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Great Ballhandling Drill

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

This is a video posted on HoopCoach.org.

It takes the coach 5 minutes to go through the drill, but all players are

recommended to go at their own speed.

Tip: Go slow and increase your speed as you get better.

 

Ten Ball Slaps
Five Up & Down Fingertips
Five Times Around the Head
Five Times Around the Head (reverse direction)
Five Times Around the Waist
Five Times Around the Waist (reverse direction)
Five Times Around Both Legs
Five Times Around Both Legs (reverse direction)
Five Times Around Right Leg
Five Times Around Right Leg (reverse direction)
Five Times Around Left Leg
Five Times Around Left Leg (reverse direction)
Five Figure Eights
Five Figure Eights (reverse direction)
Five One-Leg Two Legs
Five One-Leg Two Legs (reverse direction)
20 Low Dribbles (both hands) → The Ball Should Not Go Above the Calf Muscle
Ten Pound Dribbles (both hands)
Five Times Around One Leg With One Hand (both sides) → Right Leg Right Hand, Left Leg Left Hand
Five Quick Dribble Figure Eights
Five Windshield Wipers (both hands)
Five Walking the Dogs (both hands)
Five Dog Wipers (both hand)
Ten Crossovers → Two Crossovers is one (Right to Left then Back)
Ten Between the Legs (both sides)
Ten Figure Eights
Ten Behind the Back
Ten Between the Legs Cross (both ways)
Ten Between the Legs Behind the Back (both ways)

1)  Saturday Workouts, starts April 15th

http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/sat_classes/

2) Summer Camps (7 camps and more coming soon)

Fairfax Camp

http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/summer-camp/

Herndon Camp

http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/herndoncamp/

3) Fairfax Weekly Evening Clinics

http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/evening/

 

Maryland Summer Camp

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

“…with your program he got even better. Max wasn’t great at passing and catching but now, he’s not bad. He
wasn’t the best ball handler but now he’s confident and comfortable so his movement in and out of the paint and through traffic makes him a 2nd option when he used to be the last choice. Max is no longer the easiest to trap on the right and will happily dribble through traffic under the hoop to emerge open on the other side/left
side and he’ll ditch his defender in the process ” –Al M.Fairfax Summer Camp

  • Energetic
  • Fast Paced
  • Lots of Valuable Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence Building
  • Fun
  • Challenging
  • Overall Fitness Training
  • Learning by Doing

Players will learn:

Proper Footwork

Important for offense and defense.  How to stay on their toes and keep balanced.

Ballhandling

Very important skill to learn which includes dribbling, passing, and receiving.  Improve your ability to score off the fast break.

Shooting

Proper technique using the BEEF method  Creating good shooting habits.

Moves

How to get open without ball.  Create your own shot off the dribble.  How to set screens to get open.

And much more!!

NEW! Speed and Agility Training Added

A special area is set aside for work on footwork, speed, and explosive moves!

“We’re already seeing improvements in Sarah, particularly her aggressiveness in the paint and her judgment about when to shoot when to pass.  She still has plenty of room for improvement, but we’re glad to see the progress.  Maybe more/most important, Sarah is still loving the game and has the desire to work hard on it!  We’re looking forward to getting her back into your training classes”- Jane F.

All players will be shown how to best practice on their own to develop into a better player.

Player will test skills in a series short quick games and scrimmages

Camps will be broken down into age and ability groups.

To receive the most repetitions and use of the court, there is a limit to the number of registrations.

Player evaluations at the end of each camp.

2 Dates:

July Camp: Monday, July 17th to Thursday, July 20th

August Camp: Monday, August 21st to Thursday, August 24th

Who: Boys and Girls, Ages 6-15


Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm, half day 9am to 12pm

Location:

Greenridge Baptist Church

21925 N Frederick Rd, Boyds, MD 20841

 

Regular Price:

                        Half Day                 Full Day

One Day:             $70                           $125

Two Days:           $125                         $170

Three Days:        $155                          $195

Four Days:          $170                          $215

All Camp registrations are non-refundable, unless the event has been canceled.. If your player cannot attend, a credit will be given for future events.

Early Bird Special

Register for 3 or 4 Full days and Save $50

This deal will expire on Monday, May 14th at midnight.

Slots are first come, first served

Click the drop down box below to reserve your spot

Half Day Options:


Summer Camp Half Day
Name and Age of Player(s)
Which camp?



Full Day Options:


Summer Camp Full Day
Name and Age of Player(s)
June, July or August Camp



Summer Camp Coaches

Keith Smith

Coach Smith has been an FPYC Boys & Girls Basketball for 7 seasons and was the 1st Assistant with the FPYC Bandits.

He was the coach of the Fairfax HS Girls JV team during the Vogues Fall League.

He also teaches beginning basketball to 6-14 year olds with the City of Fairfax and Falls Church Parks & Rec. as well at 10 elementary schools.

Coach Smith also hosts a blog dedicated to youth basketball.  www.bestyouthhoops.com

How to Eliminate Traveling in Youth Basketball

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

How many games do you see where they call traveling or could
have called it?

