5 TIPS FOR A BETTER OFF-SEASON APPROACH

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Off-season in basketball is a period of downtime for basketball players. Some players use this time to rest from a very rigorous season, while some use this time to recover from an injury sustained during a game. Most players, however, use this time to improve their basketball fundamentals and skills.

 

Off-season is the best time to get ahead of the game. Some players dedicate themselves to comprehensive training in order to be ready for the upcoming season and improve their skills.

 

There are several ways a player can train and showcase an improvement in their skills and techniques when preparing for the next season.

 

Your off-season basketball workout may include training in terms of speed, agility, strength, focus and accuracy. These things are outside of what you may need from a basketball fundamentals standpoint, but are still very important to improving your game.

 

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CONNECTING WITH THE YOUNG ATHLETE

 

6 Tips to Motivate & Connect with Young Players

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For all the youth coaches out there, I have a question for you:

What is the first thing you did when you found out you would be coaching a youth basketball team?

If I had to venture a guess, I would say a lot of you thought about a few things:

What offense am I going to run?

What are some drills for practice?

How big is my team going to be?

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DOS & DON’TS WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGE FOR BASKETBALL

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As summer comes to a close, the time for high school basketball players to think more seriously about where they want to go to college is fast approaching.

Maybe some new schools have reached out to you about playing for them. Maybe you’ve learned that you will play DII or DIII instead of DI. Or maybe all you know is that you want to play college basketball. 

Every year, we see PSB players and their parents dive into the process of making a college choice. It’s not easy and not a decision that should be taken lightly. After all, this will hopefully be the next four years of your life as well as your network of friends, alumni and professionals.

Below is our list of Dos and Don’ts when deciding on where to play college basketball.

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY KIDS SHOULD WEAR A MOUTH GUARD

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What is a Mouthguard?

A Mouthguard is a dental appliance that acts like a cushion made of high-grade dental plastic material that protects the teeth, mouth and jaw. A protective mouthguard should be comfortable, resilient, tear-resistant, durable and easy to clean.  

It should not restrict speech or breathing and should fit properly.  In basketball, communication plays an important role to effectively exhibit teamwork and win games.  

Players communicate when they need to pass the ball, assist a co-player, yell when he or she is open, or thank a team mate for a good play.  Hence, a mouthguard should be a perfect fit for it not to be a hindrance for good team play and communication.

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5 QUESTIONS WITH NBA GUARD MALIK MONK

In June, we hosted the first session of the Malik Monk Basketball Camp in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second session will take place August 6-9 in Huntersville, NC and there is still room to sign up!

The Malik Monk Basketball Camp is a week-long summer camp powered by us, Pro Skills Basketball, a Jr. NBA Flagship Organization.

This camp is a special way for Malik to give back to the game while providing a fun opportunity for young boys and girls ages 6-17 to learn the game.

The camp includes appearances by Malik, a personal picture, and autograph for each camper as well as a ton of fun drills, competitions, and games.

During the first day of camp, all of the different age groups took part in the “Meet & Greet and Q&A” station where the campers all got to personally meet Malik as well as ask him any questions they wanted.

The video above highlights some of the questions and answers, and they’re also transcribed below!

Here are 5 questions that we had the opportunity to ask Malik Monk.

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