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The Youth Development Basketball League

General D-League Info

GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE FOCUS CENTER (ON THE CAMPUS OF NEW COVENANT BELIEVERS' CHURCH) 3400 KOHR BLVD COLUMBUS, OHIO 43224.

1ST OFFICIAL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED JANUARY 20TH AND UNIFORMS WILL BE DISBURSED UPON ARRIVAL ON THE 20TH. 

PLEASE REVIEW OUR GAME DAY NOTES

Game Day #1 Notes

1. Please bring a black and a white shirt (just in case uniforms aren't ready).

2. Admission for all parents, friends, family and fans will be $2.

3. Concessions will be available.

4. Parents please avoid sitting in the chairs immediately next to the score tables.

5. Remember to have the players wear a different pair of shoes to the game to avoid tracks water, salt, snow etc onto the gym floor.

The d-League 2017-18

New EnergyNew FormatSame Fun!!

 

The Developmental Youth Basketball League (The d-League) is entering its 10th year of service and we are excited to unveil a few improvements. The d-League was founded with fundamental development as the main focus and as the game continues to evolve we must evolve with it. Starting with our Winter 2015/2016 season we will transition to a new practice format which will allow us to lay a consist fundamental foundation league wide. Another exciting improvement is our preseason coaches clinic that will ensure that all of our players are learning the same basketball concepts that will help them be successful in the future. Lastly, our games will be officiated by licensed referees.

 

League Overview:

The Developmental Youth Basketball League is a competitive self-contained co-ed league for players age 4-13. There are three divisions in the league which are determined by age: 4-6, 7-9, 10-13. Our coaches are volunteers who have a desire to see each and every player within the league have fun and get better at the game of basketball. Each player who registers for the league will be placed on a team via our player draft (siblings will be placed on the same team if they are in the same division). Each player will receive a full uniform, have 1 practice session each week and play in 1 game every Saturday.

Practice Format:

 

Practices will be once per week for 75 minutes and will be formatted as follows:

  • 5 min - Dynamic Stretching
  • 32 min - (4) 8 min Stations
    • For example
      • Station 1 - Ball Handling
      • Station 2 - Shooting
      • Station 3 - Defense/Rebounding (Individual)
      • Station 4 - Speed/Agility/Balance
  • 3 min - Water
  • 10 min - Team Defense / Shell Drill / Motion Offense (Universal Team Concepts)
  • 25 min - Split off for individual team practice (coaches have freedom to work on specialized team concepts)

 

Coaches Clinic:

 

In our preseason coaches clinic we will:

  • Plan practice format and assign roles
  • Adopt universal d-League basketball terminology
  • Discuss basketball drills and team concepts that the different ages groups need to focus on
  • Finalize game rules

 

League Needs:

15-20 Coaches - If you are interested please contact Lamont Tillman ohiohoopsters@yahoo.com or 614-989-5793
 


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