I am so excited to be working with all of our lovely and talented young ladies this season for BRYC Winter basketball – I hope the girls are as excited as I am!
I am are looking forward to a fun-filled season where the kids will learn and improve on their skills as well as the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. My goal is to create a positive, supportive environment so that every player, regardless of ability, has a great experience. We are also very fortunate to have an assistant coach this season in Coach Becca DeVanney 😊
So, what will we be working on this season?
- Skills: I want all of the girls to improve their offensive and defense skills by the end of the season; most of the practice will consist of dynamic drills for conditioning, agility and quickness and skill work.
- Rules: I would like for them to know more about the rules of the game so that they can play more effectively at the next levels - this includes developing what we call a 'basketball IQ.'
- Respect: In order to work effectively as a team, I will have an expectation for the girls to respect themselves, each other and their coaching staff. There will be a lot of emphasis on working together, communication, positive attitudes and supporting each other
All of our practices for the season will be on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm at Cardinal Forest Elementary School.
Our first practice will be Wednesday December 4th.
We will have three Wednesday practices before we go on Winter break. If I come across an opportunity for an extra practice, I will let you all know time and place.
After the break, we will start the regular season with practice every Wednesday followed by a Saturday/Sunday game.
I will send out the schedule or post the link on the BRYC website as it becomes available.
Also, you may have received this email already from BRYC, but Sunday November 24th from 12-1pm at Lake Braddock HS will be open gym for 5th and 6th grade girls.
I will be out there, and I encourage you to come out as well if you are available – bring a ball!
There will be no more than 10 girls on our roster this year, which is great – it also means everyone has to stay in good shape as they will all have a healthy amount of court time.
My expectations are high for a great season; and all we need are positivity, determination, focus and effort on the court.
Feel free to text or call me at any time:
(804) 201-1968 - CELL
I look forward to seeing you all at open gym and/or our first practice on the 4th of December.
- Nikki (Coach J) 😊