Rockville Lady Rox: Welcome

Saturday, October 29
Home of the Rockville Lady Rox

Welcome to the home of the Rockville Lady Rox Basketball team. This site is for parents, athletes and fans of the team. This site will be updated on a regular basis with news about the team throughout the year. All schedules will be posted on the calendar and all news about the team will be posted under the news section of the website.

Coaches Clipboard:

The first week of practice is in the books and the team looks great.  We have a different look this year, we really lack height.  What we lack in height, we have gained in energy.  This group has a very positive approach to practice.  We have seven new freshman this year and anytime an athlete makes the jump from junior high to high school, it is a big leap.  The game is so much faster and they are playing against players 1 to 3 years older than they are.  The game plans are a little more in depth and practices are a little more intense.  We have a group that is taking it all in and doing a fine job of adjusting their game.  What makes this group so different is that it is not the coaches adjusting their game, but it is the upper classman.  When I look on the court, I will see a freshman ask an upper classman a question and they work together.  It is the chemistry that I have been hoping would develop.  I wish I could say it was something I said or did, but I can't, these players just enjoy playing basketball together.  

The addition of two new coaches has allowed us to change our practice format and the players have responded by having five of the most energetic practices I have seen in three years.  We have gotten so much more done than ever before.  

If there is a downside to this week, it would have to be the over all health of the team.  There is a breakout of colds and flu moving through the team and we have three players injured from either fall sports or minor sprains this week.  These are things that happen every year and it is common.  I would rather see them happen now instaed of sectional time.  

I really think that we will surprise some people this year.

The Gun

I am currehtly working on grants to purchase a shooting gun for the girls' basketball program.  The Gun is a tool that helps develop shooters and with the future of our program looking so bright, it (The Gun) is a must for us to reach a higher level of play.  The Gun runs between $4000 and $5000.  I am also taking donations that will be put directly to the purchase of one.  Most schools in the area alredy have one for their programs to use, in fact Turkey Run currently has two.  If you would like to know how to donate, email me at mccoy3434@yahoo.com and thank you for your support.

Schedule Change

Unfortionately, North Putnam had too many games scheduled this season, so we were removed from their schedule and we picked up Northview High School on December 20th.  We will play the Knights there this year.  This will be the only time we will play them on this date, the game will me moved to a more convenient date for the future. 

Coaching Staff Additions

 

I love it when we have people that volunteer to help coach and this year we Doug Gordon joining our staff.  Coach Gordon is a 1987 Rockville Graduate and played basketball during that time.  He and I (Coach McCoy) were teammates and I value his information and welcome his help for the upcoming season. 

We also have Jennifer McCulough who played her high school basketball at North Central High School (Farmersburg) and played collegiately at Danville Area Community College.  Having her will help players develop skills.

In the junior high ranks we have Mr. Herb King taking over the 7th grade job.  Coach King is more recognized as our football coach, but has a background in basketball as well.  He coached our 7th grade boys team last year and did a great job teaching the fundamentals of the game.  

All three coaches will add great value to our program.

Shoes/Practice Gear

Players have requested me to look for a shoe that I might get discounted.  If you ordered shoes off of me, it is the Nike Hyperdunk and the price is $85.  If a player wants to buy another type of shoe somewhere else, that is fine.  It is not required that you wear this shoe, but the shoes do have to be black.  The shoes are in and can be picked up anytime once paid for.

Our practice gear will be in the early part of this week and the price is $35.  Everyone has to buy their practice gear.  It is the uniform for our scrimmage on November 5th, so it must be paid for by that time.  Unless arrangements are made, I cannot pass out practice gear until it is paid for.

If you are writing a check please make it out to: Rockville Girls Basketball.

Practice Schedule

The practice schedule can be found by clicking on the "calendar" tab on this screen. 

Who Am I Responsible To?

 In today's society, we are often taught to believe that we are responsible to no one, but ourselves. Therefore, if we do anything that just might let someone down, it would be their problem and not ours because I am responsible for myself. I think that I just may totally disagree with that assessment. As a coach and as players at Rockville H.S., I believe we are responsible to many, many different groups of people such as family, friends, coaches, teachers, teammates, etc. 

1. I believe that when you decide to play or coach basketball you become responsible to the team. Your actions can decide how the chemistry of the team will emerge. It can decide playing time and can upset the delicate balance that is chemistry within a team. It never amazes me that someone may risk their memories of basketball for a short term "feel good" moment. When in reality, they won't be responsible to anyone in the near future and can participate in anything they want. They won't let anyone down on any team at that point. 

