Great Falls Basketball 2013-2014 Coaches Meeting Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:30PM – 9:00PM Forestville Elementary School Neal Abravanel Acting Commissioner Phil Simonides Director of Coaches Great Falls Basketball Welcome and Introductions Agenda GF Hoops Overview Website Review Training Program Referee Program Leadership by Example (Coaching) Gyms & VBD Test Breakouts with GGCs Coaches/Assistants Phil Simonides Greg Potteiger Larry Zmuda Michelle Claude Phil Simonides Debbie Volpicelli All All – match up New Board Members Directors Leaving Fred Weber Peter Van Volkenburg New Directors Laura Bean Bina Clark Great Falls Basketball 2013 – 2014 Neal Abravanel Phil Simonides Dick Warrick John McGavin Liz Fitton Laura Bean Michelle Claude Greg Potteiger Debbie Volpicelli Malia Kishore Larry Zmuda Jim Treacy Bina Clark Acting Commissioner Director of Coaches Director of Select Director of Girls House Grades 3-12 Director of Boys House Grades 3-6 Director of Boys House Grades 7-10 Director of Referees Director of Information & Scheduling Director of Facilities Director of Equipment Director of Player and Coach Training & House Grades K-2 Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Reminders! Early Bird Discount Website – must remain central source of info Boys 11/12 gone – unsuccessful last year Equipment Changes/Upgrades Players Jerseys – Langley colors now! Coaches Jerseys – New coaches only Fill out order form on your seat Turn in to your GGC Tonight You may order more than 1 (1st one is on GF Hoops) Program Logistics A Snapshot 1,031 Players (922 House/109 Select) 1,372 Parents 120 Teams (109 House/11 Select) 90 Referees 658 House League Games 1,989 Referee Assignments 1,030 Uniforms 8 Gyms “Thank You!!” to Our Volunteers 13 Board Members 14 Grade Group Coordinators (GGC’s) 109 Coaches 9 Coaching Multiple Teams John McGavin Director of Girls House Grades 3 - 12 Girls Director and GGCs Director – John McGavin Grade 3- Theresa Bhatia Grade 4- Heather O’Donovan Grade 5- Kris Fredericks Grade 6- Hillary Facchina Grade 7- Pete Kurzenhauser Grade 8- Kari Lervick Grades 9-12- Kimberly Cynkar Liz Fitton Director of Boys House Grades 3 - 6 Director Boys (Grades 3–6) & GGCs Director – Liz Fitton Grade 3 – Claudia Bakir Grade 4 – Lisa Walmsley Grade 5 – Cori Johnson Grade 6 – Heather O’Donovan Laura Bean Director of Boys House Grades 7 - 10 Director Boys (Grades 7-10) & GGCs Director – Laura Bean Grade 7 - Alison Ahmed Grade 8 - Omkar Puritipati Grade 9/10 – Claudia Bakir Greg Potteiger Director Information & Scheduling Website Overview All League information (Schedules, Rules etc.) Coaches: responsible for updating / maintaining certain information: Should be parents “First Stop” for information Game Scores / Outcomes Game Summaries / Coach’s Blog (optional) End of year player evaluations Coaches will receive: Usernames and passwords “Help” sheet before season start Debbie Volpicelli Director of Facilities Gym Status Capacity is Tighter Than Ever (AGAIN!) Just received winter gym allocations We lost 13 hours of practice time! Equates to 26 house team practice slots Caused by renovations that impacted Reston and McLean We currently have NO extra practice slots! We have Lake Anne for Sun games only! Gym Behaviors We need to behave in gyms so we don't lose them Police your group At first practice, talk to parents and kids about the gyms No food or drinks, except water No bouncing balls in hall County Gym Contacts Weekends & Weeknights Coaches: => Call: 703-324-5515 Leave message: => After hours On-Call Monitor will respond promptly VBD Test – Debbie Volpicelli Volunteer Building Directors Coaches go to: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/athletics/vbd.htm Create an account Watch the video Take the test on-line. Certificates - sent via e-mail. (Certification good for 2 years) Coaches – you are the face of the organization Protect and enhance the GF Hoops reputation The facilities we share must be treated with care and respect. Leave GYMS in EQUAL to or BETTER shape than when you arrived. Key Dates Nov 13 (Wed) through Nov 19 (Tue) House League Player Allocation/Drafts Nov 18 (Mon) Training for House League Coaches Nov 19 (Tue) Training for House League Coaches Nov 19 (Tues) House League game schedules