2016 TOP 5 NBA BASKETBALL HAIRSTYLES

SPOILER ALERT…you are not going to learn much from what’s written below, especially when it concerns basketball, youth basketball, basketball hairstyles, really anything having to do with anything. At best, you might be mildly entertained or give a slight chuckle. I decided to take a break from the normal seriousness of our blogs (see here, here and here) and do my best to give Pro Skills Basketball a bad name.

But, I just can’t resist. Watching these NBA playoffs, I’ve marveled at the variety of new and interesting hairstyles being sported by NBA players.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate diversity and actually like most of these basketball hair designs. If you were to google my name, you might find a picture of me sporting an 80’s soccer-mom hairdo from my long-haired days at Davidson. Hey, we all have pictures from the past that make us wish the internet didn’t exist.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here are my top 5 basketball hairstyles from the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

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PART I: HOW TO START A YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

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Mindset when trying to Build a Successful Youth Basketball Program

It seems that in recent years, youth basketball organizations have been popping up everywhere. As a matter of fact, youth basketball programs and youth sports in general has become an industry today where people are able to now make a living, which is great if you’re like us and are passionate about teaching young players.

Some people seem to take issue with youth sports as a business, but from our perspective, it’s awesome that many coaches are now able to make youth coaching their full time job while hopefully making a positive impact on young people in the process.

However, that doesn’t mean that starting a youth basketball program is all peaches and cream or cut out for everyone. It’s actually very difficult to build a youth basketball business up to the point where you can do it full time, and frankly some people aren’t cut out for the job and/or don’t have the experience or background to do it.

Just as any Joe Schmo off the street shouldn’t and can’t be a doctor, teacher, auto mechanic, or whatever, the same thing applies to a youth basketball.

After building Pro Skills Basketball over the course of the last 7 years, I’ve come up with 5 very simple questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about starting a youth basketball program.

We’re by no means perfect, but we do believe we are good at what we do, and we have “seen it all” over the last few years, so hopefully these questions can help you before jumping right in without carefully thinking about it.

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH: LAUREN RUGGIERO

Lauren is a 9th grader at Hickory Ridge HS and plays for our PSB Select 10th grade Showcase team.

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NEWS: 2016 SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS SCHEDULE RELEASED

 

Pro Skills Basketball is excited to announce our 2016 summer basketball camp schedule.  In addition to Charlotte, NC, Sacramento, CA and Denver, CO, PSB will be launching basketball camps in Greensboro, NC and Boston, MA this year.

Our summer basketball camps are dedicated to teaching basketball fundamentals to kids in a safe and enjoyable environment. Our summer camps include games, competitive basketball drills designed for kids of all skill levels.

With a staff of experienced coaches and players, these events provide a great opportunity for kids to learn from players who have had success both on and off the court. All camps are open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.

ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A FREE BASKETBALL AND T-SHIRT!


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Check out the schedule below to find a camp near you!

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TOP 5 THINGS COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACHES LOOK FOR IN RECRUITS

What College Coaches Look For in Recruits 2What do college basketball coaches look for in recruits?

The spring NCAA basketball “evaluation” periods are coming up the next two weekends in April and then again repeating for 3 weeks in a row in July.

During this time, college coaches are allowed, per the NCAA, to watch AAU basketball teams in person around the country in order to evaluate potential college prospects.

I thought it’d be a perfect time to write about what these college basketball coaches look for when evaluating a potential college basketball recruit. Parents and players (and even AAU coaches) often times have no idea what college scouts are looking for in their evaluations, so they end up focusing their energy and efforts on the wrong things.

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