Dakota Cougars Girl's Basketball: Welcome

2016 SVSU Team Camp Varsity Picture
2016 Dakota Girls Basketball - SVSU Varsity Team Camp
Dakota Girl's Basketball - 2016-17 Team Motto CARPE DIEM

2016-17 Dakota Varsity Girls Basketball Preliminary Game Schedule:
12.2 Anchor Bay at Dakota

12.6 Dakota at LCN  

12.9 CV at Dakota*

12.16 Roseville at Dakota*

12.17 Best of Michigan Holiday Classic @ Detroit Edison vs. Ann Arbor Huron @ 9:40am

12.21 Dakota vs. Cousino @ The Palace - Varsity @ 3:00

12.23 Rochester Holiday Tournament @ Rochester High School - vs. Rochester Adams @ 7:00

1.6 GPS at Dakota*

1.13 Romeo at Dakota*

1.17 Dakota at PHN

1.20 GPN at Dakota*

1.24 Dakota at GPS

1.27 Cousino at Dakota*

1.31 Dakota at Romeo

2.3 PHN at Dakota*

2.8 Dakota at GPN

2.10 MAC Tournament - Game 1 @ Dakota
2.14 MAC Tournament - Game 2 @ Dakota

2.17 MAC Tournament - Game 3 @ Dakota (Championship)

2.22 Dakota at Ford II

2.27 Dakota vs TBD @ Anchor Bay - Districts

3.1 Dakota vs TBD @ Anchor Bay - Districts
3.3 Dakota vs TBD @ Anchor Bay - District Finals

3.7 Dakota vs TBD @ PHN - Regional Semi-Final

3.9 Dakota vs TBD @ PHN - Regional Finals

*Combination Dates
- All Dates are subject to change

To try-out and to participate in conditioning, you must have a completed physical turned in

2016-17 Girls’ Basketball Try-Out Schedule:

Nov 7th (Try-outs)
Main Gym – JV GBB 2:30-4:30
Main Gym - Varsity GBB 5:00-7:00
Freshman Center Gym - Freshman GBB 2:30-4:30

Nov 8th (Try-outs)
Main Gym - JV GBB 2:30-4:30
Main Gym - Varsity GBB 5:00-7:00
Freshman Center Gym - Freshman GBB 2:30-4:30

Nov 9th (Try-outs)
Main Gym - JV GBB 2:30-3:30 (3:30-5:00 Player/Coach Mtgs)
Main Gym - Varsity GBB 5:30-6:30 (6:30-8:00 Player/Coach Mtgs)
Freshman Center Gym - Freshman GBB 3:30-5:00 (5:00-6:30 Player/Coach Mtgs)

Important links to our Dakota Girls Basketball program:

Dakota Varsity Girls Basketball Game Schedule:


Dakota JV Girls Basketball Game Schedule:


Dakota Freshman Girls Basketball Game Schedule:


AAU/Travel Girls Basketball Program Websites:

Greg Grant (Sterling Heights - 16 Mile between Van Dyke & Mound) -
Lady Pride (Roseville/St Clair Shores Area) -
Michigan Girls AAU Basketball Website (Contact/Try-out Info for most Michigan Girls Basketball AAU Teams) - http://www.michigangirlsaaubasketball.com/ssp/find_a_team

MAC Standings:


MI Prep Zone - Macomb Daily - Girls Basketball: 


C & G Newspaper - Macomb Chronicle - Girls Basketball:


MaxPreps - Dakota Varsity Girls Basketball Webpage:


MaxPreps - Dakota JV Girls Basketball Webpage:


MaxPreps - Dakota Freshman Basketball Webpage:


Dakota Girls Basketball T-Shirt Fan Order Form Website:


Dakota Girls Basketball Game Film Website:


Dakota Youth Girls Basketball Camps & Leagues Links at CVS Community Ed:


Dakota Athletic Website - All Forms Needed for Try-outs are at this Website:


Dakota Booster Club Website - Concession Sign-up Fundraiser (Very Important to our Program!) - Please Check Website Often to Sign-up for Openings: 


Dakota High School Website:


Dakota High School Guidance & Counseling Website (NCAA Eligibility Info): 


Dakota High School Students & Parents Website (Tutoring Info Included):


Life of an Athlete:


The Coaching Toolbox - Offseason Workout Programs:


Dakota Girls Basketball Weebly Website:


Dakota Girls Basketball Eteamz Website:


Please contact the Dakota Varsity Girl's Basketball Coach - Phil McCune @ pmccune@cvs.k12.mi.us or by phone at 586-219-7931 with any questions regarding the Dakota Girl's Basketball Program.  To get on our mailing list please email me your email address.

