Come join our unique format of introducing and training COED 2nd-4th graders in basketball skills and game strategies!
The format of this unique league model has been crafted over 30 years of coaching experience. Specifically, 15 years as a board member for Foothill Youth Basketball has inspired Coach Bob to build a feeder system to our lowest D3 league. We want players to come in better prepared for the more competitive levels of FYB and AAU basketball. Volunteer coaches in other league concepts are fantastic, but often don't know how to teach the key fundamentals.
The D4 Basketball League program is highly active and every player will get loads of repetitions and touches in game situations. We would argue it is the best possible format for kids to be introduced to or get early instruction in the game of basketball.
> COED players grades 2nd-4th are welcome. Players will be split by age/skill/gender but vary each week for a broad experience. Players should be able to hit the rim of a 10ft basket with a small 27.5 ball, but we will help all players work on that power if they are "almost there" :)
> 2 hours, 1 time a week. Always Sunday mornings from 9am-11am at the beautiful new Los Altos High School gym.
> First hour is skill development by a professional coach with local high school players assisting players through skills and drills.
> Second hour of games in several educational formats (full court, half court, 3v3, etc.) to create success and learning on various levels.
As usual Bald Eagle takes the "typical program" and makes it epic. Instead of volunteer coaches, our Directors are paid professional coaches certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance. They are supported by our Assistant Coaches who are well-experienced college & high school players, also trained by BE and Certified by PCA.
Our Directors and coaches follow a strategically designed program put together by our founder Coach Bob who has extensive experience in basketball training and professional programming.
Skills are taught through creative drills and fun competitions. The progressions build on each other each week in order to maximize growth and confidence.
Lastly, we don't put them on one team through the course of the league, we change their team each week so they get to meet and compete with/against a variety of players and always maintain great coaching. This strategy keeps the games more evenly competitive and teammate interactions fresh. It allows us to form teams by skill level, or mix the skill levels, all based on what will help each player the most. We want everyone to find success and build their passion for basketball. During the games we often add in certain rules that enhance the experience for all players while also teaching the rules. Finally, we also work on their mindset and teach The Positive Coaching Alliance message on how to be a Triple Impact Competitor. Players learn how to make the most of your Self, being a great Teammate and having Respect for all people and aspects of the game.
The result is confidence, improvement and passion for basketball! Every week players learn fundamental skills and also get to play in lightly structured games. They will have a great time, improve and learn to love basketball. That is our goal! So, if that is what you want for your kiddo, the Bald Eagle D4 Basketball League is for you!
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Coach Bob is the Founder & CEO of Bald Eagle Sports Camps. He has taught Special Ed and PE since 1995, currently at Los Altos HS. Coach Bob has over 25 years coaching experience from youth to collegiate, is a Certified Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer and holds two Credentials along with a Masters in Special Education. Coach Bob is a Senior Partner at TRUSALUS, a tech platform specializing in peak performance and injury recovery in youth athletes. Lastly, he has served for nearly 2 decades as a Board Member of the largest youth recreation league in the region, Foothill Youth Basketball.
As the previous Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Los Altos High School, Coach Bob led the Eagles to 2 SCVAL titles ('13,'14) and the schools first ever Central Coast Section Championship (2015). Bald Eagle Camps has been profiled in one of PCA's books and Coach Bob was named by PCA as a Development Zone Leadership Fellow. Coach Bob believes children should have a place to feel encouraged, included, cared for, safe from bullying, free from negativity and expected to have as much fun as possible. At the same time, children need direction on how to be their best person in every given moment.View all our coaches
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Professionally trained and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified High School & College coaches lead all sessions.