Brendan Winters is a former Davidson Wildcat and European professional basketball player as well as the co-founder of Pro Skills Basketball and co-director of Pro Skills Basketball Charlotte.

NEWS: BRENDAN WINTERS TO DIRECT USA BASKETBALL YOUTH CHARLOTTE REGIONAL CAMP

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We are extremely excited to announce that USA Basketball Youth will be running a boys Regional Camp on August 12-13 at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC, and Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) Co-Founder and PSB Charlotte Director, Brendan Winters, has been selected to be the camp director!

Of the opportunity, Coach Brendan Winters said, “I’m extremely excited to be directing this basketball camp! USA Basketball is one of the premiere basketball organizations in the world, so to have the opportunity to run one of their regional basketball camps for young basketball players is really special. I can’t wait to get out on the court and start working with the kids!”

This USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp is open to boys of all ability levels, ages 7-14 at the time of the event, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Basketball Camp Charlotte NCSome of the great camp features include:

  • Skill stations & activities
  • Advanced level instruction
  • Game play competition
  • Each player receives a USA Basketball jersey

The rough camp schedule will be:

  • Saturday, August 12:
    • 8:00am – 9:00am – Camp check in and jersey distribution
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning camp sessions
    • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Afternoon camp sessions
  • Sunday, August 13:
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning camp sessions
    • 1:00pm – 3:30pm – Afternoon camp sessions

*All times are approximate, actual schedule may vary

The cost to attend this Charlotte Boys Regional Camp is $185. This price includes all on-court sessions, general athlete insurance and a USA Basketball jersey. Please note, no walk ups will be accepted, so make sure to sign up ASAP!

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Can’t make this camp? Or is it already sold out? Don’t worry! Pro Skills Basketball has some options for you … Check out our PSB youth basketball camps here!

HOW COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING WORKS [WEBINAR]

How College Basketball Recruiting Works Webinar
 

College Basketball Recruiting Webinar

We’ve written a lot about how college basketball recruiting works because it is one of the most confusing and frustrating topics for players and parents.

For this reason, we’ve written blog topics ranging from what college coaches look for in recruits to the truth about playing D1, D2, and D3 basketball to an interview with Paul Biancardi to a guide to college basketball recruiting and many other college basketball recruiting topics.

With all of the college recruiting information in separate blog posts, I wanted to put it ALL together and literally talk about it, so I put all of that content in a webinar on March 29th at 7pm, titled “How College Basketball Recruiting Works”.

Although that date is passed, the webinar is still available for viewing on our website here.

Among the topics covered in the webinar include:

  • NCAA rules and terminology
  • NCAA academic standards
  • NCAA 2017 basketball recruiting calendar
  • Differences between D1, D2 and D3
  • What college coaches look for in players
  • What college coaches look for in parents
  • Differences between showcase camps and elite camps
  • What are scouting services and are they worth it?
  • And much more…

If you’d like to get all of this information and more, please check out the video recording of our “How College Basketball Recruiting Works” webinar. It’s an hour and fifteen minutes long and jam packed with important information on the college basketball recruiting process.

Also, if you want to be kept up to date on all of our college basketball recruiting content, please subscribe to our email list on that subject below!

 

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HOW TO EMAIL COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACHES FOR RECRUITING

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5 Tips To Get Your Email Noticed by College Basketball Coaches

Last year, I wrote a blog post about how to play basketball in college, and it included 10 important steps. The final step, which at this point the player is a LEGITIMATE college basketball prospect, is to email college basketball coaches.

Emailing college basketball coaches is a proactive step to let them know as a player you are interested in their basketball program, and hopefully, create some interest from the college coach in recruiting you.

So, what I’d like to do is explain the process of emailing college basketball coaches starting with creating a list of possible schools, how to find a college coach’s email addresses, what to include in the email, and finishing with how to send the emails.

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JAY BILAS SKILLS CAMP: 10 REASONS WHY PROSPECTS SHOULD ATTEND

 

jay bilas skills camp

Before I get started, I want to disclose that I’m the Director of Recruitment and a Coach at the Charlotte Jay Bilas Skills Camp. However, that’s ONLY because I truly believe in the camp and the benefits it offers to high school players as college basketball prospects.

If I didn’t believe in the camp, I wouldn’t have anything to do with it.

In my opinion, as a former college basketball player and pro player and current youth basketball coach, it’s the BEST basketball camp around for SERIOUS high school players who want to play at the NEXT LEVEL.

More specifically, there are 10 reasons why college basketball prospects should attend the Jay Bilas Skills Camp in either Charlotte or Oklahoma City.

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STUDY: 37% OF KIDS DON’T WANT PARENTS AT THEIR GAMES

37% of kids dont want parents at basketball gamesRecently, we came across an article by FootballScoop.com that discussed a new study that came showed “37% of young athletes don’t want their parents at games” due to the pressure parents are increasingly putting on their child to perform.

The article also mentions that more and more colleges are now taking into account the parents when potentially recruiting a young player.

These colleges simply CAN’T afford to have parents around their program that might become a team/program “cancer.”

Moreover, the article’s main source talks about how reffing these days has become harder and harder due to the rising abuse by parents and fans from the stands.

All of this adds up to a really unfortunate reality in the youth sports world where players are feeling TOO MUCH pressure from mom and dad, parents are too caught up in their child getting a college scholarship, and referees quitting due to the abuse they’re taking.

Overall, youth basketball and youth sports, in general, can sometimes be a really negative environment.

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