IBL: Instructional Basketball League K-2nd grade

Midgets: Instructional Basketball League - K-2nd Grade

The Midgets program is designed for Boys and Girls in K through 2nd grades and is the key to the success of our club. Our goal is for players to have fun in a positive and rewarding environment and cherish the memories of their first involvement in basketball. The players participate in a games based program where learning the fundamentals is achieved through a process of trial and error. Games and fun activities are utilized to maximize player involvement, touches on the ball and physical activity. There are no positions, no formations and no waiting in line. We measure the success of our program by the number of laughs and the size of the smiles. Listed below is an overview of the fundamental skills coaches will be expected to teach and athletes should be able to perform for their appropriate age level at the conclusion of the season. To achieve this goal, every team practice must be a mildly structured environment for athletes to enhance their skills in order to be able to take their game to the SCYBA level.

Pre-K designated player registrations will be accepted and assigned after on-time Kindergarten and pending coach / team / facility availability.

NOTE: Pre-K registrants not assigned to a team will be disbursed a full refund and on-line registrants will be disbursed a refund less registration processing fees.

  • Kinder teams are co-ed.
  • All skill levels welcome.
  • All Players will receive T-shirt with their number and a basketball to keep.
  • Clubs: Molalla, Colton and Country Christian.

Basic Fundamental Technical Skills:

By the end of 2nd grade, a player should be able to…

Warm-Ups

  • Dynamic Stretching…Not Static;
  • A process of warming up the body's muscles 2 to 3 degrees above core temperature through
  • movement…Do not stand in one place stretching.

Dribbling / Ball Handling

  • Dribble the ball with primary hand, yet struggles to control the ball with other hand.
  • With reminders, dribble with eyes off the ball.
  • Control the ball when moving forward and often loses possession if having to change speed or direction.

Pivoting

  • By the end of 2nd grade, a player should be able to…
  • Understand the pivot foot, yet drags the foot prior to dribbling, passing or going up for a shot.

Lay-Ups

  • Shoot a stationary lay-up, from the low block, with their dominant hand while jumping off the correct foot.

Shooting

  • Shoot with one hand behind the ball, yet still tends to hoist the ball.
  • Get ball even with elbow, yet wrist still does not break and elbow is slightly out pushing ball across the body.

Offensive Awareness

  • Understand the different roles and concept of space on the court.
  • Start from the triple threat position.
  • Pass to an open teammate and move away.
  • Inbound the ball, after a basket.
  • Understand their role when Free Throws are shot.

Rebounding

  • Move to the basket to make the rebound and catch the ball.

Basic Fundamental Tactical Skills:

  • Man to Man Defense
  • Simply Put…No to Zone;

Team Sportsmanship / Unity;

Having FUN!!!

Coaches and parents with questions are encouraged to either contact the Molalla High School coaching staff or come to the MHS gyms to observe practices / games and to discuss.

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