Registration opens October 28, 2019
Welcome to Davidson Basketball!
New Basketball Policy:
Our philosophy at Davidson Middle School has been - and continues to be - that we want to have as many students as possible be able to participate on our school athletic programs. Because we play in a competitive league of Marin middle schools, our philosophy and the reality don’t match up for every sport. Try-outs and cuts are directly correlated to the number of teams we can have in that particular sport, to the number of players who can be on a playing field/court at one time, to the space we have for practices and games, to the numbers of coaches, and to the limits set by the leagues on the number of teams or athletes permitted. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough resources, gym space/equipment, playing time slots, and coaches available at Davidson to keep everyone who comes out to participate on every team.
Due to the limitations mentioned above, Davidson Basketball is moving to a try-out-and-cut program. We are allowed to have six teams compete in the league: a boys and girls team for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Davidson MS has one gym for all six teams to practice and host games. Space is limited in our gym, and scheduling twelve practices (2x/week each team) and six home games per week fills the gym to capacity. Basketball (compared to many other team sports) has a small number of athletes that play during games and a small court. Five is the number of athletes on the court during a game which limits the amount of playing time.
Davidson is one of the few schools in our area that has six teams (three boys teams and three girls teams). This year, for the 2019/20 Winter Season, we will keep 72 players and six managers (student helpers). For the girls, we usually do not have to cut, but for the boys, we will most likely have to make cuts because of the number of students interested. It has been agreed that 12 athletes per team is a safe and manageable size for our coaches and our space.
Basketball registration will be the week of 10/28-11/1. The following week, 11/4-11/8, will be “Commitment Week” where students will try out and demonstrate their commitment over the course of several practices. Coaches will make the final rosters and post them by the end of practice on Friday 11/8. Practices will start the following week. Coaches will be looking at the following during try-outs:
· Practice Attendance
· Attitude and Sportsmanship
· Hustle and Effort
· Basketball Skills
We encourage athletes to consider all sports opportunities available to them and select the team or league that is best for them.
Thank you for supporting the DMS Athletics program.
Follow these 2 easy steps to register your student athlete:
1. REGISTER: Please complete the online registration below form for each student athlete. If you prefer to register with a paper form, please download, print, complete the paper form at the bottom of this page and return it to your coach.
2. PAYMENT: Complete your $25 registration fee per season.
Online: If you have a Paypal account, you can pay online at the end of completing the registration form. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT'S NAME "NOTES" SECTION.
By Mail/In Person: Print & complete the forms from the bottom of this page, make a check for $25 to "Davidson PTA", and send to: Davidson Middle School Attn: Patrick Chamberlain; 280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901. Or bring it directly to Coach Chamberlain.
Practice will begin in November. Below is a SAMPLE PRACTICE SCHEDULE. The practices will be updated once registration opens.
Paper Registration Forms
1. REGISTER: Please download, print, complete the paper form at the bottom of this page and return it to your coach.
2. PAYMENT: Please send $25 cash or a check with your registration form to: Davidson Middle School Attn: Patrick Chamberlain; 280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901. Or bring it directly to Coach Chamberlain in Room 82.