Monday at 5
Tuesday at 5
Wednesday at 5
Thursday at 5
Friday at 5
Saturday at 12 preceded by shooting clinic at 10:30
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEFT-HANDED LAYUPS
You gotta be able to make layups, John Wooden said, and if you can hit left-handed ones you’re ahead of the game. Way ahead.
Every day at group we work on left-handed layups. How many times in a game do you have an opportunity to make a layup? A lot, it turns out.
Here’s a little Missy, Cheyenne Huber, hitting a nice one in our driveway at halftime today. By the by, she’s eight years old. Perfect form. If I can take a moment to brag, the Cheyster hit a beauty lefty scoop yesterday on 3v3 and was fouled to boot by a large boy. Yes, she sank the and one, too.
How’d some eight year old kid cash the lefty layup? She’s practiced it probably a couple of thousand times in my gym over the last few months. What’s the old saying, ‘practice makes perfect and perfect practice is the ideal’ or some such.
This is all to point out how important it is to work on game situations whilst practicing. Chey was ready for her closeup and came through in fine fashion. Good on you, granddaughter!!
Another Edge kid who plays at a ridiculously high level is Karissa Lukasiewitz who just happens to be one of the very best eighth graders in the state. Whad she do that’s so special? She rang up a perfect, seven for seven night of shooting threes against eighth grade boys last night. Her motto has always been: ‘let it rain and drain and I’ll meet you in Spain, Mr. Maine.’
Both Cheyenne and Karissa did their damage against formidable boys teams which makes their accomplishments all the more noteworthy. They play in the basketball without boundaries league: free form and creative-seeking, putting the oohh in the ahhhs.
How many of you made a left hand layup during your games this weekend and how many threes did you flush?
How do you join the scoop lefty and raining threes club? Easy. Make some.
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