Ledbetter Academy Program Overview
The mission of Ledbetter Academy is to create a structure to teach and equip players with the skills on and off the court needed to improve their basketball experience.
Ledbetter Academy is a 24 week skill development program that incorporates 3 key components: Skill Development, Teaching the Intangibles, and Teaching Game Situations.
Detailed Program Description:
Ask great coaches, “What do great players have in common?” They will tell you, “Footwork.”
When I asked Coach K (Men’s Coach: Duke) how important footwork was he responded, “Footwork is one of the primary prerequisites to becoming a great player.”
I have dedicated a large majority of my life to understand footwork and the movements that make people successful. I have developed a system called FOOTWORKIQ; We take a scientific approach that teaches footwork and connects the movements of the game to where anybody can learn.
We break down the steps of the game and use dots to teach players how to execute the movements. Click here to see us in action…
Teaching The Intangibles
Bill Self (Men’s Coach: Kansas) said, “When you get to a certain level, everybody has talent. Intangibles become the things that separate people.”
In order to be successful you need to have a certain understanding on how to get there. I didn’t feel like I had enough experience to speak on this because I knew there were people who were more qualified.
Neil Dougherty (my mentor) and I began to develop a project a few years ago to work with college coaches and NBA players to educate coaches, players, and parents. FilmRoomTV was the result and it gives you the opportunity to hear from the best coaches and players in the world sharing on experiences to help you become better.
40 of the top college coaches have worked with us on this project; some of which include Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Brad Stevens, Sherri Coale, etc. It has become a major component in our skill development because of the results we have seen with our past players.
3 on 3 Development
Geno Auriemma (Women’s Coach: UConn) said, “The key is not to teach players how to run plays but rather to teach them how to play.”
Our 3 on 3 is a system set-up to put our players in a position to make plays. We created a pattern to help our players apply the skills they are learning with FOOTWORKIQ into a game situation.
The best will tell you, Basketball is a game of mistakes. Our 3 on 3 system teaches players by using their mistakes as an opportunity to grow. This helps eliminate their fear of failure and improve their confidence in their ability.