Practice time – TBC
Game days – Sunday
Optional skill session – TBC
Our U13 teams is where we start to have a bit more structure when playing. To us, it is more important for players to develop skills and their understanding of spacing and timing, rather than just putting them in set positions. We also are against teaching zone defence to players at this age as man to man defence is better for their overall development as basketball players (zone is easily taught).
All the skills taught at U11 are reiterated in U13. We also introduce offensive cuts and spacing, rebounding, basic post moves, basic screens and team defence (man to man).
There’s always an emphasis on having fun whilst playing. But at this age, the games become a bit more competitive.