Where are we at with youth basketball development in the USA?

Where are we REALLY at with YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN THIS COUNTRY?
This has been on our minds a lot these past several months. We can't seem to just let it go. 
At SDC, we want to improve the game.  But when we look at what has been done in the United States by "major entities" like USA Basketball, AAU, and even the NCAA and NBA now,...
 We keep getting more and more confused?
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We see that The NBA and USA Basketball has merged with regard to YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.
Here are some of their "new" player development standards:
  •  "8 year olds should play on 8 foot hoops"
  • "The size of the basketball should be 28.5"
  •  "High school players should play with a 24 second shot clock"

What we were hoping to see were:

  • The REAL player development YOUTH standards.
  • The REAL coaching development YOUTH examples. 

Most states do not even have a shot clock. How could that possibly be implemented? AND why would a 24 second shot clock be implemented for high school players when it is 30 seconds in college?

Things like this just show how out of touch these entities are with REAL YOUTH BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT. 
 

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LEARN HOW TO DRIBBLE BETWEEN THE LEGS! 

Last we checked, USA basketball was teaching change of direction between the legs… WITH AN ESSAY!!! (AN ESSAY!!!!!!)
 
Every year,... We turn on the NCAA tournament,... And we all see the same commercial 500 times. "Make sure that your kid learns the game the right way." Then you go see what "The Right Way is"...And you see like 6 bad videos… or a clip from an NBA game?
 
None of the content is even developmentally appropriate or
  1. Progression based
  2. Assessment based
  3. Curriculum based
Last we checked,... their youth development curriculum was literally a 4 minute cartoon.
While there may be some meaningful, valuable pieces of info that you do learn, we are not really too clear on where it all goes from there. Most of the USA Basketball coaching clinics are conducted by coaches that don’t even work with YOUTH PLAYERS! (makes no sense). 
So we are still wondering??...  
 
Where are we REALLY at with YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN THIS COUNTRY?
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What are the real youth basketball development standards? 
 
 
Are their REAL SKILL ASSESSMENTS AND  MEASURABLES that should be taught to kids? 
 
 
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Where are we REALLY at with YOUTH BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT IN THE USA? 
 
-- AAU is just an insurance provider (nothing more). It doesn't really regulate anything!
-- NCAA is about talent identification (not talent development).
 
If you go to Canadian Basketball, there are coach development programs and player development programs. Steve Nash is building an entire infrastructure in Canada. Many of the top players are coming from out of the country now.
 
The Prep School Basketball Circuit in the US is becoming more and more international. In fact, some of the programs are 70-80% international rosters.  International players make up a lot of the top prep school lineups. As a result, more and more college lineups will soon become international (and already are).
 
Is this a problem? 
You bet it is! 
(Especially for kids that have hoop dreams and want to play college basketball someday). SDC knew that his was a major problem that needed to be addressed for the past decade!! -- and that nobody was REALLY doing MUCH OF ANYTHING ABOUT IT!... 
 
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SDC reduces all of the elements of the game of basketball into easy to understand visuals for players! (coaches can even use SDC to assign the skills to their players!)
 
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 Youth basketball players REALLY need:
  1. Clear goals
  2. Clear visuals
  3. Clear techniques
  4. Clear skill assessments
Developmentally appropriate skill development progressions and player development plans!
 
 
 
For example,...
Did you know that there are 3 phases to learning HOW to CHANGE DIRECTION BETWEEN THE LEGS?!
 

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  LEARN HOW TO DRIBBLE BETWEEN THE LEGS!   

If players learn THESE TECHNIQUES, they are far superior with their footwork, balance, coordination, and control with the ball! 
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  (3 different sets of techniques! -- for phase 1, phase 2, phase 3! )
 
This is JUST ONE OF MANY EXAMPLES ON SDC's step-by-step easy to understand visual guide to help players really understand what to do as they learn how to practice!
 
After all,.. 
How can you ever master phase 3??... if you don't even know phase 1?,... or phase 2?...
 
If you’re a coach, or a parent and your child loves basketball, his is how you make sure that your child and your team learn to play the  game… THE RIGHT WAY!
 
No matter what your age or position… 
The SKILLS ON SDC ARE THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF THE GAME THAT YOUTH BASKETBALL PLAYERS NEED TO LEARN AND YOUTH  BASKETBALL COACHES NEED TO BE TEACHING!
 
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The entire SDC platform is designed to help YOUTH BASKETBALL PLAYERS learn the REAL skills of the game that will make a massive difference in GAME PERFORMANCE!
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Outlined in a super efficient, organized, visual sequence with super cool progressions, assessments, position skills, game skills, even team drills,... THE RIGHT WAY!!
 
SDC is also giving out a guaranteed $1000.00 college scholarship TO EVERY PLAYER AND PARENT toward their college tuition RIGHT NOW!
 
P.S. We even have an entire YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP CAMPS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL where EVERY KID gets a GUARANTEED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP valued at $1000.00 EVERY SINGLE SDC SCHOLARSHIP CAMP!
 
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SDC should be the STANDARDIZED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM FOR THE USA!
 
 
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Skill Development MUST come FIRST!
 
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