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Great Falls Basketball 2013-2014 Coaches Meeting. Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:30PM – 9:00PM Forestville Elementary School. Neal Abravanel Acting Commissioner Phil Simonides Director of Coaches. Great Falls Basketball Welcome and Introductions. Agenda. GF Hoops Overview Phil Simonides

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great falls basketball 2013 2014 coaches meeting

Great Falls Basketball2013-2014 Coaches Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

7:30PM – 9:00PM

Forestville Elementary School

neal abravanel acting commissioner phil simonides director of coaches
Neal Abravanel Acting CommissionerPhil SimonidesDirector of Coaches

Great Falls Basketball

Welcome and Introductions


GF Hoops Overview Phil Simonides

Website Review Greg Potteiger

Training Program Larry Zmuda

Referee Program Michelle Claude

Leadership by Example Phil Simonides


Gyms & VBD Test Debbie Volpicelli

Breakouts with GGCs All

Coaches/Assistants All – match up

new board members
New Board Members

Directors Leaving

Fred Weber

Peter Van Volkenburg

New Directors

Laura Bean

Bina Clark

great falls basketball 2013 2014
Great Falls Basketball 2013 – 2014

Neal Abravanel Acting Commissioner

Phil Simonides Director of Coaches

Dick WarrickDirector of Select

John McGavin Director of Girls House Grades 3-12

Liz Fitton Director of Boys House Grades 3-6

Laura Bean Director of Boys House Grades 7-10

Michelle Claude Director of Referees

Greg PotteigerDirector of Information & Scheduling

Debbie Volpicelli Director of Facilities

Malia Kishore Director of Equipment

Larry ZmudaDirector of Player and Coach Training & House Grades K-2

Jim Treacy Treasurer

Bina Clark Assistant Treasurer

  • Early Bird Discount
  • Website – must remain central source of info
  • Boys 11/12 gone – unsuccessful last year
  • Equipment Changes/Upgrades
    • Players Jerseys – Langley colors now!
    • Coaches Jerseys – New coaches only
      • Fill out order form on your seat
        • Turn in to your GGC Tonight
      • You may order more than 1 (1st one is on GF Hoops)
program logistics a snapshot
Program LogisticsA Snapshot
  • 1,031 Players (922 House/109 Select)
  • 1,372 Parents
  • 120 Teams (109 House/11 Select)
  • 90 Referees
  • 658 House League Games
  • 1,989 Referee Assignments
  • 1,030 Uniforms
  • 8 Gyms
thank you to our volunteers
“Thank You!!” to Our Volunteers
  • 13 Board Members
  • 14 Grade Group Coordinators (GGC’s)
  • 109 Coaches
    • 9 Coaching Multiple Teams

John McGavin

Director of Girls House

Grades 3 - 12

girls director and ggc s
Girls Director and GGCs

Director – John McGavin

Grade 3- Theresa Bhatia

Grade 4- Heather O’Donovan

Grade 5- Kris Fredericks

Grade 6- Hillary Facchina

Grade 7- Pete Kurzenhauser

Grade 8- Kari Lervick

Grades 9-12- Kimberly Cynkar


Liz Fitton

Director of Boys House

Grades 3 - 6

director boys grades 3 6 ggc s
Director Boys (Grades 3–6) & GGCs

Director – Liz Fitton

Grade 3 – Claudia Bakir

Grade 4 – Lisa Walmsley

Grade 5 – Cori Johnson

Grade 6 – Heather O’Donovan


Laura Bean

Director of Boys House

Grades 7 - 10

director boys grades 7 10 ggc s
Director Boys (Grades 7-10) & GGCs

Director – Laura Bean

Grade 7 - Alison Ahmed

Grade 8 - Omkar Puritipati

Grade 9/10 – Claudia Bakir


Greg Potteiger


Information & Scheduling

website overview
Website Overview
  • All League information (Schedules, Rules etc.)
    • Should be parents “First Stop” for information
  • Coaches: responsible for updating / maintaining certain information:
    • Game Scores / Outcomes
    • Game Summaries / Coach’s Blog (optional)
    • End of year player evaluations
  • Coaches will receive:
    • Usernames and passwords
    • “Help” sheet before season start

Debbie Volpicelli

Director of Facilities

gym status capacity is tighter than ever again
Gym StatusCapacity is Tighter Than Ever (AGAIN!)
  • Just received winter gym allocations
  • We lost 13 hours of practice time!
    • Equates to 26 house team practice slots
    • Caused by renovations that impacted Reston and McLean
    • We currently have NO extra practice slots!
    • We have Lake Anne for Sun games only!
gym behaviors
Gym Behaviors
  • We need to behave in gyms so we don't lose them
  • Police your group
  • At first practice, talk to parents and kids about the gyms
  • No food or drinks, except water
  • No bouncing balls in hall
county gym contacts weekends weeknights
County Gym ContactsWeekends & Weeknights


