Background

Darryl Adams

Master Trainer

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”. 

Rhythm Dribble

Rhythm Dribble's revolutionary Neuromuscular Dribble Training (NDT) program leverages the science of neuromuscular activation and adaptation to build muscle memory and reduce injuries. This is a unique approach to basketball training programs.    As a result, players are more confident, have greater poise, and are prepared to think more strategically in game time situations because they are no longer concentrating so intently on each dribble of the ball.

We refer to ourselves as a "performance diagnostics" company because we analyzed hundreds of moves performed at the collegiate and professional level.  From those, we selected the 180 most common or essential moves in today’s game.  We rated each move based on 11 independent factors (hand speed, coordination, hip rotation, etc…), put them in hierarchical order based on their relationships to each other and divided them across 5 stages of skill development according to their level of complexity.  Now we can watch an athlete perform a move, score their performance and recommend a “prescription” for improvement.  That prescription can then be delivered to the athlete through our mobile app. 

With our NDT program, a player can objectively monitor their own progress.  Self-confidence develops faster and the player sees how hard work and practice pay off.  This can influence the rest of a players life, including their academic performance.

Are you ready to become a Rhythm Dribbler?

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