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3v3 League Play + Player Development

Starting at 7 Yrs OldPLAYER
DEVELOPMENT
+ 3V3 LEAGUE

Improving Basketball Performance Through Skill, Practice & Game Play.

Starting at age 7, we are teaching basketball fundamentals, game play concepts & incorporating fun & challenging drills that improve players’ impact on the court. In each development session, we offer skill development, practice & 3v3 game play. We designate 1 session per week to 3v3 league (the 3league) play.

The 3League is a co-ed  3v3 league that develops athletes by competing in an controlled environment that encourages proper player development, decision making & leadership. The league is broken down into divisions based on skill level and abilities(skills).
View Skill Level Chart

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

  • Skill development + Practice + Game Play is incorporated in each session 
  • Hi-level coaching with consistent coaching tactics, tools & communication
  • A focus on leadership development
  • Rules and regulations adjusted for competition level

What’s the commitment for develop & compete program?:
6 weeks/18 sessions (Starting in May :: Tues, Thurs & Sat.)
2x weekly (90 min sessions) = Skill Development + Game Play
1x week (2 Game Minimum) = Game Play Only (w/ Certified Officials)
+ Tournament Entry + Open Gym Runs  +Skills & Drills Clinics
Location: Franklin HS (500 Elizabeth Ave., Somerset NJ)

Does my child have to play with their age group/division? Each participant will be evaluated and placed in the proper division based on their skill level. Within the divisions, players will have the ability to move throughout the 6 levels based on the evaluation of their game/practice performance. 

REGISTRATIONS:
Individual registrants
– **Develop & Compete program [recommended]**
Team registrants – Tournaments Only
OrganizationsContact us. Get players game day ready! Let us focus on building their confidence, IQ & leadership capabilities.

LEVEL 1: FUNDAMENTALS

Players learn to play by building skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, catching, recognition and communication. We teach them how to have FUN through skill-building games that train the proper focus, form and control to improve their abilities.

Level 1: Beginners (7-10 yrs Old)
60 Min Sessions
6 Wk/18 Session Program

Session I: Develop & Compete (May – June):
Divisions for Ages 7 – 10
Players Divided By Skill Level
3x Week of :: Training + Practice + Game Play
Tues, Thurs & Sat. (Starting May 4th)

Drop-In: Skills & Drills Clinic
All Skill Levels Welcome
1x per week (Saturdays)
Open Day May 4th will be the only Tuesday clinic! 

LEVEL 2: CHAMPION

Champion Training Sessions help players have a greater impact on & off the court. We work on basketball I.Q. through note-taking, presentations and breaking down game video in addition to the on-court development of ball control, shooting, defense and decision making through games.

Level 2: Some Experience (10-12 yrs Old)
90 Min. Sessions
6 Wk/18 Session Program

Session I: Develop & Compete (May – June):
Divisions for Ages 10 – 12
Players Divided By Skill Level
3x Week of :: Training + Practice + Game Play
Tues, Thurs & Sat. (Starting May 4th)

Drop-In: Skills & Drills Clinic
All Skill Levels Welcome
1x per week (Saturdays)
Open Day May 4th will be the only Tuesday clinic! 

LEVEL 3: PRIME

Prime Sessions are 20% Skill Work & 80% Game Play. Players build fundamentals through drills for ball control & shooting. We have a priority on improving decision making and leadership skills through small-sided games (1v1, 2v2, etc.)

Level 3: Middle School Prep (12-14 yrs Old)
90 Min. Sessions
6 Wk/18 Session Program

Session I: Develop & Compete
Starting May 4th :: Tues, Thurs & Sat.
Divisions for Ages 12 – 14
Players Divided By Skill Level
2x weekly
(90 min sessions) = Skill Development + Game Play
1x week (2 Game Minimum) = Game Play Only (w/ Certified Officials)
+ Tournament Entry + Open Gym Runs  +Skills & Drills Clinics

Drop-In: Skills & Drills Clinic
All Skill Levels Welcome
1x per week (Saturdays)
Open Day May 4th will be the only Tuesday clinic! 

LEVEL 4: POWER

Power Sessions develop aggressiveness & assertiveness with intense drills while building your understanding of the game by clarifying the reason for each task. We focus on individual impact using ball control, shooting, performance development & small-sided games for decision making & leadership.

Level 4: High School Prep (13-15 yrs Old)
90 Min. Sessions
6 Wk/18 Session Program

Session I: Develop & Compete
Starting May 4th :: Tues, Thurs & Sat.
Divisions for Ages 13 – 15
Players Divided By Skill Level
2x weekly
(90 min sessions) = Skill Development + Game Play
1x week (2 Game Minimum) = Game Play Only (w/ Certified Officials)
+ Tournament Entry + Open Gym Runs  +Skills & Drills Clinics

Drop-In: Skills & Drills Clinic
All Skill Levels Welcome
1x per week (Saturdays)
Open Day May 4th will be the only Tuesday clinic! 

