St. Dismas 3rd Grade Girls Basketball 2002
A Note to Parents
Welcome to St. Dismas 3rd Grade Basketball! My assistant coach (Jerry
Rhubart) and I (Kevin Veit) am very excited about this season. We have
a great group of girls. We will learn a lot about basketbal this
year and have fun doing it. We are looking forward to helping each girl
develop as a basketball player. We should have a very exciting season.
My Coaching Philosophy
Coaches have to choose their priorities between winning, having fun, and
developing players. My personal coaching philosophy is to put player
development first. If a player is working on becoming better, she will
have fun as she sees the improvement (in shooting, dribbling, etc). My
practices are geared toward having the girls be successful through
learning skills in a step-by-step progression. Winning is a by-product
of player development and having fun, not a goal by itself. My task is
to teach the players as much about basketball as I can. The player's
task is to learn as much about basketball as they can.
Please review, sign and return the Contract for Players and Parents.
Keep one copy for your own reference. I need a commitment from all of
the players, parents, and coaches that we will work together as a team
to have a successful, productive, and fun season.
Please complete the Health Form and return it at the next practice. This
will be only used if there is a medical emergency at a practice or a game
and we are unable to contact the parent.
CYC ID Cards
CYC ID cards are NOT required to play in the training league.
Learning sessions will be held at the Civic Center, Parker Road School and/or
Combs School. We will be having learning sessions every
Monday after school at the Civic Center. We will also have sessions on Friday
evenings at Parker Road or Combs School. Before the season starts, we
will hold some Saturday morning sessions at the Civic Center.
On Mondays, the players will need to bring a change of clothes to
school (shorts and a t-shirt). We will change at the Civic Center. I
will need at least one parent to help take the girls from St. Dismas to
the Civic Center. You can pick up your child at the Civic Center then at
The Monday sessions will be centered around shooting and individualized
instruction, as this is the only time we will have many available
baskets for shooting. I will be keeping a cumulative log of the
number of baskets each girl makes on Mondays. They will receive an
award each time they reach a new milestone (e.g. 500 baskets, 1000,
The homework assignments are very important. Daily practice is the only
way to improve. I will change sections of these periodically to provide
some variety. Check off the steps as you do them each day, and turn
them in at Mondays's learning session. I will be tracking the number of
days that the homework was completed.
We will be in two tournaments this year. We will be in the Little Soldiers
tournament on the weekend of December 15 & 16. This will be held at
St. Louis Christian College (off of Dunn Road by Grandview). We will also
be in the St. Ferdinand Tournament, which will be played on Sunday afternoons
Free Throw Contest
The Florissant Elks will be hosting their National Free Throw contest
on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 9:00am at the James J. Eagan Civic Center.
This is completely free. Winners receive trophies and can advance to
regional, state, and national competitions. All participants will get
a free hot dog and soda. I will register all of the girls for this, so
you will just need to show up. We have had winners from St. Dismas for
each of the last two years. NOTE: The free throws will be shot from
11 feet (4 feet closer than normal) for the 8-9 year old division.
We will be playing in the St. Thomas Training League. Our games will be
on Saturday mornings at 8:45am. The league will run from January 5 through
March 30. Please arrive at St. Thomas at 8:15am.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact
me any time.
1525 Fairmount Drive
Florissant, MO 63033