Legacy Hoops Academy’s goal is to teach youth the fundamentals needed to become basketball players. This is achieved by providing the kids in our program with educated basketball coaches that understand how to breakdown the various elements of the game in a fun and engaging way.
The game of basketball is a great sport for kids, not only because it encourages physical activity, but because it also helps them learn life skills.
- Communicating effectively:
Without communication in basketball, people assume that someone else will do something and then no one does it. Like when no one takes the trash out because parents didn’t communicate who should do it.
The same applies on the basketball court. Getting along with your teammates and coaches, being part of a team and how to communicate with each other is essential for the betterment of the group.
Without communication on defence, the offense has an advantage and that can result in an open lane to the basket for a layup or an open shot to score a basket.
Effective communication on defence allows defenders more time to react to the ball and counter other things happening on the court. Some examples of this would be the following; picks and screens being set, loose balls on the floor, a ball going up for a shot and helping a teammate if the offensive man beats them off the dribble.
Merely by telling your teammates where you are on the court or where the ball is can be the trigger telling teammates where to go or what to do.
Communication in basketball isn’t only verbal; it can be pointing to indicate direction or the nod of a head to indicate an intention.
- Making effective decisions
A player that consistently makes good decisions and makes the right plays in key moments of the game is normally described as a player with a high basketball I.Q. This type of player typically possesses these 4 characteristics:
- Technical skill
- Game awareness or understanding
Teamwork in basketball is very important as it allows a team to function together and not individually. The game is played with one ball. So the ability to work together is essential in achieving success. Developing chemistry with your team makes it easier to play the game effectively. Often times that chemistry is built by simply talking to your teammates and learning more about them outside of the game of basketball.
- Setting goals
The goals that we set for our players focus more on the process rather than the outcome.
The process is what you have to do day in and day out to be successful.
- Coming to practice/training sessions on time
- Listen to instructions from coaching staff
- Given 110% during all drills to improve various basketball skills
- Eating healthy
- Having Fun
A proven process executed properly over time produces results.