The I.D.E.A.L. Coaching Philosophy

Alley-Oops Coaching Philosophy emphasizes both life skills and basketball. We
are committed to the I.D.E.A.L. Coaching Philosophy which helps our coaches develop
passion, leadership skills, confidence, enthusiasm, basketball skills, sportsmanship, and great communication skills in players of all levels. These are the qualities Alley-Oops dedicated and trained coaches bring every time they step on the court:

  • Inspiration: Alley-Oop coaches commit to inspiring players, because we know players
    develop their basketball and life skills the furthest when they are engaged and
    committed. This is the leading feature of our programs and therefore the first ingredient
    in the IDEAL philosophy.
  • Dedication: Our coaches show players how to dedicate themselves to finishing what
    they start. By emphasizing dedication in our training, we ensure that our coaches do
    more than just “show up” to coach. They are continuously engaged, proactively looking
    to improve everyone’s experience.
  • Effort: Alley-Oop rewards anyone who makes a genuine effort, which inevitably leads
    to stronger skills development. Every player gets a fair chance and is appreciated for
    their efforts first.
  • Attitude: Our coaches demonstrate a positive attitude through their verbal and non-
    verbal communication cues. Players emulate them, learning to demonstrate a positive
    attitude through their actions which ensures a positive experience for everyone.
  • Love: Alley-Oop is committed to developing the love of the game and modeling
    respectful, compassionate behaviors in players both on and off the court. Our coaches
    are taught to help players feel safe, respecting themselves and others, and checking
    egos at the door.

Alley-Oop classes also help players execute skills consistently in drills and live situations. (Read more about our I.D.E.A.L. Training Method here)

Our classes teach kids that what they practice on the court will help them develop the resiliency they need to take with them off the court. As a parent or coach, you will get more enjoyment watching your kids develop with Alley-Oop Basketball!