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weekend games 16th Dec
Dec 6, 2018, 1:39 pm

Games this weekend Dec 16th in St Pats


Congratulations to St Pats U16 boys
Dec 6, 2018, 6:41 am

Congratulations to St Pats U16 boys on winning the North East B school final. St patrick's against Granard college Longford: Congratulations to our club players Thomas kerr ethan mcbride alex oreilly oisin McEvoy Rory Ward, Shane timony and Jake Morris, final score : 75 - 45.


Club Members looking for Hoodies, Zip Tops, Replica kits or shorts
Nov 20, 2018, 1:55 pm

Hoodie/zip top

Hoodies will be made in Ireland approx. €25 Hoodies sizes will be small/medium/large.

Zip top made in Lithuania €38. Players need to be measured for zip tops : Height, Weight, Chest and request it by Wednesday

Either hoodie or zip top can have players name on the back

Training kits

Players can buy kits for training but these can’t be used in matches – numbers over 15 only.

Training Kit prices – guide price of €33 to €40 depending on size

Players can buy shorts with no numbers. €12 shorts only with no numbers – these can be used in matches.

PLEASE CONTACT Greta on the club Facebook or at training sessions.


Club Scrimmage Review
Nov 20, 2018, 6:57 am

Scrimmage timetable Mondays

At a fully attended committee meeting Monday night a decision to change the times and age groups attending each session was made. This decision was taken mainly for the safety of young/small players and is on a trial period till Christmas and will be reviewed again to see if the age groups work better. A reminder that there is a small fee of €3 per player to cover the cost of the hall rental as this night is not a training night but a night for club scrimmage. If this night is badly attended and costs are not covered it will have to discontinue as the club cannot afford this added expense. The schedule is as follows, 6pm - 7pm Academy and U12 boys and girls, 7pm - 8pm U14 boys and girls, 8pm - 9pm U16 & U18 boys and Girls. Unfortunately the Seniors hour is dropped as not enough attend and costs were not been covered. If any members/Parents have any concerns please email the club and air your views or concerns and it will be looked at again.


“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 the mouth in training and matches.
Navan Cougars has enforced
“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
for all competitive age groups both for training and matches.

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, 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.


 Next Game
Carrick Cruisers vs U16 Boys (Puma)
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
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U12 Boys vs BlackwaterSteelers
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00 am
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U16 Boys (Jaguar) vs BlackwaterSteelers "B"
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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U14 Boys vs BlackwaterSteelers
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm
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U18 Boys vs BlackwaterSteelers
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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U16 Girls vs BlackwaterSteelers
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:30 pm
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Drogheda Bullets "B" vs Mens
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:30 pm
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Ladies vs East Cavan Eagles
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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Mens vs East Cavan Eagles
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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Ladies vs Muckno Lakers
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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 Game Results
U18 Girls (66) vs Carrick Cruisers (48)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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U16 Boys (Jaguar) (83) vs Carrick Cruisers "B" (16)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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U16 Girls (41) vs Carrick Cruisers "B" (35)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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U14 Girls (40) vs Carrick Cruisers "B" (12)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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U18 Boys (41) vs Dundalk Ravens (103)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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U16 Boys (Puma) (76) vs East Cavan Eagles (25)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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