Renard Beavers, El Camino Actual assistant Ladies basketball Coach and Head basketball coach for Risk Basketball teaches feminine athletes of all ages the talents they want for center faculty, highschool and faculty ranges of basketball. Risk is a journey group that provides year-round coaching. At El Camino, Renard is instrumental in serving to maintain the pace of the sport at a quick tempo and prepping the gamers to be checked out for faculty scholarships Ball Handling Drills Basketball.
Lisa: Hello Renard! That is Lisa Williams with Native On-line Visibility. How are you?
Renard: I am doing nice! How are you?
Lisa: I am doing effectively, thanks! At this time’s interview is with Renard Beavers, Varsity Assistant Ladies Basketball coach for El Camino Excessive College in Woodland Hills and Head Basketball Coach for Risk Basketball Woman’s Journey Crew. We’ll go straight into the questions as we speak.
As we glance round, extra ladies than ever are enjoying basketball. What’s the stage of dedication with so many ladies enjoying basketball as we speak?
Renard: Nicely, I believe the extent of dedication is certainly rising. It’s fairly excessive. There are many rec. leagues and journey groups, and there are a number of colleges which have groups, so it is turning into massive. School basketball has helped rather a lot with getting lady’s extra excited by enjoying basketball in addition to the WNBA.
Lisa: I do know on the Pop Warner stage and positively at highschool stage, boys are very aggressive and making an attempt to achieve athletic scholarships. Are ladies as aggressive at these ranges?
Renard: They don’t seem to be on the boys stage but, however it’s actually getting there.
Lisa: And what do you attribute it to?
Renard: I believe that data is the important thing. There’s a lot extra entry to data. ESPN is greater now. The Web is bigger now, so while you see these tales or hear about different feminine athletes which have obtained basketball scholarships, it goes from a fable to a actuality. It was a fable fifteen years, in the past however now it’s actuality. Somebody could know somebody who’s a lady and obtained a basketball a scholarship now.
Renard: Earlier than, it was unreachable or seemingly unobtainable just some years again to get a scholarship.
Lisa: Sure it is way more obtainable now. I learn that together with your Risk basketball program your purpose is to get the women prepared for the highschool stage. What do you discover ladies are missing to play on Varsity at the highschool stage?
Renard: I believe the largest factor is basketball IQ and courtroom sense, which is type of the identical factor. The opposite could be getting accustomed to the pace of the sport.
Lisa: Are you able to elaborate on the basketball IQ?
Renard: Sure, since so many ladies are enjoying now, meaning there’s a number of coaching happening too. Plenty of lady’s as we speak can shoot, dribble, move, and play protection. They learn about ball dealing with drills and defensive slides and a number of particular person points of the sport, however the technique of the sport is a number of occasions neglected. The nice and dangerous factor about basketball is you may play a basketball sport and so long as everyone seems to be operating forwards and backwards and nobody is double dribbling or touring, it may well seem to be a profitable sport, however there’s much more technique concerned with reducing, when to chop when to get open, when to protect, when to not guard. I believe a number of the youthful gamers will not be being taught the technique as a lot because the talent of the sport.
Lisa: And the way to you go about educating basketball IQ?
Renard: That is without doubt one of the hardest issues to show, however what I attempt to do is have segments of follow the place we stroll by means of a number of eventualities and I clarify it. That is a method. The opposite means is movie. These days it is really easy to get video games and practices on movie. It offers the visible instrument of what they’re doing proper and incorrect. From coach to educate, it is simple to speak concerning the sport, however while you’re speaking to a center faculty particular person about basketball you must bear in mind they won’t be capable to visualize all the pieces so having movie is nice, and taking the time to walk-through stuff is nice additionally.
Lisa: So it appears like ladies aren’t beginning to work on these expertise till center faculty as an alternative of elementary faculty, and boys are engaged on these expertise in elementary faculty, so what do you attribute that to?
Renard: Sure, I believe its two issues. That’s one among them, that boys nonetheless usually begin earlier, however the different one is boys have extra avenues to play when it is not on a group. For example, at their elementary or center faculty, usually there are going to be extra boys enjoying ball at lunch time. Or you may go to the park and discover a pick-up sport and there is loads of boys video games, however ladies, there’s not as many video games. It is arduous to discover a pick-up sport the place you may go to the park and there are ten ladies enjoying basketball.
Lisa: Good level. In fact, they might all the time play with the boys, however I suppose that isn’t happening as a lot at lunch time and on the park. I am guessing it isn’t as interesting to the women, just some ladies.
Renard: There’s all the time going to be a number of who will play, however the ratio from ladies who’re devoted basketball gamers to the quantity which can be enjoying with boys, the ratio is off. There’s a number of ladies who simply do not get in these video games. There’s a number of boys who aren’t actually inviting them as effectively. The boys must be extra open to letting the women play with them additionally.
Lisa: And talking of assets, there at the moment are many extra assets, journey groups and such obtainable then say ten years in the past. What can ladies do to enhance within the low season?
Renard: I’d say one other vital factor to do for a woman is to look at video games with out being a fan. Analyze video games on TV, whether or not it’s faculty basketball or skilled basketball. Do not simply watch the ball while you’re watching on TV. Watch the protection. Attempt to acknowledge what defenses are being run. Attempt to acknowledge what the offensive group is operating. Individually watch sure gamers who do not have the ball and imitate what they’re doing and take note of what they’re doing accurately. I’d say watch video games with a greater basketball eye. And one other factor they’ll do is drills and expertise. One of the best gamers, they exit and shoot hoops within the entrance yard. They do not simply play when they’re at follow.
Lisa: That is good. Whether or not meaning they’re on the market dribbling or no matter. Develop their talent units.
Renard: Sure. One factor about ladies’ basketball, if you are able to do one factor effectively, that may get you fairly far and you’ll work on the remaining as you go, however be taught to do one factor effectively, whether or not it is capturing, passing, dribbling or protection.
Lisa: And that brings me to my final query, what strategies would you advocate to oldsters of women who play basketball and to the women themselves?
Renard: For the dad and mom and the women I’d say ask questions. Generally as a dad or mum it may be robust, as a result of there is a pure ingredient of being a bit of biased to possibly your daughter or your daughter’s group, however the extra you may ask questions and discover out what’s on the market, the higher as perspective you’ll acquire and honesty is the important thing for the dad and mom. Additionally help your daughter greater than coach your daughter. Some dad and mom wish to coach however they generally simply must help and let the children determine it out as a result of they’re simply youngsters and it takes time to be taught. For the children, making an attempt to get in a state of affairs the place should you’re not the perfect one on the group, don’t be intimidated by that as a result of you may leapfrog a number of gamers simply by dedication.
Lisa: Nice recommendation! Nicely Renard, thanks on your time and good luck together with your coming season!
Renard: Thanks a lot! Thanks for taking the time to spotlight ladies’ basketball!
Lisa: Completely, we take pleasure in highlighting native companies and other people making a distinction in the neighborhood.