Skills

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…

What Every Kid Needs To Do To Become A Better Scorer

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinBy Donald Watts Any basketball coach knows that scoring is different for every player. The best scorers have different signature styles that depend on their body type, personality, and approach to the game. Kareem had the sky hook. Kobe is…

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,…

The Most Effective Training Process

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAnyone 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?

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinWith 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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin“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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emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinArt 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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emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinTip #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

emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinTip #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;…