This spring Swish Atlanta introduced a new concept in off-season basketball for young ladies from 6th through 8th grade. Swish Girls Basketball has been on the drawing board for quite some time as an answer to some of the problems associated with both rec and traditional travel basketball. After years of hearing parents complain that they were investing so much time and money but their daughter's weren't getting better, I knew it was time to offer something different.
We know why this happens. Rec programs have a few practices and they're right into the season. Travel basketball isn't much better. Coaches and programs put far more emphasis on preparing to win games than developing players. The top five or six players get all of the playing time while the "fundraising crew", as I call them, sit on the end of the bench and wait. Even in rec league where they're guaranteed two quarters, supposedly, the training isn't there to help prepare young ladies to get the most out of that playing time.
At Swish Atlanta, we are developers rather than gatherers. We want to develop players so they enjoy the game more and choose to play for a long time. There's a reason so many girls drop out of the game. It's simply not fun if you're not comfortable and confident on the court.
Swish Girls Basketball answers the call. Each player receives two skill development/decision making sessions per week plus the ability to play internal games every Friday night officiated by Georgia Officials, LLC. This internal games approach will allow us the freedom to focus exclusively on helping players learn the game and be better prepared to compete at a higher level. When they're truly ready to test their abilities against competition that's far more intense than they're school teams typically play, we'll give them opportunities for outside competition.
Think of this as a hybrid between recreation, school, and intense travel basketball.
More training hours than rec programs.
More serious players to train and play with.
Better training than typical rec programs.
More consistent playing time than school or traditional travel ball.
Less financial and time commitment than traditional travel ball.
Online Registration is now open for Swish Girls Basketball - Summer Program. Here are some highlights of what your daughter will receive:
16 Training Sessions
No Sunday or Wednesday Practices
8 Friday Night Internal Family Night Games
Uniforms (Jersey, Shorts, Shooter's Shirts)
No Overnigt Travel – VERY Local Game Play (Gwinnett & Forsyth)
First Session: Monday, June 3rd*
Final Friday Night: August 2nd*
* Training sessions are Monday and Thursday at Old Atlanta Rec Center in Suwanee from 6 to 7:30 PM. Friday night games are at Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.
Online Registration is open.
For more details please contact Bill Formella at (770) 995-0198 firstname.lastname@example.org.