We are offering 4 great options for the young athletes this summer. I am so blessed to continue to be able to work with O'Neal and the great facilities they have. The clinics are geared to reach as many kids as possible, boys, girls, beginners, advanced, etc...
We had a blast! Thanks for all that participated in the 3v3 league.
The 3v3 League has been a blast! It is fun teaching kids HOW to play. There is only 1 ball on the floor at once which means there will be 9 guys without the ball. We must learn and teach how you move when teammates have the ball in their hands.
The 1st Holiday Hoops Clinic was a success. We left each day with smiles and they learned a good bit. We spent about 90 minutes each day in the classroom and about 4.5 in the gym. The young athletes improved. Our challenge was to get better by 1% each session and I believe majority did that. So 4% in 2 days is pretty good. A lot depends on what they do when they go back to work by themselves. I know I had a blast with them! Thanks Coach Piper, Quan, Tozzi, Toyin, and Coach Brase!
I have had a blast with the Youth Skills Sessions! We have averaged about 14 kids from ages 7-11 years old. We have done a ton of footwork, ball handling, and shooting. It is vital to build a strong foundation and never go away from the simplest things of the game. You watch the best in the world and they work on the simple / "boring" things that make them great!
I have had a blast working with these athletes. I know they have come a long way with their development. Skill Development is so important!! Young athletes want to play and play some more, but you need to put in the work the be a player! I hope they have enjoyed as much as I have!!!
Here's the session #3 from the Early Bus Series. I thought I already put it on the website. I have had a blast coaching / teaching these athletes. It is amazing the energy you get from eager (not just willing) athletes! Thanks Jake, Keayna, Joshua, Dylan, Walker, Kelbie, Ellie, Bryson, Caelan, Gianna, Kelly, & Bradie!!
"stolen from many..."
I will post thoughts, confidence builders, and other stuff to have an open "notebook" for basketball junkies to read... I hope you enjoy!