In response to an assignment given by Dr. Luther Gulick at the YMCA Training School at Springfield College during the fall of 1891, Dr. James Naismith relied on his faith and childhood memories of games he played like Duck on a Rock to inspire his new game called “Basket...
We approach sports with its intended purpose in mind and at heart. Therefore we incorporate ALL participants in the game: namely the COACH, the PARENT, the OFFICIAL and the PLAYER: which provides the greatest opportunity for success.
With the popularity of the game of basketball has come a renewed responsibility to restore the game to its roots in effort to learn from Dr. Naismith’s core life lessons while respecting and honoring the purpose he created the game in December of 1891- fun to play, easy to...
The cornerstone of a grass roots movement celebrating the legacy of Dr. James Naismith through building relationships and partnering with special events like NL Clinics, Tours and educational Workshops.
Through respect, integrity and discernment, we’re helping to Renew, Redeem and Restore the Heart of Youth Sports
Our youth are our best renewable resource. Sports are the greatest testing ground for having fun, learning life lessons and living out core values. Dr. Naismith created a game that has changed the way we think about play and its purpose. So we put all that information into a training series called The Naismith Legacy Way.
The coach is the most influential person in a kid’s life, next to their parents. That is why it is important to seek personal and professional development to better serve the families and players that come under your care. The Naismith Legacy Coach workshop series will help focus your efforts to use sports to influence a kid’s world.
Dr. Naismith gave us the first set of rules and helped manage the games growth. If we have no rules or rulebook, chaos ensues. If we have no officials, there is no game. The official’s two primary purposes are safety and fairness. The relationships within the game need to be built on respect and honor, and we need to tear down the wall of the current condition of enemy, evil one and blind.
A Naismith Legacy Parent is a parent whose motivation is love, whose word is trustworthy and who seeks the best interest of their kids. The NL Parent understands that they hold great influence in their kids' lives, sports is a great teacher of life lessons and accepts the help of others in teaching their kids core value principles. They work diligently to lay, brick by brick, a stable foundation for their kids. The foundation is based on core values like respect, family and integrity.