT SPONSORS
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Axiom Marketing
Arpino & Wollney Orthondontics
Brilliance Honda
Burkett & Beattie, CPA
Greentree Animal Hospital
Mickey Finns
Libertyville Bank & Trust
Rust Oleum
TransChicago Trucking
Sports 11
Vernon Hills Bank & Trust
Wells Fargo Advisors
Zengeler Cleaners
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Questions?
Web site:
E-mail:
Phone:
www.libertyvilleladycats.org
[email protected]
Michael Buchert 847.902.0744
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