Pau Gasol writes an letter about being coached by Becky Hammon.
What's the most important thing you teach?
Find out why 3 on 3 is a great tool for skill development!
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.
How to have a positive impact on kids!
Making the most of one practice per week
Which defense is best for youth basketball?
Great article from The Verticle about the Skyhook!
Teaching life lessons through basketball.
Mike Brady is this years Fred Frolick spirit of the game award receipient. Congratulations Mike!
A brief summary of the benefits of playing 3 on 3!
We put together a quick list of basketball terms, maybe there's one in here you didn't know before!
Remember what's important when coaching!
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!
A great article about the benefits of 3 on 3 for youth basketball development!
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.
Very good read comparing multi-sport athletes to single sport athletes!
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?!
Number 2 and Number 7 might suprise you, but they're important.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
Welcome to the RCBA 2013-14 season and to our new website!