Bay Boys Six Building Blocks 

Player Development (Growth Mindset) is at the forefront of everything we do.  We believe each individual can grow as a person and as a player. The following six building blocks are listed in priority order. These building blocks are a journey and not a destination. We believe players will apply these same skills to other areas in lives.

  1.  Character - Coachable & Teachable (Striver), Toughness (Focus & Ferocity), Self Awareness / Integrity (Authentic)

  2. Teamwork - Leadership & Team Spirit, Individual Team Role, Emotional IQ

  3. Basketball IQ - Feel & Instincts (experience), Communication, Decision Making (Self Control)

  4. Skills - Technique & Mechanics, Ambidexterity, Quickness & Efficiency

  5. Fitness - Physical, Mental, Rest & Nutrition

  6. Execution - Compete / Effort, Results (Analytics), Focus / Mindfulness (Flow over Ego / Next Play)

  • Character

    • Coachable

      • Buy In, Gratitude

      • Accountability, Accepting Change and Roles, Open mind to new ideas

    • Striver

      • Process, Journey

      • Integrity, Growth. Passion and Invested In Struggle. Grit.

    • Attitude

      • Effort, Grit, Determination

      • Body language

  • Teamwork

    • Leadership & Team Spirit - Actively leading by example and providing positive direction for the situation and team as a whole. 

    • Communicating - Talk, eye contact and body language

    • Team Spirit - Selfless attitude towards team first

    • Emotional IQ

      • Keep your cool when others lose theirs

      • Focus on the goal in front of you

  • Basketball IQ

    • Decision Making - Taking care of the ball or making the right plays with or without the ball.

    • Experience

      • Court Vision - Seeing the correct or next play

    • Disciplined - Playing under control and playing your game

  • Skills

    • Technique - Proper form or motion

    • Ambidexterity - Ability to perform moves using either right and left hand

    • Quickness - Ability to perform skill under pressure and contact

  • Execution

    • Performance - Ability to do your job at a high level

    • Concentration / Focus

    • Results - Learn from outcomes and growing in the right direction

    • Strategic - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

    • Details - Doing the the little from start to finish

  • Fitness

    • Physical

      • Endurance - Stamina to perform at peak level

      • Agility - Footwork and Quickness to perform moves

      • Explosiveness - Strength to complete the required move

    • Nutrition & Rest

      • Healthy Eating Habits

      • Hydrated

      • Well Rested

    • Mental

      • Peak Performance

      • Emotion Intelligence

      • Big Picture Mentality

Unacceptable Traits

  • Bad body language