It's official this is my last post and I am so grateful! I work a full time job from 12:30 to 9:30 and then I have my internships on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On these days I had to use vacation or personal time just to do my internship which was unpaid. This process has been a little stressful. Thank GOD for vacation otherwise financially this process would have not been possible. I have learned alot about myself in this process. I like working with kids and helping them see their true potential. Encouraging them to communicate, and showing them how team work makes the dream work. I would like to give a special thanks to the Hidden Gems and their entire staff who has been so wonderful to me. They have made me feel not only like I am a friend but also like I am family. I was asked to participate in some of their showcases that will be held in Marion, Ohio in April. I will be assisting the Hidden Gems in some of the ventures as long as it does not interrupt law school. I also would like to thank Tiffin University for having a great opportunity as this mentor ship program. I just wish it was done in the beginning of the program just in case someone decides they do not want to continue on the path that they are currently on.
James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario and educated at McGill University and Presbyterian Cllege in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887 to 1890) and at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890 to 1895). At Springfield College (which was then the Y.M.C.A. training school), James Naismith, under the direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Halsey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball.
The first formal rules were devised in 1892. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions. Points were earned by landing the ball in a peach basket. Iron hoops and a hammock-style basket were introduced in 1893. Another decade passed, however, before the innovation of open-ended nets put an end to the practice of manually retrieving the ball from the basket each time a goal was scored. In 1959, James Naismith was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (called the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.)
There is a basketball drill that has several names some people call it Bird shooting drill, or the Larry Bird 2 minute shooting drill. Regardless it is still a bird that is in the drill. Since it has two different names I decided to put an example of how the drills are done from the web so people can determine which drill they are actually doing. The bird shooting drill : Use two players... one a shooter and the other a re-bounder. As a team drill, we use all of the baskets. We shoot from 5 spots on the perimeter - 3-point shots for outside players, while post players can move just inside the arc if desired.Set the clock for 2 minutes. On "go", the shooter starts in the corner and must make two-in a-row before he/she can move to the next spot (the wing). The shooter must make two-in-a-row at each spot before moving to the next (see diagram). Rotation is from right corner => right wing => top => left wing => left corner => left wing => top => right wing => right corner.If the shooter makes it all the way around and back, he/she then goes to the top and starts shooting 3-point shots from there, and however many he makes from there (total, not consecutive) is his score... so 2 or 3 is a really good score. Next, the re-bounder becomes the shooter (and vice-versa) for the next two minutes. http://www.coachesclipboard.net/2ManShootingDrills.html
I would like to apologize because the Larry Bird drill is the same exact drill as the Bird shooting drill. This drill just applies pressure on a player to make a certain amount of baskets under pressure. By using the catch and shoot tactic.
Some people say that money is the root of all evil! Some people say that money makes the world go round. Some people say that money will make you do things that you would never do. I say that not all money is good money. Well when it comes to the Hidden Gems your money is going to a good cause and it is being used in a appropriate manner. I helped collect the money at the door for the showcases and I also help collect money for registration fees as well. It is said and it is hard to get people to donate to anything, because there are so many people who do not do what they say they are going to do when it comes to money. With all of these scams it is hard to find out what organizations to donate or to support. You do not have to worry about that when it comes to the Hidden Gems. I am so glad that they have so many people behind them supporting them especially the sponsors. For a fundraising idea we sold some Rooster cards that would give people 10% off of their meals and the cards were only $10.00 and they were good for a year. We did this to help those who were unable to pay their registration fees. I must admit these cards were a little hard to sell but we got it done. I advised my mentor that next time we should go to GFS and get the candy bars and sell them. Everyone loves chocolate and they would be much easier to sell.
Social media has become such a crazy phenomenon. It seems to consume most of peoples time, because they have to check and see what is going on. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube are the biggest social media applications that people are using today. Do not get me wrong these outlets have some great benefits. They allow you to advertise in a way that will allow you to reach people that you might not have thought of. These sites also allows people they opportunity to get a glimpse of your world and to share your thoughts and ideas with others as well. Hidden Gems has all of these sites that it uses to Network and to advertise along with their website. I had the honor of uploading some videos on Youtube and putting some tweets out into the universe. Now when it came to the Facebook that was all Lucius's job. He has three cellphones which he always seemed to leave with me. Personally I believe Facebook and Instagram are the best ways to advertise and to get people to notice you. On Instagram if you put a hashtag symbol like some people use on Twitter you know # then alot of people will look. I noticed I get people to like some of my pictures if I use the hashtags. I get people who are not my friends to like my items and then they tag other people who are their friends to take a look as well. Then this entire process becomes a chain reaction and the next thing you now your are getting direct messages about your products and services.
