8th Boys/Girls

Roster And Team Info

Tallin Wright Okoboji 0
Joey Andres Okoboji 3
Tate Groeneweg Okoboji 4
Qamryan Ramirez Spencer 5
Willie Holmes Jr. Okoboji 6
Domenic Jutting Harris – Lake Park 7
Caden Lundt Spirit Lake 8
Braden Geelan Emmetsburg 9
Wesley Walz  Spirit Lake 10
Michael Joyce Bishop Garrigan 11
Ethan Stecker Spirit Lake 13
Mason Dahms Okoboji 15
TJ Norgaard Spirit Lake 20
Dylan Stecker Spirit Lake 21
Justus Voss Harris – Lake Park 22
Charlie Erickson Windom MN 23
Carter Schwab Bishop Garrigan 24
Tate Orpen Spirit Lake 30
Jack Berends Spencer 32
Drew Muller  Bishop Garrigan 34
Ana Olson Spencer 11
Ava Haldin Spencer 12
Braylee Haldin Spencer 13
Addison Johnson Okoboji 14
Harper Rabel Okoboji 15
Peyton Schmitz Okoboji 17
Kylee Schiphoff HMS 22
Frankie Mohni  HMS 23
Macy Button Spirit Lake 25
Brooklynn Northeim Argyle, TX 30

Grade Goals

Finding your passion: Our main goal at this age group is for athletes to find either passion for the game of basketball. Some may be starting to set high goals for themselves while others want a different path than playing basketball. This is the stage where kids learn to make their own choices as they get ready to head into high school. As a parent, it is important not to force sports or other activities on your child. Let them find their own passion.
Lay ups: Athletes will learn the proper use of a reverse lay-ups.

Footwork: Athletes will continue to use different types of jab steps and ball fakes (pass fakes and shot fakes).

Shooting form: Athletes will continue to shoot with movement (shooting off the dribble and off the catch). They will start to shoot off screens and develop a more skilled pull up shot.

Ball handling: Athletes will continue to polish their ball handling skills. At this point, all ball handing drills will be done with two balls. For example, one ball is dribbling with right hand and the other ball is being dribble with left hand going around left leg.

Passing: Athletes will be allowed to pass behind the back, no look passing. We will work most on passing off ball screens and passing into the post.

Rebounding: Athletes will continue to work on rebounding techniques. Boxing out and getting the ball at its highest point.

Offense: We will continue to embraces the “Read the Defense” mentality. We expect all athletes to understand all 5 on 5 sets, side out of bounce sets, and baseline out of bounce sets. Athletes will be held accountable “mentally”. Coaches will now work on late game situations.

Cuts and screens: Athletes will be continue to work screening and cuts to get open. (curl cut, flare cut, back cut, L cut. Post players post flash concepts and we will now work on reverse screens.

Defense: Our Defense will feature 1-2-1-1 press, 2-2-1 press, and man/man. We will now start playing and introducing 2-3 zone, 3-2 zone, and half court press.