Ingredients of a Successful Practice

Monday, December 3, 2018

What you need for a successful practice!

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Coaching Basketball Rebounding Toughness and Accountability

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Check out this months blog on Rebounding Toughness & Accountability! 

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The Unintentional Fade Away

Monday, October 15, 2018

Dave Love did such an incredible job in Regina this past weekend, we wanted to share something from his blog! 

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The Two Minute Drill

Friday, September 7, 2018

Players compete against themselves in this quick drill.

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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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