Kids should play 3 on 3 basketball simply because there are fewer players on the court. Your next statement might accuse me of being Captain Obvious in the Hotels.com commercial. Of course, there are fewer players, but that doesn’t tell me WHY kids should play 3 on 3 instead of 5 on 5. After all,… Continue reading Kids Should Play 3 on 3
What is important to you? Whether I was recruiting athletes, coaching them, or now training them, this is the one question that so often goes unanswered. It’s so scary for me when this happens. Let’s be clear. While basketball seems to be at the center of everything for us, it really isn’t at all. It’s… Continue reading What is Important to You?
Parents and Players,Please evaluate your “AAU” program. You are spending considerable money paying for practices, tournaments, uniforms, shoes, book bags, hotel rooms, food, warm-ups, and other frivolous items. You’re spending considerable time running to practices, tournaments, fundraisers and who knows what else. All because everyone has told you that you have to play AAU. Let… Continue reading Evaluate Your “AAU” Program
We love winners because winners make us better. We’ve said many times, we don’t care who we work with. We don’t care if you’re young or old. We don’t care if you’re good or not. All of that is still true. But the more we learn, and the more people we’re around, there is one… Continue reading We Love Winners
From what I can tell there are 3 types of people in this world. Crazy, normal, and lazy. Crazy is better than lazy. Normal is ok I guess, but it’s just boring. For the last 6 months, we knew a lot of our clients looked at us like we were crazy. For weeks, we were… Continue reading Crazy is Better Than Lazy
What is “small ball”? The game of basketball looks a lot different now than it did 10 years ago. It used to be that if you were 6’9” you played in the post. Then Magic came along and changed that. Then 7 footers were post players and then Dirk changed that. Then KD took… Continue reading What is “Small Ball”?
How often do you look in the mirror? When you do, what do you see? Do you see the real you? Do you put yourself down? Or do you think too much of yourself? The great thing about the mirror is that it shows who we are right now or at least it shows us… Continue reading Look In the Mirror
When I hear players say that they want to play NCAA Division 1, I have one question. “Why?” Here are some of the answers I get. 1. I want to play at the highest level.2. I want to play against the best players.3. I want to go to school for free.4. I want to be… Continue reading Playing NCAA Division 1
There are a lot of games within the game of basketball. Can we please stop acting like it’s all the same? Yes the objectives of the game are the same. For the most part, the rules of the game are similar. However, there are differences in every team, even the ones at the same level.… Continue reading The Games Within the Game
When the scoreboard says 91-9 or something similar, I feel sorry for the winners, not the losers.