The game of basketball has undergone a revolution of sorts over the last 10 years. We now see traditional roles and positions on the court going by the wayside in favor of more dynamic players who can slot into multiple different spots on the court. This has been coined “positionless basketball”.
The days of having a traditional “big man” or “point guard” or “small forward” have morphed into a more simple
With positionless basketball now being played at the highest level of the game in the NCAA and NBA, why would we, in youth basketball, not want to teach our young players the same concepts?
Having positionless basketball players creates a more interesting team that is harder to match up with because of the varying abilities of all players on the court.
It also can save the sanity of a youth coach because rather than having to label kids as the “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. a youth coach can simply teach the same overall concept and allow them to work out what they do best on their own.
But let’s dive deeper into this now and discuss 3 direct benefits of positionless youth basketball, and why this will be the main focus for PSB Club Teams in 2019.