Welcome to the Mountainside Mavericks Youth Girls Basketball website!
All girls entering the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade who live in the Mountainside High School boundary area are eligible to participate in our 2019-2020 "Maverick Youth GBX" basketball program. *UPDATE TRYOUT DATES/TIMES* * TRYOUT DATES: Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th * SITE: Mountainside High School * DATES/GRADES/TIMES: Saturday, Oct. 26th 5th/6th Graders 12:00-1:30pm 7th/8th Graders 1:45-3:15pm
NOTE FROM COACH LEE:Participating in our program under the direction of Mountainside High School Head Girls Coach Glen Lee, is a great way to begin to understand our “program” philosophies, techniques/skills and verbal ques that are taught throughout our program. Your daughter will be much better prepared for high school basketball and know what to expect when it comes to representing the Mavericks!"Not to mention that we develop fundamental basketball skills, self-confidence, self-worth, team cooperation and sportsmanship in an atmosphere of safe, cooperative, fun! Note: Team placements will be based on what our high school coaches witnessed over the span of tryouts. We'll evaluate the players based on following:
Hard Work / Hustle
Execution of Offensive & Defensive Situations
Teamwork / Enthusiasm / Positive Mental Attitudes
Following Instructions / Hustling from Drill to Drill
Basketball Ability / Athleticism
These are always difficult decisions, as players/parents have their ideas of how things should go based on previous seasons, etc. We as coaches try to do what we feel is in the best interest of the program, team, & players. (do we always get it right? No!) But just know this, players progress at different stages, some quicker then others. As we've seen players in the past make huge strides by working on their game and taking advantage of opportunities that we provide or by other outside sources. #MavUP H🏀🏀P IT UP!
TIP-OFF MEETING: Once teams are selected we'll be holding our Annual Tip-Off Meeting which is MANDATORY for all players/parents! On Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 7:00pm in Mountainside HS Commons
We'll be discussing the following: ~ Practices, Games, Tournaments ~ Collecting any outstanding paperwork, etc. ~ Program Expectations, Goals, Guidelines, etc.
* Interested in coaching youth basketball within our program? Contact Coach Lee for more details.
Hello Sports Fans (Potential Mountainside Youth Coaches), Building a program means that you have to start early and with our youth! So I'd like to invite you all to our Mountainside Mavericks Youth Girls Basketball Coaches Clinic. It is our hope that we can outline you with a few helpful drills, tips, basic sets and defensive philosophies, The work that you do with our youth only makes our jobs easier once they get upstairs. If we have continuity, structure and stability within our Maverick family, the girls will be well prepared for the future! Our Youth Coaches Clinic will be held on Monday, November 4th, 2019 and will be MANDATORY for all coaches to attend; exact time is TBD! Our entire HS Coaching staff will be available and in attendance to work with all our youth coaches. If you could RSVP with me via email so I know how many booklets I need to print out. Thank you and I look forward in meeting you all! Exact DATE/TIME will be posted soon! #MavUP H🏀🏀P IT UP!