Spencer Based 4th Boys/Girls
Roster And Team Info
|4th Grade Boys Roster||Number|
|Joseph Andres – Okoboji||32|
|Mason Dahms – Okoboji||30|
|Ethan Hansen – Spencer||3|
|Byron Maina- Emmetsburg||8|
|Matthew “Ryan” Matthiesen- Spencer||6|
|Gage Olsen- Newell-Fonda||10|
|Derek Paulsen – South O’Brien||22|
|Sam Schmillen- MMCRU||34|
|Clint Staab- MMCRU||35|
|Wesley Walz – Spirit Lake (3rd)||5|
|4th Grade Girls Roster||Number|
|Elise Anderson- Cherokee||9|
|McKenna Benson- Cherokee||11|
|Mareni Brabec- Newell-Fonda (3rd)||20|
|Haley Gerdes- Newell- Fonda (3rd)||22|
|Macy Gravenish – Cherokee (3rd)||5|
|Addison Johnson – Okoboji||23|
|Trista Mazurek – Cherokee (3rd)||1|
|Olivia Schlachter – Okoboji (2nd)||8|
|Jocelyn Walsh- Newell- Fonda (3rd)||15|
|Laney Wolfswinkel- Cherokee||30|
Learning how to accept failure: Our main goal with this age group is to expose our athletes to competition. We will NOT have the “everyone gets a trophy mentality”. Our kids will learn how to work hard, set goals, and learn to face diversity.
Lay ups: Athletes should jump off the left leg when shooting a right hand lay-up. They should shoot off their right leg when shooting a left hand lay-up.
Footwork: Learning triple threat positioning, pivoting on their left and right foot without traveling, jump stops, and to square to the basket as soon as they catch the ball in a triple threat position.
Shooting Form: Athletes will learn proper shooting form. (Stance, holding the ball, position of shooting hand, set point, upward force, releasing the ball, and follow through).
Ball handling: Athletes will learn proper dribbling mechanics for both right and left hands.
Athletic and movement skills: Athletes will learn how to run, jump and land, skip, stop, move laterally, squat, lunge and any other basic movements.
Passing: Athletes will learn the basic chest, bounce, and overhead passes.
Rebounding: Athletes will be introduced to rebounding. Athletes will work on the proper boxing out techniques.
Offense: We will teach our kids to “Read the Defense”. Our main goal at this age is to have athletes move & not stand still. Learn to pass the ball and play together with proper floor spacing. We will also stress ball reversals.
Basic cuts: Athletes will learn how to use basic cuts such as, back cut and V cuts.
Defense: Teach the basic stance, defensive slide, and basic off-ball principles. Our main goal at this age is to have athletes stop the ball; keep their body between the ball and basket. We will also learn proper help gaps.