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1 week ago @ 12:00PM

2021 Season: Travel Gear and Shooting Shirt Sizes

Every 2 years we have players purchase travel gear to wear on road trips and at team functions.  This year is the beginning of that 2 year cycle.  Travel gear typically needs to be purchased up front by the program and then reimbursed when teams are made.  The cost of the travel gear will be around $100 dollars and would make a great Christmas present.  The process of ordering can take months which is why we are being proactive in ordering them this fall.  One of the most difficult aspects of this is getting an accurate number of sizes in which to pre-order.  If we wait until the season begins to do this the players will not receive their travel gear until the end of the season.  The purpose of this form is to get an idea of what size clothing your son wants.  The program traditionally purchases a shooting shirt for each player and we would also like to get an idea of sizes to purchase.  Please complete this form below to aid in helping us with this process.  We cannot guarantee your son will get his preferred size unless this form is complete.  Thank you!  

Team News

1 month ago @ 4:04PM

September Newsletter 2020


Wizards,

We hope this communication finds you well. Please read this message entirely because it contains important information relevant to the boys basketball program at Windsor High School.  

11th Annual 6th Man Golf Classic:  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation in our 11th Annual 6th Man Golf Classic. From sponsoring a hole, to donating an item for our online auction, to playing in the tournament, to spreading the word to friends and family, to volunteering the day of the event, thank you.  Events such as these do not just happen, with that being said I would like to personally thank Gene Gustafson, Cami Greene, and Mike Zapf for investing so much time and energy into making this event happen.  That being said we were able to raise $8,847.44 for the program!  This money will be used to purchase essential equipment (basketballs, stats programs, replacement practice gear and uniforms) and shooting shirts for the team.  

Season Updates:  As you all know our season has been pushed back to January 4.  We will have a pre-season minicamp the week prior to January 4, please plan on attending in order to give the coaching staff as many evaluation opportunities for your son as possible.  Our season will consist of 14 games, 9 league games in the newly formed Northern Colorado Athletics Conference, 3 cross over games with the Longs Peak league and 2 non conference games with Northfield and Ralston Valley.  

D-Team Cut:  Unfortunately due to budget cuts in our school district there will not be D-Team sports at Windsor High School this year.  It is unclear at this time if this cut is permanent or has the possibility of returning in the future.  This obviously will impact the boys basketball program who has traditionally had 4 teams.  This will make an already competitive program more competitive.  What this means is that our C-Team will now become a team mostly made up of Freshmen, our JV team will now become a team mostly made up of Sophomores, and our Varsity team will be made up of mostly Juniors and Seniors.  Obviously, program needs, individual player abilities, and  class size will play a role in the placement of players.  Approximately 30 players will be in the program this year whereas in the past we had roughly 40.  

Convoy of Hope Volunteer Opportunity:  Each year we do our best to provide volunteer opportunities for our players to use their platform in a positive way.  In the past we held youth camps, hosted His Little Feet, raised funds and collected food donations for the Annual Turkey drive, and volunteered at the Good Samaritan in Windsor.  On Sunday, September 20th from 12:15-3:30 we have the opportunity to help Convoy of Hope distribute food and clothing to people in need at the Vineyard Church of the Rockies in Fort Collins.  This is not mandated or an official program volunteer event because the event is on a Sunday, which is a no contact day in the state of Colorado.  There will be no coaches present at the event.  This is simply an opportunity to give  back to those in need and to log volunteer hours that can be used for scholarships applications.  If you are interested in volunteering at this event please complete this form and bring a completed parental consent authorization form for athletes under the age of 18.  Volunteers will be turned away if the consent form isn’t complete.  Click here to see the event flyer.  

Summer Overview:  On June 18 we were permitted to begin phase 1 workouts outside in small cohorts.  This continued until late July when we were allowed to move inside the gym and train with a basketball until the beginning of the school year.  Even though this past summer was not typical by any means we chose to look at it as an amazing opportunity to improve our skill sets.  It will be clear during tryouts who got better and who didn’t.  

Fall Workouts:  We will begin our offseason workout program beginning in October.  This will allow our athletes who are currently playing a fall sport the opportunity to finish their season and honor their commitment without the pressure of missing basketball.  As of now, we are allowed to have larger cohorts (25 to 1 player/coach ratio) and masks are still required at all times.  Players temperatures will be taken at check in and players must produce a signed waiver for each and every workout.  At this time we are still not allowed to have physical contact so our focus will continue to be on ball handling, shooting, and strength and conditioning training.  Once cohorts  are established players cannot be mixed among them.  Please complete this form to give the coaching staff an idea of who is interested in offseason workouts beginning in October.  Obviously, the closer we get to January the intensity and frequency of workouts will increase.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to compete as a program in fall leagues and tournaments.  Therefore, if players have the opportunity to play with their club teams we encourage them to do so while continuing their skill development.  

Thank you for your support!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

2 months ago @ 1:25PM

11th Annual 6th Man Golf Classic: Player Sign up

 

Wizards,

As you all know our 11th Annual 6th Man Golf Classic is next weekend (August 22nd) at Pelican Lakes Golf Course.  We still have room for teams, hole sponsorships, and auction items.  Click here for more information.  This event needs player volunteers to help set up, facilitate games, thank our supporters, and clean up.  Click here to sign up to help.  Let me know if you have any questions.  

-Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 1:58PM

Player Auction: Windsor Basketball

Wizards,

As you know our 11th Annual Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic will be here before we know it.  Saturday, August 22 will be a fun day for everyone involved.  This year we are adding a player hired hand element to our auction. We will be auctioning off 5 pairs of student athletes to perform work selected by the highest bidder.  If you are interested in having your son participate please complete this form.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks.

