Dear 6th Grade Parents,
The Athletic Dept. is, once again, excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Spencer McLean will coach the team. Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 3:30–5:30pm in the PDS gym. Boys should be picked up at the main entrance at 5:30pm. Try-outs will be closed to all parents and spectators.
The Crusader basketball team is designed for boys who want additional opportunities for basketball practice and games. However, playing time is not guaranteed. While it will be more intense and competitive than our intramural basketball program, it will be consistent with our philosophy and high standards relating to sportsmanship and keeping athletics within a proper framework.
Assuming that more boys try out than the 10–12 spots available for players on a basketball team, we will have to make cuts (unlike Crusader football). Before try-outs, we will talk to the boys about their attitudes and responses to the selection process. We hope and think that our 6th grade boys are mature enough to handle the disappointments that some of them may experience by not being chosen. Boys that play Crusader Basketball are also encouraged to play in the Intramural league. The two programs do not conflict. Looking forward to a great season!
Director of Athletics and Operations
REGISTRATION AND FEES:
Please register your son online by Friday, October 20th.
The cost to play Intramural Basketball is $225.00 and will be billed to your PDS account. This fee will help pay for the league expenses, referees, team pictures, and uniforms that the boys will keep. Any boy who has not previously submitted a physical and the necessary concussion and cardiac arrest forms needs to do so before the first practice. All forms can be turned in to the school nurse.
After everyone has signed up, the players will be divided up evenly and put on a team with one of the PDS coaches. They will play only PDS teams. There will be three separate leagues (4th Grade League, 5th Grade League, and 6th Grade League).
The complete schedule for all practices and games, with all times and dates, will be out soon. Each team will have one or two activities a week beginning mid-November.
The 4th Grade League will participate on most, but not all, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The 5th Grade League and the 6th Grade League will participate on most, but not all, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Practices scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will start at 3:25pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:30pm. Wednesday practices will start at 2:55pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:15pm.
Games scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will start at 3:25pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:30pm. There will be double-headers on Wednesdays. The first games will start at 3:00pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 4:00pm. The second games will start at 4:00pm and all boys should be picked up in front of the main PDS lobby at 5:00pm. All boys participating in Wednesday double-header games will dress out together immediately after school. Boys participating in the second games will sit in the bleachers and watch the first games.
Boys must wear their uniforms and basketball/tennis shoes at all practices and games.
If you have any questions please call me at the Athletic Department, 842–4626.
Attached is the info, itinerary, and bus lists for this Friday's trip to St. Louis.
If you attended the Costa Rica informational meeting, please remember to email Mark Fruitt by THIS TUESDAY, September 26th, to let him know if your son will be attending the trip this summer.
If you were unable to attend and are interested in your son going, see attached document and contact Mark Fruitt for more information.
Plans will be finalized by Thursday, September 28th.