Welcome back everyone.......and to the new recruits WELCOME ABOARD!
It's time for another FUN season of Nighthawks Basketball!
St.Pat's basketball clinics begins
6-7:30pm for 4/5/6th graders
7:30-9pm for 7/8th graders
10/12 Wed. will be the next, then 10/17 Mon.
with the final clinic on 10/19 Wed. Same times as above.
Please park in the lot across the street as the parking lot is for Church parking only and your vehicle may be towed or ticketed!
St. Patrick's Church 29 Spring St. Nashua
entrance is in the back down alley.
Congratulations to all of our Nighthawks players for the 2016-2017 season!
3/4th Grade Boy's
5/6th Grade Boy's
Patrick Keegan7th Grade Boy's:
8th Grade Boy's:
5/6th Grade Girls
Summer St. Pierre
7th Grade Girls
8th grade girl's
3 Crucial Basketball skills to practice:
Remember....getting better is a choice!
#1: DYNAMITE DRIBBLE
The 70’s and the 80’s were the years of the motion offense or passing game. The primary method of ball movement was the pass, not the dribble. In fact, some offenses restricted players to one or two dribbles per possession. The numbered fast break also played a role in diminishing the importance of the dribble. “Get the ball to the point guard!” the coach used to scream.
All this has changed. The game of the late 90s and 21st century is
“spread and attack.” Penetrate the paint, get to the hoop, spread the
floor and create one on one opportunities are the skills emphasized in
KEY ELEMENTS TO MASTER THE DRIBBLE:
#2: PHENOMENAL PASSING
PASSES TO MASTER:
KEY ELEMENTS TO MASTER THE PASS:
#3: SUPER SPINACH
T I M E” spells “great shooter.” “A L O N E” is the necessary
discipline to become a pure shooter. Spinach is an NBC Camp term that
refers to the repetition of your shooting motion without using a
basket. Spinach is just you and your basketball. By practicing your
shooting form many times every day you will perfect your form and teach
your muscles to shoot correctly. I can tell you this from experience,
the feeling that comes from making a clutch shot in a key game more than
makes up for the hundreds of hours you put into your shot.
Focus intensely on every practice shot.
1 position: hand in front of body palm up…index middle finger on seams; V on heel of hand.
You must be able to shoot ball in front of you or directly behind you.
Your goal is to learn to have perfect form and shoot the ball softly.
(As seen on the Nike Camp website)
5 ways to increase your Basketball Bravery
Eliminate the fearful story. Brave people have strong minds. They don’t allow stories of fear to flash across their thoughts. The mind is lightening quick. In a matter of milliseconds when you are handed the ball at the free throw line, you can have pictured a fearful story of missing the shot with images of disappointed faces bombarding your thoughts. Keep fearful stories out of your mind.
“Just as men become builders by building and lyre-players by playing
the lyre; so too we become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing
temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” - Aristotle
There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory.
If you are serious about basketball, you need to check out NBC Camps at www.nbccamps.com.
Contact the Nashua Nighthawks at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players and parents, please check out this very thorough resource on basketball tips and drills.www.ihoops.com
Merrimack Valley League Web Site:
River Valley Girls Basketball Web Site:
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying,"
Remember........ getting better is a CHOICE!