As a basketball player you need to be able to , pass the ball, catch the ball, and how to control the ball. In order to have these ball handling skills then you need to use your fingertips. Basketball players need to have some strength in their hands and the fingertip drill will help with that. This drill is real easy to do and can be done sitting, standing lying down, heck even while running. You hold the ball out in front of you or slightly above your head. Then you tap the ball back and forth kind of like when you are playing volleyball. In volleyball you tip the ball over the net with your fingertips. You will do the exact same thing when you are doing the fingertip drill. Toss the ball gently back and forth like you are tossing feathers. I know the drill does not seem very exciting, but that is how it is done.
Nobody likes filing and if they do then something has to be seriously wrong with them. My mentor is a little unorganized when it comes to paperwork. He has wonderful ideas and he can implement them very well. When it comes to getting it on paper or designating people certain positions he gets a little preoccupied and forgets. I guess that is why I was there, because I was able to save the day! I had to collect registration fees for him, but he did not have a receipt booklet. I happened to have on with me just in case, because I saw how unorganized he could be. My mentor was surprised about me having it and I advised him that I like to observe and I noticed that was something he needed since he deals with money all of the time. Then I did some filing at his office and gave him a easier system so he could find things instead of having them located here and there. I guess it is a good thing that in my previous jobs especially as a certified medical assistant I did plenty of clerical work. It just lets me know that no matter what your current job is there will always be a part of your past that will always have an influence in your future.
Coach Justin Brown also known as "JB" is showing the kids how to do a defensive slide. When it comes to the defensive slide I know you must squat down, have your feet apart and slide to the right and you end up sliding in a z formation. In order to do the defensive slide correctly I got some information from a website and it states.Fronts of the Feet - Most of your weight should be on the fronts or balls of your feet and the majority of the weight should be on the big toes. Heel should still be in contact with the ground.Wide Base & Feet Straight Ahead - Your feet should be pointing straight ahead. This creates an angle that allows you to provide more force against the ground.Your feet should also be slightly wider than shoulder width apart.Hips Back & Knees Bent - Butt should be behind the heels and your knees should be pointing forward, but not past the toes.Knees Inside of Feet - This helps create better push-off power.Butt Down - Staying low helps maintain balance.Shoulders Over Knees - Your shoulders should be over your knees with your chest out and back straight or slightly arched. Hands up - Depending on the tactic (Hands out or hand up to defend shot/dribble).Eyes focused on the player's waist or chest.You should be able to draw a vertical line from the front of your forehead thru the front of your knees thru the front of your toes. All of this should create GREAT BALANCE.
Read more: http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/defense/stance.html#ixzz3KnvSs9Me
I know this may be hard to see so I will write it out for you. This is the price list for the concession stand which is a big success at the showcases. We had pizza, Sloppy Joe, Gatorade and Nacho's and Cheese for $2.00. Hot dogs, Candy and Bottle water for $1.00. Chips and pop was .75 and blow pops were .25. The big success was the Walking Tacos for $2.50 if you wanted extra meat or cheese that was an additional .50. I know you are probably like what in the world is a Walking Taco. A walking taco is where you take a small bag of Doritos and crunch them up. Then you take some meat, nacho cheese, sour cream, lettuce and we even had jalapenos and added them on top. Then you give your customer a fork and they eat this out of the Doritos bag. Sounds messy and it looks really crazy to see all of these people walking around with a chip bag and a fork. However this messy masterpiece is something everyone must try! The bag does get a little warm due to the nacho cheese. We had to make several trips to the store,because everyone was kept coming back for more. I would recommend anyone who has an event to sell a Walking Taco.
I know I had discussed the Hidden Gems Showcase that took place at Thomas Worthington High School. There were so many events that happened and I had recorded some of them on my phone. However when I tried to upload them they would not play so I had to wait for some of the videos to be uploaded on Youtube. Here is Mark Mayle participating in one of the Slam Dunk Contests that had taken place. For more videos to see what all the Hidden Gems due you can go to their Youtube channel which is Hidden Gems H.S & M.S Showcase. The video will also take you to the remainder of their videos as well. I hope you enjoy!