Girls basketball is open to all St. Susanna parishioners grades 3 to 8. Evaluations and team placement occurs at the end of the school year, and practices begin August 1st after the summer break. The girls will compete in the CYO leagues for 10 games and then play in a city wide tournament at the end of the season. Coaches may participate up two additional tournaments through out the course of the season. In general practices are twice a week for 1 to 1 ½ hours, and games may occur Monday through Sunday starting as early as 5:30 but no later than 8:00 for the older girls. We encourage girls to play regardless of skill level or experience. Our goals are for the girls to have fun, and to experience playing on a team. Winning is not how we measure success. Its about building character and growing as person within our catholic community.
We hold evaluations in late September/early October.
For Grades 3, 4, and 5 the intent is to create balanced teams.
For Grades 6, 7, and 8 the teams are organized based on either creating balanced teams, or if the talent pool allows, creating teams that compete at different levels within the GCCYS league.
In Grades 6, 7, and 8 we will try to form A, B, and C teams. However we do recognize that there are many demands on your children and we try to provide an opportunity for your daughter to play on a team depending on their commitment level.
At the first evaluation for Grades 6, 7, we and 8 we ask if your daughter wants to play on a competitive or recreational team. What's the difference?
Competitive Teams: If your daughter selects to be on a competitive team she will be evaluated for the A, B or possibly C team. On the competitive team our expectation is that this is your daughter's first sports priority. Practices are mandatory, and playing time will not be equal. Play time will be based attendance at practices, effort, comprehension of the game and plays, and be at the discretion of the Coach.
Recreational Teams: If your daughter wants to play, but can't commit to the expectations of playing on a competitive team, just wants to have fun, doesn’t want the stress of "trying out" then she should select the recreational team.
We are always looking for good coaches, Contact Joff Moine.