JCats Goal: Our goal is to deliver to the LHS Freshman team 20 boys that have developed fundamentally sound offensive and defensive skills, court awareness, sportsmanship and community affairs involvement.
Emphasis on Developing Good Shooters Dedicated time each practice for shooting instruction. Shooting club
Develop Sound Fundamentals: Layups, left/right Dribbling, left/right – head up, see the court. Pivoting Man-to-man defense, good shuffling techniques. Rebounding Develop one-on-one skills. “Read and react” offensively and defensively.
Teach an up-tempo offensive scheme – run under control.
Only 5 th and 6 th grade teams will travel to the Dells tournament in February.
20 BOYS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR EACH TEAM A and B teams to be determined after the first 4 practices.
New Big Brother Program Each 5 th, 6 th, and 7 th grader will have a Big Brother from the grade above them.
Existing Big Brother Program with LHS LHS players act as big brothers to a JCat team.
LHS Ball Boy Program 5 th Grade boys are ball boys at Varsity games
More combined practices (A & B teams), more emphasis on each team being one team of 20 players
PROGRAM COST - $390.00 PRACTICE DAYS – TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS PRACTICE LOCATIONS – LHS Courts AND LSC (Grade Schools?) # OF GAMES – APPROXIMATELY 35 (INCLUDING TOURNAMENTS) OUR TOURNAMENTS: FEEDER FRENZY MATTO INVITE
MATTO AWARD Presented after each game and as an overall award at the end of the year.
Matto Award In honor of the late Matt Heldman for his never ending hustle. Matt was an LHS and University Of Illinois player. A matto award is given for each game and a year-end Matto award winner is named.
Expectations of JCat Boys : Good Sportsmanship Players run on and off the court Jerseys tucked in Team benches to be cleaned after each game Shake refs hands at the end of each game They will be held accountable for being late and missed practices. They must listen attentively
Expectations of JCat parents: Volunteer as needed Be responsible spectators Positive reinforcement & cheering No coaching your boys from the stands
2012-2013 COMMITTEES: Tournaments: Brad Richardson Scheduling: Jim Harvey & Brian Aquadro Fundraising: Paula Fortini Community Affairs: Kathy Hohner Finance: Anne Fowkes We need volunteers!
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN-UPS DONATIONS FOR WINCHESTER HOUSE HOLIDAY PROGRAM FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN SENIOR CENTER VOLUNTEER EVENTS 87% PARTICIPATION
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS 2012-2013 PLANS ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM – NORTH SHORE BIKE PATH BETWEEN MILWAUKEE AVE & ST. MARY’S RD – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN FOOD PACKING DAY – NEW LIBERTYVILLE PERMANENT PACKING SITE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 at 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH SENIOR CENTERS – WINCHESTER HOUSE – SPRING MEADOWS SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEERING ON THE JCATS WEB SITE
Order uniforms at Sports 11 starting tomorrow through November 9 th.
JCat Advisory Board Members: Scott Schwerman Rory Gahart