9/13 – Open Gym
There will be multiple basketball open gyms held this month. September 17th and 19th at 6am and September 25th after school. Come to Door 7 in the morning and arrive no later than 6:15am. After school report directly to the gym and you will be responsible for finding your own transportation home. Activities will conclude at 6pm on 9/25.
10/11 – Grades
Grades close today, October 11th. To be eligible as a freshmen or sophomore, you cannot have more than 2 U’s. As a junior, you cannot have more than 2 U’s and earn higher than a 2.0gpa. You cannot tryout in November if you do not meet these requirements.
11/01 – Paperwork
This is a reminder that all paperwork and money will be due by November 15th. It should be turned in to Ms. Nichols in room 170. You can not tryout until you are cleared (i.e., paperwork & money is in). Remember if you are a freshman,junior, or new student, you will need a physical.
11/12 – 2019-20 Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for boys basketball will be held on Tuesday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 20th after school at 4pm. Those interested should have already submitted their paperwork and money and be cleared through Ms. Nichols in Room 170. You cannot tryout unless you are cleared. When you attend tryouts, make sure you have a pair of basketball shoes and a clean t-shirt.
11/13 – Parent Meeting
There will be a parent meeting held on Thursday, November 21 at 6pm for those who make the basketball team. It will be required that the student athlete and parent attend this meeting in order for the athlete to participate in the first scrimmages on Saturday. The meeting will be held in Hamilton’s cafeteria. Please contact Coach Bell with any further questions.
12/11 – Holiday Schedule
Exams will take place between December 18-20. Student-athletes should be studying for these exams during their free time. The basketball program will offer study tables beginning immediately and lasting through the final day of exams.
JV2 and varsity reserve have a game on December 21 at Franklin. All 3 levels play on December 27th at Janesville Craig. JV2 and varsity reserve play December 30th at Hamilton ($3 at the door). Varsity play in Gary, IN on January 1 & 2. View the complete schedule by CLICKING HERE.
There will be practices throughout the holiday break and students will be required to attend these practices in order to play in their games. Any absence from practice should be communicated to a coach prior to the absence. We appreciate your support through this process.
12/13 – Exam/Grades Reminder
This is a reminder that exams are next week Wednesday through Friday (Dec 18-20). You should be speaking with teachers to know where you stand in class. Study halls are still available through exams. Please speak with you coaches if there are any issues that can affect your grade in a class. Grades close on December 20th and there will be no adjustments of grades by teachers after that date. Please manage your time wisely over the next few days and make good decisions as young men and representatives of the Hamilton Basketball Program. Good luck on exams!
12/18 – Upcoming Bus Departure Times
12/21 to Franklin (JV2 & VR) – 7:45am
12/27 to Janesville Craig (All 3 Levels) – 11:45am
1/01 to Indiana (Varsity Only) – 11:00am
1/03 to Homestead (JV2 & VR) – 4:15pm
12/23 – Holiday Practice Schedule
12/26 – JV1 & JV2 – 8:30-10:30am / Varsity – 10:00am-12:00pm
12/28 – Varsity – 10:00-11:30am
12/30 – Varsity – 10:00am-12:00pm
1/27 – Report Card Comments
Please keep in mind that teachers will be inputting comments for report cards on February 7th. Make sure you turning in all of your assignments and meeting with your teachers regularly. Grades will close on March 13th. Please reference your academic goals that we went over at the beginning of the school year to ensure you are on the right path to be successful in the classroom. Contact your peer-to-peer teammate or a coach if you need help with anything or have any questions.
2/21 – End of the Season Checklist
With the end of the season upon us in the next few days, make sure you are listening to your coaches about the procedures for the end of the season. Coaches collected jerseys after every game, but if you happened to keep a jersey or shorts on accident, turn those in. Coaches will meet with you individually to discuss the season and what you should be working on between now and next school year/season. If you have any questions, contact your peer-to-peer or coach.
