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HOUSTON BALLCATS

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

THE HOUSTON BALLCATS ARE A CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN JULY OF 1997. THE ORGANIZATION SPECIALIZES IN TRAINING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT BASKETBALL SERVICES FOR BOYS 10U-18U IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. WE HAVE OVER TWO DECADES OF TEACHING BASKETBALL ON THE TRUE GRASROOTS LEVEL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

SUCCESS IS MEASURED VISUALLY THRU IMPROVED CITIZENSHIP AND BASKETBALL SKILLS. WE LOOK FOR IMPROVED CHARACTER CHANGE, IMPROVED LISTENING, IMPROVED GRADES AND IMPROVED GENERAL CITIZENSHIP: LISTENS ATTENTIVELY, WORKS AND PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS, TIMELINESS, AND NEAT AND ORGANIZED. ALL OF THESE ARE VISUAL CONFIRMATION FOR IMPROVEMENT. 

VISION

TO PLANT THE SEEDS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP THAT WILL AFFECT SOCIETY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME THRU MENTORING, TUTORING, INSTRUCTION, COMPETITION, EXPOSURE, AND FUN. WE ARE DEDICATED TO FULLFILLING DREAMS.

 

OBJECTIVE 

HOUSTON BALLCATS ORGANIZATION STRIVE TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL.  WHILE DEVELOPING VALUES FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE AWAY FROM THE COURT. 

 

STRATEGIES

HOUSTON BALLCATS ORGANIZATION STRIVE TO REACH OUR OBJECTIVES THROUGH INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AND AN INTENSE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE. 

 

 

 



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Tuesday, December 8
5 CATEGORIES OF TEAM CHEMISTRY, WHAT POSITION ARE YOU?

Five Categories of Team Chemistry
  

Primary Ball handler-To penetrate the defense; to break the press by passing, not by dribbling; to be sure the team scores, not that you shoot. Know all the plays and players in order to score off the half-court offense; Make long passes up the court for easy fast-break baskets. DO NOT DRIBBLE THE BALL UP COURT, PASS IT. You should be coaching on all dead ball situations.

 

Shooter/Scorer: Develop the inside Pivot move; make every shot you take, not take every shot; this does not mean shoot 3’s, it means make lay-ups, floaters, mid-range shots, put backs off rebounds. EVERYTHING!!! Then become the assist leader on the team. Score in a lot of ways and pass in a lot of ways.

 

Defender:  (1) Perimeter-Play tough hard-nose one-on one defense. Don’t allow penetration, play team defense, double team the low post(closest helper swarms); when your man doesn’t have the ball leave your man and  drop down with one foot in the lane(sag off your man towards the ball and basket); close out hard on the 3-point shooter with left hand up-make contact and block out the shooter. Interior- front the Post with hands up. (2) Shot Blocker: don’t worry about fouls, be aggressive, but be smart; don’t give up any easy baskets; Block all shots with the left hand. Block shots toward team mates; Make the other team scared to shoot.

 

Rebounder: REBOUND, REBOUND, REBOUND!!! Go after every rebound, make the ball yours. On defense block out (make contact with your butt and stay wide and go after the ball) chin it, turn, make the outlet pass, bust your butt down the floor to get an easy basket. On offense with your eyes follow the flight of the ball, make the swim move to get pass the block out, go get the ball, chin it, put the ball back up for the 3 point play college coaches love that !!!

 

Complimentary: You are not a role player. You are a complimentary player because you are very skilled. You can shoot, defend on the perimeter, bring the ball up against the press, rebound, block shots, run the floor for easy fast break lay-ups, and score from the low post and high post. 



Saturday, May 3
All New and Old BallCat Parents, Please Read BallCats Parental Code of Conduct ASAP

All BallCat Parents please go the Parental Code of Conduct page. This page is what the organization expects from Parents. Once you have read the page email us at houstonballcats@yahoo.com to confirm that you have read the Code of Conduct for BallCat Parents.

Wednesday, December 1
HOUSTON BALLCATS C/O/ 2015 13U-7TH GRADE TEAM ARE SEEKING PLAYERS

HOUSTON BALLCATS (C/O 2015)13U-7TH GRADE BOYS COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL TEAM ARE SEEKING PLAYERS  FOR THEIR FIRST YEAR TEAM. CONTACT COACH WILSON OR COACH GAY TRY-OUTS FOR 713.826.5238 OR 713.703.0021

Tuesday, December 8
REGULAR PRACTICE DAYS ARE SUNDAYS AT 4:00PM AT QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY CENTER

REGULAR PRACTICE DAYS ARE SUNDAYS AT 4PM AT QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY CENTER. VISIT DIRECTIONS/MAPS ON THIS SITE FOR ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS. CALL COACH WILSON 713.826.5238 OR COACH GAY 713.703.0021 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND PRACTICE. 

WILLIAMS
WGP-CORPORATE SPONSOR
WILLIAMS GAS PIPELINE - CORPORATE SPONSOR

The BallCats thank Williams Gas Pipeline, our all-star corporate sponsor.  Williams Gas Pipeline is one of the largest gas producers in the United States and owns and operates more than 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline.



Friday, May 1
SCHEDULE TRAINING SESSIONS-"PRACTICE AFTER THE PRACTICE"

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