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WBA Shot Club

Summer 2020 is HERE!

The 10,000 Shot Club Challenge is a program designed to improve your shooting skills during the off-season.  10,000 quality shots during the summer is all it takes to become a member of the 10,000 Shot Club.

THE TIME IS NOW!  It’s time to get ready for the next basketball season by working on your game.  This summer is going to be another great opportunity for you to continue to build on your many successes as well as turning weaknesses into strengths. The preparation for the 2020-2021 basketball season starts TODAY! GREAT TEAMS are made from November to March, but GREAT PLAYERS are made from March to November. Each of you is challenged to shoot 10,000 shots this summer. Use the spreadsheet to record all of your workouts. The goal of the 10,000 Shot Club is to develop the confidence you need to succeed in game situations because you put the time in to improve your game.  You must be true to yourself and be honest about what you want to get out of this.  It’s a good idea to establish a practice routine.  Record information with your shot attempts and shots made, and you will be able to track your improvement throughout the summer.  There are 92 days between June 1 and August 31, 2020. That’s 109 shots per day. Challenge yourself and your friends and improve your shooting at the same time.  We believe this is a very attainable goal.

Eligibility:

Anyone eligible to play for Waconia Basketball Association for the 2020-2021 season are eligible (Grades 4-8 for the School Year 2020-2021). We want our outgoing WBA players (players going into Grade 9) to also participate! Keep your shot fresh until the school season starts!

Dates:

The 10,000 Shot Club Challenge will begin June 1, 2020 and end August 31, 2020. 

Reward:

By successfully attempting 10,000 shots, you will get your name on the WBA website and a 10,000 Shot Club t-shirt.  But the BIGGEST reward will be when the season starts, and you see more of your shots hitting the bottom of the net! 

Sign-up:

If you would like to sign up and attempt to earn a membership into the 10,000 Shot Club for 2020, sign-up by June 10, 2020.  Please click on this link to register! If you have more than one player wanting to participate, complete the form multiple times! [If you don't remember if you've registered -- look below. The list of participants is updated as of the date listed.]

Click here to Register

Rules:

  • You can attempt your shots in your driveway, in the park, WHEREVER you can find a basket!
  • Your parents / guardian do not have to watch, only to verify that to the best of their knowledge you had the time/opportunity to shoot your shots. If they want to help that is great but not required.
  • Email your results, the Excel file (at the top of this page) by September 10, 2020 to: jodi@waconiabasketball.com.
  • It is not required to shoot a specific amount of shots per day or week, but it will be difficult to attempt 10,000 shots if you start in August!

10,000 Shot Club Recommendations:

  • Shoot GAME SHOTS!
    • Game shots are different for every player.  Post players may want to work on their post moves while players that attack the basket may want to work on dribble moves to the basket and free throws, and jump shooters will want to work on shots in their range.
    • Challenge yourself.  As you grow and develop as a player, continue to add to your game.  The off-season and the 10,000 Shot Club is a perfect time to improve. 
  • Shoot at GAME SPEED!
    • You should try to shoot all your shots at GAME SPEED because that is what will help make you a better shooter during games. Standing around and playing “horse” with a friend may be fun, but really isn’t helping you come game time.
  • Shoot free throws!
    • Free throws are part of the game.  When you shoot shots at game speed for a long period of time, you will need to rest. Free throws are a great way to rest during a game speed workout and are good practice for what it is like to shoot a free throw when you are fatigued during a game.
  • When specifically working on shooting, use the following tips to help improve your shooting.
    • Work to develop proper form.
    • Start shooting in close to the basket and then progressively move out.
    • Practice shots that you will take in a game.
    • Shoot off movement (shoot off the dribble and catch and shoot after a cut).
    • Develop a routine that combines a variety of shots.
    • Use fakes and drives when shooting.
    • Follow all shots. Never let the ball bounce twice.
    • GO FULL SPEED.
    • Practice shots after you are tired.
    • Incorporate free throws into you shooting.
    • Have the right mindset when practicing. SHOOT WITH CONFIDENCE.
      • You have to believe that every shot you take is going in - Have the shooter’s mentality!
    • Don’t worry about the number of shots you make. Just worry about your form and practice game shots at game speed.

