BGM Principals: Learn how to provide opportunities for kids to learn basketball through skill development camps and clinics, tournaments, leagues, athletic development camps and clinics, and 3x3 opportunities. Also, provide coaches resources such as coaches clinics and manuals to aid in their development as coaches and teachers of the game.
Competition: The 3x3 small-sided game model is often treated as less than its counterpart, the 5x5 model. 3x3 must be considered an integral part of developing the 5-on-5 game and its highly competitive game model. In many cases 3x3 is the stand-alone model.
Athletic Development: One of the most overlooked developmental aspects of being a basketball player is the athletic skill sets: speed, quickness, agility, strength, power, and mobility. Skills like these are the foundation of healthy, safe, and effective movers..
Skill Development: Skill Development needs to meet the players where they are, experience and skill-wise. It will be essential to make the training of skills fun but also slightly challenging so players get better as they master the skill. It’s important to offer variety to keep athletes interested and to cause constant adaptation by the brain. Skills mastery is the foundation of good basketball.
Tactile Development: Young players and experienced older players all become more successful players when they can understand the tactics of the game. Using things such as “Action,” where 2-3 players work together to execute a well-coordinated movement amongst each other. We call these actions.
Community Involvement: For this model to be successful and, quite frankly, change the youth sports culture for everyone, we need school districts, recreational facilities, and specific sports facilities to join the cause.