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8th Grade Boys Travel Tryouts #2

Monday, October 7, 2019

730-845p Middle School (6 baskets)

0:00 – 0:05 Talk reaffirm

  •  Introduce – Evaluators 
    •  Players
  • Highlight work hard, being serious and doing one’s best. 
  • We will be evaluating ball handling, rebounding, shooting, defense, passing, team play, hustle, listening and how you would fit into this years’ teams. 
  • Three teams of 11 players – 33 players trying out.
  • Get water when you are not involved in a drill or a game

0:05 – 0:15 Ball drills

  • #’s 1-6 (basket A), #’s 7-12 (basket B), #’s 13-18 (basket C), #’s 19-24 (basket D),#’s  25-30 (Basketb E), #’s31-35 (Basket F)
  • three times head, waist and knees, figure 8, alternating hands, football hike, dribble figure 8, spider drill (two dribbles front and two dribbles behind). 
  • Sprinting side to side.  Up and back three times

0:15 – 0:30 Three on Two plus One drill

  • Dark and White teams
  • Start with three on offense and 2 on defense, as soon as the ball crosses half court, third defense comes in and matches up. Game is played until turnover or made basket … three defense then become offense and go down a play on 2 defense, third comes in after half court. 

0:30 – 0:45 – 1v1

  • Players divided up into guards and forwards. Six groups six or seven in each group. Count off by height. 

Four baskets used

  • Game is to one. Winner stays for max of three games.
  • Change in possession requires a check to play
  • Three dribble max
  • HS’ers officiate the game.
  • If you lose go to the other basket … forwards, guards, guard/forwards. Winner stays.

0:45 – 1:10 5v5

Even Teams: Finish the tryout with the even groups to see all the players at once. It might be good to do a team shooting segment. Maybe 1 – 2 minutes from 5 spots BEFORE the scrimmage. Try to play as many games as possible. 

Ct 1Ct 2

1:10 – 1:55 Finish up

·         Commitment talk and let them know that the Teams announced on Sunday 10/30 at 10:30am