4 Takeaways from the Digital Summit for Youth Basketball

 

This past week Pro Skills Basketball had the opportunity to attend the Digital Summit in Charlotte, NC. This is a digital marketing conference that travels across the nation giving insight into the current state of digital marketing and offers content to help businesses grow through the digital age. Here are our 4 Takeaways from the Digital Summit for Youth Basketball!

#1 Use Social Media to Engage with your Audience

Often we see businesses use social media simply as a platform to sell their products in an attempt to make more money and be a better business. We see that businesses are too focused on the “media” aspect and forget about the

“social” aspects. After all, it is called “social” media.

Social media was created in an attempt to allow us as a community to have a voice and share it with others. It is a platform to build a community and give a voice to the voiceless.

At PSB our parents and players push our organization forward with their feedback. As one of the nation’s leaders in youth basketball development, we understand that our players and parents have a voice. We know that without them we have no organization.

Learning how to engage with your audience through social media and create conversations with them will give you direct insight into what your customer wants from you as a business. There is no more valuable data that directly hearing from one of your customers how they feel about your organization and what you can fix to create a better experience for them.

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PSB Podcast “Overseas Basketball Stories” – De’Mon Brooks

 

In this episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Brendan Winters sits down with former Davidson College Wildcat stand out, and current overseas professional basketball player, De’Mon Brooks. Brendan and De’Mon discuss DeMon’s career and all of the ups and downs that come with playing overseas basketball.

Brooks had an incredible run in his time at Davidson College (2010-11 through 2014-15) that included a conference championship and a tournament MVP. He was also named a freshman All-American and Southern Conference Player of the Year.

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PSB Podcast “‘The Threat of Youth Basketball’”? – Alan Tyson

In this episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Logan Kosmalski talks with President of Architech Sports and Physical Therapy, Alan Tyson. Listen as Logan and Alan discuss the recent article written by ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes titled ‘These kids are ticking time bombs: The threat of youth basketball”.

In his ESPN article, Holmes writes, “What we’re seeing is rash of injuries among young players”.

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PSB Podcast DIII Championship Run – Landry Kosmalski

Swarthmore College head coach Landry Kosmalski

On the latest PSB Podcast, co-founder Logan Kosmalski talked with Swarthmore College head coach Landry Kosmalski. Swarthmore, fresh off of a run to the NCAA DIII national championship game, has experienced a dramatic rise in the success of their program over the last 7 years.

Coach Kosmalski talks about the struggles of taking over a program that had not experienced much success in the previous decades. Handling failure and frustration, establishing a new culture and recruiting to one of the highest academic schools in the country are all covered in this episode.

Check out more about Coach Kosmalski and his team at www.swarthmoreathletics.com.

PSB Podcast Self Awareness & Performance – Alan Stein

PSB Co-founder Logan Kosmalski talks with current corporate performance coach and author of “Raise Your Game”, Alan Stein. Alan discusses his path from college basketball player to world-renowned skills trainer to corporate performance coach to, finally, published author.

alan stein raise your game

In “Raise Your Game”, Alan wrote, “Here’s a foundational argument for the rest of this book, the single most important thing a person needs for success is self-awareness.” In this podcast, Logan and Alan dive into the role of self-awareness in performances of all kinds.

Alan shares his thoughts on why basketball players, and people in general, should practice recognizing and acknowledging their strengths, weaknesses, emotions and motivations and how this process of self-inquiry and self-analysis can lead to improved performance.