Mustang Basketball

Kinard Mustangs: 7th Grade District Champs 2008

The Kinard Mustangs 8th grade Boys Basketball team found their way back to another District Championship this year. After a strong regular season record of 6-2, the Mustangs entered the district championship tournament with something to prove. After beating Lincoln and Blevins in the tournament, they found themselves down 26-13 at half time of the championship game against the undefeated Preston Pumas. The Mustangs came back in the second half with an exciting come from behind win to beat Preston 47-37 to clinch their second straight title as a team earning them the title “Back to Back District Champions” after finishing last season undefeated.

Congratulations Mustangs!

Goals: The primary goals of the Kinard Basketball program will focus on achieving success through the development of the following:
    • Fundamentals of Basketball
    • Team Concept
    • Character with “Class”

With the above as our foundation, we will succeed through hard work and self-discipline. Having a positive attitude, mutual respect and mental toughness will ensure our success.

John Wooden’s definition of success: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

If at seasons end, you can sincerely say you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming, we will have a very rewarding and enjoyable season. I think you will be surprised at our accomplishments on the scoreboard if we build our season on a solid foundation of fundamentals, teamwork and character with class. Winning will come naturally; we will smile, laugh and enjoy the season.

Equation for Success:
= Teamwork + Fundamental Skills + Character with Class + Goals + Desire + Dedication + Hard Work + Commitment + Discipline + Respect + Positive Attitude + Mental Toughness + Pride + Leadership

2009 8th Grade Schedule:

Kinard Character Resources
Kinard Character Is...
Character Contract


CHAMP: CHaracter in Athletics Make it a Priority

2008 CHAMP ELITE TEAM AWARD (see videos below)

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Part 2 of 4

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Tent Pole Teamwork