Claassen to Host Grade School Basketball Coaching Clinics

Sept. 26, 2009

Claassen to Host Grade School Basketball Coaching Clinics

Clinic on Nov. 5 will feature former Marquette University Coach Hank Raymonds


MILWAUKEE, Sept. 25, 2009 – During the first week of November, Coach Joel Claassen will host three basketball clinics throughout the Milwaukee area exclusively for grade school coaches.


Each clinic is designed to help coaches maximize their practice time while making them fun and productive for the athlete. Coaches will learn today’s most popular drills and age-appropriate techniques for grade school athletes – boys and girls. Each clinic will teach the basics, but then conclude with a different focus; Man Offense, Pack the Defense and Zone Offense.


Man Offense

Held on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle in Wauwatosa.

Attendee’s will learn the first man offense designed specifically for grade school basketball. Man Offense is a position spacing offense that relies on putting your athletes in their strength positions. Each position will have a quick-hitting set designed for a player’s strength or weakness.


Pack the Defense

Held on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Matthias in Milwaukee.

Coaches will learn this team defense concept “ideal” for grade school basketball that always has your athletes in a help position. It is easy to teach and extremely effective.


Zone Offense featuring former Marquette University Coach Hank Raymonds

Held on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee.

Coaches will learn the first Zone Offense designed specifically for grade school basketball. A “free flowing” zone offense that puts your athletes in the best position to make them successful. Coach Claassen and Coach Raymonds will try to mirror most position strengths and weaknesses.


The cost for attend each clinic is $35. There is a discount offered for coaches who wish to attend more than one clinic. To register for one or all three clinics or to obtain more information, please contact Coach Joel Claassen at 414-429-9806 or


About Coach Joel Claassen

Coach Joel Claassen coached the Pius XI High School girls varsity basketball team from 1984-2002. His overall record was 419-37. His teams have won 18 Conference Championships and 14 State Championships during his career. Over 30 of his student-athletes have received Division 1 Athletic Scholarships. He has worked coaches’ clinics throughout the state of Wisconsin and runs a grade school basketball camp that more than 4,500 athletes have attended. Currently he is gearing up for his sixth season as the boys varsity basketball coach at Pius XI High School. His record in the past five years is 76-36. His teams were WIAA Semifinalists in 2005 and Conference Champions in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.


About Coach Hank Raymonds

Coach Hank Raymonds served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Marquette University under Eddie Hickey and Al McGuire from 1961 - 1977 and was the program’s head coach from 1977 to 1983. During his tenure as head coach, Raymonds compiled a record of 126-60, good for a 71.6 winning percentage. All six of his Marquette teams advanced to post-season play, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament and one to the NIT. His ‘77-’78 team when 24-4 and was ranked No. 3 nationally in the final United Press International poll. He was named 1979 Medalist Sports Education Coach of the Year after that team finished 22-7 and was ranked 10th in the Associated Press poll and the 13th by UPI.

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