Such programs appear valuable in reducing lower extremity injuries in other sports. If young athletes participate in an event or tournament in which more than one game is played per day on consecutive days, players should have additional time off from sports activities following the event to allow for recovery. Limit high-density scheduling based on age-appropriate guidelines. The NBA and USA Basketball have partnered to develop guidelines designed to promote a positive and healthy youth basketball experience.
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International Nike Basketball Camps. The tables below outline recommended and maximum amounts of youth basketball participation, as well as rest guidelines for young athletes, designed to promote a fun and healthy playing experience. High-density competition scheduling can increase risk for injury and burnout. Dan has coached at all levels of basketball in the United States over the last 25 years.