Tag Archives: Youth Basketball

Best part of youth basketball comes when a team is all grown up
September 23, 2019

Youth basketball is not broken.  It’s alive, well and thriving. Team USA finished seventh in the World Cup earlier this month, and coaches and fans point to youth basketball as one of the primary reasons for that failure.  Oh sure, the point of kids playing basketball is to win championships. Tens of thousands of boys […]

Focusing entirely on basketball has costs, but is necessary – and the rewards are great
July 16, 2019

ESPN.com posted an interesting two-part series last week focusing on the harm caused by young athletes focusing entirely on basketball.  It was well-researched, interesting, and probably scared the hell out of a lot of parents whose kids dream of playing college basketball and maybe even the NBA. One thing it failed to mention is that […]

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 […]