Player Development

Basketball, more than any other sport, requires integration of individual talent and skills into unselfish team play. By improving themselves players can improve their team's success as well. Despite the size, superior conditioning, and talent of today's basketball players, who succeeds and who fails is determined by fundamental skills and desire.

 

Developing and mastering basketball skills is not easy. However, Little Legends Player Development Presentations will definitely enhance players' chances for success by greatly improving their playing skills, game preparation, and playing intelligence.

Player Prerequisites

Being an athlete does not imply merely wearing the uniform and being a member of a team. Being a true athlete is by no means an easy job. Training is exacting and the responsibility is heavy. To undergo such an athletic endeavor, players must prepare themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. What is done off the court is just as important as what is done on it. With rest and diet just as important as exercise.

Practicing Smart

The learning and perfecting of basketball skills require active learning on the part of the players. The best way to learn basketball is to practice BASKETBALL. However, pay attention to detail. Precise execution and footwork are vital since bad habits can be practiced as well as good ones. Don't expect basketball skills to improve quickly. Improvement is the result of a well planned and executed program of exercise, rest, and diet over time.

Playing Smart

Successful players gain a competitive advantage by playing intelligently. Player performance is dependent on the correct execution of the basic fundamentals and timing. All the basketball skills and abilities in the world are of little value unless they are applied correctly.

Offensive Skills Development

Basketball is unique in that it is both a team game and an individual game, "A Game Within a Game." Basketball, more than any other sport, requires integration of individual talent and skills into unselfish team play. Therefore, improving yourself as a player is vital to your team. Despite size, conditioning and talent of today's basketball players, who succeeds and who fails is determined by who possesses fundamental skills.

Defensive Skills Development

The success of any defense is totally dependent on individual player skills and techniques. Like their offensive counterparts, defensive fundamentals must be broken down and practiced constantly on all levels of the game. Players need to know and practice how to guard the player with the ball, how to guard a player without the ball, how to guard a cutter, how to guard a player in post area, and how to box out and rebound on shots.

Off Season Development

From October to April, teams are made. From April to October, individual players are made. It is the time when players need to improve their individual offensive and defensive playing skills as well as recovering mentally and physically, after a long season.