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ESF Tigers Basketball - Progression 

 

Beginners Age Range

Beginners - Level 1 (BB1)

5 - 6 years

Beginners - Level 2 (BB2)

7 - 8 years

An introductory level class helping youngsters learn fundamental skills such as catching, throwing, dribbling, passing, running, jumping and other gross motor skills including hand-eye co-ordination and balance through fun games and activities.
 
Improvers Age Range

Improver - Level 1 (BB3)

9 - 10 years

Improver - Level 2 (BB4)

11 - 12 years

Youngsters will continue to work on their fundamental basketball skills and be introduced to new skills such as shooting techniques including lay-ups. They will also be given an introduction to basic team concepts through small-sided games e.g. 3-on-3 matches.
 

Advanced

Age Range

Advanced - Level 1 (BB5)

 

13 - 14 years

Players will develop body movement fundamentals learning how to jump stop and stride stop; changing pace and direction, pivoting, triple threat and defensive stance. In addition, footwork skills will be developed and man-to-man defense will be introduced. Small-sided game concepts will cover 4-on-4 team play.
 

Advanced - Level 2 (BB5)

 

15 - 16 years

Secondary school players will develop their dribbling skills and continue to develop their shooting techniques. 5-on-5 offensive team play concepts will be introduced including screening and individual defensive skills will be enhanced.
Players are now ready to start learning offensive set plays and be introduced to team defense concepts including rebounding and boxing-out. 
Players who have a reasonable amount of basketball experience and want to play in a recreational intramural environment rather than an intensive, competitive one.
 
Girls Only Age Range

Girls only - Improver - Level 1 (BBG3)

 

9 - 10 years

Girls will develop body movement fundamentals learning how to jump stop and stride stop; changing pace and direction, pivoting, triple threat and defensive stance. In addition, footwork skills will be developed and man-to-man defense will be introduced. Small-sided game concepts will cover 4-on-4 team play.

Girls only - Improver - Level 2 (BBG4)

 

11 - 12 years

Girls will develop their dribbling skills and continue to develop their shooting techniques. 5-on-5 offensive team play concepts will be introduced including screening and individual defensive skills will be enhanced.
Girls only - Advanced - Level 1 (BBG5)  

13 - 14 years

Girls are now ready to start learning offensive set plays and be introduced to team defense concepts including rebounding and boxing-out.
Girls only - Advanced - Level 2 (BBG6) 15 - 16 years
 Girls are now ready to start learning offensive set plays and be introduced to team defense concepts including rebounding and boxing-out.  
Girls only - Development Academy - Primary 7-10 years
In this programme, students will be introduced to higher level basketball skills such as; setting the screen or basic set plays and learn how to refine techniques and the consistency of skills used in basketball games.  
Girls only - Development Academy - Secondary 11 - 16 years
 To advance knowledge of the game and player roles or responsibilities and to expand skill development and learning such as complex screening or set plays as well as floor spacing and defensive strategies  
   

Elite Academy
Invitation Only

Age Range

Elite Academy Programme (U12)

Under 12

Elite Academy Programme (U13)

Under 13

Elite Academy Programme (U14)

Under 14

Elite Academy Programme (U15)

Under 15

Elite Academy Programme (U16)

Under 16

Elite Academy Programme (U17)

Under 17

Elite Academy Programme (U18)

Under 18

 

 

 

 

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