PSB Podcast Youth Basketball’s Future – Jay Demings

In the latest episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Logan Kosmalski speaks with the Director of USA Basketball’s Youth and Sports Development, Jay Demings.

jay demings youth basketball

Jay and Logan discuss the changing landscape of youth basketball and youth sports in general, as well as the goals and priorities of USA Basketball’s involvement at the youth level.

Jay discusses USAB’s recent developments concerning stronger education for youth coaches, players, parents and officials.

Listen to Jay’s thoughts on the current state of youth basketball in American and where he thinks the game will be in the coming years.

PSB Podcast Sports Psychology – Stu Singer

PSB Co-founder Logan Kosmalski had the pleasure of speaking with Stu Singer from Well Performance about all things related to performance psychology. Stu has helped countless players, coaches and teams develop a winning mindset.

 Sports Psychology - Stu Singer

If you want to learn how to bring out your best and develop a healthy mindset, listen to our conversation here. And check out Well Performance at

Tackling anxiety, stress and other psychological performance issues is Stu’s passion. In our podcast, Stu covers his “3 Core Principles” of performance, developing resilience and ways coaches can create a healthy psychological environment for their players.


5 steps in basketball recruiting process

Do these 5 things to give yourself the best chance to play college basketball.

First things first: if you don’t take care of these things, then forget about playing college basketball.

  • Maximize your GPA and Test Scores.
  • Constantly work to improve your game.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • Communicate with all college coaches.



Positionless youth basketball

The game of basketball has undergone a revolution of sorts over the last 10 years. We now see traditional roles and positions on the court going by the wayside in favor of more dynamic players who can slot into multiple different spots on the court. This has been coined “positionless basketball”.

The days of having a traditional “big man” or “point guard” or “small forward” have morphed into a more simple definition of “guards” and “forwards”, many of which are interchangeable. Hence the term “positionless”.

With positionless basketball now being played at the highest level of the game in the NCAA and NBA, why would we, in youth basketball, not want to teach our young players the same concepts?  

Having positionless basketball players creates a more interesting team that is harder to match up with because of the varying abilities of all players on the court.

It also can save the sanity of a youth coach because rather than having to label kids as the “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. a youth coach can simply teach the same overall concept and allow them to work out what they do best on their own.

But let’s dive deeper into this now and discuss 3 direct benefits of positionless youth basketball, and why this will be the main focus for PSB Club Teams in 2019.



PSB College Basketball Alumni

Pro Skills Basketball have been helping young athletes enhance and improve their skills and fundamentals in basketball. We have alumni in 16 out of 32 di conferences including Atlantic Coast Conference, Southern Conference, West Coast Conference, and Patriot League.

We have helped over 80 invaluable young athletes to go on to play college basketball since 2014. There are 41 players in Division I alone with Caleb Mills of Houston University as one of our alumni for 2019. For Division II, we have 19 alumni and Kenny Hairston of Limestone College is one of our alumni in 2015.

We also have 16 players that play Division III and David Raynolds from Bowdoin College is one of our alumni in 2016. We also have 5 players in JUCO and 1 player in NAIA.

Pro Skills Basketball does not only help produce outstanding basketball players but we provide our players the opportunity to recruited by college basketball programs.

We have helped save tuition costs in the amount of $8,302,280.00 since 2014 through college basketball scholarships.

Below is an infographic that represents the young athletes that we have helped get the exposure they need to get recruited to play college basketball. The infographic also shows exceptional players of various universities from Divisions I, II and III and their key accomplishments.

PSB College Basketball Recruits Infographic
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