The Prior Lake High School Boys Basketball Team kicks off their 2014-2015 season, Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00PM at the Prior Lake High School Gym against Waconia. (9th,10th, & JV teams start play at 4:15PM at PLHS)
Come out and cheer on the team! Go Lakers!
Once again, CRUNCH from the MN Timberwolves will be back in Prior Lake for another night tof fun! Saturday, December 20th, 7:00pm Crunch will be back to entertain the crowd at the P.L.A.Y. Boys BBALL Night which celebrates our Boys Basketball program and its connection to the High School Basketball Programs.
All P.L.A.Y. Players Boys & Girls get in free with their PLAY Jersey/Tshirt
The P.L.A.Y. Basketball Board is partnering with the MN Timberwolves to host a Holiday Clinic Monday, December 29th at Prior Lake High School for those in 2nd thru 6th Grade. (**See the Registration details below in the attached documents.)
The MN Timberwolves are also hosting Advanced Skills Clinics in the Twin Cities area during the Holiday season. (**See additional attachment for those details)
What is the Purpose of Athletics?
Why do we want our child to be involved in a sport?
When Parents are asked these questions, many will respond with one of these:
Experience Team Concepts
Build Individual Skills – Learn the Game
Create Understanding of Winning and Losing
Get to participate with Friends and have Fun
Learn about Sportsmanship and being a good citizen
Relationship of Effort and Accomplishment
All those are good reasons for being involved in sports- somewhere along the way Winning and the scoreboard become the only measuring point for many.
* When was the last time you asked your child a direct question on the purposes above ...
- Did you gain Confidence at Practice/Game today? How?
- Was that a good workout? Can you push yourself more?
- Do you like being part of a Team? Why?
- What did you learn today – did you try something new?
- What have you learned about Winning (or) Losing? Why?
- Did you enjoy the practice or game? Why?
- How was Sportsmanship Shown (good and bad) today?
- Did you give your best effort? How di that feel?
- Instead we usually ask… Did you win?, How many points did you score?
It becomes Scoreboard related only !!! It is OK to ask that – but wait until after you ask a few other questions.
P.L.A.Y. 's IMPACT Committee - in accordance with a variety of resources has come up with a series of topics and over the Basketball Season will look to address one topic each week.
Coaches- review these topics with your players (even if for only 5 minutes, before, at or after practice) and try to make points on each topic as a "Weekly IMPACT Resolution".
It is sometimes hard to stay on a topic for a whole season - but to put them in small nuggets and work on those areas - it will help with the big picture.
It will help answer why you want your child in athletics.
The items and questions above will be covered in weeks to come.
Parents - be sure to preview with your player so that when the Coaches speak on it - they are aware of the topic. Then at the end of the week Coaches and Parents can check back with the players to see what they have learned on the topic of the week. (Again 5 minutes)
The IMPACT Committee would like you to take a look at the Week One topic at top of page and use that as our IMPACT Resolution – Talking Point for this first week.
What and Why I.M.P.A.C.T. - check out the definition and how it relates to sports in the document at top of the page. *The IMPACT Committee meets the 2nd Wed. of every month at the Prior Lake City Hall from 6:30 - 7:30pm- if you are interested in this topic and want to help promote Youth Athletics - please attend a meeting they are open to all.
I.M.P.A.C.T. - I Make Positive Actions Count Today*
On Wednesday Oct. 29th we will be conducting a couple of events for ALL COACHES. From 6:30-7:30pm Prior Lake HS Activities Director will be conducting a PCA meeting in the High School Lecture Hall for all parents that are looking to coach basketball this season. This is a requirement for all Traveling coaches. If you have not attended a PCA event yet this year, please plan on attending.
We will be having a second coaches clinic this night as well immediately following from 7:30-9pm in the Gold gym at the High School. This clinic will be run by the Boys Varsity Coach Dan Rubischko and his staff.