2. You are responsible to the coach and the coaches to you. Both sides are working hard towards a common goal and if either upsets that respect for each other, it can lead to a bad season or bad chemistry. 

3. You are responsible to your school. Your school is giving you the opportunity to play and be recognized in special ways that doesn't occur for other students and won't occur in the near future. 

4. You are responsible to your community. There are people who come every single game and have for generations to see us play and hopefully to win. You owe them your best effort both on and off the court. 

5. You are responsible to your family. They have run you from here to there, gotten you to practice on time, gotten you to games on time, been there for your events when you win and lose. 

6. You are responsible to your friends. Especially those who don't have the same ability as you and would do anything to be in your position. 

7. And finally, to yourself, yes yourself. You have gotten to this point, don't ruin what could be a lifetime of memories over one stupid decision.

Quitting

I don't understand why ahyone quits a high school sport the following was written by a coach here in Indiana and really expresses my feelings about athletics and the joy of playing:

Why we play high school athletics....It's not about getting a scholarship, getting drafted, or making Sports Center. It's a deep need in us that comes from the heart. We need to practice, to play, to lift, to hustle, to sweat. We do it all for our teammates and for the student in our Biology class that we don't even know.

We don't practice with a future major league first baseman; we practice with a future athletic trainer. We don't lift weights with a future Olympic wrestler; we lift with a future doctor. We don't run with a future NCAA champion; we run with a future lawyer. It's a bigger part of us than our friends and family can understand. Sometimes we play for 2,000 fans; sometimes for 200. But we still play hard.

You cheer for us because you know us. You know more than just our names. Like all of you, we are students first. We don't sign autographs. But we do sign college applications, ACT exams, and tests in all of our classes. When we miss a shot, or strike out, we don't let down an entire state. We only let own our teammates, coaches, and fans. But the hurt is still the same. We train hard, lift, throw, run, shoot, dribble, and run some more, and in the morning we go to class. And in that class we are nothing more than students.

It's about pride in ourselves, in our school. It's about our love and passion for the game. And when it's over, when we walk off that court or field for the last time, our hearts crumble. Those tears are real. But deep down inside, we are very proud of ourselves. We will forever be what few can claim....high school athletes.

When I read this, I thought about the people that quit and the reasons they quit.  High School is a glimmer of time in your life and it should be fun.  There is only a window of 4 years to experience the feeling of being cheered in a sport and a lifetime to find and experience dating, playing video games or chilling on the couch all night or my favorite......."I am mad at them and I don't want to play."  I always wander, "Are you hurting yourself or the team?" The life of an athlete is too short, don't waste it on petty thing you can do the rest of your life.

2010-2011 Individual Awards

The Individual Awards were as follows: Offensive Player of the Year-Hillary Woodard, Defensive Player of the Year- Beth Mahurin, Most Improved Player of the Year- Jenifer Lee, Sixth Woman of the year- Brittany Gordon, Mental Attitude- Jerica Carrington

2009-2010 Individual Awards

The Individual Awards were as follows:  Offensive Player of the Year-Beth Mahurin, Defensive Player of the Year- Lindsey Greene, Most Improved Player of the Year- Beth Mahurin, Sixth Woman of the Year- Jennifer Lee, Mental Attitude- Kelsey Sandusky. 

2008-2009 Individual Awards 

The individual awards were as follows:  Offensive Player of the Year- Kieran McMullen, Defensive Player of the Year-Alise Harper, Most Improved Player of the Year- Beth Mahurin, Sixth Woman of the Year- Lindsey Greene, Mental Attitude- Morgan Burgess   

2011/2012 Girls Basketball Schedule

11/5    West Vigo (scrimmage)           H

11/8     South Putnam                         T          6:00   

11/10    BOW (Riverton Parke)            H          AT Elementary Gym 

11/12    BOW                                      H         AT Elementary Gym 

11/18    Riverton Parke                       T         6:00 

11/21    Clay City                                H         6:00  

11/29    Southmont                              H        6:00  

12/6     North Vermillion                     H        6:00 

12/13    Seeger                                    H       6:30 

12/15    Greencastle                             T       6:00

12/20   Northview                                T       6:00

12/30   Clinton Prairie Holiday Tourn.  T        (2 Games) 

1/5       Turkey Run                              T        6:00

1/10      South Vermillion                      T        6:00  

1/12      Covington                                 H       6:00 

1/17      Cloverdale                               H       6:00  

1/19      Fountain Central                      T       6:00 

1/23     Attica                                      H       6:00 

1/26     North Central                           H      6:00  

2/1       Eminence                                  H       6:00 (Senior Night)