Missouri Rockets Girls Basketball: My Site News

Tuesday, May 12
1ST MONTH SUMMARY ON ALL ROCKET TEAMS

  JUST A LITTLE 1ST MONTH SUMMARY OF EACH TEAM, WHAT HAS BEEN GOOD, THINGS TO WORK ON, AND WHAT IS EXPECTED THE REST OF SUMMER. BEFORE I GET TO THE TEAMS SOME THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT THERE. FIRST I KNOW PRACTICES HAVE BEEN A LITTLE ERRATIC WITH THE SCHEDULING WITH ALL SCHOOL ISSUES FOR EVERYONE, THINGS SHOULD BE BETTER NOW. I WILL SAY MOST TEAMS HAVE BEEN GOOD ABOUT PLAYERS SHOWING UP FOR PRACTICE NEEDS TO STAY THAT WAY, YOU DECIDED TO PLAY AND YOU KNEW HOW FAR OF DRIVE OR THE COMMITMENT YOU MAKE TO PLAY, IF YOU NOT THERE IT REALLY JUST EFFECTS YOUR COACH AND FELLOW TEAMMATES WHO MAKE THE EFFORT. SECONDLY I KNOW SOMETIMES ITS HARD BUT YOU AS PARENTS YOU NEED TO LET THE COACHES COACH AND PLAYERS PLAY, WHEN YOU TELL THEM WHAT TO DO FROM THE SIDELINE IT COULD BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THEIR COACH IS TELLING THEM AND I KNOW AS A COACH IT REALLY AGGRAVATES YOU, I KNOW WHEN I GO TO HANNAH'S GAME I NEVER REALLY SAY ANYTHING EXCEPT ON THE WAY HOME MAYBE. THIRDLY I THINK ALL THE TEAMS HAVE DONE WELL SO FAR, WIN OR LOSE I SEE PROGRESS. 

  17U ROCKETS HAVE STARTED THE SUMMER PLAYING REALLY WELL, MOST OF THE GIRLS HAVE BEEN ROCKETS FOR YEARS SOTHEY KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM, AND THE NEW PLAYERS HAVE BEEN GOOD FITS INTO THE TEAM. OF COURSE WITH 12 PLAYERS EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT PLAYING TIME, SO IN NON- USJN TYPE TOURNAMENTS I'M SPLITTING THE TEAM INTO 2 TEAMS AND SHOULD BE FINE, I KNOW HOW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ARE NOT NEAR AS DEPENDABLE AS WHEN THEY WERE IN 7TH GRADE, AND IF EVERYONE IS THERE JUST HAVE TO EARN YOUR TIME. THE TEAM OPENED IN FARMINGTON GOING 3-1 AND PLAYING REAL WELL PLAYING MORE OR LESS EQUAL TIME, I ALWAYS USE THE FIRST TOURNAMENT FOR EVERYONE TO SEE IF THEY ARE GOING TO LIKE IT AND HOW THEY FIT IN. THEN WITH SPLIT TEAMS BOTH TEAMS WENT 3-1, ONE WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THE OTHER GOT 2ND, NEXT THE TEAM PLAYED IN CHICAGO GOING 3-2, DIDN'T PLAY GREAT BUT OK, LACK OF REBOUNDING AND TOO MANY TURNOVERS HURT, BUT STILL A GOOD EFFORT. NEXT UP WAS LAST WEEKEND IN POPLAR BLUFF, REALLY PLAYED GOOD WENT 4-0, GREAT DEFENSE, AND ALMOST NO TURNOVERS, REALLY GOOD JOB GIRLS, GOT TIMELY SHOOTING FROM EVERYONE WHEN WE NEEDED IT, GREAT JOB REBOUNDING ALSO, MEGAN JENSEN, GOOD WEEKEND, NOW WE JUST NEED TO HAVE THAT EFFORT EVERY WEEKEND. CAN'T TAKE PLAYS OFF OR HAVE EXCUSES. GOOD FIRST MONTH TEAM I THINK IS GOING TO BE REALLY GOOD AND FUN TO COACH, LOT OF COLLEGE LOOKS FOR YOU ALREADY. MOST HAVE HUSTLE, DEFENSE, AND TAKE CARE OF BALL, PLAY SMART.

