New this year for concussion ed for Athlete’s and parent’s!
Open the power point above to complete your concussion ed for all sports!
Read through the power point on the last page both athlete and parent need to sign and date, then return it to the activities office.
You no longer will be able to do it online through the county.
Sure didn't see that coming. With a new gym floor, a new configuration for the scorer's table and for the students' seating section, the Fairfax Rebels opened their mostly highly anticipated season in quite a few years in their own season-opening tip-off tournament. And promptly laid an egg. With no disrespect meant to their opponents, the Osbourn Eagles from Manassas, the Rebels did not play intelligently, did not shoot well from either the field or from the line and thus did not win the game. Not that they didn't have a number of chances to pull it out.Chase Ackerman won the opening tip, pushing the rock to Ricky Peters who swooped in for an impressive slam and a quick 2-0 lead. They soon grew the lead to 6-2 but the Eagles ruled the roost for the rest of the period, as they built a 15-8 lead by the expiration of the 1st period. Outwardly calm as usual, Coach Barbee told the guys to
Now that was more like it. Showing few, if any, ill effects from Friday's lackluster opening contest, the Fairfax Rebels took to the court on Saturday evening in the consolation round of the Fairfax City Shootout against the visiting Indians of Garfield High School, out of Prince William County. The Rebels were in command from the opening tip and the entire second half was played with a running clock, such was the size of the Rebels' lead.The opening tip-off play worked again. However, as Ricky Peters elevated for the breakaway jam, his attempt was snuffed out by an equally agile Indian. Not to worry though. The Rebs jumped out to a 7-0 lead and led 18-9 at the end of the first period. Peters had 8 points in the period, on 4-5 shooting and combined that with suffocating defense. Big John Thomasson was called into action fairly early on and responded with an old-school 3-point play and some rock-solid defense in the paint. Fairfax proceeded to really blow things open in the 2nd stanza, outscoring the Indians by 22 points in the period, 27-5. The halftime lead of 45-14 thus led to the 2nd-half running clock situation.The second half score was actually almost dead-even (21-20 for the Rebels), but the damage had been done. The situation allowed Coach B to take a good look at players who have all been working really hard in practice and were now seeing their first game action. And all acquitted themselves very well. Sophomore Kaden Horner alertly swiped an errant Garfield backcourt pass and converted a nifty layup. Senior power forward Chalk Lobban got out on the break and emphatically sent the rock to the promised land with a 2-handed jam, then smiled his great smile to show some emotion after all. Senior Aaron Walker swished a 3-pointer, then gave a little fist pump as he scurried down the court to play some more D. And Big John notched career-highs of 5 points and 3 offensive rebounds.For the second night in a row, Ricky Petey led the team in scoring, with 14 points, which helped him to be named to the All-Tournament team. Daniel Mbangue played much more like his old Mself tonight, tallying 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals; that's More Mlike Mit. Greg Willliams had an excellent game as well, recording career-highs of 8 points and 4 steals. Josh Abtew also had 4 steals and Ryan Pelczynski needed a fanny cushion after the game on account of the 2 charging violations he drew against the Indians which sent him crashing to the floor fanny-first.The Rebs continue their early-season homestand on Tuesday when the always-tough Westfield Bulldogs pay a visit to the new-look Laing Fieldhouse. Vocal support is always appreciated, so come on out and see what all the talk is about.
