Basketball Players Defend Cheerleader from Bully Behavior

Basketball Players stop bullies

It’s good to know that the basketball team’s got your back. The Lincoln middle school basketball team from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was in a middle of a game when a disturbance broke out. It seems that some fans in the stands saw fit to poke fun at a cheerleader for the Lincoln squad. One cheerleader was […]

Special Needs Hoopster Gets Her Shot

Special Needs Hoopster scores

Madison, Minnesota’s Sainora Dokoche practices shooting the basketball religiously. As a high school freshman with Down syndrome, she practices at the school gym during lunch time. Special Needs Hoopster Gets Her Shot The high school girls basketball coach Ryan Giles took notice and asked the 4’10” freshman to join the team. In her first varsity […]

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 […]