Tag Archives: Youth basketball parents

Top seven most needed changes to youth summer basketball
April 25, 2016

This level of bedlam has no place at youth basketball events. I spent a lot of time in gyms over the weekend watching high school aged young men playing basketball in Indianapolis.  Many of theist players in the country were here, so why not drive a few miles to see them for myself? My son […]

Youth Basketball Needs More Programs Like the Pacers George Hill’s G3
March 31, 2013

by Kent Sterling The Indianapolis Star’s Mike Wells posted a very nice piece today about the youth basketball program the Indiana Pacers guard and Indianapolis native George Hill funds and runs. According to Wells, Hill does it right.  The players have to make grades to play, and the fundamentals are stressed. The shame of the […]

Sports Parenting – Just Chill Out About the “Next Level”
March 12, 2013

by Kent Sterling Twitter is a wonderful tool for communication.  It’s immediate, capable of sending a tightly crafted message to millions, and can be as dangerous as it is helpful.  Tonight, I saw this – “Parents take control of the recruiting process as early as 5th grade. Visit a college campus on ur own, plant […]

Youth Basketball Parent Confessions
February 14, 2011

by Kent Sterling My son’s collegiate athletic career is roughly a month away from it’s end.  Senior Day is this weekend at Loyola-Chicago, and that means it’s almost over.  This is as good a time as any to come clean about all kinds of truths regarding youth sports parenthood. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of […]