Our St. Michael High School Basketball Program Follows the Mission Statement of the School ...to foster the spiritual, intellectual, and personal development of young people as committed Disciples of Christ.
We believe that our basketball players should have their priorities in order of:
We teach and emphasize:
* Developing a players fundamental skill set
* Playing the right way: playing fairly, playing hard, doing your best.
* Telling the truth and being honest is more important than anything, including basketball.
* How to take responsibility for their actions
* Helping others - Get them to realize that just one person saying to you, "You've made my day!" makes your day too.
* Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% attitude - it's what you make of it.
A Foundation for Academic Excellence
* All of our players’ grades are checked on a weekly basis
* Any players struggling with their Academics will be sent to mandatory lunch time study hall
* All players attend tutoring sessions the weeks prior to exams
* ACT prep classes are sought out for all of our players
* Counselors meet with all athletes and parents to discuss NCAA requirements
A Foundation for a Collegiate Career
Not all players with have the abilities needed to play collegiate basketball. For players that may have the skills necessary to compete at the next level we do everything in our power as a school and a coaching staff to help the player get recruited. Some examples are:
* Highlights and game films sent to perspective Universities
* Academic records sent to Universities
* We seek out Showcase events and Camps for players to attend to get National exposure
* We seek out National AAU Programs for our player to participate with
* Constant contact with the players parents to help them with the recruiting process
A Foundation for Community Service
Serving others is at the very heart of the Christian life, for Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Jesus teaches us again and again that in encountering and serving people in need we are meeting and loving God. Jesus demands service as a condition of discipleship, and does not make it merely a matter of personal choice or just a nice thing to do.
* Each preseason the Boys Basketball program completes a service project by working with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a less fortunate family.
* In conjunction with the St. Michael High School Service Program, the boys’ basketball team also works with the special needs kids camp Sunshine teaching basketball skills.