I hope your 2019 is off to a great start for you, your family, & your team. Post season is close to heating up. As competition increases, remember to be the role model your parent or high school coach was for you. We cannot demand positive behavior from our players if we are not monitoring our own. I know it can be tough & trying at times, but we must model positive behaviors & attitudes for our athletes. This is the time of year that stirs up everyone’s competitive juices keep in mind, it is a game! You have the opportunity to coach the greatest game in the world… Learning is a process, it has no beginning, middle or end. Don’t try to ‘create’ the perfect path. Instead, we must model & teach our kids to persevere. Enjoy this journey you are on and those around you! Do not hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do as individuals or as an organization for you or your Team, best of luck as your hoop journey continues.
Yours in Basketball,
THEY SAID IT:
“Losing is a truth serum. That’s when you really learn about people. If we can lose together, and we can still survive — to me, that’s the foundational piece.” — UVA coach Tony Bennett
WIBCA CALENDAR (http://wibca.com/calendar/)
UPCOMING WIBCA EVENTS:
❖ FEBRUARY 17th Winter Membership Meeting 11:00 am-2:00 pm @ Seattle Christian High School
❖ MARCH 23rd ALL STATE GAMES @ Curtis High School
❖ APRIL 13th NORTHWEST SHOOTOUT – Rosters will be assembled after 2018-2019 season. More information at WIBCA.com
❖ MAY 4th & 5th WIBCA SHOWCASE –@ Bellevue College. Registration will begin in the spring. Contact your area representative or visit WIBCA.com. Seattle Area Coordinator – Keffrey Fazio Tacoma Area Coordinator – Tim Kelly South West Area Coordinator – Bill Bakamus Vancouver Area Coordinator – JC Alexander & Jason Buffum North West Area Coordinator – Nalin Sood Spokane/Eastern WA Area Coordinator – Tim Gaebe Yakima/Tri-Cities Area Coordinator – Jon Kinloch
❖ MAY 18 Spring Clinic in Chelan: https://joeharrisbasketballcamp.com/coaching-clinic/ for info and online registration
❖ JULY 25th 2019 HALL OF FAME BANQUET: Tim Taylor, Brewster HS , and Mike Carlquist, Okanogan HS. The Ed Pepple Service award goes to Joe Harris. The ceremony will be held at the Wenatchee Convention Center
NOMINATION DEADLINES APPROACHING
PATRICK FITTERER- “YOU GOTTA LOVE IT” POSITIVE COACH CONTRIBUTOR AWARD
KNOW A COACH WHO HAS HAD A TRANSFORMATIONAL EFFECT ON THE LIVES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PLAYERS AND COACHES, AND ALSO HAD A SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE IMPACT AT THEIR SCHOOL OR WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY. THE RECIPIENT SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY THEIR PLAYERS AND FELLOW COACHES FOR THEIR DEDICATION, THEIR POSITIVE APPROACH, AND THEIR INTEGRITY ON AND OFF THE COURT. NOMINATE THEM TODAY:
PATRICK FITTERER–”YOU GOTTA LOVE IT” POSITIVE COACH CONTRIBUTOR AWARD
Nominations may be submitted by an athletic director, coach, player, parent, or supporter. Access the nomination via this link: https://wibca.com/form-positive-coach-contributor-award/ Submissions must be received by March 31st
Do you have an outstanding senior basketball player who best represents the attributes that are inherent in a student-athlete: ACADEMIC RIGOR, ATTITUDE/LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY SERVICE and ATHLETIC ABILITY? W.I.B.C.A. PRESENTS $1500.00 BADEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLY ONLINE AT: https://wibca.com/baden-basketball-scholarship/ Application Deadline March 7th
RPI: FOLLOW YOUR TEAM: WIAA BASKETBALL RPI RANKINGS:
All WIAA member schools manage their schedules and scores using MaxPreps.
