TOP 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BASKETBALL EXPOSURE CAMPS

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Top 20 Things You Should Know About Youth Exposure Basketball Camps!

If you are a talented young basketball player, you might be wondering what recruitment opportunities there are that you can take advantage of.

Over the years, college basketball recruiting has evolved from evaluating players at a traditional high school basketball camp to now exposure basketball camps and AAU tournaments.

One reason coaches attend exposure basketball camps, also known as showcase basketball camps, and AAU tournaments is because it can save them some money and makes it easier for them to spot talent all in one place.

Another reason would be that youth basketball exposure camps and AAU tournaments take place when the college basketball season is over, which gives coaches more time to focus on recruiting.

So what exactly is a basketball exposure camp?

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5 REASONS WHY CHINESE BASKETBALL IS SO POPULAR

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5 Reasons for the Popularity of Chinese Basketball

Chinese basketball, and by that we mean basketball in China, has soared to new heights of popularity since the turn of the century. However, only a few people outside of China know how deep the roots of this love for the game go.

Here are 5 reasons why Chinese basketball has taken off and become the country’s most popular sport:

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: 10 PSB 2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS

This month in our Alumni Spotlight, instead of focusing on one individual player, we are shining the light on our 10 alums who are all participating this month in the DI NCAA Tournament, including 9 players and 1 coach (listed below in alphabetical order by last name)!

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BASKETBALL DRILL OF THE MONTH: FOOTWORK-LINE DRILL (Part 2)

Footwork Pivot Basketball Drill Pt. 2

In our first basketball Drill of the Month, I explained how to do the “footwork-pivot-line” drill but mainly focused on the simple forward pivot.

In part 2, we’ll focus on the more complicated reverse pivot, which surprisingly many players struggle to do … even in high school!

To recap, the drill is set up in the below steps:

#1 Players line up on the baseline and free throw lane line facing the elbow.

#2 Players dribble up the elbow with their outside hand and jump stop to triple threat at the elbow.

#3 Before the drill, the coach tells the players which kind of pivot they should do – left foot forward, left foot reverse, right foot forward, or right foot reverse – and players do that pivot at the elbow.

#4 Again before the drill, the coach tells the players which kind of pass they should do – 2-hand bounce, 2-hand chest, 1-hand side chest, or 1-hand side bounce – and players make that pass after the pivot.

In the video in part 1, you can see that the players were instructed to do a forward pivot, which is how I think this drill should always start.

Then, in the above part 2, you can see the players moved to the reverse pivot, which is much harder for players to do, especially when you layer in different passing instructions.

If you watch the video, you will see some common mistakes made by players, including:

#1 Not dribbling with their outside hand.

#2 Going too quickly with their jump stop and pivot, which sometimes causes a travel.

#3 Pivoting with the wrong foot.

#4 Throwing a bad pass or the incorrect pass.

Overall, most of these mistakes are caused by players trying to go too fast, so instructing them to slow down and THINK as they do the drill is recommended.

In our next Drill of the Month, I’ll focus on how to make this drill into a competition, which really keeps the players engaged and having fun!

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