Basketball coaches here at Hamilton highly encourage our student-athletes to join a spring sport. It is a great way to stay in shape and college coaches look highly upon multi-sport athletes. Baseball (with Coach Bell), track and field, tennis, and golf are all offered in the spring here at Hamilton. You already have a physical, so all you have to do is fill out the emergency card and pay the $30 fee. See Ms. Nichols in 170 or Coach Bell with any questions about spring sports.
3/16 – Corona Virus
First and foremost, please make sure you are being safe for you and your family. These are unprecedented times and who knows what the future holds. School and spring sports are on pause right now, so make sure you are communicating with your teachers and coaches so you know what the expectations will be over the next few days, weeks, or even months.
4/27 – Corona Virus Update
The Hamilton Coaching Staff hope you and your families are all safe. Please let us know if you need anything during these times. We are here to help in any way we can. It looks like we will be virtual for the remainder of the school year. Please make sure you are contacting your teachers and you know what it is expected between now and the end of the school year. We will focus on finishing out things on the academic side, and then we’ll see where we are during the summer as far as anything athletically. Please stay in contact with your coaches and communicate your needs and wants. Be safe!
8/17/20 – Welcome Back (Virtually)
Welcome back to this unprecedented school year. We are virtual, but we’re back! Let’s take advantage of the extra time we have in the day to work on assignments and to study on the things we need to be successful in class. It is important now more than ever to communicate with your teachers. EMAIL, EMAIL, EMAIL!!! OFFICE HOURS, OFFICE HOURS, OFFICE HOURS!!! Take advantage of these communication methods in order to bond with your teachers and be successful in the classroom to start this school. Coach Bell has always preached communication and meeting with teachers since the beginning; the the basketball student-athletes should be used to staying in consistent contact with their teachers. Lets show how the basketball student-athletes can be leaders in the classroom.
We will also be meeting virtually on Google Classroom beginning this Wednesday. Check your email for an invitation. The meeting this Wednesday will be at 1:00pm. We will meet for 30 minutes.
Also, make sure you are wearing your mask when you’re out in the public. We want to return to normal as soon possible.
10/1/20 – Grades Closing
Grades close on October 9th. Make are you are getting missing work in and communicating with your teachers. We are still virtual for now and we don’t know the status of the season as of now, but we are proceeding as if there will be a season next month. These grades coming out in a couple weeks will determine your eligibility for the upcoming season. If you need help or have questions, please contact your peer-to-peer or a coach.
11/09/20 – Season Postponed
The season, for now, is postponed. We are hoping for a start in January potentially. In the meantime, continue to focus on your grades and stay prepared. Coaches will be contacting you when we have more information. Stay safe out here!
1/25/21 – Season Cancelled
It looks like we will unfortunately not have a season this year. Let’s be thankful for all the things we do have at this time and let’s begin to prepare for next season by staying in shape and working harder than ever at our craft. In the meantime, focus on your grades and being successful in the classroom. Control the things you can control. Continue to contact and communicate with your teachers and teammates. Also, wear your mask! The more we do this, the faster we can get back to normal. Grades close in March, so focus on that for now and coaches will contact you when we have more information. Stay safe!
3/25/21 – SPRING SPORTS!
It looks like we will be having spring sports! Baseball, track & field, and softball will be offered beginning mid-April. Contact your coaches or Ms. Nichols if you have questions. It has been over a year since sports have been offered at MPS, so take advantage of this opportunity and let’s start preparing for next basketball season by participating in spring sports.
3/28/21 – Returning to In-Person Learning
If you plan to return to school for in-person learning, please have your parents fill out the survey and submit it by April 1st. If it is not submitted by then, Hamilton will assume you plan to stay virtual for the remainder of the school year. Contact you coaches with any questions.
4/26/21 – Welcome Back
It’s been 13 months since we’ve actually been in-person at school, so welcome back to those in person. Remember that class times have been extended to 90 minutes. If you have questions please let your coaches know. Let’s work hard to finish the semester out strong. Grades close in about a month.
5/4/21 – Grades Closing Soon
Grades are closing in less than three weeks and you start exams in exactly 2 weeks. Let’s focus on finishing out strong academically. If you have questions, please contact your teachers or coaches.