Help me give my students 18 Pop Up Defenders to work on improving their skills.
This project expired on August 16, 2019.
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Our boys and girls basketball players are determined and hard working. They put more into learning the game and developing as players more than most. They are all seventh and eighth graders. They are enthusiastic and energetic. We are in a rural area with no outdoor parks or places to play football or basketball except in the school setting.
They want to become better basketball players but do not always have the funds to pay for what they need to improve their skills.
School budgets are spread thin with physical education and athletics the last to receive funding.
I have hardworking players who come to the gym every chance we are allowed to have practice to work on their skills and improve as basketball players. Unfortunately, sports are underfunded and we have to find ways to get the needed materials for our school sports.
The Pop Up Defender is a valuable teaching tool used during sports to help players improve their skills.
We will use ours every day to simulate defenders during ball handling drills as well as installing offense and defensive concepts. By having twelve defenders I can place two at each goal so players can work on ball handling, cutting, and footwork off the dribble and shooting. We can also set them up as a zone defense to work on our spacing and gap offense.
With your help these will be used the day they arrive and every day afterwards for player development. This will be a valuable resource for our team.
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