Hello, my name is Bruce Veldman and I am the VP of Basketball for Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.). I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide information about the P.L.A.Y. Basketball program that your son or daughter may already participate in or may be considering. This will be my 7th and final season as the VP of Basketball and 10th year as a board member. I have seen this program grow to over 1,000 participants and it could not have been done without all the volunteers time and commitment. Volunteers from coaches to Grade Coordinators are needed as we could not be such a successful program without all of the help from those that spend so much time helping develop our kids. To those that have volunteered in the past, and to those that continue to, THANK YOU. If you have not yet or are new to the program, please consider getting involved this year. Please contact any board member if you are interested or sign up when you register your child.
Important dates for the program can be found below and details about both traveling and in-house can be found under the tabs on the left and the FAQ. The following are some key dates to be aware of:
August 2014 – registration will open in August for Traveling and In-house Basketball
September 22,2014 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR TRAVELING BASKETBALL CLOSES! October 4, 2014 - Registration for Traveling Basketball closes October 4-5, 2014 Mandatory Tryout days for Boys & Girls Traveling Basketball. Both sessions are mandatory October 12, 2014- all uniform and Laker Gear orders due for Traveling Basketball
October 27, 2014 - Coaches Clinic for all Traveling and In-house Basketball Coaches - 7:30-9pm Prior Lake High School Gold Gym
October 27, 2014 - Basketball Parent meeting - Prior Lake High School Gold Gym 6:30-7:30pm
October 29, 2014 - Coaches PCA Meeting - Prior Lake High School Lecture Hall 6:30-7:30pm
October 29, 2014 - 2nd Coaches Clinic - Prior Lake High School Gold Gym 7:30-9pm
Nov. 3, 2014– Traveling Basketball practices begins. Earlier if gym space is available
November 15-16, 2014 – Prior Lake Girls Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney
February 14-15, 2015 – Prior Lake Boys Basketball Tournament - Parents must dedicate time to working the tourney.
March 7-8, 2015 – MYAS Girls State Championships
March 14-15, 2015 – MYAS Boys State Championships
October 20, 2014 - Registration Ends for Grades K-6th
October 27, 2014 - Parent meeting (6:30-7:30PM) and Coaches Clinic (7:30-9pm) Prior Lake High School Gold Gym
November 22nd, 2014- Coaches meeting/ Equipment pick up- HOMS
November 22nd, 2014- 5th & 6th Grade Draft (see In House page for more details)
November (Thanksgiving week)- Team rosters announced
November 2014- Referee clinic
December 1st, 2014 – 3rd-6th grade In-House season begins
December 6th, 2014- K-2nd Grade In-House season begins
February 21st, 2015- K-3rd Grade Year End Jamboree
February 28th, 2015 – 4th-6th Grade In-House Year End Tournament
Goals of the Basketball Program:
The PLAY Basketball Program is designed to provide a means of teaching children from grades k-8 the skills of playing basketball. The Basketball Board will work closely with HS Boys & Girls Coaches and their Staffs to help create the building blocks of successful basketball players and young men and women. We want all of the kids, parents and volunteers to finish the season with a greater appreciation for everyone’s efforts. The kids should leave the season having a better knowledge of the game, improvement in their skills and a positive experience that makes them want to continue to play basketball in the future. During this process we want to create a fair and organized approach to securing players, coaches and volunteers, which will demonstrate the following principles:
Make the sport fun for the kids, coaches and parents
Teach the fundamentals of the game and create curriculum for the progression of skill development
Demonstrate admirable sportsmanship both on and off the court
Work as a team, be committed to your team and always give 100% effort
Please direct specific questions to grade level Coordinators for In-House or Boys or Girls Coordinators for Traveling whose contact information can be found by clicking “In-House” or “Traveling” on the left side of this screen and then click on “Board” which will also appear on the left side of the screen.
We are looking forward to another great P.L.A.Y Basketball season. GO LAKERS!!!
