High Rise aims to use teachings and philosophies of the highest level of basketball to show young athletes the importance of dedication, teamwork, commitment, work ethic, respect and character.
“Excellence is not a singular act, but a HABIT. You are what you do repeatedly”
Practices will be held 2 nights a week throughout the season. Practices will be filled with high energy and intensity. Our philosophy is to make practices chaotic and challenging so games end up feeling comfortable. Games should be a reward from arduous and physical practices. All of our staff has played and/or coached at a high level and we aim to mimic certain aspects of that style. Practices will include team drills, skill work, competitive drills, offensive and defensive breakdown/schemes, and scrimmaging.
Attendance and Guidelines
Rules should be strictly abided by to avoid penalties that include not starting, not playing, or dismissal from the program.
Players must be fully committed to all team events, practices, and games. Outside of school and academic conflicts, parents and players must attend all team events. In order to build a successful basketball program that is competitive, there must be consistency in attendance to build good habits, understanding team philosophies and systems, knowing sets and plays, creating team chemistry, and most importantly, getting to know teammates and becoming a better player.
While we hope and try our best to ensure that all of our players can contribute equally in each game, this is very rare. At this level all players will have the opportunity to contribute in each game; however, there is a possibility that your child may receive little to no playing time in certain situations. This is the nature of competitive basketball; and if it is the case, we will work to communicate areas of improvement and focused coaching to your child. We are NOT in the business of discouraging kids from the sport, however, playing at a high level consistently and teaching players that there are levels to life are a few of our main goals as a program.
Positive behavior by all members of the High Rise Select basketball program, including PARENTS, is expected at all games.
As coaches, we have high expectations for the outcomes of our players development, games and seasons, therefore we must hold high expectations for you. The following behaviors are required for the players on our teams.
PARENT TO COACH COMMUNICATION
If a parent needs to communicate with the coach regarding player absences, playing time or anything else game-related, we ask that you allow a 24-hour grace period and then reach out to our High Rise Director, Nate Jean-Baptiste.
Thank you again for trusting us with your child and believing in our ability to develop him/her into the best basketball player that he/she can be. We will continue to devise ways to get the best out of your child which will inevitably develop life skills in the process.