Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Fundamental skill development is more important than just playing games when developing younger players.  

There is no way around skipping fundamental development.  At younger ages players can get away with it because they maybe more athletic or stronger than the competition.  But it will come back to hurt them later in their playing career.

Fundamentals Foundation

We believe in our players developing a strong fundamental foundation.  Even though the game of basketball is constantly changing, the fundamentals never change.  Learning how to play defense fundamentally is big for our us.  If you can defend you will always find yourself on the court.

Discover Your Gift and Master It

At Limitless we believe all players have a skill set (gift) that they are good at.  But most times players spend time first trying to master what they are not good at.  Therefore they never discover their real gift.  So we help players discover their real gift and work to master it.  Once we master our gifts then other it will be easier to develop other areas of our game.

“Deep practice is built on a paradox: struggling in certain targeted ways-operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes- makes you smarter.  Or to put it a slightly different way, experiences where you're forced to slow down, make errors, and correct them-as you would if you were walking up an ice-covered hill, slipping and stumbling as you go- end up making you swift and graceful without your realizing it”
Daniel Coyle

Things that coaches don't develop, teaching misconceptions, myths & bad ideas:

Things that are under developed:

  1.  Attitude- Body Language
  2. Building Character
  3. Conditioning
  4. Pivots and Fakes
  5. Looking and Timing
  6. Defensive Stance
  7. Defensive positioning: on ball, handling ball screens, and helping the helper
  8. Body Positioning 
  9. Screening and Boxing Out
  10. Going for the Ball Skills
  11. Moving w/o the ball
  12. Team Skills
  13. Dribbling against pressure
  14. Passing against pressure
  15. Defensive closeouts
  16. Catching
  17. Mental Toughness

Teaching Misconceptions

Fundamentals are for little kids 

  • You hear fundamentals are for little girls and kids- *How many players on one team shoot free-throws at a high rate?  *How many players can dribble well and under pressure? *How many players box out during games? *How many good defenders are on one team?  How many good passers are on one team? When you add the number up they will not equal the number of kids on your team. Everyone at all levels should be working on fundamentals daily.
Kids should play zone defense
  • One of the biggest misconceptions in youth basketball.  Zones are very complicated and involve all man to man defensive of principles.  A good zone defense actually forces kids to do a lot more than a man to man defense.

Drills Do the Teaching

Drills do not teach everything.  Drills don't teach anything unless a coach understands why they are teaching a drill and makes sure players are doing the drills right.


Kids Need to Learn Plays

  • Players need to learn how to react to each other.  Teaching young players plays does not help them develop. Plays teach players to look at one or two places.  Teaching basic offensive skills enables and empowers players to play off each other as well as the opponents.  Younger players need to be shifted away from plays to basic skills.

"repetition. "Don't look for the big, quick improvement.  Seek the small improvement one day at a time.  That's the only way it happens-and when it happens, it lasts,"

Daniel Coyle

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