WIBCA VS. CANCER
WIBCA would again like to encourage our members to send us any news on activities in which your teams participate involving raising funds in the fight against cancer. Many schools have hosted fundraisers to aid with, or in honor of, local teachers, coaches, students or residents. Some have mirrored the NCAA Coaches vs. Cancer efforts where both opposing coaches wear sneakers during their game, others have hosted “Pink Out” events. Send the news and pictures from your events during the season to WIBCA and Gary Wusterbarth at Steilacoom high school so your school can get the recognition they deserve.
Questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. This serves to give you and your team recognition for your efforts and to give other ideas on how they might be able to help as well. Keep up the good work and let us hear about it. Thank you for joining the fight against cancer!
Stream live scores and play by play to your fans during the game at www.scorebooklive.com and publish box scores and game recaps for media and fans after each game. CLICK THE SCOREBOOKLIVE LOGO TO FOLLOW YOUR TEAM
THINGS TO PONDER:
RECOMMENDED READING – RAISE YOUR GAME
Alan Stein, Jr shares secrets and principles of world-class performers that will help you elevate your game and achieve greater success “Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today. This book is a must read” KEVIN DURANT- GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, NBA SUPERSTAR & CHAMPION CLICK on BOOK For more info.
BASKETBALL ON THE EDGE
DO OUR KIDS PLAY TOO MANY GAMES? By Mike Klinzing Headstart Basketball -Addicted to Getting Better – On and Off the Court
Youth basketball today has shifted its focus from player development and skill building towards a model that emphasizes 5 on 5 full court games from a very early age. READ MORE HERE
OUR SPONSORS: WIBCA continues to offer our membership the best basketball sponsors in the Pacific Northwest. As you plan throughout the season, please keep these sponsors in mind. You can contact these companies on the WIBCA website on the link – https://wibca.com/partners/
Our membership and clinic costs are low because of the support of their generous support.
NHSBCA-NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION http://www.nhsbca.org/
The National High School Basketball Coaches Association is an umbrella organization uniting the over 30 states that have State Basketball Coaches Associations to work for the betterment of the game. The NHSBCA is the national voice for high school basketball coaches, working to foster high standards of professionalism and to support coaches.
Founded in 1974, WIBCA is the association of high school boys’ basketball coaches from across the state of Washington. We are a non-profit organization and are under the umbrella of the Washington State Coaches Association. Our members are made up of High School Basketball Coaches from the State of Washington.
JUNE D1 EVENT
The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) and WIBCA (Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association) are reaching out to you regarding next June’s Division 1 Men’s Basketball Scholastic Recruiting Event for student-athletes of Division 1 basketball caliber and talent. This event would be for the 2019-2020 sophomore, junior and senior classes and is by invite only! Our event will be held at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington, the 29th and 30th of June. The WIAA and WIBCA have a sub committee working on this and are strategically planning to put on a great event for all athletes, coaches and their families.
We will have a nomination form through Google docs ready for coaches to nominate these players. Our event will be held with the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Further, we are working with the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association as they are hosting the Section 7 event for those respective states but on a different weekend then ours. Thus, we are going to offer invites to D1 caliber players from Section 7 states and teams from Section 8 that have D1 caliber players will have the opportunity to participate in the Section 7 event on June 22nd and 23rd. We have reached out to these neighboring NFHS Section 8 states and they have confirmed they are committed to our event.
More info will be discussed at our upcoming February meeting on February 17th at 11AM (Seattle Christian)
SEATTLE HOSTING NHSBCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WIBCA is also in the stages of organizing and planning for hosting the 2019 National High School Basketball Coaches Association annual summer conference here in our great state of Washington. This year’s event will be held at The Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle July 9th-12th. Several years ago the NHSBCA held this meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada but this was the only time that the event has been held west of the Mississippi. WIBCA is excited to host this year and welcoming and entertaining over 50 leaders of high school basketball coaches’ associations from across the United States.
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