Q: Who can participate in the Jr. Raiders Program?
A: The Jr. Raiders program is open to all students who attend and/or reside within the boundaries of the Wauwatosa East Public School District.
Q: When are practices or games held?
A: In the Summer your daughter will play two games one day per week. No practices will be held during the week. All of the Summer and Winter practices will occur during the week. All Winter tournament games will be on either Saturday or Sunday.
Q: What should my child wear?
A: Proper gym attire should be worn at all times, including shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt and athletic shoes. Shoes do not have to be for basketball only. Please do not wear outdoor shoes on the gym floors! Change into your shoes worn for basketball after you enter the building and before playing on the gym floors.
Q: How do I size my child for their uniform? When does my child receive their team uniform?
A: There will be a sizing day right after tryouts. Once you select the correct uniform size we order and your uniform is yours to keep. Uniforms will be handed out prior to the first scheduled game.
Q: Are there a limited number of spots in the program and are there tryouts?
A: There is no cut-off on the number of participants. Anyone who wants to play and registers on time is accepted. 7th and 8th grade teams will be split into A and B teams and tryouts will be held if there are enough players for two teams.
Q: How are teams selected?
A: Players are evaluated the first week and then placed on a roster. The abilities and skills are evaluated to make the teams as even and equitable as possible. Therefore, we are not able to take car-pooling and special requests into consideration.
Q: What can we expect from the Jr. Raider Program?
A: The Junior Raider program was created to build a strong and vibrant Wauwatosa East Girls Basketball program. The focus will be on teaching players the fundamentals of basketball and team play. The girls will learn the Varsity offense. If there are enough players in 4th, 5th and 6th grade players will be divided by skill level equally and placed on teams.
Q: Who coaches the teams and works with the kids?
A: We need parent coaches to volunteer to coach the teams. In addition, there are staff members assisting the coaches and coordinating the schedules.
Please contact Tom Oleniczak (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in becoming a head coach, an assistant coach or team manager.