It will soon be time for the Little Dribblers to take the court for another season of entertaining the crowd with their solid basketball fun and fundamentals. The first sign ups will be held this Saturday, September 3, at SEES from 9-11am.
Program Coordinator Jason Decker says the main goal of the Little Dribblers is to teach kids the fundamentals of the game of basketball by incorporating exciting and fun drills. He said the approach is if you keep it simple and fun they will learn while having a good time.
Decker said the program instructs on the importance of the dribble, pass, pivot, rebound, defense and eventually the shot, as well as knowing what the lines on the floor are for. "You wouldn't believe how many kids don't know what the free throw line, base line, corner, or even out of bounds lines are."
He said he wants to create an atmosphere where kids love all aspects of the game. "We want to get them to love the game so much that practice isn't a negative experience. That will keep the kids more involved in the sport. "
Decker added that staying positive is also a major key in the Little Dribblers. "I ensure positive coaching with absolutely no negativity at all," he said. "This is not practice, it's a camp for our kids to learn. All of my coaches know we teach with an encouraging atmosphere. Positive coaching will return positive results."
He said the program will give middle and high school programs a head start by providing the basic foundation need for kids that intend to play at a higher level.
"Ultimately, this game requires discipline to achieve team goals. We simply break down every skill needed to score a basket so that even kids at the age of three can understand the principles of dribbling, passing, defense, rebounding, and of course shooting," Decker said.
Decker also said he wants people to know that the Little Dribblers is a dedicated basketball camp for kids ages preschool to 6th grade that teaches the importance of positive attitude, overachieving academics, excellence in the fundamentals of basketball, great sportsmanship, and the overall goal of instilling an "I can do it" approach to life.
For questions or more info you can call (615) 305-8594.