Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pro Skills Basketball (PSB)?
We are a youth basketball organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC. We specialize in skill development and youth coaching. You can read more about us here.
What is the mission of PSB?
Our mission is to empower young athletes through a culture defined by the tenacious pursuit of self-improvement and the genuine desire to motivate players and improve kids’ lives.
What is PSB about?
We believe that basketball, like every youth sport, should be used as a vehicle to teach young people life skills like dedication, teamwork and overcoming adversity. We also believe that basketball is a great tool to keep kids active and physically healthy.
Who are PSB Directors and Coaches?
All PSB Directors are former or current high level coaches and/or players. You can read more about them here. Coaches are hand picked by PSB Directors based on very specific criteria. Directors and coaches must pass background checks and must abide by strict PSB standards. We recognize the importance of who teaches our children and that it’s not something to be taken lightly.
How old do you have to be to participate in PSB programs?
Generally, we work with kids in grades 3-12. Each program or event (training, clinics, camps, teams, etc) has specific age requirements which are listed in the event description.
What is your refund policy?
You can read about our refund policy as well as any of our other policies here!
What does Training offer?
Our Training is all about improving the skills and fundamentals of our players in a more personalized setting that can be adjusted according to the level of the players involved. Find out more about training here.
What do Clinics offer?
Our Clinics are a 1-3 hour events that typically specialize on a specific skill or skill set. Shooting, offensive moves, ball handling & dribble skills clinics are some of the options available. Click here for upcoming clinics near you.
What do Camps offer?
Our Camps are multiple, 3-6 hour days packed with basketball fun! Warm-ups, station/drill work, games (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5) and individual competitions are of a few of the activities that keep our campers learning, moving and having a blast! Go here for upcoming camps near you!
What are your Club Teams?
Our Club Teams take our focus on skill development combined with life lessons and put them into a competitive team environment for kids of intermediate to advanced skill level. You can click here to learn more and find teams near you!
Are scholarships or financial aid available?
Are teams offered in every city?
No, it depends on the city. Simply check out our Club Teams page here to see if teams are offered in your city.
Do you have girls teams?
We are excited to have girls teams in select cities! Take a look here to find out which cities offer girls teams.
How do I join a club team?
We hold tryouts! Typically, the main tryouts for our teams will be held in late January, February, or early March for the spring/summer season. If a player makes and accepts the spot on the team for the spring/summer season, they will have the option to continue on into the secondary fall/winter season. Tryouts will then be held again in late August for teams in 3rd-11th grade only to fill in any open spots for the upcoming fall/winter season. Please note not all cities will have teams in the fall/winter. To read more information about our club teams in your specific city, click here.
When are Club Team tryouts?
In late January, February, or early March for the spring/summer season. If a player makes and accepts the spot on the team for the spring/summer season, they will have the option to continue on into the secondary fall/winter season. Tryouts will then be held again in late August for teams in 3rd-11th grade only to fill in any open spots for the upcoming fall/winter season. Please note not all cities will have teams in the fall/winter. To read more information about our club teams in your specific city, click here.
Are Club Teams competitive?
It is the goal of PSB to field competitive Club Teams, but our focus is not winning championships. While all Club Teams will play in competitive tournaments and/or leagues, the competitive level of each team varies from team to team and season to season. As long as our players and teams get better, have fun, and learn life lessons, we feel we have accomplished our mission!
Do Club Teams travel?
Most of our Club Teams do not travel, especially the elementary and middle school teams. These teams may travel occasionally to another city within reasonable driving distance, but they mostly play local events. Our high school teams do travel when necessary for recruitment or competition purposes. This occasionally requires hotel stays, and every once in a while, a plane flight as well.
Does PSB have adult teams?
We do not have adult teams. However, we do have some great information in the Content portion of our website that adults can enjoy!
Does PSB help with college recruiting?
As a member of PSB high school teams, players do receive some help with college recruiting. However, for more intensive help and instruction, we have a Recruiting Consultancy that offers families peace of mind and the comfort of having well-informed guidance throughout the college basketball recruiting and selection process. Find out more about what our Recruiting Consultancy has to offer here.
Do you have your own facility?
No. PSB rents local schools, churches, recreation centers and community centers to conduct all of our programs.
How can I become a city or camp director?
Please visit the Join Our Team page to learn more!
How can I become a camp counselor or team coach?
Please visit our contact us page and fill out the form or give us a call at 866-996-3888!
I want to learn more. How can I get more information?
We encourage you to browse our entire website, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for please visit our contact us page and fill out the form or give us a call at 866-996-3888!