As a coach of an elite youth basketball team I have to look at the strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of my players and formulate game plans. With limited time to prepare my team for competition it's imperative that I maximize every minute and focus on the areas that are most important. Here are the 5 tips for making your youth basketball practice effective:
Category: Basketball Player Development
Putting in Work: Winter 2021 Skills & Drills
Elite Hoopers (some missing) at weekly Skills & Drills @Frisco Field house, TX So proud of these young athletes - they showed up every Friday and put in work to get better. Each of them coachable. Each of them focused. Each of them got better! Coach William demonstrates the importance of 'squaring up' during Skills … Continue reading Putting in Work: Winter 2021 Skills & Drills
What Are the Odds of Competing in Men’s Professional Basketball?
When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro. Estimated probability of competing in men's college basketball High School Participants NCAA Participants Overall % HS to NCAA % HS to NCAA … Continue reading What Are the Odds of Competing in Men’s Professional Basketball?
Why Young Basketball Players Should NOT Watch the NBA
Yesterday I read an interesting article by a man who says young players shouldn't watch the NBA. And he backs this up with many solid points: The NBA is chock-full of: Poor sportsmanship Yelling at referees Technical fouls and ejections And it's not great for our young, impressionable youth to see these things on a nightly … Continue reading Why Young Basketball Players Should NOT Watch the NBA
The One Skill Young Basketball Players Must Have to Become Elite
Yeah I get it. When it comes to basketball we all want our child to be the highest jumper, the quickest and best athlete on the floor. After all, if our kids are going to make their middle-school team, that AAU select team, or start on Varsity at the local high school- they gotta be the best...right?