Rst 199: Practice Plan #1
• For my team that will participate in the practice, it will consist of 12 athletes will little, to no, experience regarding the game of wheelchair basketball. The participants will be college students between the ages of 18-21, with 3 individuals encompassing each category (3 players with a level one classification, 3 players with a level two classification, and so on up to level four). As it relates to the actual practice, this will be taking place during the pre-season, as the athletes must become acquainted with the general knowledge and specifics of the game before more in-depth exercises can be configured. The practice will involve almost all aspects crucial to understanding the game, in which the …show more content…
• Passing exercise: 15 minutes o For this activity, I would pair up the athletes in “twos” and begin by simply having them pass the basketball back-and-forth to each other to further work on the hand-eye coordination of the participants. Then, keeping the athletes in pairs, I would have each pair move down the court next to their partner, passing the ball to each other while in motion, steadily increasing their speed as they become comfortable with the drill. This exercise will prepare the athletes for a real game in which they will not have their wheelchair remain at rest while passing; they must be comfortable with passing on the move. Again, as identified earlier, the athletes should focus on keeping their head up and not focused on the ball, being alert and keeping their eye on the target (the recipient of the pass).
• Water break: 5 minutes o I will have the athletes take a water break and stretch out any muscles that they deem necessary. This is their time to catch their breath and prepare for the next drill.
• Defensive drills: 15 minutes o For the final drill of the practice, I am having the participants focus on the defensive aspect of wheelchair