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Fall Skills Workout Session ERHS grades 9-12 boys

Boys skill workouts led by 9th grade boys coach Tim Levy

Workouts will focus on ball handling, finishing and shooting. Space is limited due to CoVid-19

Dates:

Sept. 21 & 23

Oct. 5, 7, 12, 19, 21, 26, 28

Nov. 2 & 4

ERHS Gyms 1-3

High School Girls Open Gym

East Ridge High School Girls Open Gym:

Mondays & Wednesdays beginning September 14 from 6:15-7:15 PM

We are working on adding a third night to the schedule as well.  More details will be shared when that gym time is secured.

Due to MSHSL rules and regulations our coaching staff is not able to participate in these sessions.  Thus, we will have a current Varsity parent manage the open gyms.

Cost will be $70 per athlete for the open gym sessions.  This is to cover the cost of the gym rental.

To Participate in Open Gym:

Register by adding your daughter’s name and grade to the following document: East Ridge High School Open Gym Participation

Participation/capacity will be limited to 48 registered participants.  Courts 1-2 (main) & 3 have been secured for Open Gym.

If you didn’t submit a waiver or participate in any East Ridge summer camps, you must sign and return the attached Open Gym Waiver prior to participation.  You can make a copy of the waiver and  have your daughter deliver a printed copy: East Ridge Open Gym Waiver.

Bring your own basketball.

Follow all MDH guidelines, such as those listed below:

All staff and participants will be encouraged to wear a cloth face covering when feasible.  Participants are allowed to temporarily remove face coverings in certain circumstances, provided that social distancing is maintained, including: when participating in an organized sport or other physical activity when the level of exertion would make it difficult to wear a face covering.

Each participant (or parent) is expected to self-monitor their current health status, including temperature, respiratory and exposure checks.

Participants cannot participate if they or anyone in their family is ill, has a temperature over 100 degrees, has been in contact with someone who is ill, or has had an exposure.  Self-quarantine will be required for 10-14 days.

Participants who become ill during programming, will be separated from activity and be expected to be picked up as soon as possible.

All participants will be encouraged to report illness and/or exposure to ensure the safety of all participants.

Participants will be required to have their own water bottle, clearly labeled with their name.

Participants will be encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

We will use door 14 (lower level door) to enter and exit the gym.  Participants are to go immediately to courts 1-2-3.

Parents will not be able to observe.

Traveling Basketball Tryout Schedule 9/19 & 9/20 ERHS!!

 

BOYS

 

Date

Location

Time Slot

Grade

September 19th

ERHS

12:30 -1:30PM

3rd

September 19th

ERHS

1:45 -3:00 PM

4th

September 19th

ERHS

3:15 -4:30 PM

5th

September 19th

ERHS

4:45 -6:00 PM

8th

September 19th

ERHS

6:15 -7:30 PM

7th

September 19th

ERHS

7:45 -9:00 PM

6th

       

September 20

ERHS

12:30 -1:30PM

3rd

September 20

ERHS

1:45 -3:00 PM

4th

September 20

ERHS

3:15 -4:30 PM

5th

September 20

ERHS

4:45 -6:00 PM

8th

September 20

ERHS

6:15 -7:30 PM

6th

September 20

ERHS

7:45 -9:00 PM

7th

 


GIRLS

 

Date

Location

Time Slot

Grade

September 22nd

ERHS

6:30 -7:40PM

4th/5th

September 22nd

ERHS

7:50 -9:00 PM

8th

       

September 23rd

ERHS

7:00 -8:30 PM

6th

September 23rd

ERHS

7:00 -8:30 PM

7th

       

September 24th

ERHS

6:30 -7:40 PM

4th/5th

September 24th

ERHS

7:50 -9:00 PM

8th

ERAA BASKETBALL SHOT CLUB 2020!!!!

@landof10000makes on Instagram

We are excited to launch another year of the ERAA off-season shooting program, which will run from June 1 through October 31, 2020. All current and incoming ERAA basketball players are invited to participate!

Great shooters are not born, they are made. They first learn good form and then repeatedly practice their shot until it becomes automatic. Anyone can become a great shooter if they are willing to put in the work. 

Proper shooting mechanics are critical. Begin your shot club journey by evaluating your shooting mechanics, as bad shooting habits are very difficult to unlearn. The video and text links below provide great guidance on developing shooting mechanics: 

Proper Shooting Form

Beginner’s guide

Technique

About “perfect” shooting form

After reviewing this content, we recommend having a parent or family member record video of your shooting form so that you can view and analyze it. You might be surprised by what you see on the video, compared to what you thought you were doing. One recommended app for recording basketball shots is HomeCourt. 

Our Shot Club is not just about getting up shots. It’s about making shots — specifically, making game shots from game spots at game speed. A shooting warmup and seven different shooting workouts are detailed in the spreadsheet below. These workouts provide a great framework for developing your shooting skills. The spreadsheet also contains a daily tracker to monitor your progress. 

We have three levels of shot club membership:

K-2nd grade: 1,000 shots made

3rd-5th grade: 5,000 shots made

6th-8th grade: 10,000 shots made

Athletes will become members of the 2020 club by making at least these numbers of shots and tracking their results in the spreadsheet. Email completed shot club trackers to Derek Simmons at simmons.derek@gmail.com by Nov. 1 (don’t forget your shirt size!).

