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Game tomorrow canceled
by posted 01/17/2020

Due to the winter weather advisory in effect tomorrow, Fairfax County Public Schools have cancelled activities for tomorrow, Saturday, January 18, 2020.

All games and basketball activities scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 18, 2020 are cancelled.


 
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Saturday Game
by posted 01/17/2020

Be at Laurel Ridge ES at 330pm on Saturday for our game.  Wear white jersey, black shorts, and white socks.  Pay attention to the website to check on game status (we should get an email as well) due to the forecasted snow tomorrow. Hopefully I See you tomorrow.


 
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Game Saturday unchanged
by posted 01/14/2020

All,

 

The game for Saturday will remain as scheduled 4pm at Laurel Ridge ES.  Thank you for the quick reply.

 

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Kevin


 
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by posted 01/10/2020

Be at Laurel Ridge ES at 330pm on Saturday for our game.  Wear blue jersey, black shorts, and white socks.  See you tomorrow.


 
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by posted 01/08/2020

Practice canceled tonight due to school closure.    Be at Laurel Ridge ES at 330pm on Saturday for our game.  Have a great week!


 
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WED PRACTICE 730PM
by posted 01/05/2020

Players,

 

Practice WED at 730PM at Olde Creek Elementary. 

Please be there on time as we have some important topics to cover before our first game Saturday!  On Wednesday, I will put in a new offense called 50 and go over our fast break.  Please make sure to read the FAST BREAK, LINE EVEN, AND 50 OFFENSE SECTIONS of the below practice plan and make sure you memorize the bold items below.  (Most of it you already memorized so it should just be a review, but there are some new items to commit to memory).  I will continue to build off this practice plan the rest of the year.

 

 

1.   10 MINUTES – FAST BREAK OFF 11 DEFENSE (See video I posted on fastbreaks)

a.   Made Basket – VERY IMPORTANT the 4 or 5 (whoever is closest) grabs the ball ASAP and throws the ball in to the Point Guard (PG) right away.  This prevents the opposing team from setting up a full court press! PG sprints to sideline lane closest to ball.  The Shooting Guard and Small forward run to closest sideline lane opposite each other and position themselves in the front court to receive the pass for a dribble layup or pass to center/opposite player for a basket.  PG passes ball to open player in Front Court OR if no players open, dribble middle to front court for a layup or pass to Shooting Guard or Small Forward.  Center trails the play down the center of the court to receive pass from outside lanes OR if PG is dribbling down the middle, trail the PG by 10 Feet and then get into 41 if no score OR be ready to play defense on a steal.  Small Forward trails the play and is ready to play defense on a score or turnover OR get into their 41 position.

b.   Missed Basket – Rebounder outlets to PG or SG.  PG/SG takes sideline lane closest to their position.  PG/SG must talk/look at each other to make sure they go to opposite sideline from each other.  Once the outlet happens, PG/SG without the ball fills the opposite lane of Small Forward in the front court.  Small forward fills sideline lane in front court on ballside.   4 and 5 positions have same responsibilities as a made basket. 

 

2.   10 MINUTES – LINE ODD #(FORMERLY LINE 1) AND LINE EVEN #(NEW).

 

a.   LINE ODD #(I will say Line 1, Line 3, Line 5, Line 55, Line 99, etc)

 

         REFRESHER IF YOU NEED IT…

         The player inbounding says, "Ready BREAK"(say really LOUD and      slap the ball HARD) to START the play.  Players in the line...Always cut       to the ball with hands up ready to catch the ball.  Upon catching the          ball, pivot to face basket, and SHOOT.  If you can't shoot, triple threat and face basket.  Then dribble or pass to get out of trouble.

       PLAYER ACTIONS 

1.  First girl (POINT GUARD) lines up on 3rd lane line in front of ball.  On "Ready, Break," player turns and runs toward opposite basket and then cuts between 3rd and 4th girl in line and cuts to opposite block at our basket ready to catch and shoot layup.  

2.  Second Player (POWER FORWARD)lines up at Elbow behind first player, on "Ready, Break," turn and set pick for 3rd player (once you set your pick for 3rd player...DON'T move!  Fourth Player will run pick off from where you are at).  After 4th player runs by you, roll to middle of lane with hands up ready to receive ball, catch and SHOOT!  

3. Third Player (SHOOTING GUARD) lines up behind second player (halfway between elbow and 3-point line).  On "Ready, Break," wait for second player to set a pick on her defensive player (be patient), when second player sets pick, take jab step toward lane and V-CUT outside toward the CORNER approximately 15 feet away ready to receive the pass.  Catch, Face Basket, and SHOOT!

