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Coach SID from Saint Francis WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girl's Basketball Championships Are Won at Practice

Help me give my students and players the tools and equipment to help prepare them to win basketball games.

  • $734 goal

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My Students

My players are in grades 9th through 12th grade and attend a public high school with a 50% poverty rate. We are a small school of less than 600 and approximately 50% of the students are open enrollment, leading to less funding from the state.

We have a diverse population of students, as many students from the big city seek our school for greater opportunities.

When given the right tools, my athletes are excited to practice basketball, learn and grow. They are amazing! They are the future.

My Project

To be an effective basketball coach, the first thing you need to do is establish your philosophy and priorities. Having productive practices with the right equipment is high on the team's priority list. This might sound silly. Nevertheless, this very important step allows you to apply very effective coaching techniques.

These kids actually come to you and want to play basketball.

They enjoy it. They are passionate about it. For many of our students, this is their first experience in organized basketball. All these items are essential in helping the athletes develop as players and young ladies. We have limited resources including time, space, coaches. These items help us to maximize our time and provide a better learning environment for our players.

The use of the Defensive Mannequin will allow coaches to mimic game-like defenders by freeing up other players to work on additional skills and maximize limited practice time. The Shot Spotz Basketball Markers will be an effective learning tool that helps improve court sense and positioning of players. The Courtside Traction Mats will help the players by cleaning dirt off of their shoe's soles and provides optimal footing for players.

The Basketball Court Marking is a tool to mark side courts in our gym with three-point lines. This will be important so players learn pacing on the court and can work on improving shooting from the three-point range. The Sport Write Pro Basketball Coaching Board will allow us as coaches to show needed adjustments to players during games and is vital for their development as a player. All uniforms, water bottles, and coaching supplies will be carried to games in the Large Equipment Bags.

Coach SID
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKLZ D-Man Defensive Mannequin • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 4 $239.96
Baden Large Equipment Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $37.99 4 $151.96
DICK''S Sporting Goods Courtside Traction Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 1 $59.99
Sport Write Pro Basketball Coaching Board • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
SKLZ Shot Spotz Basketball Training Markers • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
DICK''S Sporting Goods Courtside Traction Mat Replacement Pad • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 1 $24.99
Spalding Basketball Court Marking Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $7.99 1 $7.99

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