Improve Youth Basketball

Attention Youth Basketball Parents and Coaches, It isn’t about you or me.  It’s about the kids. If we want to improve youth basketball, that’s the first problem that we have to solve.  The best thing I can do about that is live what I’m saying with every person we work with.  We see too many […]

The Lack of Fundamental Development

The lack of fundamental development in youth basketball is alarming. Over the last few months, I’ve watched more bad basketball than I ever care to watch. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t care that players are either good or bad. That is irrelevant. What bothers me is the lack of teaching, development, and accountability that […]

Are You Ever Really Ready?

Are you ever really ready? Before you have a child, did you know what it was going to be like to be a parent? Before you got married, did you know what it was going to be like to be married? Before you were the boss, did you know what it was like to have […]

Reasons Kids Should Play Recreational Basketball

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Working with kids of all ages has been an interesting learning experience when it comes to their growth and development with the game of basketball.  I’m still trying to figure out why kids should play recreational basketball. Can anyone give me any reasons why? I can give you a bunch of reasons why they shouldn’t. […]

Can Someone Help Me Understand?

Can someone help me understand? For most of my life, I have been pretty much secluded from the mainstream. Growing up in a secluded rural town before the internet, I didn’t really know much about the world. Then for the next half of my life being in environments that very few people get to experience, […]

Consistency is the Key to Success

Tiera Thompson

Consistency is the key to success in anything, not just basketball.  But we love basketball so that’s what we like to talk about. 

Let Them Fail

Why don’t we let them fail?  Why do we pretend that our kids aren’t human?  Why do we try to protect them from the struggle? The truth is we all fail, we all struggle, and we are all human. Pretending like we are anything else makes the fall even harder when it inevitably happens. If […]

Basketball Near Me

When I go to Google and I search Basketball Near Me, I shake my head. When I think about all of the wasted time and money spent with these “organizations”, it makes me question whether what we’re doing is beneficial. When I think about what we do and how we do things, I know that […]

The Narrative about AAU

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So the narrative about AAU is very prevalent. The idea is that you have to play “AAU” or travel basketball to get recruited. We’ll look at that as well as the idea that playing in high school is a waste of time. If you don’t care about getting recruited, stop reading.  This doesn’t apply to you. […]

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