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What Every Kid Needs To Do To Become A Better Scorer

By 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

By 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,…

Guide to Having the Best AAU Season

With the high school basketball season coming to an end, many families are faced with some off-season decisions, a lot of them including what AAU program their athlete is going to partake in. It can often be really challenging for…

Creating the Right Developmental Environment

We don’t just host camps, clinics and classes. We create the environment young athletes need to be in. We create an environment where kids are safe to take risks, where they are encouraged to try and to fail. This principle…

Making Strides with Watts Basketball

We love to see the success that comes to trainees that we have consistently worked with. It’s always nice to see the hard work and efforts pay off. That is exactly what has happened with Watts trainee, Sidney Rielly who…

Spring Break Camp 2018

  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!

    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!…

Coach Watts Opens Up About Past Struggles On King 5 New Day

For 22 years, Coach Watts has struggled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Although it has been talked about many times before between family and friends, he made an appearance on King 5 New Day Northwest to open up for the first…

Win or Lose, We Always Learn

As coaches and adults working with children, one of our most important roles is to create lifelong learners and framing how to deal with success and failures is critical. Even more critical than that is establishing a scoreboard for learning…

4 Steps to Creating Lifelong Learners

dribbling skills

I 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…