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Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by blackwhisker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:02 pm

How to warm up for basketball game when space is limited? Is jump rope good? (I read it in an online article)

It is basketball season for my pre-teen kid. The gym for their game is always scheduled for back to back games. The kids usually only get about five minutes on the basketball court to warm-up before their game starts.

Any suggestions for warm up with limited space before a basketball game? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Post by livesoft » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:21 pm

Our teams would warm-up outside. Plenty of space.
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Post by fourwaystreet » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 pm

Stretch in a hallway leading to the gym, they can also work on dribbling drills.

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by J295 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm

Blackwhisker ... are you asking as the coach, or as a parent only?

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Post by blackwhisker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:18 pm

J295 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Blackwhisker ... are you asking as the coach, or as a parent only?
I am asking as a parent only. I am also asked this question for occasions like before tryouts.

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Post by blackwhisker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:20 pm

blackwhisker wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:18 pm
J295 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Blackwhisker ... are you asking as the coach, or as a parent only?
I am asking as a parent only. I am also asked this question for occasions like before tryouts.
Sorry typo above, ( speech recognition software problems) I meant to say I am also asking this question for occasions like before tryouts.

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by blackwhisker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:21 pm

fourwaystreet wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Stretch in a hallway leading to the gym, they can also work on dribbling drills.
Thank you! Sounds good

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Post by blackwhisker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:22 pm

livesoft wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Our teams would warm-up outside. Plenty of space.
Warm up outside sounds good. I'm not sure why our teams don't usually do that

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Post by bengal22 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 pm

I used a treadmill.
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Post by J295 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 am

Pass the ball with a friend outside or in the hallway.

In my opinion, really important not to make a big deal out of these activities or the warm-up. I would not encourage anything structured. That’s why I say passing the ball with a friend. No need for stretching, structured running, drills, etc. Your child should not get injured with lack of warm-up given their age and likely pace of the game. And you don’t want them to misinterpret your actions and building expectations that their performance matters

Some kids are wired and genetically blessed for sports, others are not. Either way, keep it low-key. This coming from a parent who kept it low-key and ended up with athletes, including one full ride All Big XII. Their participation provides good memories now, but more significantly they are wonderful adults.

I apologize for the little bit of a soapbox routine here. I just saw so many parents in youth sports get so carried away. I often wondered about these parents so concerned about their 10-year-olds performance, not even realizing that they might have the kid who grows up to find a cure for cancer. It’s just sports.

Good luck.

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Post by BeTheMatch » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 am

fourwaystreet wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Stretch in a hallway leading to the gym, they can also work on dribbling drills.
NO DRIBBLING IN THE HALLS!!!!

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Post by chipperd » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 am

I used to coach travel bball ages 10-13 and having limited warm up time on the court isn't uncommon. We would have our kids outside if the weather permitted or stretch and dribble in the hall/pass in the hall. Great time to go over plays on the dry erase board and team tactics. Also can do ball taps above the head against the wall as most school walls are brick or cinder block.

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Post by blackwhisker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:17 pm

J295 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 am
Pass the ball with a friend outside or in the hallway.

In my opinion, really important not to make a big deal out of these activities or the warm-up. I would not encourage anything structured. That’s why I say passing the ball with a friend. No need for stretching, structured running, drills, etc. Your child should not get injured with lack of warm-up given their age and likely pace of the game. And you don’t want them to misinterpret your actions and building expectations that their performance matters

Some kids are wired and genetically blessed for sports, others are not. Either way, keep it low-key. This coming from a parent who kept it low-key and ended up with athletes, including one full ride All Big XII. Their participation provides good memories now, but more significantly they are wonderful adults.

I apologize for the little bit of a soapbox routine here. I just saw so many parents in youth sports get so carried away. I often wondered about these parents so concerned about their 10-year-olds performance, not even realizing that they might have the kid who grows up to find a cure for cancer. It’s just sports.

Good luck.
I understand where you are coming from. But I do think you are projecting a bit...

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by blackwhisker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:19 pm

chipperd wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 am
I used to coach travel bball ages 10-13 and having limited warm up time on the court isn't uncommon. We would have our kids outside if the weather permitted or stretch and dribble in the hall/pass in the hall. Great time to go over plays on the dry erase board and team tactics. Also can do ball taps above the head against the wall as most school walls are brick or cinder block.
Thanks

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Post by mattyfu1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 pm

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach here in NY -

Sometimes my girls have to warm up in hallway while the boys finish practice.

1. Stretch - https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/stretching-vd.html - dynamic stretches are important as it gets the kids moving and the heart beating.
2. Simple Ball Drills - Have kids pass to one another - dribble up and down hallway with each hand.

*Above all the dynamic stretches are super important.

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Believe it or not pre teens

Post by Socrates28 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:57 pm

don't really need to stretch.....more of the jr high high schoolers that do

I coached soccer for 17 seasons and mostly it was older kids who needed stretching

also, we rarely did static stretching even at that age....more movements and motions to loosen up

I remember those basket ball days. Game was over and you get five minutes on the court to dribble, shoot, etc before game started

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Post by blackwhisker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:21 pm

mattyfu1 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball Coach here in NY -

Sometimes my girls have to warm up in hallway while the boys finish practice.

1. Stretch - https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/stretching-vd.html - dynamic stretches are important as it gets the kids moving and the heart beating.
2. Simple Ball Drills - Have kids pass to one another - dribble up and down hallway with each hand.

*Above all the dynamic stretches are super important.

-MattyFu
Thank you thank you Coach MattyFu!! This is helpful!

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by USGrant » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm

*Jumping jacks
*Dribbling drills (figure eights through the legs - keep ball low, keep head up)
*Suicides in the parking lot
*Shooting at an imaginary hoop (one-hand shots, elbow in, arc, imagine ball going over rim and swishing in...visualizing)
*Defensive stance, defensive slides, footfires
*Stretching
*Jumping a little rope
*Practice taking charges!


Anything from the fictional Pistol Pete movie from the 80s/90s, really!

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Post by blackwhisker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 pm

USGrant wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm
*Jumping jacks
*Dribbling drills (figure eights through the legs - keep ball low, keep head up)
*Suicides in the parking lot
*Shooting at an imaginary hoop (one-hand shots, elbow in, arc, imagine ball going over rim and swishing in...visualizing)
*Defensive stance, defensive slides, footfires
*Stretching
*Jumping a little rope
*Practice taking charges!


Anything from the fictional Pistol Pete movie from the 80s/90s, really!
Thank you for the great suggestions!

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Post by mattyfu1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:32 am

USGrant wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm
*Jumping jacks
*Dribbling drills (figure eights through the legs - keep ball low, keep head up)
*Suicides in the parking lot
*Shooting at an imaginary hoop (one-hand shots, elbow in, arc, imagine ball going over rim and swishing in...visualizing)
*Defensive stance, defensive slides, footfires
*Stretching
*Jumping a little rope
*Practice taking charges!


Anything from the fictional Pistol Pete movie from the 80s/90s, really!
WOW! That Pistol Pete movie was a favorite of mine!!!

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by Alexa9 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:39 am

Run in place and burpees. Google "Prison Workout."

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Re: Warm-up before basketball game with space constraints?

Post by Shallowpockets » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:33 pm

Have the kid run or walk to the games.

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