CONNECTING WITH THE YOUNG ATHLETE

 

6 Tips to Motivate & Connect with Young Players

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For all the youth coaches out there, I have a question for you:

What is the first thing you did when you found out you would be coaching a youth basketball team?

If I had to venture a guess, I would say a lot of you thought about a few things:

What offense am I going to run?

What are some drills for practice?

How big is my team going to be?

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DOS & DON’TS WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGE FOR BASKETBALL

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As summer comes to a close, the time for high school basketball players to think more seriously about where they want to go to college is fast approaching.

Maybe some new schools have reached out to you about playing for them. Maybe you’ve learned that you will play DII or DIII instead of DI. Or maybe all you know is that you want to play college basketball. 

Every year, we see PSB players and their parents dive into the process of making a college choice. It’s not easy and not a decision that should be taken lightly. After all, this will hopefully be the next four years of your life as well as your network of friends, alumni and professionals.

Below is our list of Dos and Don’ts when deciding on where to play college basketball.

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KARL BARKLEY’S CHINA BASKETBALL ADVENTURES: June 2018

hike at Longquan mountain outside of ChengduThe month of June started with a hike at Longquan mountain, just outside of Chengdu.

The mountain, which ended up being more of a glorified hill, was peaceful and provided excellent vantages of the Sichuan countryside.

It was a nice first hike to get my feet wet, but there are a number of more rigorous treks further out in the province that I have planned for future months.

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY KIDS SHOULD WEAR A MOUTH GUARD

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What is a Mouthguard?

A Mouthguard is a dental appliance that acts like a cushion made of high-grade dental plastic material that protects the teeth, mouth and jaw. A protective mouthguard should be comfortable, resilient, tear-resistant, durable and easy to clean.  

It should not restrict speech or breathing and should fit properly.  In basketball, communication plays an important role to effectively exhibit teamwork and win games.  

Players communicate when they need to pass the ball, assist a co-player, yell when he or she is open, or thank a team mate for a good play.  Hence, a mouthguard should be a perfect fit for it not to be a hindrance for good team play and communication.

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PSB ELITE 17U UNDER ARMOUR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE PREVIEW

By: Zain Motani

Pro Skills Basketball 15U, 16U, and 17U Elite teams will be participating in the Under Armour Association Challenge this week in Atlanta.

The 17U PSB Elite team faces a pair of teams out of Texas (Texas Impact; Texas Hardwork) and a team out of New York (NX Level) on Wednesday and Thursday before bracket play begins on Friday.

Below are some of the top PSB players to watch in Atlanta this weekend!

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