Basketball in St Patrick’s De La Salle
Basketball is a very popular sport in our school. Pupils from all class levels are offered lessons in which they learn a mixture of individual skills and team concepts. The basics of dribbling and controlling the ball are two areas which are focused on in the junior classes. In the senior classes, different moves for example ‘the crossover’ and passing the ball between the legs and behind the back are also practised!
In terms of teamwork, the main focus is to teach the boys to move into space and avoid passing in crowds. They learn that making easy passes to teammates is more advantageous than running through everyone.
The main aim of these basketball lessons is to have fun, celebrate with your teammates and encourage each other even when mistakes are made.
The ultimate goal setting out is that every child will learn how to shoot a basketball and learn the basic rules of basketball.