Goals for Next Week's Practices
Focus on Dribbling and Ball Handling
After spending some time with the team, it's clear that we need to focus on key basics in order to play well once the season starts. Our primary area of focus right now will be dribbling and ball handling.
Please make sure your child has a quality 28.5" basketball in excellent condition. Please make sure they have a good ball by next practice. Avoid bringing worn, outdoor used balls to practice.
Skills are a challenge to develop, and much harder without the right equipment. I recommend an indoor ball with a composite cover. Avoid outdoor rubber balls. Please reach out to me if you'd like recommendations.
Homework: Dribbling Instructional Video
Please watch this video with your child and encourage them to practice at home. A garage or basement makes a great place to practice dribbling during the cold weather. Indoor practice also prevents damage to the ball we'll use during practice. If practicing outdoors, I recommend an outdoor ball in addition to the ball you'll bring to practice.
How To Dribble A Basketball For Beginners! Basketball Basics
Importance of Following Coaches' Instructions and Listening During Practice
We have a great group of kids, but there's always room for improvement to maximize our practice time.
Please remind your children that we have a lot to cover in practice in the few weeks before games start. We need to minimize delays and distractions in order to prepare the team to play well once the season starts.
With a large roster, allocating play time is a challenge. Behavior and effort will be a key part of allocating play time, not just skills.
Next practice is Tuesday, 6PM at MSMS