Make sure you have received e-mail and phone contacts for your team from Bob. Make a point to contact the parents prior to your first practice to confirm time and location. It’s good to contact both e-mail addresses if two are provided.
Note: We will ask parents to provide a ball for their player.
o1st/2nd - 27.5 "Junior" o3rd/4th - 27.5 "Junior" o4th playing up/5th/6th - 28.5 "Intermediate” *If parents are unable to provide a ball, we have a few balls available for loan.
Review the rules for your grade level. Encourage parents to do the same.
Attend the camp for your grade level. Bob will teach many of the skills you need to teach. Take notes. Skills lists and sample practice plans are available at the “skills and drills” tab. Print to bring to the camp.
Plan your practice. Provide blocks of time for: dribbling, shooting, passing, transition, defense, offensive spacing, rules of the game, etc. Sample practice plans are in the “Skills and Drills” tab.
At your First Practice
At the practice, make a point to introduce yourself to the players and parents. They should have your e-mail address from your previous contact. Please confirm their e-mail address. If there is a problem contact Bob via e-mail. Use your judgment on whether you should provide your phone number or not.
It’s more important to teach kids “how to play” rather than “plays”. Concepts of spacing, screening, cutting, penetration, etc. are important.
Review “Practice Facility Use Rules” with your parents. We must develop positive relationships with our school custodians both at practice sites and game sites.