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Hoops Lab: Coaching Changes

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Coaching Changes Can Change Everything

This week, I took my two oldest kids to their first basketball practice. They are a combined 12 years old, playing on a "micro" team. My 7-year-old is the tallest kid on the team, while my 5-year-old is the smallest. Practice consisted of a "learn-to-dribble" drill, followed by a chest-pass drill, followed by a lay-up line, followed by a defensive slide drill. The rim is lowered to give them a fighting chance, and my 5-year-old made two buckets while my 7-year-old made one. My 5-year-old hasn't stopped bragging all week, calling to tell all of the grandparents about the two layups. Good times were had by all.

But one of the most hilarious parts of practice was the coach. He's an old school guy that seemed to want to coach the team with discipline, fire, and brimstone. The fact that he's coaching kindergartners doesn't seem to have sunken in with him. He made two little boys sit on the bleachers for not listening

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