Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 2 of NIKE Basketball Camp at Stockbridge High School

Posted by Chris Langley | Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | Category: , , , |

On the second day of the NIKE Basketball Camp at OCHS, players were pushed to use the skills that they learned in their stations in their 5 on 5 and 3 on 3 games . One skill that was highlighted in today's stations was communicating on defense, saying "ball, deny, or help." Although a new skill for most players, communication on defense is one of the most important things for players who want to play at a higher level, so coaches worked on having players constantly talking during 5 on 5 games and 3 on 3 games.

A player doesn't have to be the best offensive player to find playing time on a team. Playing time can also be found on the defensive end of the court. Any player can play defense! If players focus on proper technique and communication, they will always have a spot on any team. Coaches love smart defensive players, and are always looking for someone to be a leader on the defensive end.

Day 2 was a success! We will continually reinforce these good defensive habits throughout the week, so players learn to implement them in their upcoming fall seasons.

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