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Coach Will Gent is entering his first year as Varsity Assistant Coach for the Glen Allen High School Boys’ Basketball Team. Coach Gent joins Glen Allen after graduating from the University of Virginia in May 2018, where he served as student-manager for the Men’s Basketball program for four years. At Virginia, Coach Gent organized, facilitated, and executed player development sessions outside of regular practices. He was the primary workout assistant for one-on-one skills development sessions with five All-ACC players and three NBA Players, including the 2016-2017 NBA Rookie of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon. In his final season with Virginia, Coach Gent was certified by the NCAA to compete in team drills and competitive scrimmages during practices. Coach Gent experienced 113 wins, 2 Regular Season ACC Titles, 1 ACC Tournament Title, and 1 Elite Eight appearance over his four years at Virginia.
Coach Gent graduated from Langley High School, where he played Varsity basketball and earned the Coaches’ Award in his senior season. He served as the Langley Head Coach in the Chantilly Spring League and in two Washington & Lee Summer Leagues following his senior season.
Coach Gent moved to the Glen Allen area last summer and began a position as Consultant at CapTech Ventures, where he provides business analyst services in the informational technology space.
Fall Workouts for Boys’ Basketball begin Monday, September 10 at 7 PM. We will start in the weight room at Glen Allen High School. Bring running shoes as well as basketball shoes. Skill work and Open Gym will follow lifting and conditioning. Please adhere to the following information when planning to attend:
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There are certain requirements our athletes must adhere to in order to participate this fall with the Boys’ Basketball Program:
- Athlete CANNOT be on an active roster with a Fall Sport at Glen Allen High School. (Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country).
- Athlete MUST have an updated (May 1, 2018) Physical on file with Glen Allen High School. No athlete will participate without this form on file. ALL SIGNATURES and Insurance information MUST be COMPLETED. This form can be found in the Main Office at Glen Allen High School and outside Coach J’s office across from the Weight Room.
- Athlete and Parent MUST Sign and Complete the “Concussion” form and “Participation Policy” form. These forms can be found in the Main Office at Glen Allen High School or outside Coach J’s office across from the Weight Room.
***You may pick your athlete up at any time, but PLEASE have them alert a coach that they are leaving the gym. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!***
It is preferred that all athletes attend the lifting sessions prior to Open Gym. There are COUNTLESS articles on the benefits at weight training for athletics and we want our athletes at their physical peak when tryouts begin!
The Schedule tab above has been updated to reflect our schedule from now until tryouts begin on Monday, November 5. Dates and times ARE subject to change and will be announced on the afternoon announcements when able, on the website and via Twitter.
The JV Summer League schedule has been posted. All games are Tuesday/Thursday at RockIt Sports. You can find the address, opponents, etc. on the Google Calendar on the “Schedule” link above, as well as downloading the schedule at http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/gahsbasketball/files/2018/05/2018-JV-Summer-League-RockIt.xlsx
The Steward School Summer League Schedule for the Varsity basketball team has been posted on our “Schedule” link above as well as under “Off-Season – Summer/Fall Leagues”
We are ready for another exciting week of Glen Allen Basketball Camp! Mark your calendars for Monday, June 18-Thursday, June 21! Click below to register!
We can’t wait until June!
We kick off our season at the A.S.S.I.S.T. Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, December 2 at 6:45 PM. The game is at Meadowbrook High School, but we play the Millwood School, a battle-tested private school from Chesterfield. You can view our schedule by clicking on the “Schedule” link above or see it here: 2017-2018 Varsity Game Schedule– come out and support the Jaguars as we start the 2017-2018 Season!
We are excited to continue a lasting tradition of excellence in the Boys Basketball program here at Glen Allen High School. Therefore, to increase the level of competitiveness and success of our program, we must make cuts and “Team Selection” becomes a necessary component of the season.
