Fundamentals, SKILLS, TOUGHNESS, IQ, CHARACTER, SELF CONFIDENCE, BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Charles Tracey Basketball Academy
We are a full Basketball Training Facility. We offer Training, Teams, Leagues, Camps, and Speed & Agility Conditioning. We are the largest Basketball Training Facility in the state and have been for 10 years.
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We are a DEVELOPMENTAL BASKETBALL TRAINING FACILITY. If you are not already playing professionally, then you are developing your game. No matter how good or bad your game is-we can help.We currently have some 150+ players competing and training with us. Players come from as far as Mississippi and 5 surrounding parishes, from Beginners to College players. Professional coaches with no player favoritism. You come to us and we train you through a variety of methods no one or other organization can duplicate. Our focus is to train the player as an individual while playing on competitive teams.
YOUR CHILD WILL EARN THEIR SUCCESS, NOTHING WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM.
Ok Training today and Thursday is at MY GYM Classes will be 1 hour for Wednesday Wednesday 6:00-7:00 7:00-8:00 8:00-9:00 Thursday￼ 6:30-7:45 7;46- 9:00 Remember bring water n ball Let your friends know
Parents Training Tonight has been Cancelled. Kehoe is using gym to stage equipment for back to school. Was expecting that to be next week. This happens each year. We will be back at it Wednesday. I will post tomorrow morning where we will be. Please let friends know. Also Tuesday Thursday 6:00 class will be moved to 7:00 from now on. Monday Wednesday classes will not change.
Saturday we are OFF, enjoy your weekend. Lastly several still owe thru Venmo for July. Please check n pay. Thank you
Saturday 3 on 3 July 22 Parents I am going to try and break out groups and see how it works. There will be no 3 on 3 for 6:00 groups, too many on vacation to get a group to play. 10:00: these players : Kyler, aven, Jax, Dax, Patrick, Cameron, Dakarai, linden, Brooklyn, marshal, Ethan g, Carson, Georgia, elise, Darbi, Sophia, Madison, Kyle, Jackson,Stella, etc 11:15- 7:00 players 12:15- 8:00 players Again if you have question about your time -text me, if your daughter trains at 8:00, she will be in 11:15 group Saturday. Please text me if you are unsure. I want to make sure your child is in proper groupings. Reminder next week is our last Basketball Camp, it is our Mixture Camp. Training Shooting, Ball Handling, Bigs, etc. We have a few spots still open if you are interested. Text me to jump in.
Saturday 3 on 3 Parents I am going to try and break out groups and see how it works. 9:00 am - 6:00 groups Iverson, Sebastian, Brycen, Emmitt, etc. if your child trains at 6:00 this is his / her time. 10:00: these players : Kyler, aven, Jax, Dax, Patrick, Cameron, Dakarai, linden, Brooklyn, marshal, Ethan g, Carson, Georgia, elise, Darbi, Sophia, Madison, Kyle, Jackson,Stella, etc 11:15- 7:00 players 12:15- 8:00 players Again if you have question about your time -text me, if your daughter trains at 8:00, she will be in 11:15 group Saturday. Please text me if you are unsure. I want to make sure your child is in proper groupings.
Reminder Training tonight at Kehoe 3/4/5/6 gr 6:30 7/8/9 gr 7:45 Saturday 3 on 3 at Kehoe
Saturday 3 on 3 Parents I am going to try and break out groups and see how it works. 9:00 am - 6:00 groups Iverson, Sebastian, Brycen, Emmitt, etc. if your child trains at 6:00 this is his / her time. 10:00- 7:00 groups 11:00- these players : Kyler, aven, Jax, Dax, Patrick, Cameron, Dakarai, linden, Brooklyn, marshal, Ethan g, Carson, Georgia, elise, Darbi, Sophia, Madison, Kyle, Jackson,Stella, 12:00- 8:00 players Again if you have question about your time -text me, if your daughter trains at 8:00, she will be in 10:00 group Saturday.
