BASKETBALL SHOOTING DRILL SERIES

Pirate Youth Basketball Shooting Drills Series | Pro Skills Basketball

 

Pirate Basketball Shooting Drill Series (Videos Included)

In June, we released the 3 main parts of our Pirate Basketball Shooting Drills series, in which Pro Skills Basketball Denver Director Ross Schraeder teaches and demonstrates layups in part 1, “runners” in part 2, and reverse layups in part 3.

The drill is called the “Pirate” Basketball Shooting Series because it teaches all one-handed basketball shooting.

Get it?

One-handed … like a pirate!

Still no?!?

Haha well, regardless, we wanted to give it a unique name that the kids will remember while working on an important aspect of the game.

Ideally, it is meant to work on weak-handed development, but, in fact, the work is fantastic for both strong-hand and weak-hand development.

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NEWS: Jay Bilas Skills Camp 2018 (Recap)

 

By: Zain Motani

The fifth annual Jay Bilas Skills Camp took place in Charlotte, NC from June 8th – June 10th, 2018.

Held at the beautiful Levine Center of Queens University, the camp featured almost 120 participants hailing from 23 states – half of the whom reigned from a state outside other than the Carolinas.

There were at least 10 potential Division I players present and a slew of other DII, DIII, and NAIA prospects flanked by former professional, DI, DII, and DIII college coaches.

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KARL BARKLEY’S PSB CHINA BASKETBALL ADVENTURES: May 2018

Karl Barkley's Pro Skills Basketball China AdventuresThis month I welcomed a new roommate to Chengdu (Nathan) and said goodbye to two others (Zeb and Tyler). Before the latter could return home to Queen and country, Nathan and I made sure to give them a proper English send off.

First, we joined in on Chengdu’s British Day celebrations. The festivities coincided with the Royal Wedding and included great food, a few games of Tug-of-War, and a friendly water balloon fight.

Later that week we all went to the China v. England U19 soccer game. Although England ended up losing the game on a late breakaway goal, the matchup felt like a poetic ending to Tyler and Zeb’s time in China.

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NBA ACADEMIES & THE GROWTH OF CHINESE BASKETBALL

nba academies in chinaChinese basketball fans have long been a target audience for the NBA.

In the late eighties, the league sent VHS highlight tapes to Chinese state media (CCTV) to broadcast to free of charge.

Now fans can stream the Finals on almost any device, without a single yuan (元) leaving their pocket.

This accessibility to content is a hallmark of the league’s strategy in China and has fueled Chinese basketball fans’ love for the game. But, the NBA understands that it has to do more than let people watch – it has to teach them how to play.

The league took a large step towards this goal in 2014 when it launched a comprehensive program in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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PSB PODCAST: Youth Basketball Organization Best Practices – Pick & Pop Series

Each week in the “Pick & Pop” series of the PSB podcast, PSB co-founders, Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters, discuss and debate a relevant topic in their world of youth basketball.

The hope for this youth basketball podcast episode is that other coaches and youth basketball organizations might take some of these practices and find success with them in their own teams and clubs.

Last week, we had a guest host, Meghan Winters, on the podcast to talk about girl’s and women’s basketball.

For this episode, Logan and Brendan discuss some of the best practices of Pro Skills Basketball because Brendan is going out to Las Vegas in July to give a breakout presentation on this topic at the USA Basketball Youth Coach Academy.

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