Hunter Staup
    Head Coach

     Gina Smith
    Assistant Coach

    The 2022-2023 JCMS basketball season will begin on December 12th, immediately after school. Girls tryouts will be until 5pm and pickup is outside the gym. Parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts or practice. Students wishing to tryout must have the following turned in to Coach Staup before being allowed to tryout: 

    1. Must be in 7th or 8th grade. 

    2. Email your name to Coach Staup to get on the tryout list. 

    3. Must have 10 or less unexcused absences the previous semester AND passed 3 out of 4 core classes and 1 elective class from the previous semester. 

    4. Must have an updated sports physical signed and dated by doctor (found in JCMS front office). (Please note a sports physical is different than a school assessment form.)

    5. Must have an updated parental permission form (found in JCMS front office). 

    6. Must turn in both completed Covid-19 waiver forms. 

    7. Must have attended a mandatory parent meeting to watch concussion video/sign off with Coach Staup at beginning of school year or last school year. If you did not attend, please email coach Staup to set up a virtual meeting. This must be done before tryouts.  

    *If you have any questions about eligibility, please email Coach Staup (hunter.staup@onslow.k12.nc.us)*


    PLEASE REMEMBER!: middle school seasons do not last long.  It is extremely hard to cover all the fundamentals and work on conditioning.  If you wish to make the team, please put in the work now.  Run (especially sprint) a lot in the next few weeks before the season begins and work on your dribbling/shooting.  The more work you put in now, the better this season will be.  

     BASKETBALL DRILL #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaLql0ueNpY If you do this drill everyday before tryouts, your chances of making the team will improve! 

    DRILL #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm7N2HU4noQ 

    DRILL #3: Elbow shooting game. This should be played with a partner, but it can be played alone too. The game is called "7's". The person shooting shoots from each elbow (if you don't know what the elbow is in basketball, google it). You alternate from each elbow. If you make a shot, you get +1, if you miss a shot, you get -1. If you get to +7, you win the game, if your score gets to -7, you lose and restart. This is the perfect shooting game because shooting midrange jumpers and learning to catch and shoot is a valuable skill. No dribbling. Your partner should pass you the ball once your feet are set, you need to catch and shoot. Email Coach Staup if you are still confused!