Coaching 3rd Grade Girls
Posted 01 February 2003 - 04:24 PM
This helps the girls when they get to senior high level.
Too often, we get the girls, and have to show tough love by "sitting them down." It is important to teach self control when they are "moldable." If no one helps them understand that 'regardless to their athletic ability, it has to be coupled with a good attitude, or the player's athletic ability is deminished because of tech's, or limited play time.'
If they are not taught to bring their attitude under subjection, we have a hard job as a senior coach.
The NCAA has now started to pass the buck down to us, and say, Send me players with the following qualifications:
1. Good moral Character
2. Academically sound
3. Athletic potential
They have stated that we 'on the high school level' need to have a filtering system that requires the students to become well rounded, balanced 'team' players.
In other words, if they are trouble makers, or have bad attitudes, try to restructure them, or they won't be a real asset on the college level
Posted 01 February 2003 - 05:13 PM
I wish you luck in your new coaching positon and one thing that I would like to add is what I used this year "coach them the way that you would want to be coached"
Posted 03 February 2003 - 11:06 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 08:45 PM
I feel that coaching the fundamentals is very important.
Dribbling with left and right hand (with their head up)
Learning what a pivot foot is and how to use it.
Learning that passing beats dribbling.
Learning to move their feet on defense. (NO ZONES!)
Posted 17 February 2003 - 08:18 AM
2. working as a team
3. 100% effort
Posted 10 April 2003 - 01:50 PM
They should learn to dribble with both hands, bounce passes, chest passes, layups and MAN to MAN defense. Man to man defense makes them work and learn the game. Zone defenses cover weaknesses and doesn't develop players court awareness.
A player needs to learn man to man defense. You can teach any kid how to play zone in a matter of weeks.