published to web site Nov 20 (Weds) House Practices Start Dec 7-8 House League Regular Season Begins Dec 14-15 House League Games Dec 21-22 House League Games Jan 4-5 House Games Resume (post Holiday) Jan 11 (Sat) Picture Day Feb 22-23 First week of playoffs Feb 28 Coach/Volunteer Appreciation Mixer @ Brix Mar 8-9 Final Playoff Weekend and All Stars Larry Zmuda Director of Player and Coach Training Basketball Year-Round Summer Programs Two camps in July/August 70 kids participated in these camps; some in more than one! PLAN GOING FORWARD IS TO CONTINUE THESE OFFERINGS IN THE SUMMER!! SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS Player & Coach Training Agenda of Topics Player Training and Development Fundamentals Safety Coach Training Programs oneononebasketball.com Player Training Coaches: Primary Source of Training and Development One on One Basketball, Inc. K/1st Grade – 10 weeks skills and drills training 2nd Grade – 12 weeks (90 minute sessions) 8 Weeks Skills Training; 4 Weeks Full Court Games 3rd thru 10th Grade One on One - assists all teams for one entire practice. Coaches to identify areas of need in advance. One on One then provides team specific sessions. Training for Coaches One on One Basketball, Inc. Mandatory attendance at 90 minute session on either Nov 18 or Nov 19 session Each night: One session for 2nd – 5th grade One session for 6th – 10th grade Offering Age Group Appropriate: Skill Level Assessment Methods Drills – individual and team How to Structure Practices and Practice Plans Q & A Sessions Key Dates Mark Your Calendars Coaching Clinics Group A: Grades 2-5 Group B: Grades 6-12 11/18 11/19 Great Falls Elementary Forestville Elementary 6:00PM–7:30PM 7:30PM-9:00PM 6:00PM–7:30PM 7:30PM-9:00PM Group A Group B Group B Group A Coaching Blitz If you want additional help in December, send a note to email@example.com and we will set you up with a trainer at your practice session In January at your practice location – Mandatory Michelle Claude & Senior Training Referees The Referee Program Referee Program Michelle Claude Recruits Referees Trains Referees Manages Referee Performance Reviews game feedback from gym coordinators, coaches, and others Provides feedback to referees Nick Claude Assigns Refs to Games Keeps Work Records Computes Pay Ben Carniol, Nick Claude, Tim Claude, Will Miner, Quinn Mullen, Jordan Simonides On-court ref trainers in grade 3 games. Referee Program 100+ Referees Experience 2011 2012 2013 1 28 25 28 2 11 16 19 3 11 11 10 4 10 11 11 5+ 42 45 51 Total 102 108 119 Referee Program Training for refs commenced at the beginning of October and continues through Thanksgiving. Top Coaches Complaints: Lack of calls made for contact fouls, rules knowledge, “swallowing” the whistle. Top Ref Complaints: Coaches “helping” the ref make calls, uncontrolled parents, rules knowledge Feedback: Always welcome but make it “teachable” If you have concerns, you can contact Michelle Claude after the game to discuss further. Michelle@gfhoops.com. Referee Program Rule Reminders Two or more players CANNOT defend the ball or player unless they are driving to the basket in boys grade 5 and below. Refs are being instructed to call this. (below foulline-extended) No such thing as “over the back” or “reach in.” There MUST be contact in order to have a foul called. Understand the GFHoops local rules and create a substitution flow chart for your game, particularly if you have an 8 player team. Shooting clock resets after each try for goal (3/5 seconds in the lane). First-Year Quiz _____Player A1 has both feet on the floor behind the three-point line. A1 jumps and releases the ball on a successful try for goal and then lands inside the three point line. Three points are awarded. _____The free throws awarded due to a technical foul may be taken by two different players. _____A1 travels when his knee hits the floor while holding the ball. _____Player A1 is getting ready to take a free throw. He fakes a shot. A violation is called. _____A1 is in A’s backcourt and has dribbled for nine seconds and then passes the ball forward towards A2 in the front court. While the ball is in the air traveling from backcourt to front court, the 10 second count is reached. A violation is called. First-Year Quiz _____A1 jumps from behind the three