Sioux City 14U Boys Teams

Roster And Team Info

8th Grade Boys Roster Number
Eagles United
Landen Ellis- Spencer 35
Brayden Farver- Cherokee 12
Ethan Heiter – Spencer 31
Jaden Heller-Okoboji 23
Lex Kassel- Emmetsburg 24
Lucas Lorenzen – Okoboji (7th) 3
Karter Petzenhauser – Spencer (7th) 0
Cade Rohwer – Alta – Aurelia 4
Brody Sohn – Harris – Lake Park 11
Eagles United White
Paul Both- Storm Lake 22
Beau Blackmore – Ridge View 25
Brain Chase- Alta-Aurelia 5
Connor Christian – Sioux Central 32
Ben Gallagher- Storm Lake 30
Dawson Goecke – Okoboji 13
William Hoffmen – Okoboji 1
Carter Jacobson- Cherokee 2
Will Jensen – Okoboji 10
Teagan Meyer – Alta – Aurelia 15

Grade Goals

Finding your passion: Our main goal at this age group is for athletes to find either passion for the game of basketball. Some may be starting to set high goals for themselves while others want a different path than playing basketball. This is the stage where kids learn to make their own choices as they get ready to head into high school. As a parent, it is important not to force sports or other activities on your child. Let them find their own passion.

Lay ups: Athletes will learn the proper use of a reverse lay-ups.

Footwork: Athletes will continue to use different types of jab steps and ball fakes (pass fakes and shot fakes).

Shooting form: Athletes will continue to shoot with movement (shooting off the dribble and off the catch). They will start to shoot off screens and develop a more skilled pull up shot.

Ball handling: Athletes will continue to polish their ball handling skills. At this point, all ball handing drills will be done with two balls. For example, one ball is dribbling with right hand and the other ball is being dribble with left hand going around left leg.

Passing: Athletes will be allowed to pass behind the back, no look passing. We will work most on passing off ball screens and passing into the post.

Rebounding: Athletes will continue to work on rebounding techniques. Boxing out and getting the ball at its highest point.

Offense: We will continue to embraces the “Read the Defense” mentality. We expect all athletes to understand all 5 on 5 sets, side out of bounce sets, and baseline out of bounce sets. Athletes will be held accountable “mentally”. Coaches will now work on late game situations.

Cuts and screens: Athletes will be continue to work screening and cuts to get open. (curl cut, flare cut, back cut, L cut. Post players post flash concepts and we will now work on reverse screens.

Defense: Our Defense will feature 1-2-1-1 press, 2-2-1 press, and man/man. We will now start playing and introducing 2-3 zone, 3-2 zone, and half court press.