Building Blocks

Our developmental building blocks were carefully crafted to take a holistic approach to teaching girls how to fully integrate and engage their physical and mental skills, both as individuals and part of a team. Over time, our athletes learn about the skills and leadership necessary to be successful in the game—and through the game, in life—by teaching why as well as how, and through productive, actionable confidence-building feedback.

Flow Basketball’s highly qualified coaching staff is carefully selected and trained in our unique building blocks.

Developmental: Grades 1-5

Offense & Defense

  • Shooting form with footwork
  • Ball handling with both hands
  • Developing the weak hand
  • Driving on both sides of the basket
  • Shooting off catch & dribble
  • Different ways of passing
  • Correct defensive stance

Basketball IQ

  • Understanding timing & spacing
  • Squaring up to the basket
  • Triple threat

Mental Toughness & Team Connectedness

  • Dialogue & feedback among coach/players
  • Learning to be a supportive, encouraging teammate
  • Sportsmanship

Intermediate: Grades 6-8

Offense & Defense

  • Advanced drives & moves to the basket
  • Change of direction
  • Shooting off multiple moves
  • Craftiness in finish
  • Classic situations (pick & roll, give & go) offense and defense
  • 1-on-1 in various situations
  • Understanding help defense

Basketball IQ

  • Continue timing/spacing
  • Movement to be an offensive threat at all times
  • Awareness of time & score
  • Understanding the different individual & team defenses

Mental Toughness & Team Connectedness

  • Creating goals (short/long-term)
  • Understanding strengths, weaknesses, & path to self-improvement
  • Understanding how to make teammates better

High School

Offense & Defense

  • Advanced work on skill combinations with high repetition & game intensity
  • Resolving complex on-court situations
  • Finishing the play through contact
  • Shooting off catch & dribble
  • Mid-range offensive game
  • Defensive intensity

Basketball IQ

  • Awareness of what’s occurring on the court
  • Going with the flow of the game
  • Decision-making
  • Unwavering focus & concentration on “right now” and moving on to the next play

Mental Toughness & Team Connectedness

  • Handling pressure
  • Balancing increasing workouts with school and social lives
  • Preparing to perform at your best individually and as a team