USA Youth Basketball Development Guidelines


Basketball has become one of the most popular youth sports in the United States. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 9.8 million boys and girls ages 6-17 played basketball in 2015.

Though it has grown in popularity, it’s structure and organization has been slow to follow the pace of its growth. Luckily, USA Basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA) started an initiative several years ago to improve the structure of the youth basketball scene by developing Youth Development Guidelines that coaches and youth organizations should adhere to in order to provide youth the best opportunity to be successful in the sport.

The guidelines include health and wellness standards as well as gameplay standards to help foster player development in the game. The aim is to combat the overemphasis on early competitive success and the lack of a clear development pathway through the sport – two issues that exist across youth sports, including basketball.

To read the Youth Development Guidelines in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

Premier Basketball Club is a proud supporter of the Youth Development Guidelines. It is our goal to do our part in improving the youth basketball community in the states of Colorado and Utah by reinforcing these standards across all of our youth programs.



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Premier Basketball Club is a Nike Sponsored,  501(c)3 Non-Profit AAU boys and girls youth basketball organization proudly serving the following communities in the Rocky Mountain Region:

Littleton, Colorado – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Lakewood, Colorado – Centennial, Colorado
Golden, Colorado – Parker, Colorado
Lone Tree, Colorado – Greenwood Village, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado – Fruita, Colorado
Western Slope, Colorado – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sandy, Utah – Draper, Utah – West Jordan – Utah

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