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  Slick Watts: Former Seattle Supersonic , Seattle Times Man of the Year, J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award Donald Watts: Former UW Husky, Gatorade State Player of the Year, University of Washington MVP, High School All America, Washington State “Mr. Basketball”…

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Art 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…

3 most important tips for youth coaches

Are you volunteering to coach a team this season and looking to make that a great experience for the parents,players and yourself? A lot of volunteer coaches have the best intention at heart, but when the season comes often things…

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Tip #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…

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Tip #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;…

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Tip #1-How To Guarantee Your Spot A lot of players spend their preseason just working on arbitrary skill sets and then they go into try outs and find everyone is doing the same thing. What we suggest is developing your skills in…

Why Camps Are Important

In today’s age where there is so much focus and emphasis on game play and exposure, it is important to have camps that set the foundation for skill development and enjoyment of the game. Personally, I feel like parents are…

A Message From Coach Watts To Our College Athletes

    The season is finally here, you’re a week into practice and you guys are on our minds! I am so excited and proud of all of you and look forward to watching you throughout the year. With that…

Parenting Champion Athletes

Being a parent we always want to be protective of our kids. We want them to be happy, to have playing time, to make the team; but sometimes the best thing that a parent can do for their child is…

Does Playing Multiple Sports Increase Success In Life?

Playing Multiple Sports In this era of sports people are told at an early age to focus on one sport if they want to be successful in that sport. Yet we have seen multi-sport people that have been successful like…