A smartphone, tablet or computer that you can use in your driveway.
For the advanced workouts you will also need
One or two additional basketballs
Cones/plyons and a chair or anything that can substitite for those items.
A partner (sibling or parent)
We will be using a variety of different tools to run our Virtual Skills Academy. We will be introducing them slowly so that we don't initially get bogged down in technology. The key is to get started with the Breakthrough Basketball Workouts tool as soon as possible.
Homecourt app - We will add Homecourt training in week 2 for those players that have an iPhone or iPad. Homecourt uses artificial intelligence to provide advanced analytics on shooting and ball handling - homecourt.ai
#1 INSTRUCTION - DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE THE BREAKTHROUGH BASKETBALL APP- IT IS NOT TIED TO THE TRAINING AND WILL NOT WORK. YOU MUST USE THE WEB BASED BREAKTHROUGH BASKETBALL WORKOUT TOOL
You will receive two emails that look like they are from the Catoctin Basketball Club but are actually from the Breakthrough Basketball Workout (BBW) folks specifically, email@example.com. If you don't see these please check your junk mail. Please do NOT reply to or email the folks at Breakthrough. Contact CBC at
with all questions, comments and/or suggestions.
One of the emails will have login instructions and a temporary password for the BBW Workout site.
MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON THE "ADD ME TO THE TEAM"BUTTON.
Follow the instructions, login to the BBW site and change your temporary password to a permanent one by clicking on the "Settings" tab. The other email will invite you to your workout but is unnecessary once you've logged in.
Once you've logged in and set up your permanent password, click on the "Workout" tab in the tool. Your workout will be at the bottom of the page in the "Your Custom Workouts" section.
SPORTS SIGN UP PLAY APP
You'll also receive an email welcoming you to the CBC Virtual Skills Academy "Team". That email will provide instructions on how to set up the communication app we use and which you may have used in previous seasons or other sports, namely, the Sports Sign Up Play app. We highly recommend you download and get set up on that app for communication purposes. The Sports Sign Up Play app is purely a communications tool. There is no training on that app.
You will receive an email in week with instructions on how to get started with the second training tool we will be using, the Homecourt app. This tool IS an app and you must have an iPhone or iPad to use it. Click on the Homecourt tab on the left side of this screen for more detailed info on the tool. It is really amazing.
There will be three workouts per week. You can do the workouts at your own pace and on any day/time but please try to complete all three and log your results for all three.
We will be sending the workouts out once per week for that week.
We encourage all of our players to do the workouts more than three times per week if your schedule permits, although you can only log the results of three workouts per week.
Scroll through all of the workout videos and instructions before starting a workout.
Parents, please QA your players at the beginning of each new drill and do occassional spot checks. Some drills require a second person. Any sibling or parent/guardian can assist.
We believe we have put together the finest virtual training program in existence at the lowest possible price. There will be some growing pains as we ramp up. The key to making this a great program is communication. We have set up a separate email specifically for Virtual Skills Academy training questions, comments and/or suggestions. Please contact us at