Please be inform both the Boys and Girls G5-U Basketball try-outs have been completed over the last two days. During the trials, Students were tested on their ability to lay-up, shoot, dribble and most important teamwork on offense and defense. It is always a great inspiration to see so many students (over 40 for Basketball alone) attempted their best. With the vast number of students and the continued support of Basketball development, all students were equally talented which made this year’s final team selection for the coaches incredibly difficult.
Please see students who were selected for each team on the “KIS Basketball Team” under “KIS Coaching Teams” on the Sports Blog menu. Please note you will need to use the password sent out in the SMS in order to see final teams. If you see your child’s name on the GoogleSheet, congratulations, your child has been selected for that team. Please be reminded that all training will starts next week from Monday 26th August. ADDITIONALLY, please be reminded that we will have our Pre-Season Workshop this Saturday 24th August from 9 am – 12 pm in the Sports Hall. This is mandatory for selected Team members as our first league games will be in two weeks. Students should bring their water bottles and wear their PE uniform. We will give out KIS Basketball uniform next week, please do not come and ask the school shop for it.
If you do not see your child’s name, I am afraid this means your child was not selected. Further details about what areas you can look to improve on can be seen below but please note these points are not student specific.
- Hand-eye coordination
- Ball control and dribbling- left & right hand and dribbling skills
- Lay-ups and shooting- Do you know the basic steps to a lay-up, how is your shooting technique
- Teamwork- moving the ball amongst your team, helping out where needed, supporting your teammates, movement on and off the ball
- Defense- rebound, boxing out, positioning, hands up
- Decision making- when to pass or shoot or drive
Please note due to the number of sign ups and the ability of all the Girls, Coach Zack has decided to select all 15 girls. Please note that while Coach Zack will look to play every student, he will only be taking 10 to games. This may mean your child could not be selected to play for a league game but we will look to have friendlies where we can get everyone involved.