Tag Archives: physical activity

Next Generation P.E.

Would we have such a problem with a lack of physical activity if elementary-school physical education classes looked like this?

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Comparison of Physical Activity in Small-Sided Basketball Games Versus Full-Sided Games

ABSTRACT Organized youth sports leagues attempt to meet many goals. Three primary needs for a youth sports league are to meet the participants’ desires, provide quality learning experiences, and develop the competencies needed for continued participation. Possessing the ball, shooting … Continue reading

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3v3 Isn’t Real Basketball

Since starting the Playmakers Basketball Development League, the biggest hurdle to overcome is the perception that somehow 3v3 basketball is not real basketball. In the U.S., soccer players do not play full 11v11 games until they are teenagers, but 6-year-olds … Continue reading

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Should Young Athletes Lift Weights?

Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters 4.40 and Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 4. I generally refuse to train 8-year-olds. When parents call about a young player, I encourage the parents to invest in gymnastics or martial … Continue reading

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