Parents Corner

Donald Watts Seeks to Improve Youth Sports

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin        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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin              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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin“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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinBy 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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin  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…

Upcoming School’s Out Clinics!

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin    Do you want your child to hoop in an environment that’s both fun and impactful? At Watts, the focus of our camps is supreme enjoyment, growth, and confidence. All upcoming camps & clinics are now available for registration!…

4 Steps to Creating Lifelong Learners

dribbling skills

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI think you’ll agree that youth sports is becoming more and more competitive with a heavy focus on winning and losing. The problem is that we lose track of our true objective: ensuring that kids have a positive experience in order…

Holiday Hoop Camp 2017!

Holiday Hoop Camp

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin     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…