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Rhythm Dribble Podcast

As an ongoing commitment to developing basketball players or maturing young people using the game of basketball, Rhythm Dribble is thrilled to launch the Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast.  There is a lot to be shared in the world of skill development and not just on-court techniques. One great thing about the podcast is that you can consume valuable information while also doing something else. Also follow us on Instagram @rhythmdribblepodcast to get up to the minute sound bites and drops!

  • My little girl just made her middle school team, what can Rhythm Dribble do for her?"
    As you can see from some of the instructional videos we make available, Rhythm Dribble does not differentiate between boys and girls. Rhythm Dribble training programs are all unisex. Coaches recruiting girls and coaches recruiting boys both want to see the same thing - ball handlers who are confident and comfortable dribble to dribble, movement to movement and therefore, ready to shoot, pass or continue dribbling with each step. Rhythm Dribble can establish a strong foundation of skill and confidence, allowing early success and increased love for the sport. This positive experience with the sport can spring board them into a successful basketball career in the future.
  • At what age can athletes begin using the Rhythm Dribble mobile app/ training program?
    We have kids as young as 4 years old attending our training programs and as young as 3 years old using our mobile app. Once a child has the self-discipline to remain focused through a 4 minute training program at their skill level, value comes immediately. All children develop at different rates, so we do not have a specific age recommendation, as it will vary from child to child. However, by making dribbling second nature, Rhythm Dribble creates successful basketball players. The faster the athlete can use dribbling to access all of the areas of the basketball court that they wish to, then the faster they are free to learn other important facets of the game and set them apart from the rest.
  • I already practice every day, why do I need the Rhythm Dribble training program?"
    If a ball handler keeps doing things the same way, they will keep progressing at the same rate. Rhythm Dribble’s Target Training decreases the amount of time that it takes for athletes to master the dribbling component of their basketball game, improving their skills and confidence along the way. That means the time that you are committing to practice becomes more productive, giving you a competitive edge over other players.
  • Is the Rhythm Dribble mobile app something my child can use on their own?
    Children can absolutely practice independently. The app has an “Instructions” button for each training program. Dribblers can click to watch the video instructions as often as they like. The instructional video includes demonstrations executed at a slow tempo and at the highest tempo so athletes can develop a comfort with the movement system, fostering greater success. The training programs are purposely designed to build upon what was learned in the previous lesson, thus providing athletes with the tools they need to execute and progress to more advanced parts of the training.
  • As a basketball player, how can I participate in a Rhythm Dribble training program?"
    1. You can download our mobile app from the Google play store or iTunes. 2. Schedule a workout at an authorized Rhythm Dribble facility. 3. Request an authorized Rhythm Dribble trainer visit your location and conduct a clinic. Contact us for details.
  • How much time do I need to commit to the training program and how long does it take to complete the program?
    Rhythm Dribble recommends that dribblers spend at least 1 hour on target training, daily. Rhythm Dribble’s T.I.M.E. training programs create consistently perfect practice sessions. The sessions build muscle memory and maximum control from dribble to dribble and movement to movement. Within weeks, athletes will begin to see improvements in ball control, execution of moves, and complex, creative movement. As a result, they will also begin to experience an increase in confidence.
  • How does Rhythm Dribble training effect athletes’ confidence?
    Rhythm Dribble’s target training builds muscle memory. That means, the ball handlers muscles instinctively know where the ball is and how to transition from movement to movement, so the ball handler can make more strategic decisions because they are less focused on “how to execute a move” and are free to think several moves ahead of their opponent. Using this new approach, the ball handler has time to out think his opponent and with every success their confident grows.
  • What is Target Training?
    Rhythm Dribble has created an audio and visual target to be met to keep dribblers moving and to keep dribbles connected that are in line with that target. That target is a consistent drumbeat used at different speeds (Tempos), requiring different movement and configurations in order to systematically train athletes of all ages and skill levels. “Target” training ranges from Level 1, which is 116 beats per minute to Level 5, which is 208 beats per minute. The focus of this training program is to get the ball handler used to dribbling with a rhythm in sync with the audio or visual cues at all 5 levels of performance. It’s important to master all 5 levels before moving on to more complex training programs because hitting the target with each and every dribble is the foundation of all Rhythm Dribble training programs. Until you are consistently successful with the two basic moves taught here, you cannot achieve your objectives in more advanced sessions.
  • Why is Rhythm Dribble so effective?
    Rhythm Dribble founders have determined that a successful basketball dribbler’s movement is rhythmic. Successful basketball movement is connected and has continuity. Too often is dribbling taught independently, one move at a time, without a system of integrating the movements together. The Rhythm Dribble proprietary approach to building muscle memory teaches the ball handlers’ muscles to be comfortable movement to movement, and their mind to be confident so that they maintain maximum control over the ball and prepared to shoot, pass, or continue dribbling in order to run a play or make a play.
  • How does Rhythm Dribble work?
    Using a new proprietary approach that focuses on building muscle memory, Rhythm Dribble decreases the amount of time it takes for a ball player to master the dribbling component of their basketball game and build the confidence they need to be a leader on the court. By creating an audio and visual target that must be met by the ball player, the dribbler stays focused and intense, while keeping their dribbles in sync with the target. The target is a consistent beat played at varying speeds (tempos) and intervals, and requiring different movements in order to systematically train athletes of all ages and skill levels.