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Team News

2 months ago @ 5:10PM

Phase 2: Week #2

Wizards,

Below is this week's workout schedule and assigned cohorts.  We are all waiting on CHSAA to announce their plan for the fall sports.  Volleyball takes priority in the gyms, so we are going in the morning on both Tuesday and Thursday this week.  Remember to bring your waiver, mask, and water bottle.  #GrindersWin

  Cohort 1: Rakiecki (AM) Cohort 2: Dermody (AM)
Days/Times August 4 and 6 (6:30-7:45 AM) August 4 and 6 (7:30-8:45 AM)
1 Nate Pooler Ethan Wrenn
2 Jackson Sanger John Flowers
3 Ben Hageman Brayden Watkins
4 Trenton Garcia Jack Gustafson
5 Nik Noonan Nolan Lightfoot
6 Kobe Greene Kyle Watkins
7 Jaden Kennis Burley Kleve
8 Dylan Shanafelt Caleb McLaughlin
9 Colby Shuck Zack Blecke
10 Clay Wright Michael Munn
11 Tanner Garcia Braylon Kyger
12 Jonny Reed  

Team News

3 months ago @ 12:15PM

We need help!

Wizards,

Part of phase 2 protocols include the cleaning of equipment (i.e.cones, basketballs, shooting machines, goggles, weights) before and after each session.  However, the district has not provided any spray, wipes, and or disinfectant.  If you are able and willing to donate hand sanitizer, wipes, rags, cleaning buckets, etc we would greatly appreciate it.  Our next basketball workout is tomorrow morning from 7:30-9:00 AM at WHS. Thank you!

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:01AM

Reminder: Phase 2 starts tomorrow!

Wizards,

Just a friendly reminder we have the gym 3 times this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30-9:00 AM at WHS.  If you signed up to participate bring a signed waiver, your own water bottle, and a mask.  Thank you! 

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:01AM

Reminder: Phase 2 starts tomorrow!

Wizards,

Just a friendly reminder we have the gym 3 times this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30-9:00 AM at WHS.  If you signed up to participate bring a signed waiver, your own water bottle, and a mask.  Thank you! 

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

3 months ago @ 4:58PM

Phase 2: Cohort Assignments

Wizards,

The last week of July we will have access to the gym at WHS.  We have placed the athletes who expressed interest in participate in phase 2 into cohorts (see below).  Student athletes will need to bring a signed waiver, mask, and water bottle to each workout they participate in.  We will be following the protocols hyperlinked below, including the mandate that face coverings over the mouth and nose must be worn when indoors at public places.

We will have cohort workouts on July 27, 29, and 31 from 7:30-9:00 AM.  The first week of August teachers report back to school, fall sports may be conducting mini camps for their fall seasons, and everyone will be waiting to hear from CHSAA regarding fall sports.  So as far as basketball goes please make sure to create an account at windsorwizards.org to ensure update date information moving forward.  Thank you! 

Phase 2:  Protocol

Phase 2:  Masks

Cohorts

Team News

3 months ago @ 5:57PM

Message from Athletic Director

Navigating plans during the coronavirus pandemic has included planning for how students will participate in athletics this year. In June, our high school athletic directors worked together to create parameters to keep student athletes safe while allowing them to prepare for a potential fall season ahead. These parameters were based on guidelines from the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). 

 

The first phase—1A Return to Practice—involved strength and conditioning and began the week of June 15 for groups of 10 or fewer athletes. Phase 1A was intended to help schools, teams, and athletes become familiar with the protocols in place to keep them safe. We have since moved on to groups of 25 in Phase 1B.

 

Beginning the week of July 20, teams at Windsor High School and Severance High School can move into Phase 2—Sport Specific Instruction. Rules for this phase are listed below. Individual sport schedules will be released from coaches to participating athletes. Participating in any activity at this time is voluntary. Athletes are not required to participate in order to play a sport during the season.

 

We anticipate remaining in Phase 2 until we move to Phase 3 when official practices start (i.e., August 3 for golf and August 10 for all other fall sports). In Phase 3, our high schools will follow the guidance and direction provided by CHSAA. During Phase 3, participation is required to take part in the season.

 

Student health and safety is our first priority. Please anticipate that modifications to athletics will be made if required by local, state, or federal guidelines implemented to ensure the health of our students, coaches, and community. Thanks for your support.




 

Ernie Derrera Eric Johnson

Athletic Director Athletic Director

Severance High School Windsor High School


 

 

 

Sport Specific Instruction (PHASE 2)

Limitations & Rules 

  • Sessions for sport specific instruction may be conducted by school coaches for students in grades 9-12 from that coach’s attendance zone. 

  • Sessions may be conducted in addition to the strength and conditioning session(s), and a student shall attend no more than 2 hours per day of sport specific skill instruction/strength and conditioning in total, Monday through Friday. 

  • Sport specific skill sessions may include specific sports equipment, but contact equipment (helmets, pads, sleds, tackling dummies, etc.) is not allowed. 

  • Competitive drills involving one or more students on offense against one or more students on defense may be conducted, up to 7 on 7, without physical contact at any time.  Groups must still be 25 or fewer and cohorts must remain together.

  • Students and staff must maintain at least six feet of distance from all sides when not actively exercising. 

  • Schools should limit the total number of participants based on available space to allow for the appropriate distancing between students, staff, and groups. 

  • Students may be placed in working groups no larger than 25 total students. Once assigned to a group/cohort, athletes will remain with that group until the end of the phase. Each working group should maintain appropriate distance from other working groups. 