The Wikipedia definition is:

“In basketball, traveling is a violation of the rules that occurs
when a player holding the ball moves one or both of their feet
illegally. Most commonly, a player travels by illegally
moving his or her pivot foot or taking more than 2 steps
without dribbling the ball.”

The help players avoid this violation, former NBA player has created
a video helping players develop body and footwork control.

Enjoy and share!

Don’t miss the Early Bird Specials on the following events.

1. Saturday Workouts,
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/sat_classes/

2. Summer Camp, 5 dates
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/summer-camp/

3. Herndon Summer Camp, 2 dates
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/herndoncamp/

4. Fairfax County Evening Weekly Clinics
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/evening

Should Your Kids Play Multiple Sports

Monday, May 1st, 2017

There are many studies supporting the theory of
playing different sports rather then one year round.

Here are benefits:

* Helps avoid repetitive use injuries

* Creates long term success in team sports

* Develops a more active lifestyle

From USA Today…

With the summer youth sports season in high gear, millions of boys and girls across the country are participating in sports camps, clinics and tournaments. While they have been competing in a wide range of sports, many of them focused on organized competitions in one sport rather than skill development and play.

Click Here to read the rest of the article.

Enjoy and share with a friend.

Did you miss the Early Bird Specials for Saturdays and Summer Camps?

They are up and running with new opportunities to take advantage of the
savings.

1. Saturday Workouts,
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/sat_classes/

2. Summer Camp, 5 dates
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/summer-camp/

3. Herndon Summer Camp, 2 dates
http://www.bestyouthhoops.com/herndoncamp/

See you on the court.

The game is coming to you.

FPYC Select Basketball Open Gym & Spring/Summer League Tryouts

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Select basketball tryouts will begin the week of April 17th. Times/dates and locations for spring/summer tryouts will be announced soon and you can also check www.fpycsports.com under the basketball tab periodically for updates.

Also, if you have friends who may be interested, please forward this email.

A few (not all) of the Select basketball age groups will have open gym over the next two weeks for players who might be interested in Select basketball to come in and shoot some hoops prior to the summer league tryouts in April (schedule below).

If your age group/gender is NOT listed below, there will not be open gym before the tryouts which is for all age groups.
Open Gym Schedule: (Rising grade = grade for fall 2017, current 4th = rising 5th)

Rising 5th & 6th grade boys (talented younger players are welcome too)
– Lavar Varner, lavarvarner@gmail.com, 571-572-0834
– David Young, david@helphvac.net, 703-929-6141
– March 27 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– April 3 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary

Rising 7th grade boys
– Ernest Williams, ernestwilliams1978@gmail.com, 571-485-0650
– George Ragan, coachgeorge44@gmail.com, 703-786-9861
– March 28 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– March 30 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– April 4 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– April 6 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary

Rising 8th grade boys – Calvin  Barnes, Xroadsva@yahoo.com, 703-599-5339
– March 29 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– March 31 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– April 5 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– April 7 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary

Rising 5th grade girls – Mo Komaily, zeusmo@hotmail.com, 703-277-9590
– March 29 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– March 31 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– April 7 – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary

Rising 6th grade girls – Erin Fay, erinpfay@gmail.com, 703-362-8273
– April 4 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary
– April 6 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Daniels Run Elementary

Rising 7th grade girls – Kirk Intermill, kintermill@verizon.net, 202.642.0940
– No Open Gym

Rising 8th grade girls – Ernest Williams, ernestwilliams1978@gmail.com, 571-485-0650
March 27 (TODAY) – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– March 31 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– April 3 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary
– April 7 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Providence Elementary
FPYC spring/summer Select/Travel basketball program is for rising (next year’s) 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders starting around mid April, more info will be out soon. This program is for players who want to have fun, develop more advanced basketball skills and play more competitive basketball games.

NOTE: The Select program is competitive. Unlike the house program, your child must tryout and is not guaranteed a spot on the team nor is s/he guaranteed playing time.

Times/dates and locations for spring/summer tryouts will be announced soon and the website will be updated at www.fpycsports.com under the basketball tab for select basketball.

Typically during the spring/summer league, attendance is more flexible as we take into consideration there may be some time missed for spring sports, vacations and summer camps. Check with the coach for your age group.

The program consists of two parts; spring training with possible participation in spring tournaments and the summer league games beginning after school is out. If you are committed to another spring sport and may be limited on your participation in spring training but are interested in participating in the summer league, please come to tryouts, discuss with the coach and fill out a registration form so you have the opportunity to be on a summer team. You must attend tryouts and fill out a registration form to be considered for a team.

For questions regarding the spring/summer select program contact the coach for your age group.

Thank You,
FPYC Select Basketball

Winning Attitude from Coach Geno

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Hi Parents,

Yesterday, this following video link appeared in
my inbox.

If you have a player at any level, regardless of sport
this is a must view.

Click below to watch:

Enjoy.

Don’t forget there is NO School on Friday, March 24th.

Spots are available

Click the link below:

Special Student Holiday

Let the game come to you.

See you soon.

