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Date Event Home/Away Weigh in time Wrestling time Leave time # of matches 11/17 Ragsdale Tri Away (Ragsdale) 2 12/1 Jordan/Hillside Tri Away (Jordan) 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 4:15 PM 2 12/4 Rumble in the Jungle Duals Away (Carrboro) 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 7:30 AM 5 12/8 Northern/Sothern Alamance Tri Home 5:00 PM 6:00 PM N/A 2 12/15 Hillside Home 5:00 PM 6:00 PM N/A 1 12/17 Eagle Invitational Away (Mebane Arts Center) 2 12/18 Eagle Invitational Away (Mebane Arts Center) 0 (possibly more) 12/21 Tiger Holiday Classic Away (Chapel Hill) 2 12/22 Tiger Holiday Classic Away (Chapel Hill) 0 (possibly more) 1/5 Jordan Home 5:00 PM 6:00 PM N/A 1 1/7 Wildcat Invitational Away (West Johnston) 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 2:30 PM 2 1/8 Wildcat Invitational Away (West Johnston) 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 6:30 AM 0 (possibly more) 1/12 Riverside/Hillside Tri Home 5:00 PM 6:00 PM N/A 2 1/14 Quad @ Eastern Guilford Away (Eastern Guilford) 3 1/19 Chapel Hill/(Smith vs Mcdougle) Home (Senior Night) 5:00 PM 6:00 PM N/A 1 1/25 Williams Away 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 4:00 PM 1 1/26 Southern Alamance Away 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 4:00 PM 1 POSTSEASON 1/29 1st/2nd Round Dual Playoffs TBD 2/2 3rd/4th Round Dual Playoffs TBD 2/5 Dual State Finals TBD 2/5 Women's Invitational TBD 2/11 Individual Regional Tournament TBD 2/12 Individual Regional Tournament TBD 2/17 Individual State Tournament TBD 2/18 Individual State Tournament TBD 2/19 Individual State Tournament TBD ...

