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Grade 5 Girls

 
Overview of Tryouts Process
 

McLean Select 5th grade girls basketball try-outs begin on Sunday, September 30th and McLean Select expects each age group to complete their try-out process by October 15th (tryout schedule listed below).  Based on prior experience with all age groups, our try-outs are highly competitive with 2-3 players typically trying out for each of the 10 positions on each team. There will be two 5th grade teams. As described further below, all players attempting to make a select team should attend a minimum of one of the 1st 2 tryouts – please see attendance guidelines below. Unless otherwise approved by the age group coach, players must make one of the first two try-outs to advance to the final round(s) of try-outs. For the benefit of the players, only players and coaches are allowed in the gym during tryouts. 

 

1st Tryout

DAY/DATE:         Sunday, September 30, 2018

LOCATION:         Longfellow Middle School (Large Gym)

CHECK-IN:          6:15pm to 6:30pm

TRYOUT:             6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

2nd Tryout (Player cuts will begin after this tryout, communicated via email)

DAY/DATE:         Wednesday, October 3, 2018 CORRECTION

LOCATION:         Longfellow Middle School (Small Gym)   

CHECK-IN:          6:45pm to 7pm

TRYOUT:             7:00pm to 8:30pm

 

3rd Tryout

DAY/DATE:         Sunday, October 7, 2018

LOCATION:         Longfellow Middle School (Large Gym)

CHECK-IN:          6:15pm to 6:30pm

TRYOUT:             6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

4th Tryout (Tentatively scheduled if needed to complete teams)

DAY/DATE:         Wednesday, October 10, 2018 CORRECTION

LOCATION:         Longfellow Middle School (Small Gym)   

CHECK-IN:          6:45pm to 7pm

TRYOUT:             7:00pm to 8:30pm

 

MORE INFORMATION from the Select website:

Tryouts Attendance Guidelines
A player who can make all try-outs will have the best chance to demonstrate their abilities and potential to the coaches making the selection decisions.  However, McLean Select recognizes that conflicts exist that make attendance at every tryout a challenge, and our coaches see “commitment” to basketball demonstrated best by the priority given to the select team try-outs.  Each parent should take a proactive approach with informing the coaches of conflicts with try-outs, and coaches will consider these conflicts in their evaluations of each player.

 

Unless otherwise approved by the age group coach, however, players must make one of the first two try-outs to advance to the final round(s) of try-outs - see also “Conflicts” 

 

"Cutting" Players Prior to the Completion of the Evaluation Process
McLean Select recommends that some of the try-out participants are “cut” prior to the final two rounds of evaluations to make tryouts more efficient for the overall group.  As a result, coaches may “cut” players after the second tryout – regardless of that player’s attendance.  Parents will receive an email notification of any “cuts” before 9am on the day of the next try-out – please check your emails each day of try-outs!

 

“Cuts” are challenging for parents, players and coaches.  All McLean Select coaches endeavor to make the process as fair, considerate and open as possible.  At the end of the evaluation process, parents should feel free to contact the Head Coach to gather information on opportunities for the development of their player’s basketball skills for the future.


Conflicts and Competing Team Tryouts 
McLean Select attempts to interact with the parents and players in a very straightforward fashion.  We welcome players from other zip code areas to try out for our teams, and we recognize that McLean zip code players may try out for other FCYBL teams.  However, we ask that the parents of players inform the coaches of other try-out situations so that we can proceed in our player evaluations in the fairest and most efficient manner possible.

 

McLean Select expects and encourages our athletes to participate in a variety of other sports, and coaches try their best to accommodate multi-sport athletes.  Our coaches simply expect basketball to take priority over other sports and activities once the “official” Regular Season begins in mid-November.

 

During McLean Select try-outs, coaches request that parents provide accurate information on our try-out forms regarding any events or activities that may affect the attendance of their player at:

(1)     Pre-Season practices and tournaments from October 15th to November 15th;

(2)     Regular Season practices and games from November 15th until the 21st of February; and

(3)     Post Season tournament games and practices the last week in February and first week of March.  

 

See “McLean Select Conflict Form.”  [Coming soon on the website.]

 

This information is a significant factor in selecting players for each team.  The coaching staff and the team deserve the benefit of accurate information regarding a player’s attendance, and any unreported conflicts that occur during the season could result in suspension of the playing time guidelines for that player.

 

All Players Encouraged to Tryout
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