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Player Development Program

This program is one of the cornerstones of the One on One instructional program. The Player Development Program groups players by ability based on a variety of measurable skill sets. Players that reach a defined skill level or complete a skills challenge advance to the next level. Each class has a color name and each player is given a color-coded wrist-band to wear to their weekly session. The curriculum is customized for the skill level of each class color. There are 6 levels in the program, all with progressive skill challenges involving footwork, conditioning, basketball IQ, and basketball development. Players must practice and ultimately complete these challenges before graduating to the next level.

The Player Development Program was introduced to address one of the biggest issues in the traditional breakout for youth basketball programs. Most youth basketball programs group players by age or grade, and due to the increasing popularity and competitiveness of youth basketball this is becoming more of a concern. Often times we see a wide variance in abilities amongst kids in any age group. With this in mind, One on One Basketball created the Player Development Program to coach players based on ability rather than age. The Player Development Program creates a quality learning environment where players' skill levels are equal.

The White level is designed as an introduction to the sport of basketball. Geared towards first time players, we will introduce the basic lines on the court as well as basic basketball rules such as traveling, double dribble, and fouls. The curriculum will focus on stationary ball handling (learning to get comfortable with the ball), speed and control dribble, passing and catching techniques, jump stops and pivots, and basic defensive stance. Games such as dribble tag, dribble relays, and the passing game will be played to make the class fun and to build towards playing the game for real.

The Yellow level is designed for those that have had a year or two of instruction and know the basic rules of how to play the game. The terminology will focus on player positions as well as positions on the court, such as the wing, baseline, and the point. The curriculum will focus on more advanced stationary ball handling skills, learning to dribble with the proper hand during the game, basic change of speed and direction dribble moves, advanced passing techniques, one foot lay-ups, triple threat position and footwork, step and slide defense, box out techniques, and an introduction to proper shooting form. Controlled scrimmaging will be used to teach player spacing and movement without the ball.

The Red level is designed for players that have a firm grasp of the game and are ready for advanced basketball concepts. Terminology such as weak side/strong side, reading defenses, traps, and swings will be used. The curriculum will focus on stationary in place dribbling skills, advanced change of direction and combination dribble moves, weak handed one foot lay-ups, jab step and swing through moves, passing on the move, on the ball jab and retreat defense, zig-zag defensive slides, and shooting on the move. Controlled scrimmaging will be used to display skills in a real playing environment.

The Purple level is designed for players preparing to enter high school basketball. The terminology will focus on strategic concepts such as curls, flares, help side defense, dig outs, and entry passes. The curriculum will focus on advanced in place dribbling skills with both hands, dribble moves to score on both sides of the court, reading screens, post moves, rebounding, getting open on the wing, wing denial, conditioning, and advanced offensive and defensive footwork. Controlled scrimmaging will be used to display skills in a real playing environment.

The Orange level is designed for players preparing for varsity basketball. The curriculum will focus on conditioning, ball handling and scoring at high game speeds. Advanced drill work in all aspects of the game including detailed offensive and defensive footwork. And shooting consistency.

The Black level is designed for players with high school varsity experience. The classes will follow a college practice format with open gym scrimmaging and player evaluations.