9/21/2021

Happy new school year to everyone and welcome to another exciting beginning for Wildcat Basketball. We will soon start our pre-season workouts. It will be a great opportunity for candidates to condition, improve skills and prepare for tryouts Nov. 1st. We are still in Covid protocol mandates from the district and they must be adhered to at all times. The athletes are still required to wear mask in the gym and wt. room - although not ideal - it is just a layer of protection which our district requires. Lastly, if an athlete is participating in a school sponsored fall sport, then they do not need to be at pre-season. They will tryout once their season ends. Please feel free to contact me with questions Coach Hartsfield (Coach's email included the following two paragraphs. The attachments mentioned are pasted below. The registration portal is active on this website - click on the ATHLETIC FORMS tab at the top) "There are two attachments - a preseason information memo and a calendar for the Sept/Oct workout days and times. Please also note page two of the parent letter. There is information on the new athletic website. Please go to the website and register your athlete. I am also pasting that info into this email from our Athletic Director, Coach Trumbower. Please note in the attachments the expectations of all candidates, the dates and times for workouts and the emphasis on the commitment necessary to take part." ATTACHMENTS: ATTACHEMENT #1 - THE PARENT LETTER Wildcat Basketball To: 2021/22 Basketball Candidates & Parents From: Coach Ray Hartsfield Date: Sept. 1, 2021 Subj: ECHHS Men’s Basketball Preseason Conditioning Program Welcome back to the beginning of another school year. It is time to prepare for what we are expecting to be an exciting basketball season. In the past 25 years, our program has had its’ share of success and notoriety. Many of the young men who have been in the program already know our expectations. And those who want to become part of the program – must learn quickly that our rules and expectations of basketball players are not negotiable… you must and will be disciplined, or you will not be a part of this program – that is the bottom line. We have a simple yet effective philosophy – Academics, Citizenship and then Basketball – those are the expectations and they must follow them in that order… work hard to be a good student, always be a good person and then basketball follows. My assistant coaches (Varsity coaches - Mike Jones, John Alcox, and JV coaches – Adam Watkins and Gabe Strathern) and I are committed to making your sons experience a positive one, but he must be willing to work hard at every aspect of our philosophy. If he does, he may capture the prize at the end of the rainbow. We will begin working out on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Between then and the first day of tryouts, Nov.1st, we will have 30 workouts scheduled (not counting the voluntary Saturday morning workouts. Saturday skill sessions are from 9 am – Noon. Our workouts are Monday – Thursday from 4:15-5:45 pm. When the whistle blows they must be on line and ready to stretch. Our workouts will end promptly at 5:45 pm each day and they will be ready for pick-up no later than 5:55 pm. Candidates should make every effort to attend 80% of the workouts between now and Oct. 28th. That is 24 of the scheduled 30 workouts. A calendar of the September workout schedule is attached to this packet, and they must have a current physical for this school year to participate. We do not workout at school on holidays or teacher workdays. (if a workout day falls on a holiday or teacher workday – then the workout is cancelled). Finally, the one thing that I must emphasize is that attending pre-season workouts is no guarantee of making the team. The only thing I can promise is that you will be in better shape when tryouts come around. We cannot wait until November to prepare for the season. Our success has always been based on our willingness to work year-round. I hope this memo answers many of your questions. If you have more questions, then feel free to email me at coachray56@yahoo.com ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • The first day of Tryouts will be Nov. 1st 2021 • The following is the new method for registering an athlete: • Athletic Information for 2021-2022 School Year • New Website: • • We have a new website. www.eastwildcatsmedia.com • • We have a new mobile app - available in google play and App store (search East Chapel Hill High School) • • Our registration site will be on our website this week but you can reach it at. (Click on this link) • • https://chapelhillcarrborocityschools.rankonesport.com/New/NewInstructionsPage.aspx • • Instructions are on the website. You should create an account, and you must have your student ID number (lunch number), if you do not, please email me and I will get it to you. • Attendance is taken each day – candidates are expected to be on time • If a candidate is playing a fall sport, then they don’t need to worry about preseason workouts… they will try out when their fall season ends Wildcat Basketball 2021Preseason Workout Schedule: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur. – 4:15 – 5:45 pm Saturday mornings will be skill work from 9:00 am – noon Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur: • Stretch, road work (12 minute run on first day, then one mile run first two weeks), Weight Room (start with making sure they know and understand each lift - then Circuit – high reps/low wt) – 45 min and finish with Jumping Jacks… Our numbers will tell us how many stations we need to set up. But the first week we will go 30 sec per station and attempt to go through each station twice. Stretch afterward and emphasize hydration after workouts. • (Transition to gym when available), Utilize basketball specific exercises quickness and agility drills… single-legged bounding, wall-sits, ladder, line drill, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, reaction drills, lane slides, closeout breakdown chop and maintain solid defensive base! • Individuals (both offense and defense) – One basketball lesson per day – repeat twice and add lesson on 3rd day (should work out to two per week) - emphasis defensively will be on staying down and seeing the ball (vision is everything) – footwork/placement will control everything. Offensive emphasis will be on getting open, making correct pass for the situation, learn to backdoor overplay, and balance the floor by recognizing movement on the floor… stay engaged. *** OUR PRIORITY IS TO DEVELOP A CONSISTENT WORK ETHIC – FIND OUT WHO IS COMMITTED AND WHO CARES!!! Young guys just want to play – our emphasis this year is on COMMITMENT TO TEAM FIRST, MY TEAMMATES ARE SECOND AND I AM THIRD! – First and utmost is the commitment to learn how to play with a purpose – not just depending on raw talent. They must embrace learning to play as a team – recognize situations, right pass for the moment, learn the rules for shooting and the rules for dribbling. They must commit to being a STUDENT OF THE GAME, AND ALL THAT ENTAILS! RULES FOR SHOOTING THE BASKETBALL • Move the Defense • Be open • Be in your range RULES FOR DRIBBLING THE BASKETBALL • Move the defense (ala the shallow dribble) • To improve your passing angle • Dribble explosion to the basket to score RULES FOR PASSING • Utilize bounce pass below the FT line • Utilize two motions (either look off or pass fake) on post entry • Don’t float passes • Master all passes – good passers create good teams • Step on defender to improve passing angle ATTACHMENT #2: THE PRE-SEASON CALENDAR - SEPTEMBER 2021 M-6 Labor Day TU-7 Off W-8 Workout Day TH-9 Workout Day F-10 Off ST-11 Skill Work M-13 Workout Day TU-14 Workout Day W-15 Workout Day TH-16 Workout Day FR-17 Off ST-18 Skill Work M-20 Workout Day TU-21 Workout Day W-22 Workout Day TH-23 Workout Day FR-24 Off ST-25 Skill Work M-27 Workout Day TU-28 Workout Day W-29 Workout Day TH-30 Workout Day ...

