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This information is for players that have already registered for the CBC Spring 2020 Virtual Skills Academy. For players who are interested but haven't registered please see the info on the CBC homepage. 

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Internet access
  • A smartphone, tablet or computer that you can use in your driveway.
  • A basketball.
  • A basket

​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)

 

INITIAL SETUP

You will be receiving a number of emails to get started.

  • You should have already received two emails that look like they are from the Catoctin Basketball Club but are actually from the Breakthrough Basketball Workout (BBW) folks, specifically info@breakthroughbasketball.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. 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.
  • You'll also receive and 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 WORKOUTS

  • 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.

 

TRAINING TOOLS

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 Workouts as soon as possible. 

  • Breakthrough Basketball Workout - https://workouts.breakthroughbasketball.com/. This will be our primary workout tool. It is a website not an app although it has app like functionality on mobile devices.
  • CBC website - www.cbcvahoops.com
  • Sports Sign Up Play app. This is our normal CBC app and will be used primarily for communication.
  • 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
  • CBC Youtube Channel - Additional videos related to the Virtual Skills Academy - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0jaAo00SowdoOwO6-PjqVQ
  • Zoom - Interactive group web based video conferencing - Email invites will be sent out for web chats.

 

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS

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