February 5th, 2016
Please bring a basketball, reversible, water bottle, and $10 entry fee to the tryout! Younger kids will meet at the Morris Elementary gym beginning at Noon and Older kids will meet at the Morris High School beginning at 1:00PM. BE SURE TO REGISTER before you go into the gym and please leave your bags, etc. outside the gym. See below for details...........
TryOUT #3 will be held at the Morris Elementary Gym for boys and girls grades 3-7 from 12:00 - 2:00PM. Fundamental Camp for grades 8-11 will be held at the Morris High School gym from 1:00-2:00PM and then athletes will come back to the Elementary gym from 2:00-3:00PM. This will give everyone time to get home to watch the Superbowl!!!!! Please bring a water bottle, reversible, basketball, and $10 entry fee.
Save the Date: Wednesday, February 17th is WILDCAT night at Ridgewater Community College. The Women's game will begin at 6:00PM. As many of you know, when I took the job at Ridgewater, I only had two players. We now have seven players (however three of these have very minimal basketball experience). We do not have a lot of wins, but we ARE getting better every single day and almost defeated Rochester last Saturday (57-59) who is Nationally Ranked. There will be Free Pizza and Pop for all Wildcats in between the Women and Mens game. Please let me know on the message board if you plan to attend so I know how many pizzas to order!! We will also have some fun competition planned for half-time!
Final Tryout is March 6th!
Due to the fact that varsity players are NOT able to try out during their basketball season, It is going to be very TOUGH for me to evaluate everyone at ONE tryout in March and form teams quickly before the Comet Shoot Out on April 9/10th. I have; however, attended NUMEROUS high school games the past couple months searching for talented players for Ridgewater and Wildcats. It would REALLY help me out if former Wildcat players (varsity/b-team) would let me know IF they PLAN to try out or not so I know where I am at with numbers for the upcoming season. Simply put your information on the message board.
TryOUT fees go towards scholarships for Wildcat players.
The West Central Wildcat policy is for each player to have the opportunity to compete in games. The coach will decide on playing time based on practice attendance, effort, attitude, and game situations. Playing time is earned. Players can earn more playing time through hard work and dedication while at practices and games. You don’t have to be a superstar to play for the Wildcats, you just have to apply what you have learned, have a positive attitude and give 100% at all times.
Jodi Holleman - Head Basketball Coach at Hancock High School the past 15 years with an overall record of 277 wins and 107 losses (Ten Conference Titles, Three Section Titles, and 3 trips to the State Tournament) The past 6 years have been the most successful for Coach Holleman as the Lady Owls won six consecutive conference titles, two trips to state, and recorded an excellent win/loss record of 140-26. Coach Holleman has been selected Coach of the Year nine times and Section 6A Coach of the Year in 2011 after a 4th place finish at the State Tourney. Coach Holleman claims that the secret to success is to focus on the fundamentals and to put athletes into situations/positions where they can be successful!
Bree Holleman - graduated from Hancock High School in 2010......basketball highlights: All time Career Scoring leader with 2305 total points.... She was a 3-time All-State Selection, 5 time All-Conference Selection (MVP twice), and 4 time West Central All-Area Selection, and made the All-Tournament team for Class A in 2007 with a 2nd place finish at the State Tourney. Bree was a three year starter for Southwest Minnesota State University Women's Basketball team and is the B-team coach at Lakeview this season.
Meet the Wildcat Board
President - Eric Lund, LQP
Vice-President - Penny Schmidgall, Hancock
Secretary - Sheila Feldhake, Alexandria
Treasurer - Teri Christenson, WCA
Public Relations & Marketing - Heidi Erickson, Minnewaska
CHIEF of Operations - Ma OLSON, Montevideo
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