According to the latest State of Play report (which details trends and developments in youth sports), only 38% of kids ages 6 to 12 play team or individual sports on a regular basis.
This is down from a 45% participation rate in 2008.
As someone who benefited greatly from being involved in youth basketball as a child and teenager, I find this number to be far too low.Continue reading
If you’re a basketball coach or fan of the game, the trend towards “positionless basketball” probably hasn’t eluded you.
Gone are the days of narrow and rigidly defined roles.
Today’s basketball belongs to players who have the skills to play multiple positions on the court.Continue reading
Different ways to improve youth basketball is a topic I often find myself having with coaches from all over the world.
While the opinions are often similar, what I love hearing are the different reasons why each coach or trainer wants the specific changes to be made. It’s enlightening to see the different perspectives and view-points each coach has.
So for this month’s question, I decided to focus on exactly that… ways to improve youth basketball.Continue reading
‘Use youth sports as a medium to teach young players life lessons’. Youth sports are going to teach young players a lot more than how to shoot a basketball or how to use a pick-and-roll, there are a lot of life lessons players will learn on their journey through participation in youth sports. These life lessons are […]Continue reading