Unfortunately for many student-athletes, we can only keep at MAXIMUM 30 players total in our program due to Virginia High School League rules stipulating that only 15 players may dress out for contests. Because we want all members of our program who show up for practice to dress out for games, 15 is the MAXIMUM we can and will keep. With 15 adolescents on the roster, however, it becomes very difficult to divide playing time effectively thus creating a negative “team” atmosphere. With the right group of student-athletes, we might be able to keep that many. But there are only 32 minutes in a game, and only 5 can play at one time. There simply isn’t enough playing time for every one of those 15 to be truly be happy with the amount of minutes they will play. We will attempt to avoid negativity this season by keeping a lower number of players on the roster and hopefully maximize each player’s chances at seeing time on the floor throughout the season. However, this does not guarantee playing time for all players who make the team. Playing time will be given to those athletes who are best prepared to perform at the varsity level during that game.
There are many factors that enter into “Team Selection” and this process is one of if not THE most difficult part of coaching. As coaches we try very hard to be fair in our judgment, as we fully realize the athlete’s desire to be a member of our teams and the disappointment that comes with not making the squad.
It is impossible to make a purely objective evaluation based entirely on the mastery of basketball skills or any other criteria. Too many other things have to be considered in order to build a successful program. Consequently, subjective evaluations are basically opinions and are open to many arguments both for and against these evaluations. Please keep in mind that the coaches have been hired as professionals to make these types of decisions. Also realize that the coaches want to make the teams and the program the best they can possibly be and will not exclude players they believe will accomplish this in the end.
Coaches will make selections based on the following general guidelines:
Players that embody the CORE VALUES of our Program. In the Summer of 2016, the coaching staff created a set of core values that our program will build upon. The student-athletes that represent our program must also represent these core values by placing “We Are” in front of these attributes:
WE ARE Grateful, Respectful, Intelligent, Tough, and Together. The acronym “G.R.I.T.T.” is used to display these values. We also believe the student-athletes who represent these values make our teams better, have a realistic chance to contribute to the varsity basketball team at some point in their career (if they are JV-caliber this year) and fit the available positions for the greatest benefit of the team.
More specifically, coaches will consider:
Is the player coachable? Does he listen intently to his coaches and apply what is being taught to the court? OR, is the player a “Know-It-All” who believes he doesn’t need to follow coaches’ direction?
Is he a team player OR is he selfish and believes he can do it all himself? Does he care that the TEAM wins or that he scores 20 points?
Does he speak positively with his teammates, offer words of encouragement, talk on defense in order to help his teammates? OR does he run his mouth to talk “smack” with his opponents, or worse still, negatively yell and point out the mistakes of his teammates?
Does he work hard ALL THE TIME, even when coaches AREN’T watching? Or does he get lazy in drill work or at various times throughout practice and/or games?
Is the player mentally tough enough to work through times of adversity? OR does he simply quit when things don’t go his way/sits on the bench/misses a shot/turns the ball over/gets beat on defense, gets fouled but doesn’t get the call, etc.? Has he quit the basketball team before?
Does the player truly enjoy stopping people on the defensive end? Does he understand the concepts behind both individual AND team defense? Zone and Man defense? OR is the player focused on offense only? Does he get lazy on the defensive end? Does he believe that he only has to stop HIS man?
Does he block out and attack the defensive glass every possession? Does he follow his own shot on the offensive end? Does he attack the offensive glass when his teammates shoot (3, 4, 5) or does he get back on defense to stop offensive transition (1, 2)? OR does he lazily watch shots go up from the perimeter making no attempt to box out or go after rebounds?
Does he have great shooting form, whether the ball goes in consistently or not (easier to correct “in-season”)? If he does not have great form, does the ball go in consistently or not (harder to correct “in-season”)? OR does he lack both great form and consistency?