point and releases the ball on a successful three-point goal. Before returning to the floor, A1 crashes into a legally established defender, B1. B1 is charged with a block. _____Every player must play a minimum of two quarters. _____A game cannot start and the game must be forfeited unless a team has at least five players. _____Referees should watch the ball at all times instead of an area on the court. _____A1 makes a throw-in pass from B’s end line to A2 who is on the other end of the court. The pass is overthrown and touches no one. The referee rules it B’s ball at the original throw-in spot. _____Each game in GF Hoops consists of 4 quarters each lasting 8 minutes in duration. Phil Simonides Director of Coaches & League-Wide Behavior Skill Evaluations and Team Drafts Logistics Skill Evaluations Read the process document before tryouts Five Skill Areas: Ball Handling Shooting Defense Passing Rebounding Board Member – collect data and give to GGCs Consistency Draft Goal: Balanced Teams Information sharing No substitutes may draft in your age group No pre-assignment of asst coaches if they have a child in the group Board Member attending has final say in any issues Coach Tips and Best Practices You Are The Key to Our Success! Model positive behavior – both in winning & in losing Teach children the game Spread playing time – come in with rotations Manage your parents Respect referees Introduce yourself to desk refs before games Diffuse situations before they get out of hand Coach Tips and Best Practices (cont.) Encourage and help our youth coaches Use me as a resource throughout the season Text email or call and make sure you ID if texting All assistant coaches must be registered only two coaches on sidelines at a time Explore internet resources for coaching/practice ideas such as: breakthroughbasketball.com Have fun! Coaches Issues From Prior Years DONT’s Flagrant Fouls Running up the score Too many “coaches” yelling during game Harsh coaching Improper substitutions Abusive behavior from coaches to refs Coaches taunting each other DOs: 5 pass rule, no press, no 3 pointers, change player positions At most two assistants Be positive AND instructive Have a playtime game plan (beforehand) Control your players/yourself – no trash talking and unsportsmanlike conduct Behavior Incidents Prior Years Issues Spoke to several coaches after games Behavior of assistant coaches deplorable in some instances Parents and coaches battling on some issues Harsh coaching styles addressed Some coaches not asked back Players suspended and ejected from league Themes Parents thought refs weren't calling games closely enough and it was too physical Parents thought their child was being called too frequently for fouling Coaches/parents calling fouls out too often Refs got intimidated – embarrassing to GF Hoops Parent Messages – please tell them Goal: Model Positive Behavior for the kids. This is more than basketball. It's about teaching good sportsmanship. Zero Tolerance: for verbally abusing the refs. They are an important part of our program. Contact your coach or Michelle Claude...don't yell at the refs. Yelling raises the tension in the gyms and impacts the players very negatively. Their play tends to get more physical and emotional and it makes the situation worse. Remember: Our refs are kids. Think - about the impact of yelling at children in a public forum Coach Messages Same points as parents -- plus the following: You went to the Coaches meeting and know what we expect. You acknowledged Code of Conduct when you registered Zero tolerance -- This cannot happen from a coach Be a positive role model You need to focus on positively coaching the kids, not arguing calls. Most parents spoken to acknowledged that they handled the situation poorly and were apologetic. We had mixed results with the coaches. Coaches Manual Find it on the GFHoops Website Code of Conduct House Coaching Checklist Master 2013-2014 Calendar House League Rules of Play Tryouts and Player Allocation/Selection Procedure Everything you need is on the website Email Director of Coaches @ firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 703-851-2880 and mention who you are please! Wrap Up Q and A Breakouts with GGC’s Determine Team Names Get Practice Slots Coaches meet Assistants – match up!