Primary Basketball Team

School News January 26, 2022
Primary Basketball Team

Basketball is a very popular sport all over the world. This term, WAS Changzhou formed a basketball team. The basketball team members were chosen from grade 4 and grade 5 students. The students were so enthusiastic that more than sixty people signed up. Finally, after a selection of four coaches, twenty of them were chosen as the basketball team members.

There are several positions in basketball, such as forward, guard and center. A big, powerful player can play the role of center, and a nimble player with a good dribble can play the role of guard. We gave students preliminary roles based on their body size and skills.  

Every Monday evening from 6:10 to 7:10 is the basketball team practice time. For the past few weeks, there have been specific training themes each week, such as dribbling, shooting and passing. In this week's training, they just learned pick and roll tactics, including the meaning, function and basic action involved.

As there are four coaches with the team, we can divide the players into different groups and practice at the same time, then switch over a period of time so that each team member can gain more in the process of training.

The players are sometimes divided into four groups to play against each other. They all worked very hard. Although the foundation skills still need to be strengthened, they have demonstrated wonderful cooperation so far.

With continued training coming up after the Spring Festival holiday, we are looking forward to our first fixtures in the Year of the Tiger!