Full Force History• Full Force Basketball was founded by Michael Gayle and Ib Belou.• Its main location is in Montrose, CA.• This non-profit organization has their members take part in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
Their Mission• Full Force Basketball’s mission is to provide an environment that fosters leadership, sportsmanship, honesty, and integrity with a strong focus on teamwork and family.
Personal Basketball Connection• My connection with basketball is that I used to play basketball all 4 years at Canyon high school. I started at the bottom not knowing how to play, soon loving the sport and improving each year making it to varsity. I’ve been an athlete all my life and I know each child can be too. I believe ever child can accomplish their dreams like I did, to set your goals high and strive to be the best.
Community Need• Each year 20 million kids register for sports such as hockey, baseball, football, basketball and more.• The National sports Alliance reports that about 70 percent of all kids by the age of 13, quit playing sports and don’t play again.• The number one reason is because the sport is not fun to them anymore.• The community needs sports that we watch and play everyday to be enjoyable to kids and to motivate them to exercise.• Awareness needs to be shown through the coaches and parents of the accomplishments they can meet by developing emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.• Full Force Basketball can meet all these needs by their mission to make their sessions enjoyable and provide a good environment for the athletes to d5evelop these skills completely.
Get Involved in Basketball! • Come to our clinics where kids of all ages can join to improve and develop their individual skills. • If the kids are more advanced they can tryout for the travel teams that compete in local, regional and national tournaments throughout the year. The travel teams are provided with uniformity of black, white and gold colors at each game and tournament they compete in. • People can also donate money to support Full Force Basketball online or by mailing in your donation.
ProcessMichael Gayle and Ib Belou have a passion to provide great basketball instructions to the players the appropriate training based on the levels to aspiring young athletes.Inspiring and talented coaching staff that make up Full Force Academy were high school alumni, college athletes or former coaches of high school or college teams.They help young athletes improve as people, students and basketball players to be the best they can be by their clinics, programs, and simple instructions.
Inputs• Full Force Basketball has many programs and resources that develop this organization like…• Michael Gayle is the founder of Full Force Basketball that teaches the players in clinics and its travel teams.• Ib Belou, he is the head clinician who engages actively in the clinics throughout the year.• Athletic Amateur Union (AAU) is one of the top, largest non-profit organization for volunteer sports in the U.S. today that supports Full Force Academy.
Outputs Full Force Basketball Academy offers clinics all year around for kids ages 5-17.• All of the clinics have beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with talented staff to lead players for success.• Advanced players can have “One on One” private lessons or group sessions that are available for up to 15 players.
Outcomes• Athletes will learn the fundamental skills of basketball at any level even if they are beginners.• Players must start by being fair-mindedness as they can achieve the highest level of personal success when placed in the right level based on their skills.• In the sessions athletes will focus, seek meaning in what they do and become more advanced on passing the ball, shooting, ball handling, rebounding, agility, defensive positions, play based on positions, lifting to produce strength and conditioning.
Specific Full Force Programs… • “Nothin’ But Net” is a clinic that focuses on shooting for all grade levels. • “Triple Threat” is the second clinic that focuses on the basics like shooting, passing and ball handling skills. Beginning players must evaluate, analyze and understand each concept to know how to do it correctly and improve as a person and player. • “Future Stars” is the last clinic Full Force offers to 1-4 grade levels that focus on the basic and beginning basketball skills.
Critical Thinking Critical Action• Full Force resembles critical • Full Force presents critical thinking by how the players action by how players perform learn the basic basketball skills those basic skills, plays they and how they perform them by are taught for the games, and using their bodies. succeed to their potential as a• Critical thinking is also used basketball player. by designing plays in a game, • Players also use critical action coaches to have a strategy on in their tournament games as how to get the basket and score they make and perform plays points to win the game. to make a score at the basket.• Coaches use critical thinking in • Coaches use critical action by making and developing drills showing players the correct for players to practice certain way to play and the original skills to help them improve in fundamental skills that partake different ways. in being a basketball player in their clinics, academy and one on one’s.
The Foundation for Critical Thinking/ Full Force Basketball• The Foundation for Critical • Full Force Basketball provides its Thinking mission is to promote programs, sessions and clinics for change in education, society and kids to establish skills that make educational reform through the up a team and develop their cultivation of fair minded critical individual identities as justifying thinking. results to becoming or being more• Foundation for Critical Thinking advanced basketball players. wants to improve education • The experienced and talented staff through elementary school, are dedicated to produce colleges, universities, etc. excellence in academics and• They include workshops, athleticism. They want to help development programs, standards, players discover your own mind strategies based on instructions, with strengths and weaknesses assessments for higher critical because players can always use thinking and more. improvements to be better players. • Learning the fundamental skills and provided informative sessions are important to help the players learn and succeed to the fullest.
The Foundation for Critical Thinking/Full Force Basketball continued… • Full Force Basketball has many year-• This foundation every year travels round clinics that explicate their to multiple universities to give available programs that are very lectures for people who are new or informative to parents and basketball players who want to join the basketball support their foundation. academy.• The Foundation for Critical • This organization provides one on one Thinking creates events and sessions by their experienced instructors to help advanced players resources designed to help and other specific programs to help educators improve their new players with fundamental or instruction. practice skills they need to improve on.• The instructors also help with players The International Center for the dispositions by showing discipline and Assessment of Higher Order support by pushing them to their Thinking (ICAT) is a center to potential. help universities ways to help • The foundations one on one program students critical thinking abilities. or the specific programs help players think critically about what they are doing, to improve in their playing and aggrandize their movements to become more advanced.