4. Fourth player (CENTER) -  Line up behind third player.  On "Ready, Break," wait for 3rd player to leave her spot, then start toward the 2nd player who is picking for you, jab step toward lane and V-CUT straight to basket with hands up ready to receive ball for layup, catch and SHOOT!

5. Inbound player (SMALL FORWARD)pass the ball to the open player and then cut to the top of the 3-point line to help teamates or get back on defense if other team gets the ball.

 

****NEW LINE INBOUND PLAY*****

b.    LINE EVEN # (Line 2, Line 10, Line 20, Line 44, etc)

 

PLAYER ACTIONS – We line up in the exact same positions Line ODD#

1.    POINT GUARDcuts directly to basket ready to catch and shoot layup, if you don’t get the ball, then turn and go to the top of the key for long inbound pass OR 41 if we get the ball in with no shot, OR to transition (sprint) to defense on a missed shot or steal. 

2.    POWER FORWARDcuts to opposite block with hands up ready to receive ball for layup.  If you don’t get the ball stay there for a rebound of a missed shot.  Go to your 41 position if needed.  Be ready to transition (sprint) to defense in the event of a missed shot or steal by the opponent.

3.    SHOOTING GUARDwait for Center to set a pick on your defensive player, then use pick to cut towards the 3-point line through the free throw circle and around to wing.  Read defense for a cut to the basket for a layup or set up for a jump shot from the wing.  If you don’t get the ball, go to your 41 position. OR on a missed shot or steal by the opposing team…transition (sprint) back to defense. 

4.    CENTERset pick for Shooting Guard, then cut middle for lay up or short jump shot.  If you don’t get ball, Rebound any missed shot for a put back, if no shot…get in 41 position and work your post.  If opposing team gets ball, transition (sprint) back to defense and guard your player.

5.    SMALL FORWARDpass the ball to the open player and then cut to your 41 spot.  If opposing team gets ball, transition (sprint) back to defense and guard your player.  Look for 1, then 4, then 5, then 2, then 1 will be your safety valve in the event everyone is covered.

 

3.    30 MINUTES – 11/41REVIEW AND INSERT 50 READ AND REACT OFFENSE Concepts and Application

a.   Review Defense Rules

MAN TO MAN DEFENSE = "11"

RULES OF MAN TO MAN DEFENSE

1. Always stop and guard ball FIRST 

2. Deny when 1 pass away

3. Helpside when 2 or more passes away

4. When in Helpside - ALWAYS see your ball and girl

5. Bump and Recover on PICK(Only switch when we have to)

6. ALWAYS TALK TO EACHOTHER – “Ball”  “Pick”  “Recover”  “Helpside” “Switch”

 

b. Introduction of Bump and Recover and Switch.

1.  Bump and Recover-  Goal is to avoid mismatch on defense (Post player against a guard).  We jump hard on the ball to push the dribbler back giving enough time for the player picked to get back to her player so we DON’T switch.  Will talk and demonstrate at practice.

2. Switch– If we don’t get a good “bump” then the player who “bump” player calls out “Switch”  We use this as a last resort to make sure we don’t give up an easy layup.

 

c.  REVIEW 414 OUT 1 IN offense.

 

ALL PLAYER GENERAL RULES

1. SHOOT WHEN OPEN 

2. KEEP MOVING, KEEP SPACING 

3. TRIPLE THREAT

3-POINT LINE PLAYER RULES WITH BALL

1. Always try to score first 

2. Pass and cut if you can't score

3. Fill the Open spot

POST PLAYER RULES

1. START AT HIGH POST

2. SET PICK FOR PASSER

3. FIND OPEN AREA IN HIGH, MID, AND LOW POST

4. DEMAND THE BALL

  

c.  50 OFFENSE (NEW) – 5 Players outside the 3-point line and 0 inside.

1.  READ AND REACT OFFENSE -  Read the Ball and react by using the rules below.  The ball is the actor and gets to make all the decisions, everyone else reacts to what the ball is doing and has no options, they must move based on the rules below.  When a player reaches the “Decision Box” (the free throw lane), then they get to make a decision of high post, mid post, low post, pick, or cut to open space.

READ AND REACT RULES

1.  MAKE DECISION IN “DECISION BOX”

2.  IF YOU PASS, YOU MUST CUT

3.  IF YOU FEED THE POST, YOU MUST CUT

4.  IF I DRIBBLE AT YOU, YOU MUST BACK CUT

5.  DRIBBLE PENETRATION RIGHT, MOVE ONE SPOT RIGHT

6.  DRIBBLE PENETRATION LEFT, MOVE ONE SPOT LEFT

 

4. 15 MINUTES – DRILL WORK


 
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