  • Any equipment, such as sports balls, should be regularly disinfected during workout sessions and must be sanitized at the end of any workout. This equipment must not be shared between workout groups. After a group has used such equipment, that equipment must be thoroughly disinfected before being used by a different group. 

  • More than one group of 25 participants may be at the same outdoor site at the same time, provided that proper supervision and distancing measures are in place and followed. If there is no supervision for a workout group, then that group must not be allowed to practice until the coach can be present. Indoor spaces will have a cap of 12 athletes and one coach per gym during this phase.

  • Weight room - Cannot do heavy lifting that requires a spotter (high rep/low weight), however, lifts should still be observed by a coach or lifting partner.  Emphasis SHOULD NOT be placed on doing maximum weight lifts. Sanitize as students move from one machine to the next. Free weights may be taken outside to increase numbers and should be brought back inside and sanitized after each use.

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:08AM

Phase 2: Windsor Boys Basketball

Wizards,

We are planning for phase 2, which will include access to the gym, weight room, and basketball equipment in cohorts of 12 players assigned to 1 coach.  Once assigned to a cohort players will not be able to move from cohort to cohort, much like our summer skills challenge.  Please have you son communicate with me directly (406) 465-6052 if they are interested and committed to participating in phase 2.  We do not want to reserve a cohort spot for a player who will not show up.  Click here for a detailed description of what phase 2 will look like. 

Thank you.  

Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

3 months ago @ 11:28AM

11th Annual: Windsor 6th Man Club Golf Classic

Wizards,

We are excited to announce we have received the go ahead for our annual golf fundraiser held at Pelican Lakes Golf Course Saturday August 22 at 1:00 PM.  Please consider getting a foursome together to play in the event and or a donation for our silent auction.  As always, the funds raised help support and benefit our program.  The event will be different this year due to Covid-19 and we will be taking appropriate steps regarding social distancing and group gatherings.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Click here to see this years flyer.  

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

4 months ago @ 10:54AM

Return to Play: Update

Wizards,

Yesterday we received a return to play plan set forth by the district.  Phase 1A will begin next week and will allow groups of 10 players per coach to conduct strength and conditioning workouts.  Players will need to bring a signed waiver each day they workout, a water bottle, and hand sanitizer.  Players will be practicing social distancing throughout and remain separated.  It is imperative that we execute phase 1A including all the protocol in hopes we can move towards phase 1B.  We already have a head start with our summer skills challenged because players have already been put on teams and have an assigned coach.  Each coach will reach out to their team and let them know when and where their strength and conditioning workouts will be done.  If a player attends a strength and conditioning workout it can be logged as their strength and conditioning workout for the day and will be counted into their overall participation in our skills challenge.  Players must workout with their assigned coach and team and will not be able to pick and choose who’s workout they participate in.  If players do not bring a waiver and or are not following protocol, they will be sent home.  At this time there will be no sports specific skills taught or equipment used.  We are excited to get back together and work again.  Players who are participating in our summer skills challenge should expect communication from their coach soon about when and where their strength and conditioning workouts will occur next week.  Let me know if you have any questions.  

Phase 1A Protocol

Self Screening Waiver

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

5 months ago @ 1:08PM

Windsor Summer Basketball Team Challenge 2020

Wizards,

The coaches are in the process of organizing a summer workout challenge in which teams are made and compete against one another.  In order for us to do this we need a good idea of who is participating and who is not.  Please complete and read this survey to get an idea of what this will look like.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

5 months ago @ 11:46AM

Update: District Statement

Wizards,

Below is the statement we received from the district office.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

"You may continue to have electronic, text, phone and other types of virtual contact with your
athletes as you may have been doing recently. However, from now and until further notice, you
may NOT have any type of organized practice, scrimmage, team or individual camp(s) or
meetings in person, on campus or off. This includes any time that athletes gather to officially
function as a group representing the school. This also includes anyone officially part of the
team, including all players, potential players and all coaches, both paid and volunteer.
Please know that we will communicate with you as we learn more or as things change regarding
this directive."

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

6 months ago @ 2:55PM

Information Update:

Wizards,

We hope this message finds you healthy, happy, and safe.  Mr. Johnson gave coaches information recently that I wanted to relay to parents and players.  I believe the month of May will give us all some clarity and answers as far as what our summer will look like as a basketball program.  Below are some important dates:

May 1st:  This date traditionally is the first day incoming freshmen can begin working out with high school sports programs.  This is also the date in which coaches can communicate and reach out to incoming athletes interested in playing sports at WHS.  This year the coaching staff will again reach out and provide information about our program to incoming freshmen on social media, email, and our website. However, offseason workouts are currently postponed until further notice. We do continue to encourage our athletes to set goals and work everyday to accomplish them.  

June 1st:  On this date, CHSAA will formally hand over the decision regarding what sports programs can and cannot do to each individual school district around the state.  

Mid May:   Mr. Johnson has informed us that our district will notify us of that decision in the middle of May.  At that time, I will relay that information out to all of you and we will plan accordingly. 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:36AM

Introducing.......Brayden Pederson

Wizards,

We would like to introduce to you our newest member of the Windsor High School boys basketball coaching staff, Brayden Pederson!  We are excited to have Brayden join our staff.  Brayden will bring youth, energy, and a passion for coaching to our program. As a 3 sport athlete at Windsor High School Brayden is familiarity with our cultural pillars, standards, and expectations of how we work, how we play, and who we are. Below is a quick bio about Coach Pederson, and welcome to the family!    

