The Basketball Trainer vs. The Basketball Teacher

[SamRines.com] Social media and youtube has made it easy for anyone to become a basketball trainer. Trainers are no longer masters of their craft, they ...
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Where Is The Teaching In Grassroots Basketball?

[SamRines.com] Placing an emphasis on winning has halted individual player development. Win. Win. Win. Where is the teaching? Not the coaching, the teaching. Not the ...
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Prep School: What Is It? Is It Replacing High School Basketball?

Prep schools are highly competitive, highly successful at placing their athletes in college, and transforming high school basketball as we know it. It is no secret ...
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Basketball is being Suburbanized

The college basketball dream is dying. The majority of basketball scholarships are no longer going to poor kids in the inner cities, they are going to middle-class ...
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Recruiting: Why College Bound Players Need Highlight Tapes

If basketball is a game of entertainment, then highlights are the most outstanding parts of a game and/or event. That being the case, the main purpose of a basketball ...
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The Exposure Gap: Why AAU Is Changing And How To Adjust

Exposure inequality. In 1888, AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) was founded to create common standards and uniformity within amateur sports. In 2016, AAU basketball is anything but ...
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How To Get Camp Exposure

Exposure. The basketball world is changing. Players are fleeing public high schools to play on the prep circuit, AAU is being conducted by sneaker companies, and camps have ...
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Kobe Bryant’s AAU Coach Tells All

Background: Before he was drafted 14th overall by the Golden State Warriors, Joe Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s father, went to LaSalle University from 1973-1975. During his career, ...
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Basketball Exposure: How To Get Exposure For Your Child

Exposure is about two things; 1) decisions and 2) timing. And for better or worse, exposure is an ensuing result from the decisions the parents have ...
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Chasing the Division I Dream: A Note to Seniors

November 11, 2015 was the early signing day for college basketball. This is the day where teams such as Duke and Kentucky fill out their roster ...
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