4th grade girls basketball
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Author:  huskerpower22 [ 20 Feb 2017, 12:12 ]
Post subject:  4th grade girls basketball

Hello. We are just finishing up our third grade season and I am starting to take notes as to what we will need to work on for next season.

We did not run offensive plays this season, but I will implementing some for their 4th grade season.

I recently purchased your Motion Offense DVD's as well as your Attack & Counter DVD's by Don Kelbick. Awesome stuff!

My question is:
If you have only two practices a week (when basketball season arrives ) to install a motion offense and also try to work on skills and technique taught in your Attack & Counter DVD's, how would you go about doing so?

Our practices are only one hour to one hour and 15 minutes long.

I don't want to screw up and focus on one thing more than another. That's why I figured I would contact you since I will be using your DVD's as a reference point.

I appreciate your time and look forward to your response.

Author:  kelbickd [ 20 Feb 2017, 16:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: 4th grade girls basketball

I wouldn't hold out much hope for 4th graders to hold onto an offense. Motion offense is the right thing to do for them.

Since a motion offense is based in skills, your skill work is very important and shouldn't be sacrificed. I think that at least 75% of your practice should be skills.

However, in your skill work, you can work motion concepts into your work. Working on shooting, then shooting off screens is a natural progression. It is a simple step to go from 1 player drills, to 2 player drills, 3 player drills and then to live 3 player drills.

I spend a lot of time playing 3 on 3 and eventually 4 on 4 to install the motion. Doing that, it is also easy to go backwards and take the movements you want in those situations and create skill drills from them.

Does that help?

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