Hey! My name is Brayden Pedersen. I graduated from Windsor High School in 2018 and played football, basketball and ran track throughout my career at Windsor. I attended Western State University in Gunnison Colorado for one semester while playing football.  I am currently at Colorado State University earning a degree in Business with a concentration in Organization and Innovation Management and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. Throughout my years of playing basketball I have learned that hard work truly beats talent. One of my favorite quotes is, “Obstacles are the cost of greatness” by Robin Sharma. I try and live everyday with an understanding that there may be things that knock us down 100 times, but you have to be willing to get up 101 times. I believe that for a lot of young student athletes, basketball is more to them than a game, and I plan on relentlessly finding ways to improve the players in every aspect of life. I am more than grateful for this opportunity, as well as, excited to be able to step up into this new role and new chapter in my life.

Team News

7 months ago @ 11:10AM

March 2020: Newsletter


 

Wizards,

 

We hope this message finds everyone healthy, happy, and safe.  We are currently living in times that will require patience, flexibility, and internal motivation.  We currently have no school, gym, or weight room to use nor do we have a clear idea as to when those things will be available for use.  That being said, there is no excuse for not seeking improvement and building off of last season’s success. I really like the idea of our student athletes working out and improving on their own, with nothing but a hoop and basketball.  With this message are a few examples of ball handling, shooting, and jumping workouts anyone can do on their own at their home or in the park.  

Ball Handling Workout 

3-4 Days a Week Recommended

Shooting Workout  

4-5 Days a Week Recommended

Sky Jump Workout

2-3 Days a Week Recommended

Typically in April we begin our offseason workout program, that includes weight training, skill development, and small sided games.  In addition, coaches meet with classes and individual players to discuss improvement, expectations for the offseason and the upcoming season.  Obviously, we will have to wait and see how much of this will occur and to what extent. We also typically have a kids camp in the spring which is also on hold until further notice.  

June basketball was planned, but as events unfolded our plans needed to be changed.  Originally, we were going to attend the Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Gold Crown, and Gonzaga team camps in the month of June, but due to out of state events being canceled and the planning required, Gonzaga will not happen.  Be on the lookout for a summer registration form to complete to register you son for summer basketball opportunities. June basketball is certainly not guaranteed, but we still want to be ready if we are allowed to participate.  

Let me know if you guys have any questions and we look forward to seeing everybody soon.  

Coach Rakiecki


 

Team News

8 months ago @ 8:36AM

Roosevelt Game Canceled

Wizards,

Roosevelt High School has canceled tonights games for all 4 levels.  We are currently working on rescheduling the games and will communicate with you once that date is set.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

9 months ago @ 8:28AM

Information about this week!

Wizards,

In addition to our away game at Mead tomorrow and our home game against Frederick on Friday we also have a busy week with team pictures, a team meal, and a CSU basketball game.  

January 30th:  We have studio 5 coming in at 5:00 PM on Thursday for team pictures.  If you would like to order team pictures and or individuals have you son get a order packet from Studio 5 located in the main office at WHS.  Following team pictures, the C team will host a team meal in the cafeteria.  

February 1st:  CSU will be playing UNLV at 2:00 this Saturday.  Tickets are $10.  We need a head count by today at practice.  The players were given this information last week.  We will meet at Jim's Wings in FC at 12:30 to eat as a team and then head over to Moby arena.  This is not mandatory, just a good opportunity to hand out with teammates, eat, and watch basketball. 

Thank you!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

10 months ago @ 8:46AM

His Little Feet Information

Wizards,

The JV/Varsity teams will be participating in a service project with His Little Feet tomorrow following practice.  His Little Feet Choir is a group of 18 orphans (from Rwanda and India this year) that go around the country to promote Orphan Care through: Giving, sponsorship with Compassion and Adoption Care. Ben and David Hageman were part of this group before being adopted.   All parents are welcome to attend the lunch at 12 pm to watch their boys interact with the HLF kids. Also, the HLF kids typically sing us a few songs.  

Below is a grocery and supplies list.  We ask that each player personally go shopping for at least 1 item, purchase it, and bring it to the event tomorrow.  Practice tomorrow for all levels will be from 9-11, our basketball camp will begin at 11:00.  
Groceries:
  • Cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Flakes, and Raisin Bran)
  • Ketchup
  • Hot Sauce - Sriracha and Red Hot
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Traeger Smoker Pellets
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Chicken Stock
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Canned Pinto Beans
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Basmati Rice
  • Red Lentils
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Olive Oil

Supplies:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • 409
  • Windex
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Disposable Wands
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Baby Wipes
  • Dove Shampoo Pump Bottles
  • Dove Conditioner Pump Bottles
  • Dove Soap Bars
  • Coconut Oil for kids Skin
  • Kleenex Boxes
  • Gallon Freezer Ziplocks
  • Quart Freezer Ziplocks
  • Snack Size Ziplocks
  • Dish Scrubbers

Thank you for being a part of this opportunity.  This is an annual event that the boys will remember long after their playing days are over.  We appreciate your involvement and generosity.  

Coach Rakiecki


 

Team News

10 months ago @ 8:46AM

His Little Feet Information

Wizards,

The JV/Varsity teams will be participating in a service project with His Little Feet tomorrow following practice.  His Little Feet Choir is a group of 18 orphans (from Rwanda and India this year) that go around the country to promote Orphan Care through: Giving, sponsorship with Compassion and Adoption Care. Ben and David Hageman were part of this group before being adopted.   All parents are welcome to attend the lunch at 12 pm to watch their boys interact with the HLF kids. Also, the HLF kids typically sing us a few songs.  

