Pre-season League Training Camp
NTL players who are on teams or have teams in leagues often ask us for help in organizing their offenses and defenses. We help them with simple continuity offenses versus man-to-man and zones. Some defensive focus and schemes, an out of bounds play or two, and they have got a built-in ten point lead and the satisfaction that comes with looking like you know what you are doing! (Typically two to four, 1 – 1 1/2 hour sessions)
Pickup group coaching
The NTL fix: “We have a regular pickup basketball group in Weston, MA, 12-15 guys every week, age range of 30-50. Most guys are average rec players, but there is quite a range – a couple guys played in college, some have never played organized team basketball. We contacted NTL to run some clinics for us over the course of 4 weeks. The thinking was with some guidance and structure, we could all be on the same basketball page more often, plus it would give us something to focus and work on. Adam Pritchard, a long-time NTL staff member, worked with us. He ran us through some drills focused on individual skills and team play. We were always moving and the guys learned a ton. Adam was professional, knowledgeable, organized, flexible, and clear in his direction. He was willing to customize and adjust his training each week based on our feedback. We were extremely happy with the training we received.”
– October 2014, Stephen G., Needham, MA
Corporate Team Building
Companies, organizations, groups of all kinds benefit from maximizing their ability to be a true TEAM, to function in such a way that the whole truly is “greater than the sum of its parts”. We take your group, we take your “team” of individuals and help you believe in what you can achieve when you rely on and trust one another. The analogy stretches from our court to your work space. Who is your point guard? Who is your shooter? Who is the rebounder and does the dirty work? In our “team building” approach, we, like any good basketball team, define your role, a role that is crucial to the success of the team. No matter your basketball skill level; no matter your experience. We want you on our team. We value the contribution of every member. Not everyone is a shooter; not everyone is a scorer; not everyone has the quickness to be a ball stopping defender. Not everyone in your organization can be all those things – or the equivalent in your field – nor should they try to be. Who is vocal? Who gets the loose ball? Who sets the screens to free up the shooters? Every good team, in business, in any project or work situation, relies on people to identify roles, to give value to those roles, to fulfill those roles and for each team member, each player, to support one another in growing in those roles and acknowledging and supporting one another in the importance of what each person is doing. Never Too Late® Basketball helps build winning teams!