=> Call: 703-324-5515

Leave message:

=> After hours On-Call Monitor

will respond promptly

vbd test debbie volpicelli volunteer building directors
VBD Test – Debbie VolpicelliVolunteer Building Directors
  • Coaches go to:

    • Create an account
    • Watch the video
    • Take the test on-line.
    • Certificates - sent via e-mail. (Certification good for 2 years)
  • Coaches – you are the face of the organization
    • Protect and enhance the GF Hoops reputation
    • The facilities we share must be treated with care and respect.
    • Leave GYMS in EQUAL to or BETTER shape than when you arrived.
key dates
Key Dates

Nov 13 (Wed) through

Nov 19 (Tue) House League Player Allocation/Drafts

Nov 18 (Mon) Training for House League Coaches

Nov 19 (Tue) Training for House League Coaches

Nov 19 (Tues) House League game schedules published to web site

Nov 20 (Weds) House Practices Start

Dec 7-8 House League Regular Season Begins

Dec 14-15 House League Games

Dec 21-22 House League Games

Jan 4-5 House Games Resume (post Holiday)

Jan 11 (Sat) Picture Day

Feb 22-23 First week of playoffs

Feb 28 Coach/Volunteer Appreciation Mixer @ Brix

Mar 8-9 Final Playoff Weekend and All Stars

larry zmuda

Larry Zmuda



Player and Coach Training

basketball year round
Basketball Year-Round
  • Summer Programs
    • Two camps in July/August
    • 70 kids participated in these camps; some in more than one!



player coach training agenda of topics
Player & Coach Training Agenda of Topics
  • Player Training and Development
    • Fundamentals
    • Safety
  • Coach Training Programs
player training
Player Training
  • Coaches:Primary Source of Training and Development
  • One on One Basketball, Inc.
    • K/1st Grade – 10 weeks skills and drills training
    • 2nd Grade – 12 weeks (90 minute sessions)
      • 8 Weeks Skills Training; 4 Weeks Full Court Games
    • 3rd thru 10th Grade
      • One on One - assists all teams for one entire practice.
        • Coaches to identify areas of need in advance.
        • One on One then provides team specific sessions.
training for coaches
Training for Coaches
  • One on One Basketball, Inc.
    • Mandatory attendance at 90 minute session on eitherNov 18 or Nov 19 session
    • Each night:
      • One session for 2nd – 5th grade
      • One session for 6th – 10th grade
    • Offering Age Group Appropriate:
      • Skill Level Assessment Methods
      • Drills – individual and team
      • How to Structure Practices and Practice Plans
      • Q & A Sessions
key dates mark your calendars
Key Dates Mark Your Calendars
  • Coaching Clinics

Group A: Grades 2-5Group B:Grades 6-12

    • 11/18 Great Falls 6:00PM–7:30PM Group A Elementary 7:30PM-9:00PM Group B
    • 11/19 Forestville 6:00PM–7:30PM Group B Elementary 7:30PM-9:00PM Group A
  • Coaching Blitz
    • If you want additional help in December, send a note to and we will set you up with a trainer at your practice session
    • In January at your practice location – Mandatory
referee program
Michelle Claude

Recruits Referees

Trains Referees

Manages Referee Performance

Reviews game feedback from gym coordinators, coaches, and others

Provides feedback to referees

Nick Claude

Assigns Refs to Games

Keeps Work Records

Computes Pay

Ben Carniol, Nick Claude, Tim Claude, Will Miner, Quinn Mullen, Jordan Simonides

On-court ref trainers in grade 3 games.

Referee Program
referee program1
Referee Program
  • Training for refs commenced at the beginning of October and continues through Thanksgiving.
  • Top Coaches Complaints: Lack of calls made for contact fouls, rules knowledge, “swallowing” the whistle.
  • Top Ref Complaints: Coaches “helping” the ref make calls, uncontrolled parents, rules knowledge
  • Feedback: Always welcome but make it “teachable”
  • If you have concerns, you can contact Michelle Claude after the game to discuss further.
referee program rule reminders
Referee ProgramRule Reminders
  • Two or more players CANNOT defend the ball or player unless they are driving to the basket in boys grade 5 and below. Refs are being instructed to call this. (below foul-line-extended)
  • No such thing as “over the back” or “reach in.” There MUST be contact in order to have a foul called.
  • Understand the GFHoops local rules and create a substitution flow chart for your game, particularly if you have an 8 player team.
  • Shooting clock resets after each try for goal (3/5 seconds in the lane).
first year quiz
First-Year Quiz
  • _____Player A1 has both feet on the floor behind the three-point line. A1 jumps and releases the ball on a successful try for goal and then lands inside the three point line. Three points are awarded.
  • _____The free throws awarded due to a technical foul may be taken by two different players.
  • _____A1 travels when his knee hits the floor while holding the ball.
  • _____Player A1 is getting ready to take a free throw. He fakes a shot. A violation is called.
  • _____A1 is in A’s backcourt and has dribbled for nine seconds and then passes the ball forward towards A2 in the front court. While the ball is in the air traveling from backcourt to front court, the 10 second count is reached. A violation is called.
first year quiz1
First-Year Quiz
  • _____A1 jumps from behind the three point and releases the ball on a successful three-point goal. Before returning to the floor, A1 crashes into a legally established defender, B1. B1 is charged with a block.
  • _____Every player must play a minimum of two quarters.
  • _____A game cannot start and the game must be forfeited unless a team has at least five players.
  • _____Referees should watch the ball at all times instead of an area on the court.
  • _____A1 makes a throw-in pass from B’s end line to A2 who is on the other end of the court. The pass is overthrown and touches no one. The referee rules it B’s ball at the original throw-in spot.
  • _____Each game in GF Hoops consists of 4 quarters each lasting 8 minutes in duration.
phil simonides

