Speed Clinic Fundraiser for Girls Basketball

Lee Taft has offered to run one of his Jump Start Speed Clinics and donate all participant fees to the Greenwood Girls Basketball Program. Cost is only $20 per person.

Click below for waiver to sign and mail in to girls basketball Coach Bill Torgerson:

 

Greenwood Jump Start Flyer- Corrected

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Taft speed clinic

 

IGHL Kickoff Meeting + 8th Grade at Open Gym

Three announcements:

  • IGHL Kickoff Meeting: We will have an Indy Girls Hoops League kickoff meeting for parents and coaches on August 2nd in the activities center (field house) at 6:30. Expect the meeting to last less than an hour. Grade level teams are invited to meet in individual groups as needed following the larger meeting. More info below.
  • High School Open Gyms will begin Monday, August 7th after school. The gym is reserved Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Because the 8th grade does not have an IGHL team, they are invited to HS open gyms.
  • HS Girls Team Power Hour Meeting: The high school is utilizing what is called Power Hour, which allows students to meet with teachers of their choice for 30 minutes of their lunch. Girls basketball will have a power hour meeting on Monday, August 7th during the second half of lunch. Power Hour will also be utilized once a week to shoot free throws. I’ll look for a day that doesn’t conflict with other girls sports or the boys basketball team.

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A version of the letter below was emailed to some and also posted to the Greenwood Lady Woodmen Facebook Page to announce the upcoming Indy Girls Hoops League (IGHL) kickoff meeting:

To the Parents and Coaches of IGHL Players:
 
First off, I want to say that I think we all should expect some bumps in the road as we learn to work together. For example, I’ve realized that some of you already had plans made or in the works to get your season started with meetings. Please understand that if I’m stepping on any toes by choosing this specific day or time, I’ve done that by accident. 
 
I’m working with the high school basketball staff to plan an IGHL Kickoff Meeting FOR COACHES AND PARENTS on Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30 in the field house.
 
The main purpose of this meeting is to thank you for all of the positive momentum you have created when it comes to girls playing basketball in our community. I also want to introduce you to any of our basketball staff who are able to make it. This includes Terry Boesch, who was recently hired as a teacher at the high school and who I’ve asked to focus his coaching time on working with youth girls basketball programs. I also want to share what I see as the Greenwood ADMIN’s perspective when it comes to my role working with youth programs and use of the facilities. Admin will hold me accountable for some aspects of the youth program, and I need to share that information with you.
 
We hope this meeting will last less than an hour. Terry and I are happy to hang around after the meeting to answer questions. Of course it might make sense that you will want to get together after the meeting to take care of business for the upcoming season.
We have some gym times available in the activities center (field house) most Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30. The more we can all practice at common times, the more we can work and learn together.
Parents and coaches at each grade level should expect to do things much like they always have, which I see as working together to make decisions that are best for the team. What will be different is that you have a new high school staff that wants to cheer you on and support you however we can. If any coaches would like to talk about practice plans, player development, drills, press breakers, basic offensive principles, or anything else that we try and implement at the high school, we’d enjoy getting together for conversation.
 
I look forward to seeing you in the gym soon!
Best,
Bill Torgerson
English Teacher and Girls Basketball Coach
Greenwood High School
Coach Bill Torgerson Greenwood Girls Basketball Indiana

Podcast: Asheville Movies and Wicked Weed with Edwin Arnaudin

This May 6, 2017 Torg Stories Podcast edition is with Edwin Arnaudin, a freelance writer for publications such as Asheville’s MountainXpress and Citizen Times.

Edwin is working on a piece for Xpress about our documentary film, On the French Broad River, and so I asked him to join me for a conversation about Asheville and freelance writing. We also talked about what was then the breaking news that the popular local craft brewery Wicked Weed had been sold to Anheuser-Busch.

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Our On the French Broad River film screens Asheville’s Grail Moviehouse at the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 24th 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 27th at noon
  • Sunday, May 28th at noon

Click here for more information including location and how to buy tickets.

Click on the player below to listen to the podcast or look for it on iTunes.

You can connect with Edwin on Twitter by clicking here or check out his movie site here.

Thanks for reading and/or listening!