Spencer Based 5th Boys/Girls

Roster And Team Info

5th Grade Boys Roster Number
Tate Axdahl – Webb 23
Evan Beck- Spirit Lake 3
Jack Berends – Clay Central/Everly (4th) 11
Cael Bruning – Spencer (4th) 24
William Graves – Spirit Lake 2
Jase Jostand – Okoboji 5
Nolan Kass- LeMars 14
Owen Lalumendre – Spirit Lake 22
Lance Pingel- Cherokee 7
5th Grade Girls Roster
No Team Featured for 2017 due to participation

Grade Goals

Learning how to take responsibility: Our main goal at this age group is to teach our kids to learn responsibility. We want our kids to start holding themselves accountable for their actions and to learn how to prepare themselves to be successful. Only they can do this for themselves.

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

Footwork: Learning how and when to use jab steps and ball fakes (pass fakes and shot fakes).

Shooting Form: Athletes will be introduced to movement (shooting off the dribble and off the catch).

Ball handling: Athletes will be introduced to moves such as the inside-out dribble (fake crossover), hesitation move, and between-the-legs.


Athletic and movement skills: Athletes will learn how to foot plant correctly, change of direction on screens, and more advanced skill moments. Stretching will be a requirement.

Passing: Athletes will be introduced to baseball passing, one hand passing. Passing will now be done under pressure.

Rebounding: Athletes will be introduced to rebounding. Athletes will work on the proper boxing out techniques.


Offense: We will continue to embraces the “Read the Defense” mentality. Our main goal at this age is to teach basic 5 on 5 sets, athletes will now be held accountable “mentally”.

Cuts and screens: Athletes will be introduced to back screening and more cuts to get open. (curl cut, flare cut, back cut, L cut. Post players will be introduced to post flash concepts.

Defense: We will continue to work on defensive stance, defensive slides, and off ball principles. Athletes will be introduced to press defense concepts.