9/3/2021

There will be OPTIONAL PRACTICE this Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th from 6:15-7:45pm at East Courts for those who would like a chance for some extra tennis hitting and practice before tryouts next week. Again, this is NOT required, but a physical is required to participate. ...

8/3/2021

FALL TRYOUTS TIMES/DATE (eff. M 8.2.2021 8:30PM) These teams started tryouts today. Football: Everyday 4:45PM Men's Soccer: Two-A-Day 8-10AM (Stadium) & 6:00-8:00PM (upper fields) Volleyball: Two-A-Day 1:30-3:00PM & 3:30-5:00PM Women's Golf: Monday through Wednesday 2:00PM @ Finley Driving Range (TYPO IN GRAPHIC - it's Women's NOT Men's) Starting Thursday, August 5th Field Hockey: 6:00-8:00PM Cross Country: 6:00-8:00PM Starting Monday, August 9th Women's Tennis: 8:00-10:00AM...

8/2/2021

Girls JV and Varsity Tennis Tryouts to be held Monday August 9th-Wednesday August 11th, 8-10am at the East Courts. Practice will continue on Thursday and Friday 8-10 am for those who make the team. ...

8/2/2021

Wildcats, I wanted to quickly introduce myself and let you know information about where we are heading as the official start of the 2021 football season begins on Monday. First, my name is Coach Stroud and I am excited to be the head football coach at East Chapel Hill High School! I am originally from Durham and graduated from Northern High School. I played football at both Riverside and Northern High School. I was part of NHS’s team that won the state championship in 2013. After high school I played defensive back at Montgomery College in Maryland where I was awarded All-American. Then, I was recruited with a full scholarship to play defensive back for Charleston-Southern University. Later, I moved into playing running back. After graduating from college, I eventually moved back home to Durham and have lived here ever since. I have a wife, Jaime, and 5 kids: LJ (18), Mya (14), Chase (14), Mason (11), and Ashton (1). In addition to coaching football, I am also a teacher and my wife and I also own our own tutoring and mentoring company. I have been coaching high school football for 17 years, starting way back in 2004 when I was an assistant coach at ECHHS. Since then I’ve coached at schools in Durham, Chapel Hill. Raleigh, and Orange County. I love building up programs and helping them to be successful. I recently helped lead Riverside High School to win their 2nd conference championship in the school’s history and first back to back playoff seasons in 14 years. Before that I helped to rebuild Jordan High School’s football program, resulting in the school having the #1 defense in conference and 6 All-Conference selections. I also helped lead Southern Durham to win the state championship in 2013. Next, football practice kicks off tomorrow. Please use this link (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-WN_paQ3tuUElgyoJRqzaLSALbWYVWxUdfhFplDJd2Q/edit?usp=sharing) to see the times/events scheduled for football in August as well as other important information about what you should bring to practice each day. We will start and end on time each day. If you have any questions, my contact information is: Email: ECHHSwildcats@gmail.com I look forward to meeting you tomorrow. Come prepared to work hard, HAVE FUN, and help us begin the process of building the BEST football program in NC!...

8/1/2021

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