   15U ROCKETS OFF TO A REALLY GOOD START ALSO, WINNING THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT IN FARMINGTON BY BEATING EVERYONE BY DOUBLE FIGURES, THEN WON THE TOURNAMENT IN ST. LOUIS IN ABOUT THE SAME WAY GOING 4-0 IN BOTH. NEXT UP WAS CHICAGO, ROCKETS GO 1-3, BUT WE HAVE THEM PLAYING UP IN THE 15U DIVISION WHEN OUR TEAM IS ACTUALLY ALL 14U, BUT NEED THE BETTER COMPETITION AREN'T GOING TO GET ANY BETTER BY NOT PLAYING BETTER TEAMS, TEAM REALLY PLAYED GOOD LOSING TO TEAMS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS TEXAS AND ALL THE GAMES WERE REALLY CLOSE GAMES, FOR THEIR FIRST USJN EVENT IT WAS A REALLY GOOD WEEKEND. NEXT UP POPLAR BLUFF ONCE AGAIN PLAYING AGAINST 16U & 17U TEAMS, ROCKETS WENT 2-1, REALLY GOOD WEEKEND, LEARNING MUCH MORE BY PLAYING BETTER TEAMS, I REALLY HAVEN'T GOT TO SEE MANY GAMES WITH THESE GIRLS YET, BUT WHAT I HAVE IS THEY PLAY REALLY HARD. KEEP UP THE EFFORT GIRLS ITS A LONG SUMMER. THANKS TO BILL FOR HELPING ME BY COACHING THE GIRLS.

    ROCKETS 8TH GRADE ACTUALLY THE ONE TEAM I COACH ALL THE TIME AND I THINK I'M LOSING DAYS OFF MY LIFE WITH THESE GIRLS, ONE GAME WE ARE GREAT COULD BEAT ANYBODY, NEXT GAME WE CAN'T SCORE AND COULDN'T BEAT ANYBODY. I WILL SAY LIKE THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS FOR THE MOST PART THEY ALL PLAY VERY HARD, AND WE ARE GETTING MUCH BETTER LOSING THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN TROY IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO TEAM ADDIDAS THAT USUALLY BEATS US, THEN GOING 3-0 AND WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN ST. LOUIS, TEAM STARTING TO PLAY MUCH BETTER DEFENSE AND NOT AS MANY TURNOVERS, I THING BY THE END OF SUMMER WE WILL BE MUCH BETTER. SOME OF THE GIRLS HAVE MADE HUGE IMPROVEMENTS. KEEP WORKING HARD GIRLS BECAUSE YOU KNOW IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL BE SITTING BESIDE ME, NOT GOOD. LETS HAVE FUN AND FINISH THE SUMMER THE RIGHT WAY, WITH EVERYONE BEING MUCH BETTER THAN YOU ARE NOW.

  MO. ROCKETS 7TH GRADE, I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO SURPRISE YOU BUT YOU ARE ALL IMPROVING SO MUCH, WE JUST HAVE TO GET MUCH TOUGHER AND I THINK PLAYING IN THE LEAGUE REALLY HELPED YOU GIRLS, WE WILL BE PLAYING SOME TOURNAMENTS NOW AND MAYBE STILL A LEAGUE YOU GIRLS NEED GAMES AND PRACTICES, BUT YOU ATTITUDE IS GREAT, REGARDLESS OF THE SCORE YOU GIRLS ALWAYS PLAY HARD, WITH JULIA NOW WE SOLVED MOST OF OUR BALLHANDLING ISSUES NOW OUR BIG GIRLS NEED TO PLAY LIKE BIG GIRLS, AND I KNOW YOU WILL. WE NEED TO PRACTICE SHOOTING. I KNOW HANNAH DOES MOST OF YOUR GAMES AND REALLY LIKES YOU GIRLS, BUT LIKE ME SHE SAYS WE HAVE TO GET TOUGHER AND I TOLD HER TO PUSH YOU ALL THE TIME, IF THAT MEANS IN YOUR FACE A LITTLE SO BE IT, YOU'VE GOT 2 SUMMERS TOO GET READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND WE ARE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO GET YOU THERE. LETS HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER 

