5 Ways Parents Can Set the Tone for a Positive Basketball Experience

Note: This article was originally posted on January 19th, 2017.

Mike Klinzing (Small).jpgMike Klinzing is Founder and Executive Director of Head Start Basketball (Cleveland, OH). Offering youth basketball camps and skills training for over 20 years, Head Start Basketball uses the game to improve character, develop leadership, and promote sportsmanship.

Parents play arguably the most important role in the development of a young athlete. It is the parents – not coaches or teammates – who spend the most time with a child. And by extension, it is the parents who have the most influence on the child. Make the most of it!

Continue reading “5 Ways Parents Can Set the Tone for a Positive Basketball Experience”

Drill: Attacking Off of the Catch

Note: This article was originally posted on January 17th, 2017.

Curry, LeBron, Durant, and Wade, all have a couple things in common. First: they are all recognizable by only one name, and second: they are all elite scorers. But what has made them so effective? Part of it has to do with their ability to attack quickly off of the catch.

Continue reading “Drill: Attacking Off of the Catch”

Game: Dribble Score Race

This game is very competitive and will keep the players on their toes while having lots of fun.  Dribble Score Race will have players competing head-to-head in a race to score a lay-up from half-court. This game will get the players excited and eager to play. Continue reading “Game: Dribble Score Race”

Is HIIT Dangerous for Young Athletes?

High intensity exercises with short rest periods in between… doesn’t sound too safe, does it? Well surprisingly, there are a lot of benefits when performing high intensity interval training, and HIIT is becoming more and more popular!

Continue reading “Is HIIT Dangerous for Young Athletes?”