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Fixtures February 29th & 1st March
Feb 18, 2020, 7:00 pm


U14 Boys & Girls NEBB Knights squads
Feb 11, 2020, 9:51 pm

Introductory training sessions for U14 Boys & Girls NEBB Knights squads will take place on Monday, 17th February, in Mullagh Sports Hall.

Times are 1.15pm to 3.10pm for the girls and 3.20pm to 5.20pm for the boys.

The U14 teams focus on developing player skills by providing regular regional training sessions as well as the opportunity to play challenge games with other regional development squads. Trials for team selection will take place at a later date - these teams will be participating in some home tournaments, including a proposed national inter regional tournament at the end of the season .

Players should bring their own ball, drink of water, snacks and €5 for hall hire. Players can register their interest in participating at the link here:

https://forms.gle/rsXAjwLKbpM6sLhBA

COACHES/MANAGERS:

If there are any coaches/volunteers who wish to help out with the U14 Knights squads please contact the secretary, Clare O'Reilly, at KnightsSecretary@nebb.ie


U16/18 NEBB Knights Team Trials 2019-20
Nov 30, 2019, 9:29 pm

 North East Basketball Board

The Knights team will be going to Lloret de Mar - an hour north of Barcelona for a basketball tournament leaving 27/6 and returning on 4/7.   Its a great trip! You need to register to attend the preliminary trials -  click on the link above and then copy and paste the registration link to a new page.  Its a great opportunity!


“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
May 5, 2017, 1:39 pm
To All Players/Parents
With the very competitive and fast pace of matches in our club several incidents
have occurred with players getting knocked in the mouth in training and matches.
Navan Cougars has enforced
“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
for all competitive age groups both for training and matches.

Coach's Corner


How to STOP Over Dribbling During Games
Feb 18, 2018, 12:55 pm

How to STOP Over Dribbling During GameS :- Not much can stagnate your offense more efficiently or lighten the color and thickness of your hair quicker than Over dribbling on offense! You've probably had teams where players acted like the basketball was on fire. As soon as they caught it, the first thing they did was drop it to the floor. Over dribbling has so many negative effects on your team including scoring fewer points and having more turnovers! This bad offense also leads to bad defense as your opponents get more easy scoring opportunities via turnovers and bad shots.Now, how do you fix this? It is through what you teach, what you enforce, and how you practice.

1 - Teach them to dribble with a purpose. :- First, you need to teach your players when they should dribble. Here is what you might tell players to do: Dribble to score, Dribble to prevent a 5 second call, Dribble to create a better passing angle, Dribble to advance the ball up the floor. Otherwise, don't dribble, when you dribble, "Think Lay Up". That's the mentality you should have when dribbling... Attack!

2 - Enforce it in practice. :-  If you want to get rid of bad habits, you have to create good habits. You can do this with constraints and correction. Here are a few examples of drills and scrimmages that utilize constraints.

Dribble Without Purpose = Turnover :-  If you want your players to dribble with a purpose, you better set up situations where they have to adhere to this habit. One easy way to do that is to have this rule during practice. Every time you dribble without a purpose, it is an automatic turnover.                                                                              

No Dribble Drills & Scrimmages :-  Here is another constraint that you can apply. You eliminate dribbling from your drills or scrimmages. This teaches them how to play without dribbling. The players quickly learn that they don't need to dribble nearly as often as they thought. It also teaches them when they truly need to dribble to create a better scoring opportunity. At first, it can be quite ugly as they figure things out. But after awhile, a few minutes or a few practices depending on the group, it can transform into beautiful basketball. Kids are zipping the ball around and you end up with some open shots. At times, I've even noticed that after allowing dribbles again, the offense even worsens. It's up to you if you want to do this, but I also have allowed one dribble after a pass to shoot a lay up.

Limited Dribble Drills & Scrimmages :-  This is similar to above, except that you limit the number of dribbles for a player after each pass. You might use two or three dribbles depending on the age group. This teaches players to use their dribbles only when necessary.                                                                                                                           

3 - Enforce It During Games :-  Ahead of time, you can also tell your players that if they over dribble during games too much, they will spend a few minutes on the bench. This tends to be one of the best teachers if they revert to old habits during games. If you utilize these tips, you'll be amazed at how quickly these bad habits start to disappear.


 Next Game
U14 Girls (Jaguars) vs Dundalk Ravens "A"
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:15 pm
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U18 Boys vs Dundalk Ravens "A"
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:30 pm
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U12 Girls vs East Coast Cavaliers
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00 pm
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U14 Girls (Pumas) vs East Coast Cavaliers
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm
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East Coast Cavaliers vs U12 Boys
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 11:00 am
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East Coast Cavaliers vs U14 Boys
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm
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East Coast Cavaliers vs U16 Boys
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 1:15 pm
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Dunshaughlin vs U12 Boys
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00 am
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Dunshaughlin "B" vs U14 Girls (Pumas)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:00 am
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Dunshaughlin vs U12 Girls
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:15 pm
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Dunshaughlin vs U14 Girls (Jaguars)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 1:15 pm
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 Game Results
U14 Girls (Jaguars) (30) vs Cavan Lakers (33)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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U18 Boys (66) vs Cavan Lakers (58)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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U18 Girls (36) vs Cavan Lakers (53)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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U16 Boys (12) vs Cavan Lakers (61)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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U14 Boys (26) vs Cavan Lakers (39)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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U12 Boys (35) vs Cavan Lakers (24)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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