2006 Coaches Meeting

Report
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
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Directors Leaving
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Fred Weber
Peter Van Volkenburg
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New Directors
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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!
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Early Bird Discount
Website – must remain central source of info
Boys 11/12 gone – unsuccessful last year
Equipment Changes/Upgrades
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Players Jerseys – Langley colors now!
Coaches Jerseys – New coaches only
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Fill out order form on your seat
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Turn in to your GGC Tonight
You may order more than 1 (1st one is on GF Hoops)
Program Logistics
A Snapshot
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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
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13 Board Members
14 Grade Group Coordinators (GGC’s)
109 Coaches
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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
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All League information (Schedules, Rules etc.)
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Coaches: responsible for updating / maintaining
certain information:
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Should be parents “First Stop” for information
Game Scores / Outcomes
Game Summaries / Coach’s Blog (optional)
End of year player evaluations
Coaches will receive:
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Usernames and passwords
“Help” sheet before season start
Debbie Volpicelli
Director of Facilities
Gym Status
Capacity is Tighter Than Ever (AGAIN!)
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Just received winter gym allocations
We lost 13 hours of practice time!
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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
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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
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Coaches go to:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/athletics/vbd.htm
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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
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Summer Programs
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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
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Player Training and Development
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Fundamentals
Safety
Coach Training Programs
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oneononebasketball.com
Player Training
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Coaches: Primary Source of Training and Development
One on One Basketball, Inc.
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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.
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Coaches to identify areas of need in advance.
One on One then provides team specific sessions.
Training for Coaches
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One on One Basketball, Inc.
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Mandatory attendance at 90 minute session on
either Nov 18 or Nov 19 session
Each night:
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One session for 2nd – 5th grade
One session for 6th – 10th grade
Offering Age Group Appropriate:
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Skill Level Assessment Methods
Drills – individual and team
How to Structure Practices and Practice Plans
Q & A Sessions
Key Dates
Mark Your Calendars
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Coaching Clinics
Group A: Grades 2-5 Group B: Grades 6-12
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11/18
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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
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If you want additional help in December, send a note
to [email protected] 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
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Recruits Referees
Trains Referees
Manages Referee
Performance
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Reviews game feedback
from gym coordinators,
coaches, and others
Provides feedback to
referees
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Nick Claude
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Assigns Refs to Games
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Keeps Work Records
Computes Pay
Ben Carniol, Nick
Claude, Tim Claude,
Will Miner, Quinn
Mullen, Jordan
Simonides
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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
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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.
[email protected]
Referee Program
Rule Reminders
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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
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_____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
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_____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
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Skill Evaluations
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Read the process
document before tryouts
Five Skill Areas:
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Ball Handling
Shooting
Defense
Passing
Rebounding
Board Member – collect
data and give to GGCs
Consistency
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Draft
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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!
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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.)
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Encourage and help our youth coaches
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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
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Issues
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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
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Themes
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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 @ [email protected]
or text or call 703-851-2880 and mention who
you are please!
Wrap Up
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Q and A
Breakouts with GGC’s
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Determine Team Names
Get Practice Slots
Coaches meet Assistants – match up!

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