February 8, 2018

I recently binge watched Netflix's new docu-series Coach Snoop. My first impressions? Amazing show. Extremely entertaining. Very well executed. I laughed. I cried (a lot). At times I wanted to jump up and chest bump the tv! Coach Snoop is a no holds barred look into youth football from every perspective. From the lovable players to the devoted coaches to parents trying to do their best, everyone gets to tell their side of the story.

Coach Snoop explains that the goal of th...

January 27, 2018

When I was in elementary school, life was very different. Photos were captured on a roll of Kodak film and had to be professionally developed to be viewed.  Videos were recorded with a video camera and that footage was confined to a tape, that could only be viewed on VCR. Content used to have a limited scope. 

Things have changed. We now live in a world of instant access and infinte sharing.

According to a recent poll, 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than 10 times a day,...

November 16, 2017

Being a mother of 2 boys who play both school and AAU basketball, I have to say that I absolutely love every moment and experience of AAU basketball. AAU basketball has a certain intensity and exciting environment that stays with you forever. However, when my boys first started playing on the AAU level, my husband and I were certainly not aware or ready for what we were about to face (evil laugh).

Unfortunately, there aren’t any social groups or blogs to help you become better informed of what to...

November 13, 2017

I'm writing this because my son's team lost a game yesterday. And my kid, well...he cried. He violated the unspoken rule in basketball and he cried on the court. Blood, Sweat and Tears is real. I'll tell you what happened.

There were 1.6 seconds left in the 2nd half. The score was 17-18. They inbounded the ball to my son and he catches it, pivots around misses the shot that could've won the game.  The buzzer sounds and time seemed to slow down as the opposing team cheers in celebration. My child droppe...

November 10, 2017

Elite basketball camps are popping up everywhere. Totally not suprising, considering youth sports is currently a 15 billion dollar industry. What a time to be alive and ballin! Camps can be golden opportinities for your child to develop, gain exposure and compete against awesome, non-local competition. They can also be uhhh...just aiiight. Every camp scenario is different, so here are some questions to ask the camp director to help you make an informed decision. 

1. Will there be trained medi...

November 7, 2017

1. Find opportunities to praise mental triumphs as well as physical feats. "You looked disappointed when you missed the layup. It was an easy shot. But I love how you picked yourself back up and got back tough on defense! Way to keep your head in the game!"

2. Set goals together. Give rewards when the goal is accomplished. Simple, I know. But it's great practice for children start writing goals down. 

3. After the game, ask your child to self-audit and identify areas of improvem...

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