NEWS: PSB Club Team Tryouts in Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Greensboro & San Antonio!

Pro Skills Basketball Club Team TryoutsOur 2018 spring/summer season PSB Club Team tryouts are now available for sign up for Austin TX, Charlotte NC, Denver CO, Greensboro NC, and San Antonio TX for boys and girls in grades 3-11 (depending on location).

Our Club Teams are instructed by experienced and knowledgeable coaches whose focus is the improvement of our individual players, not simply winning championships.

Our mission is to prepare players for the next level of their basketball careers while also teaching them life lessons that will lead to success off the court as well.

Read on for specific city information!

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NEWS: Charlotte AAU Teams Tryouts & Other Big Updates for 2018!

Charlotte AAU Teams | Pro Skills BasketballOur 2018 spring/summer season PSB Charlotte AAU team tryouts are now available for sign up for boys players in grades 3-11 and this year we’ll have more locations than ever!

This spring and summer we’ll have teams based out of 2 different areas in north Charlotte, including Lake Norman and Concord, and 2 different areas in central/south Charlotte, including Dilworth/Myers Park/Southpark and Ballantyne/Waxhaw.

North Charlotte teams will be directed by Jason Snow, the Assistant Director of PSB Charlotte – North, while the central/south Charlotte teams will be directed by Colin Robbie, our Assistant Director of PSB Charlotte – South.

On top of that, Jason and Colin will each be assisted by 2 team area managers who all played college basketball and are now current school basketball coaches! More on these team managers below.

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Five Benefits of Playing 3-on-3 Basketball

Twenty to thirty years ago, 3-on-3 basketball was extremely popular in the United States. I remember growing up and playing in multiple 3-on-3 basketball tournaments every year like Gus Macker and others, and they were always a ton of fun.

But then some time in the past 15 years or so, the popularity of 3-on-3 basketball began to decline, most likely due to the rise in popularity of AAU, which is the standard 5-on-5 basketball.

youth basketball 3 on 3 league charlotte ncHowever, in the last few years, 3-on-3 basketball has been making a bit of a comeback, especially with the support of USA Basketball and the Jr. NBA.

USA Basketball has been pushing 3-on-3 in part because in 2020 it’s going to be an official sport at the Olympics in Tokyo.

The Jr. NBA has even started youth 3-on-3 basketball leagues around the country that culminate with a national championship.

This year there will be Jr. NBA 3-on-3 leagues in Atlanta (GA), Walnut Creek (CA), New York, Salt Lake City (UT), Aurora (IL), Westfield (IN), Vancouver (WA), Oklahoma City (OK), Whippany (NJ), and we are hosting the 3-on-3 basketball league in Charlotte, NC!

Our Charlotte Jr. NBA 3-on-3 League will be held on Friday evenings from January 5th to February 9th at Carolina Courts Indian Trail and is for boys and girls from U10 to U13. You can find more information here!

Anyway, with 3-on-3 making a comeback in youth basketball, I thought it’d be a good idea to write a blog about some of the benefits of 3-on-3 basketball for young players.

It played a huge role in my development as a basketball player from youth to the pros, so I wanted to express the importance of 3-on-3 in this post.