Below is a grocery and supplies list.  We ask that each player personally go shopping for at least 1 item, purchase it, and bring it to the event tomorrow.  Practice tomorrow for all levels will be from 9-11, our basketball camp will begin at 11:00.  
Groceries:
  • Cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios, Corn Flakes, and Raisin Bran)
  • Ketchup
  • Hot Sauce - Sriracha and Red Hot
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Traeger Smoker Pellets
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Chicken Stock
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Canned Pinto Beans
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Basmati Rice
  • Red Lentils
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Olive Oil

Supplies:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • 409
  • Windex
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Disposable Wands
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Baby Wipes
  • Dove Shampoo Pump Bottles
  • Dove Conditioner Pump Bottles
  • Dove Soap Bars
  • Coconut Oil for kids Skin
  • Kleenex Boxes
  • Gallon Freezer Ziplocks
  • Quart Freezer Ziplocks
  • Snack Size Ziplocks
  • Dish Scrubbers

Thank you for being a part of this opportunity.  This is an annual event that the boys will remember long after their playing days are over.  We appreciate your involvement and generosity.  

Coach Rakiecki


 

Team News

10 months ago @ 9:13AM

Team Event: January 2rd at 7:00 PM

Wizards,

On Thursday, January 2nd the program will have the opportunity to attend the UNC vs. Montana State Men's basketball game at 7:00 PM.  Dinner and drinks will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to get everybody in the program together to enjoy the comradery that comes with playing basketball.  This is not a mandatory function, but an awesome opportunity to hang out together.  The only thing we need is a head count.  Please complete this survey to let us know who will be attending.  Thank you!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

10 months ago @ 8:49PM

Transportation This Week:

Wizards,

My apologies for the late communication.  This week we will be participating in the Power 2 Play tournament at their event center in Windsor.  We will be providing transportation to the event center, but not home each day. If parents or players can take care of transportation needs each day that is absolutely okay.  If transportation is needed to Power 2 Play we will provide that once each day of the tournament. Below is the schedule for this week and the requested transportation times.  

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

C-Team

4:45 PM

7:45 PM

7:45 PM

D-Team

6:15 PM

6:15 PM

7:45 PM

Requested Transportation times departing WHS at:  :

3:45 PM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

There is a chance my request for tomorrow’s C-Team game departing at 3:45 will be denied and the bus will have to leave earlier.  In that case, the bus will leave earlier. Please send your son to school ready to ride the bus if transportation is needed for their 4:45 game.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!  


 

Team News

10 months ago @ 10:00AM

Schedule for D Team this weekend!

Poudre High School
Boys (C & D) Basketball Invitational
December 13th & 14th
  C   D
 
  MAIN GYM   AUX GYM
  HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
5:00pm Poudre Doherty Poudre Denver East
6:30pm Denver South Windsor Rocky Mountain Severance
8:00pm Legacy Denver East Skyline Denver South
 
9:30am Poudre Windsor   Poudre Severance
11:00am Doherty Denver East Denver East Denver South
12:30pm Denver South Legacy Rocky Mountain Skyline
 
2:00pm Doherty Denver South   Denver East Rocky Mountain
3:30pm Poudre Denver East Poudre Denver South
5:00pm Windsor Ralston Valley Severance Skyline

Team News

10 months ago @ 8:32PM

Parent/Player Meeting: Friday December 6th at 5:00 PM

Wizards,

There will be a mandatory parent/player meeting this Friday from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Windsor High School cafeteria.  A parent or guardian for each player in the program must attend.  This is an informational meeting in which program culture, standards, philosophy, and expectations will be addressed.  

Due to the Windsor High School Wrestling dual this Saturday and the use of all district gyms by the Windsor Recreation Center until early to late afternoon, practice on Saturday will be at Windsor Middle School.  JV/Varsity will practice from 2:00-3:30 and the Sophomore and Freshmen teams will practice from 3:30-5:00.  This is not our typical Saturday practice schedule, but we will make due.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you! 

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

10 months ago @ 7:10PM

P2P: Preseason Scrimmage Schedule

Wizards,

Click here to see an updated schedule for tomorrows scrimmages.  Thank you!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 9:15AM

Practice 11/25 (weather)

Wizards,

We are currently aware of the winter storm warning in Northern Colorado.  We are moving practice for all levels (Varsity-Freshman) to 3:30-5:30 in order to get ahead of the storm.  We appreciate your flexibility.  If at any time you feel unsafe to drive, please stay home.  Thank you!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 6:04PM

Saturday November 23: Holiday Turkey Drive and Practice

Wizards,

This weekend the program will be partnering with the Weld County Food Bank by helping with their annual Holiday Turkey drive. This year we are at the Safeway in Greeley (4548 Centerplace Drive).  Below is our practice schedule and shift times for the event.  Please wear Windsor gear and plan transportation ahead of time.  

Practice JV/Varsity C team  D-team
8:00-10:00 AM 6:00-8:00 AM 10:00-12:00 AM

 

Holiday Turkey Drive: 9-11 AM Holiday Turkey Drive: 11-1 PM Holiday Turkey Drive: 1-3
C Team JV/Varsity D Team

Tomorrow the program will be going to the Windsor Middle School game vs. Severance to support the future Wizards.  The last game starts at 5:30.  The C and D team will not be practicing.  Please meet at Windsor Middle School at 4:30 PM.  

Thank you!  