The SSC is one of the top conferences in the state. Come cheer on the Prior Lake High School Basketball Teams. All PLAY Basketball players get in free when they wear their jersey and are with a paid adult.
New Half-time P.L.A.Y. Team Scrimmages for 2013-2014
Prior Lake Varsity Players Assigned to Each Traveling Team for the Season
**To Learn more about what's going on with the Prior Lake Boys & Girls Varsity Programs, Click the Team links on the left tool menu bar.**
Make sure to check out the Summer Camps section on our Basketball Home page to see what camps and opportunities are available to our boys and girls basketball players in Prior Lake. The opportunities continue to come in, so we'll continue to post them to the site so that everyone can stay informed.
Also, starting May 1st, we are kicking off our Summer 2014 Shot Club! Make sure your players get their forms printed off to start tracking their "Made shots" throughotu the summer months. More to come...
For those of you still pondering your options for Spring Basketball, the PLHS Boys Varsity staff will be conducting their 1st Annual Prior Lake Pirates Spring Basketball tryouts March 17th and 18th at HOMS.
If you have any questions, feel free to send Coach Dan an email: email@example.com
The following attachments include a quick program overview as well as the registration form needed to get your current Boys 6th -10th grader registered for Tryouts and to be considered for the Spring teams
These teams will be Coached and Managed by qualified Boys varsity coaches or other paid coaches brought into the program.
Try Outs are March 17th-18th, so sign up now! That or walk up registrations are welcome tonight as well!
P.L.A.Y. is currently planning on offering Intramural Basketball for Grades 6th-7th-8th after school at HOMS from 2:30-4pm.
The days of the week will mostly be Tue & Thur , but due to some school events on some of those days we will need to mix in a Couple Mondays and possibly a Saturday. This program has been 99% boys.
The registration is now open above. Register by Dec. 29th.
This year we won't be able to get started until Jan.15th and will try to get 12-13 dates in between Mid Jan and end of Feb.
The school gets their gym times first and then we are secondary - so they have some events during our dates so it has to move around some.
We need at least 32 players to register to offer this program - last year we had 34 - so please encourage others to register at that time. Cost is still under review, but will try to come in around $50.
Did you see one of our coaches following the double-goal coaching principles? Do you have a youth athlete in a PLAY sport or did you compete with a PLAY team?
It's important that our coaches get your feedback directly, but we want to hear your feedback too so that we can continue to provide the best possible experience for our athletes.
Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think.
To Learn More about the Double Goal Coaching and Parent Involvement go to the "Positive Coaching" Page under the HOME page - left side. Are you a Positiive Double goal Parent? Learn how to move your athlete into a 'Triple Impact athlete'.
Help your athlete become a Master of ELM - Effort, Learning, Recover from Mistakes
For those looking to continue building their basketball skills as they head into the basketball season ahead, the PLHS Boys Varsity BBALL Program has their Fall Individual Skills as well as an MBA Fall League available to all incoming 7th thru 9th graders.
The registration form below provides more detail on both opportunities. Should you have additional questions about these Fall programs, feel free to email Head Coach Dan Rubishko firstname.lastname@example.org and he can answer your questions.
P.L.A.Y. Basketball Board
September 22, 2014 is the last day to register and get the Early Registration Discount for Traveling Basketball. You will be able to register until Oct. 2, 2014 but a $25 Non-Refundable Late Fee will apply.
DON'T DELAY, SIGN UP TODAY!!
For the 2014-15 Traveling Basketball season all players will be ordering NEW UNIFORMS. We have been using the same style uniforms for the last 5 years and they will no longer be available for the upcoming season. Samples will be available to try on during tryouts. Orders for the new uniforms will need to be placed via a link that will be provided by Sunday October 12th, 2014
Here is the website information to place orders for New Uniforms and Laker Gear:
Sale Code: PLAYBKB14