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
Fundamentals: Layup Footwork (no basketball)
Master the fundamental footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup.
10 Tips for Sports Parents
1. Cheer for all players (even those on the other team!). Leave the coaching to the coaches. 2. Write down your goals for your child for this season. Talk to your child about these goals, as they likely are not the same as his or hers! 3. When setting goals with your child, remember … Continue reading 10 Tips for Sports Parents
The Best Ball Handling Drills for Youth Basketball Players
Two-Ball Dribbling Over the last 7 years is the deficiency of ball handling skills in many youth basketball players. A vast majority of youth players can dribble with their dominant (strong) hand, but not with their weak (off) hand. This ball handling drill forces kids to do two things: 1. Utilize the off (weak) hand 2. Challenge/Develop … Continue reading The Best Ball Handling Drills for Youth Basketball Players
Want to Develop a Mentally Tough Young Athlete ?
Mental toughness isn’t a quality people are born with. Rather, it includes a set of learned attitudes and ways of viewing competitive situations in productive ways.
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?