Kids Should Play 3 on 3

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

Evaluate Your “AAU” Program

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

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

What is “Small Ball”?

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”?

The Games Within the Game

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