Give Your Kids a Leg Up
Just showing up is 90% of the battle. Volunteering is a great way to set an example to your kids that being an active community member is important. It fosters an internal growth and confidence that shows (by example) that it's okay to step outside of your comfort zone.
In a world where small screens disconnect us from our community and eat up more and more of our time, it's something our kids desperately need.
Without volunteers our program would not be here. We appreciate all that you do! We still need help... even if it is only a day or two or an hour or more. We will take whatever you can provide.
High school students looking to earn community service hours? Parents who want their kids to excel at sports and academics?
I know you may think you can't help because you don't know how to do it. It is not hard and we provide resources and help to teach you. Even young kids do it all the time.... its a good way to be close to your children and give some words of encouragement to the team as they go back out on the court:)
There are many of us that have been helping this program out for many years. The program only survives for as long as parents are willing and able to JUST SHOW UP.
With hard work these kids are capable of more than you might think!
HERE'S SOME INSPIRATION FOR YOU
Skills, skills, and more skills! Games are fun to begin with, but games are way more fun
WHEN YOU'RE GOOD!
Example 1.5 hr Practice
Start by talking about what you're going to do in practice today and what the goals are. (Ex. Today we want to cover the 3 fundamental parts of offense... shooting, passing, dribbling. We're going to do some drills and some quick games and when I see that you're all working hard and listening well we can play a four on four full court game.")
But first let's get warmed up : 10 minutes
- jog in place (high knees & back kicks)
- shuffle steps
- 10 hard dribbles per hand
- right hand jogging dribble
- left hand jogging dribble
- dribble and lunge
Alright let's do passing drill XXX : 5 minutes (choose your favorite from the drill pdfs, keep drills short to hold attention and focus)
Let's build on that and change to passing drill XXX : 5 minutes.
Now let's use what we just learned and play passing game XXX : 10 minutes (working in small games with competition and winners really helps keep focus)
WATER BREAK : 2 minutes
Time to work on dribbling let's do dribbling drill XXX : 5 minutes
Let's build on that and change to dribbling drill XXX : 5 minutes.
Now let's use what we just learned and play dribbling game XXX : 10 minutes
Time to work on shooting let's do shooting drill XXX : 5 minutes
Let's build on that and change to shooting drill XXX : 5 minutes.
Now let's use what we just learned and play shooting game XXX : 10 minutes
WATER BREAK : 2 minutes
You all worked hard today, now let's use what we learned and play Four on Four Full Court!