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Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast

Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast

By Darryl Adams
The Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development podcast provides conversations with parents, trainers and athletes. Listeners can expect detailed information about training, latest trends, opinions surrounding training, interviews with parents, trainers and athletes. Personal experiences and motivational stories from Rhythm Dribblers will help answer burning questions.
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S1E14 Do the Best Basketball Players Play Multiple Sports at a Young Age?

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S1E16 - RANKING PLAYERS - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
In episode 16, Coach Darryl & RD parent/Coach Spence discuss rankings of youth basketball players. If you're new to this topic, this episode will be an educational treat. From how ranking agencies start to who manages them to the weight of the basketball arena. We broach effects of these rankings on young athletes as well as the how these rankings can aid a rising player. Guest Jamal McKnight, a very well known figure in the DMV sports arena, is currently responsible for the #1 ranked 2026 AAU basketball team Above All Cost, the #1 ranked player Jamal McKnight Jr, has 3 total players ranked in the top 25 on his team, and also coaches a football team that plays a national schedule against ranked opponents. Hear his take on the world of ranking.  For your convenience, time stamps with questions can be found below: 4:00 - Are rankings an indicator of future success? How popular is this ranking thing? 9:25 - How many ranking site/agencies are there? 10:55 - Are there any ranking agencies that verify or rank the ranking agencies? 13:25 - What does it take to become a ranking agency? 16:15 - What is the value of rankings? 22:30 - Are there clear drawbacks to this whole ranking thing? 25:20 - Are rankings highly relied upon? 32:00 - Does anyone suffer from this? 36:00 - How do they go about ranking kids? 41:50 - How do the ranking organizations benefit? Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribblePodcast Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience #RhythmDribblePodcast #BasketballDevelopment #YouthBasketball #BallTalk #SportsTalk
2:27:07
October 6, 2020
S1E15 - Basketball Training: Are Girls Equals?
In episode 15 Coach Darryl & RD parent Spence are joined by Rhythm Dribble veteran Jayla, a recent University Of Illinois commit and current McDonough High School attendee & Take Over Girls Basketball player calls into the studio with her father to talk about her experiences with basketball training. The ups, the downs, the successes and the failures. Throughout this episode we cover the differences in training girls versus boys, the history of girls training, the perspective from a girl going through the training process, the perspective of a parent and much more! Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you.  Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms:  Instagram - @RhythmDribble  Facebook - @RhythmDribble1  Twitter - @RhythmDribble  Website - www.rhythmdribble.com  #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:39:31
September 15, 2020
S1E14 Do the Best Basketball Players Play Multiple Sports at a Young Age?
In episode 14 of the Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast, Coach Darryl & RD parent Rick Spence talk about the pros and cons of playing multiple sports as a young athlete. Can multiple sports completely develop an athlete? Helping to fill in gaps where one position lacks? How do parents broach this topic? How do they choose which sport is primary? How do you pair up the sports? Do you have any experience with this situation? We'd love to hear your thought process. How did you choose? Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:26:53
August 7, 2020
S1E13 Should My Athlete Join Big Basketball Organizations?
In this episode, Coach Darryl and RD parent Rick Spence discuss the pros and cons of playing for big basketball organizations. Do these major teams truly benefit a young athlete? What are the goals of these organizations? Do these organization address weaknesses within the athlete? Will the team grow athletes individually? What about playing at younger ages, is it showcasing or is it beneficial to the player? What should parents' expectations be? Do they understand team development vs individual development? Tune in, join the conversation and share your experience with us!  Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:27:31
July 19, 2020
S1E12 Can We Give Dads Some Credit?
In this Father's Day edition of The Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast, Coach Darryl & RD parents Rick Spence & Darryl Boston discuss a dad's role in a young athlete's life. These dads give their take on when they feel their athlete is ready to take the reigns on their own athletic careers, how to keep them focused and mentally strong to fight through trying times and even being their rock when the work ethic is there however things don't pan out as expected. It's no secret that a father/father figure has monumental impact on youth. Experiences are molded from where we've come and where we'd like to end up.  GIVE DADS SOME CREDIT!!! Share your father/son experience with us! Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com.   Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you.   Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms:  Instagram - @RhythmDribble  Facebook - @RhythmDribble1  Twitter - @RhythmDribble  Website - www.rhythmdribble.com  #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:36:06
July 4, 2020
S1E11 Determining the Price, Value and Compensation of your Trainer...