 

Team News

11 months ago @ 10:09AM

P2P: Preseason Scrimmage Schedule

Wizards,

On Saturday, November 30th the boys basketball program will be participation in preseason scrimmages hosted by Power 2 Play.  Click here to view the schedule for all teams.  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 8:44AM

Holiday Turkey Drive and Middle School Game

Wizards,

This weekend the program will be volunteering with the Weld County Food Bank by helping with their annual Holiday Turkey drive at Safeway (4548 Centerplace Dr, Greeley, CO).  We will also practice on Saturday.  We will provide more information on practice times and shift assignments once cuts have been make and teams formed.  

This Thursday, Windsor Middle School basketball team plays Severance Middle School.  The coaching staff is trying to rearrange practice times on Thursday to allow some of us or all of us to attend.   Again we will let you know more information once cuts have been make and teams formed.  

Let me know if you have any questions!  

Team News

11 months ago @ 11:02AM

Team Store: 2019-2020

Wizards,

If you would like to purchase some gear for the upcoming basketball season, click here.  Thank you!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 12:04PM

Open Gym Tonight 6:00-7:30

Wizards,

Wednesday's open gym was canceled due to a volleyball scrimmage.  It has been reschedule for tonight from 6:00-7:30 at Windsor High School.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 8:38AM

2019-2020: Mini Camp and Tryout

Team News

11 months ago @ 3:26PM

Update to basketball schedule for the next 3 weeks!

Wizards,

I was not aware that CHSAA moved back the official start date of the basketball season to November 18 and scheduled our mini camp and tryouts according to the normal start date which was November 12th.  Anyways, that means our schedule has changed for the next 3 weeks.  Please click here to see an updated schedule for next week, mini camp, and tryouts.  Thanks, let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

11 months ago @ 11:42AM

Winter Registration: Nov 1st-14th

Winter Sports Registration!

Friday, November 1 - Thursday, November 14
WHS Athletics Office - Room B114
 
ALL winter sports athletes MUST register and obtain a Winter Sports Permit to be eligible to participate on the first official day of practice/tryouts.  Registration for winter sports is Friday, November 1 - Thursday, November 14, in the WHS Athletics Office (Room B114).  The deadline to register is November 14.  The first day of official practice/tryouts is Monday, November 18.  The last date athletes can choose to no longer participate in a sport they signed up for and receive a refund is Friday, November 22. 
For information and instructions on how to register, please go to the WHS athletic website at windsorwizards.org and click on the Winter Sports Registration tab.   IMPORTANT:  Please be sure to read and follow all of the instructions very carefully, so you can make sure you complete all of the required steps and submit the required items.  Once athletes have completed the online registration form, and have completed and submitted all items to Mrs. Legino in the Athletics Office (Room B114), a Winter Sports Permit will be issued to them.   Please note that a sports permit cannot be issued unless all registration items are completed and submitted.
If athletes played a fall sport they only need to see Mrs. Legino to verify their physical is current and pay their $75 sports fee.  Also, remember that if you have played a sport at WHS since Fall of 2018, DO NOT create another Planet High School athlete account - - you already have an account and it is good throughout your Windsor High School career.
For information about WHS winter athletics preseason camps and optional workouts, please refer to the athletic website and click on the specific sport's news tab.

Team News

1 year ago @ 12:09PM

News

Wizards,

Basketball season is right around the corner!  The first day of tryouts is November 12th. Make sure all required paperwork is completed prior to that date.   We will be having our annual mini camp the week of November 4th, specific times are yet to be finalized as the success of the volleyball team impacts gym availability.  Mini camp is a voluntary way to prepare for tryouts and will be run as a practice.

For the next four months there is little to no time off to rest our bodies and minds.  Traditionally, the program has given players the week off leading up to mini camp. This will be the case again this year.  Enjoy next week off!  

If you are in the market for basketball shoes, Garretson’s is giving us a good deal, click here for more info.  We will have the same shoe expectations as last year.  Shoes need to white, black, maroon, or gold or a combination of those colors. Players will not be allowed to wear shoes during games that are other colors than those listed above.  Which brand of shoes is not important. We want our teams playing like a team and looking like a team.  

Click here to view our calendar.  Let me know if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a great season!  

-Coach Rakiecki


 

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:12AM

Change to today's schedule

Open gym today has been reschedule for Saturday morning, 8:00 AM!

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 7:54AM

Volunteer Needed

Wizards,

The boys basketball program is in need of a parent to represent the program in the work that the Windsor High School booster club is doing.  If you have any questions or are interested in filling this need, please let me know.  Thank you

-Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:40PM

Sunday Pick Up at P2P

Team News

1 year ago @ 7:49AM

Changes this week!

Wizards,

This week is homecoming week, which means there is a lot going on at WHS.  I am canceling our workouts for today and Wednesday to allow our players to participate in peach fuzz and powder puff.  We will keep our Saturday morning pick up games on the schedule.  Thank you.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 7:55AM

Fall Schedule

Wizards,

Click here to view our fall off season schedule.  As a reminder, if you are playing a fall sport we respectfully ask you to honor your commitment to the season that you are in by not attending any of our workouts.  We will be playing in the Power 2 Play fall league, which will still be on Wednesday nights. Thank you, let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:15AM

10th Annual Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic

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Wizards,

What a great day for a golf outing!  A friendly reminder that registration for our 10th Annual Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic will begin at 11:00 AM and the tournament will begin at 1:00 PM.  For those of you not playing in the tournament, please come down and check out our silent auction and to get to know some of our players, coaches, parents, and supporters!  Hope to see all of you there!  Go Wizards!  

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:33AM

10th Annual Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic and Silent Auction

Thank you for participating in the 10th Annual Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic!  The Windsor High School Boys Basketball program is excited to continue this fundraising tradition and we are grateful for your involvement and participation in this years event and your continued support of our program. 

