“Hey, coach” – 3 – one hour practices

On Tuesday, the 8th grade boys travel team will the first official practice of the season. And except for Friday evening practices, its the worst possible kind – one hour, from 8-9pm. Just when the boys are warmed up enough, we’re starting to wrap up. Last year, I tried to get in offense, defense, shooting, full-court, and a scrimmage into one hour. The results were always crap. Too little time on anything and no progress. This year, we’re doing two things at most, and one of them will always be defense.

And, yes, I love that feeling early in the season when I am thinking about practice more than 24 hours before it starts, getting drills together in my head, thinking about specific players and specific skills that need teaching. Basketball basketball basketball…..giddy up



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