The Rock Program!

Dear Parents,

My name is Brad Wilson, and I am the new Varsity Girls Basketball coach. I am excited to announce that for the first time ever, the Rockford Girls’ Basketball Program is establishing the youth Rock Program!

What is it?
The Rock Basketball Program is a youth program for girls in grades 3-8. This program provides an opportunity to enhance your game through both practicing and playing in a league and tournaments.

3rd-6th Grade Girls:
Play in the Community Ed Program in the fall. Here are the details on Community Ed:
* Teams are coached by parents who sign up to do so.
* Games are officiated by girls in the high school program.
* Teams Practice once per week beginning October 23.
* Games are played on Saturday Mornings beginning November 4th through December 16.

During the Community Ed League, you will receive tryout information for the Rock Program. Here are some of the basics on The Rock Program:
* There will be a tryout date, my hope is that there will be NO cuts, and we can field up to 3 teams per grade.
* Each player will be placed in the appropriate league and or tournament based off their current skill level.
* Throughout January, February and March the teams will practice 1-2 times per week.
* The kids will all receive uniforms and a shooting shirt.
* The cost will be approximately $350.00.
* That costs covers uniforms, long sleeve shirt, leagues, tournaments and       practice gym time expenses.

7th – 8th Grade Girls:
The 7th and 8th grade girls will play in the Rock Program in the fall, and then their 7th and 8th grade season through the Rockford Middle Schools in the winter. Here is the breakdown:
***Tryouts for The Rock 7th and 8th grade is October 3rd from 6-7pm at the Rockford High School.
* My hope is that there will be NO cuts, and we can field up to 3 teams per grade.
* Each player will be placed in the appropriate league and or tournament based off their current skill level.
* Mid-October, November and December the teams will practice 1-2 times per week.
* The kids will all receive uniforms and a shooting shirt.
* The cost will be approximately $350.00.
* That costs covers uniforms, long sleeve shirt, leagues, tournaments and practice gym time expenses.

At the conclusion of The Rock Program, the kids will play their Middle School season through NRMS or ERMS in January, February and March.

***I will be holding a parent meeting answering any questions and or concerns, and also provide an opportunity for you to pre-registrar (7/8 grade only) on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:00pm in the Rockford Freshman Center.  All grade level parents are welcome!

Thank you, and Best Swishes!!

Coach Brad Wilson
bwilson@rockfordschools.org