Category: The Week Ahead

Varsity Basketball Week Ahead (Mar 4-10)

The Navigator Pep Rally on Friday was a lot of fun! We were happy to recognize the great achievements of our basketball teams and get the entire school excited about the playoffs. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have accomplished as a team this year and am looking forward to what is to come. We have a very busy final week ahead for our basketball teams. Below is the schedule:

Monday (3/4): Boys practice 4:00-6:00 p.m at Salem Academy

Address: Read Gymnasium, 16 Lynch Street, Salem, MA 01970

If we have a snow day, practice will be on, but we will need to meet in Salem. Pick up and drop off will need to take place there. If anything changes, I will let you know.

Tuesday (3/5): Boys Semi-Final Playoff vs. Bridge Boston at 5:30 p.m.

This “home” game will be held at Salem Academy. Tickets at the door for this event are going to be $3 for students and $5 for adults.

I will bring the boys to the game in a van. I plan on leaving MCCPS at 4:00 p.m. The team can have a study hall and get homework done between 3:15-4:00 p.m. I will also be driving the van back to the school following the game and can take any of the boys back with me. 

If the boys win Tuesday, they would advance to the MCSAO League Championship game on Friday. Please come support us!!

Wednesday (3/6): Girls practice from 5:30-7:00 at Salem Academy.

I will bring the girls back to MCCPS following the practice and you can pick them up at the school at 7:15 p.m. If it is easier for you to pick them up at 7:00 in Salem, that is fine too.

Thursday (3/7): Both teams have practice at the JCC. 

We will meet at the JCC.

Boys practice 4:45-6:00 p.m.

Girls practice 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday (3/8): MCSAO League Championship at UMass Boston.

Address: 100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125 

D2 Girls Title Game: Marblehead vs. Community Day at 3:30 p.m.

D2 Boys Title Game: TBA vs. Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone at 4:45 p.m.

The students have a noon dismissal Friday. Basketball players should pack a lunch and will stay at the school before the bus leaves MCCPS at 1 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Return time will depend on if the boys are playing or not. Remind will be used as always.

Saturday (3/9): Charter Cup Day 1

Address: Parthum School, 255 E Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA 01841

Girls have a 7:30 a.m arrival time.

Game 1 vs. Roxbury Prep Dorchester at 8 a.m.

Game 2 vs. Brooke 8 at 9:40 a.m.

Boys have a 10:30 a.m arrival time.

Game 1 vs. Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone at 11:20 a.m.

Game 2 vs. Roxbury Prep Dorchester at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday (3/10): Charter Cup Championship Sunday.

Game times TBA for the morning. This will be a single elimination day where we are guaranteed at least 1 game but need to win to advance. You can see the different time slots for the games in the updated schedule. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the week. “Go Navs!!”

Sincerely
,Coach Young

Navigators Basketball Week Ahead (Feb 25-Mar 3)

Below is the basketball schedule for this week:

Monday (2/25): Girls practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday (2/26): Girls playoff game at McAuliffe at 4:45 p.m.

Address:  214 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702 

The bus for all of the student-athletes will leave MCCPS at 2:15 p.m. I anticipate the bus returning at approximately 7 p.m following the game. I will send out a Remind update Tuesday evening.

There will be no boys practice Tuesday because of the game.

Wednesday (2/27): Boys practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday (2/28): Both teams to split the practice time:

Girls practice 2:30-3:40

Boys practice 3:40-4:45 p.m.

Team dinner at Bill Sullivan’s house following at 5 p.m.

Address: 38 Outlook Road, Swampscott, MA 01907

The kids had a great time at the first team dinner, so Bill has generously offered to open up his home for an end of season team dinner before the teams compete in the Charter Cup this weekend. Please let him know if you would like to help out in any way.

Saturday (3/2): Charter Cup Tournament in Lawrence.

Address:  Parthum School, 255 E Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA 01841

Girls to arrive at 7:30 a.m.

Game 1 vs. Roxbury Prep Dorchester at 8 a.m

Game 2 vs. Brooke 8th Grade Academy at 9:40 a.m.

Boys to arrive between 11:30 a.m – 12 p.m.

Game 1 vs. Roxbury Prep Dorchester at 1:00 p.m.

Game 2 vs. KIPP Boston at 2:40 p.m.

Sunday (3/3): Charter Cup Championship Sunday in Lawrence.

Same facility. Bracket/Schedule to be released Saturday afternoon following the games.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the week. Thank you and “Go Navs!”

Coach Young

JV Basketball Week Ahead (Feb 11-15)

This will be the final week of the JV basketball season. Thank you all for being a part of the program this winter. I have enjoyed watching our student-athletes learn the sport and watch their interest in basketball reach new heights. The teams have improved tremendously since the season begun.

Please see the schedule below:

Monday (2/11): Girls practice 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday (2/13): Boys practice 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday (2/14): Home games vs. Community Day at MCCPS.

Girls 5 p.m.

Boys 6 p.m.

Girls will meet in the gym at 4:30 and boys should be there no later than 5:30 p.m. Please confirm with Coach Mangano if your child is staying at the school following 3:15 dismissal. 

Thank you and let us know if you have any questions. Go Navs!!

Sincerely,

Matt Young

Varsity Basketball Week Ahead (Feb 11-15)

Please see the schedule for this week below:

Monday (2/11): Girls practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday (2/12): Boys practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

I will contact you if weather prevents this practice from taking place.

Wednesday (2/13): Boys practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday (2/14): Games at the JCC TBA

As I have told the teams, we still have our normal time slot rented at the JCC (4:30-7:00 p.m) even though we finished our regular season schedule a week early. 

