Club Teams, High School Coaches, and Return on Investment

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

Dave Severns ‘Hurry Up’ Early Offense Series

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

Basketball From the Stands: Horns Side (WPI Engineers)

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)

Should Your Child Play AAU Basketball? In a Word, Yes

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