Skills

The Most Effective Training Process

Anyone who has done any type of training, whether it be for work, for fitness or for sports, know that training isn’t a “one and done” action. There is a lot of thought and effort that goes into training. The…

Are You Ready for High School Basketball Season?

With high school basketball starting TOMORROW, there are a lot of things that you are probably working out to excel in tryouts. Working on you skills, your footwork and everything else it takes to be successful on the court, building…

Fundamentals First or Fail

Kyrie Crossover Basketball

“It’s not the time you put in, it’s what you put into the time.” – Anonymous Nowadays it seems like all players want to shoot like Steph, dribble like I.T and finish like Kyrie. But rarely is the question asked,…

art of shooting

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Art Of Hoops When someone seeks to improve their game simply because they just love improving, that to me is what an artist is and what the Art of Hoops is about. When your priority is the day to day…

Tips 9-12

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Tip #9 Write Your Big Goals Down What I mean by this is not necessarily writing down goals associated with tryouts, but just your general big goals that  you want to accomplish this season. What this does is it sets…

Tryout Tips 5-8

Tip #5 Develop Your Basketball Legs What are basketball legs? When basketball season comes you’ll find out! The game of basketball requires: Sliding, low lateral movement; Sitting position; Lots of hops; Forward movement ; Side to side movement; Backward movement;…

Tryout Tips 1-4

Tip #1-How To Guarantee Your Spot A lot of players spend their preseason just working on arbitrary skill sets and then they go into try outs and find everyone is doing the same thing. What we suggest is developing your skills in…

Preview: You Control The Ball

What does Watts, gym-time basketball learning sound like? Why do his students leave each session so much better than they started? Donald knows basketball. Here’s a sample of his upcoming podcast series.

The Importance Of Goal Setting

Many athletes set a goal I want to make the high school team, play in college, or play professional but once they set their goals the wonder aimlessly through a bunch of different activities. Spending time here spending time there…

5 Tips: Shooting For Supreme Confidence

Over the years we’ve trained thousands of high school athletes and witnessed great off-season skill development only to see riggers of the high school schedule, time demands, and team focused practices, kill a players confidence.  Your confidence is your responsibility,…