Lady Hawks Girls Basketball Camp

June 3, 2015

Lindsay Steffner’s Girls Basketball Camp is a unique opportunity for girls entering 3rdgrade-9th grade to develop as team players.  The camp will emphasize skill development, individual improvement, and overall team strategy.  The camp counselors will be your daughter’s favorite River Dell High School Basketball players.  The camp is hosted by the River Dell Lady Hawks and head Coach Lindsay Steffner.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or dowload the registration form here

About Coach Steffner: Coach Steffner was previously at Northern Valley Demarest High School and led the Norsewomen to an exciting season this past winter.  The team won their League for the 1st time in school history and finished 18-6.  She was nominated for 2013, 2014, and 2015 Coach of the Year.   Prior to coming to the Northern Valley, Coach Steffner served as an assistant coach and camp director at Lehigh University.  Coach Steffner also played at the University of Delaware, where she was a 4 year letter winner and captain her senior year.  She was a stand out athlete at River Dell High school, where she was named 1st Team All-State in basketball and 1St Team All-County in basketball three times.  She led River Dell to a County Championship in 1997 and was voted to the Bergen Record’s All-Decade and All-Century Teams in 2000.  River Dell inducted her into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

 

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Code Of Conduct

I will encourage my child to participate in sports, but I will not force my child to do so.

I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youths, not adults.

I will inform the coach of any physical disability, illness or ailment that may affect the safety of my child, or the safety of others.  I will not send my child to play if she is ill.

I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league (which are available on the REGAL website).

I, my spouse and/or life-partner and/or any of my guests will be positive role models for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, referees, REGAL officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.

I, my spouse and/or life-partner and/or any of my guests will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, and/or using profane language or gestures.  Although we will cheer, we will not argue calls with the referees, make comments out loud about referee calls and/or decisions, under penalty of banishment from games for a period of five games, or for such period that the R.E.G.A.L. board deems just under the circumstances.

I, my spouse and/or life-partner and/or any of my guests will not encourage any behavior or practice that might endanger the health and well being of the athletes.

I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve any conflicts that arise without resorting to hostility or violence.

I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, sex or ability.

I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and I will endeavor to make my child feel like a winner every time.

I will never ridicule, or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a game or competition.

I will emphasize skill development and practice whenever possible.

I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches during the game and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.

I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action.

This document can be downloaded and printed here.

50th Anniversary Softball Opening Day

REGAL invites you to share in the celebration of our 50th Anniversary year by joining us for Softball Opening Day, on April 26th, 1pm at KBG Field!

Teams are asked to begin assembling on the field at 12:30pm.  First pitch and Opening Ceremonies will start at 1pm, and will be followed by pictures for all teams and individuals starting at 1:30pm.  At 1:45pm, a senior league game will start.  Snack stand and hot dogs too!

First pitch will be thrown by the amazing Katherine Taveras, cancer warrior and former REGAL Secretary!

The National Anthem will be sung by REGAL alumna Shannon Lombardi!

We hope that all coaches, players, parents and families can join us to commemorate this special anniversary of our founding sport!

Click here for the full schedule of events for Sunday, April 26

Hey Dads (and Moms), We Need To Talk...

April 21, 2015

As we start REGAL's softball season, this article takes on a more important meaning.  REGAL encourages ALL parents to read this article and examine their own behavior towards their daughters (and all your sports playing children too).

http://amanda-scarborough.com/hey-dads-need-talk/

A little about Amanda Scarborough:  Amanda is a pitching coach, travel coach, sports broadcaster and motivator.  She is a former Texas A&M softball pitcher and standout.  In her senior year of college she suffered an injury to her foot that put her out of the game for good.  Due to that misfortune, she found her passion in coaching youth sports.  

DELUSIONAL PARENT DISORDER (DPD) IN YOUTH SPORTS

January 12, 2015

Please take a look at this blog post by Keith Van Horn--former professional basketball player, Youth Sport Coach and Father.  

Don't fall victim to the DPD....