I am a coach of a 10-u "B" ball team from the Chattanooga area with a
problem I hope some here will be able to help me with.
Over the past 3-4 weeks my girls have gone downhill very rapidly, both on
offense and defense, due in part to having to play "lesser" teams in local
league tournaments. I know, I know, "then don't play those types of
tournaments" you say, but it is not that easy. There are extenuating(sp?)
circumstances so that I had to play in them, one was even our "home"
My questions are these;
1) What are some good drills to get the girls back into "fighting" shape,
both offensively and defensively? I receive tips from e-teamz weekly and
will be going back threw them for some info, just wondering if any here
might be willing to pass on a gem or two.
2) With the heat of summer coming, what would be considered a good
progressive conditioning regiment for girls of this age? I do not expect
them to be running marathon distances, my thoughts were to start with about
10 minutes per day of some good cardio-vascular exercises, running being a
good bit of it, and working up to 20 minutes over the next couple of weeks.
What do some of you other coaches do?
3) Anyone have a suggestion how to put a bit of aggressiveness into a
couple of the girls? I am planning on replacing them at their current
positions to show them that they do not have a lock on it, but I was
wondering if there might be another way.
Thanks in advance for any and all imput,
Jim C Roberts