Links

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League Sites

2badcats.com - The home page for Dioceses of Pittsburgh Elementary School sports web sites.
DoP Boys Grade School Basketball - The official site of the Diocese of Pittsburgh boys grade school basketball league. Contains information about teams, schedules, etc.
DOP Boys Grade School Volleyball - The official site of the Diocese of Pittsburgh boys grade school volleyball league. Contains information about teams, schedules, etc.
DOP Girls Grade School Volleyball - The official site of the Diocese of Pittsburgh girls grade school volleyball league. Contains information about teams, schedules, etc.
DOP Grade School Football - The official site of the Diocese of Pittsburgh grade school football league. Contains information about teams, schedules, etc.
Kids Developmental Basketball - Contact information, driving directions, and season schedules for Rookie (3rdh and 4th grade), Prep (5th and 6th grade) and Varsity (7th and 8th grade) Developmental leagues in the South Hills.

Coaching Information

Athletic Safety Apparel and Equipment - While jogging, biking, or swimming are all effective ways to get fit, involvement in organized sports can also be beneficial. To ensure optimal results and safety during these events, some basic pieces of protective equipment are often recommended.
Basketball Highway - Lots of good play animations and drills.
Basketball Instruction - A one stop shop for coaches and players alike, this site is jammed with tips and drills from coaches across the country. Check them out and share your favorite tips and drills with us and we'll put them into our library!
Basketball Pre-Game Drills - Basketball drills for Ball handling, Passing, Shooting, Defense, Offense, Big man, and Conditioning.
Coach's Notebook - Lots of good stuff.
Coaching Youth Sports by Ohio University - Lots of good information for coaching.
Inspirational Basketball - This web site provides some in depth knowledge on youth basketball - how to coach youth basketball, how youth athletes should train, what basketball drills they should utilize and more.
Michael Wells Basketball Coaching Info - A huge amount of coaching information.
Nitty-Gritty Basketball - Anyone who wants to better understand the game: from professional to little league coaches, players and parents, men or women, experienced or inexperienced, professionals or beginners.
Outdoor Sports for the Kids at the Playground! - While not all inclusive, this guide provides resource materials for adults interested in encouraging and supporting outdoor sport for children in their neighborhoods, communities and local playgrounds.
Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association - The Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Association was established in 2016 to increase communication and opportunities for the professional development of basketball coaches. Our goal is to maintain the highest possible standards of the basketball coaching profession, and to work together to improve the game of basketball in Pennsylvania.
The Coaches Clipboard - Lots of good stuff.
Tom Lynch's Basketball World - Check out Tom's ideas on how to teach shooting to your kids and players.
Winning Basketball Drills - A step-by-step, easy-to-follow comprehensive 152 page free e-Book with drills covering shooting, passing, ball handling, dribbling, offense/footwork, defense and agility.
Youth Sports Coaching: Health and Fitness Guide -

Clinics and Camps

Iceoplex at Southpointe - A sports and entertainment facility that is clean, safe, fun, and family-friendly. They sponser basketball clinics and leagues.
IM Possible Training - Ron Moncrief, as a certified basketball skills trainer, offers basketball skills personal training for both boys and girls basketball players in the Pittsburgh area. For more information visit the I'M Possible Training website.
Keystone State Camps - Keystone State Basketball Camps are highly ranked NCAA certified basketball talent camps.
Maximum Hoops - Maximum Hoops is high level elite player development! With a focus on Skill Development and overall Player Development. Coach Brodzinski can help you transform your game. Coach Brodzinski has worked with over 50 Division 1 players, as well as, NBA, NBDL, and European professionals.

AAU Organizations

4SPORTS Athletic Association - 4SPORTS Athletic Association is intended to promote, improve, and complement the Tri-State area boys and girls basketball programs by providing additional opportunities for athletes, grades 5 through 12, to participate in the game of basketball.
Basketball Stars of America (5-Star Basketball, Sewickley,PA)
CRONS (Pittsburgh, PA)
Family First Sports Park (Erie, PA)
Hope Network Hoops Classic 3-on-3 Tournament (Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills)
OhioBasketball.com (includes Slippery Rock tournaments)
PA Hoop Stars (Northside)
Penn-Ohio Athletic Club (Elizabeth, PA)
Pittsburgh Pride
The Rise High Organization - Pittsburgh Hoops Classic
Western PA Ballers (Butler, PA)
Western PA Youth Basketball Club, USA Girls Hoops
Y-Town Classic (Youngstown, OH)

Misc.

Athletes Guide to Concussions - All athletes should be aware of the dangers of traumatic head injuries, including concussions. This page has links to information on concussions.
Court Time Sports Center - Court Time Sports Center is dedicated to portraying the positive image of sports and providing a safe and friendly atmosphere for members of the community and surrounding communities. Located in Elizabeth, PA.
Diocese of Pittsburgh - The official site of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Contains information about parishes.
Guide to Promoting Good Sportsmanship On The Playground - Organized team sports are one way for children to learn about sportsmanship. Kids can also learn about fair play just by running and jumping on playground equipment with other children.
Shape Up Playing Basketball - Basketball can be a very intense workout that can be beneficial to anyone who decides to play. It produces a lot of sweat, which rids the body of toxins; encourages heavy breathing, which brings in more oxygen into the brain and muscles; and moves almost every part of your body, which tightens your muscles and loosens up your joints. Getting into shape using sports also produces feel-good hormones, such as endorphins, which relieves stress, boosts self-confidence and it can improve an individuals mood. Most importantly, basketball is a sport that anyone can play during their free time with friends or alone. If you want to shape up and have fun at the same time, then pick up a ball and go throw some hoops!
Sports Monster Pittsburgh - Sports Monster has dominated the basketball scene Pittsburgh and rightfully so. With the best leagues, best facilities, and best players in the city we're unrivaled when it comes to great hoops leagues. We have several options to satsify your inner M.J. this season.
Staying Healthy and Avoiding Injuries in Sports
The Pennsylvania Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship Records: 1943-1974 - Historical information on State Championship records.

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