“Competitive Greatness: Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day.”

-John Wooden

Blue Jay Team Philosophy:

Defense: We strive to be the best defense in the district every year. Some of the things we track are: Deflections, Opponents FG %, Turnovers, and Opponents Second Chance Points. We want to hold teams and players under season averages. We strive to contest all shots and to limit our opponents to no more than 1 shot. Our main defense is a Pressure Pack Line Defense. However, we occasionally will mix in match up zone and a combination defense to keep teams off balance.

  • What does it take to play Blue Jay Defense: GRIT & GRIND attitude! Athletes that refuse to give in. We work defense every day in practice and challenge each individual to get better individually as well as in the team defense concepts. We will never be a successful team if we don’t buy into the importance of defense.
  • ALL OUT!..ALL GAME!..ALL SEASON!: We want our opponents to know one thing every time they play us. That Stanley is going to pressure them in some format the entire game. We want our opponents to know it’s going to be a 4 quarter battle no matter the outcome when they face Stanley. This is easier said than done. For that reason we demand a lot out of our athletes on the defensive side of the ball. Athletes that don’t play defense don’t play.
  • Turnovers, Defend, and Rebound: These are our main focuses. We want to win the turnover battle every game. We will value the basketball and stress to the players the importance of not turning the ball over. Defend; enough said. Rebounding is vital to our success. We must work rebounding every day and limit opponents to 1 or less shots each trip down the court. . NO EXCEPTIONS.