Skill Levels


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Here are few guidelines for determining what skill level is best for your son or daughter. Keep in mind, adjustments can always be made after one or two sessions. Intermediate and Beginner sessions meet on the same days (90 minutes apart) so there is minimal schedule disruption.

LOBA LEVELS & SCHEDULE

BEGINNER: Meet twice per week, Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, 90 minutes each.

INTERMEDIATE: Meet twice per week, Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, 90 minutes each.

ADVANCED: Meet once per week, Sunday afternoons, for two hours.

 

Each LOBA session typically spans 10 weeks. See the calendar for the the current schedule as well as our annual schedule.  For help determining what level is best for your child, see skill levels.

If your child has never participated in LOBA before:

Never played organized basketball before and is age 11 or under

BEGINNER

Never played organized basketball before and is age 12 or older

INTERMEDIATE

Has played in rec league, such as YMCA or JCC, and is age 11 or under, depending on your self-assessment of skills relative to other players in the league

BEGINNER or INTERMEDIATE

Has played in rec leagues, such as YMCA or JCC, and is 12 or older

INTERMEDIATE

Has played on middle school team and possess skills ABOVE most players on the team or in the league

INTERMEDIATE otherwise 

BEGINNER

Has played on competitive club team and is age 13 or under

INTERMEDIATE

Has played on competitive club team and is age 14 or older

INTERMEDIATE, consider ADVANCED

Has played on Competitive club and/or high school. Player is looking to become best he/she can be

ADVANCED

These are just guidelines, and adjustments can be made after the first couple of weeks. If you have doubts, email us at  LOBA@sacstucson.org with questions and your phone number so we can get back to you.


If you are currently, or have recently been, a LOBA participant:

If you currently are in LOBA, just ask one of your coaches what level is best for you next session. Or email us at  LOBA@sacstucson.org with questions and your phone number so we can get back to you.


DRILLS & SKILLS

LOBA emphasizes comprehensive training of basic and advanced basketball skills used by Varsity, College and European players, with a focus on offensive skill development.  Drills are adapted to be appropriate for each skill level.

Typical drills for all levels include:

Dynamic Ball Handling ♦ Basketball Balance and Footwork ♦ One-on-One Skill Moves

♦ Finishing at the Rim ♦ Shooting off the Dribble ♦ Shooting off the Catch

♦ Creating Separation for Elite Shot Making

 

2020 Warm-up & Spring Session
Due to the Coronavirus situation, we have suspended all LOBA programming
and have also suspended registration for future LOBA programs.
Please check back with us regularly. Thank you, and stay safe.
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Classes Suspended until further notice!
 
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