Well, the boys had it really rollin' tonight. The Rebels took on the visiting Bulldogs of Westfield HS, who were playing their first game of the season because of football commitments. And the Rebels took advantage of the situation, posting a 66-42 victory to move to 2-1 on the young season.Although the Bulldogs deployed an impressive shot-blocker on the interior, the Rebels showed no fear and went inside often for a number of buckets. Chase Ackerman hit a couple in the first period and that helped open things up on the exterior, where sharpshooter Josh Abtew, rounding into form, splashed a pair of 3-pointers. From the 1st period lead of 10-8, the Rebels stretched it to 30-20 at the break. Big John Thomasson entered the game in the 2nd period and bodied-up for 2 tough buckets in the paint. The Chuckerman backed it up from his 1st-period inside play and displayed his versatility by knocking down a pair from outside the arc. And Daniel Mbangue got into the flow with a pair of hoops himself, drawing all kinds of contact but no kinds of whistles. Man, were both sides going toe-to-toe in the paint, but the refs were lettin' 'em play. Even Coach B was heard to exclaim in his loudest court voice "Sir, could you please watch for contact on the inside while we are shooting? Thank you very much sir." Didn't matter; the Rebs went to the line only 6 times for the whole game, hitting on 5 of them.Fairfax really blew things open in the 3rd period, outscoring Westfield 23-12, to increase their lead 53-32. Ryan Pelczynski, who started the game in place of slightly injured point guard Christian Lewis, found the range on a career-high 3 triples in the period, as did junior Greg Williams and senior Abtew, hitting once each. The Rebels kept up the intensity in the 4th period, with Ricky P leading the way with 3 successful slashes to the rim for acrobatic makes. The final score was 66-42 and several players established new or tied previous career highs. Five players scored in double figures, led by Peters and the Chuckster with 12 each, followed by Ryan P (early-season leader for All-Consonant Player of the Year) with 11 and Abtew and Mbangue with 10 each. Williams continued his outstanding play off the bench by contributing a career-high 7 boards (including an impressive 6 of the offensive variety). Ricky dished a career-high 5 assists and Buy-a-Vowel tied career-highs with his 3 3's and 4 swipes. In addition to his scoring output, Mstat Mman MDaniel contributed 7 rebounds and 6 assists, all while being bludgeoned nearly to death in the paint, and looked no worse for the wear after the game ended. And Ricky Picky, with 7 boards to go along with his offensive achievements, was named by the coaching staff as the season's first winner of the coveted 3 Stooges Lunchbox.Well, Coach B scheduled a doozy for the team's first road contest of the year, as the squad ventures into the home territory of the powerful Wakefield Warriors for Friday's contest. Coach figures it would be a good early-season experience for the boys to garner and is anxious to see how his squad handles the barbs of the always-packed, always vocal, loyal Warrior supporters. You know, back in the day, the Rebels and the Warriors squared off regularly as members of the Potomac District and Rebels' Coach Steve Henry and Warriors' Coach Bob Veldran had an intense, but friendly off the court, rivalry. But the teams have only played 3 times in the last 16 years, most recently in the early season last year. So give yourselves an early Christmas gift on a December Friday night and go out and watch some exciting scholastic hoops. What better way to get into the mood for the holiday season, right? Thanks for the support.
Team Information Head Coach: Mike Barbee Assistant Coach: Brian Doyle, Shawheen Dashti, Jeff Sejour Managers: Hawwii Abtew, Shaam Al-Natour and Jennifer Hercules Athletic Trainer: Amanda Johnston and Nikki Rhodes
School Administration Principal: Erin Lenart Athletic Director: Nancy Melnick Athletic Secretary: Lorie Spelman School Color: Blue,Gray,White Nick Name: Rebel Pride
Below is the information about Varsity Boys Basketball tryouts:
Fairfax Boys Varsity Basketball Tryouts
Below is the schedule for the first week and a half of basketball
3:15 – 5:30
7:15 – 9:15
7:00 – 9:00
3:45 – 5:45
8:00 – 9:30
12:00 – 2:00
6:00 – 8:00
3:30 – 5:30
First “cuts” will be made at the close of practice on Wednesday. Second “cuts” will be Thursday (if necessary). Additional cuts may be necessary after the first week if football is successful in making the pl ayoffs.
“Meet the Coaches Night” for parents of kids who make the team is Monday, Nov 18 at 7:00PM in the Field House
First scrimmage is Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:30 AM @ Madison HS (there will not be a bus)
Second scrimmage is Friday, Nov 29 at 3:30 PM @ Fairfax HS vs. Freedom South Riding HS
As a general rule, we will have game or practice activities every day, Monday through Saturday until our season ends, including the Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks. The Varsity team will be traveling 12/26-12/31 for a tournament. Attendance at ALL team practices, meetings and games is MANDATORY. If you must miss due to extenuating circumstances you need to contact Coach PRIOR to the start of practice. For the most part, outside of illness or family emergency, all absences will be considered unexcused. Unexcused absences will result in sitting out game time. Excused missed practices will result in loss of opportunity to start in next game
Prerequisites to trying out
You cannot tryout unless you bring (or have on file) a Physical Examination Form
You must also bring an Emergency Care Card that has been specifically completed for winter sports/activities.
