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

TRAINING 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…

The Watts Team Kicks Off Racing Season At Evergreen Motor Speedway

      On Saturday, Slick, Donald and the rest of the Watts Basketball crew spent a fun-filled evening at the season opener at Evergreen Speedway. The event got off to a hilarious start as the entire crew was invited…

Power Performer Of The Week: Cici West is The Definition Of Determination

Watts 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

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 interest,…

Power Performer Of The Week: Sidney Rielly Is Going Dancing

     Four years ago, Sidney Rielly was told she would never be an impactful scorer at the division 1 level.  Rielly didn’t listen. She intensified her training with Watts Basketball and transferred from Saint Mary’s to a rebuilding Portland…

THE WOMEN OF MARCH: THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN THE 2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT

     The Women’s edition of March Madness kicks off today. This year, the state of Washington is well represented in this elite company. There are a total of 29 players competing, including Watts trainee Sidney Rielly. These 29 represent…

Men Of March: The State Of Washington In The 2019 NCAA Tournament

       As a member of a Sweet 16 team, I know first hand making it to the division 1 level is rare and earning the right to compete in the NCAA tournament is even rarer. It takes years…

Watts Power Performer: Jadyn Watts

  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 we…

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

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“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 receiving….

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

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 devastating…