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*** Fixtures for weekend 23rd - 25th February ***
Feb 18, 2018, 1:07 pm


Hopefully this weeks fixtures will go better for us this week. Apologies

for anyone who gave up there day for matches only to be cancelled but it was

out of Navans Control.
U14 Boys have 2x away games this weekend, Cavan Lakers & East Coast Cavaliers.
U12 & U14 Girls away to Dundalk Ravens,
U12 Boys, U16 Girls & U18 Girls away to Muchno Lakers,
Senior Men away to Drogheda Bullets Celtic.

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Basketball Ireland's National Summer Camp 2018
Feb 18, 2018, 1:05 pm

Registration now open for Basketball Ireland's National Camp 2018

#GreenShoots

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*** Rip & Run Summer Camps 2018.***
Jan 25, 2018, 11:23 am

*** Rip & Run Summer Camps 2018.***
Any players interested in the rip & run summer camps running from 29/07/2018 to 04/08/2018 or 05/08/2018 to 11/08/2018. there is an early booking discount if you book before March 17th. Please read the brochure in the downloads file.

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Navan Cougars Academy
Sep 14, 2017, 12:53 pm

Navan Cougars Academy Cubs are starting their first training night this evening 6-7pm in St Michaels Loreto

Basketball arena. Age between 7-9 years old.

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“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
May 5, 2017, 1:39 pm
To All Players/Parents
With the very competitive and fast pace of matches in our club several incidents
have occurred with players getting knocked in th
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Coach's Corner


How to STOP Over Dribbling During Games
Feb 18, 2018, 12:55 pm

How to STOP Over Dribbling During Games

- By Joe Haefner

Not much can stagnate your offense more efficiently or lighten the color and thickness of your hair quicker than...

Over dribbling on offense!

You've probably had teams where players acted like the basketball was on fire. As soon as they caught it, the first thing they did was drop it to the floor.

Over dribbling has so many negative effects on your team including scoring fewer points and having more turnovers! This bad offense also leads to bad defense as your opponents get more easy scoring opportunities via turnovers and bad shots.

Now, how do you fix this?

It is through what you teach, what you enforce, and how you practice.

1 - Teach them to dribble with a purpose.

First, you need to teach your players when they should dribble. Here is what you might tell players to do:

Dribble to score.

Dribble to prevent a 5 second call.

Dribble to create a better passing angle.

Dribble to advance the ball up the floor.

Otherwise, don't dribble!

One of my favorite lines for teaching how to dribble is from Don Kelbick who is the creator of the Attack & Counter Skill Development System.

He says when you dribble, "Think Lay Up". That's the mentality you should have when dribbling... Attack!

2 - Enforce it in practice.

If you want to get rid of bad habits, you have to create good habits. You can do this with constraints and correction.

Here are a few examples of drills and scrimmages that utilize constraints.

Dribble Without Purpose = Turnover

If you want your players to dribble with a purpose, you better set up situations where they have to adhere to this habit. One easy way to do that is to have this rule during practice.

Every time you dribble without a purpose, it is an automatic turnover.

No Dribble Drills & Scrimmages

Here is another constraint that you can apply. You eliminate dribbling from your drills or scrimmages.

This teaches them how to play without dribbling. The players quickly learn that they don't need to dribble nearly as often as they thought. It also teaches them when they truly need to dribble to create a better scoring opportunity.

At first, it can be quite ugly as they figure things out. But after awhile, a few minutes or a few practices depending on the group, it can transform into beautiful basketball.

Kids are zipping the ball around and you end up with some open shots. At times, I've even noticed that after allowing dribbles again, the offense even worsens.

It's up to you if you want to do this, but I also have allowed one dribble after a pass to shoot a lay up.

Limited Dribble Drills & Scrimmages

This is similar to above, except that you limit the number of dribbles for a player after each pass. You might use two or three dribbles depending on the age group.

This teaches players to use their dribbles only when necessary.

3 - Enforce It During Games

Ahead of time, you can also tell your players that if they over dribble during games too much, they will spend a few minutes on the bench.

This tends to be one of the best teachers if they revert to old habits during games.

If you utilize these tips, you'll be amazed at how quickly these bad habits start to disappear.


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Dundalk Ravens vs U12 Girls
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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Drogheda Bullets Celtic vs Mens
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:30 pm
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Dundalk Ravens vs U14 Girls
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:30 pm
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East Coast Cavaliers vs U14 Boys
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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Muckno Lakers vs U16 Girls
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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Muckno Lakers vs U12 Boys
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:15 pm
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Muckno Lakers vs U18 Girls
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:15 pm
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Drogheda Bullet Warriors vs Mens
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 8:15 pm
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U12 Girls vs Dunshaughlin
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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U14 Girls vs Dunshaughlin
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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 Game Results
East Cavan Eagles (11) vs U12 Girls (22)
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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U16 Girls (20) vs Carrick Cruisers (0)
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Streete Warriors (31) vs U18 Girls (68)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Streete Warriors (20) vs U14 Girls (0)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Streete Warriors (31) vs U16 Girls (42)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Streete Warriors (61) vs U18 Boys (26)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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