Some important reminders:  Registration begins at 11:00 am at Pelican Lakes Golf Course.  The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. Please bring your payment for the event if you have not done so yet.  There will only be one credit card reader at the event so please plan ahead by bringing cash or your checkbook.  

This year will be one of our largest yet as we will have 120 golfers participating, a large silent auction, and many opportunities to win prizes throughout the day.  Please reach out to me if you are still interested in getting a team to play, sponsor a hole, or donate a silent auction item. Below is a list of items that you can bid on during the silent auction or enter a raffle to win. 

  

Grand Prize Raffle

Estes Park Vacation Home

 

Silent Auction Items

Premier South Dakota Pheasant Hunt for 2019

Signed John Elway Jersey

Signed Muhammah Ali Picture (framed)

Signed NBA Legends framed picture (Bird, Dr. J, and Magic)

John Wooden and Bill Walton framed picture and cards

2 3-day Seven Peaks Festival Tickets

Windsor Wizards Swag Basket

Starbucks Gift Basket

Milwaukee Drill Kit

Sleep Gift Basket

Health & Fitness Basket

Rockies Box Seats and Sign Baseballs  (Trevor Story and Kyle Freeland)

Gift Basket from Boot Grill

Scheels Donation Basket

Taylor Made Golf Putter (Spider Tour)

Mother's Day Gift Basket

Fathers Day Gift Basket

Coffee Themed Gift Basket

Date Night

4 Private Basketball Lessons/Training by WHS basketball Staff

Music Lessons (2 private piano lessons)

Night Out in Fort Collins Basket

Water Bottle/Picture Frame/Candle/Etc Basket

Thirty One Bags

Wine Basket donated by GSI

Gift Basket with gift certificate donated by Rumors on Main

Spa Basket w/ Stone Massage Gift Card

$25 Gift Card to Papa Murphy's and KanJam Game, $50 Gift Card to Jim’s Wings

Thanks again for supporting our boys and the program.  Let us know if you have any questions.  See you Saturday!
 

 

 

 

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 3:45PM

10th Annual Golf Classic: Windsor High School Silent Auction

Wizards,

This year we will be hosting our 10th annual golf fundraiser at Pelican Lakes Golf Course on August 24th at 1:00 PM.  We are excited about the opportunity to make this year's event the best one yet. As of tonight, we have 19 foursomes committed to play in our event and we are hoping for more.  Please help market the event to friends and family as the event is open to anyone and everyone.  See the attached flyer for information.  The fundraiser will include an auction.  Please review and edit the google sheet here including what your family is willing to donate for auction at the event and the approximate value.  We have a great start to the auction item list including an amazing vacation vrbo in Estes park, rockies tickets, Windsor swag basket, 4 rounds of golf at Pelican Lakes, a Milwaukee Drill set, signed and framed sports memorabilia (Jordan, Magic, and Bird), a gift basket from the "Boot Grill," a donation from Scheels, a $350 putter, and a gift certificate to Jim's Wings.  Windsor is an amazing place with so many supportive and generous community members, we thank you for your efforts to support the program in any way your family can.  Let myself or Cami Greene know if you have any questions.  Go Wizards!  

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:46AM

July: Strength Training Workout

Wizards,

We hope you have enjoyed some time off and had a wonderful 4th of July!  This month our focus will turn towards improving as an athlete as we focus on strength and agility training.  Please review our schedule here or under the calendar tab. We hope to see a strong commitment by our team.  Our "rent paid" shirts can be earned this month for the players who attend 80% of our July weight training sessions.  Let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:23PM

P2P: Independent Explosion

Wizards,

Click here to access the schedule for this weekend's tournament.  Keep in mind the schedule is subject to change.  This will be the last team camp of the summer, so we are hoping for the Wizards to finish strong!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:23PM

P2P: Independent Explosion

Wizards,

Click here to access the schedule for this weekend's tournament.  Keep in mind the schedule is subject to change.  This will be the last team camp of the summer, so we are hoping for the Wizards to finish strong!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 4:18PM

Gold Crown Team Camp

Wizards,

We will be sending 3 teams to the Gold Crown Team Camp this week (Thursday-Saturday).  Below is the schedule for each team.  Please review your teams schedule, but they are subject to change.  There will practice tomorrow at WHS.  The JV/Varsity team will practice from 3:30-5:30 and the Freshman/Sophomore team will practice from 5:30-7:30.  

Varsity Team

JV Team

Sophomore Team 

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:34PM

CSU Team Camp: Final Schedule and Player Waiver

Wizards,

Please review our team camp schedule here.  Please arrive to games 30 minutes early to ensure proper warm-up and mental focus.  All players are required to have a completed player waiver in order to play, access here.  We are still waiting on a number of players who have yet to hand the player waiver in to their respected coach.  We are looking forward to improving this weekend are how we stack up against some very quality programs.  Please email me if you have any questions.  

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:04PM

Change to tomorrows schedule!

Wizards,

Tomorrow's practice times have changed.  JV and Varsity will have a short practice from 2:30-3:30 at Grandview Elementary.  The Freshman and Sophomores will have practice from 3:30-5:30 at Grandview.  Please spread the word!  The CSU schedule for this weekend will be finalized tomorrow and posted on this website.   Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:20AM

June 10-16: Practice and CSU Team Camp

Wizards, 

Next week is a very busy week for the boys basketball program.  See the below schedule and read the entire post.

