Game Night

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About Game Night

Our ‘Game Night’ runs 1830-2000 every Tuesday evening at Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole. These sessions are aimed at club members aged 13+ to play with the club coaches and non-member adult volunteer players in order to improve member standards. We aim to have max 14 players per session; 4 adult players and 10 member players. There are no drills or frills; after a quick warm-up we make up the 2 teams and are straight into ‘scrimmage’ 5 x 5 style basketball matches.

Check out our Game Night structure below:

Ethos

  • Emphasis on fun, showing off a few moves, yet competitive and selfless play.
  • Objective is to improve the member players performance by giving them additional court time per week in a game setting, with experienced adult players there to push the member players’ competitive edge.

Ethos

  • Emphasis on fun, showing off a few moves, yet competitive and selfless play.
  • Objective is to improve the member players performance by giving them additional court time per week in a game setting, with experienced adult players there to push the member players’ competitive edge.

Guidelines

  • 14 players max per session; 4 adult players max, 10 member players ideal
  • 2 teams with Adults, Seniors, U17s and U14s spread over 2 teams evenly as possible
  • 5 x 5 standard rules (8 seconds over midcourt, approx 24 secs to shoot, free throws etc) but running clock, 2 points for outside arc, 1 point for inside   
  • Warm up until around 1840, 3 x 20 min games, quick break between games for water and team tactic talk, wind up 1950 allowing for quick feedback session and pack up time
  • Subs every 4 mins using our fair ‘rotation system’; all member players go off once per game, with one adult player on court per team at any time per game
  • All players call own fouls and violations. Any differences in opinion result in a jump-ball
  • No full-court-press; defence must start when offense is past their half-court
  • Darren and John are players; no coaching from the side-lines but can provide in-play coaching tips at times
  • Limited/zero swearing; minors on court!
  • Limited trash talk; the premise of these sessions is to encourage not intimidate!

Team arrangement

Worked example:

Number Position Team Darren Team John
1 Guard Loui Harley
2 Guard Ayden Dom
3 Forward Ethan B Sharissa
4 Forward Tom P Albie
5 Center Ephram Jake P
6 Guard Darren Pete
7 Forward Gavan John

 

Rotation order

Players off court Intervals Positions on court
4 & 6 00:00-04:00 GGFCF
1 & 7 04:00-08:00 GFFCG
5 & 6 08:00-12:00 GGFFF
2 & 7 12:00-16:00 GFFCG
3 & 6 16:00-20:00 GGFCF

What this means is:

  • 1 adult on court per team at any time
  • 1 coach on the court at any time
  • all member players come off once only per game
  • achieves the best arrangement as possible on court at every interval (with 2 guards, 2 forwards, 1 center being the ideal)

Please note that due to the high-intensity and experienced level of play required, inclusion into these sessions is through prior arrangement with Coach John.

Want to see who is already playing in the coming weeks?

How much is it?

The costs for members and non-members are as below:

Interested?

We are currently looking for players for these sessions.

Please get in touch and register your interest today!

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