Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup

Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup

Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court. Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest to make a layup, a free throw, a […]

Layups and Life Lessons: 7 Messages for Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball

The new shoes are laced up. The old bicycle pump remedies the under-inflated ball after a long search for the needle. The sound of dribbling is heard with rhythmic regularity. It can only mean one thing. Basketball season has begun. Basketball is the most popular youth sport At YMCA’s, school gyms and community rec centers […]

11 Youth Basketball Coaching Tips

11 Youth Basketball Coaching Tips

At any practice for a youth basketball team, you’ll likely see coaches working on many of the sames things:  team defense, shooting form, offensive plays, the triple threat position and more. Many basketball fundamentals are covered in some fashion by nearly all coaches. How coaches teach those fundamentals, and reinforce them, go a long way […]

The Don Meyer Interview Revisited

Don Meyer Interview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Legendary college basketball coach Don Meyer lost his battle to cancer today at the age of 69 years old. Having coached at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Meyer is near the top of the list for college career […]

MVP Kevin Durant pays tribute to his mother

Kevin Durant's MVP acceptance speech

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, it was fitting that Kevin Durant paid tribute to his mother, Wanda Pratt, after he won the National Basketball Association’s MVP trophy.  In an emotionally charged speech, Durant thanked his teammates, the Thunder organization, Oklahoma City and family members. When he took time to thank his mother, his heartfelt […]