Redington High School Basketball

    Go Huskies!


    Redington Huskies Basketball Program Philosophy:

    The ultimate goal of our basketball program is to have the type of program the entire student body and community can be proud of, both on and off the court. We expect to build our program with athletes who exhibit good character, self-esteem, self-discipline, and academic achievement. We will teach good work habits, leadership skills, teamwork, and commitment, and strive to reach our highest potential.


    To Be A Champion:

    To be a champion, you need to act like a champion. You need to prepare like a champion. You need to practice like a champion. We expect our players to work like a “champion” in the classroom, in the weight room, on the basketball court, and in our community. All players are expected to demonstrate leadership and dedication to each other, the program, and our school. As players, it is your responsibility to model COURAGE, COMMITMENT, LOYALTY, TRUST, and ENCOURAGEMENT to your teammates. EVERYONE MUST WORK TOGETHER!







    COACHING PHILOSOPHY: To create an atmosphere of pride and to teach each player the importance of a positive attitude, confidence, character, knowledge, goal setting, and how these factors apply to life, the classroom, and to athletics.




    I. The basketball staff will coach their respective teams with these two goals in mind:


                A. To provide a meaningful and learning experience for all participants. We want

                     all participants to be a better person for having taken part in our football



                B. To ensure all participants learn to be leaders, successful students, and positive

                     role models in the community.


    II. The philosophy of the TOTAL program comes first. Support the entire program.


                A. Support other coaches


                B. If differences exist between coaches, go to that coach and work it out.


                C. Build for the future more so than the present:


                            1. Stress fundamentals.

                            2. Everyone should get an opportunity to play.

                            3. Do not over criticize players; MAKE IT FUN TO PLAY BASKETBALL.


    III. Handling Problems:


                A. Be proactive, plan ahead.


                B. Explain the decision process of the team:


    1.      Players need to talk to their coach on their progress, role, playing time, or other problems.

                            2. Players may talk to team captains or coachers with regard to positive

                                or negative situations on the basketball team.

                            3. Explain that feeling upset at times will occur with some players, but

                                complaining to parents and teammates hurts the team.

                            4. Open door policy-It is important all players use this policy, or know it’s

                                available to them. Encourage players to talk.

                            5. Talk to your players about gossip. If you are not part of the problem, or

                                part of the solution, then do not say anything.


    IV. Coaching Guidelines:


    A.    Fundamentals must be stressed throughout the program. We want our players

    to be successful in learning how to dribble, shoot, pass and work as a team. Players need to show improvement each day and season. Teaching proper fundamentals is important to a successful program.


    B.     Defensively, we will play hard and switch from man to man to zone depending on the teams we are playing. Players need to be taught the proper alignment and where to be when each defense is called.


    C.     Offensively, we will run a variety of plays that will work with strengths of our players. We need to be creative and utilize the skills our players possess.


                D. Each coach should have a practice schedule made out before starting practice.

                     We will also use game clock management and timers in practice to simulate

                     game situations and to make sure we stay on schedule.


    V.  Playing Time:


    A.    All players will have the opportunity to compete for playing time. As we establish roles for each player, some players may not get a lot of playing time at first. Players will need to earn their playing time based on practice performance, classroom behaviors, academic success, and skill development.


                B. Our goal will be to have all players work on fundamentals, teamwork, and

                     technique no matter what position they are playing. We want our players to

                     strive to do their best.


    VI. Training Rules and Suggestions:


        A.      Consumption of tobacco (smoking/chewing tobacco), drugs, or alcohol      will not be tolerated. Players will be judged according to school policy (code of conduct). Stay away from situations in which illegal activity is taking place (smoking, drinking, and drug use).


             B.      All players are expected to be on time for all meetings and practices.

                       If you are going to miss or be late please let Coach Brooke

                        know as soon as possible.


             C.      If you need to make-up school work, you must notify Coach Brooke

                      as soon as possible. 


             D.      NO HAZING, PERIOD! We expect all our players to respect each other. Hazing will not be tolerated at any level, and will result in the maximum punishment by the school administration and football staff.


             E.      The use of profanity will not be tolerated in school, the locker room, at practice, or at games.


             F.      Earrings or any type of jewelry will not be worn during practice or games.


             G.      Eat balanced meals and get plenty of sleep.


             H.      Take care of yourself- mentally, morally, and physically.


              I.      Stay away from other physical activities that could jeopardize your

                       ability to participate on our team.


             J.       All players are expected to wear the appropriate basketball equipment

                       and attire for practices, games, and team functions.


             K.      Practice attire- practice jersey and shorts


             L.      Drink plenty of fluids (water, sport drinks, etc.) and stay away from pop as much as possible


              M.    Each player is responsible for his equipment and locking his locker.


    VII. Traveling Tips and Dress:


                A. While traveling, we want to impress everyone with whom we come into

                     contact with. Players will be expected to conduct themselves in the

                     appropriate manner. All team members will wear the proper attire on our

                     road games. You are responsible for any trash, or belongings you bring on the



    B.     For all games, home and away, players are expected to dress up in slacks, shirts, and ties.


    VII. Classroom Conduct, Behavior and Grades:


                A. Each member of our team is important to our team success. Be loyal to your

                     team, school and community. Focus on being positive. All players are

                     expected to be a positive role model in the classroom, school and community.

                     Classroom behavior, study habits, and performance are a major focus of our

                     team. All players will be held accountable for their grades and behaviors.

                     Remember, you represent the REDINGTON HUSKIES BASKETBALL

                     TEAM wherever you go, both on and off the field.