During the course of our season, we spend a ton of time working on teambuilding. A large amount of our drills are competitive, we set goals frequently, have a quote of the day, leave signs on each other’s lockers, and we do some games entirely non-basketball related games, like this:
These games are great for movement, cutting, and conditioning, too. We even ran a capture the flag game that’s DEFINITELY conditioning! Games like these are great way to teach communication, teamwork, strategy, and even movement/spacing concepts. More importantly, they’re just fun. The girls enjoy basketball, but getting away and running around and playing is good for all of us. Relieves stress and takes us out of our comfort zones.
And, it sure beats yelling at them on another goofy Friday practice!