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Donald and Son defending discount

  By Donald Watts This post is all about giving parents the tools to be better sports parents! All parents want their kids to achieve their dreams. Then why does it feel like a battle for our kids to do what’s necessary…

4 Stops to Create Space & Get Your Shot Off

By Donald Watts There are 4 main stops in basketball that every player, who wants to get their shot off and limit turnovers (so everyone??), needs to master! The 4 stops: Jump stop Hockey stop Lunge stop Stride stop Jump…

4 Steps to Expand Your Role This Season

By Donald Watts Mid-season struggles are something that every player, at every level, goes through. Don’t be alarmed it’s normal- but be abnormal in how to attack those struggles! I’m in the gym three nights a week watching my son…

Slick Watts’ Top 5 Tryout Tips

             Tryouts are one of the most exciting and nerve wracking times of the year. Slick Watts knows better than most. He turned an open tryout in front of one of his childhood heroes, Bill Russell,…

3 Tips to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Youth Sports

Making the Most Out of the Youth-Sports Experience “Tournament-itis” is what we have dubbed the sickness that is taking over the normal functioning and happiness of kids and families involved in youth sports today. Symptoms include but are not limited…

Making the Most Out of the Youth-Sports Experience

“Tournament-itis” is what we have dubbed the sickness that is taking over the normal functioning and happiness of kids and families involved in youth sports today. Symptoms include but are not limited to; a lack of consistent effort, loss of…

15 Seconds Can Change Your Life

Kaden Perry with the best 15 seconds of the summer basketball circuit In the clip above, you will see this player show his greatness, by getting two blocks and a dunk in 15 seconds. But the distinction is in the…

How To Balance Hours of Training vs Competition?

TRAINING VS. COMPETITION As parents, we can help organize our child’s daily schedule and enable them to be the best they can be. In sports, there must be a balance between training and competing for an athlete to become a…

Power Performer Of The Week: Cici West is The Definition Of Determination

Watts Alumni, Cici West has just completed an incredible senior season. The 5’10” forward/guard was a standout at Holy Names Academy before going on to have a stellar college career at Portland State University as an undergrad and Seattle Pacific…

Creating the Best Sports Experience

Parents Control The Experience:  6 Tips to Creating the Best Sports Experience for Your Child The world of youth sports can seem like a jungle and be extremely difficult to navigate. There are parents, coaches, and players with competing interest,…