Patriot High School
Any players interested in trying out for basketball next season that do not play spring sports must attend today's meeting in Coach O's room. Meeting will last no more than 15-20 minutes.
All players planning on trying out for the 2014-2015 season should plan attend team camp this summer. Registration forms are in Coach Olinger's room (2114). Stop by and pick up a form to fill out and return with a check as soon as possible. Team camp will be Friday June 20th-Sunday June 22nd with a minimum of 8 games played. As you all know, due to inclement weather, the school year has been extended to Friday June 20th. Players and coaches will most likely leave immediately following the school day. Details on departure time will be given out closer to the departure date. Please contact Coach Olinger with any questions.
Senior Night is this Friday February 7th at 6pm prior to the start of the Varsity girls game. All senior players and managers will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the program over the course of their high school careers. Following the game will be a short celebration in room 1403B across from the concession stand which will include light refreshments and drinks. Hope to see you all there!
Who: Any players interested in trying out for the 2014-2015 Patriot Girls Basketball team
What: Team Camp (Guaranteed 8 games)
When: Friday June 20th-Sunday June 22nd
Where: James Madison University Harrisonburg, Va.
**Coaching staff has yet to receive specific documents forms to be filled out regarding emerengy contact information, medical waivers, cost, etc. Will get that out as soon as information is available.
Due to icy conditions in the early morning hours practice will be held from 12pm-2pm Saturday afternoon as opposed to 8am-10am. Please contact Coach Olinger or Coach Lawlor if you have any conflicts with this change. Thank you.
Who: Patriot vs Osbourn HS
Where: Osbourn HS
When: Thursday February 13th @ 6:30 pm
Pending a win, we will play Friday evening 4/14 vs the winner of the 2 and 3 seed game at Battfield at 6:00 pm.
Who: All JV/Varsity players, managers, coaches, and parents/family members
What: 2013-2014 Girls Basketball End of Season Awards Banquet
When: Friday March 7th 7:00pm
Where: Stonewall Jackson Golf Club: 15601 Turtle Point Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155
Cost: Per person $7 in advance.
**All money must be turned in to Coach Olinger or Coach Lawlor no later than next Friday February 28th. Only prepaid individuals will be able to attend the banquet.
Please contact Coach Olinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.594.2862 with any questions.
Please refer to the "links" tab to locate the url that will allow you to sign up online for a team meal for specific away games throughout the season. If you have any questions please email Coach Olinger at email@example.com or call at 703.594.2862.
When: Sunday December 15th
Where: Coach Olinger's house- 7054 Courtyard Way Haymarket VA 20169
Who: All JV and Varsity Coaches, Players, and Managers
Why: Celebrate the holidays, exchange Secret Santa gifts, cookie decorating contest with prizes, and dinner
The Patriot girls basketball program would like to thank all of those who helped make our first annual spaghetti dinner/basket raffle fundraising event last Friday evening a success! The event raised a little over $1,000 for the program assisting in holiday tournament entry fees, summer/fall league entry fees, team equipment and more . We hope everyone enjoyed great food, fantastic live music, and awesome raffle items! The patriot girls basketball program looks forward to seeing you in the stands this season, we appreciate your support!
REMINDER: there will be a mandatory meeting today (Wednesday November 20th) at 2pm in the gymnasium for all coaches and players regarding the booster club mattress sale fundraiser. The meeting should only be about 30 mins. After the meeting is over all players have permission to go home. JV players will need to return to school no later than 5 pm and Varsity players no later than 6 pm for our scrimmage vs. John Champe.
Tryouts will start on Tuesday November 12th after school. Times TBD. Tryouts will be 3 full days with rosters posted on the end of the 3rd day.Official practice with designated teams will begin on Friday November 15th.
Patriot girls basketball is having their first annual spaghetti dinner/basket raffle on Friday November 22nd to kick off the season. Each player will be required to sell a certain number of tickets for this event to family members, friends, and community members. The ticket cost will include dinner as well as 3 starter tickets for the raffle. We are asking each player and their families for help in generating ideas and receiving donations for each themed basket. For example, a golf themed basket may include: polo shirts, golf tees, golf balls, free tee times, discounted golf lessons etc. Please feel free to contact any part of the coaching staff with any and all questions or ideas to help make this a successful event!
When: Thursday September 12th @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Coach Olinger's room 2114 in the science wing
Why: to discuss fall preseason workouts, fall league, fundraisers, etc.