Does the player take care of the basketball when it is in his hands? Does he make quick, strong moves when he catches the ball? Can he relieve defensive pressure easily and stay out of trouble? OR does he turn the ball over consistently? Does he find himself in trouble too often? Does he dribble too much, make too many moves? Does he dribble illegally or travel when he attempts to make a move?
Does the player possess great floor vision when he has the ball? Can he find the open teammate and deliver the ball effectively at the right time to allow his teammate to create a scoring opportunity? Does he make the “right pass” at the “right time”? Does he make bounce passes to post players? OR, does he turn the ball over consistently when trying to find an open teammate? Does he deliver the ball too late/too low/too high/too fast/too slow?
Does the player sprint the floor in transition from offense to defense, and vice versa? Does he sprint on and off the floor during substitutions? Does he sprint in-between drills and in conditioning drills in practice? OR, does the player play/move at his own pace, jogging or, worse, walking on the basketball court?
Does the player possess exceptional lateral quickness, especially on the defensive side of the ball? Is he able to free himself from the defense by changing speeds quickly on the offensive end? OR does he get beat easily on defense? Is he bothered by quicker players while he is on offense?
Does the player possess the ability to “jump out of the gym”? Can he use this ability to improve his overall game? OR can the player simply not jump well creating a disadvantage on rebounds, etc.?
Did the player arrive at tryouts physically ready to handle the entire basketball season? Can he complete sprints, practice, games without tiring easily? Is he able to play AS hard or harder in the final moments of practice or a game? OR does he tire too quickly, take too many breaks, and is otherwise physically unready to last until the 4th quarter, or until the end of the season (March)?
Other criteria that goes unmeasured but will be taken into account include attendance records, grades, teacher/administrator comments, and discipline issues on and off the court, and both past and present.
In addition to all of these things, the coaching staff must consider:
Was the player part of our JV team?
Are there any newcomers (freshman/transfers) to the school and what level of proficiency do they display?
What kind of offense/defense will we run this year and how do the players fit in this scheme?
Put simply, will this player be able to help this program be the most positive and successful program it can be this season?
By no means is this an all-inclusive list we use to evaluate players but it does cover many of the things we look for in the selection of our teams. We strive to use our best possible professional judgment, and, if we error, we try to do so by keeping more players on squads, rather than less. As always, we appreciate and value each student-athlete as an individual, but will base ALL decisions on what is best for the PROGRAM.
You Need Updated Paperwork ALREADY ON FILE To Try-Out!!!
Packets can be picked up outside of Coach J’s office in the 700s hallway.
- This MUST be a 2017 VHSL Athletics Physical form
- Mustbe RECENT – May 1, 2017 through present
- Must have all blanks filled INCLUDING ALL SIGNATURES and academic history, medical history, DATED doctor’s physical exam & insurance information
- Student Activities Contract signed by athlete and parent/guardian
- Concussion Form signed by athlete and parent/guardian
Monday, November 6, 2017
All Boys’ Basketball players will meet on track at 5:30 pm on Monday. Try-outs will follow from 6:00-9:00 PM in the gymnasium (Subject to change based on Volleyball Schedule)
First Cuts will be made following Try-Outs on Tuesday, November 7. Location and time of this tryout will be determined based on Election Day activities.
Final Rosters will be selected no later than Thursday, November 9, but Wednesday, November 8 is the preferred date of Final Cuts.
What to Wear To Try-Out
-Plain, White or Light Colored T-Shirt – Coaches will provide tape and markers to place Name Tag on shirt – please try to wear Name Tag each day of tryouts.
-A dark pair of basketball shorts (Black, preferably – GAHS gym shorts ARE allowed)
-Socks & a pair of basketball sneakers – YOU MAY wear running shoes FOR THE TIMED MILE ONLY
Link: What the Coaches are Looking For [IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE]:
- GREAT ATTITUDE ON AND OFF COURT
- EXCEPTIONAL BASKETBALL TALENT/SKILL SET
- EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETICISM/FILLS POSITION