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winter 2015 Season

Basketball Benefits at valley schools

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. It is a fast moving team sport that involves many specialized skills which include shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense and much more. College basketball players currently on scholarship started in the process very early and begin the recruiting process by the time they are in the 9th grade.At the highest levels, scouts begin watching players in Middle School and are continually checking in with coaches throughout High School so they can watch the development of promising young players. There are thousands of High School athletes who are looking for an opportunity to play sports at the college level, which makes finding an athletic scholarship very difficult. 

The Royal Elite Basketball program at Valley Schools will be offered for players starting as young as Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our one of-a-kind program, bolstered by our experienced coaches, and elite curriculum, help young basketball players prepare for high school competitiveness! The coaching staff at Royal Elite/Valley Schools are professional and the head coach is the highest ranking. Coaching an Elite program is much different than coaching in the club ranks. Pro coaches will manage the bell schedule and balance the strain of the practice.Also the Athletic Department will lead the coaching staff through the curriculum analysis. Athletes at Royal Elite who ultimately decide to become basketball players – will be successful!  

Establishing and implementing high-quality basketball practices and performance training during school hours can provide student players with the appropriate knowledge, skills, behaviors, and confidence to be one of the best teams in weekend competitions. As a result, they will gain focused attention from the basketball community. The Royal Elite Basketball Program is designed to provide the best training during the week and AAU level competitions on the weekend. National team and players’rankings are based on performances at high level tournaments, overall team success, players’ ability to impact games, and players’ long term potential. Attending the Royal Elite/Valley Schools team practice during school hours will save time and give our student athletes an opportunity to have an evening “free”. If you decide to have an extra practice, attend your preferred club or play for your coach - you have the time! At Valley Schools, we know that there are as many definitions of winning as there are athletes; as the premium provider of “school-day” or “day-time” sports performance training, we support each athlete in his/her quest for excellence. Our training is geared to meet the widest range of needs of our athletes, from those just starting out to those who seek to make their living as an athlete. We believe competence breeds confidence, and athletic performance improvement can be taught and mastered like any other skill.

Transportation is provided daily, (cost determined by distance) with van decals showing pride in the Royal Elite/Valley Schools student-athletic program – Home of Champions! As a parent, you want the best for your child. While you want your child to be healthy and enjoy participating in sports, you may also have concerns about his or her abilities and possible injuries. Our coaches will push athletes to their limits, but not beyond them. They will use positive reinforcement to ensure that your child feels good about his or her accomplishments. Along the way, our coaches will meet with you and your child to go over the program, your child’s performance, and answer any questions that you might have. Studies have shown that children who are physically active or involved in sports are more likely to have higher self-confidence, perform better in the classroom, and have better social skills.  

Tryouts

The Royal Elite scouts evaluate player talent, typically looking for younger players with potential. Throughout the year Royal Elite Scouts travel extensively, attending basketball games to do evaluations. There are many factors which contribute to a scout’s analysis of a player and how he/she place importance on each of these factors. The most basic projections which a scout must make include the player’s physical status such as height, weight, age, position, and conditioning. The scout will also study the player’s skill set including: shooting and scoring capabilities, ball handling, defensive capabilities, and passing abilities. The scout will also attempt to note the presence or absence of intangibles such as coachability, character, desire, and instincts. During the year the Royal Elite/Valley Schools coaches will evaluate invited players through tryouts. Evaluating players is critical for determining how well players work with teammates, make on-court decisions, and approach defense and coaching. The tryouts observe a wide range of skill and effort variables including shot selection, ability to shoot against defenders, willingness to pass the ball, rebounding and defensive instincts, energy level and response to coaching suggestions, offensive and defensive decision making processes, and evaluating which players can do layups in game situations.

Yearly Planner/Schedule

Date
Team
Level
Location
Royal SELECT Tournament
8U and 9U
The MAP at Garden Grove
Royal SELECT Tournament
8U and 9U
The Map at Garden Grove
Royal SELECT Tournament
8U and 9U
The MAP at Garden Grove