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10,000 Shot Club

May 1, 2020– September 30, 2020

Grades 4th – 8th (2020-2021 season)

AWYBA is excited to announce our 10,000 shot club! The 10,000 shot club will keep AWYBA players practicing their shooting skills all throughout the summer.

Want to join the club?

All you have to do is put some time in during the off-season to improve your game. By shooting 10,000 GAME SHOTS using CORRECT FORM, not only will you be an improved player, but you will also earn a 10,000 Shot Club T-shirt!

What are game shots?

Game shots are different for every player. To be successful, you should start in close to the basket working on proper form. Once you have established your range (distance from the basket where you can shoot the ball with proper form) you are ready to get started.

Shoot at game speed:

You should try to shoot all of your shots at GAME Speed, because that is what will help make you a better player during games. Standing around and playing “horse” with a friend may be fun, but really isn’t helping you come game time.

Do Free Throws count?

Absolutely! Ideally, free throws will consist of approximately 25% of your shots taken. When you shoot shots at game speed for a long period of time, you will need to rest. Free throws are a great way to rest during a workout.

Can I just guess how many shots I shoot?

The idea behind a 10,000 Shot Club is to give you, the player, the confidence and knowledge that you deserve to be successful, because you put in the time to improve your game.  You must be true to yourself and be honest about what you want to get out of doing this.  Once you have your routine, it should be easy to count your shots. For Example, If you shoot 25 shots at game speed, followed by 10 free throws, this would count as one cycle.  Once you have completed 4 cycles, you will have shot 100 shots and 40 free throws (25-10, 25-10, 25-10, 25-10). Record that information on the tracking sheet.   A player needs to average around 110 shots per day to make the club.

Does my parent have to watch me shoot every shot?

Absolutely not! Your parent needs to only verify that to the best of their knowledge you had the time/opportunity to shoot your shots. If they want to help that is great, but it is not required.

What do I do once I have shot 10,000 shots?

Send your completed form to AWYBA at PO Box 1425, Appleton, WI 54914 or email it to Doug Dvorak at by September 7th, 2019. Total up all of your shots and make sure a parent/guardian signs  the completed form.


1) All AWYBA players in 4th-8th grades that are registering for basketball for the 2020-2021 season are eligible to participate.

2) You must shoot game shots, at game spots. Free throws need to be included in your shooting workout.

4) Shooting done at team practices and basketball camps should not be counted towards your goal. AWYBA wants you to challenge yourself to meet the 10,000-shot goal, not have a coach telling you when to be making these shots.

5) You must have a parent/guardian sign your paperwork.

6)  You may start as soon as this is sent out to get a head start!

7)  Please email Doug Dvorak if you plan on joining!


Good luck and have a great shooting summer!!!


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The Appleton West Youth Basketball Association (AWYBA) was formed to provide its players an opportunity to compete at the highest level of basketball in the area.  In striving to play at this level it is our hope that our players improve their basketball skills and have some fun.  The members of this association try to reach a balance between being competitive in tournaments and teaching skills.


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