“AIMING FOR GOALS HIGHER THAN 10 FEET”
VISION: I would like to have you help coach/supervise your sons youth basketball team. Regardless of your basketball knowledge or background; I/we need your help. It could be in the field of coaching, organization, or simply gym supervision. We will practice in one gym with each grade level at a basket or two depending on the numbers.
EVOLUTION: For several years, Mr. Woodward and I used a LiL Rangers program to teach fundamentals. Many of our athletes started going with travel teams and our participation numbers dropped. This is a win-win. Players get fundamentals and coaches get gym time without traveling to Rapid City. We are planting seeds for a successful boys basketball program. I realize it is a bold statement; but I want our student-athletes to PLAY IN THE STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT WHEN THEY GET TO HIGH SCHOOL.
1. Continue to send kids to Lil Rangers basketball camp in summer and Fall
2. Look for teams. Last year an Upwards Team was dedicated to K-2 (Coached by Greg Schroeder) and 3-4 (Coached by Josh Daiss). Middle school is coached by Ken Raga and Travis Eckert. High School is coached by Blake Gardner and Nate Bayne.
3. Hill City Youth Sports Program- Travis Eckert is in the process of creating a youth sports program for Hill City kids.