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 BECOME AN OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER

5 Actionable Tips to Playing Basketball Overseas

It’s that time of year again. College basketball players have their NCAA careers come to an end, in what seems like the blink of an eye.

For many, the DREAM of playing basketball for a living begins. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? What are you supposed to do?

For college basketball players that have never been to another country or don’t know anyone that has played professional basketball overseas, beginning this process can seem like swimming in the middle of the ocean, you have no idea which direction to go and time is of the essence.

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At this point of your career, you should know if you have the skills to play in the NBA or D-League. For most college basketball players that want to continue their basketball career, playing internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America is a viable next step.

So, the most common question you hear from college basketball players is, how do I play basketball overseas?

Hopefully, the 5 actionable tips below will help kick-start your thinking process and show you which direction to swim. But one word of warning, unless you have a ton of connections or you played at a big-time college basketball, to get a job playing overseas is NOT EASY and will require a ton of investment….an investment with no guarantee of a return.

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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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TRANSFERRING SCHOOLS FOR SPORTS

4 Most Impactful Questions to Ask When Deciding to Transfer Schools for Sports

So, I’m going to be honest.

I FULLY expected to sit down and write a blog post about high school student-athletes and the current trend of transferring schools at what seems like an astronomical rate and portray it in a negative light.

As someone that went to a large public school for 3 years (middle school in my area of Texas is 7th through 9th grade) and didn’t always see eye-to-eye with my coaches and didn’t appreciate the overwhelming emphasis put on football at my school, I completely understand those frustrations. Hey, I even transferred in college.

But, after returning to North Carolina from my college and professional careers, it was obvious that something had changed. To see kids leaving schools mid-season or going to 3 high schools in 3 years all in the name of chasing a scholarship, I was both taken aback and curious.college basketball transfer

So, I was prepared to question what was going on and express my skepticism. But after doing some research on the topic, it appears that there are no EASY answers and no quick judgments can be passed.

But, based on the number of state governing body rules (examples found here, here, here, here and here. Plus the fact that lawyers are needed to help navigate the rule books! Lawyers! In high school sports!) and the HIGH rate with which kids leave schools now, I would argue that we have lost our way concerning what is in the best interest of high school kids trying to play collegiate team sports.

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