Junior Tigers Update: November 22, 2018

Our Grade 5 and 6 Basketball teams have both begun practising. The teams meet early in the morning and they are already making good progress. A big thanks to our coaches for their early season dedication and organization:

  • Grade 5 – Mrs. Kanavos, Mrs. Zimmer, and Mr. Lee
  • Grade 6 – Ms. Abbott and Ms. Garcia

The girls have an opportunity to sign up for several games before the end of season playday. The early season games give the girls a chance to measure their skills and compete against other schools. The games are also an excellent building block that provide a lot of learning opportunities. The first Grade 5 game is December 17th, and the first Grade 6 game is December 4th. Good luck teams!

With so many Grade 7s playing basketball, we have been able to create two teams. YES! This is a much better experience for the girls as everyone will receive far more playing time and opportunities for development. Each week we have two practices and our teams spend a fair amount of time with both coaches (Mr. Jackson and Mr. Bester). The two teams play in separate leagues, battling for league supremacy and then wrap up their seasons at their respective tournaments on February 22nd. The real action begins this weekend with our Grade 7A team participating in the SJS Slam Tournament. Both teams with have home court action on December 4th, mark it in your calendars.

Our Junior School Swim Team is also off to a great start having completed our first week of practices. The team has about 40 athletes and are well coached by Ms. Romanko and Christine Lee (‘16). We also have an experienced crew of student coaches who bring out the best in our young Tigers. As always, the team has a very small window between our first practice and the first swim meet of the season. The Beth Heras Memorial Swim Meet is just around the corner on December 10th, and coaches are busy preparing the team. Go Tigers!