You sought out a trainer, and confidently hired the one who was the best fit to build up your athlete and move forward achieving the goals you set. Now it's time to discuss pricing. Do haggle the price on this huge endeavor or do you understand and respect the value of this service? In episode 11, Coach Darryl & RD parent Rick Spence dive into understanding the cost, value, time and energy associated with the high end service of training and developing young athletes.  We'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com.  Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you.  Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:02:44
June 26, 2020
S1E10 Are Helicopter Parents In The Way Of An Athletes' Progress?
Are parents the biggest hinderance in an athletes' training progress? By letting ego driven decisions rule, or by stepping on the toes of coaches/trainers. Or, should advocating for your child have no boundaries? Often times the rigor of training is laden with discomfort, how do you best support your athlete to dig deeper in order to bask in new levels of achievement? Especially in times when coach/trainer seems calloused or when it seems that special attention is given elsewhere. Should parents believe in the process or perhaps revisit some of the original goals and expectations. All in all skill might be the only thing to get us through. What's your take? Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
45:47
June 18, 2020
S1E9 What Determines Your Commitment During the Summer Time?
School is out and now is the time to maximize focus on your athlete's skills. In episode 9, Coach Darryl & RD parent Rick Spence discuss the summer time mind frame; what's a parent's expectation? What's your trainer's expectation? Are you both on the same page? How does one balance summer fun life and a training schedule that's built to deliver results? Is there a right or wrong way to go about a successful summer? What happens if you don't seize the moment?  Tune in.  We'd love to hear what your game plan for this summer? Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor, comment on this episode post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com.  Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
59:14
June 4, 2020
S1E8 To Reclass or Not...
Coach Darryl & RD parent Rick Spence seek to uncover the "mystery" behind the practice of reclassifying. In this episode,  they attempt to bring clarity to what reclassing means; figuring out who is reclassing; also dive into the stigma behind reclassing. This conversation will discuss some of the pros and cons of reclassing & understanding if reclassing is for you.  Special guest Emmanuel Matey joins this conversation. Emmanuel is a JV coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School and also an EYBL Coach whose close proximity to this age group offers valuable insight. Emmanuel is also an original Rhythm Dribbler. Listen and hopefully this podcast can be the catalyst for the courageous conversation called reclassification.  Your opinion matters. Leave us a voice message if you're tuned in on Anchor or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. You can also leave a comment regarding this episode on any one of our social media platforms.  Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:09:21
May 27, 2020
S1E7 Do Growing Basketball Players Need Multiple Trainers?
In this episode Coach Darryl and RD parent Rick Spence dive into the relationship between a trainer and young basketball player.  Some parents think multiple trainers are needed to develop a basketball player. Allowing the specialty of each trainer to be developed within that athlete. However some trainers find this to be detrimental, because their job evolves from beginning to end. Trainers are in it for the long haul, so that makes being interchangeable impossible. In a perfect world, a council of trainers would be they key to map out the young athletes entire career.  But we're not in a perfect world, so what do you do? As a parent, you've put in the work to find the right trainer who understands what your needs and goals are, so let your trainer create their masterpiece. The success of the child is their priority.  What is your take? We want to hear from you. Leave us a voice message or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com.  Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop.  If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
28:17
May 22, 2020
S1E6 Mother's Day Edition - What is your Basketball Mom Personality?
