HOOPERS (INTERMEDIATE)
AGES 4 - 17

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Hoopers (intermediate)
Ages 4 - 17

Our “Hoopers” program is for ages 4 - 17. This program aims to develop muscle memory through practice and repetition of a variety of exercises to develop new skills into natural habits, all whilst seeking to progressively increase the intensity of each training session.This program seeks to refine previously learned skills, introduce more complex exercises, and present technical and tactical elements of basketball so that kids can better understand different game situations. This age group is the optimal time for the development of maximum speed, acceleration, explosive strength, coordination skills and refinement of Basketball fundamentals exploring more intermediate skills and drills.

PSSA values are continuously emphasised throughout the programs highlighting sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork during each training session and competition.

ASsessment

Coaches will assess your kids ability to make sure they are in the right class and environment which is both challenging but rewarding.

Evaluating specific elements like ball control, passing ability, movement with and without ball, jumping, defensive positioning, and more.

Motor ability & Co-ordination

Speed (running technique all directions), strength (body weight), refine coordination, agility, balance, jumping and landing, endurance and more.

Skill Development

Ball handling - 1, 2 or even 3 basketball balls stationary and dynamic.

Movement while dribbling - working on their first step (open-step cross-step, change of speed and change of direction, jab steps, shot and pass fakes, jump-stops, stride-stops, pivots right and left foot forwards and backwards.

Basketball exchanges - cross, between the legs, behind the back, spin move etc.

Passing the ball – Chest, Bounce, Overhead, Dribble hand-off and Javelin passing. Left hand, Right hand dynamic and stationary, reading situations faking a pass to make a pass.

Catching the ball – dynamic and stationary, signalling for the ball, getting open etc

Games - Developing 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 concepts.Advanced 15+

Lay-ups (with progression)

Shooting - Left hand, Right hand, With a dribble and without. BEEF shooting with balance, elbow, eyes, follow through, shot from a jump stop or from a stride step, with and without backboard, free throw shooting technical and psychology.

Defensive – Moving in defense stance. open and closed stance, sliding, on and off ball defense, develop deny, help, rotate, recovery, Introduce Def. transition, handicap, rebounding (box out, safeties, recovery, concept (perimeter and post)

Defensive – Moving in defense stance. open and closed stance, sliding, on and off ball defense, develop deny, help, rotate, recovery, Introduce Def. transition, handicap, rebounding (box out, safeties, recovery, concept (perimeter and post)

Tactic (Group) – Transition Offence (Fast Break-Concept of lanes and outlets), Position Offence (Give and Go), Cuts (L-cut, V-cut, Back-cut, Front-cut, I-cut, playing without ball, etc), penetration, ball movement, defensive transition.

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