10/11th Grade Skipjacks Program:
Level Director - Chris McGuirk
Head Coaches - Greg Levings, Mike Smith
Asst Coaches - Chris McGuirk, Bill Daye, Staff
Expected Number of Teams:
Coach Lev and Coach Smith are two of the best young coaches on the south shore. They are skill/drill oriented coaches who have the ability to relate, communicate, teach, and have fun at the same time. Both excelled as players at Springfield College; both currently coach at Marshfield High; and both are currently physical education teachers in the area.
Summary of Objectives:
The overriding philosophy is the continued development of our Skipjacks, but with the added emphasis on competitiveness and the showcasing of our athletes.
It is important to note that our Skipjacks teams are an All-Inclusive program... Not A La Cart. Meaning families do not pick and choose what events or seasons they will participate in and/or pay for. We stress player development, and core to that development is the player's commitment to his team, teammates, and coaches. We keep things as flexible as we can to accommodate other sports (and do want the kids playing other sports), but do ask for 3-season commitment.
FALL SEASON: Focus on team-building/bonding, skill development, and game strategy and concepts, and having a blast at the fall tournaments.
- 4 weekly practices (probably Sun mornings in Oct)
- TWO one-day tournaments (probably mid-November so they don't conflict with soccer/football)
WINTER SEASON: Focus on skill development.
- 24 Weekly Skills Sessions – Thursday Evenings and Sunday Morning
SUMMER SEASON: Focus on putting all the pieces together and competing at the highest level we can throughout the summer tournament schedule.
- 5-6 Team Practices
- 3 Weekend Tournaments