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The Benefits of Proper Footwork in Youth Basketball

Proper Footwork and Its Impact on Your Child’s Game

Teaching proper footwork to young players is one of the most important fundamental skills that will help them improve their game in the long run. Footwork is an integral aspect of basketball or any other sport. Almost everything that players do on the court requires good footwork. Whether it is trying to score a basket or defending another player, having proper footwork is an effective way to be quick and agile on the court.

Footwork is also a good place to start when teaching basketball skills during a summer camp or clinic. With proper footwork, players will be able to position themselves better while playing offense or defense. Good footwork techniques will also make other basketball skills such as ball-handling and dribbling more effective. 

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PSB 2020 AAU Team Tryouts

Our PSB 2020 AAU Team Tryouts will take place in January and February of 2020 for our 10 cities that we offer teams in. Pro Skills Basketball Teams are like no other in the AAU basketball sphere.

We pride ourselves on making our players successful on and off the court. We teach our players Skills for Basketball. Life. Success.

We set ourselves apart with the professionalism of our organization. We provide players, parents, and coaches a Professional Youth Basketball Experience.

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5 Basic Basketball Training Mistakes To Avoid | Pro Skills Basketball

5 Basic Basketball Training Mistakes To Avoid

Perhaps, you’ve always loved playing basketball, and just like everyone else, maybe you’ve dreamed of becoming the next Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant.

Yes, they are legends, but it’s not bad to have dreams and to work hard at achieving them. Basketball needs consistent hard work and dedication.

Basketball Training is a Must

Like all things in life, you need to work hard to achieve your goals. If you want to be great at basketball, you need to work hard and train hard. This means hitting the court early and staying late.

You need to invest countless hours in your training, and you have to work on the fundamentals of basketball and learn the strategies of the game will help develop your basketball IQ.

Call it what you want, but players who are really good have a relentless pursuit of excellence. This means doing basketball workouts at home instead of playing video games.

Kobe Bryant became a legend because of his hard work.  He never stopped pushing himself to be better. He was on the court training before anyone else, and he showed unrivaled determination and exceptional work ethic.

Training and workouts are crucial to improving your skills, so it is important to do it properly. You may have perfected one basketball shooting drill, but if you do the same drill every day, are you truly challenging yourself?

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3 PSB Improvements to AAU Basketball


Youth / AAU basketball is often disorganized, focused solely on winning, and generally, frustrating. But we, at Pro Skills Basketball, believe kids and parents deserve better than that!

At PSB, we strive to provide a more professional experience for parents, players and coaches—one focused on organized communication, fun, mutual respect, and personal growth—on and off the court.

We’ve been involved with AAU basketball for the last 8 years and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Throughout that time, we’ve been able to take that good, make fixes to the bad and the ugly, and develop a much more professional experience for those players and parents who are members of our PSB Club Teams.

How you might ask?

Well, specifically, in three ways by creating:

#1 A comprehensive player development model

#2 A training and certification program for our coaches

#3 An organized communication system for our parents.

Now let’s cover these three things in more detail below.

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PSB Charlotte Leadership

NEWS: New PSB Charlotte Leadership

At Pro Skills Basketball we are always in search of new leaders and coaches to help push our organization forward to be the best we can be to serve our families, and our new Charlotte Leadership restructure will set us up to serve our PSB families in the best way possible!

This is why we are excited to announce that we are bringing Chris Goodrum onto the PSB team as the new PSB Charlotte Director! Read more about Chris HERE!

Chris is coming over from the YMCA where he has worked for the last 19 years. He comes to PSB as a strong and experienced organization leader with expertise in culture work, change capacity, staff development, programming, a strong lens for customer service best practices, and workflows to maximize effective/efficient business practices.

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