Renard Beavers, El Camino Real Assistant Girl Basketball Coach and Basketball Trainer for Threat Basketball teaches all ages of female athletes for high school, high school and college level basketball skills. The threat is a travel team that keeps training throughout the year. At El Camino, Renard plays an important role in keeping the speed of the game fast and preparing players for university scholarships.
Lisa: Hi Renard! This is Lisa Williams with local online visibility. How are you?
Renard: I'm doing great! How are you?
Lisa: I'm fine, thank you. Today's interview with Renard Beavers, Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Woodland Hills El Camino High School and Head Basketball Coach at Threat Basketball Girl's Travel Team. We will go to today's questions.
As we look around, more girls play basketball. How big is the commitment of many basketball players today?
Renard: Well, I think the level of commitment is definitely increasing. Very high. Lots of rec. tournaments and travel teams, and there are some schools that have teams, so it's getting bigger. Basketball at college has helped a lot in the fact that girls are more interested in basketball and WNBA.
Lisa: I know that at Pop Warner level and definitely at high school, boys are very competitive and are trying to get sporty scholarships.
Renard: They're not at the boys' level, but they're really there.
Lisa: And what do you attribute to it?
Renard: I think the information is the most important thing. Access to information is much more. ESPN is now larger. The internet is bigger now, so if you see these stories, or you can hear other athletic athletes from basketball scholarships, then the myth will come true. It was a myth fifteen years ago, but this is the reality. Someone you know knows someone who is a girl and now gets a basketball scholarship.
Renard: Previously it was not available or apparently inaccessible a few years ago to get a scholarship.
Lisa: Yes, much more available. I've read that Threat's basketball program is your goal for girls ready for high school. What do you find girls do not play at Varsity in high school?
Renard: I think the biggest thing about basketball IQ and court sense is the same. The other would get to know the speed of the game.
Lisa: Could you elaborate basketball IQ?
Renard: Yes, as many girls are playing right now, that means there's a lot of training going on. Many girls can shoot, drip, pass and defend today. They know ball cleaning exercises and defensive slides, as well as the individual aspect of the game, but the strategy of the game is often ignored. Basketball is good and bad at basketball and as long as everyone goes back and forth, and no one is doubling or traveling, it seems to be a successful game, but there are a lot more strategies to cutting when they need to be cut when they need to be opened, when to guard when it does not have to be guarded. I think many young players do not teach the strategy as much as the skill of the game.
Lisa: And how do you walk in basketball IQ teaching?
Renard: This is one of the hardest things to teach, but what I'm trying to do is, there are some practical segments where many scripts are going through and explain. That's right. The other way is the movie. Nowadays, there are easy games and exercises in the movie. It gives the visual tool they do, both well and badly. From coach to coach, it's easy to talk about the game, but when you talk to a high school man about basketball, you must remember that you may not be able to imagine everything, so the movie is good and it takes time to walk
Lisa: that girls do not start these skills instead of primary school instead of high school, and boys work on these skills at elementary school, so what do they attribute to it?
Renard: Yes, I think there are two things. This is one of the guys that are still generally starting early, but the other boys have more opportunities to play when not in one team. For example, in general or high school, usually more boys will jump in lunchtime. Or you can go to the park and find a pick-up game and there are lots of boys games, but girls, there are not so many games. It's hard to find a pick-up game where you can go to the park and ten girls are playing basketball.
Lisa: Good point. Of course they could always play with the guys, but I guess it does not go too much for lunch and in the park. I think it's not so attractive to girls, just a few girls. Renard: There will always be players who will play, but the proportion of girls who are committed to playing basketball players, the ratio is off. There are lots of girls who do not get these games. There are many boys who do not really call them. Boys should be more open to the girls playing with them.
Lisa: And talking about resources, there are more resources, travel teams and more, and ten years ago. What can girls do to improve off-season?
Renard: I would say that another important thing a girl needs to do is look at games without being a fan. Analyze games on TV, whether you are a college basketball or a professional basketball. Do not just look at the ball when you're on TV. Look at the protection. Try to recognize which defense elements are being run. Try to figure out what the attacking team is. Just look at players who do not have the ball and imitate what they are doing and pay attention to what they are doing properly. I would say that the game was viewed with better basketball eyes. And another thing you can do is your exercises and your skills. The best players come out and roll the wheel in the yard. They do not just play when they are in practice.
Lisa: Good. Whether it means out there or anything. Develop their skills.
Renard: Yes. One thing about the girls' basketball, if you can do a good job well enough, you can go far enough and work for the rest, but you learn to do a good job, be it shooting, surrendering, dripping or defending.
Lisa: And this leads me to my last question, what suggestions would you suggest to the basketball girls' parents and the girls themselves?
Renard: Parents and girls asked questions. Sometimes as a parent can be difficult because there is a natural element of being a bit biased that maybe your daughter or daughter's team can ask you more questions and find out what's there, the better you will be perspective and the the key to honesty is the key to parents. Support her daughter as well as train her daughter. Some parents want to train, but sometimes they just have to support and let the kids figure it out, because they're just kids and it takes time to learn. For kids if you want to be in a position that if you are not the best at the team, then do not be afraid because many players can only go for a commitment.
Lisa: Great advice! Well Renard, thank you for your time and good luck next season!
Renard: Thank you very much! Thank you for taking the time to highlight the girls' basketball.
Lisa: Absolutely, we enjoy the difference between local businesses and people in the community.