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Windsor High School

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Yesterday @ 7:15AM

Baseball Meeting Wednesday, January 19 @ 3:45 pm

Attention All Athletes Planning to Play Baseball this Spring!

There will be a brief informational meeting this Wednesday, December 19 from 3:45 pm to 4:00 pm in the outside locker room next to the football field.  All players planning on playing baseball this spring need to attend!

Team News

6 days ago @ 11:57AM

Freshman team has 2 games today!

Wizards,

Due to a team being unable to play today, the Freshman team will be playing at 4:15 in the C-Team bracket and then again at 7:15.  Players are being released today at 2:50.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

6 days ago @ 11:52AM

D Team has 2 games today

Team News

1 week ago @ 1:38PM

Transportation: Monday, December 10th

Wizards,

It is going to be a busy week of basketball for all four levels.  The school will be providing transportation for our Freshman/Sophomore teams both to and from the P2P event center on Monday, December 10th.  The Freshman team will depart WHS at 3:00 PM, arrive at P2P at 3:15, for their scheduled tip off at 4:15.  The Sophomore team will depart WHS at 4:30 PM, arrive at P2P at 4:45, for their scheduled tip off at 5:45.  

Thank you!  

 

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 8:00AM

2018-2019: Parent/Player Meeting

Wizards,

Here is the information we covered this weekend in case you were not able to attend or if you wanted to review some items discussed.  3 things that need to be taken care of this week:

1.  Parents and players need to sign and date the last page of the player handbook and return form to their respected coach in order to be eligible for the next game.  Here is the handbook.

2.  Parents/Players need to give the coaching staff updated contact information.  Here is the form.  

3.  Parents need to review the away game meal player, located in the PowerPoint, decide what plan they want, and give the check to me.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki 

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 8:00AM

2018-2019: Parent/Player Meeting

Wizards,

Here is the information we covered this weekend in case you were not able to attend or if you wanted to review some items discussed.  3 things that need to be taken care of this week:

1.  Parents and players need to sign and date the last page of the player handbook and return form to their respected coach in order to be eligible for the next game.  Here is the handbook.

2.  Parents/Players need to give the coaching staff updated contact information.  Here is the form.  

3.  Parents need to review the away game meal player, located in the PowerPoint, decide what plan they want, and give the check to me.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki 

Team News

3 weeks ago @ 12:51PM

D-Team Game vs. Monarch High School is canceled

Wizards,

We were just notified by Monarch that they are unable to bring their D team to Windsor tomorrow for the 5:00 game, as they are undergoing some coaching changes, therefore the game has been cancelled.  The varsity game is still scheduled as originally planned at 6:30 pm.  We will reschedule the D level game as soon as Monarch gets us some dates.

Thanks,

Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

3 weeks ago @ 7:57AM

Annual Program Meeting: December 1, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Wizards,

This Saturday, December 1, at 9:40 am the program will be holding our annual parent/player meeting.  The meeting will start promptly at 9:40 AM in the WHS cafeteria and will take about an hour.  This is a informational meeting that will cover topics such as cultural expectations, communication, our move to 5A, parent/player conduct, our schedule, team meals, community service activities, and our away meals program.  We would like to at least have one guardian for each player in the program in attendance.  Please bring your check book!  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

4 weeks ago @ 8:42PM

November 19-25: Thanksgiving Schedule

Wizards,

Thanksgiving week is upon us.  As a reminder, practice is mandatory this week with the exception of November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day), when there will not be practice.  Monday and Tuesday practice will be at normal times for all levels.  Wednesday, we have teamed up to scrimmage against Vista Peak, Fossil Ridge, and Legend.  The JV and Varsity teams will be playing at Fossil Ridge High School, while the Freshman and Sophomore teams will be playing at Windsor High School.  Click here for out scrimmage schedule.  

Friday and Saturday, practices for all levels will be from 10-12 AM.  For our calendar click here.  

As of 8:00 PM tonight, 36 of the 41 players in the program have purchased their travel gear.  Thank you all for taking care of business and we hope that the number is 41 out of 41 by tomorrow morning.  As always, let me know if you have any questions.  