Tryout Handout Sheet signed by BOTH THE PLAYER AND A PARENT
*Turn in by Friday, November 8th. If I do not have them (filled out completely), you will be unable to participate!!!!!.*
The following criteria will be used during player evaluation and team selection processes:
Skills/talent – How well can you play?
Athleticism/fitness/size – Basketball is a sport that favors endurance, height, strength, speed, and quickness.
Basketball savvy – Quality players understand what to do and when to do it.
Team work – There are lots of players who can do well when they have the ball or in pick-up games, but struggle during 5-on-5, team oriented situations.
Scholarship – There are academic requirements for participating. Other things being equal, a student with a good academic record will have earned an advantage during the selection process.
Attitude/Conduct – As athletes, our players are representing the school and the basketball program. Discipline issues on and off the court can affect your ability to make the team. We are also looking for athletes who can take constructive criticism positively.
Work ethic – We select players with a passion for excellence and a will to work for success.
Team balance – We cannot field a team with all guards or all centers. We need a good mix of players by position. You might be the third best player trying out and not make the team, because the two best players play your position.
Tips for trying out
Play hard and play smart every second during tryouts. Take nothing for granted. As much as possible, try to demonstrate the things at which you excel.
Not everyone can make it
Competition for selection onto a high school basketball team is fierce, as only 10-15 players will make the Varsity team. At tryouts, we will undoubtedly have the best 10% or so of the players at Fairfax. Unfortunately, only the top 5% can make the team. No player likes to be told he’s not good enough to make the team; no coach likes to tell a player that either. But it has to be done for some when there are a limited number of roster spots.
If you should fail to make the team, don’t be too despondent. Getting cut doesn’t mean a player isn’t a quality individual, or even a quality basketball player. Players sometimes aren’t at their best at exactly the wrong time. Coaches can make mistakes, too.
Whatever the circumstances for not making the team, there are plenty of good opportunities for those players not chosen: other Fairfax winter sports, recreation youth basketball leagues, etc. If you don’t make the team, you can work hard on improving all aspects (remember the selection criteria) of your game; perhaps even to the point where you can out-compete others for a roster spot next year.
If you plan to try out for Varsity Basketball and are participating in a Fall sport that is still in-season when basketball tryouts begin (November 11th), you will start your tryout on the day after your last fall sport contest (e.g., fall season ends Friday, basketball tryout starts Saturday). However, you must complete all “Prerequisites to trying out” (see below) on or before November 11th in order to try out so coaches know who is planning on coming out.
As part of the tryout process, potential players will be asked to take part in fitness testing. Fitness Testing dates are on Tuesday, November 12th (at 6:00 PM in the weight room) and Wednesday, November 13th (at 3:20 in the Field House) in addition to the regular tryout time that day. If you wish to do so, your fitness testing can also be done in advance on Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 7th. We will meet in the Field House at 3:20 on Tuesday for push ups, sit ups and the 12 minute run and we will meet in the Weight Room on Wednesday at 3:20 for the weightlifting tests. These scores will only be used if you choose not to do your fitness testing on 11/12 and 11/13.
The Fitness Goals are:
12 Min Run: 7 ½ Laps Bench Max: 125% of body weight
Push Ups: 72 in two minutes Bench Reps (135 lbs): 12 reps
Sit Ups: 82 in two minutes Squat (110% of body weight): 12 reps
Here is the rating scale that will be used in grading your testing results:
Sit Ups/2 min
Push Ups/2 min
Bench Reps (135 lbs)
Back Squat Reps (110%)
12 Minute Run
7 ½ Laps
100 – 114%
10 - 11
85 – 99%
7 - 9
6 ½ Laps
72 – 84%
4 - 6
Less than 4
Less than 4
Less than 6 Laps
Remember, these are fitness Goals, not Requirements. Reaching all of the goals is not a prerequisite to make the team nor is it a guarantee of being selected to the team. The fitness testing scores will be one of many factors that will be looked at when selecting the team.