Basketball begins!

February marks the beginning of basketball season at Rohan Woods School. Students will dribble, pass, and shoot their way through a variety of games and activities. Classic games like HORSE and Knockout are fun to learn and take back to neighborhood hoops. 

Younger students enjoy playing "Spacemen & Aliens" and "Pacman". These games teach strong spacing habits, and promote the desire to build solid dribbling skills. We'll build game skills by playing 3 v 3 games several times a week. Teamwork will be a focus word this month, and "How can I help my team?" will be our mantra. A story that comes alive this month is Mouse Mess by Linnae Riley. Being a mouse has never been so much fun!

 

Older students focus on dribbling with dominant and non-dominant hands, proper hand placement and technique in shooting, and strong footwork for pivots and jump stops. Favorite shooting games are "Around the World" (hit all 6 baskets in under 1 minute) and "Star Points" (the battle of two team racking up points from multiple shooting spots). We'll also have epic relay races that require players to identify their skill strengths to create team synergy. 

The Third-Sixth Graders will have the opportunity to compete in Inter-School games. Players are developing their motion offense and 2-3 defense to become game ready. Please come on out and cheer on our Eagles!

Basketball Season
Feb 11: 5th/6th basketball game vs. Saul Mirowitz (4:00-5:00 pm)
Feb 18: 5th/6th basketball game @ Community School (3:45-5:00 pm)
Feb 24: 3rd/4th basketball game vs. Saul Mirowitz (4:00-5:00 pm)
Feb 26: 3rd/4th basketball game vs. Community School (3:45-5:00 pm
Mar 1: 5th/6th basketball game @ Churchill School (3:45-5:00 pm)
Mar 5: 5th/6th Basketball Tournament @ Chesterfield Day School (8:30 am -2:00 pm)
Other upcoming events:
Feb 23:  5th/6th Grade Field Trip to Hidden Valley "Learn To Ski" (8:00 am -3:00 pm)
 
Recent Events:
*Congratulations to our Lunch League Floor Hockey Champions: The Nickname Ninjas, captained by 6th Graders Nicole and Dennis.
 
*Fathers' Breakfast Basketball 2/5/16
 
*RWS Floor Hockey Tournament 1/30/16

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