Rookie League

New for Fall 2011, Playmakers Basketball Development League introduces the Rookie League.

Rookie League

  • Designed for 6-8 year-olds
  • Age-appropriate drills
  • Active skill development
  • Based on a decision-training style of coaching
  • Eliminates the Coach Ego involvement

Why is the Rookie League better than an average recreation league?

  • Professionally-designed practice plans
  • Emphasis on fun and skill development
  • More time on court
  • More opportunities with the ball
  • Chance to play with different teammates
  • No blowouts
  • More games
  • Less time sitting on the bench
  • No standing in line

  • What Is A Playmaker?

    Who decided that a point guard has to be small? More importantly, what is a point guard? We expect a point guard to be a leader and have a high basketball I.Q. Why don’t we expect or challenge all players to develop this game awareness? Why rely on only one player? Read more →
  • The PBDL Concept

    English soccer academies wait until players are 11 to play full 11v11 soccer; in Italy, youth basketball players participate in skill-oriented clinics at 6-years-old, but start competitive games at 12. In the United States, kids play 5v5 full court games and compete for national championships when they are 8-years-old.

    Read more →

  • Starting A PBDL

    The PBDL emphasizes learning and development. Presently, players and parents have numerous recreation options - leagues based on fun and equal participation, typically for beginners - and numerous competitive opportunities - teams focused on strategy, game preparation and winning. There are few true development leagues - until now.

    Read more →