Steady Buckets' core focus is on the long-term and holistic development of our individual players both on and off the court. We work to influence our players through active participation in a safe but physically and mentally demanding program. Success is measured not in wins or losses, but rather in each player’s ability to continue to elevate themselves to the next level, as players, as leaders, and as members of their communities. We expect five outcomes from every SB player: (1) continued improvement of their fundamental basketball skills (2) an increased ability to leave their comfort zones and invest in failure (3) a heightened sense of self-esteem through the feelings of hard work and accomplishment (4) Making new friends within our diverse community and (5) Having Fun!
By focusing on these outcomes, we are able to accommodate a range of players no matter their level of play. Our student players include everyone from the casual player to the highly motivated and talented learner who dreams of an NCAA scholarship and beyond. In our short history SB players have gone on to play for top NCAA programs including Stanford, Yale, Davidson, and more.
The SB approach is in stark contrast to other basketball programs, which generally fall into two categories: (1) those that focus on winning at the expense of individual development and only include the most talented players or (2) those that focus on the individual development but do so in a less rigorous and demanding way that ultimately compromises individual development and a player's understanding of how hardwork translates to future success. Our goal is to offer a high quality program that is free and open to all NYC youth and addresses their best interests as players and leaders in their communities.