  • I am a High School Junior and 3 year varsity starter at point guard, how can Rhythm Dribble’s mobile app help me? "
    The Rhythm Dribble app prepares you for college and beyond. There is a list of characteristics that high school, college, and professional coaches and scouts look for from basketball players. The list includes: 1. Speed with the ball 2. Explosiveness in transition 3. Great decisions in transition 4. Poised and explosive in screen roll situations 5. Making others better 6. Running coaches’ planned plays 7. Making effective plays beyond what the coach calls 8. Making plays in a short clock situation Rhythm Dribble is founded on these important success characteristics, as each of them involve great ball handling and movement. Rhythm Dribble recognizes how limiting mediocre ball handling really is. As a result, Rhythm Dribble has set out to systematically create great ball handlers under an intense regimen. The Rhythm Dribble training programs and mobile app can increase your current success and your chances during college recruitment. College recruitment is extremely competitive. Young athletes should create a competitive edge wherever they can to improve their chances in an unpredictable recruitment process.
  • I’m a college junior and 3 year starter at point guard, what can I expect to gain from a Rhythm Dribble training program?"
    Unlocking and mastering the advanced levels of Rhythm Dribble’s Target Training program will help to fine tune the nerve to muscle messages (neuromuscular system) of the body. This upgrade in the body’s response system results in improved muscle memory. Optimal physiological functioning is paramount when competing at the high levels within the sport of basketball. As athletes prepare for a transition to professional basketball, creative, complex dribbling movements become the norm. When you complete the Rhythm Dribble Target training system, you advance the body’s proficiency and access new heights in your ball game.
  • How was the Rhythm Dribble system discovered?
    My son and nephews, all division I point guards, began using the Rhythm Dribble training program at young ages because I became frustrated in games when they were not transferring what the learned in practice into their game-time situations fast enough. I’m sure that many parents around the world share in that same frustration with me. One day I realized, it was a lack of rhythm and continuity in their ball handling. The transitions from movement to movement were artificial and out of sync. To a novice they looked like they knew what they were doing, but I realized there were no natural connections between the moves that we had learned. Moves were all independent and had a clear beginning and end. I began to emphasize a rhythm and allowed them the opportunity to connect those moves naturally in a training setting, without the distractions of having to shoot, pass or run a play after each dribble movement. I came up with the target training and have never looked back. The system has been very successful. They really developed as dribblers and became freer to learn other important nuances to the position once ball handling was no longer a worry for them. They went on to become some of the best point guards in their areas and were all awarded college scholarships as a result. I went on to successfully teach the system to hundreds of other ball players, young and old.
  • As a basketball trainer, how can I participate in a Rhythm Dribble training program?"
    Become Rhythm Dribble certified by attending our, “Train the Trainer” program. This program introduces you to the science behind Rhythm Dribble, as well as the basic, essential, advanced movements and beyond. Successful implementation of the Rhythm Dribble training program for your clients will add great value to your current training sessions. Contact us for details.
  • Can I operate an Authorized Rhythm Dribble training facility?
    Yes, you can. Contact us for requirements and other details.
  • Can the proprietary Rhythm Dribble approach really help others train and develop better ball handlers?
    A lot of development takes place while athletes are away from their trainers. With the Rhythm dribble system, trainers can give dribbling homework to their trainees and then collect data about whether or not the homework was completed. Completing homework can provide re-enforcement for trainers and improve the next training session. The “Coaches” version of our mobile app, is a great feature for trainers for its ability to collect usage statistics from their trainee’s mobile app, once authorized by the trainee. The Rhythm Dribble training program shortens the ball handler’s learning curve, builds their confidence, and enhances their overall development. Many trainers are looking to get the most out of athletes, but usually fall short of guarantying development of their athletes on a daily basis. Now, with Rhythm Dribble and the right commitment of time by the athlete, guaranteed daily development is possible.
  • What are some major problems that you notice for developing dribblers?
    1. TRANSITIONS While dribbling, many ball handlers currently experience difficulty transitioning from one dribble/move to the next dribble/move. They should understand that poor transitioning from one dribble/move to the next is a temporary lack of ball control. Lag occurs when a dribbler does not have optimal control over the basketball during this critical transition period. Effective dribblers do not have lag when they dribble the basketball. Lag leads to turnovers, poor connectivity between dribble moves and makes it difficult to drive past defenders. The problem of lag exists in players of all ages. The surprise is that I see professional basketball players who still have problems with lag. 2. DISTRACTIONS Also, many coaches/trainers diversify training beyond the scope of dribbling and make it more difficult to improve the isolated dribbling goals. The coaches/trainers frequently allow dribblers to shoot and pass the ball. While these drills are important for overall basketball success, they also detract focus from mastering maximum ball control. The result is that players and coaches begin to accept poorly executed moves as if they are going to work against real relentless and unpredictable pressure defense. 3. THE LACK OF CONTINUTIY IN DRILLING Many dribblers have to start over mentality. Real defensive pressure is relentless and unpredictable; therefore, dribble training should have a built-in continuation component. Continuity suggests that dribblers must be better beyond just the one or two moves they are taught in training. There must be connectivity amidst a number of moves, operating for an extended amount of time. Because a basketball possession can be physical and stressful for a ball handler, their training should give them tools for success in that moment. Training to start and restart when a dribbler is uncomfortable is reinforcing a bad habit that does not transfer well into a real game situation. 4. TRADITION & OVERSIGHT It’s the story of the inspired Basketball player who goes outside every day and dribbles for hours just to find out that: · Their eyes are looking down during the entire session . Their slapping at · Their slapping at the basketball · They are not dribbling hard enough · Their movement is not dynamic enough to simulate in game ball handling · There is no intensity in the training session because they continuously lose the basketball The answer is preparation. Some dribblers and trainers ignore intricate parts of dribbling training. They are ignoring Rhythm Dribble’s T.I.M.E. Many dribbling regimens are missing some of T.I.M.E.’s key components. Also, learners would benefit from a dribbling system in which the early lessons are recognizably attached to later ones and also a phenomenal finished product. The problem is that system has not existed until now.
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