Evaluation Preperation

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Evaluation Preperation 2016-11-14T22:19:54+00:00

What is the Evaluation Session

The main purpose of evaluations is to gather information on each player in order to create equal teams and to gather accurate sizing information.  Consistency is the key in all aspects of evaluations!

Evaluation Stations

Evaluations consist of 5 different stations:

  1. Greeting Area
  2. Registration Area
  3. Welcome Room
  4. Sizing and Height area
  5. Evaluation Drills area

Registation Area

The registation area consists of two tables, pre-registered and registration. Anyone who has not registered on-line or at the church office will need to visit the registration table.

The Welcome Room

Once registration is taken care of Athletes will be sent to the sizing/height area and parents will head to the welcome room. The welcome room will be a place for parents to ask questions and get information about upward basketball.

Sizing Area

The sizing area will a place for the athletes to get their correct size jersey as well as their height. They will bring their sign-up form to that area to give to the workers to record their shirt size and height. Once they have completed the sizing area they will head through the tunnel to the gym for the skill evaluations.

Skill Evaluation Area

Athletes will need to bring their forms with them and present them to the evaluators for recording. There should be at least two coaches per station who will administer all evaluation drills.

These two coaches will take no more than three (3) players at one time and will take that group of three through both sets of drills.

Players will participate in six total drills. Three drills focus on shooting and three drills focus on agility. Each drill will last for 30 seconds.

Coaches should communicate each drill, explaining what is expected of him or her and also demonstrate each drill one time. Don’t forget to be an encourager! Players will perform each drill individually and consistency is the key!

There will be two goals set up at 10′ for older kids and an 8′ for older kids.

Shooting Drills

There are three shooting drills that will take place. One basket will be used for lane shooting and one basket for left and right hand shooting.

Lane Shooting

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One coach should keep time as the other coach rebounds, passes, and counts the shots made.  You may want to lengthen the shooting distances  for older age divisions, resulting in another group of shooting spots. [/video_text][/video_right]

Right and Left Hand Shooting

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Shooters will shoot from a stationary point on both the left and right side of the basket. One coach should keep time as the other coach rebounds, passes, and counts the shots made.  You may want to lengthen the shooting distances  for older age divisions, resulting in another group of shooting spots.[/video_text][/video_right]

Agility Drills

Once players are done with the shooting drills they will head over to the agility drills. Agility drills consist of three items: defensive slide, right-hand dribble, and left-hand dribble. When totaling a score of an agility drill, count each cone reached or dribbled around as one point. One coach should keep time as the other coach counts the number of cones reached or dribbled around.

Defensive Slide Drill

The goal behind the defensive slide is for the athlete to reach 6 cones in 30 seconds.

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One coach should keep time as the other coach counts the number of cones reached. [/video_text][/video_right]

Left-hand and Right-hand Drill

The last two agility drills are dribble drills. Athletes will dribble around the cones with the left and right hand. Coaches will count how many cones the athlete can reach in 30 seconds.

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One coach should keep time as the other coach counts the number of cones reached. [/video_text][/video_right]

End of Evaluation

IMPORTANT: Make sure the athlete has their form completed before they leave the gym. Once they live the gym they will return the evaluation form to the Upward team for data entry.

This evaluation time is very important and we want it to be as smooth as a process as possible. It is the key to the team creation and scheduling.

We look forward to working with you all.