Early specialization has been a problem for youth sports, but the Centers of Excellence program at Shattuck-St. Mary's School offers a different approach for specialized high school athletes.
The current culture of youth sports is one that aims to funnel athletes at an early age to the biggest and best club programs with the ultimate goal of both the athlete and the parent being a college scholarship, or at least a spot on a roster. These families spend gobs of money for personal … Continue reading Club Teams, High School Coaches, and Return on Investment
As a Liverpool supporter, it's hard for me to acknowledge the greatness of Sir Alex Ferguson. However, it is impossible to refute that the man knows a thing or two about management and these lessons on leadership are worth taking a deeper look at.
Eventually, we all need to come around on Lebron James. Today is my day.
As is so often the case in basketball, coaches are always borrowing things from other coaches and implementing them with their own teams. While checking out The Xs & Os of Basketball message boards, I came across a thread looking for information NBA assistant coach Dave Severns "Pistol" offense - a name which I associate with … Continue reading Dave Severns ‘Hurry Up’ Early Offense Series
The following play was run by the WPI Engineers in a 59-50 win over Westfield State University on November 14, 2015. Horns Side The play begins like most HORNS plays with two players at the elbow, however unlike most plays the two other players begin on the weak side of the floor. The player for … Continue reading Basketball From the Stands: Horns Side (WPI Engineers)
As a bit of a basketball nerd I like to digest every bit of basketball writing and philosophy I can during my idle time. The other morning, I received an email from Breakthrough Basketball with links to some reading and one headline jumped right out and grabbed me because it had to do with youth basketball … Continue reading Should Your Child Play AAU Basketball? In a Word, Yes
There is a video of Herm Edwards of ESPN making its rounds on Facebook today, and I felt compelled to address the comments.