Phil Simonides

Director of Coaches


League-Wide Behavior

skill evaluations and team drafts logistics
Skill Evaluations

Read the process document before tryouts

Five Skill Areas:

Ball Handling





Board Member – collect data and give to GGCs



Goal: Balanced Teams

Information sharing

No substitutes may draft in your age group

No pre-assignment of asst coaches if they have a child in the group

Board Member attending has final say in any issues

Skill Evaluations and Team DraftsLogistics

Everything you need is on the website

coach tips and best practices you are the key to our success
Coach Tips and Best PracticesYou Are The Key to Our Success!
  • Model positive behavior – both in winning & in losing
  • Teach children the game
  • Spread playing time – come in with rotations
  • Manage your parents
  • Respect referees
  • Introduce yourself to desk refs before games
  • Diffuse situations before they get out of hand
coach tips and best practices cont
Coach Tips and Best Practices(cont.)
  • Encourage and help our youth coaches
    • Use me as a resource throughout the season
    • Text email or call and make sure you ID if texting
  • All assistant coaches must be registered - only two coaches on sidelines at a time
  • Explore internet resources for coaching/practice ideas such as:
  • Have fun!
coaches issues from prior years
Coaches Issues From Prior Years


  • Flagrant Fouls
  • Running up the score
  • Too many “coaches” yelling during game
  • Harsh coaching
  • Improper substitutions
  • Abusive behavior from coaches to refs
  • Coaches taunting each other


  • 5 pass rule, no press, no 3 pointers, change player positions
  • At most two assistants
  • Be positive AND instructive
  • Have a playtime game plan (beforehand)
  • Control your players/yourself – no trash talking and unsportsmanlike conduct
behavior incidents prior years

Spoke to several coaches after games

Behavior of assistant coaches deplorable in some instances

Parents and coaches battling on some issues

Harsh coaching styles addressed

Some coaches not asked back

Players suspended and ejected from league


Parents thought refs weren't calling games closely enough and it was too physical

Parents thought their child was being called too frequently for fouling

Coaches/parents calling fouls out too often

Refs got intimidated – embarrassing to GF Hoops

Behavior Incidents Prior Years
parent messages please tell them
Parent Messages – please tell them
  • Goal: Model Positive Behavior for the kids.
    • This is more than basketball.
    • It's about teaching good sportsmanship.
  • Zero Tolerance: for verbally abusing the refs.
    • They are an important part of our program.
    • Contact your coach or Michelle Claude...don't yell at the refs.
    • Yelling raises the tension in the gyms and impacts the players very negatively.
    • Their play tends to get more physical and emotional and it makes the situation worse.
  • Remember: Our refs are kids.
    • Think - about the impact of yelling at children in a public forum
coach messages
Coach Messages
  • Same points as parents -- plus the following:
  • You went to the Coaches meeting and know what we expect. You acknowledged Code of Conduct when you registered
  • Zero tolerance -- This cannot happen from a coach
  • Be a positive role model
    • You need to focus on positively coaching the kids, not arguing calls.
  • Most parents spoken to acknowledged that they handled the situation poorly and were apologetic.
    • We had mixed results with the coaches.
coaches manual find it on the gfhoops website
Coaches ManualFind it on the GFHoops Website
  • Code of Conduct
  • House Coaching Checklist
  • Master 2013-2014 Calendar
  • House League Rules of Play
  • Tryouts and Player Allocation/Selection Procedure
  • Everything you need is on the website
  • Email Director of Coaches @ or text or call 703-851-2880 and mention who you are please!
wrap up
Wrap Up
  • Q and A
  • Breakouts with GGC’s
    • Determine Team Names
    • Get Practice Slots
    • Coaches meet Assistants – match up!