San Domenico 6th Grade Panthers
The San Domenico 6th Grade "A" Panthers team consists of five super-fast guards: Christina "Kiki" Pera, Olivia "Livi" Pera, Rachel "Swish" Nagler, Jillian "The Thrill" Grialou and Lana "Bobana" Marks. The team has two, super-tall, top-notch forwards: Lindsey "Lohan" Weber and Lizzie "Maguire" Vincent. Keeping pace with this fast team is quite a challenge...
Part of the success of our team is due to the many, off-court activities the team will be doing together. This season we plan to have some super-fun events together, ie. bowling, trips to the movies, and team lunches. The girls know how to have fun off the court and "turn it on, again" as soon as they are back on the basketball court. We will be doing some "off-court" conditioning, in order to keep the team in top, super-fast shape.
Our coaches are some of the best in the league. Coach Pera has been coaching basketball for eight seasons and has a record of 59 wins and only 7 losses. He has coached some great players and is a strong believer in teaching (not coaching) fundamentals. Coach Grialou has coached the team for the past four seasons, with a league record of 21 wins and 5 losses. Garrett teaches technical discipline and is a strong proponent of developing fundamentals.
By looking at our record, one would think our philosophy is "win at all costs". Actually, our philosophy is quite different than that. We are firm believers in teaching the right skills to make good players. We teach "smart" basketball, which encourages players to learn how to think on the court. Our offense is a series of concepts, rather than plays. Our players know, or learn, how to handle any situation on the court. We also believe in teaching lessons that can be helpful off of the court.
An important aspect of basketball is developing a proper attitude about the game. To become successful, we must recognize how important our teammates are. We win as a team, or we lose as a team. We must work together on offense with good passing, looking for an open teammate, and not being afraid to shoot. If you are open, take a shot. Part of being a good teammate is scoring and taking good shots. If you miss a shot, forget it! You will probably make the next one. Being a good teammate is playing hard on defense. Go hard for loose balls and rebounds. Learn how to "box-out". Learn to set good picks "screens" on offense, so that you can free up a teammate for an easy shot. Being a good teammate means coming to the game rested and playing as hard as you can. Being a good teammate means encouraging your fellow teammates on and off the court. You must trust and respect eachother. Together, as a team, you can win.
2008 PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
|Pre-Season Practice / Game Schedule|
|San Domenico 6A Panthers|
|11/5/2008||Wednesday||6:15pm - 8:00pm|
|11/8/2008||Saturday||9:30am - 11:30am|
|11/12/2008||Wednesday||6:15pm - 8:00pm|
|11/15/2008||Saturday||9:30am - 11:30am|
|11/19/2008||Wednesday||6:15pm - 8:00pm|
|11/22/2008||Saturday||Novato Tournament TBD|
|11/23/2008||Sunday||Novato Tournament TBD|
|11/26/2008||Wednesday||6:15 - 8:00pm|
|11/29/2008||Saturday||Off - Thanksgiving|
|11/30/2008||Sunday||Off - Thanksgiving|
6:15 - 8:00pm
SSF Tournament TBD
|12/7/2008||Sunday||SSF Tournament TBD|
|12/10/2008||Wednesday||6:15 - 8:00pm|
|12/13/2008||Saturday||9:30am - 11:30am|
|12/17/2008||Wednesday||6:15pm - 8:00pm|
|12/20/2008||Saturday||9:30am - 11:30am|