Renard Beavers, El Camino Real assistant Girls basketball Coach and Head basketball coach for Threat Basketball teaches female athletes spanning various ages the skills they desire for middle school, high school graduation and college amounts of basketball. Threat is often a travel team that has year-round training. At El Camino, Renard is instrumental in assisting keep the speed with the game with a fast pace and prepping the gamers to be looked over for college scholarships.
Lisa: Hi Renard! This is Lisa Williams with Local Online Visibility. How are you?
Renard: I’m doing great! How are you?
Lisa: I’m successful, appreciate it! Today’s interview has been Renard Beavers, Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball coach for El Camino High School in Woodland Hills and Head Basketball Coach for Threat Basketball Girl’s Travel Team. We’re going to go into the questions today.
As we look around, more girls than previously are playing basketball. What is the amount of commitment considering the variety of girls playing basketball today?
Renard: Well, I think how much commitment is certainly growing. It is pretty high. There are lots of rec. leagues and travel teams, there are a great deal of schools who have teams, so it will be becoming big. College basketball has helped a whole lot with getting girl’s interested in playing basketball along with the WNBA.
Lisa: I know for the Pop Warner level and positively at high school graduation level, boys are certainly competitive looking to gain athletic scholarships. Are girls as competitive at these levels?
Renard: They are not with the boys level yet, yet it is really getting there.
Lisa: And what can you attribute it to?
Renard: I think that info is the key. There’s much more access to information. ESPN is greater now. The Internet is larger now, then when you see these stories or hear other female athletes that contain obtained basketball scholarships, it is going from a myth with a reality. It was a myth 20 years, ago however it is reality. Someone you know may know someone who is usually a girl and received a basketball a scholarship now.
Renard: Before, it had been unreachable or seemingly unobtainable a few years back to secure a scholarship.
Lisa: Yes it’s a lot more obtainable now. I read by using your Threat basketball program your main goal is to get the ladies ready for the senior high school level. What do you discover girls miss to play on Varsity at the senior high school level?
Renard: I think the crucial element is basketball IQ and court sense, that is kind in the same thing. The other could well be getting knowledgeable about the speed in the game.
Lisa: Can you elaborate for the basketball IQ?
Renard: Yes, since countless girls are playing now, it means there’s a whole lot of training taking place too. A lot of girl’s today can shoot, dribble, pass, and play defense. They know about ball handling drills and defensive slides and a good deal of individual aspects on the game, though the strategy in the game can be a lot of times overlooked. The good and bad thing about basketball is perhaps you can play a basketball game if everyone is running to and fro and no an example may be double dribbling or traveling, it might seem like a prosperous game, but there’s a good deal more strategy a part of cutting, when you should cut when you should get open, ought to guard, when you ought to not guard. I think a lot with the younger players will not be being taught the tactic as much as the skill in the game.
Lisa: And how to your going about teaching basketball IQ?
Renard: That is one in the hardest things to educate, but what I seek to do is have segments of practice where we walk through a good deal of scenarios and I explain it. That’s one of many ways. The other approach is film. Nowadays it’s too easy to get games and practices on film. It provides each visual tool of the items they are doing right and wrong. From coach to train, you can talk about the action, however, if you’re talking into a middle school person about basketball you need to know they might be unable to visualize everything so having film is nice, and making the effort to walk-through stuff is a great one also.
Lisa: So it seems like girls aren’t commencing to work on these skills until middle school as an alternative to elementary school, and boys will work on these skills in elementary school, so what can you attribute that to?
Renard: Yes, I think its a couple of things. That is at least one, that boys still generally start earlier, nevertheless the other is boys acquire more avenues to experience when it’s but not on a team. For instance, at their elementary or middle school, now there are going for being more boys playing ball at the afternoon. Or you can navigate to the park and locate a pick-up game and then there’s a good amount of boys games, but girls, there is not as many games. It’s hard to get a pick-up game where you can navigate to the park and then there are ten girls playing basketball.
Lisa: Good point. Of course, they can always spend playtime with the boys, but I reckon that is not occurring as much at the afternoon and on the park. I’m guessing it really is not as appealing to girls, only a few girls.
Renard: There’s always going for being a few which will play, nevertheless the ratio from girls whorrrre dedicated basketball players to your amount that happen to be playing with boys, the ratio is off. There’s a whole lot of girls who just aren’t getting back in those games. There’s lots of boys who aren’t really inviting them also. The boys have for being more accessible to letting girls play with them also.
Lisa: And these are resources, these day there are many more resources, travel teams etc available then say a decade ago. What can girls do in order to improve from the off-season?
Renard: I would say another important thing to perform for a girl is always to watch games without having to be a fan. Analyze games on TV, if college basketball or professional basketball. Don’t just watch the ball if you’re watching on TV. Watch the defense. Try to recognize what defenses are now being run. Try to recognize what are the offensive team is running. Individually watch certain players who don’t put on the ball and imitate what they’re doing and look closely at what they actually do correctly. I would say watch games that has a better basketball eye. And another thing they’re able to do is drills and skills. The best players, each out and shoot hoops from the front yard. They don’t just play when at practice.
Lisa: That’s good. Whether which means they’re on the market dribbling or whatever. Develop their skill sets.
Renard: Yes. One thing about girls’ basketball, whenever you can do another thing well, which will get you pretty far and you may work around the rest as your going, but learn to perform one thing well, whether or not it’s shooting, passing, dribbling or defense.
Lisa: And that brings me to my last question, what suggestions might you recommend to oldsters of girls who play basketball and to the ladies themselves?
Renard: For the parents and the women I would say make inquiries. Sometimes as a parent it could be tough, because there’s an organic and natural element of as a little biased to maybe your daughter or perhaps your daughter’s team, even so the more you may ask questions and look for out what is around, the higher quality as perspective you get and honesty is the true secret for the parents. Also support your daughter greater than coach your daughter. Some parents want to educate but they sometimes only need to support and allow the kids figure it out because they’re just kids also it takes time to understand. For the kids, trying to acquire in a situation where if you’re not the very best one about the team, don’t be intimidated by that because you’ll be able to leapfrog a great deal of players by simply dedication.