Resurrection CYO

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Resurrection CYO offers tryouts for incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade players who are interested in playing on a Select team.   Even if your player was on a Select team last year, he/she must attend tryouts.  All players are encouraged to attend.  There are no “cuts.”

Tryouts are located in the Doty Gym in the Resurrection Middle School.

Tryout Info

For 6th, 7th and 8th Grade players, each season we host tryouts in September to evaluate and place each player on a team where they will (a) be comfortable with the competition, (b) optimize their playing time, and (c) be best positioned to improve their skills.  As kids mature, we recognize that children develop at different stages and, in addition, many kids have interests other than CYO basketball.  

In each grade we will be fielding one or possibly two Select teams of 9-10 players.  The Board reserves the right to adjust the number of players on a select team in the interest of balancing the non-select teams.  Those who tryout, but do not make their grade’s Select team will be placed on a Red, White and Blue team.  Red, White or Blue teams will be balanced and competitively equal with one on another.  For 7th & 8th Graders who do not wish to attend tryouts and are already on established teams, we aim to keep the kids together to the extent possible as long as they are happy.   (Unfortunately, there are no guarantees on this as we have to balance teams.)

There will be two evaluation sessions for each grade and your child should attend both sessions if possible.  We have designed the tryouts to be light, and at the same time allow the trainers to get a sense of the player’s skill level.  The tone is about encouragement, confidence building, and skill development.   Unlike many team sports, basketball teams have small rosters so it’s important that those who seek to play on the Select teams be willing to commit and be ready for maximum participation.  Players on Select teams will be expected to have attendance greater than 90% of all practices and games, including County Playoffs in February.  In short, Select teams are for kids who make basketball their Winter priority sport and don’t have major conflicts with other activities.

Player assessments will be conducted by two independent professional coaches (Mike Mathews and Marty Durkin) and there will be 2-3 non-affiliated trainers assisting.  Teams will be constructed in consultation with the Resurrection CYO Board along with feedback from past coaches.  No parents will be allowed in the gym.

The times for the 2016/2017 CYO Season Tryouts are:

6th Grade Girls  
Wed Sept 14 6:00pm - 7:15pm 
Wed Sept 21 6:00pm - 7:15pm
6th Grade Boys
Wed Sept 14  7:30pm -8:45pm
Wed Sept 21 7:30pm - 8:45pm
7th Grade Girls
Mon Sept 12  6:00pm - 7:15pm    
Mon Sept 19 6:00pm - 7:15pm   
7th Grade Boys
Mon Sept 12  7:30pm - 8:45pm   
Mon Sept 19 7:30pm - 8:45pm  
8th Grade Girls
Tue Sept 13  6:00pm - 7:15pm    
Thu Sept 22 6:00pm - 7:15pm   
8th Grade Boys
Tue Sept 13  7:30pm - 8:45pm  
Thu Sept 22 7:30pm - 8:45pm