Friday, December 5, 2008

Working with the basketball team

For my ten hours of community service I spent a week working with the girls varsity basketball team. This was a very valuable experience, not only did I get to learn great coaching tips from an excellent coach, but I was able to see what worked and what didn't with the players. In 255 you learn that you have to have control and everyone needs to hear you, in the gym with the boys playing on the other side being loud was very important. I also learned in 255 to make sure that my cues were clear, for example when I incorrectly told the class to dribble with their finger tips, instead of finger pads. When I was working with the post players know what I wanted, and giving them exact directions helped move the process along quicker. The players all responded well to my directions and by the end of the week they were performing the moves with correct form.

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