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1 Upward Basketball Returning Coach Training Conference Upward Basketball Returning Coach Training Conference

2 What we will cover at this training The Upward Vision Whats New this year !!!! Rules Unique to Upward Q&A – Practice and Game Day Be a Legacy

3 The Upward Vision

4 Practice Devotions: Teach Character of Christ through 3 virtues he modeled. 1 memory verse studied over 3 weeks. Practice Cards distributed at practices 1, 2, 5, 8 and last one. Whats New This Year !!!! Share the Gospel at the last practice vs Practice #7.

5 Practice Number VirtueVerse Practice 1None (Get to Know You time) None (practice card features launch information) Practices 2-4CourageBe strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go. Joshua 1:9(NIrV) Practices 5-7RespectShow proper respect to everyone. 1 Peter 2:17a (NIrV) Practices 8-10FaithWe live by believing, not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIrV) Last Practice of the Season Gospel Presentation For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)

6 Practice Cards Each player will receive a practice card at the end of Practices 1, 2, 5, 8 and the last practice. With the exception of the first practice card, each one will contain the Scripture verse being learned for the next two practices as well as an unlock code for The first practice card details does not include a verse, but gives information on how to get registered on by including a sport-specific launch code.

7 Gospel Tool: Whats New This Year !!!! The Big Story DVD replaces the Gospel tool Handed out at the season celebration. Designed to bring families together to hear the gospel.

8 Whats New This Year !!!! New as of 3/24/11. Detailed and Organized.

9 Online Coach Resource ( The coach resources of contain everything you need to be a successful Upward Basketball Coach, including: Skills and Drills Weekly practice devotions Rules unique to Upward Basketball Substitutions Upward Basketball Stars – Game day recognition



12 Launch Card Whats New This Year !!!! Launch card handed out by coach at first practice. Launch code to get onto site. Subsequent cards handed out at practices 2, 5, 8 and last practice.

13 New Coach Training Guide Whats New This Year !!!! YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR HANDS NOW!! Use as a reference throughout the season.

14 Improved Coach Playbooks Whats New This Year !!!! Located in your Coach Box inside the Team Box. Only contains info needed for practices and games.

15 Scripture Learning Music Whats New This Year !!!! Now online at Replaces the Scripture Learning CD. Everyone has access to this now!!!

16 Coach & Referee Videos Online: Whats New This Year !!!! Now online at Replaces the DVD in the coach playbook.

17 What are our colors? Whats New This Year !!!! Our colors this year are………..

18 Blue and Orange (Boise State Colors) Whats New This Year !!!!

19 Rules Unique to Upward Basketball The game format, rules for game play and substitution system which are unique to Upward Basketball are designed to provide the best sports experience for every child. Except where the rules to Upward Basketball apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Rules Book (www.

20 Rules for Game Play 1.Man-to-man defense will be played at all times. Zone defenses are not allowed. In most cases, players are guarding the opponent that closely matches ability and height, creating a more competitive system for all on the court. 2.Defensive players must stay within arms reach of the player theyre guarding. (Isolation plays are not part of Upward Basketball because they take away the opportunity for all players to improve. This would contradict the spirit of the rules.)

21 Rules for Game Play 3.Double teaming is not allowed. However, help defense is strongly encouraged in the following instances: Offensive Picks and Screens – Defensive switching is allowed on offensive picks and screens. The non-screened defender can help his or her teammate by temporarily switching until the teammate recovers to defend his or her offensive player. This is commonly referred to as help and recover. Fast Breaks – During any fast break (when the team that gains possession pushes quickly into the opponents end of the court), another defensive player not assigned to the ball handler may help in order to slow or stop the fast break. Upon stopping the fast break, defenders should return to guarding their assigned players. Lane Area – If a defender is in the lane and the player he or she is guarding is within arms reach, the defender is allowed to provide help defense.

22 Rules for Game Play 4.At the beginning of each six-minute segment, both coaches should line up the players at mid-court and match them up by ability without giving verbal cues. This act is performed to promote equal player match-ups. If both coaches and referees foresee a match-up problem due to position and height, players can be shuffled around to create a better game situation. 5.Full-court presses are not allowed. Defensive players may not guard their opponents in the backcourt. This creates an equal opportunity for each child to participate both on offense and defense. 6.Due to the shortness of the court in cross court play, backcourt violation will not be called. However, backcourt violation will be called when playing on a regulation-size court (84 feet). The offense must purposefully attack the defense in every situation – no stalling. After a warning from the referee, a violation will be called resulting in a turnover.

23 Rules for Game Play 8. Referees will call and explain all violations. This is done because referees serve as on the floor coaches teaching players what is and is not acceptable on the court. The detail of explanations will vary according to the age group and understanding of the players and should decrease as the season progresses. 9. When possible, referees will advise players of potential violations before the violation occurs. Doing this often prevents a violation from occurring. 7.The offense must purposefully attack the defense in every situation – no stalling. After a warning from the referee, a violation will be called resulting in a turnover.

24 11. No technical fouls or protest of games. These go against the spirit of Upward Basketball. Coaches and referees should instead follow the example in the Circle of Affirmation. 12. No score will be given for a basket in the wrong goal. It will be treated as a turnover. This will prevent further embarrassing a player for making this mistake. 10. The three second restriction (lane violation) only called for full court games. However, coaches and referees should encourage offensive movement in and out of the lane area. Rules for Game Play

25 13.Non-shooting fouls result in the ball being taken out on the side by the offended team (no bonus rule). All shooting fouls result in free throws. By not administering bonus situation free throws, this allows all players on the court to contribute to consistent game action. 14.The game clock runs continuously.

26 Q&A Practices and Game Day Q&A Practices and Game Day

27 QUIZ !!!!!!

28 1. Devotions should be shared at the beginning of practice? Ans: False 2. A player who misses practice can still play in the game on Saturday? Ans: True 3. A Coach should stay at practice until all players are picked up?

29 4. Because devotions are shared with children, there is no need to prepare ahead of time? Ans: False 5. Scripture learning is a team effort? Ans: True Ans: False 6. The best players start every game and then substitute in the players with the most room for improvement?

30 7. Every player should receive every color star by the end of the season? Ans: True 8. After the game, parents should join the players when the game day stars are awarded? Ans: True Ans: False 9. Negative reinforcement is appropriate if the coach is trying to motivate a player to play at a higher level?

31 10. Substitutions during the last segment of the game can be changed if it gives your team an opportunity to win the game? Ans: False 11. If a player does not try hard during a segment, it is appropriate to sit that player out of the next segment even if the player is scheduled to be in the game? Ans: False

32 Be A Legacy

33 Upward Basketball Coach Training Conference Upward Basketball Coach Training Conference

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