News and Announcements
The 6th grade girls basketball team is excited to begin their season! The girls have worked hard over the past few weeks on their fundamentals, including dribbling, passing, and shooting, as well as the basic rules of the game. Coach DeBakey is impressed with the team’s positive attitude and willingness to work hard at practices. The team opens their season against First Baptist Academy on November 16th and will play Kinkaid and Presbyterian before the winter break. Come out and support these girls as look to begin their season on a positive note! Go Vikings!
The Village Lady Vikings are coming off of the best season in school history, with a 24-7 record, and a trip to the TAPPS 4A Quarterfinal. This success was sparked by a group of juniors, who return for their senior year, with extremely high expectations. To make the task even tougher, the Lady Vikings will compete in TAPPS 6A. They are also playing an extremely challenging non-District schedule.
“Last year was a tremendous year. Our success occurred because of our ability to attack the daily process of getting better. This year, we are a new team, which will face new challenges. Our biggest challenge is our lack of depth, as half of our roster has very limited experience. We have also put together one of the toughest schedules in school history. Throughout this season, we will play multiple 6A public schools, SPC teams, and could see over ten state-ranked opponents. We are even scheduled to compete against a potential McDonald’s All-American (Alexis Morris, #18 ranked player in the country). This schedule will prepare us for our District schedule, in January, as we aim to make another run at the State Tournament,” Coach Brotherton said.
The team will be led by four seniors; Starlyn F, Amber P, Elisa F, and Caren E. Junior Liz M and Sophomore Kennedy D will also play very critical roles in the success of the team.
“There is no doubt that our program has elevated to its current level, because of the work put in by our seniors. Starlyn and Amber came to the Village School three years ago, and helped change the culture of our program. Elisa joined us last year, and has been a huge part of our success. Caren is a ‘program kid,’ as she has worked her tail off to develop over her four years. This group has put our program on the map. I am forever grateful to these seniors, their families, and it is our mission to honor them with a wonderful season,” said Coach Brotherton.
Houston Methodist West Hospital will be holding physicals at The Village School Moore Gym on May 18 from 3:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.. Cost of the physical will be $25; we ask checks be payable to
Students must bring the following forms correctly completed by both student and parent: Physical Evaluation and Medical History Form, Physical Assessment Form, Houston Methodist Physical Consent Form, and the Impact Testing Form. All forms can be found on The Village Athletics website under the tab Student Resources, or click the link below.
As a reminder, students do not need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian but must have all forms correctly completed and signed by parent/guardian in order to be able to have a physical completed.
6TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON ROUNDUP
Wow, what an amazing season! This team was truly a treat to coach. They were always eager to learn, positive energy, and knew when to be serious and have fun. Kudos to the parents in their support and encouragement the entire season. The first three games were challenging not scoring many points but we kept working on individual skills and putting it into the team concept on the offensive and defensive end of the court. They put it together in the last three games of the season getting victories against Duchesne Academy (10-4), AOS (7th grade B team 20-8) and Kinkaid (7th grade B team 26-10). On Saturday, we participated in the St. Francis Tournament and we played our best game of the season against St. Mark’s in the first match up, winning 30-19. The Lady Vikings were on fire on both ends of the court, with the full court defense setting the tone and eight girls scoring. The second match up for the day was against First Baptist who we had lost to early in the season, we gave them a better match but they were just too physical. Playing for 3rd place in the tournament against St. Francis, we just ran out of gas and could not get things going on the defensive end and that in turn hurt the offensive side. The girls should be very proud of themselves as the season was a huge success in so many ways, I am very pleased with the improvement this team made and with some healthy, positive, off-season hard work, expect to see a few of these girls doing well at the higher levels. Thank You Lady Vikings!
The 6th grade girls basketball team has been working hard in the month of December. They have been working on offensive & defensive fundamentals, improving their all around skills and learning more about the game of basketball. We had a great week with Coach Brotherton learning about the importance of family & culture, & applying it on & off the court. Now it is the holiday season & it will be important for the girls to stay in shape by getting some cardio conditioning each day & working in their basketball skills so when they come back in January they will be ready for competition!
Blessings this holiday season…Coach Tina Garcea