Baker, B. (n.d.). Coaching certification program. Retrieved from

This article is more of an ad. However, it gave us a good framework for what he wanted our coaching seminar to be like. The three stages it describes highlight the major points of what we want our coaches to take away from our seminar. It is a great reference for us and helped us better the reconstruction of our basketball league.

Clark, J. E., & Metcalfe, J. S. (n.d.). The mountain of motor development: A metaphor

The Mountain of Motor Development is an important concept that incorporates movements and tasks that will be taught in our basketball program. Fundamental motor movements and context specific movements are discussed and defined in this essay. These concepts support the movements that will be taught in our program to help the children use these skills in basketball, as well as everyday life.

Hamilton, M. L., Pankey, R., & Kinnunen, D. (2002). Retrieved from

This source explains the importance of Newell’s Model and how constraints can be either positive or negative in youth sport. This helps explain why we created the structure of our league the way we did. We want our readers to know how they can change the game to benefit youth sports by adding positive constraints and removing negative ones.

Hassler, P. (2012). Childrens defense fund. Retrieved from

This article gives good statistics about childhood obesity and why it is important to exercise. We want to promote exercise and help decrease childhood obesity through our program. Making our readers aware of the diseases associated with childhood obesity is another important factor because physical activity significantly helps decrease these risks for disease.

Hyland, A. (n.d.). Basketball 2011-2012 And 2012-2013 Men’s and Women’s Rules. NAIA. Retrieved April 9, 2013, from

This source outlines NCAA standards for the rules and regulations of men’s and women’s basketball from 2011-2013. It provides a detailed structure of the league as well as league officials, game play rules, and court regulations. This is a useful source for anyone needing a basis to formulate the structure of any sports league off of. It provides a standard for the detail needed to be met within the description of the structure of the league. This source gave us a jump-off point to initiate the formulation of our league’s structure.

Mark, S. (2012) 8 Power Dribbling Drills. Retrieved from

In this source it explains drills that will help improve basketball skills. These drills require usage of both hands in certain drills at one time or the ability to crossover to the other hand effectively and not losing the ball. Not only doe sit help with just basic ball handling control but also some of the drills are to try and improve the speed and the ability to change directions with the ball. Mark explains his drills thoroughly to help explain how to maneuver each one and gives a drill for each possible skill one could need to improve through dribbling.

Moore, K. (2011, January 11). Basketball and life skills. Retrieved from  skills/

In this article that discusses some of the life skills that one should obtain through playing basketball. It goes in detail about teamwork, multi-tasking, goal setting, and healthy habits. Through the reconstruction of the basketball league, we hope to teach youth about these key life skills that will not only help them in the game but also throughout life. I felt this article by Miss. Moore did a great job of explaining each in a practical way.

NFHS | Basketball. (n.d.). NFHS | National Federation of State High School Associations. Retrieved April 10, 2013, from

This source is a website dedicated to the purpose of creating reference material for anyone affiliated with high school basketball. It tracks current rule and regulation changes as well as high school records, news, and additional resources. This source was more of a broad tool that provided an example of what the big picture of our league should look like. It also gave additional links to other useful material, which made it very useful.

Payne, G., & Isaacs, L. (2012). Human motor development: A lifespan approach. (8th ed., pp. 418-443). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

We used this book to provide evidence as to what children are interested in and why they play sports. This information helped us come up with a basketball program that children look forward to coming to. We also used this source to show the importance of having coaches training sessions to ensure that the child athletes are provided with a safe environment and coaches that are trained volunteers.

Roman, I. R., Molinuevo, J. S., & Quintana, M. S. (2009). The relationship between exercise intensity and performance in drills aimed at improving the proficiency, technical and tactical skills of basketball players. RICYDE.Revista Internacional De Ciencias Del Deporte / the International Journal of Sport Science, 5(14), 1-10. doi:

In this abstract article its about a study the relationship between exercise intensity and performance in drills and how proficient the basketball players can be. The study used 11 top athletes in basketball at age 17-18 and underwent tests of game related technical/ tactical exercises. The results concluded that the participants showed a decrease in proficiency in tactical decisions, as the exercise became more physically demanding. This evidence shows support for a need to always improve basketball skills and scenarios. Our league will help develop these skills to help decrease this relationship in the future.


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