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THE 3LEAGUESkills + Game Play

Train + Practice + Game Play
Individual Registration
3x Per Week

All SkillsSkills & Drills

Drop-In Skill Session
Girls & Boys
Starting at 7 yrs old

System of Learning, Understanding & ApplyingTrain. Practice. Play.

6 Level Youth Player Development System

Improving Basketball Performance Through Skill, Practice & Game Play.

Starting at the age 7, we are teaching basketball fundamentals, game play concepts & incorporating fun & challenging drills that improves their impact in their team play. In each session, we offer skill development, practice & 3v3 game play. And we designate 1 session per week to 3v3 league (the 3league) play to keep our athletes highly competitive level as well as give them an opportunity to apply what they have learned.

The levels are broken down based on age & abilities(skills) and provides enhanced terminology, game play concepts & execution throughout the levels (see below).

The 3League was created by Coach Q James and Coach Audrey Taylor to provide a platform for athletes to incorporate their skills, game play concepts & leadership learned during development workouts. 3v3 game play has been proven to be an effective concept to teach the proper skills, techniques & game play IQ.

Our league embodies the true value of sports play, encourages proper skill development, provides a safe & positive environment, as well as supports athletes life & basketball goals.

Location: Franklin High School (500 Elizabeth Ave., Somerset, NJ)


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

TEACH THE GAME – We teach them the why behind an action, move, and offensive concept. We develop play makers, not play runners. A positive environment is also necessary, we end every sessions with players and coaches encouraging each other even after a tough competitive game!

CULTIVATE LEADERS – This is what makes us different. We encourage our players to do more than play basketball. We provide job & volunteer opportunities, encourage philanthropy & community service, prepare young coaches in our Jr Coaching Program, as well as provide empowerment workshops.

PROVIDE RESOURCES – We provide our parents and players with resources needed to support our players journey. We have partnered with some amazing organizations!

The 3League6 LEVELS
OF PLAYER
DEVELOPMENT

Skill Levels = League Divisions
Level 1: For Beginner (7-10 yrs old)
Focus on building the foundation of basketball fundamentals(dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, etc.). Teaching concepts of the game and beginner terminology.
Level 2: Experience (10-13 yrs old)
Help players have a greater impact on & off the court. Introduce more terminology with focus on game play concepts & execution.
Level 3: Middle (12-14 yrs old)
Incorporate a greater since of thinking & decision making. Higher level of game play & skill development.
Level 4: Experienced (13-15 yrs old)
Develop aggressiveness & assertiveness with intense drills while building your understanding of the game. Execution on the foundation of what you learned in Prime.
Level 5: College Prep (15-19)
This is where we put it all together... terminology, decision making, advanced skills & leadership. For high school players who want a great experience in high school and possibly qualify to play in college.
Level 6: Adv Players (20+)
For serious athletes who intend on playing professionally or in adult leagues for serious athletes. More specific training.

COACH Q JAMES
Director & Senior Trainer

Train. Practice. Play.THE 3LEAGUE

Improving Basketball Performance Through Skill, Practice & Game Play.

3v3 basketball is such a critical component of effective youth basketball development, everyone has gotten so caught up and obsessed with AAU travel/club basketball that 3-on-3 ball has been neglected. That is why we are making an effort at bringing it back!”

It differs from a traditional 3 on 3 leagues in the following areas:

  • High level coaching with consistent coaching tactics, tools & communication
  • We teach the 6 fundamental ways to play the game starting from level 1.
  • A focus on leadership development
  • Rules and regulations adjusted for competition level
Spring & Summer Sessions

Session I (May – June): 6 Week Season
+ Tournament

Players Divided By Age/Skill Level
Games: Tues or Thurs starting May 11th
Location: Franklin High School (Somerset, NJ)

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Why 3v3 games are beneficial to players...3v3 BENEFITS

“Playing the game of basketball is very exciting but it can also be a little bit daunting trying to develop skill, learn concepts & apply them full court team play.”

MORE TOUCHES

More touches, shots, rebounds, passes, etc. On average players will touch the ball 1/6 of the time opposed to 1/10 of the time in 5v5.

MORE SPACE

With only 6 players on the court compared to 10, there's more space to operate. More space allows for players to do more, develop guard play skill set and force all players to learn how to dribble with their head up and look to advance the ball.

OFFENSIVE IQ

Learn the 6 ways to play within an 5v5 offensive set. The spacing, ball touches, guard play will allow players to utilize, pass & cut, screens, dribble drive, curls & cuts, etc.

MORE FUN & ACTION

No sitting on the bench equals more fun for all players.

PROGRAM TOOLS
& RESOURCES

Develop & Compete Registrants Only!
Social & Emotional Learning(SEL) curriculum provided by 5 Star Life.
Group discussions on ways to make change & give back.
Participation in basketball skill development classes, clinics, etc.
Volunteer opportunities to assist with college application & more.
Resources provided to assist with health & wellness goals.
Be a part of an exclusive group of future leaders (group discussion, guest speakers, group outings).
Access to job opportunities within the program & non-profit.
Gain hands on coaching experience in our Jr. Coach program.

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