Keith

FPYC Open Gym and Summer Tryouts

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

 

A few (not all) of the Select basketball age groups will have open gym over the next two weeks for players who might be interested in Select basketball to come in and shoot some hoops prior to the summer league tryouts in April.

If your age group/gender is not listed below, there will not be open gym before the tryouts in April which is for all age groups. See open gym schedule below.

Open Gym Schedule: (Rising grade = grade in fall 2017)

Rising 5th & 6th grade boys: (talented younger players are welcome too) Tuesday March 7, Lanier Middle School, 7:30-9 Tuesday March 14 Lanier Middle School, 7:30-9

Rising 7th grade boys: Thursday March 9, Providence Elementary School, 7:30-9 Tuesday March 14, Providence Elementary School, 7:30-9 Thursday March 16, Providence Elementary School, 7:30-9

Rising 8th grade girls: Tuesday March 7, Providence Elementary School, 6-7:30 Thursday March 9, Providence Elementary School, 6-7:30 Tuesday March 14, Providence Elementary School, 6-7:30 Thursday March 16, Providence Elementary School, 6-7:30

FPYC has a spring/summer Select/Travel basketball program for rising (next year’s) 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders starting around the first of April, more info will be out soon. This program is for players who want to have fun, develop more advanced basketball skills and play more competitive basketball games.

NOTE: The Select program is competitive. Unlike the house program, your child must tryout and is not guaranteed a spot on the team nor is s/he guaranteed playing time.

Times/dates and locations for spring/summer tryouts will be announced soon and the website will be updated at www.fpycsports.com under the basketball tab for select basketball.

Typically during the spring/summer league, attendance is more flexible as we take into consideration there may be some time missed for spring sports, vacations and summer camps.

Check with the coach for your age group.

The program consists of two parts; spring training with possible participation in spring tournaments and the summer league games beginning after school is out.

If you are committed to another spring sport and may be limited on your participation in spring training but are interested in participating in the summer league, please come to tryouts, discuss with the coach and fill out a registration form so you have the opportunity to be on a summer team. You must attend tryouts and fill out a registration form to be considered for a team.

 

Also, if you have friends who may be interested, please forward this email. For questions regarding the spring/summer select program email George Ragan at fpycselect@yoursportpage.com

Is Your Child Playing Basketball This Season?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The players want to have fun playing, correct?

Do they have more fun when they accomplish something?
Statistics show the number #1 reason players quit a sport is
because it is No Longer Fun.

What will your player do this year?

After interviewing a few local and national coaches, here’s a list of what
they need to learn:

1) Defensive Stance… Important because all 5 players play defense at
one time. Unlike offense where one player has the ball.

2) Layups. How many of these have you seen missed during a game?

3)Learn How to get open. What you usually see is one dribbler and 4
teammates standing still asking for the ball or chasing the dribbler.

4)Triple Threat. Balanced positioning so players can pass, dribble, or
shoot.
Have you ever seen players on their toes with the ball over their
heads? Yikes!!

5)Help Defense. Defense is a team sport. Attention needs to be paid to
“seeing their man and the ball”.

I bet your main question is “What about dribbling?” We will touch on this
in the next article.

Have an exciting, fun season.

What Size Ball Should My Child Use?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Your child will struggle dribbling, catching,

receiving, and shooting.

 

This may mean their skill level needs work or

it could also mean the ball is too big.

 

If this is the 1st time you are buying a Basketball for your son and or daughter consider these four things:

(depending on the club your child plays, balls sizes may vary slightly for the younger groups)

 

# 1. A size 5, 27.5″ Basketball should cover Ages 9 and Under

 

#2. A size 6, 28.5″ Basketball should cover girls ages 9 + and boys ages 9-11

 

#3. A size 7, 29.5″ Basketball should cover boys ages 12+

 

#4 check to make sure the Basketball is either for “Outdoor” or “Indoor” Play

If possible, have them dribble the basketball at the store before purchasing.

How to Help Younger Players to Increase Their Footwork

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

I run into players who can shoot, dribble, and pass, but can’t

seem to put it all together.  The problem usually exists from the

lack of athleticism, meaning they can’t make a move that will allow

them make an efficient play with ball.

 

An efficient play with the ball means you can pass, shoot or dribble

under pressure without turning over the ball and/or taking a high

percentage shot within your range.  Many times turnovers and

bad shots are a result of not being able to “move” to the correct position.

 

Most of it has to do with footwork.  The roof of a house isn’t built until you

have a foundation.  It’s the same with all sports.  You must develop a base.

 

In later articles will discuss how to become balanced.  For this piece, we are

concerned with footwork.

 

It starts as young child playing on the playground.  Chasing your friends who

tend to zig zag their way around you and vice versa.  If your child is not actively

running, jumping, and changing directions, his ability to play sports will be limited.

 

Here are 3 ways to increase your footwork.

 

1) A simple game of tag helps.

 

2) Jump roping will develop your footwork as well.

 

3) Another exercise is to skip which actually helps with shooting layups.

We use this as part of our warm-ups.

 

If you are older than 12, there are other exercises to make your footwork

better even though the ones listed above will help.