we adore the parents that volunteer to coach. basketball happens to be my favorite sport to watch my son play.
this past christmas he received 2 different over-the-door basketball hoops. one is in our kitchen and he is constantly throwing the ball from all over the kitchen. he loves it. so i thought it would make a fun gift from the team.
i purchased 2 nerf hoops from amazon, http://www.amazon.com/RJ-Quality-Products-Nerfoop-Basketball/dp/B004FX7IS0/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364070760&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=ner+basketball+hoop for $11.00 each, free shipping (which is what i love about amazon.com). but i have seen them significantly cheaper at target when they have them in stock.
using the backboard as a template, i created our own backboards with images of our coaches, which i altered on photoshop. the hoop comes with the plastic hardware to hook it over the door and to install the included hoop and net. i used recycled cardboard, red craft paint, spray adhesive to attach their images and then an exacto knife to cut out the holes for the hardware.
needless to say, my son had a blast throwing balls at his coaches’ faces before we presented them at the end-of-season party. hope they hang them in their own offices, makes for a great stress-relieving activity!