October 19, 2014
S. Hamilton, Ma
Another week of Rising Stars Camp is behind us, but the results were the same. Each and every player learned new skills and improved on skills they learned in the past. Once again, we were fortunate to have several high school players helping out, including Julia Fibbe, Katie Domoracki, Kelly Walsh, Liz Kirschner, Jacqueline Fibbe, and Maggie Perrotta. The players taught skills during our stations and also demonstrated a few drills for the players. In the image below you see Generals player Liz Kirschner working with a camper on proper shooting technique. At Rising Stars Camp players receive a lot of individual attention to help them improve their game.
Several other skills were taught at Rising Stars Camp this week, including man to man defense, dribbling, passing, shooting technique, layups and several other areas. We have started to advances our drills so players start to take the next step to becoming a better basketball player. For example, we expanded our form shooting drill by allowing players to put their balance hand on the ball and shoot from different spots. Next week we will work on some advanced footwork, while not losing a focus on the basic aspects of form shooting or B.E.E.F. (Balance, Elbow in, Eye Contact, and Follow Through). Players reinforce these skills during our 3 on 3 games and competitions. The coaches continue to stress the importance of FUNdamentals during these drills.
The images below will give you a snap shot of what we did at camp this week.
Hannah did a great job at her first day of Rising Stars Camp. She was a unanimous decision by the high school players in coaches. Hannah worked hard in every drill, hustled, was a good listener, and competed in every competition or game. As the camper of the day, Hannah received a "hustle" ball that she keeps for her hard work.
Hot Shot Shooting:
Grace, Eve, Nora
The group of three did an excellent job working together in our Hot Shot Shooting Competition. They scored 26 points in the 1st round and 19 in the championship to win the competition. Each player received an Under Armour head band for winning the competition and a certificate of accomplishment.
Hard work beats talent, if talent fails to work hard!