Coach Rakiecki

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:38PM

Travel Gear: Purchase Deadline

Wizards,

Click here to purchase this years mandatory travel gear.  The sales code is:  TRAVELGEAR

The store will close tonight and we are hoping to get the travel gear by Wednesday's scrimmage.  The scrimmage schedule will be posted as soon as I receive it.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:07PM

Weld County Food Bank's Turkey Drive

Wizards,

This Saturday’s schedule (11/17/18) is unique due to the fact that our program is participating in the Weld County Food Bank’s annual Holiday Turkey Drive.  Players will be assigned a shift in which they will be asking customers entering King Soopers in Windsor if they would be willing to donate food or money to the food bank.  Other players will be collecting and weighing the food donated. This is a great opportunity to support those in need over the holidays. This is also a great experience for our players to initiate conversations with strangers and to learn that to lead is to serve.  

 

Team

Turkey Drive

Practice

Varsity/JV #1

9:00-10:00 AM

7:00-8:45 AM (Aux)

Varsity/JV #2

10:00-11:00 AM

7:00-8:45 AM (Aux)

Sophomores #1

11:00-12:00 AM

6:00-8:00 AM (Main)

Sophomores #2

12:00-1:00 PM

 6:00-8:00 AM (Main)                       

Freshman #1                                

1:00-2:00 PM

6:00-8:00 AM (Main)

Freshman #2

2:00-3:00 PM                               

6:00-8:00 AM (Main)

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:01AM

Travel Gear Information

Wizards,

Now that our teams have been made, players need to finalize their travel gear order.  You will have until Sunday night to make the purchase.  Click here to order, the code is: TRAVELGEAR

Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 month ago @ 8:54PM

Mini Camp #5: Update!

Wizards,

After 4 great practices this week we would like to give our players an extended 3 day weekend prior to tryouts next week.  Enjoy the weekend off and get some time away before the season begins!  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 month ago @ 7:33PM

Update to mini camp schedule

Wizards,

Due to the volleyball team hosting a scrimmage tomorrow and Cheerleading being gone for a competition, we have had to make a small adjustment to our mini camp schedule.  Click here for the details.  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

1 month ago @ 7:48AM

Tryout/Mini Camp Information

Wizards,

This years boys basketball tryouts will be held November 12th-14th.  JV/Varsity tryouts will be held after school from 3:30-5:30 and our freshman and sophomore tryouts will be from 5:30-7:30.  Winter sports registration must be complete through our athletic department in order to tryout. Coaches will not allow a player to participate in tryouts unless a yellow registration card has been handed to their coach.  

Prior to our our official tryout dates we will be holding a mini camp the week of November 5th-9th.  JV/Varsity mini camps will be from 3:30-5:30 in the Aux gym and our Freshman and Sophomores will practice from 7:30-9:00 in the Aux gym.  Mini camp is a great opportunity for players to show the coaches what a player might bring to the team, learn about our offensive/defensive philosophies, and improve conditioning prior to our 3 day tryout.  Mini Camp is not mandatory but as a staff we strongly suggested players interested in playing basketball at WHS attend. You never want to miss an opportunity to impress the coaching staff.

The Windsor High Schools boys basketball program traditionally has a high volume of players tryout each year.  We had 55 player participate in our summer program and as a staff we are expecting to see 60+ players tryout.  Our JV and Varsity teams combined will keep 16-18 players and our Freshman/Sophomore teams will keep 20-22 players combined.  That means the program will keep 36-40 players each season.  Unfortunately, this means if you are a Junior and Senior and are not in the top 16-18, you would not be offered a position in the program due to not being eligible to play on the sophomore and freshman teams.  Similarly, if you are Sophomore or Freshmen and are not in the top 20-22 you would also not be offered the opportunity to play due to not being eligible to play on the Freshman team and there is not a 5th basketball team at WHS.  Unlike other sports programs at the high school, this means there will be cuts and a lot of them. This is the worst part about coaching but is a necessary evil.  The harsh truth about having four team is that we can only house so many student athletes at each level while still providing meaningful instruction and competition.  Keeping too many participants on the roster spreads practice reps and game minutes too thinly among the athletes, hindering their growth and the programs competitiveness.  Competition for making the team will be extremely high and even more so for playing time.  

The coaching staff at WHS looks at a variety of attributes in making decisions about who does and who does not make the team.  We first look at their character, do they fit the culture of the program? Do they work harder for longer than other players. Have they improved this offseason?  How do they handled adversity? Are they are great teammate? We also look at conditioning, strength, athletic ability. Did they show up to tryouts in shape? Are they strong enough and quick enough to defensively guard other players at their position?  Obviously, we also take into consideration their basketball skill set, knowledge of our system, and willingness to fill a specific role the team needs.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to the upcoming basketball season!  

