Evansville Day School Eagles


Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2015-16 basketball season!  I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about our practice schedule. We will be starting our conditioning program on October 26th. Conditioning will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. We will begin regular practice on November 9th.  Practice will be 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm each day after school.  As usual, the players have picked out some team gear for the season.  An invoice for those items will be sent to you soon.  All amounts are due by 10/16/15.  You should have already ordered the Nike id team shoes.

It is likely that we will have over 20 players in our basketball program this year.  This will obviously create competition for playing time.  I believe this is good.  It will mean some difficult decisions will have to be made in regards to who will play varsity and who will play JV.  I would like to emphasize that getting to play whether on the varsity or JV is what's most important. My goal is for every player to improve as a basketball player, which can only be accomplished through hard work in practice and an opportunity to play in game conditions.  Some players may be moved to the varsity and some may be moved to the JV during the course of the season and some may play combined minutes on the varsity and JV and some of our more inexperienced players may not play very much at all this season. Rest assured that all the players will be involved at practice and they will have an opportunity to improve. 

All of us who are involved with the EDS basketball program are committed to success on the court.  In the process of achieving that parameter of success, we also acknowledge that the world outside the gymnasium is where true success and fulfillment can be found. To go along with our www.eagleshoops.com website we now have an EDS Eagles Facebook page.  This page will provide scores and updates during the season. If you are on Facebook you should check it out.

The coaching staff and I are looking forward to an exciting, fun and successful year. We would like to thank you for your support of Evansville Day School basketball. The participation of your son is important to the continuation of the basketball program at EDS. We truly appreciate the opportunity to work with your children.


Coach Ballard




Click below for additional parent information.

Parent Support of Team
10 Commandments for Parents of Athletic Children
Action Steps for True Champions
Thief of Individual and Team Success by Ed Schilling
Guideline for Parent Behavior by Mike Jacobs
Responsibility for Failures by Mike Jacobs

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