I am trying to schedule a non-league game for the teams to play, and I will be in touch this week to confirm with you one way or the other.

Charter Cup Update: This tournament schedule will be released this week and I will share the welcome packet with you. Each team will play a minimum of two games on Saturday, March 2 and one game on Sunday, March 3.

Playoff Update: Both teams have clinched a spot in the playoffs! This is a major accomplishment for our program and I will send out more information about the playoffs when semi-final games are officially finalized.

Thank you for all of your support this season. Go Navs!!

Coach Young

JV Basketball Week Ahead (Feb 6-8)

The JV basketball schedule for this week may be found below:

Wednesday (2/6): Girls practice 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Thursday (2/7): Home games vs. Pioneer I at Marblehead Charter.

Girls 4:45 p.m

Boys 5:45 p.m.

Girls should arrive to the gym at 4:30 p.m to warm up for their game and the boys should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m for their game. Homework club coverage available if needed.

Friday (2/8): Boys practice 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Please let us know if you have any questions. “Go Navs!!”

Sincerely,

Matt Young

Varsity Game Schedule, Feb 6 & 7

Good Afternoon,

The varsity basketball teams are having an outstanding season. I wanted to send out the details of our game schedule this week. We have our final two league division games of the regular season. Both teams can potentially clinch playoff berths this week. Information can be found below:

Wednesday (2/6): Away games at Pioneer I. These are the games that moved up by a week.

Girls 6:15 p.m

Boys 7:15 p.m.

Address: 51 Summer Street, Everett, MA 02149

The teams will have a study hall from 3:15-4:30 before the bus leaves. I will have extra snacks and waters but they should pack something to eat for dinner.

I will send a Remind alert after the boys game. ETA back at MCCPS is 9 p.m.

Thursday (2/7): Home games vs. Excel Chelsea at the JCC.

Boys 5 p.m

Girls 6 p.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you and “Go Navs!!”

Coach Young

JV Basketball Week Ahead (Jan 28-Feb 1)

Below is the JV basketball schedule for the week ahead:

Tuesday (1/29): JV Boys vs. North Shore Christian at 4:45 p.m at MCCPS.

Thursday (1/31): Girls practice 3:15-4:45 p.m.

*** Game Schedule Change:

Pioneer I in Everett moved our JV games from Wednesday, February 6 to this upcoming Friday, February 1. Further information below:

Friday (2/1): Away games at Pioneer I in Everett

Address: 51 Summer St, Everett, MA 02149

Game times: Girls 5:45 p.m & boys 6:45 p.m.

Bus time: 4:30 p.m.

We have a noon dismissal on Friday. Student-athletes may be picked up and dropped back off at MCCPS for the bus or stay in homework club. If they do stay, please let us know and make sure they pack a lunch.

Please let us know if you have any questions. “Go Navs!”

Sincerely,

Matt Young

Varsity Basketball Week Ahead (Jan 28-Feb 1)

Below is the varsity basketball schedule for the week ahead:

Monday (1/28): Girls practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday (1/29): Boys practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday (1/30): Boys practice 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday (1/31): Girls practice 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Home games at the JCC vs. Salem Academy

Boys 5 p.m.

Girls 6 p.m.

Friday (2/1): Away games at Excel Academy High School vs. Excel East Boston

Address: 401 Bremen St, East Boston, MA, 02128

Girls 4 p.m

Boys 5 p.m.

The bus will leave MCCPS at 2:30 p.m. We have a noon dismissal that day. Student-athletes may either leave and come back at 2:15 prior to the bus departure, or stay at homework club free of charge. 

If you elect for them to stay, please let me know so I can make the homework club staff aware. We need to have the list in advance so there is appropriate staffing. Student-athletes should also pack a lunch if they remain at the school straight through. 

***Game Schedule Update: Please note the away game at Pioneer I in Everett has moved up a week, from Wednesday, February 13 to Wednesday, February 6. The times of the games and bus departure will remain the same. The host facility had to move us.

Please let me know if you have any questions. “Go Navs!”

Thank you,

Coach Young

Navigators JV Basketball Week Ahead (Jan 22-25)

Please see the JV basketball schedule for this week below:

Tuesday (1/22): Home games at Marblehead Charter vs. Pioneer I

Girls 4:45 p.m

Boys 5:45 p.m.

The girls should be in the gym for warm-ups at 4:30 p.m. They may stay in homework club in between 3:15 dismissal and the game if you choose.

The boys should arrive by 5:15 p.m to prepare for their game.

Thursday (1/24): Girls practice 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Friday (1/25): Boys practice 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you and “Go Navs!!”

Sincerely,
Matt Young

Navigators Varsity Basketball Week Ahead (Jan 22-25)

Please see the varsity basketball schedule for this week below:

Tuesday (1/22): Boys practice 2:30-4:30

Wednesday (1/23): Boys practice 2:30-3:15 p.m

Girls practice 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Thursday (1/24): Girls practice 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Home games at the JCC vs. Pioneer I

Boys 5 p.m.

Girls 6 p.m.

Friday (1/25): Away games at Excel Academy High School vs. Excel Chelsea

Address: 401 Bremen St, East Boston, MA, 02128

Girls 4 p.m

Boys 5 p.m.

The bus will leave MCCPS at 2:30 p.m and should arrive back following the games around 6:30 p.m. A Remind alert will be sent out with a better estimate on Friday.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the week. Thank you and “Go Navs!!”

Coach Young