During this time where sports competitions and events are on hiatus, Positive Coaching Alliance encourages players everywhere to stay engaged and stay in the game. We know it can be hard to think about new ways to continue to practice and play at home, but there are great ways that players, coaches, and parents can all stay engaged as a community.
We are seeing organizations everywhere use technology to link their communities digitally during this time and take advantage of mobile apps that make it possible for teams and players to keep training while at home.
One great example is an initiative between our National Partner, NBA, and HomeCourt, a mobile basketball app, called #StayInTheGame. Using HomeCourt’s AI technology, players everywhere can do sports and fitness activities from home and stay connected to their teams while also staying safe. Many teams are hosting virtual challenges and drill competitions that keep players active and engaged.
Are you looking for more drills and fun skill challenges to do at home to stay active? The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx sport academies are challenging players of all ages with this drill. Youth clubs like UP Basketball in the San Francisco Bay Area are putting out daily challenges with Homecourt to keep their community active. Even pro athletes, like Sue Bird and Steve Nash are joining in on the fun! There are also PE Curriculum handouts, setup tips for practicing and tips for teams to connect virtually available for schools and coaches.
The NBA and HomeCourt are offering resources to Coaches, Teams, PE Teachers and parents to help them use these tools to continue to stay active and engage with the community. You can learn more about this initiative at homecourt.ai/blog/stayinthegame, and on NBA channels at https://www.instagram.com/jrnba/.