*This program follows COVID-19 protocols & procedures including temperature screening, enhancing sanitization, capacity limits, etc.*
Final tryouts held at High Rise Headquarters the weekend of October 24th – 25th!
There is no guaranteed playing time on Winter Travel teams and it is at the sole discretion of the coach. While we aim to assemble teams with a full roster of impact players, sometimes, players do not acclimate to team systems, coaching, or increases in talent level. In this case, some players may receive less playing time than others. With this being said, those who are not excelling as fast as others will be worked with, mentored, and coached to get on the same level as others. We are NOT in the business of discouraging kids from the sport, however, playing at a high level consistently is one of our main goals as a program.
Practices will be held 1-2 nights a week throughout the season (Nov-March). Practices will be high energy and intense! Our philosophy is to make practices chaotic and hard so games end up being easy. Games should be a reward from hard practicing. All of our staff has played or coached at a high level so we try to mimic certain aspects of that style to a degree. Practices will include team drills, skill work, competitive drills, offensive and defensive breakdown and schemes, and scrimmaging. There will be no practices during public school holiday recess & winter break.
High Rise Headquarters (75 Third Street, Stamford, CT)
Rules should be strictly abided by to avoid penalties that include running, not starting, not playing, or dismissal from the program.
Players must be fully committed to team, practice, and game obligations. Outside of school and academic conflicts, parents and players should do their best to make sure they can attend all team events. In order to build a successful program, especially in basketball, there must be consistency in attendance to build good habits, understand team philosophies and systems, know plays, create team chemistry, and most importantly, to get better! If you have any questions regarding what constitutes as full commitment or what outside activities would not work with our schedule, please ask!