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Here is a message from Coach Rossi regarding the Summer and workouts:
Hello All,

I wanted to share the Girls Basketball schedule for our Summer program and work outs.  We combine the JV and Varsity players at this time unless we get such a large attendance we would have to switch. Our focus is on individual skill improvement, playing games and having fun getting better at basketball. there is NO Cost at all for this and all I ask is that you attend as many as possible to increase your skills and get to know your coaches and teammates.

1. Starting on June 14 We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 -6:00.  Sometimes we may only go  for 1.5 hours.  We also have Saturday morning for shooting with the shooting gun.  This usually goes for 1 to 1.5 hours max.

2. We run our own tournament as a fund raiser on July 7 & 8 and we also play in the tournament.   Its is a lot of fun and its 2 games each day. 

3. Scrimmages, I try to schedule some scrimmages and as of now I have one at WHS for July 18.  Depending on how many we wish to play I can schedule as many as we like.

4.  Open Gyms, we open gym this Thursday 05/24 and next Thursday 05/31 from 3:30 until we get tired. 

There will be up to 4 coaches at the sessions all dedicated to helping us get better and have fun!   We want skilled players of course but more than skill we are looking for players that are committed and buy into the program and want to get better, become part of a program and want to have fun.  I know that summer brings vacations and other activities but if you can attend as many as possible that is best for many reasons. Please let me know when you wil lbe on vacation so I and note in on my schedule.  Our league is very competitive and this is an essential part of the program. We risk falling behind when we are not participating in this.  If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to call me or e-mail.

I tried my best to gather all of the e-mails I have so if you noticed I missed anyone please let me know. 
Thank you - Coach Rossi (rossi21@sbcglobal.net)

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Ron Rossi (Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach)Top of Page

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Ron Rossi started coaching 25 years ago where he helped form a league called Cupertino Hoops, a youth league from grades fourth through tenth. He also coached high school boys for three years. After that, Ron became the Head Coach for St. Lawrence Academy Girls Varsity Basketball program for 12 seasons. They qualified for CCS Playoffs in 10 of the 12 years. He then became the Associate Head Coach at Ohlone Junior College for the Women’s Basketball program for the next 5 seasons. The team made the State Tournament all five seasons and three of the seasons qualified for the Elite 8. Ron is proud that one of his roles as a Junior College coach was as head recruiter. “During my tenure there, 94% of all recruits were moved on to a four year school to play basketball and received full or partial scholarships,” says Ron. Ron is currently in his fourth season as the Girls Varsity head coach at Woodside The past 2 seasons, they have qualified for CCS with winning records in Non-League Play.  Woodside has become well respected in both non-league and league play and they are looking to continue to improve. Ron enjoys many aspects of coaching. He enjoys seeing the improvements in a player or team; creating a program that is well rounded and prepares them for almost anything; when the players are playing well and having fun; and especially working with young adults and teaching life lessons. Ron played 2 years of Varsity basketball for Reading High in Reading, PA, the largest high school in the state of Pennsylvania. In his junior year, they made it to the State Finals. Ron grew up in Reading, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. After Reading High School, he attended RACC Junior College and Penn State. He obtained an AA Degree in Business Management.  He is a certified trainer in business empowerment, and many other business classes.When not coaching, Ron loves to golf with friends. He also works out 5-6 days a week.  He enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family, wine tasting and watching sports. He was a Project Manager, Customer Service Director and Consultant in his professional career but has semi-retired and works 30-35 hours a week helping a local custom packaging company. He was also a Private Trainer for Basketball teaching young athletes from ages 8 to College players. His wife and he have no children as they were not able to have them and chose not to adopt. Coaching youth has filled some of that void in their lives. They have been asked to be godparents to many of their nieces and nephews. He has also performed and officiated 2 weddings.

Mike Shinn (Girls JV Basketball Head Coach)Top of Page

Coach Mike Shinn, JV Girls Basketball

Mike Shinn grew up playing sports. “I was a classic gym rat, or in my case, an asphalt rat,” says Mike of his athletic childhood.  Mike attended high school and community college in Rockford, IL. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Finance from Golden Gate University. Mike has an extensive background in sports and coaching. He coached both boys and girls for six years at Kennedy Middle School and this is now Mike’s seventh year coaching at Woodside. He has been the assistant varsity coach for five seasons and the assistant JV coach for two seasons. This is Mike’s second year as JV head coach. Mike says his favorite thing about coaching is to see the improvement in players on a daily basis.In addition to coaching, Mike is a volunteer as an AARP Tax Aide during tax season. Mike has been married for 34 years, has a son and daughter who are both in their 30’s, and his main hobbies are playing guitar and hiking.  

Additional Information: “In high school I was a practice player on a very good team, and I kept working hard on my game until I was 30.  I would play in recreational, church, intra-mural, and industrial leagues and played most weeknights wherever I could find a game.  The highest level I ever played was A league industrial basketball in Phoenix, AZ with many ex-college and high school players.  I continued to play in recreation leagues in Redwood City and Palo Alto until I was 45.”