ARA Rashideen Basketball Team Page (2013-2014)

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As Salaamu alaikum team, parents, staff, supporters and players. Feel free to drop a comment on ways we can improve.

10/09/13 – 4 Thul Hijjah, 1434

Ok, team I am going to need you to learn the following drills by next practice, Oct 17 2:30p, from the video below:

1) Triple threat positions
2) Pass, Screen and Curl
3) Pass, Screen, Pick and Roll
4) Follow your Pass

10/14/13 – 9 Thul Hijjah, 1434

As Salaamu alaikum Rashideen,

Here is another video below to help explain what the triple threat position is. The video features Kob Bryant. Note: There is some music when the demonstrator is not talking.

10/26/13 – 21 Thul Hijjah, 1434

Check out this site and favorite as a permanent go-to resource for tips and drills from the professionals:

10/28/13 – 23 Thul Hijjah, 1434

Now, after working for weeks on how to pass safely using the chest and bounce pass, we will consider the overhead pass. iHoops presents The Overhead Pass

11/6/13 – 3 Muharram, 1435

Great work at practice team, both days, Monday and today! Joint practice on Saturday.
Team adv: keep working on setting picks, moving without the ball or sound, and making your layups
Team dev: keep practicing two steps then jump before layup, and dribbling back and forth

11/11/13 – Muharram 8, 1345

NEW VIDEO! Study one of the best in the game The Los Angeles Clippers set up their offense.

11/13/13 – Muharram 10, 1435

NEW VIDEO! Study Kyrie Irving’s last second, no foul, stand straight up defense on Michael Carter-Williams at the one minute mark

12/02/13 – Muharram 29, 1435

Download the latest ARA Rashideen December Schedule or check below

December 1, 2013 – Muharram 28, 2013
Dear Parents,
Thank you for supporting our ARA afterschool basketball program.
Important reminders NEW:
* We are looking to compete in two scrimmages this month (see schedule)
* All practices will remain at the same time and days for both groups except for 12/7 and 12/23
* We have a special trip coming up this month to see the Buffalo State Men’s Basketball team in action (see schedule)
* There will be no practice during winter break 12/24 – 1/1
* We will conduct a candy fundraiser during the winter break
* Absences from practice will affect ability to play on scrimmages
December Practice Schedule (109 Ridge Rd):
Dec 2 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 4 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 7 – Scrimmage (confirmed): Rashideen vs Maryvale (away) 9:30a-11a
Dec 7 – Trip: Buffalo State Bengals vs New Paltz 4p
Dec 9 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 11 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 14 – 10:30-12
Dec 16 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 18 – 4:00-4:45
Dec 21 – 10:30-12
Dec 22 – Scrimmage (TBC): Rashideen vs SJS (away) 12:30-1:30
Dec 23 – 3:00-4:30

Transportation to/from practices & games is the parents’ responsibility
Any questions call the coach, Shaheed Ali at (716)400-0557. Shukran

December 3, 2013 – 1 Safar 1435

As Salaamu alaikum

The game on Saturday will begin at 11. Be at school by 8:30 still.

January 1, 2014 – 28 Safar 1435

As Salaamu alaikum

Okay…here a few important things I would like to share with team, family and friends.
Practice today at 3p
January Schedule
Jan 1 W – Practice 3-4p
Jan 4 S – Special Practice 1-2:30p Training with the Trainer – Coach Shake
Jan 6 M – Scrimmage Game [confirmed] Rashideen vs King Center HOME GAME 4p-5p
Jan 11 S – Practice 4-5p
Jan 13 M – Practice 10-12:30p
Jan 15 W – Practice 4-5p
Jan 18 S – Practice 4-5p
Jan 20 M – Practice 10-12:30
Jan 22 W – Practice 4-5p
Jan 25 S – Practice 4-5p
Jan 27 M – Practice 4-5p
Jan 29 W – Practice 4-5p
You can’t get to the top without starting from the bottom. That’s a new saying of mine I would like us to remember. However, you have to do the right things to get to the top. Study and be inspired from the following videos. (Background music caution)

video 1 – Here’s Kyrie Irving making the NBA highlight reel for 2013

video 2 – But here’s Kyrie working hard in the offseason with no NBA cameras around

video 3 – Here’s Lebron James telling kids at his camp to work hard. (The music here almost drowns out his words, but try to turn it down as much as you can and catch the very strong message he gives his campers. “Never play to the level of (the) competition.”)

video 4 – But here Lebron is practicing and working hard himself with no campers around

A new stat page is coming where you can see the team and player stats kept by the coach…inshaa Allah.

January 2, 2014 – 29 Safar 1435

Ok, here’s a website that will explain some of the NBA’s most misunderstood rules. Look for the defensive three seconds rule.

January 13, 2014 – 12 Rabi Awwal 1435

Great workout today guys…everyone!

Our Plays (in detail):

1) Low right against zone – forward on the right side of rim picks for center in middle
2) Low left against zone – forward on the left side of rim picks for center in middle
3) Low right against man – low post player on the right side of the rim cuts across paint and picks for left low post player
4) Low left against man – low post player on the left side of the rim cuts across paint and picks for right low post player
5) High right – screen from right side of play caller at the top of key
6) High left – screen from left side of play caller at the top of the key
7) Play C – Pass, screen and curl

REMEMBER: We also put man on man against a 2-3 zone, and we run a “3 out 2 in” setup against man to man defenses…”PRACTICE AND STUDY”

January 22, 2014 – 21 Rabi Awwal 1435

Two new plays we’ve added to the list is:

8) Right both – a high and low screen from right side
9) Left both – a high and low screen from left side

Here is the Spurs Playbook video. Notice how they set each one up (and excuse low background music).

February 3, 2014 – 4 Rabi Thani 1435

In defeat there are lessons to be learned. Hold your heads up team. We constantly get better, improving with each game. We learn things that we weren’t aware of, thus becoming better with each match.
We learned so far:
*The importance of running set plays (from game 1)
*What is a 2-3 zone? How to set up and attack one (from game 2)
*How to tighten up our zone on defense, and how to adapt a set play to a man to man or zone defense? (from game 3)
And from today’s game we will work on:
*How to break a full court press
*The left hand dribble

Check out this video until we meet, from 0:58 – 1:08:

February 9, 2014 – 8 Rabi Thani, 1435

Great practice Saturday guys! I love the energy from everyone 4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th starters & 7th/8th gr team2. Subhaan Allah, each group has its own identity and that’s awesome. Here are the videos I talked about. Number 1, perfecting the 2-3 zone and number 2, “head up, come to ball and quick smart pass to open man” to break the press. Study them!

The 2-3 Syracuse Zone Defense video. [note: turn down volume, music in background]

The San Antonio press break. [Notice how their passing is just like the one second to shoot rule we have.]


18 thoughts on “ARA Rashideen Basketball Team Page (2013-2014)

  1. mohammedfadal says:

    we know we know we don’t care get out the team you are not better then me i could cross you and i could shoot 3s better than you

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