The Basketball Mindset Program will be included as an option for all KMGBC teams this upcoming season. This is a sport specific sports psychology program that helps girls overcome mental blocks and build the mental toughness they need to be successfull in basketball and life. Think of this program as strength training for the mind. Each week girls that want to gain the mental edge can participate on a live Zoom call with our club mindset coach and work on the following mental skills: confidence, relaxing under pressure, motivation, clarity, aggressiveness, goal setting, and staying in the present moment. Here is a short video about the program from the creator Gene Zenetti.
The KMGBC is designed to provide girls who reside or attend a school within the KM District the opportunity to participate in a basketball program that has a higher level of skill and competition for a select program. We encourage and welcome all girls to tryout and teams will be formed at the 3rd - 8th grade levels.
The Club Program’s efforts are ultimately directed at the development of players for a successful high school program. Based on this objective, the Board supports and works directly with the Kettle Moraine High School Girls Basketball Program and the coaches.
We believe that basketball is a fun game, and there is no reason why basketball at this level should be anything but fun. We have expectations of our players and coaches and we are committed to developing our teams and program. However, we will not lose sight of the fact that enjoying ourselves in the process is central to what we’re doing.
We believe that the development of our athletes will be best served with hard work, dedicated coaching, and a positive athletic experience. We look to develop our players on the court with discipline, knowledge of the game and skill development and off the court by promoting positive life experiences, dedication to the community and respect for our families.
PRACTICE AND GAME EXPECTATIONS
Each team will have two scheduled practices a week. In a select program, the girls are expected to attend each practice. The intention is to provide skill improvement on an individual level as well as team skills and the ability to work together.
These practices are an essential part of the select program and lead to improvement in league games and tournaments play over the course of a season as the individuals improve and the team learns to play together. Absences should be shared with the coaching staff so that practice plans can be adjusted accordingly.
Teams will play a league double header either every Saturday or Sunday, depending on the league. Times vary, but usually in the morning to mid afternoon.
Teams also participate in about 4-5 tournaments a season including our KM Sweetheart tournament that our club hosts. Families are required to help work at the tournament to make it as successful as it's been for all of these years. This tournament is our main source of revenue to help reduce the club registration fees for your daughter.
Please see the By-Laws page of the website for additional information on the KMGBC Program.