  MO. ROCKETS 6TH GRADE, GETTING MUCH BETTER, MOST OF THESE GIRLS STARTED IN 4TH GRADE CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH IMPROVED THEY HAVE BECOME, WHEN WE HAVE EVERYONE THERE WE ARE PRETTY DARN GOOD, DON'T MEAN THIS AS A SLAP AT ANYONE BECAUSE AT THIS AGE EVERYONE HASN'T NARROWED DONE WHAT THEY WANT TO PLAY, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD AT MULTIPLE SPORTS, ITS HAPPENED TO ME ON EVERY TEAM AND THINGS WORK OUT FINE. A GOOD GROUP OF GIRLS WHO ALL PLAY HARD, PROBABLY NEED TO WORK ON BALLHANDLING AND SHOOTING BUT IN 6TH GRADE MOST HAVE TO. I THINK SOME ARE UNDERSTANDING YOU HAVE TO PLAY HARD EVERY GAME, NOT ONCE IN WHILE, AND DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD THEY CAN BE. WANT TO THANK CLINT DOES A GREAT JOB WITH THE GIRLS, LETS PLAY HARD AND HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER 

   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

   AS YOU CAN TELL FROM THIS I JUST WANT ALL OUR TEAMS TO PLAY HARD AND NOT MAKE EXCUSES JUST PLAY WITH WHO YOU HAVE AND DO YOUR BEST. WE AS A CLUB HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION WITH OTHER CLUBS AND COLLEGE COACHES AND HAVE SENT NUMEROUS GIRLS TO COLLEGE TO PLAY, AND THIS YEARS CLASS WILL BE NO DIFFERENT. SO LETS HAVE FUN THIS SEASON AND MOST OF ALL LETS ALL GET BETTER AND PUSH EACH OTHER TO GET BETTER. HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER GIRLS

 



Tuesday, May 12
17U ROCKETS GO 4-0 IN POPLAR BLUFF TO TAKE HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ROCKETS 17U WENT 4-0 IN POPLAR BLUFF TO CLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP, PLAYING IN THE HIGHEST DIVISION THE ROCKETS REALLY PLAYED GREAT, DEFENSE WAS REALLY GOOD, HELD A REALLY GOOD MAJIC TEAM TO ONLY 27 PTS., AND ALMOST NO TURNOVERS. GREAT JOB GIRLS

Tuesday, May 12
15U GOES 2-1 IN POPLAR BLUFF FINISHES 2ND
THE MO. ROCKETS 15U TEAM GOES 2-1 IN POPLAR BLUFF AND FINISHES IN 2ND PLACE, ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER GOOD TOURNAMENT FOR THE GIRLS AS THEY FINISH 2ND PLAYING ALL OLDER TEAMS. GREAT JOB GIRLS

Tuesday, May 12
8TH GRADE CHAMPIONS IN ARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT
THE MO, ROCKETS 8TH GRADE TEAM WENT 3-0 TO WIN THE ARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT IN ST. LOUIS MAY 2-3, ROCKETS BEAT CENTRAL MO. TIGERS BY OVER 20 FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. GREAT JOB GIRLS

Tuesday, May 12
TROY TOURNAMENT
THE MO. ROCKETS TEAMS DID VERY WELL IN THE TROY MAYB TOURNAMENT, WITH THE 4TH GRADE TAKING 3RD,  7TH GRADE ALSO TOOK HOME 3RD PLACE MEDALS, AND THE 8TH GRADE GIRLS WENT 3-1 FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE LOSING A HEARTBREAKING DOUBLE OVERTIME GAME TO TEAM ADDIDAS. GREAT JOB GIRLS