Biddy League Basketball program offering conditioning, skill building

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Basketball Biddy Leagues are undergoing some changes this year. As the coaches reflected on the performances of previous years, and in consultation with the middle school, they have decided to come together and offer a more rounded and fundamental approach to the Biddy League program.  

Leading the charge with the changes is Coach Joe Keener, who will be hosting the fourth through the sixth grades at the St. Augustine Social Center in Grafton, starting August 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

When asked what caused the changes, Coach Keener said, “I think last year with our all-star group it really shined through on how far behind we were as a group. No one has really put the time in with the kids that they really need.”

“It’s a situation where locally our kids’ skills look good, but then we travel to other counties and face stiffer competition that the holes in their game start to come through.” Keener voiced.  

Coach Keener has a laundry list of skills that they want to work on this season to help participants gain an edge this year. 

“My goal is to catch up on the fundamentals the kids lack and are behind on. We are starting this conditioning program that will run until the start of the Biddy League season,” Keener disclosed.

He revealed that the group will be working on true fundamentals like ball handling, defensive drills, fast breaks looking for the outlets, attacking the middle of the floor, ball movement and shooting.

“It’s our hope that this will become an elite pipeline into the middle school programs, and, by proxy, the high school teams,” Keener voiced. 

For those interested, the Biddy League conditioning will begin the first week of August from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays and will continue until the Biddy League season begins. 

Conditioning is free and open to all the kids in Taylor County.


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