A young player’s attitude is everything, including contagious to others. The right attitude is a sure way for players to achieve success in life both on and off the court. How can we help our players develop the right attitude, and what is considered good and bad attitude? Continue reading “One Word: Attitude”
For young athletes and parents of young athletes, it is important to understand the concept of specialization and how it applies to sport development. Specialization is when an athlete “limits participation to a single sport, which they train for and compete in on a year-round basis.”1 Let’s discuss how understanding specialization and related concepts can help young people develop not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
I can’t believe it’s almost been a week since the closing ceremonies of the 15U Boy’s and Girl’s National Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since I’ve been back I have had some time to reflect on the week and put into words everything I have learned.
9 provinces, 216 athletes, 55 coaches and support staff, and countless supporters have all gathered in Regina, Saskatchewan this week for the 2017 Boy’s and Girl’s National Championships. These numbers clearly demonstrate how basketball, and any other sport for that matter, has the power to form a community.
We coach because we are passionate about sports, and ultimately want to have a positive influence on the lives of our players. How do you ensure you are in fact having a positive impact on them? It’s easy, you need to connect with your young athletes! Continue reading “The Power of a Compliment”
Now that school is out, kids can practice dribbling at home – well only inside the house if you have permission from mom or dad! If not, the driveway will do just fine. Joseph Martinez takes us through some simple dribbling drills that are easy for parents to practice with their children.