I hope everyone enjoyed our first game! The boys did a great job and kept playing hard all the way until the end of a close game. We will have practice today (Monday, Nov. 18) at our usual time and place: Guilford Lakes from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Our next game will be against Team Red on Saturday (Nov. 23) at 11:45 a.m. at Baldwin Middle School. As usual, please keep an eye out for the RSVP email that will come later in the week, or feel free to reach out to me at anytime to let me know if your son will or won't be playing this week.
Uniforms before today's game
Hello Team White,
Our uniforms were just finished and will be brought to the gym, so we'll need a few extra minutes to distribute them and get changed. If you can plan to be at the gym about 15 minutes early, it would be great!
Practice today and first game this week
Hello Team White,
I hope everyone had a nice weekend! We will have practice today (Monday, Nov. 11) at our usual time and place: Guilford Lakes from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The boys did a great job in our first practice last week, and we look forward to working hard today.
Our first game will be against Team Black on Saturday (Nov. 16) at 1:00 p.m. at Baldwin Middle School. As you probably remember from past years in GBL, it is very important that coaches know which players will be at the game each week (this is because of the strict player rotation rules in GBL to ensure everyone plays enough). The league website will send an automated email later in the week where you can just click a button to RSVP "yes" or "no". This is the easiest way to let me know if your son plans to attend, but you can also email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text/call (203-833-2726) anytime. If I haven't heard from you by Saturday morning, I'll give you a quick call or text to try and confirm.
Lastly, for the same strict rotation reasons, it is very helpful if the boys can be at the gym about 10 minutes before our scheduled game time. That way we can warm up and make sure the rotations are all set.
Thanks for your help, and I'll see everyone tonight.
First practice on Monday
Hello Team White,
This is just to confirm that our first team practice is tomorrow (Monday, Nov. 4) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Guilford Lakes. Also, a big thank-you to Bruno Riga who has volunteered to be our team's assistant coach. We look forward to meeting the boys and kicking off the season. Our first game will be November 16, so no game this week.
See you tomorrow,
Welcome to Team White!
Welcome to Team White! My name is Thomas Steffen, and I will be coaching your son's basketball team this season. Our focus will be teaching basketball fundamentals while making sure all the boys have fun, and I look forward to getting started with practices and games. You can log on to the GBL website to view our full team roster.
Our normal practice time will be on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 at Guilford Lakes, but there are sometimes changes due to conflicts at the schools, and I will confirm each week. As of now, our first practice is scheduled for Monday, November 4 from 7:00 to 8:00. The game schedule will be posted to the GBL website in the next week or two. Games will typically be held between 11:45 am and 4:45 pm on Saturdays at Baldwin.
I will send another reminder email as we get closer to our first practice, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email (email@example.com) or text/phone (203-833-2726).