Tips to having a GREAT Summer:

  1. Establish a specific practice time.
  2. Write down long range and daily goals.
  3. Work to develop the basic shooting fundamentals (B.E.E.F. – Balance, Elbow, Eyes, Follow through!).
  4. Use shots that you will take in a game.
  5. Shoot off of movement.
  6. Develop a routine that combines a variety of shots.
  7. Use fakes and drives while shooting.
  8. FOLLOW ALL SHOTS.  Never let the ball bounce twice.
  9. GO FULL SPEED – no casual shooting. (example, “HORSE” or “Lightning”).
  10. Shoot from a variety of spots.
  11. Practice shots after you are tired, don’t just quit.
  12. Incorporate free throws into your shooting.
  13. Shoot with confidence, concentration, and relaxation.
  14. You have to believe that every shot you take is going in.  Develop a shooter’s mentality.

WBA Shot Club Participants (as of 6/11)

First Name Last Name Grade Fall 2020
Blake Bryan Grade 4
Lyla Diercks Grade 4
Hailey Eggers Grade 4
Claire Fredrickson Grade 4
Preslie Hunter Grade 4
Ava Martell Grade 4
Carter McQuillan Grade 4
Ireland Stier Grade 4
Callista Wortz Grade 4
Kherington Braun Grade 5
Allison Brown Grade 5
Emma Carlson Grade 5
James Colby Grade 5
William Dickson Grade 5
Joey Gores Grade 5
Gunnar Gorrie Grade 5
Kylie Hardy Grade 5
Ben Heiberger Grade 5
Cole Hendrickson Grade 5
Avery Hess Grade 5
Brenden Johnson Grade 5
Caleb Langin Grade 5
Nora Larson Grade 5
Chase Luckovich Grade 5
Reese Majerus Grade 5
Zachary McIntosh Grade 5
Genna Mickolichek Grade 5
Griffin Mittelsteadt Grade 5
Brianna Myhre Grade 5
Sam Precht Grade 5
Caden Roberts Grade 5
Coletta Rothstein Grade 5
Braylon Sing Grade 5
Max Stejskal Grade 5
Cora Thiemann Grade 5
Danica Winnie Grade 5
Tavian Abdel-Khaliq Grade 6
Chloe Benz Grade 6
Brianna Carlson Grade 6
Brady Glaser Grade 6
Nathan Haas Grade 6
Sonja Johnson Grade 6
Kylee King Grade 6
Kaya Klitzke Grade 6
Alexia Luckovich Grade 6
Ella Mickolichek Grade 6
Lily Norton Grade 6
Rose Norton Grade 6
Seanna Peterson Grade 6
Cora Rademacher Grade 6
Ella Sherman Grade 6
Mitchell Speers Grade 6
Henry Stockinger Grade 6
Wyatt Sunde Grade 6
Henry Wisniewski Grade 6
Cody Zebell Grade 6
Kjera Arntz Grade 7
Avery Arvig Grade 7
Audrey Brown Grade 7
Kendall Brueggemeier Grade 7
Jerit Bryan Grade 7
Addison Bryfczynski Grade 7
Porter Burman Grade 7
Emersyn Colby Grade 7
Malia Dubay Grade 7
Ethan Dykstra Grade 7
Benjamin Fogel Grade 7
Ryan Fritz Grade 7
Roman Giesen Grade 7
Emma Hanson Grade 7
Brooke Jessen Grade 7
Brooklyn Kaczmarek Grade 7
Clara Keaveny Grade 7
Izzy Keaveny Grade 7
Camiille Langemo Grade 7
Lucas Langin Grade 7
Madon Means Grade 7
Kate Meath Grade 7
Chloe Peterson Grade 7
Ava Roitenberg Grade 7
Nolan Rothstein Grade 7
Andrew Sazama Grade 7
Rylie Sommer Grade 7
Sam Stukenborg Grade 7
Megan Templin Grade 7
Brooke Thiemann Grade 7
Dominic Winnie Grade 7
Noelle Wortz Grade 7
James Woyno Grade 7
Bryce Buseman Grade 8
Keagan Cruzen Grade 8
Aaron Golka Grade 8
Braden Greer Grade 8
Kyler Gross Grade 8
Ty Jensen Grade 8
Ryan Lange Grade 8
Landon Majerus Grade 8
Soren Marker Grade 8
Finley Neenan Grade 8
Carter Olson Grade 8
Will Olson Grade 8
Sam Predovich Grade 8
Garrett Roberts Grade 8
Savannah Sams Grade 8
Brynn Schochenmaier Grade 8
Brooke Siegle Grade 8
Isaac Smith Grade 8
Beau Specken Grade 8
Mason Speers Grade 8
Jack Steffen Grade 8
Charlie Steffen Grade 8
Gavin Wulf Grade 8
Colby Brueggemeier Grade 9
Ashley Bryfczynski Grade 9
Jenna Myhre Grade 9