News and Announcements
I hope everyone is enjoying their vacation/break from school and or work. There are no practices, however we do have a game on Saturday. Please check our calendar for all of our games. It has been updated to reflect every game from both the Garden State Basketball League and the Monroe League.
If you would like the link to the two different leagues, they are listed below:
As the New Year approaches and we get into the heart of our basketball schedule, I NEED to find out how committed we all are to improving. It’s not about wins or losses, they are nice, but about true improvement. It begins with your daughters studying the cards on the motion offense given out at the beginning of December and about attending practice. This team will continue to look less than stellar if we don’t find a way to practice together.
Please let me know any suggestions on how you think we can get all the girls into the gym at the same time at least once a week.
Happy New Year to all and I look forward to seeing all who can attend on Saturday night.
I need 3 parent volunteers for Saturday morning from 7 to 10 am. The volunteers need to arrive promptly at 7am to set up crossroads north for the day. Please respond directly to me about your ability to volunteer and the time you wish to select. If you want split time with other parents that would be fine if we have 6 parents for 90 minutes. Just be aware our game begins at 10 am and our second game is at 12 noon.
Good morning team,
It’s Friday morning and I just wanted to paint the picture for the last few days before Christmas.
Today, for those who are interested, we will be traveling tonight to Woodbridge to cheer on the Varsity High School team. The address is 1 Samuel Lupo Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 and tipoff is at 7pm. I plan on leaving my house at 6pm because of the traffic on route 1 going to Woodbridge. If you will be attending, please wear your travel black tops.
Tomorrow, Saturday, we have a game at 5:45 at Crossroads North. Please arrive at 5:15, since I haven’t seen everybody this week and there are things to discuss for the players who did not attend practice. Our opponent is Washington and they are VERY good.
Sunday – get your church/shopping/relax day. Enjoy the rest
Monday – Last full day of school. Also, the middle school team has their first home game. If you are not on the team, try to make the game. It is at 4pm….It would be helpful for you to see what your teammates are going thru and maybe you can notice things that we can do better.
Tuesday – Last road game of December. Tipoff is at 7:45 @ 507 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ. Another tough team but after this game you are free from Basketball until Friday.
If anyone has questions about the upcoming days, please let me know. I know it’s hectic with the holidays to begin with and we are all under tremendous pressure from friends and family. Basketball is safe time. We come together as a family and enjoy the competition and try to have fun.
Finally more information about volunteering for the Sid Lee tournament will be coming once we publish the game schedules either Sunday night or Monday morning. So unfortunately this isn’t the last email about basketball you will be getting.
For those coming to practice tonight, parking will be at a premium at xroads south because of the winter concert. Try to get there between 6 and 6:15 if you are staying for practice.
Tomorrow practice is from 8 to 9:30.
both nights I have invited WWP Hoopsters – the team from Saturday night – to participate in drills with us.
Friday Night – For those who are traveling to Woodbridge to see the Varisty High School team, please wear your Travel uniforms with the black road side.
Saturday’s home game we will wear our white uniform.
No practices are mandatory, but we do have a lot to work on, so I expect to see as many players there as possible.
Parents and Players,
I am so very proud of your effort the entire weekend. We finished 2-1 on opening weekend, and that loss is on me. Our goal is to get to play that team again in the playoffs and I will make the corrections needed to win.
Our next game is Saturday, December 20. See the calendar for location and time.
We have two practices this week: None are mandatory. I know there are a lot of school concerts and other activities. Remember your school work comes first. I would just like to know who will be attending the practices so I can prep for those who are attending. We obviously need some gym time to work on the offense, our passing and how to box out.
Please work with your daughters this week on the principles of the motion offense. Just like the way they study their other homework, I expect everyone’s help to get the offense back on track.
Our practices are as follows:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 6:30 – 8:00 at Crossroads South
Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 8:00 – 9:30 at Crossroads South
Finally, if you are free Friday night, Cassie and I will be going to Woodbridge High School to watch the Varsity High School basketball team play. Coach Johnson would love the support and I think it would be a good bonding moment for our girls. Even if we car pool, I think we can get a good amount of the team there to support our girls high school program.
Thank you all have a great week.