This episode is a Mother's Day Edition. Coach Darryl & Rhythm Dribble parent Rick Spence host an awesome segment with seven current basketball moms via virtual chat. They share their perspective on the different characteristics of both themselves as well as other basketball moms they've encountered on their journey.  Listen and let us know what which type of Basketball mom you are! We want to hear from you. Leave us a voice message or email us at CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button and be the first to know when new episodes drop. If you're enjoying this podcast, show us some love, and like us and leave a review. This will help us grow and produce the content that's most valuable to you. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms:  Instagram - @RhythmDribble  Facebook - @RhythmDribble1  Twitter - @RhythmDribble  Website - www.rhythmdribble.com  #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
1:06:49
May 14, 2020
S1E5 Do Parents and Trainers Agree On What To Train In Children?
As a parent, what made you seek training for your athlete? Did you know what your expectations were or did that come as time evolved? Were you focused on becoming a complete basketball player or was your focus on the skills needed for a certain position? In today's episode Coach Darryl & Rhythm Dribble parent Rick Spence discuss these topics as well as the evolution of parents throughout the training process.  Join the conversation, leave a voice message or email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. If you're enjoying this podcast, take a second, rate us and leave a review. This will help us grow! Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
35:38
May 6, 2020
S1E4 Should Children Play Basketball Games Before They Are Ready? feat. Visiting Parent Rick Spence
This week Coach Darryl and Rhythm Dribble parent Rick Spence dive into the discussion of when a young athlete is ready to get in the game. What are the pros & cons of playing versus staying focused on training? When playing on a team, who benefits? Can you get the most out of playing the game or through training to play? Be sure to join the conversation, comment below or email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. If you're enjoying this podcast, take a second, rate us and leave a review. This will help us grow! Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
37:37
April 29, 2020
S1E3 - Parents Role & Responsibility In Basketball Training with Visiting Parent Rick Spence - Part Three
We're here with the grand finale of this 3 part episode. Coach D & Rhythm Dribble parent Rick Spence discuss a parents role and responsibility in basketball training. What are you willing to sacrifice? How hard will you push? How do you know if this is the right path for your child? Tune into this debate and please share your thoughts on the matter. Email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com with your comments and/or questions. Make sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
26:04
April 22, 2020
S1E2 - Where are the Game Time Results? Part 2 with parent Rick Spence
We're back with part 2 of the discussion with Rhythm Dribble parent, Rick Spence. Join us as we dig deeper into the benefits of rigorous training vs the cons, as well as hear both sides of speeding up the process. We'd love to hear your thoughts & questions on this topic. Share your comments by email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Make sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble  Facebook - @RhythmDribble1  Twitter - @RhythmDribble  Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience 
32:56
April 15, 2020
S1E1 - Should Parents Buy In To Large Amounts of Basketball Training for Their Children? Part one
Today we have a Rhythm Dribble parent, Spence, visiting with us. In this 3 part episode, we'll dive into the burning question, how much is too much. Or is there a too much when young athletes are on track for a career in basketball. We'll touch on the benefits of rigorous training vs the cons. You'll hear both sides of the story as Coach D and Spence answer some tough questions. Join the conversation by sending in your comments and questions to CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Make sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
14:38
April 8, 2020
FOCUS of the Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast
The Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development podcast provides conversations with parents, trainers and athletes. Listeners can expect detailed information about training, latest trends, opinions surrounding training, interviews with parents, trainers and athletes. Personal experiences and motivational stories from Rhythm Dribblers will help answer burning questions. Email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. Make sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience
17:17
April 7, 2020
Introduction to The Rhythm Dribble Basketball Development Podcast
This episode kicks off The Rhythm Dribble Development conversation with parents, trainers and athletes. In this podcast listeners can expect detailed information about training, latest trends, opinions surrounding training, interviews with parents, trainers and athletes, as well as experiences and motivational stories.  Make sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms: Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble Website - www.rhythmdribble.com Email CoachD@rhythmdribble.com. #RhythmDribble #TheRhythmDribbleExperience Follow & like Rhythm Dribble on social media platforms to be the first to know when new episodes are released.  Instagram - @RhythmDribble Facebook - @RhythmDribble1 Twitter - @RhythmDribble #RhythmDribble  #TheRhythmDribbleExperience Website - www.rhythmdribble.com Send all questions to CoachD@rhythmdribble.com
06:19
April 7, 2020