2018-2019 Tryout Process

The 2018-2019 tryout process is different than in past years due to the lack of gym availability on weekends so we must use this process to ensure an on-time start to the season in early November.  Our goal is to develop the next generation of basketball players for Chattahoochee.  Your patience, support, and understanding is greatly appreciated.


Overview

The Jr. Cougars are part of the CCJBC consisting of 46 schools around Fulton, Cobb, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  This is a competitive league compared to recreational leagues in the area.

Skills Assessment

The Jr. Cougars were created to assist in developing and preparing our kids for High School basketball.  Our coaches assess the players based on the following criteria:

  • Dribbling (Left, Right, Under Control)
    • Between legs, behind back, cross-over, etc
  • Passing technique
  • Layups (Left, Right)
    • Proper foot work
  • Shooting
  • Hustle
  • Coach ability (player demonstrating respect, listening, and improving based on recommendations)

Girls

All girls in the 5th – 8th grade are encouraged and welcome to tryout.  No tryout numbers will be assigned.  Our girls teams are typically low in numbers so we understand the need to develop players.  That said, we do not wish to frustrate any player so our coaches will evaluate and assess your daughter on her current “readiness.”   We may recommend a player to participate in other leagues or programs to develop further and then tryout again next year.

Boys

We welcome all boys in the 5th – 8th grade to tryout.

5th & 6th Boys

Last season we had a 5th grade boys team, unfortunately due to gym availability we do not expect to have a 5th grade only team.  Therefore, 5th grade boys should tryout for the 6th grade team.

6th – 8th Boys Process

We are under a few deadlines to prepare for the beginning of the season.  All players are welcome to attend the workout session to be evaluated on the criteria listed above.  A player will be assigned a number and will workout for the evening.  During the workout, coaches will be evaluating players to be invited back to the next workout.  Players who do not attend a workout are invited to attend at least one prior to the final tryout.  The objective is create a fair process and inform you and your player as quickly as possible so you may find another league.

Example of the process

  1. Player arrives and is assigned a number (must hold onto this number throughout the entire workout/tryout)
  2. Player is evaluated based on the criteria above
  3. Coaches invite players back to the next workout to be further evaluated (numbers posted on web-site and email)
  4. A final tryout will be announced to the players so they understand they are competing for a space on the roster

For example, we have 30 players attend the first workout.  18 players are invited back to the next workout.  10 new players arrive at the next workout.  20 players are invited back and then tryouts occur to create the 2018-2019 roster.