Pride developed through hard work and dedication produces success and success is our goal. Do not confuse success with winning. While winning is the essence of competition, success is a higher goal. Success is defined as having done everything within the limits of our ability to become the very best that we are capable of becoming. If we accomplish this, we need never experience shame from defeat. To be defeated by a better team is part of competition. To be defeated because of lack of preparation or lack of desire during the game is unacceptable. Remember, pride is success. Success will produce winning. To develop pride and a winning attitude you must:

In Search of Excellence

1. Act like a Winner. I can't stress enough the importance of handling yourself at all times with class and integrity, especially in the tough times that truly test everyone and usually bring out our worst instincts.

2. Always be positive. Positive people can take on the world.

3. Be committed to hard work. Hard work is not always fun, but it's the price you must pay to be more successful. The harder you work, the tougher it is to surrender.

4. Be nice. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

5. Avoid having to be right all the time. Your goal is to connect with people, not defeat.

6. Be committed to doing things the right way. Remember that perfect practice makes perfect.

7. Smile! In every culture it is the light in your window that tells people there's a caring, sharing individual inside.

8. Learn to stay relaxed and friendly no matter how much tension you're under.

9. Write down your goals and review them often. When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail by default.

10. Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of your goals.

11. Don't put things off. Get in the habit every day of doing the more unpleasant things first... If you tell someone you're going to do something, then do it.

12. Eliminate the word quit from your vocabulary. If you want to be successful over the long haul, you must be willing to stay the course... People, who won't quit, don't.

13. Learn from your mistakes. There are four things you should do with a mistake: 1) recognize it, 2) admit it, 3) learn from it, 4) forget it.

14. Be able to admit your weaknesses and establish short-term goals to overcome them.

15. Dress and look your best at all times.

16. Respond with a simple, courteous "thank you" when anyone pays you a compliment for any reason.

17. Sit up front in the most prominent rows when you attend class, meetings, etc.

18. Replace the word "can't" with "can," and "try" with "will" in your vocabulary.

19. Be on time. Always try to be at least ten minutes early.

20. Thrive on pressure. The more you prepare the better able you are to handle pressurized situations. Pressure often brings out extraordinary results.

21. Develop a study routine. Discipline yourself to study 1 to 2 hours a night. Your grades/ performance reflect the amount of time you are willing to invest.

22. Stay humble. Respect and recognition comes from personal sacrifice and hard work.

So, where do you fit into this spectrum of desire? To find out, consider
the following self-assessment scale. Level of Desire Scale
0 percent: I won`t.
10 percent: I can`t.
20 percent: I don`t know how.
30 percent: I wish I could.
40 percent: What is it?
50 percent: I think I might.
60 percent: I might.
70 percent: I think I can.
80 percent: I can.
90 percent: I will.
95 percent: I did it.
100 percent:I did it and I know I can do it again, only this time, even

-My expectations
-Hustle 100% of the time!
-Defense – Defense – and more Defense - Defense Wins Games
-Sportsmanship and team unity
-Everyone is expected to treat one another with respect. Back talk to a coach or another player is completely unacceptable.
-I expect everyone to have FUN!!!

High School Basketball
-Practice is mandatory - no excuses!
-Full participation in all drills

Thursday, October 18
Former Dakota Cougar Girl's Basketball Players Playing at the College Level

A few of our most recent former Lady Cougar's are playing at the college level.  The links below are to our former player’s, feel free to follow them this season: 

Shantelle Herring - 2009 Dakota Graduate - Madonna University http://www.madonnacrusaders.com/roster/8/5/487.php

LaQwana Dockery - 2010 Dakota Graduate - Adrian College

Heather Kehrer - 2010 Dakota Graduate - Macomb Community College http://www.macomb.edu/Community/Athletics/Bios/10-11/Heather+Kehrer.htm

Ashley Thomas - 2010 Dakota Graduate - U-M Dearborn http://www.gowolves.net/roster/10/2/880.php

Kaitlyn Downey - 2010 Dakota Graduate - Albion College (Softball) http://www.albion.edu/sports/womens-sports/softball

Jessica Mabry - 2012 Dakota Graduate - Spring Arbor College http://www.saucougars.com/roster/12/2/2838.php

Kylie Townsley - 2013 Dakota Graduate - Spring Arbor College http://www.saucougars.com/roster/12/2/2841.php

Miranda Bates - 2013 Dakota Graduate - Albion College http://www.gobrits.com/sports/wbkb/2013-14/bios/bates_miranda_hxe5

Olivia Savage - 2013 Dakota Graduate - Albion College http://www.gobrits.com/sports/wbkb/2013-14/bios/savage_olivia_zjw5

 Kylie Churches - 2013 Dakota Graduate - Siena Heights University http://shusaints.com/sports/wbkb/2013-14/bios/churches_kylie_ierf

 Rio Dudgeon - 2014 Dakota Graduate - Grand Valley Sate University http://gvsulakers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5111&path=wbballht.html

Good luck to all of our former Dakota Cougars that helped bring us many Championships!