Congratulations, your son has been selected to participate in the 7th grade competitive travel basketball program.
This is Coach Warner from Rockford Elite Basketball. We are excited about the upcoming season. In 6th grade we had a ton of interest and Coach Kilduff and Coach Warner will be the lead coaches through practice and development along with games. I will ask a couple additional parents to assist as well.
I decided that there was enough talent to field two 7th grade teams of likely 8 players per team. Both teams will practice at the exact same time and we will take the lead through the practices. I also think the best approach is to bring both teams to the same tournaments and I will divide the kids based on the tournament. This format will be A/B in format but we may bring them. This will vary based on development and I will over communicate this with our kids. I have run this format with my current 7th graders a couple years ago and it was successful. I have great confidence that it will be a competitive environment and we will improve throughout the year. I look forward to it.
Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursday’s at Boylan from November 1 through the end of February and we will play in 1 day tournaments on Saturdays or Sundays during those months. (Schedule to be finalized yet). Practice times will likely be from 7-8:30pm. I look forward to it greatly and if you are reviewing this link, I would love your son to take part in the travel component in 6th grade. Please review the Parent Forms at the link provided.
After reviewing the forms, please confirm that you would like to participate to me (coach Warner) via text; I look forward to leading the 6th grade travel component.
Please note! In addition to practices we will have a few PROGRAM DAYS on Sundays starting in October and November. There will be 8 program days/nights throughout the year. All travel players will attend PROGRAM DAYS.
In addition to the travel component, we have invited kids to take part in local LEAGUE PLAY. Since your son was invited to play in travel, you WILL NOT participate in local league play.
– Kids will play in either League Play or Travel Play, NOT BOTH!
– All players will (both travel and league) be invited to participate in PROGRAM/DEVELOPMENT DAYS!!!
– All players will be part of the Rockford Elite Basketball Program and attend end of the season party/banquet.
Thank you for your understanding.