Video Tips - Get on Coach's Radar

A personalized approach for getting on a coach's radar. How to use video in the right way at the right time. 4 Tips to connect with college coaches at levels below NCAA Division 1.

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The Summer Recruiting Process

Knowing what today's college coaches are up against on the recruiting trail, is important to know if you are trying to consider all the best approaches for your child to get their attention.

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College Coaches Won't See Your Child

So, here’s the reality. 90 percent of all players in travel ball won’t even get a look from college coaches...let alone a scholarship. Don't get me wrong. Travel ball is a foundational piece of our youth basketball system and provides so many opportunities for kids to play ball. I just want you to have realistic expectations when it comes to this topic.

Understanding WHY ... will start your journey for creating your own plan for your child ... 

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Unlocking Your Child's Potential

The right mindset must be built to really pursue and build your child's game with any hope of becoming a good player. I do not think I am going out on the limb when saying players must become obsessed to succeed.

It takes ...

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Parents Beware - Obstacles to Playing Better

The simplest things you say can be harmful to your child's development. Your child wants to do what you say but their minds cannot always translate that quickly into action.

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Making Team - What Coaches Look For

Ensure there is NO question in any coaches mind when it comes to choosing your child to make the team!

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Key to Player Development

The key to Player Development … Anticipate requirements for the next level of growth while staying rooted in the here and now.

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How Significant Are Coaches

Coaches must earn the trust of your players and parents. The relationship a coach has with parents is an important one. 

If I could give you one critical takeaway from this conversation, it would be… that the parent/coach relationship works both ways.

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Don't Miss Opportunities to Play College Ball

Most high school players dream about playing in college. The biggest mistake families make is having tunnel vision for just focusing on NCAA Division 1 as the only level of college ball they want to play.

Don't miss out on ALL the opportunities to play at the college level!

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Dream Can Become Reality for Your Child

I tell this story because the player was not born an athlete with size and speed. Yet he had the ability to play the game at a high level. This success story does not happen if his family sat on the sidelines just being spectators. His father knew how to play his basketball parenting role throughout his child's journey.

This story could just as easily be you and your child. Nothing is ever a sure shot in life. But the odds get better when the right things are done at the right time … step-by-step.

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Why I Wrote My Book

I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I wrote my book. The answer is simple. The Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball and Beyond is for you. As a parent of child who’s looking to play the game at the highest level, direction is everything. 

Special OFFER - FREE Download of Book and Other Content.

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Don't Let the GOTCHAS Get You ... Ignore Them

The catchphrases used throughout our youth basketball community are putting your child on the wrong path. I want you to start ignoring them. STOP getting hooked on phrases like ....

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New ERA of Basketball - Part 2

In the first video, we talked about the original intention for travel ball and how Nike and Adidas created a whole new way for grassroots basketball to support their business strategy.

I now want to talk with you about how the travel team concept altered the game forever. How this expanded version created a grassroots movement that .... 

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New ERA of Basketball - Part 1

The New ERA of Basketball. This video tells you how tournament basketball stormed into this country from all angles.

It was exciting – the idea of playing for a championship trophy on weekends. Four to five games a weekend! Traveling to play! Wearing the latest shoes and apparel.

BUT ... While young players were immediately attracted to all this hoopla, the meaning of how to play the game got lost in the process.

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Basketball Parenting Role

The youth sports community on a whole is telling parents to let go and stay uninvolved as it relates to their child’s participation in a sport. “Everyone” is talking about the behavior of parents and how they need to get out of the way because they are overinvolved.

Parental behavior is important and should be addressed, but I believe there is even a bigger issue of which parents need to be more mindful. Most anyone in youth basketball will tell you parents are too involved. I want you to STOP listening to that message, and I let me tell you why ...

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Expectations of Team Coach Not Realistic

An incredible amount of hard work and dedication goes into earning the title of coach. This presents a huge challenge in youth sports.

Many well-meaning volunteers give their time, but they just don’t have the knowledge – or the years of devotion to the craft – to be held to the same standards as high school, college or pro coaches ...

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College Ball - How To Increase the Odds

Can my son or daughter play basketball in college? You must choose the right level for your child. This has everything to do with a college coach’s interest in evaluating your child.  

Unrealistic thinking about the level your child can play is more of an obstacle to playing college ball than the ability to play. You CAN increase your child's chances!

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College Basketball Recruiting Myths

The game of basketball has changed dramatically through the years. And so has recruiting, but our youth basketball community is still following the old ways coaches located prospects.

The more you understand how and why; the better off your child will be when it comes to getting noticed by a college coach.

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ONE Skill Impacts Everything

The expression “ball handler” is often used to describe a player who is dribbling … but ball-handling includes many other facets of the game, like ...

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Teachable Moments Are Everywhere

“Who you are as a person is far more important than who you are as a basketball player.” 

- Coaching Legend John Wooden

Teachable moments are EVERYWHERE. 

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Find The Right College Basketball Program

You cannot sit back and expect college coaches to call you. Be proactive and reach out to them. 

First question to answer ... 

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Secret Ingredient is Missing - Find It HERE

One question I have gotten asked a lot over the years is, "Why are non-athletic international players able to compete on high levels compared to non-athletic American players? The common denominator is that they all ……..

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