Parents Corner

Sunday Sit-Down 4/7: How to balance hours of training vs competition?

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinTRAINING 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

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedinWatts 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…

Sunday Sit-Down: Creating the Best Sports Experience

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin 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…

Watts Power Performer: Jadyn Watts

emailFacebookTwitterLinkedin   Each week, Watts Basketball highlights the efforts of one of our young female or male trainees who have translated the skills and lessons they have learned from Watts and applied them on and off the court. This week…

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

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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…