Welcome (back) to CYO girls basketball!
My name is Candace Reigrod and Steve Mercurio and I will be the team coaches for your 5th grade daughter.
A few things to get started:
* Practices start next week (!!) Nov. 6 at the MMOG gym @ 6:00PM. If you cannot attend a practice or will be late/leave early, just let us know - it's not a big deal. Please be dressed and ready to play at 6:00 to maximize our time.
* Girls are required to bring a water bottle (no sport drinks, please), sneakers and athletic clothing. Hair must be tied back away from her face (I can help with this) and NO JEWELERY is allowed. Note: please don't wear your basketball sneakers outside as the dirt wears them down and damaged the resin on the gym floors! Wear slides/crocs/slip on boots into the gym and change when you arrive.
Please note that disparagement of any kind of referees, players, or coaches will not be tolerated by the Diocese and in the event that this occurs you may be asked to leave the premises.
This is a competitive, but fun-based program. The idea here is to teach the game, win some games, learn some games and gain some personal confidence for each player. Steve & I are volunteers and open to suggestions. However, we ask that you use a 24-hour rule for post-game suggestions (sometimes we are tired or frustrated to rushing to get to another game since we are both coaching other teams as well.) Each girl will get near-even playing time throughout the season. We have 12 girls rostered which means girls will need to take turns on the short shifts. I track this and will be as fair as possible while listening to your daughter and her preferences.
If you have questions prior to the season or at any time during, feel free to email me or text me.
Looking forward to a fun-filled season!