CHINA YOUTH BASKETBALL: THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY

youth basketball in china

My first trip to China for basketball was in the summer of 2016 when we were hired by Nike Basketball Camps to run 3 weeks of camp in Hangzhou and Shanghai.

Going in, we didn’t know a ton about China youth basketball except that basketball was by far the most popular sport in China. In fact, we had read and heard about a pretty staggering statistic …

The number of people who play basketball in China is roughly the same as the population of the entire United States, which is about 300 million people!

Needless to say, we were super impressed and inspired in China by the popularity and love of basketball. We saw first hand the kids who were at the basketball camps as well as talked to as many people as we could, and we even played pick up basketball in the parks in Shanghai. We were so inspired actually that we decided that we wanted to open up Pro Skills Basketball full-time in China!

And that brings us to 2017, and currently as I’m writing this, we’ve just finished our first official summer as Pro Skills Basketball China. We ran 8 weeks of camp in 4 different cities, including Wenzhou, Bengbu, Chengdu, and Hong Kong, which you can read about here.

In this 2nd summer of youth basketball in China, we learned even more about Chinese youth basketball and that’s what I want to share today …

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Youth Basketball in China!

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NEWS: PSB China Summer Basketball 2017 Recap

china youth sports basketball training camp

PSB had an amazing first summer of basketball in China after officially establishing Pro Skills Basketball China this past spring! After a great summer last year in 2016 running a few weeks of Nike Basketball Camps in Hangzhou and Shanghai, China, this summer PSB expanded to run camps in Chengdu, Wenzhou, Hong Kong, and Bengbu.

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NEWS: PSB OFFICIALLY OPENING IN CHINA

Pro Skills Basketball ChinaPro Skills Basketball is thrilled to announce that we’ll be officially opening PSB China!

This has been a goal of ours since last summer after PSB director’s Brendan Winters and Ross Schraeder ran 3 weeks of Nike Basketball Camps in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China, and there have already been a couple of events that have taken place including the promotional clinic in the video below.

 

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NEWS: PSB GEARING UP FOR HUGE SUMMER OF YOUTH BASKETBALL!

Pro Skills Basketball is incredibly excited for our BIGGEST and BEST summer yet of youth basketball!

Our schedule includes but is not limited to 35+ PSB summer basketball camps in 7 different cities, the Jay Bilas Skills Camp, over 10 weeks of summer basketball camp in China, attending the Under Armour Association Finals, and capping it all off with a USA Basketball Youth Regional Camp!

Pro Skills Basketball Summer CampsSummer Youth Basketball Camps

This summer we’ll be running camps in Austin TX, Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Denver CO, Greensboro NC, Philadelphia PA, and Sacramento CA.

Our summer youth basketball camps are dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of basketball to kids in a safe and enjoyable environment.

They include games, competitions and drills designed for kids of all skill levels.  With a staff of experienced coaches and players, these events provide a great opportunity for kids to learn from players who have had success both on and off the court.

Sign up now for one of our summer camps today!

Jay Bilas Skills CampJay Bilas Skills Camp Charlotte NC

PSB Charlotte Director, Brendan Winters, is also a Director and Coach at the Jay Bilas Skills Camp in Charlotte, NC, but there is also a camp in Oklahoma City, OK as well.

The Oklahoma City Camp will be held June 10-12 on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. The Charlotte Camp will be held June 16-18 on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte.

This camp is for high level high school players who are willing to work extremely hard in order to achieve their dream of playing basketball in college at the DI, DII, or DIII levels.

Read more about the Jay Bilas Skills Camp here!

Nike Basketball Camps in ChinaYouth Basketball Camps in China

This summer we’ll be running between 10-12 basketball camps in China. A few of the camp details are still being worked out, but we can say for certain at this point that we’ll be in Changdu, Hong Kong, Wenzhou, Hefei, and possibly one or two more cities.

After PSB Directors, Brendan Winters and Ross Schraeder, directed and coached Nike Basketball Camps in China last summer (2016), we are excited to head back again this year to run our own Pro Skills Basketball China camps as well as more Nike Basketball Camps!

We’ll be sure to make an announcement once all of the details are locked in!

Under Armour Association FinalsPSB Select Charlotte AAU Basketball

This summer our PSB Select Charlotte 15U, 16U, and 17U Elite teams have been invited to and will attend the Under Armour Association Finals.

This is one of the premiere events on the grassroots basketball circuit, so we’re excited to attend for the third summer in a row!

Check out the Under Armour Association Finals website!

USA Basketball Youth Regional Camp CharlotteUSA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp

To cap off the summer, Brendan Winters will be directing the USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp at Myers Park High School on August 12-13.

This youth basketball camp is for boys ages 7-14 at the time of the event and is open to players of all skill levels.

Read more and sign up here for the USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp!

As the start of the summer creeps closer and closer, we’re getting more and more excited for these events.

We hope to see you at some of them, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call us!

 

NEWS: NIKE YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMPS IN CHINA RECAP

 

nike youth basketball camps china

PSB Enjoyed Running Nike Youth Basketball Camps in China!

Recently, Brendan Winters, Director of PSB Charlotte, and Ross Schraeder, Director of PSB Denver, returned from their 16 day trip to China where they directed Nike Youth Basketball Camps.

For the first week, Brendan ran three 2-hour “camps” per day in Shanghai while Ross was in Hangzhou also running three 2-hour “camps” per day. For the second week, Ross joined Brendan in Shanghai at the University of Sports for two 2-hour camps per day for 6 days.

Brendan and Ross both had a fantastic time teaching the game of basketball to young kids in China much like they do here in the States.

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