Upward Basketball 2011 Returning Coaches Training Agenda Coaches: 7 PM to 8:30 PM • Welcome • Prayer • Vision Video • Upward CFC Team • Coaching in Upward • Changes: Website, UCC Rules, Misc • Key Dates • Wonderworks Paperwork • Questions Why are we here? Every child is a winner !! CAZ MCCASLIN VISION VIDEO UPWARD TEAM Director Ray Bruner Assistant Director Dave Kolonauski Devotion Commissioner Mary Purtell Cheerleading Director Marcie Witmer, Nancy Wayland, Jennifer Peiffer Communications Commissioner (open) Prayer Commissioner (open) Referee Commissioner: John Helmbrecht Follow-up Commissioner: (open) Missions Commissioner Al Hazzard UPWARD TEAM (CONT.) League Commissioners: Kindergarten Rich Roberts 1-2 Grade Girls open 3-4 Grade Girls open 5-8 Grade Girls Fred Feldman 1st Grade Boys Chris McHenry 2nd Grade Boys open 3rd Grade Boys Joelle Clink 4-5 Grade Boys Rob Fuller 6-8 Grade Boys Al Hazzard BECOMING AN UPWARD COACH The coach is the key component to fulfilling the mission of Upward. This entire mission is in the hands of you, the coach, at practices and games. In Upward Basketball, the success of the coach is not based on wins and losses. The success of a coach is characterized by how he or she conveys Christ in actions and attitude on and off the court as well has how he or she teaches and encourages within the sport of basketball. That is the Upward Experience. RESPONSIBILITIES OF A COACH Demonstrate self-control. Remember, people care more about what you do than about what you say. fundamentals Teach the ______________ of basketball. Upward Basketball is designed to teach the fundamental skills of the sport. Support the referee with __________comments. Choose to start the Circle of positive Affirmation. Your lead will promote respect for authority and create a positive atmosphere for all who participate or watch. Distribute Upward Stars. The Scripture learning stars should be distributed at the end of each practice and the multi-colored stars should be distributed at the end of each game. These stars play an important role in building the self-esteem of your players. RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN UPWARD COACH As an Upward Basketball coach, you have an incredible opportunity to make a ___________ in the life of a child. difference The following responsibilities are associated with fulfilling the purpose of this ministry: Tools of the Trade CIRCLE OF CRITICISM AND CIRCLE OF AFFIRMATION Actions and reactions on the court will have a lasting effect that either opens or closes the door to ministry. The Circle of Criticism and the Circle of Affirmation are simple diagrams that illustrate the results of a coach giving a referee either negative or positive feedback. CIRCLE OF CRITICISM CIRCLE OF AFFIRMATION COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN Being an effective coach means being an effective communicator. Here are a few guidelines about communicating with your players: • Create a positive environment by speaking to each player as he or she arrives for practices and games. Greet players with enthusiasm and let them know how glad you are to see them. level • In all your interactions, talk to the child on his or her _______. • When teaching basketball fundamentals, focus on a few skills at a time. Remember that too much information at one time will not be retained. specific reasons • When distributing stars, give __________ _________ why each child earned a particular star. COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN o Personalize each devotion. Be confident and remember that God is working through you. You can impact a child in your weekly five- to eight- minute devotion, especially as the truths presented are reinforced by what you do and say. o Allow time for each player to participate and respond during devotions. Pray o ______ for each player by name throughout the season, both in group prayer and in your own prayer time. COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS Get to know the parents and family members of your players. Include parents in the first team meeting Share your excitement about the season Here are some ideas to increase family involvement: • Give each family a copy of the team roster. – Encourage families to get to know each other. – Ask families to pray for each player on the roster. • Recruit one of the parents to organize a snack schedule for each game. – Tying a snack time to Upward Star distribution gives you time to talk to parents. – This time allows families a chance to build relationships and open to each other. COACH WEBSITE WWW.UPWARD.ORG/UPWARDCOACH The Coach website is your complete resource to enable you to carry out the mission of delivering the Upward Experience. Here you will find specific information on: • What it means to be an Upward Coach • Training Videos • Skills and Drills • The Coach’s Sideline (individual practice