Parents just a heads up, I had a situation pop up today which happens from time to time. Nothing dramatic but something everyone needs to know. Just recently one of my 7th gr boys told me that last year he left the program and played a couple games for another local travel team program after being with us for a few months. I was stunned because usually I hear that type stuff from others, the player was not being sneaky. He told me, coach I did not like the way you did teams. So I went and played for another group for a month before I came back. Never asked why he came back, again I was just surprised no one ratted him out. So he got passed my radar. Now I have another player looking to do the same. Like I said before I have had many in this situation. My policy is - I train and play my players. I don’t recruit, you come, I train and you play. This policy may sound immature or dumb but this is a business and it’s important to me to have consistency in training and message. My training and message is far different than many. Having players jumping in and out will only sour my training and message. So when you are in, you are in and if you leave- no problem. You just are not welcome back. I ask for your commitment till after your 9th grade year. Then you are able to go play anywhere you want. By that time you are in your high school program n that message and training should be most important. So hope this clarifies this. Any questions, text me. No one in our program is so talented they need to play on a shoe company travel circuit, lol Even the ones doing it now are there for the Experience because their talent does not dictate the need. Lastly a couple players are stopping training to play recreational summer ball. Great highly encourage this but don’t miss my training for practice at Coquille or PPark. Go to your games, miss my Saturday 3 on 3 if you have too but missing my two days for recreational practices will not help you. When you come back in a month you will be behind n not in your regular group. They wil pick up in another training session where July started. If you choose to use me as a in and out training then I treat you like in and out. My name is on your child, that means something to me. I could care less if they are the best or worst. Play recreational games, don’t miss my training.
Parents Thursday Training at Kehoe 6:30-7:45 for 6:00 n 7:00 groups 7:45-9:00 for 8:00 groups Reminder Bring Ball Also we will be doing Saturday 3 on 3 at Kehoe. I will post times Friday. I will make one change - I will text parents for a select group to play at 11:00. Nothing special other than this group is different ages but similar skill level. The 7/8/9 gr boys n girls will be at 12:00. If you have a question as to your child, just text me and I will clarify.
No Training Today, lol got a few texts. Take the holiday off. Back at it Wednesday
Parents Training Tonight @ Kehoe regular times. BRING A FRIEND
Reminder Training Today KEHOE 6:30-7:45 3/4/5 grade 7:45-9:00. 6/7/8/9 grade This guy is the NBA MVP and World Champion
Parents- No Saturday 3 on 3 this Saturday, back at July 8. Times will be communicated next week. Thursday training is now at Kehoe for now. 6:30-7:45 3-6gr 7:45- 9:00 7-9gr No Training July 4 For those still doing Venmo and pay at end of month we are there. Look to see if you have paid. Greatly appreciated. ——————————————— Some insight for our parents. As we train and play I notice we have 4-5 players that constantly look into the stands to their parents. I often make an issue when it happens. I talk to the player that it needs to stop. Reason being no Junior High or High School is going to tolerate players looking into stands during games. I promise you that. So your kid will not play. It is a hard habit to break. I lost a player 4 months ago because of this. The dad was pissed I told his kid to stooping looking and conversing with dad in the stands. This was an issue on multiple occasions, the player and dad continued. I simple told the player during the game “ if your dad knew so much, you would be much better or something to that affect” well I cleaned this up for FB monitors, but you get the picture. So dad pulled him, but if he looks into stands in high school games the 9th gr coach will pull him. So stop doing it now, just a bad habit. Talk to them after the training or game. Some of the players are not bringing their ball to training, remind your child. The balls at Kehoe are not that good. Looking for 1 more player for SCORING CLINIC- 6/7/8/9 graders. 10 weeks on Sunday. 550.00 Still have a few openings for 2 July camps. July we will start re enforcing the defensive side of 3 on 3. Getting them to understand their responsibilities as well as what to do when their team mate does not do their responsibility. Ball,Deny,Stunt,Help,Rebounding If your child has a friend that may like to try joining us, Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 11th are the nights to bring them. Free to see if the like it.
