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					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 !!

				
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