Transformational Coaching or just coaching

Transformational Coaching or just coaching

We’ve known Coach David Dickson for many years and he recently mentioned the book InSideOut Coaching & the idea of transformational coaching. Youth basketball is struggling in many ways & at times we lose sight of “the why” of sports. So we asked Coach Dickson: When in your career did you discover transformational coaching? And why do […]

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What’s your body language on the court and on bench?

What’s your body language on the court and on bench?

We love this video clip … your overall attitude & body language DOES matter. TourneyLifeDoug DeVries has been working in youth basketball for over 25 years. He has a passion to see sports in balance in life, for kids to thrive in sports, and for parents to enjoy the entire process. https://www.tourney.life

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People involved in youth basketball games are forgetting their role

People involved in youth basketball games are forgetting their role

There are 4 roles in youth basketball: Players, Coaches, Referees, and Parents/Spectators. …and there is a problem. We are forgetting our roles. Parents yell at refs. Parents are coaching from sidelines. Coaches complain and yell at the refs. Players are arguing with the refs. What’s your role?  TourneyLifeDoug DeVries has been working in youth basketball […]

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The Balance in being Highly Competitive in Youth Basketball – the “I GET TO” attitude.

The Balance in being Highly Competitive in Youth Basketball – the “I GET TO” attitude.

We asked Aaron Dickson this question: We love his response. Aaron DicksonAaron Dickson is from a coach’s family and has been around sport his whole life. He played hoops in college on a full scholarship (where he met his wife also a full ride hooper) and has been training basketball players for the last 10 […]

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the AAU Debate – Horrible or Positive?

the AAU Debate – Horrible or Positive?

Is it “Horrible, terrible AAU basketball” or a “positive experience”? Thanks to an article from Marty Farmer, a positive look into AAU basketball. Turns out, it is all about your coaches! Here is his full article re-published with permission: AAU basketball is often a polarizing topic among coaches, parents and fans of youth basketball. Marty […]

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Girls Youth Basketball is Different

Girls Youth Basketball is Different

Just came across an interesting article from TheUndefeated.com which highlights the different paths for girls when it comes to college scholarships. What caught my attention was the additional number of college scholarships available to women. It represents great opportunities for women in basketball. Author Jesse Washington reminds that “We don’t see the 5-8 kid in eighth […]

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Major changes with AAU Basketball

Major changes with AAU Basketball

The AAU & its major tournaments have been under high scrutiny recently. The current FBI investigation into shoe company kickbacks to college coaches means big changes may be coming. Changes which will change the AAU landscape for a long time. Hopefully for the better. Jeff Goodman posted his thoughts on the CelticsBlog.com – check it […]

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