Initially, I became a coach to train my sons and nephews.  I quickly became frustrated because it seemed my kids were not transferring what they learned in practice into their game-time performance fast enough.  I’m sure many parents and coaches share that same frustration.  One day I realized, it was a lack of rhythm and continuity in their ball handling and a lack of accountability in their independent training.

 I noticed: 

  • Fundamental ball handling skills needed work.
  • Transitions were abrupt and forced.  One move did not seem to flow naturally into the next.  Instead the moves were all independent and had a clear beginning and end.
  • I would tell them to do various movement and cardio exercises before the next practice but I had no real way of  confirming that they were doing the independent work

I also noticed, kids preferred practicing their shooting over practicing their dribbling because shooting practice provides immediate objective performance feedback and traditional dribbling practice really provides no feedback at all so how can one guage if they are getting better.

I created this comprehensive program to address the obstacles that I encountered as a parent/coach trying to teach ball handling fundamentals to children that already have pretty full daily schedules and are easily distracted. 

In the past 3 years, Rhythm Dribble has contributed to 9 kids going to division 1 colleges and universities, as Point Guard, on full scholarships (several started their freshman year). 

With the release of our mobile app, there will be boys and girls around the world, who are what we call “Rhythm Dribblers”.