The Playmakers

Your time is valuable.  Parents are busy, and their schedules are tight, especially during basketball season.  You can rest assured that we will be very organized.  You'll be provided with details far in advance so you can plan your life outside of your student-athlete playing basketball.
We have several goals in mind each off=season, but the one behind all we do is simple.  We want your budding basketball start to return to their school and turn some heads.  The school coach needs to be saying, "What have YOU been doing, you look like a whole new player!"
We're in the improvement business.  When player's don't improve, we've failed, period.  Players progress in our off-season program.  Are you one of those parents that wondered, "What did I just pay for, because my child didn't get better!" That will not happen here!
  1. Coaching Philosophy
    We believe that great teams are built around solid team defensive principles. Players will not be coddled, however they will be bombarded with positive reinforcement. Constructive criticism that leads players to growth is important to us. We don’t criticize for the sake of doing so, instead, it is with a purpose. Teaching players how to handle mistakes or falling short is often overlooked, but not with us.
  2. Season Goals
    We have several season goals for our players, but there are five that are the pillars of our program. Next season preparedness. When they return to their school, we obsess over them making a positive splash. It is paramount that each player improves their overall fundamentals, and grow OFF the court. We intend to assist players that have collegiate aspirations, and we want parents to say… “Now THAT was worth it!”
  3. Scheduling
    Practices will be three times a week and tournament schedules will be provided. Often, tournaments are Saturday and Sunday, and occasionally a tournament may start on a Friday. We are transparent about scheduling. Parents and players will not be surprised with tournaments or practices. We are pro-parent when it comes to this. We respect your time very much.
  4. Player Evaluations
    Upon the conclusion of our off-season program, players will know what areas of their game they improved on as well as the areas that need more attention. These evaluations are tools to help them reach THEIR next level. When players know what they are good at, their confidence grows, and when they know what their areas of improvement are, they can use that knowledge to shake up the world next season.
  5. Skills & Athleticism Training
    When your favorite basketball player returns to their school team next season, we want their coach, the opponent’s coach, spectating parents, referees, and the person doing the books to not recognize them. That means that we have to GET BUSY this off-season. In addition to tournaments and practices, players will be expected to attend skills training as well as athleticism training.
  6. Playing Time
    This is a hot button topic, which is understandable. We want to be upfront in regards to our policy about playing time. It will not be equal. It will be fair, but it will not be equal. Production on the floor, work in practice, and everyday effort in a jersey will be the factors that affect playing time. Parents’ opinions addressed to coaches will not change playing time, however, parents’ pushing their child to earn time on the floor will.

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Don't get your young athlete exposed looking for exposure!  The buzz word when it comes to playing basketball in the summer is exposure.  There are many variables to what truly gets an athlete exposure, but this short video dives a little deeper into the subject.  We want every player that desires to play at the collegiate level to be given an opportunity to do so, but we also know that a young basketball player can get exposed looking for exposure.  Parents should definitely check this video out. 
Exposure VS. Being Exposed
Sometimes Players Hit The Stage Too Early
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Summer 2016
Lendon - Best Defensive Player
In his interview, he talks about how he caught a guy off guard with a nasty blocked shot, how his confidence improved significantly, and the way his court awareness has improved... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2016
Cameron - Best Offensive Player
In his interview, he talks about the game he put up 25, how he developed his left hand, and the way he handles having an off game... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2016
Josh - Most Valuable Player
In his interview, he talks about how he went from Best Defensive Player to MVP, his responsibilities as a leader on the floor, and his amazing half court shot... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2016
Lendon - Most Improved Player
In his interview, he talks about how his stronger confidence led to growth on both sides of the floor, why it's important to know you can always get better by listening to your coach, and how when you swim with sharks you turn into one... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2015
Josh - Best Defensive Player
In his interview, he talks about how playing good defense is effort more than skills, the way he enjoyed getting better throughout the season, and how the tough competition prepared him for his school team basketball season... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2015
Alex - Best Offensive Player
In his interview, he talks about turning into a go to player, the strongest part of his offensive game, and doesn't leave out how he put up 27 against tough competition... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2015
Alex - Most Valuable Player
In his interview, he talks about the importance of playing on both sides of the ball, how anyone can play against tough competition with enough effort, and how him blocking a shot made the crowd say "ooooohhhh"... Check out his post award interview!
Summer 2015
Zach - Most Improved Player
In his interview, he talks about how setting goals helped him improve, the way his confidence grew throughout the season, and how he had fun on the team van traveling to tournaments... Check out his post award interview!