LMVSC Basketball Newsletter October 2018 Issue
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LMVSC Basketball Newsletter   

Our goal is to "be in touch" so our families "stay in touch"  

with what is happening on and off the basketball court.  


LMVSC Correction to Newsletter re 5th Grade Girls Travel Basketball Tryouts
 
In the October Basketball Newsletter emailed to you yesterday on October 11, 2018, we incorrectly stated the location of the 5th grade girls travel basketball tryouts for tonight, October 12th.  Those tryouts will take place at BUSH HILL ES!!

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

LMVSC Registration is Open!
 
Registration for our Winter 2018-19 Recreational Basketball Program is open!  You can register your player here.  Information about our recreational program is as follows:

  • Practices will begin the first part of December.
  • Games will begin January 5, 2019.
  • Teams practice once a week.  Time/date/location of that practice will be based upon the coach's indicated preferences.  Regular season games are played on Saturdays.  Divisions with an odd number of teams,  may have games on Sundays. 
  • Players are placed based on the schools they attend, the neighborhoods where they live, and requests.  A greater importance is placed on keeping players with their classmates and friends in the neighborhood.  We do our best to honor requests, however we do not guarantee placements.  Players are placed according to date of registration. You are more likely to be placed with schoolmates and neighborhood friends and/or have your request honored if you register EARLY!
  • We do allow travel basketball players to play in our recreational league, however there may be no more than ONE travel player per team.
  • Teams are generally limited to 8 players in the B, C and D divisions, while the A, AA and AAA teams may have up to ten.
  • Although we have not yet been issued permits for the Winter season, practices will take place throughout the Franconia, Kingstowne, Virginia Hills and Mount Vernon areas.  Games have historically taken place at Mark Twain MS, Franconia ES, Rose Hill ES, Cameron ES, Bush Hill ES and Hayfield ES.  Considering the growth of the LMVSC Basektball program, gyms could extend further East.
  • We will be looking for coaches and player directors for this upcoming season.  Please register to volunteer when registering your player.  If you have questions about these important positions, feel free to contact Annemarie McGavin at mcgavindob@lmvsc.org.
LMVSC Mini-Dribblers is Back!
Like last winter, we will be running our Mini-Dribblers program!  Riley Barrows is back to introduce your youngster to basketball!

Mini-Dribblers is a developmental program for players 5-6 years of age. The program introduces 5 and 6-year-olds to basketball related fundamental skills, which takes into consideration specific motor skill development in a noncompetitive environment.

Players MUST be 5 years old as of the first session. LMVSC "Mini Dribblers" U5-U6 will meet Saturday mornings at a local elementary school.

For more information about our Mini-Dribblers programs, please click here:   Mini-Dribblers
LMVSC Travel Basketball
 
LMVSC is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring up to 8 travel basketball teams.  Tryouts have taken place over the past two weeks.  We are happy to have the following individuals coaching our teams:

  • James Bosley is coaching one of our 7th grade boys basketball teams.  Coach Bosley has coached in the LMVSC boys travel and recreational basketball divisions for over eight years.  Prior to coaching at LMVSC, he coached a boys travel basketball team at Braddock Road Youth Club.  Last season he led the 6th and 8th grade boys travel basketball teams.  He also is a member of the LMVSC Board of Directors.  The final tryouts for the 7th grade boys teams is tonight, October 11th, 730-9 at Rose Hill ES.
  • Chris Carter is coaching our 6th grade girls basketball team.  Coach Carter is back at LMVSC now that his daughter is playing in the 6th grade girls division.  Coach Carter previously assisted with our boys travel basketball team from 2013 through 2016.  The 6th grade girls travel basketball team is still seeking players.  Please contact Annemarie McGavin if you have a daughter interested in trying out for the 6th grade girls travel basketball team.
  • Julia Ebron is coaching the 8th grade girls basketball team.  Coach Ebron has coached both boys and girls travel and recreational basketball teams at LMVSC over the past ten years.  Last season, she led our 7th grade girls team to a 11-4 record.  The final tryout for the 8th grade girls team is tonight, October 11th, 7-830 at Cameron ES.  Tryouts are open to 7th and 8th grade girls.
  • Eric Henderson is coaching our girls 5th grade girls travel basketball team.  Coach Henderson has extensive experience coaching in our boys and girls recreational divisions.  The final tryout will take place tomorrow, Friday - October 12th, 630-8 at Bush Hill ES.
  • Jason Hoskins is coaching one of our 8th grade boys basketball teams.  Jason Hoskins is new to LMVSC after a number of years coaching successful travel basketball teams at Braddock Road Youth Club.  Coach Hoskins also coaches the West Springfield H.S. boys' freshmen team.  We are glad to have Coach Hoskins with us.
  • Ed Lucio is coaching one of our 8th grade boys basketball teams.  Ed Lucio has coached in our boys recreational divisions over the past five years.  Coach Lucio also has assisted with the LMVSC 7th grade boys travel basketball team in Winter 2016-2017.
  • Scott Peters is coaching one of our 7th grade boys basketball teams.  Coach Peters served as the head coach for the 6th Grade Boys White team last season and assisted with the 5th Grade Boys White team during the Winter 2016-2017 season.  The final tryout for the 7th grade boys teams is tonight, October 11th, 730-9 at Rose Hill ES. 
  • Chris Staab is coaching our 6th grade boys travel basketball team.  Coach Staab successfully led his 5th grade recreational basketball team to an undefeated season and division championship during the 2017-2018 season.   The final tryout for the 6th grade boys team is tonight, October 11th, 630-8, at Bush Hill ES.
LMVSC Seeking Player Directors

LMVSC is still seeking Player Directors for the following basketball divisions:
  • Girls B (5th/6th Grade Girls)
  • Boys C3 (3rd Grade Boys)
  • Co-Ed D2 (2nd Grade)
  • Co-Ed D1 (1st Grade)
What does a Player Director do?

A Player Director is an LMVSC volunteer who has the following responsibilities with regard to his or her assigned division:
  • Recruit coaches
  • Place players on teams in accordance with LMVSC policies
  • Attend coaches' meeting on November 27th
  • Perform trophy presentation at Division Championship
  • Act as liaison between coaches and Director of Basketball
If you are interested in serving as a Player Director, please contact Annemarie McGavin at mcgavindob@lmvsc.org or Jessie Gore at admin@lmvsc.org.

LMVSC Upcoming Basketball Events
  • October 17: Travel Basketball Coaches Meeting
  • October 24: Travel Basketball Parents Meeting
  • November 13:  Deadline for Registering for Recreational Basketball
  • November 27:  Recreational Basketball Coaches Meeting
  • December 3rd: Recreational Basketball Practices Start
  • December 22nd:  Possible Date for First Scrimmage for Recreational Basketball
  • January 5th:  Recreational Basketball Games/Mini-Dribblers start
  • February 24th: Last day of Recreational Basketball Regular Season
  • March 2nd: Recreational Basketball Playoffs Start
  • March 2nd: Last Day of Mini-Dribblers
These dates are subject to change.

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