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Mr. Bollini
8th Grade Language Arts - Liberty Jr. High
The 2018 Liberty Girls 7th grade basketball season is nearly ready to begin. Tryouts will be held on 8/27 & 8/29 after school from 3-4:30pm.  All participants in tryouts will need to have an active physical on file with the school in order to tryout. I encourage all athletes to attend both days of tryouts, as most people settle in and perform their best after they've had a chance for their nerves to settle down. 

Teams will be selected after the final day of tryouts and can check this page in the "Tryouts" tab to see if they have made our 7th grade squad. The girls will need to match their tryout number that they received earlier with one on the list below. If it appears there, congratulations on making our team!  Our first practice will be the next school day from 3-5pm.  If it does not, please keep working hard on your basketball fundamentals, seek other opportunities to play to sharpen your game (such as a park league), and try again next year as an 8th grader!  If the girls have any questions on what they could do to improve otherwise, please stop by and see me. 

-Coach Bollini

  • Please note that 7th Grade plays first followed by the 8th grade game.
  • All games begin promptly at 4 pm.
  • Bus services are provided to and from ALL away games.  
  • The Martino AWAY game (October 11) will have a shuttle provided to Martino ONLY! There will be no return bus to Liberty! Please plan accordingly.
  • The Steelmen Shootout on Oct. 26 & 27 is a tournament run by Joliet Central High School. Details of game times have not yet been released, but as soon as we know more, we will address the teams.
  • Students are expected to ride the bus TO all away games.  Students are allowed to leave with their parents/guardians after the games, but MUST sign out with the coaches prior to leaving the venue.  The bus cannot leave the Away location until we have been able to the account for location of every student.
  • If you are unable to attend the game and will be picking up your from the activity bus @ Liberty, the expected time of arrival is printed on the schedule as well. Please be at Liberty promptly to pick your student.

Practice will be held every after every school day during non-game days.  Occasionally there can be a change made to the practice schedule to accommodate other sports & clubs.  Practice can be held in the Main Gym or Auxiliary Gym depending on availability of facilities.  Practice will be held for TWO hours (3-5pm).  Please ensure that your student has a ride AT Liberty immediately after practice.

The girls are expected to be at the gym promptly after school, changed into athletic clothing (something that they can sweat and move in comfortably).  Girls should have their hair tied back (if necessary) and have removed all jewelry/bracelets PRIOR to entering the gym for warmups. The expectation for the girls is that all practices are mandatory, as their playing time can be affected by missing practice too many times.  Any unexcused absences from practice (such as a sick day WITHOUT a doctor's note or needing to leave early to get to a different practice) can result in loss of playing time to removal from the team.
Tryout Information

Tryouts for the 2018 7th & 8th Grade Lady Patriots Basketball team will be held on August 27th & 29th. Students are encouraged, but not required, to attend both days of tryouts so they give themselves the best opportunity display their full range of talents. Oftentimes only being able to attend one day of tryouts causes an athlete to play nervously and not able to showcase their full range of talents.

Each student will receive a number on their first day of tryouts.  If the student makes the team, that number will be listed below. Teams will be selected after the last day of tryouts (TBD) and posted on this page.
If the student's number is shown in RED below, they will be expected back for our first day of practice (Tomorrow after school from 3-5pm).  All additional information and forms will be handed out to the students at that time. A parents information meeting will be tentatively scheduled for the following week (TBD).
2018 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team
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