Thursday, February 9, 2012

Morgan is Playing Basketball!

Morgan started playing basketball in a program that our church puts on for kids in the community called Upwards basketball. This is the first that she has ever played basketball since we don't actually have a basketball here at our house and has a lot to learn but, for now, she's just having fun!

These pictures are from her 1st game. She's had another game since and will play 6 more...plus have 6 more practices. I was asked to be an assistant coach, so I try to help out at practices and every other game since the main coach has classes every other weekend. It's been interesting! I don't know/remember much about basketball, let alone know how to teach it to kids, so thankfully I'm not the main coach! LOL!


The kids do a great job for their ages. They're Kindergarten and 1st graders. While they're playing they put on a color band that matches with a kid from the other team (that is at a similar skill level) for them to guard. Right here they're lined up with the kids from the other team so they can see who'll they'll be guarding for that period.

Each game starts with a prayer and then they play six 6 minute periods. They don't worry too much about things like traveling and double dribbling right now, so the games can run a bit smoother.

Being that this is a Christian-based program, I'm hoping it's something Morgan enjoys and will want to continue. They even have devotions at practice, so they can learn more about God's love...I think that's pretty cool! ;-) If basketball doesn't end up being her thing, they also have cheerleading, so we'll wait and see how the next 6 weeks go and how she feels about doing it next year....I think it'll be fun if she and Blake will want to play together! :-)


**Sorry for the blurry pictures. :-)

6 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It sounds like a wonderful experience for her and also you.

Alexia said...

That's really awesome - I love that the games are all about teaching them too! Most sports at that age are competitive and probably confusing to little kids. If I could find a program like that for the boys I would put them in it in an instant!

Marissa said...

What a great program and experience for her! You're brave to be assistant coach :) My son starts t-ball next month, but I think he'd really like playing basketball. I don't think there are any programs for little ones around here though...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh how fun!!

I love that it's a Christian based program. I wish we had one around here to enter the boys in!

Full Time Mama said...

How fun!! And fun to be helping coach too! Sounds like a wonderful program (and much better than cheer, in my opinion...lol)!

shopannies said...

love the picture very sweet I once coached a season of pee wee league at our church

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