plans) • Weekly devotions • Rules Unique to Upward Basketball • Substitutions • Upward Stars – Game day recognition • Player/Coach Items located in the Team Box TEAMUPWARD.COM TeamUpward.com is a new and exciting website specifically designed for your players. Here they can play fun games, view skills and drills videos and learn more about the Scripture verses you will share with them at practice. TEAMUPWARD.COM You will receive this TeamUpward.com coach card in your Team Box which will explain your role in introducing TeamUpward.com to your players and parents. It is important to review this card prior to distributing your team’s player items. RULES SPECIFIC TO UPWARD Specifics of Upward play: Half court defense only Man-to-man defense ONLY (show video – Pick & Screen) Help Defense permitted (show video – Lane area2 & Fast Break2) No double teaming Line up players at beginning of quarter – lineup highest to lowest, highest is closest to team benches (different if using colored bands Substitution Patterns No Jump balls No Timeouts No Overtime No League Standings Game clock continues to run Scores are not kept Help Defense - Lane Area Help Defense – Offensive Picks and Screens HELP DEFENSE – FAST BREAKS RULES SPECIFIC TO UPWARD (CONT.) COACH PLAYBOOK p.123, 8th bullet - No scores are kept in all divisions. p.126, #6 - backcourt violations will be called at UMCR and CFC if playing full court p.127, #10 - The three second lane violation is only called in Boys Grades 6-8 division at UMCR. p.127, #13 - enforced by referee discretion on an individual basis who continues fouling after warning from referee. p.128, #14 - delete "All shooting fouls result in free throws" --> no free throws p.128, #15 - delete all text after "The game clock runs continuously". REFEREE HANDBOOK p.27, #6 - backcourt violations will be called at UMCR p.28, #12 - enforced by referee discretion on an individual basis who continues fouling after warning from referee. p.28, #13 - delete "All shooting fouls result in free throws" --> no free throws p.28, #14 - The three second lane violation is only called in Boys Grades 6-8 division at UMCR. p.29, #15 - delete all text after "The game clock runs continuously". SPECIFIC TO UPWARD CHESTER COUNTY No stealing off the dribble – Grades K-2 divisions No ripping of ball from offensive players hands – Grades K-2 divisions Limit “Hovering” at half court MISCELLANEOUS Meet the Coach Day: Have assistant or team parent help to hand out paperwork Teaching Children – At their level Medical Treatment: Minor Injuries – first aid kit Major Injuries – qualified personnel Weather Cancellations: Follow Downingtown School District Closings During the week – communicated by 3 PM that day On the weekend – communicated by 8 AM if possible Check Upward website for cancellation notices (http://www.upwardchestercounty.org) Check your email Phone call is last resort MISCELLANEOUS – CONT. Rosters: Coach has their own roster with players eval scores Special Roster to hand out to parents WITHOUT eval scores Practices: Do not cancel practices if you cannot make it You can combine with other team of same age….one big practice, same time, same night MISCELLANEOUS – CONT. Kindergarten: Only meets on Saturdays…no practices during week Practice first 18 mins of hour Half-time devotion back in room Game the last 25 mins of hour – 4 quarters of play. Coaches ref games and are encouraged to be on the court Same Upward rules Cheerleading during games: They are between the benches Sometimes between quarters, they cheer on the court….In this case, perform lineup away from cheer. MISCELLANEOUS – CONT. Hoop height K-2 - 8 feet Second & Third Grades - 9 feet Fourth-Eighth Grades - 10 feet “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX” Distribution of stars – place stars on cardboard to allow kids to carry without dropping them Magnet business card – Create a business card with coach name, contact information, team practice and game schedule. Team get-togethers – schedule an outing with the team. Pizza party at someone’s house. UPWARD 2010/2011 KEY DATES November 15th – Coaches Training, CFC November 20th - Evaluations, CFC December 4th – Make-up Evaluations, Hopewell December 4th - New Coach Training, Hopewell December 6th - Referee Training December 10th – Begin 100 Days of prayer January 6th, 2011 – Coaches Training, Hopewell January 3rd to 7th , 2011– Meet Your Coach Day and practice January 8th, 2011 – Second practice (K – Meet your Coach Day and practice) January 10th to 14th , 2011 – Third practice January 12th, 2011 – Coach/Ref Conference and Q&A January 15th , 2011 - Games begin February 5th , 2011 – Picture Day March 12th , 2011 - Last game March 14th thru 19th , 2011 - Season celebration CALVARY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH WONDERWORKS REGISTRATION CHERYL MERCURY AND BRENDA TEMPLIN REMEMBER…… Every child is a winner !!