Coach Rakiecki


 

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:08AM

Updated Fall Schedule

Wizards,

Please see our updated workout schedule for this week here.  Tryouts and our mini camp are just around the corner.  Please read information regarding winter sports registration below.  

Winter Sports Registration
Monday, October 22 thru Thursday, November 8
Deadline is Thursday, November 8
 
For all instructions, forms, etc. go to the athletic website at windsorwizards.org and click on the Winter Sports Registration tab.  Athletes must complete the online registration form.  They must also create their CHSAA athlete account on arbiterathlete.com.  Then they must submit their signed authorization form, updated physical and $75 sports fee to me.  At this time they will receive their Winter Sports Permit.
 
Athletes MUST submit their sports permit to you to be eligible to participate.  This is their ticket to practice/tryout.  If they don't have one - - they have not registered.  I will also send a list to you of your registered athletes throughout the next few weeks.  This list should MATCH the permits turned into you.
 
Please let me know if there is anything you need from me!
 
Thanks!
 
Sandee Legino

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:23AM

Travel Gear and Team Shoes

Wizards,

The online store where you can order shoes and reserved travel gear sizes for the upcoming season has been reopened.  Click here  for access to the store and the new code is "WIZARDS."  We are asking players to wear shoes that are black, white, gold, or maroon or a combination of those colors this upcoming basketball season.  We are also requiring players to purchase travel gear once they make the team.  All you are doing now is telling us what size you want us to reserve for you.  Thanks

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

2 months ago @ 1:50PM

Update to Fall Schedule: October 15-21st

Wizards,

Please see our updated schedule here.  It is homecoming week at WHS!  There is a lot of opportunities for our student athletes to get involved with their school and it also means that our facilities are being heavily used.  The only basketball activity this week will be our fall league games on Tuesday night.  All other activities have been canceled.  Thank you!  

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

2 months ago @ 10:57AM

Shoe/Travel Gear online store

Wizards,

To access the online store click here.  The code is WHSBBB.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

2 months ago @ 10:49AM

Travel Gear/Shoes

Wizards,

Brandon Valdez from Garretson's will be at practice tomorrow to show players the travel gear and shoe options for this upcoming basketball season.  This season players will be buying their own travel gear to keep and we will be requiring players to wear shoes that have our school colors, brand does not matter.  Please view the order list here.  The travel gear normally sells for $190 and our players will be buying them for $95 and the shoes are also discounted.  Also, you can order online here, using the promo code:  WHSBBB.  

-Coach Rakiecki

Team News

2 months ago @ 12:37PM

Homecoming Parade Float?

Wizards,

The basketball program is considering having a float in the Homecoming parade.  I have asked a few players if they wanted to participate and they did.  I will ask more players in the days to come, gaging their interest.  If you would be willing to help in this endeavor please let me know.  This would be a great opportunity for our kids!  Please email me at jonathan.rakiecki@weldre4.org is you would be willing to help!  No decision has been made yet, I'm first trying to see if players and parents would be interested.  Thanks

Coach Rakiecki 

Team News

2 months ago @ 2:57PM

Fall Schedule update/rescheduled

Wizards,

We have made a few adjustments to our fall schedule.  Tonights workout has been rescheduled for tomorrow after school from 3:30-5:30.  You will see similar changes in the first 2 weeks of October.

To view our calendar, click here.    

Thank you!  

Team News

2 months ago @ 8:18AM

Fall League Schedule/Practice Uniforms

Wizards,

Click here for our fall league schedule.  As discussed in our lunch meeting earlier this school year our fall league is a varsity only league we will play in throughout the month of October.  We will ask 10 players to play with us based on participation in our fall workouts and ability to play at that level.    We will be letting players know at the end of next week.  

Also, we are missing many uniforms from this summer.  Please bring your washed uniform to me (Room B 216) next week.  

Thanks,

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:53AM

Fall Schedule, Info

Wizards,

Please read the entire document as important information relevant to the program and our fall workout schedule is included.  Click here for the newsletter.  

Coach Rakiecki

Team News

3 months ago @ 11:18AM

Weight Training Update

Wizards,

Weight training has been canceled the rest of this week.  See the updated schedule here.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Coach Rakiecki


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