People involved in youth basketball games are forgetting their role

There are 4 roles in youth basketball: Players, Coaches, Referees, and Parents/Spectators. …and there is a problem. We are forgetting our roles.

  • Parents yell at refs. Parents are coaching from sidelines.
  • Coaches complain and yell at the refs.
  • Players are arguing with the refs.

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Ready to call a college coach?

If the thought of calling a college coach freaks you out. Here is a full article from the NCSA, but we’ve condensed the key tips below. At some point you will need to call a college coach… you may as well be prepared. Fortunately, they all aren’t as intimidating as the guy pictured here!

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PGC Basketball Camps

If you’ve not yet had the chance for your kids to attend a PGC camp, check them out. PGC takes the study and discipline of basketball to another level.

Playmaker College 1 is just one of the opportunities.

PGC says “You have options when it comes to choosing a camp that’s right for you. Some are better than others, but how do you know for sure you’re picking the right one? It’s tough, so we want to help make your choice easier—and risk-free, and it’s why we’ve gone to extreme measures to protect you and your time. If you’re not satisfied with the basketball education you receive, we’ll give you DOUBLEyour money back. No other camp comes close to providing a guarantee like this.” 

Transformational Coaching or just coaching

We’ve known Coach David Dickson for many years and he recently mentioned the book InSideOut Coaching & the idea of transformational coaching. Youth basketball is struggling in many ways & at times we lose sight of “the why” of sports. So we asked Coach Dickson:

When in your career did you discover transformational coaching?
And why do you think it resonated with you?

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8,000,000 to 480,000 – the reality

There are 8,000,000 high school athletes … and only 480,000 will end up playing in the NCAA. So enjoy your high school experience! Don’t be tempted to only focus on “getting to college.”

The right perspective for sport.

Thanks Patrick Mahomes for having the correct perspective on life, faith, and sports.

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Create a Tailwind on your Team – Gratefulness

We all tend to think we are experiencing a tougher road in life than others. Whether it is a sibling that seems to have had an easier upbringing, other coaches that always get the calls or another kid that is getting all the game time. We all feel like we are running into a headwind and the deck is stacked against our success sometimes. As coaches and parents it is critical for us not to feed this resentment within our aspiring athletes.

Good coaches find ways to encourage gratitude within the team.

Gratitude is good for us and research has shown that those people that notice the tailwind in their life are more satisfied, sleep better and see the doctor less. Maybe thanking mom after the big game isn’t a cliche but an important step that recognizes the gift that even playing the game is, no matter the role.

So rather than seeing the obstacles and complaining about the referees, the other team, or a lack of playing time encourage your athlete to notice the tailwind in their life. It might just add to their enjoyment of the process and the success of your team.

Nine uncommon recruiting mistakes

High school students communicating with college coaches with hopes of being recruited can easily make simple mistakes … and usually without even noticing. It is a great character development moment for students.

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