June 10, 2019 Monday All Levels Mini Camp #4 Grandview Elementary School JV/Varsity: 3:30-5:30, C/D: 5:30-7:30
June 11, 2019 Tuesday All Levels Mini Camp #5 Grandview Elementary School JV/Varsity: 3:30-5:30
June 12, 2019 Wednesday All Levels Mini Camp #6 Grandview Elementary School JV/Varsity: 3:30-5:30, C/D: 5:30-7:30
June 13, 2019 Thursday Junior  Blitz Pelican Lakes Golf Course 4:00-5:00
June 14, 2019 Friday All Levels CSU Team Camp Fort Collins, CO All Day
June 15, 2019 Saturday All Levels CSU Team Camp Fort Collins, CO All Day
June 16, 2019 Sunday All Levels CSU Team Camp Fort Collins, CO All Day

Monday and Wednesday all 4 teams will be practicing at Grandview Elementary School.  On Tuesday, the JV/Varsity teams will be practicing at Grandview and the freshman and sophomores will not have practice.  It is strongly encouraged for players to attend these practices as they are designed to prepare our teams for the CSU Team Camp that weekend.  This is also when players will have uniforms checked out to them by our coaches.  For a player to play in the CSU team camp they must:

1.  Have paid for the camp. (there are still players who have registered but have not paid)

2.  Complete the CSU player waiver form and give to their coach at practice next week.  

Click here to access some general information about the CSU Team Camp.  Please review the schedules below.  If you will not be able to attend a game due to another commitment please communicate with the coach of your team.  

Varsity 

JV

Sophomores

Freshman

Our Junior Blitz to promote our golf fundraiser in August will be on Thursday from 4-5 at Pelican Lakes Golf Course.  Please talk to Coach Rakiecki if you will not be attending.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki

 

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 3:10PM

Summer Registration From

Wizards,

Click here to register for summer basketball opportunities.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 year ago @ 12:42PM

10th Annual: Windsor 6th Man Golf Classic

Wizards,

Overview:  This year the program will be celebrating our 10th year of our annual golf fundraiser.  Last year was one of our most successful years as we raised over $10,000 for the program.  Last year was successful, but it does not mean this year is guaranteed to be the same. Therefore, we must all plan and prepare for the event.  

The Golf Fundraising Committee has met twice over the last month to discussed how we want to organize and facilitate this years golf fundraiser.  Already we have many new ideas to make for a successful fundraiser as well as an event that is enjoyable for all who participate.

Registration flyer:  The event is scheduled for August 24th at 1:00 PM at Pelican Lakes Golf Course in Windsor.  

Funds in the past have been used to purchase a Gun by shoot a way, team uniforms for all levels, team practice gear for all levels, team warm ups for all levels, travel gear for all levels, a white board for road trips, a stats program, hudl to upload film and scout, ipads to film games and record stats, books for our book studies, training equipment like new basketballs, heavy balls, dribbling goggles, lateral resistance bands, reaction balls, cones, a vertical jump machine, team meals, snacks, and gatorade.   

How each family can contribute:  All families in the Windsor High School boys basketball program are encouraged to activity engage and participate in a fundraiser that benefits all it’s members.  We would like each returning player who played basketball last year as well as all incoming freshman to help make the event successful by:

  1. Getting a foursome to sign up for the event.

  2. Getting a business to sponsor a hole.

  3. Donating a item(s) for the auction.

  4. Participating in a blitz day in June.

Parents, do not do the work for your son.  Encourage them to seek out friends, family members, and neighbors on their own.  This event is not solely for friends and families of the program and can be for anybody who plays golf or wants to participate in a community event.  

On the day of the event, players are expected to help assist in the event by selling 50/50 raffle tickets, helping facilitate games,  handing out water to golfers, and assist in any way they can.

Communication:  Please communicate with me regarding what your family will be contributing to the fundraiser as you begin to get commitments from community members and send the registration form to me at the high school.  

Players as auction item:  This year we will  auctioning off 10 players to the highest bidder to work for them for a set period of time.  Maybe you will be out of town for a week and will need your lawn mowed. Maybe you own your own business and need your  company car detailed. Please let me know if you would like your son to participate. All we would need is a picture of your son and a profile of their qualities and skills.  This is not replacing traditional donating items, but we are hoping this will increase participation. This is a great opportunity to help with the event if you are not able to help in other ways.  

Blitz:  To better market our event to our community, we will be asking players to participate in a blitz on specific days throughout the month of June.  We will be asking players to go to Pelican Lakes Golf Course on the evenings of both the men’s and women’s league to assist the golfers in carrying their clubs to their golf carts and asking them to consider participating in our event.  Flyers will be distributed. Players should wear Windsor gear and be helpful and respectful to all golfers as they are representing our program, school, and community. See the date, location, time, and grade that will be participating in the blitz below:

Date

Location/Time

Grade

Thursday:  June 6th

Pelican Lakes Golf Course:  4:00-5:00 PM

Seniors

Thursday:  June 13th

Pelican Lakes Golf Course:  4:00-5:00 PM

Juniors

Tuesday:  June 25th

Pelican Lakes Golf Course:  4:00-5:00 PM

Freshman

Thursday:  June 27th

Pelican Lakes Golf Course:  4:00-5:00 PM

Sophomores


Thank you for supporting the program!

 

Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:18AM

Metro State Team Camp Information

Wizards,

Mini Camp starts this week, for this week's practice schedule click here.  The Metro State Team Camp is this weekend.  Click here for the tentative pool play schedule.  Click here for the player waiver that is required.  As of today we play at 8 PM and 9 PM on Friday night.  Players are expected to arrive 30 minutes early.  Also, the player waiver needs to be completed prior to camp, please have you son bring them to me at school.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for all the support.  

Coach Rakiecki


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