LEVEL 5: PLAYMAKER

Playmaker Sessions are for high school players who want a great experience in high school and possibly qualify to play in college. We spend 80% of the time on ball control, volume shooting, footwork, finishes & Vertimax performance training. The remaining 20% of the time is allotted for small-sided games.

Level 5: High School Prep (15-19 yrs Old)
90 Min. Sessions
6 Wk/18 Session Program

Session I: Develop & Compete
Starting May 4th :: Tues, Thurs & Sat.
Divisions for Ages 15 – 19
Players Divided By Skill Level
2x weekly
(90 min sessions) = Skill Development + Game Play
1x week (2 Game Minimum) = Game Play Only (w/ Certified Officials)
+ Tournament Entry + Open Gym Runs  +Skills & Drills Clinics

Drop-In: Skills & Drills Clinic
All Skill Levels Welcome
1x per week (Saturdays)
Open Day May 4th will be the only Tuesday clinic! 

3League Tourney

Register as an Individual or Team

Create your own team to compete and learn together with your friends! Players are also welcome to sign up individually & will be placed with the most appropriate group for development after the first day of evaluation.

5-6 Player Roster // 16 or 9 min games // Certified Officials
Tournament starts week of June 14th

Before you register, you must first do the following: 

Confirm you have 5 – 6 players ready to register and play!
Designate 1 player/parent to be the team captain/main point of contact for registration.
Create an original team name to use during registration.

**Team entries do not require a coach.**

Drop-In: Open Runs

INVITE ONLY!

Full court 5v5 Games; 2 Coaches; 1 Ref
Drop-In’s: Pay per session

Open runs = 5v5 open gym with guidance & structure. All open runs will be structured with 2 coaches and volunteer referee’s to duplicate the environment of team play. We want our players to have a safe environment with highly qualified coaches to go out a apply what they have learned.

**Develop & Compete program registrants will have first access**

Skills Academy

Skill development clinics & small group workouts for both boys and girls (all skill levels are welcomed). You must register to sign up to individual clinics.

Drop-In Clinics Available:
Skills & Drills (player evaluation)
Art of Shooting
Dribble Series (Levels 1&2)
Small Group (max 6 players)

Contact us 732-339-3019 for small group options.

We are a volunteer based organization and we always looking for passionate individuals who understand the importance of being a positive impact to our youth. Please see below useful info to learn about volunteer and teen job opportunities. [Learn More]

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Covid-19 Protocol

Social Distancing & Mask Required

We will be following NJ Department of Health guidelines, as well as the Franklin High School guidelines. Spectators are limited to only one spectator per youth participant. 

Each participant will be given a quick screening. A contact free temperature check and question about any “feeling sick” symptoms of the last 24 hours. Player must be symptom free and have a temperature under 100.4 to participate.

Face Masks:

  • Required to be worn by coaches at all times.
  • Required to be worn by any adult spectator that is attending the game/practice.
  • Required to be worn by the players sitting out of competition/drills. 

1 spectator allowed per player.

There will be extra time in between games to limit contact between parents/players coming and going.

Parents/Players must make sure their hands have been disinfected prior and after participation.

Players should bring the following with them: mask, bag that has their sports drink/water. Sports Drink/Water bottle should never be shared. 

Players should not bring a basketball. Each group will be given basketballs. (game and warm-up basketballs will be disinfected after each game)

At the conclusion of each game there wont be the traditional “hand shake” line to limit contact. Teams will gather in a circle to say “good game” with some final comments from the ref regarding the game.

3v3 Benefits

“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!”


Why 3v3 games are beneficial to players…

  • Everyone plays. League play based on the six ways to play philosophy, so players get more repetitions in games and game-like situations.
  • 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.
  • Less performance pressure. While we keep score during league games, there are no scoreboards or true officials during sessions, and teams play multiple games in a session, which reduces the performance demands.
  • No negative coaching. Coaches collaborate and work together to create a competitive fun environment.
  • More action and fun. No sitting on the bench equals more fun for all players. Clinics feature active, dynamic drills and small-sided games to teach concepts and train skills.
  • Additional instruction. All participants receive player notebook, which includes the six ways to play and space for in-session notes.

USEFUL INFO

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RECRUITING

Guidance with setting up your recruiting profile, as well as information on the important steps in the recruiting process.

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JR COACH PROGRAM

Jr. Coaching Program gives you an opportunity to learn how to teach the game of basketball and mentor the youth.

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JOBS

Interested in working in sports? We provide jobs to our teens and young adults!

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SHE PLAYS

#GirlsInSportsProject – a program dedicated to uplifting GIRLS through sports!

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