An Open Letter About Female Coaches by Pau Gasol

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pau Gasol writes an letter about being coached by Becky Hammon.

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Watch What You Teach

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

What's the most important thing you teach?

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3 on 3 As a Development Tool

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Find out why 3 on 3 is a great tool for skill development! 

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A Lay Up Tip That Every Youth & NBA Player Needs

Friday, April 20, 2018

When you implement this lay up tip, you will have more opportunities to finish near the basket. That means more points for you. And when the defense starts to swarm you, you can rack up assists by passing to open teammates.

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Flow, Learning and Youth Sports

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Flow, Learning, and Youth Sports During the summer when I was in middle school, I walked to a halfcourt gym near my house and played basketball for as long as there were other children to play against. On some days, when the competition was good, I would play for three to four hours without realizing it, my only sense of time coming from my grumbling stomach as lunch ...
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How to Get All 5 Players SPRINTING in Transition Defense -- On Almost Every Possession

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
How to Get All 5 Players SPRINTING in Transition Defense -- On Almost Every Possession - By Jeff Haefner Whether you're a half or full court defensive team -- it's essential for those FIRST THREE TRANSITION STEPS to be a sprint! If you can get players sprinting and your defense SET on every possession, you have a chance to be a good defensive team. If your team is ...
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Practice With Limited Time, 1 Practice Per Week

Friday, November 3, 2017

Making the most of one practice per week

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Watch What You Teach

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Watch What You Teach When we step on the floor to teach our players, what is it that we feel is important, what is it that we really teach? Are there lessons inside of the ball handling, shooting, etc? Over the years, I have had great success in facilitating player's improvement. I have worked with NBA All-Stars, high school, college and youth players. If I had not ...
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Tom Izzo Opinion

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Tom Izzo: “We’re creating a system where kids don’t learn to handle adversity” Tom Izzo says more college athletes these days aren’t willing to stick through the hard times, but he’s not putting it on them. He’s blaming the people around them. Izzo joined The Drive with Jack Ebling for a long interview and was asked about the ...
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How to Develop Mental Toughness on the Court

Thursday, July 13, 2017
How to Develop Mental Toughness on the Court A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to meet Graham Betchart, a brilliant performance coach who specializes in mental skills training for athletes. After numerous phone conversations and email exchanges we finally connected in person at a Big East college basketball game. I have always been fascinated by the role ...
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What Defense Should You Teach Youth Players (Zone, Man, Press)?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Which defense is best for youth basketball?

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Why the Skyhook Isn't Part of Today's Game

Friday, March 10, 2017

Great article from The Verticle about the Skyhook! 

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How to Improve Team Bonding and Teach an Important Lesson

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Teaching life lessons through basketball.

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2016 Fred Frolick Award Winner!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mike Brady is this years Fred Frolick spirit of the game award receipient. Congratulations Mike! 

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Are You Using 3 on 3 as a Teaching Tool?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A brief summary of the benefits of playing 3 on 3! 

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Basketball Terms

Thursday, January 7, 2016

We put together a quick list of basketball terms, maybe there's one in here you didn't know before! 

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5 Thoughts That Will Change Your Youth Sports Experience For The Better

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Remember what's important when coaching! 

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RCBA League Legends Alumni Game 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

For the first time, the RCBA will be hosting our League Legends Alumni 3 on 3 game, as part of a showcase taking place during our 2nd Annual Spring Classic 3 on 3 tournament, which will be Saturday June 6th. We have two teams of five players, everyday until the tournament we will be adding a player bio for one of our League Legends! 

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Could 3 on 3 Basketball Be the Best for Youth Players?

Friday, March 13, 2015

A great article about the benefits of 3 on 3 for youth basketball development! 

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Youth Sports: For Everyone, or Elites?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A hot topic in youth sports is recreation play vs specialized competition. This is a very good read and ties in nicely to the article we posted last week about Ohio State football players who are multi-sport athletes. Follow the link Project Play and read a little bit about that organization, they have some pretty interesting comments from professional athletes that talk about the importance of unorganized or free play. 

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The Perils of Single-Sport Participation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Very good read comparing multi-sport athletes to single sport athletes!  

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3 Tips to DOUBLE Defensive quickness

Friday, September 5, 2014

Good defense is a good offense. Defense wins championships. etc. etc. You've heard em all, but have you heard these 3 really easy but important tips?!

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7 Ways to Make a Lasting & Positive Impact On Your Players

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Number 2 and Number 7 might suprise you, but they're important. 

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Cultivating Confidence

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We're not just here to grow basketball. We're here to grow people.From league administration, to coaches, to refs, we all funnel our energy towards the same goal: Creating a postivie environment for kids to grow. We're about more than just basketball, we're about creating leaders in our community. 

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What Are Your 7 Core Coaching Values?

Monday, August 18, 2014

RCBA is about more than basketball. It's about instilling life lessons in kids that will help them grow into strong, positive, contributing members of our community. While we love basketball, we love seeing our kids grow into teenagers and adults that accomplish some pretty great things. Much of the responsibility for teaching lands on our volunteer coaches (who do a fan-freaking-tastic job by the way). However, every coach can testify that sometimes the responsibility is a little overwhelming. So here is a blog post that will help you define your values and focus your energizes as a coach. This post has circulated around the world, even making a pit stop of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog. 

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To Specialize or Not to Specialize, That is the Question

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 The perceived need to ‘specialize’, i.e. the perceived need to engage in intense year round training in a single sport with the exclusion of other sports, is growing in the YQR. Instead of specialization, these sport scientists and experts promote multi-sport training as crucial to overall athletic development. Though there is no denying that basketball is the world’s greatest sport (or at least to us here at the RCBA) we believe that the interests of young athletes are best served by branching out into multi-sport participation.

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Team Selection 101

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In a sports league like the RCBA, which has over 1400 players, it’s essential to have established systems in place to create teams. Making sure that the kids have an excellent experience in the RCBA is our number one goal. Starting out in the lower grades, we emphasize a fun atmosphere . . .

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Welcome from RCBA Board

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome to the RCBA 2013-14 season and to our new website!

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