U17 USA TRIAL – DAY ONE

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We call this the introduction to REAL basketball. Training and development such as going over the proper techniques to hone the small things such as the pass and cut, the post and re-post and the three-dribble max, etc. Those are the small things. People always say that there child is elite. A player is not considered “elite” until he or she is chosen for a USA Basketball team roster.  The question is, “What classifies a child as elite?” Is it ball-handling ? Is it their shooting or passing abilities? Maybe, it could be their Basketball IQ.

 

Some of things that are considered the “elite” style of play are so basic. it is just that do not master all of the drills that their coaches and trainers try to teach them. Understanding the scenarios where certain ball movements and certain drills are executed in a game are important. USA Basketball provided a couple of situations with the understanding of movement, spacing and timing. A lot of players had trouble with those aspects becauseof like of knowledge of the lack of mastering the basic fundamentals of Basketball. If you remember Klay Thompson scoring 50+ points without having the ball in his hand., he understood timing, not hovering around the ball, but Instead, making himself a threat away from the ball, seeing the right angle to take, and using the right body language to make the defender think one thing and while doing another.

 

That’s great basketball!

 

These are the basic fundamentals that should be taught at an early age.

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