Dear Mustang Family,
As our respective seasons begin to wind into the final months, I wanted to take an opportunity to reach out to the parents and players of our future Lady Mustangs regarding the off-season. In Cobb County and Region 4-AAAAAA, we are blessed to compete against some of the top players and teams in the state on a nightly basis. With that comes great opportunity, but also the necessity to put in appropriate work to prepare ourselves to compete at a high level. In this letter, I would like to outline a few upcoming opportunities that could benefit our youth players in preparing to help on the high school level in the future.
My goal would be for every player in our Lady Mustang program, from high school all the way down, to play basketball on a regular basis throughout the year. With this in mind, I strongly encourage all players to find an AAU/YBOA team that they can participate on. We have a number of AAU/YBOA teams in the Cobb County area that offer teams each Spring. Players can typically play somewhere between 30-40 games in an AAU/YBOA season as well as getting regular practices and other opportunities to develop their skills in the process. Taken from a long term view, these additional basketball experiences allow for tremendous off-season growth for players of all ages and I strongly encourage any player planning to play in high school to begin playing on the AAU/YBOA circuit as early as they can. If you need any help finding a team, you are welcome to contact me or any of the coaches on my staff to help point you in the best direction.
I also understand that not everyone is able to fit an AAU/YBOA team into their schedule and/or budget, so this Spring we will again be offering our Lady Mustang Skill Development Clinics. Starting on Tuesday, March 1st, we will be leading skill development sessions for any interested girls, grades 3-8. Our sessions will be every Tuesday from March 1-May 10 (with the exception of the week of Spring Break), running from 6:30-8:00 pm. The clinics will be broken up into both skill development and pick-up game style segments, allowing girls to improve both in a more individual manner as well as within game situation. The clinics will be free of charge and I will lead each clinic, assisted as needed by my assistant coaches, current and former high school players, and/or other basketball community representatives. Overall, these clinics offer a great opportunity for me to work with and get to know our future players as well as for individual players to develop their basketball skills and make new friendships.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and consider our program and I look forward to working with each of you in the near future. Please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance in helping our future Lady Mustangs prepare for their high school basketball experience.
Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Kennesaw Mountain High School