Why Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports is so Important

Friday, November 1, 2019

The RCBA's values are 1) fair play- equal opportunities that consistently reinforce respect of all individuals involved, 2) fun- encourage camaraderie and friendship, and 3) development- of youth and their supporting network. We want all our athletes, coaches, parents, and officials to be able to benefit from a positive atmosphere in the gym, so everyone can enjoy their RCBA experience to the fullest!

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Coaching Youth Basketball - What Should You Teach?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

This month's blog is all about tips and tricks for basketball coaches. Whether you are a brand new coach trying to learn how to structure a practice or a seasoned veteran, this article has practice ideas for you! Be sure to read carefully as there are many links hidden within this article to suggest specific drills to assist you!

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Back to School: Managing School and Sport This Fall Season

Monday, September 2, 2019

Figuring out how to be a student athlete and being a kid all at once can sometimes be tricky, check out these tips!

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Canada Reveals Loaded Lineup of NBA Talent Ahead of Basketball World Cup

Thursday, August 1, 2019

There is only one month until the FIBA Basketball World Cup takes place in China. As team Canada is preparing to select its official roster, it's hard not to get excited about the talent and depth this team will bring to the table!

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17 Basketball Stationary Dribbling Drills - Youth to Pros!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Going away for the summer and can't take the whole court with you? Here are some great stationary ball handling drills to do wherever you go!

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Off-Season Training Myths

Monday, June 3, 2019

As the 2018/2019 basketball season is closing, here are some myths and tips about the off-season!

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4 Tips for Selecting a Summer Basketball Camp

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

With summer right around the corner, these might be some good tips to help pick the right basketball summer camp for you!

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Could 3 on 3 Basketball Be Best For Youth Players?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Why 3 on 3 is great for skill development. 

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Reading Ball Screens

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Everything you need to know about ball screens!

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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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