Tryouts for the VMS boys basketball team will begin about the first week in November. Information including the exact start date, when the different grades should attend, and exact times will be updated in early October after our league meeting.
**TRYOUTS WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 7**
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Tryouts will begin November 5th for all grades. You must have all your paperwork in to tryout. See the nurse. Any problems or concerns see Coach Middleton in B-15. On November 5 players from all three grades should report to wood gym after school, dressed to play. Leave phones, jewelry, and any other valuables locked up in the locker room. You will not need basketballs. Tryouts end 4:10, with a 4:15 late bus. If you do not have a ride by 4:15 you will be placed on the late bus.
RIDES AND BUSSES: Students may NOT be left unattended after a practice or game. Rides must be here in time for player pick up. When a bus is provided, rides must be here within five minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave. If a player's ride is not here, the player MUST be put on the bus. We sometimes hear that a ride is "around the corner" or "down the street" or "will be hear in five minutes." If a ride is not here in time, the player MUST take the late bus. If player pick up becomes a problem, and a player will not take the bus or his family do not want him to take the bus, he may not participate in basketball.
TRYOUTS: Will be held Monday through Friday, after school until either 3:30pm or 4:15pm. Late busses will be provided. Some days might run later and players will need to have their own ride. The number of players on the team, the number of players from each grade, and how long the tryouts run will be determined at the time of tryouts. IMPORTANT: You must have completed all the required paperwork and had a physical before being able to tryout. All the required forms may be picked up at the nurses' offices. Any questions about being eligible to tryout, see the nurse as soon as possible. If you are going to need to schedule a physical, do not wait until the last minute or you might not get it done in time.
SEASON OVERVIEW: We play in the Camden County Upper Elementary League. The league has been around for about 40 years and includes teams from Camden County and Burlington County. The season runs from very early November through about the end of February or very early March. Practices are every day Monday through Friday to about 4:15, including half days. Busses will be provided for a 4:15 practice. Practices which are scheduled for later that 4:15 or for a different time slot will require players to arrange for a ride home. Players may miss practice time or come late for extra help or makeup work. Detentions are not excused absences.
There are usually 2-3 games per week. There are no busses to take players home after games, players need a ride home. The bus which takes us to and from an away game will drop off the players at VMS. Players must then be picked up at the school. They can call part way home to let parents know when to meet them at the school. More information will be presented at the first basketball meetings and tryouts.
Contact Coach Middleton with any questions. School phone: 856 795-2025 ext 5255