Coaches Newsletter 1/16-18

Coaches Newsletter #4
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TRBO Coaches-

Great weekend in Corvallis and a strong showing from TRBO teams from the Eugene/Springfield area.  Remember to educate and train yourselves to be better coaches.  Just like you want your players to practice getting better on their own… take the time to get better on your own.  We have some great resources:
1)  Go to to see ideas.
2)  Take our training courses on either *Defense or *Efficient & Effective Practices and receive Free Gear for doing it.  We currently have a handful of coaches doing this.  That is awesome!
3)  Request and sign up to receive a mentor.  Someone who will check in with your and stop by practices.  Just another person of support.
4)  If you have another idea or suggestion of something you would like to do, training, etc.  Please let us know and we will see what we can do to make it happen!

In Hoops,
Michelle Larsen
Youth Program Coordinator

Communication Form

Just a reminder that we want to support you as a coach when it comes to those awkward or confrontational conversations that occur with parents either in person, over the phone, email or text.  

We ask that parents always speak to coaches with respect.   If they don’t, please let me know!

If you ever feel a conversation is escalating or you just want to get out of it… please simply say,
“There is a communication form TRBO provides online.  Go ahead and complete that and they will take care of your concerns. “

Walk Away or end it with that.
If they keep disrespecting you, let me know!

#1 reason coaches burn out is because of parents.  We don’t want that to be you!

We are here to support you and to navigate the waters with you.  We want your focus and attention to be on coaching the kids… TRBO, Michelle & your area liaison/director can coach the parents =)


Who:  TRBO teams that either place 1st or 2nd in a OAB tournament receive a bid to the state tourney.

Where:  Bend, OR.  
When:  March 4-6 for Girls, March 11-13 for Boys

How:  Bill Reinking, State Championship tourney director will send you a bid to state.
Step 1:  Receive bid by finishing in top 2 of a tourney.  (Unless your team is NOT all from one school area)
Step 2:  Register online, include TRBO in your name & complete your roster
Step 3: Select “pay by check”*
If you qualify we pay for the entry fee.  The exception being a few 5th grade teams who are doing YMCA.  They can qualify but will need to pay the entry themselves.  Talk to Michelle about what the fee is.

Register here:

Hotel Info:

There are a few rules:
1.  Players must attend the same high school area feeding middle schools.  The State Championships is for school teams.  There are a few exceptions to this that you can inquire about if you have some out of area kids on your team.
2.  Have to qaulify at the grade of your oldest player.

More info on qualifications & rules:

OAB is offering a selected few weekends this winter for 4th Grade Girls.  If you know anyone who would be interested tell them to contact OAB or TRBO (to get a reduced entry fee)
Who Is Playing This Weekend & the one day 1/18?
If you are not on the list below but want to play or are on the list and DO NOT want to play… contact Michelle ASAP!

4th Girls – Sheldon – Brandyn Rice
6th Girls – South Eugene – Solomon Harris
6th Girls – South Eugene – Brian Megert
7th Girls – South Eugene – Bill Cavinee
8th Girls – South Eugene – Solomon Harris
8th Girls – Thurston – Jon Weiss
8th Girls – Willamette – Robyn Willoughby
8th Girls – North Eugene – Matt Curran
8th Girls – Churchill – Katie Buerk

4th Boys – Sheldon – Brian Miller
5th/4th Boys – Sheldon – Andy Wirfs
6th Boys – Sheldon – Brian Saunders
6th Boys – Willamette – Will Bracy (1 team)
7th Boys – Sheldon – Sky Stickney
7th Boys – Sheldon – Jerry Davis
7th Boys – South Eugene – Kris Uhlhorn
7th Boys – Thurston – Austin Bonebrake
7th Boys – South Eugene – Roland Hoskins
8th Boys – Sheldon – Gene Heliker
8th Boys – South Eugene – Solomon Harris (Two teams)
8th Boys – Thurston – Matt Quinn

Monday January 18th Playing:
7th Boys – Sheldon – Levi Brown
7th/6th Girls – Thurston – Ross Bradley 

Call Matt Stern for tickets
School Area Newsletter

What I need from you by each Monday to be included in the Newsletter:

1) Picture of your team
2) How your team did over the weekend or in practices… not just wins and losses but growth & improvement needs to be praised.  If you want to give “props” to a player as well… maybe think about those who don’t necessarily score all the points.
3)  What is coming up for your team?  When is there next game/tourney?
4) Anything else you can think of… share it.

email them to:  or text to:  541-729-9232

*This information will go out to the whole high school area program!

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