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Boys Varsity Basketball Winter 2018-2019 Try-out Info.


Try-outs will begin on Monday, October 15th.  The try-out schedule will be:

  • Monday, October 15th – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Grades 9-12 at WJHS)
  • Tuesday, October 16th – 6:30-8:45 p.m. (Grades 9-12 at WJHS)
  • Wednesday, October 17th – 4:00-6:15 p.m. (Grades 10-12 at WJHS) & 6:15-8:00 p.m. (Grade 9 at WJHS)
  • Thursday, October 18th – 5:30-7:45 p.m. (Grade 9 at NES) & 6:30-8:45 p.m. (Grades 10-12 at WJHS)
  • Friday, October 19th – 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Grades 10-12 at WJHS)
  • Saturday, October 20th – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Grades 10-12 at WJHS) & 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Grade 9 at WJHS)

Please note that anyone playing a fall sport (football, soccer, etc.) will not try-out until their season has finished.  NO ONE WILL BE PENALIZED (OR CUT) FOR PLAYING A FALL SPORT.  Any fall sport athletes who want to try-out need to come see me at the conclusion of their fall season.

No cuts will be made on Monday, October 15th, but will begin at the conclusion of the Tuesday, October 16th session.  Additional cuts may be made each day with final cuts no later than Saturday, October 20th.  The selection of team members will be based on each individual’s ability to contribute to one of our teams (Varsity, JV, or Freshmen) this year and/or his ability to contribute in future years.  Our program has a history of success and the selection of the roster is a highly competitive process.  If you wish to meet with me in advance of try-outs to discuss your chances of making the team, and/or what you need to demonstrate to our coaching staff in try-outs, please let me know and I will be happy to share my opinion.

In order to try-out a student must be on grade level (according to KHSAA bylaws).  This means a 12th grader must have earned 18.5 credits on the 1st day of school, an 11th grader must have earned 12.0 credits, and a 10th grader must have earned 5.5 credits.  There are a few exceptions to this requirement so please see me if you do not meet it and I will investigate to see if you meet any exception.

Also in order to try-out a student must have a completed KHSAA Physical Exam Form on file with me.  Physicals are good for one year (plus 30 days) from the date of the exam.  Please see me if you need a blank copy of the form.

Finally, if you previously attended any high school prior to enrolling at West Jessamine then a KHSAA Transfer Form must be completed, processed, and you must be ruled eligible before being allowed to participate in a VARSITY contest.  This applies regardless of whether or not you played basketball at the previous school.  If you have not gone through the transfer process please see me so that we can get it done ASAP.

If you have any questions regarding try-outs or our boys basketball program please feel free to contact me at damon.kelley@jessamine.kyschools.us or (859) 489-0521.

Damon Kelley

Boys Basketball Coach



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