VALUES BASED
BASKETBALL

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DEFINING PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS
BASKETBALL IS LIFE!

Psychological Skills are often referred to as Trans-disciplinary Skills.  These are skills that range from personal to interpersonal, and are essential for success in almost any context.  Here at Values Based Basketball we believe that our responsibility is to teach life through the context of the game of Basketball.  With this in mind, of the four general program components (Psych Skills, Sport Specific Individual Skills, Individual Physical Skills, and Team Systems) Psychological Skills serve as the major focus.  The other three components provide the context in which to display and improve these psych skills.  This is not to say that the disciplinary skills gained outside of the psych skills components are not important.  Rather we consider the development of disciplinary skills as indicators of the development of essential psychological or Life Skills.

Psychological Skills are broken down into four areas.  Foundational skills, Performance Skills, Personal Development Skills, and Team Skills.  Each is defined below. 

 


OF COURSE, ONE'S DEVELOPMENT (Age and/or Stage) IS A NECESSARY CONSIDERATION IN MEETING ATHLETES. ATHLETE'S WHERE THEY ARE, AND PLANNING FOR PROGRESSION OF SKILL TEACHING AND LEARNING.  THIS CONSIDERATION IS MODELED WITHIN THE DOCUMENT LINKED BELOW.


The Connection of co-curricular outcomes for each Psychological Skills area is useful in narrowing the above definitions into more specific action.  This is modeled within the Co-Curricular Document Linked below.
 
Examples of the practical application of Psychological Skills within the individual player and team context is modeled within the Practical Application section, and is also linked here.