Who: All girls interested in trying out for the 2013-2014 schedule
Over the course of the next couple weeks please keep an eye out for the fall preseason calendar which will include days and times of open gym, weight room, and fall league. We are registered for the Fairfax Vogue fall league this year. All games will be held at Fairfax HS with starts times between 3:30-5:30 pm. The league will begin on Saturday September 14th and will go through Saturday November 2nd. Details to follow. Please let the coaching staff know as far in advance as possible if you are not able to attend any one of the fall league games.
Good Morning Parents/Players,
Please refer to the "2013-2014 Participant Requirements" email blast to understand the mandatory requirements of all players prior to participating in summer workouts. All incoming freshman must attended an in person concussion training, all returning players may take the online training and print your certificate of completion. All incoming freshman must have a physical dated May 1st 2013 or after. All returning players must have a physical dated June 30th 2013 or after.
The summer calendar is under the "Team Files" link. The expectation is that all potential players attend summer training sessions. If a player is unable to attend due to a work schedule, vacation, etc. it is expected of each player to contact a member of the coaching staff to let us know as far in advance as possible.
Plans for Fairfax Stars summer league and VCU team camp are still in the works. As soon as I hear back from the league/camp directors I will get back to you with details. Cost for summer league will be $60/player for 10 games. Cost for team camp will be $150/player.
Please refer to the Girls Basketball "Files" link to locate the flyer for ordering this seasons spirit wear. The flyer included the specific website, username, and password along with color pictures of each item being sold. Detailed instructions on how to order spirit wear will be given out Thursday evening (Nov 14th) after tryouts, during player evaluations.
Hello Patriot Girls Basketball Parents, Fans, and Players!
Since we are a little over half way through with our season I thought it would be beneficial to send out a few reminders regarding the expectations we initially set for the 2012-2013 Season at our parent meeting.
1- 1.Be on time: it is the student athlete’s responsibility to let a coach know if she will be late for any reason. If a student athlete is late there will be consequences that will be up to the coach’s discretion.
2- 2.Maintain a positive attitude: give teammates constructive criticism; always be engaged in practice and games.
3- 3.Academics come first : use time wisely by taking advantage of flex, study hall, and game days. If time is managed well tardiness to practice should be a rare occurrence.
4- 4.Be a team player: encourage your teammates while on the bench; work hard at every practice to make you and your teammates better
5- 5.Be proactive: each student athlete should personally contact a coach regarding any conflicts in the practice or game schedule.
6- 6.Support of the overall program: JV players are expected to stay and support varsity players for half of their game. Varsity players are expected to arrive at the start of every JV home game to support their “little sisters.”
7- 7.Student Athletes are expected to see our athletic trainer (ATC) when injured/hurt. The ATC will assess the injury and make recommendations to the coaching staff and student-athlete about activity. If student athletes goes to a doctor, they cannot participate in basketball until the doctor clears them for activity.
1- 1. Be a positive supporter of the program: this means being respectful to all players, coaches, and other fans at all times. Encourage each team as Understand that your words and actions reflect on the Patriot girls basketball program and outwardly negative behavior will not be tolerated.
2- 2. Proper protocol for resolving problems that may arise throughout the season: Step 1- student athlete should be responsible young adults and voice concerns with the coach. Step 2-If the concern is not resolved between the player and coach parent may contact coach via email and if necessary a meeting can be arranged. Step 3- If the topic needs further resolution the parent may contact the athletic director for additional assistance.
A 3.Spectator role at games: All fans are expected to be positive and encourage each player as well as the team as a whole. Please refrain from indirect coaching in the stands which could lead to a distraction on the court.
4- 4. Maintain a competitive atmosphere: Parents will prepare student athletes to win while understanding the challenges of building a new program.
5- 5.Become an active member of the Booster Club. More information can be found on our website or you may contact Mrs. Burch (our team representative)
1- 1.Encourage student athletes to reach their full potential
2- 2.Teach student athletes life lessons, through basketball , that will help them in their years after high school
3- 3. Maintain a strict yet respectful relationship with each student athlete
4- 4.Motivate student athletes to exceed team and individual expectations
5- 5. Maintain a competitive atmosphere: coaches will prepare student athletes to win while understanding the challenges of building a new program.
6- 6.Ensure a safe environment by following the advice of sports medicine professionals to include: Athletic trainers from all schools, doctors, and health and wellness personal trainers
All varsity players are expected to attend practice tomorrow 2/15 from 12-2pm. Please check in the morning for updates as additional weather could potentially be coming in. Thank you.