Parents Corner

Feedback Factor: How The Feedback Our Kid’s Receive Shapes Their Destiny

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin “It’s not the feedback you receive, it’s your response, that determines your destiny.”- Coach Watts As a parent I believe the most critical aspect of raising healthy, happy and successful children is being mindful about the feedback they are…

7 Tips To Help You Choose the Right Program or Team in 2019

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin With the high school basketball season coming to an end, many families are now preparing to make the decision of what AAU program to compete for.  I have seen players have great AAU experiences and I have witnessed the…

How To Develop A Growth Mindset: 3 Keys And Questions To Help Your Kids Succeed In Sports And Life

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinAs parents, we can all relate to the challenges of wanting to see our kids succeed while also holding ourselves back in order to let them learn though their mistakes. None of us enjoy watching our children struggle, but it…

Donald Watts Seeks to Improve Youth Sports

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin A recent Washington Post story raises the alarm about the decline of youth sports. The story highlights a study from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and Aspen Institute that says increasing costs, sport specialization, and improperly trained coaches…

On Her Own Terms: Sidney Rielly Is Leaving A Legacy At Portland State

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin        Four years ago Sidney Rielly was at a crossroads. She was completing her freshman year at Santa Clara, a school where she had fallen in love with both the academics and campus lifestyle. The only thing…

Slick Watts’ Top 5 Tryout Tips

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin              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…

5 Tips To Turn Setbacks Into Successes

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And…

Four Life Skills Kids Learn at Watts Basketball Camps

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinBy Donald Watts Basketball has made me the man — the father, son, boss, teammate, and friend — that I am today. More than that, I’ve seen the positive impact that basketball can have on young people of all backgrounds,…

7 Important Things To Consider Before Your Next AAU Season

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin With the high school basketball season coming to an end, many families are now preparing to make the decision of what AAU program to compete for. It can often be really challenging for parents and players to find a…

Spring Break Camp 2018

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin  TESTIMONIALS “Donald Watts has always been committed to working with young athletes in his community. He is smart, thoughtful, and he utilizes the game of basketball to teach athletes to be not only better players, but better people. I…