Today I had an epiphany. I was teaching my second of 2 Kindgergarten Phys-Ed classes today and something amazing occured to me. I thought to myself – Self- I should be working on my Rik Smits standing set shot. Just as that thought reached my pea sized brain then the glowing light beamed down and cleared way for my irrational thought “Why can’t I use all 17 of these youngsters as rebounders?”
I didn’t have a lesson designed specifically for this so I incorporated my epiphany into my current lesson of using the utility balls co-operatively while bouncing, throwing and catching (Complex I know, but heck they are only 4 years old they aren’t quite ready for boot camp yet). Anyhow not to bore you with the details but my shot was a killer and so much filler (of the nets that is) today. I was experiencing the zone that players like Larry “Legend” Bird talk about.
Better yet the rebounding skills of the next generation are now being developed because of some early struggles that I was experiencing (editor’s note: The custodian had the roof fans on and it took a few shots before I could find my rhytym). Can you say “WIN WIN SITUATION”. I say you’re welcome Basketball Canada. Just doing my part to develop the next generation of Canadian Hoopsters.