St. Mary Parish School opened its doors in 1916 and has been providing a great education for its students ever since. The parents of St. Mary's will be contributing to this blog which will update the community on Great Kids; Great Families. Visit our web site at www.faithwebsites.com/stmaryschool.
Attending the first games of the season this past weekend was a lot of fun – win or lose. The time spent in the gyms reminds us parents of the enthusiasm that comes with youth.
Watching the 5th grade games is often the most entertaining. If it has been a few years since you’ve watched this level of play, you can forget how many times traveling is called early in the 5th grade season. It’s also great to watch them learn how to in-bound the ball (you can’t just walk it in!) and how to properly substitute players (no running onto the court without the ref knowing!)
These inexperienced young players are learning the fundamentals of the game from their very patient coaches and the very understanding referees. They’re also learning some of the benefits that come from a team sport….fair play, hard work and supporting each other.
Thanks to all the basketball coaches who give their time and talent to help turn these traveling youngsters into sound basketball players!