Ok before I lose my excitement I want to post about todays 3 on 3. To say it went well is an understatement by miles. All 3 sessions were beyond expectations. Now we have work to do on all levels but the basic concept was there. A parent told me that it looked like prison basketball, lol. Meaning it was score at any cost, bullying, hard pick n roll, get down hill, etc. Real basketball is understanding mis matches n exploiting it. The harder the better. Today was physical basketball, no sympathy for the weak. We are going to make you a basketball player or you are going to play another sport or not with me. Look I am not at all Politically Correct, which is why I had to quit working corporately and for others. But getting your child to understand wh￼o they really are when somebody puts an ass whipping on them, reveals something in your head and soul. I do that well, some appreciate it, some don’t. You either step up or step out. My high school coaching friends will valid this- coaches want fierce competitors, never give in type players first. Then coaches teach you want their system requires. They are not wasting time trying to motivate your child. I am building a resolve internally in them now. For the next 3 on 3 I will change a few things, we will go to 4 sessions as we have too many for 3 sessions. Thank you to those who came today n look forward to seeing my 7/8 gr girls next time. By the way you play against the boys. I don’t do girl basketball. Your kids did great today.
Thursday Training Change and Saturday 3 on 3 Tonight 6:00 n 7:00 Training Classes are at Kehoe starting at 6:30-7:45. 8:00 Training Class is at my gym starting at 7:30-9:15. Please tell other Titan Parents. ——————————————————————————- 3 on 3 Saturday Schedule 9:00am- 6:00 Training Classes 10:00- 7:00 Training Classes 11:15- 8:00 Training Classes If you are new ( just started within last 2 weeks ) you are not included yet for this Saturday. Wear Jersey
Ok updates as we get to mid June on what we are doing and where we are going. Before I forget Happy Father's Day to all Dads in our Program. Have a great Day. Right now we are building skill habits as individual players. Post footwork and ball moves in the paint as well as learning how to drop step. In addition we are continuing with our pick n roll concepts along with our offensive starter concepts. We will do this for the rest of June. July will be defensive focus. These facets differentiate players from just kids playing basketball. They are highly noticeable versus just street ball. We will do this till they are tired of it n then do it more. We start our 3 on 3 Saturday at Kehoe on June 24th. I will have information out early next week on this. Want to talk about why we do 3 on 3 now. We do it because this is how you learn proper basketball skill, IQ, toughness. We just finished 5 on 5 travel and while it serves a purpose it is more for just bragging rights to say you are in a travel program. Very little or no learning is done in travel ball, just mostly association of friends or school teams. That is fine but not how you change who you are for the next school season. We teach Principals to our players as you really can’t change a player in 4 months. Now for our players that we have year round I can change them and do in those 4 months. They new players that jump in for the first time from Recreational and school teams, we end up just focusing on teaching them principles and toughness attributes of the game. For instance - how to run a court on offense, on defense, how to block out and outlet the ball, how to pivot after rebounding, when you can run the sidelines on out of bounds situations, how to check into a game, etc, etc. These are very basics things that ones needs to know before you can make someone good. I text this because each year we lose 15-20 players for 3 on 3 after travel season. They get on the verge to being able to make them into players n then they leave. Not to be seen until next travel season. Next travel season they are same player, just older. I say this all the time it takes 8 months to get to a point where you can start seeing a basketball player. Not someone who plays basketball but someone who is basketball player. Two different people. In 3 on 3 we teach - advantage disadvantage, bully ball, communication pros n cons, individual accountability, how to build confidence n how to rebuild it in a game after losing it, work ethic, body language, what real work is, etc, etc, etc. things you must know or embrace to stand out. You are challenged to prove me wrong, by your play and understanding. I give you every opportunity to succeed. To show, to