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Westfield High School


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Westfield High School

Bulldogs Athletics

Westfield High School



1 year ago by Doug Ewell

Tryout information

If you missed our Pre-Season Parents Meeting: here are the notes from the meeting:

Westfield High School Boys Basketball

                               2018 – 2019 Season

Agenda for Parents/Players Meeting

  1. Welcome and Introduction of Staff:

                        Doug Ewell – Varsity Head Coach (19th  year)

                  Mike Coyle – Varsity assistant (19th year)

                                                            Ephraim Hawkins – Varsity assistant (13th year)

                                 Gerry Mendelsohn – Varsity assistant (13th year)

                                                             Jamie Shepherd -  JV Head Coach (19th year)

                                                            Chris Kennedy– JV assistant Coach (5th year)

                                                             John Dantonio  - Freshman Head Coach (6th year)

                                                            Brian Nolton- Freshman assistant(4th year)

      2. Discuss Philosophy:

  1. Style of play – developing a program
  2. What we look for in our players
  3. Tryouts and team selection – what you can expect
  4. Making the team  - how competitive it has become
  5. Playing time

   3. Discuss Commitment:

  1. What dedication and commitment means to us
  2. Establishing priorities
  • Holiday vacations
  • Ski trips
  1. Family involvement and support –   Boosters Club
  2. Importance of academics – getting academic help
  • Basketball overlaps BOTH semesters
  • Bring a pass if late to practice
  • Use your planner and budget your time wisely

4. Discuss Practice – Times and Dates: 1st day of tryout is Nov. 5, 2018

  1. Review information sheet provided
    • Physical form
    • Emergency care form
    • Participation policy form
  2. Review length of season
  3. Snow days and holidays
  4. Injuries – training room facilities
  5. School attendance - practices and games

5. Questions and Answers

a. Spirit Pack online

b. Meet the coaches’ night (11/19/18)


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