We hope everyone had a pleasant and enjoyable holiday season. Despite the crazy weather, we have had a busy start to 2018! We have added some quality men to our coaching staff, started our off-season strength and conditioning program, and have outlined the rest of our winter and spring. Additionally, we have created a website to supplement ChantillySports.org that can be found here. If you have trouble accessing the site as a parent, please have your athlete login using their fcpsschools.net account.
As we enter our first off-season in the building, the coaching staff is looking forward to making some significant improvements to how we spend the winter/spring off-season. One significant change will be the addition of monthly "Leadership Meetings". These meetings will have less to do with Xs and Os and more to do with the culture and state of the program. These meetings are open to all interested players regardless of experience or age.
These meetings will be related to program development and our attempt to deliberately create a positive culture/leadership within the program.
We will hold one meeting per month throughout the spring. Dates will be set to work around the schedules of the varsity “in-season” sports in which our athletes are most likely to participate (winter: wrestling/basketball; spring: lax/baseball) so that everyone has an opportunity to participate in our meetings.
Our first meeting will be two weeks from now on Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm in the Lecture Hall. The first meeting will focus on Core Values and team rules.
Meetings for Feb, March, April, May are TBD based on our CHS Varsity Sports schedules.
Off-Season Point System
To create additional incentives this off-season, we have established scoring criteria to help guide our players' off-season efforts.
The concept is simple: do right and earn points. Outside of losing points for negative behaviors, this system is based almost entirely on rewarding positive behaviors, not punishing negative behaviors. A number of players have provided feedback regarding incentives/rewards. The most frequently identified incentive was the selection of equipment and jersey numbers; therefore, among other rewards and recognition throughout the off-season, the top point earners will have the first choice of equipment and jerseys numbers.
Although equipment will be distributed for camps, there will be plenty of opportunities to rise (or fall) on the leaderboard between equipment issue and jersey selection. Scoring Criteria can be found on the new site linked at the beginning or by accessing this document.
Important Dates and Camp Information
Please find dates for workouts, passing league, camps, and equipment issue by accessing this document. The abbreviated outline is as follows:
Passing League at Evergreen Sportsplex:
- April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Register here for passing league. 7v7 Passing League is open to anyone interested in playing.
- Combo Camp will run June 11, 12, 13, and 14. Registration information is forthcoming.
- Team Camp will be at Evergreen Sportsplex running from July 9, 10, 11, and 12. Register here.
- Freshman Camp will at Evergreen Sportsplex running from July 9, 10, 11, and 12. Register here.
Players should sign-up for a meeting with Coach Curry using this link. We ask that all players pick three potential dates. A schedule will be made and shared via Google Classroom and our new Google Site. After school meetings will occur Monday through Thursday and will last approximately 10 minutes. If there is an after school conflict that cannot be avoided, players need to make arrangements with Coach to meet during the school day.
We are excited about the future of the program and committed to our players' development not only as athletes but as young men as well.