4 Stages of Basketball Learning
While developing a players skill and basketball IQ we recognize each player develops differently. Our goal is foster the love of the game and a positive experience. Below is how we see players develop over time:
Introductory, Level 1: Unconscious Incompetence
Ignorant Bliss: I’m super motivated, I’m going to play in NBA
I love basketball. It’s fun to watch. My friends play. My sibling plays. My dad likes it.
This is cool. I can dribble. So much fun playing with friends.
I want to join a team.
Introduction to basketball. Love at first bounce.
Confidence is high
Intermediate, Level 2: Conscious Incompetence
This Is Hard. I miss most shots.
I’m not very good. My friends are better. Can I be that good?
These drills are hard. Lets just scrimmage.
What are all these words? New language. What’s a pivot?
I need to practice a lot if I’m going to get better
Skill Building Grind. Repetitions.
Confidence is weak
Advanced, Level 3: Conscious Competence - Skill Application
I’m starting to get good.
I’m making shots
Driving to the basket and making layups is easier
I want to play against other players
Practice is paying off. But its still a challenge.
Confidence is rising
Expert, Level 4: Unconscious Competence
Applying skills consistently
Playing under pressure
Playing 5 vs 5
Follow the rules of the game
Applying Basketball IQ in real time
Coaches commands are natural
Confidence is steady