A weird kind of basketball...
Imagine Basketball League A, in which teams spend the first 99% of the season practicing discrete skills: ball handling, free throw shooting, rebounding, etc.
Sometimes they watch videos of other teams playing real games. The players from League A take notes, and sometimes their coaches test them on what they know about those games.
Every couple of weeks, coaches allows for intra-team scrimmages, but these opportunities are few and far between.
On the last day of the season, each team in Basketball League A gets to play a real game against a team from Basketball League B. In League B, teams spend more than 50% of their time playing real games. (They also practice drills and break down film.)
If you want to learn basketball, would you pick League A or League B?
If you want your child to learn basketball, would you pick League A or League B?
If you want to teach basketball, would you pick League A or League B?
Is your school more like League A or League B?
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