PART II: HOW TO START A YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

How to Start a Youth Basketball Program

If you haven’t read Part I of How to Start a Youth Basketball Program, please give a quick read before moving on to Part II. Part I quickly covers some important questions you should ask yourself before deciding to build a youth basketball program. Most importantly, why do you want to start one? If you can answer this and the other questions then it’s time to get into the more complicated question of how, and more specifically, how to make a living doing it.

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS

youth summer basketball camps

Summer is finally upon us, which can only mean one thing…it’s summer basketball camp season! Here at Pro Skills Basketball, we are entering our 8th year of hosting summer basketball camps, and we have more camps than ever lined up in June, July and August, specifically 21 camps in 5 different US cities as well as 3 Nike basketball camps in China!

Personally, I love basketball camps! Growing up, my summers we packed with week after week of basketball camps….and maybe there was a baseball camp thrown in there one summer, but that’s beside the point. Camps were crucial for my development socially and athletically. A well structured summer basketball camp can have a tremendous impact on young players. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 benefits of summer youth basketball camps.

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NEWS: PSB HIRED TO RUN NIKE BASKETBALL CAMPS IN CHINA

Nike Basketball Camps China
Lebron James at a Nike Basketball Camp in China.

Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) is proud to announce that we have recently been hired to run 3 weeks of Nike Basketball Camps in China this summer. Brendan Winters, co-founder of PSB and director of PSB Charlotte, along with Ross Schraeder, director of PSB Denver, will go over to China from July 24-August 13. From July 24-July 29, Brendan and Ross will be running a camp Changsha and then moving on to 2 more weeks of Nike Basketball Camps in Shanghai after that.

What Will Running Nike Basketball Camps in China Entail?

PSB has been tasked with creating the camp itineraries filled with the drills and skills that Brendan and Ross will be responsible for implementing and teaching at the Nike Basketball Camps attended by players ages 6-18 years old. “We’re really excited to bring Pro Skills Basketball over to China. We started as a single basketball camp 8 years ago and have been able to expand to running 21 camps in 5 different US cities this summer, so it’s really cool to be able to add 3 more camps and a whole other country to that list,” said Brendan Winters. Of the opportunity, Ross Schraeder says, “After playing basketball in Europe for a number of years, I’m excited to be able to see what basketball and life in Asia is like, and I’m super pumped that we’re able to do it all through PSB!”

Can’t make it to China (joke!)? Check out our summer basketball camps in Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Greensboro, and Sacramento! Our camps are a great opportunity for players ages 8-15 to learn the game of basketball in a fun environment surrounded by high level coaches. The camps include morning skill stations, individual competitions, games of 1v1 to 5v5, and prizes. Each participant will also get a free basketball and tee shirt. Don’t miss out and sign up now!

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH: DREW PATTERSON

Drew Patterson is an 8th grader at Covenant Day School and plays on our 8th Grade Gold team.

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2016 TOP 5 NBA BASKETBALL HAIRSTYLES

SPOILER ALERT…you are not going to learn much from what’s written below, especially when it concerns basketball, youth basketball, basketball hairstyles, really anything having to do with anything. At best, you might be mildly entertained or give a slight chuckle. I decided to take a break from the normal seriousness of our blogs (see here, here and here) and do my best to give Pro Skills Basketball a bad name.

But, I just can’t resist. Watching these NBA playoffs, I’ve marveled at the variety of new and interesting hairstyles being sported by NBA players.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate diversity and actually like most of these basketball hair designs. If you were to google my name, you might find a picture of me sporting an 80’s soccer-mom hairdo from my long-haired days at Davidson. Hey, we all have pictures from the past that make us wish the internet didn’t exist.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here are my top 5 basketball hairstyles from the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

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