Recruiting Guidelines for NCAA Division II/NAIA Division I

September 18, 2012

Recruiting Guidelines for Men’s Division II/NAIA Division I Point Guard Size:  5’11″ + Skills: Very good ball handling skills Ability to hit perimeter jump shot Athletic with very good lateral quickness Ability to breakdown defenders off the dribble Leadership Shooting Guard Size – 6’1″ or greater Skills: Outstanding shooter Very good athlete – lateral quickness [...]

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Recruiting Standards for Division I Men’s Basketball

September 11, 2012

Recruiting Standards for Division I Men’s Basketball Size makes a difference at the Division I level.  Here is a list of player guidelines for Division I schools by position. Point Guard Size – 6’0 or greater Skills: Fantastic ballhandler Consistent perimeter shooter Ability to breakdown defenders off the dribble Very good athlete – lateral quickness Leadership [...]

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Five Recruiting Tips

September 10, 2012

Five Recruiting Tips Here are five recruiting tips for the parents of players’ who are looking to earn a scholarship to college for basketball. Recruiting process starts early – Players as young as 7th and 8th grade are being identified by college coaches.  Players should start preparing in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  You should ensure that your child is [...]

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Team Vipers to Host Tryouts!

September 5, 2012

Team Vipers to Host Tryouts! Team Vipers will be hosting tryouts for boys 4th thru 7th grade beginning this Saturday, September 8th.   The tryout information is as follows: Dates: Saturday, Sept. 8th 5:30-7:00PM Saturday, Sept. 22nd 1:00 -3:00PM Location:  Eola Community Center 555 Eola Rd Aurora, IL 60504 For more information call Coach Hughes at 630-605-6616 at [...]

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Illinois Raptors Hosting Tryouts!!!

September 5, 2012

        Illinois Raptors Hosting Tryouts The Illinois Raptors will be hosting tryouts this month.  The Raptors are home to 3 Nationally ranked Division II teams.   The organization is having its tryouts as follows: Boys 3rd & 4th Grade – Monday Sept. 10th & Monday Sept. 17th from 7 -8:30PM Boys 5th & [...]

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The Mills Athletic Council Form Basketball Academy

September 5, 2012

    The Mills Athletic Council (MAC)  Form Illinois Flight Basketball Academy The Mills Athletic Council has developed an academy program to develop players, and prepare them for Elite competition.  The program called “Illinois Flight” is designed to take players who have been competing in recreational leagues, and prepare them to compete at a highly competitive [...]

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Get 110% from Your Players

September 4, 2012

Get 110% from Your Players As a coach we all want our kids to give us 110% on the floor.  The reality is that many players do not.  In this article, I am going to discuss a motivational strategy that I learned by accident in coaching, but paid extremely high dividends.    As a coach many [...]

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Cost to Play Travel Basketball

September 4, 2012

Cost to Play Travel Basketball Are you considering travel basketball for your kids, and want to know how much it will cost? Unfortunately, I do not have definitive answer for you… because if will vary.  I can say this, it is typically less than some sports, such as baseball, which can cost in excess of $1,200 a year.  Most [...]

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Raising Money for Basketball Players’ Fees with Sponsors

September 3, 2012

Raising Money for Basketball Players’ Fees with Sponsors         Parents, having a single son/daughter who plays travel basketball can be very expensive.  Now imagine having multiple kids playing.  In this post, I will share a way to cover the cost.  Teams sometimes offer fundraising events to help offset the cost for the [...]

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Should Grade School and Junior High Players be Ranked?

August 31, 2012

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