All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Folly Quarter boys are invited to try out for the HCYP FQMS middle school basketball teams: junior varsity (limited to 6th and 7th graders) and varsity (limited to 7th and 8th graders). Tryouts will be held at the following dates and times at the FQMS indoor gymnasium:
Mon: 9/20: 6-7:30 (junior varsity), 7:30-9 (varsity)
Wed: 9/22: 6-7:30 (junior varsity), 7:30-9 (varsity)
Mon: 9/27: 6-7:30 (junior varsity), 7:30-9 (varsity)
Players should arrive 15 mins prior to their start times (so 5:45 for junior varsity, 7:15 for varsity) to register. Registration will happen outside the building (in front of the right hand side door closest to the gymnasium). Each player will be provided a number to wear during the tryout - we ask the players to bring the number home with them and use it for any future tryout dates.
Masks MUST be worn at all times during the tryout (given HCPSS rules). Players will not be permitted to tryout without a mask. Parents are not allowed in the school during the tryout.
We ask the junior varsity players to leave the gymnasium promptly when their tryout ends. Each player should bring BOTH a white shirt and a dark shirt (for example, black, dark blue, dark grey) to the tryout.
Players are required to attend at least one tryout, but it is recommended to attend at least two. 7th graders can try out for junior varsity only, varsity only, or both. The coaches will try to provide feedback to 7th graders after the first tryout they attend on which future tryout they should attend.
We expect to make roster invitations and finalize the teams by 10/1. We will send out a mass email letting all participants know when this is complete.
In terms of the anticipated season:
- We expect twice a week practices starting in approximately mid-late October, likely at FQMS. Actual days of the week TBD.
- One league game each weekend (against other Howard County middle schools), from about mid December to late February, and a league playoff round in the first week or two of March
- We may also enter a couple of tournaments, likely in the Nov/Dec time frame. TBD
- Approximate cost: $400-$500, depending on tournament participation and cost of uniforms
Lastly, per league rules, players cannot play on both the FQMS team AND another HCYP team (for example, a recreational team). Players can play on the FQMS team and on other (non-HCYP affiliated) travel teams, as long as the players can attend at least half of FQMS team practices. In general, while we understand that conflicts arise, we do expect invited FQMS players to make this team a priority, so please only tryout if you are able to do that.
Thank you. Additional questions can be directed to the coaches below:
Scott Laprise (Varsity): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Barney (Junior Varsity): email@example.com
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