PIC’UP ™ Basketball, Rehabilitation, Decision Making and Reentry: “ It’s A Team Effort”. By Umar Muhammad Sports Strategist/Play Advocate USports Consulting, LLC. Focus Areas Brief Historical Context Basketball as a Cultural Practice The PIC’UP ™ Your Life as a Transitional Platform
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By Umar Muhammad
Sports Strategist/Play Advocate
USports Consulting, LLC
The lack of tools, access and knowledge to make good decisions about free or leisure time use, encourages individuals to satisfy their need for excitement and adventure by engaging in low skill, little knowledge, and low resource activities. These activities tend to be of a deviant and criminal nature leading to conflict with the justice system.
“Basketball is simultaneously a vehicle for the inculcation of conventional cultural values and an opportunity to explore alternatives…the game is a mainstream cultural practice, an educational tool designed to create well-disciplined young men and women.”
Build Decision Making Skills
Promote Social Inclusion
Act as a Reentry Platform
The essence of basketball is not the NBA or the NCAA tournament but the pickup game…
PIC’UP™ Your Life
Counseling and Treatment
“The justice system must work to ensure that those clients who reach its doors through the inability to utilize free or leisure time in meaningful ways, leave with the tools required to achieve success in an environment in which they had previously found failure.”
-Dr. Brenda J. Robertson
Leisure Education, 1997