Getting ingrained in the communities we serve is imperative to the success of our brand.
Since 2008, GTT has successfully served in different capacities and roles when partnering with local recreation departments and youth basketball organizations.
Every town has different needs, but they each have the same goal: provide a better basketball experience for the youth living in-town.
Game Time Training helps achieve these goals by supplementing basketball needs, providing year-round programming, and becoming a resource for all involved.
LEARN HOW GTT CAN HELP
One of the biggest issues within town and travel basketball is the perception of relationship-driven roster decisions.
Most youth basketball associations are focused on organizing winter programs (in-town and travel) for elementary and middle school boys and girls.
The majority of coaches within town are volunteer parents. While some have coaching and playing experience, others are novice and appreciate learning some basics to help the team they’re coaching.
In-house programs across the country have a major problem, they are run by volunteer coaches that vary from high school kids to novice family and friends.
Staffing is sometimes an issue – volunteers who have lives and don’t have the time to run in-house leagues or manage communications, etc.
Northborough Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) partnered with Isaiah Davis and Game Time Training (GTT) this past winter season to assist with player and coach development for our in-town leagues, grades 1-6, boys and girls.
Isaiah, affectionately called Coach ID by the kids, was fun, educational, and engaging. The kids' responses were fantastic!
Isaiah’s basketball IQ is solid, so he easily adjusted the practice lessons to each age and skill level. Isaiah does a great job connecting with each child, calling each by name, and providing constructive coaching in a positive manner. The feedback from parents and coaches was extremely positive. It was not long before our more skilled travel coaches asked for some assistance as well.
Overall, it has been a great first year with Isaiah and the Game Time Training staff. I am looking forward to another productive season!