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Old Sat Apr 10, 2004, 03:43pm
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Originally posted by Snaqwells
Coach, you make a good point. I was watching the replay of the McD's dunk contest this morning with my 4 year old daughter. When she was watching one of the boys go up and dunk, she turns to me and says, "Daddy, he can fly." I laughed and agreed with her. Then she asked, "Daddy, what does he use to fly like that?"
When I told her he can just jump really high, she then started showing me how high she can jump. If we can just encourage girls to work on their verticle leap without sacrificing the things they do better. It was noted on the show that the girls had done better than the boys in the 3 pt contest. They should make that contest intra-gender.
Also, what about training/conditioning techniques and tools? I don't know much about girls HS teams, but as for boys, many coaches use ankle weights, running up and down stairs, etc to improve jumping ability. I know my HS coach at Bishop Molloy in NY has done it for 40 years.
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