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Clinic on Thursday
by posted 11/11/2019


There is a special clinic being held on Thursday that I would encourage all the girls to attend. We would like the have a headcount, so please let me know if your daughter will be attending.

Tim Treadwell, the Hand girls varsity coach is holding a free clinic this week on Thursday 11/14 at Daniel Hand H.S.

5th/6th Grade Clinic - 6:00 to 7:30


Tournaments to make note of....


Mohegan Sun Tip Off Classic

November 23-24. We should have the exact schedule next week.



Rhode Island Tournament

All grades will compete in the East Greenwich, RI tournament on Martin Luther King Weekend.  Games to be on January 18th/19th.  We are in the process of booking a block of rooms in Newport and a space for a team dinner for all grades.  More details to follow.


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First Game Reminder
by posted 11/09/2019

Reminder that tomorrow is our first game.

Please note that both the time and the location have changed.

We'll be at Adams School in Guilford at 11:30 AM.

Please have the girls arrive at 20 mintues prior to gametime.

Wear a black jersey of any kind, the rec jerseys will do fine.

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First Practice and First Game
by posted 11/07/2019


It was great to meet the girls last night and start to move the ball.  For those who were not there, some of the things we covered in practice were:

- pass and cut (give/go)

- floor positioning/spacing

- basic positions and responsibilities

- team defense

- press/break press

- out of bounds under the basket "box" play

- layups


Our first game is this Sunday, Nov 10 11:30 AM at Adams School in Guilford


For most of the season, we will only bring 10 players to each game.  We have 15 on the roster, and want to make sure that girls get a chance to play in each game they attend.  On Sunday, if you can make it....we need you.  Most of the players do not yet have uniforms, just wear a black jersey with a number.  


For all practices and games, please let me know as early as possible in advance if your daughter cannot be there.  This will be important going forward, as there will be girls scheduled out of games who would gladly jump in.


Please arrive 20 minutes prior to gametime to warm up and go over a few things.


See you Sunday.











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Welcome to 5th Grade Black Travel
by posted 11/04/2019


Hello and Welcome to the 5th Grade Girls Black Travel Season!


My name is Ryan McGetrick (Molly's father) and I am the head coach.  We are lucky to have four amazing assistant coaches - Geoff Wheeler, Andy Schneider, Alison Keating, and Brian Bodner.  Many thanks to them for stepping up and helping out.

This is my first year coaching travel, but have coached for/against many of these girls in the Rec League, and know a few others from various other sports.  I am thrilled to be working with these girls, and can't wait for the season to start. 

Our first practice is this Wednesday, November 6 from 6 - 7:30 pm at Jeffrey School.  I realize this is short notice and that your daughter may have conflicts.  Please send me an email and let me know if you will be able to make practice Wednesday.  If your daughter cannot make it for any reason, no problem at all.

Next week we will practice Monday and Wednesday at 5pm at Country School.

From what I understand, practices times will be fluid all season.  They may change week-to-week depending on gym time. I understand that this makes planning ahead more difficult, so I'll try my best to communicate our practice/game times as early as possible to you.

For practice, your girls will need good basketball sneakers, a size 28.5 ball, and water.  

We are looking to play our first tournament Nov 23 & 24.  I should be able to confirm this soon but please put it on your family calendar.

Info: https://basketbull.org/tournaments/junior-hoophall-tip-off-classic-mohegan-2019-2019

We will also be playing in Newport, RI on MLK weekend.  Details to follow on that.

You should have already gotten a reminder about the first practice.  If not, I suggest you sign up on the Madison Youth Basketball website and check your notifications.  There is also a companion app that is very helpful for game/practice time changes and game locations.

If you have not ordered your uniform yet, please do so ASAP as these orders take some time.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Ryan McGetrick


(203) 314-8414 (phone/text)


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