2020 Shot Club members will receive a long sleeve shooting shirt, and, new this year, will be introduced at halftime of an East Ridge varsity high school game. We’ll also post a group photo on the ERAA website as inspiration for next year’s participants.

There are 150+ days between June 1 and October 31. If you make 100 shots for 100 days during the summer, you will make it into the highest level of the shooting club. You should plan to get the bulk of the work done in June, July and August, before school begins in September. Aim to get a little better every day. That mindset has a powerful cumulative effect.

We’d love for you to follow us on social media and shoot us updates throughout the summer using the hashtag #landof10,000makes. We are also on Instagram @landof10000makes. We will track standings this summer — please email Derek Simmons at simmons.derek@gmail.com with your progress to participate. We’ll send out standings to the association and post them on social media.

Additional Shooting Workout Details

For grades K-5th, use the provided warm-up and workouts as a guide. Modify as needed based on age, ability and shooting range. Shooting out of your range can lead to poor mechanics. Start in close and work your way out. See the resources below for more information:

How to increase your range

Six easy shooting drills

Five shooting mistakes and how to fix them

For grades 6th-8th, use the warm-up and workouts as directed. Going through the first few sessions will take some time. Once you develop a rhythm, you will progress more quickly through the workouts. For shot tracking, do not count shots made at camp or from summer team practices. Use the workouts — they will help you get better as a shooter, improve your conditioning, and help you excel at shooting while fatigued. Just like a game. If you find yourself getting bored with the workouts, remember repetition is key. Find ways to challenge yourself, like timing your workouts to see if you can complete them in less time. Compete with a friend, sibling, parent, or teammate.

About the warm-up:

A variation of Jay Wright’s “Get 50,” this warmup emphasizes form shooting from close range, focusing on mechanics and proper technique. Do this warm-up as much as you like, but only count 50 makes per session toward your 10,000.

About the workouts:

Game shots at game spots at game speed. That’s what these workouts are all about. There are seven workouts that include a Mikan series, catch and shoot, finishing at the rim, dribble drive jump shots, a 3-pointer series, a jab series, and a flash and face up series. All workouts include free throws, and it’s best to shoot those when you are tired to simulate a game. These workouts will get you moving. They will help with conditioning and footwork. And they all include videos to help you get started. Make sure you watch those at least a few times before starting.

Looking for more? Here are two great resources for extra drills: 

East Ridge High School workouts

More shooting drills

Parents, rebounding for your shooter is a great bonding exercise. It speeds up the workout for the player, and it’s a great way to spend time together. You can and should take part in their journey to become a better basketball player.

Players, shooting is an important part of the game. Everyone loves to score. But don’t ignore all the other important areas of improvement this summer. You should also be working on ball handling, conditioning, defense, footwork, rebounding, passing and so on. Great shooters who can’t get open, take poor shots, or can’t play defense don’t make it very far.

If you have questions or would like feedback during the summer, reach out to ERAA player development coordinator Derek Simmons at simmons.derek@gmail.com.

SHOT CLUB SPREADSHEET

Once open, go to "file" and "make a copy" to save in Google Sheets or "download" as an Excel file. Email completed shot tracker to Simmons.Derek@gmail.com by Nov.1 and include your shirt size

OPEN ERAA BOARD POSITIONS

Hopefully the snow makes you think about Basketball, as it is time for the annual ERAA Basketball Board elections! There are five board positions that are up for election this month:

 

Girls Traveling Coordinator

Coaching Development
Player Development

Girls Tournament Coordinator (new position in 2020) 

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator (new position in 2020)

 

Each of these positions is a 2-year term, and there are descriptions of each role here:

 

https://www.eraamn.com/page/show/61529-eraa-basketball-board-members    

 

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact the current position holder or Adam Meuler, the ERAA Director of Basketball (ajmeuler@gmail.com). If you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else to run for one of these positions, please contact Adam Meuler, the ERAA Director of Basketball (ajmeuler@gmail.com), by April 26. 

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, there will be a virtual voting process this year. We plan on conducting the voting via email from April 27-28, and more detailed instructions will be provided once we have finalized a slate of candidates. 

 

Thank you and GO RAPTORS!!  

East Ridge Basketball,

 

It was great to see so many of you on the live ball handling zoom meeting last week! We had a total of 94 families join from our community! If you weren’t able to make the live event, we have recorded the workouts and created an ‘On Demand’ page on our website where you will be able to access the recordings at any time.

 

We hope to see you all tonight!

 

GO RAPTORS!

AT HOME BASKETBALL SKILL RESOURCES

As we're all quarantined we thought parents might appreciate some guidance on basketball relevant workouts.  The ERHS varsity program has compiled some really helpful resources on the webpage below.  It includes a Google Doc that the varsity coaches compiled, body weight workouts the strength and conditioning coach put together and also some helpful websites with approved trainers where they can find a cheap paid service ($5.85/mo) and another offering 2 weekly free live training opportunities.

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Questions about ERAA Basketball?

Adam Meuler

Director of ERAA Basketball

Phone: 612-226-5756