prove. If it works great, if it doesn’t back to the grind. A week ago a dad after a training class came up to me and said how impressed he was with the drills and the arrangement of how they were taught. He said that is high level stuff done really easy to understand n implement. This guy played basketball and know what it is at a high level. I said thank you. Knowing in 3 months he is going to be blown away by what his child does, thinks, n handles himself. We do it every year. Been doing it for 15 years as a program. This my business and I do it knowing I am getting paid by you to make your child better. I can’t fail and look at you in public and be ok with it. I need to know I did the best I could and somehow it just wasn’t meant to be. No fault of your child or me. Which is why I train, talk and teach your children like I do. Being hard on them at times prepares them for HS coaches and their demands. Players appreciate my sincerity, they may not like it but they appreciate it. I don’t teach and train your child to play recreational and private school ball. I teach and train them for High School. We use recreational, private, church, travel ball to be the best we can be in high school. CONFIDENCE Basketball is played 5 on 5 but is 1 on 1. How good is your child 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3. That will tell who your child will be 5 on 5. Plain and simple. You don’t see Kim Mulkey stealing players that are good teammates, she is going after the teams best player. Coaches talk all that garbage about being the best teammate and that is important but no one is chasing after teammates. They want outstanding INDIVIDUAL players. No where to hide in 3 on 3. 3 on 3 is the vehicle to change, we are taking new players till July 1st. —————————————————————————— SCORING CLINIC Have 4 now need 2 more interested. Starting After July 4th, Sunday evenings. 550.00 for 8-10 week course. Need to get in 8 but sometimes takes 8 weeks to do it. Sometimes 11 weeks, just depends. Players are Always welcome back for refreshing touch ups. 90 min sessions. I am watching a 8th/ 9th gr player now David Shultz whose dad will tell you before the SCORING CLINIC, David was no scorer from perimeter. Good looking shot and form now and the ball goes in way more than it did before. It will only get better. You have to be a threat to score in order to play consistently. Broken down versus hourly shooting lessons, this is a no brainer. I have only personally taught / trained about 30 -1000 point scorers in 15 years. 7/8/9 graders and high level 6th graders are eligible. Maturity is the major decider actually on who I take each session. Text me if you are interested. —————————————————————————— Couple photos below of Wendall Wells and Ethan Gorman. Couple of our younger players winning all of Hannan’s Varsity Jerseys at Hannan’s Summer Basketball Camp. —————————————————————————- I want to again thank my parents for all the involvement in helping reach out to additional players. Your confidence in the program means the world to me and our trainers, Ty again. —————————————————————————— Marc will be putting out our July August September Friday Night Open Run. Will be different this year as we have other school players participate. Goal is to have QUALITY game type play for our players to continue their development. For Junior High and High School Players. —————————————————————————- Lastly I have texted, posted, sent fliers, trainers have told player about the 1 week summer camp requirement. If you participated in travel ball I asked for 1 week of summer camp, like I do each year. To date I actually received about 40% compliance after all those attempts. From 3rd graders to 9th grader. If you were in 9th grade last school year. Marc is attempting to fill those 8/9th grade gaps which was pathetic and will not go un noticed for next year travel season. So if you did not sign up for one, please do. The revenue off sets costs / insurance for additional gym usage for all our teams, trainer pay, gym fees, etc. Thank You. The last picture of the overweight white kid, who looks like the only thing he does is eat and won’t amount to much. Ya that fat kid is the 3x NBA MVP, NBA Champion and recently crowned Finals MVP. I am sure when this picture was taken not many thought much of his future. Somewhere things changed, something clicked, coaches got hired or fired, he saw the light, something sparked. Your child may not get to 7’0 but can be a different person / player once puberty, coach, attitude, desire or finds someone who believes in them, HAPPENS. Don’t give in or give up, things happen. Find people who believe in you that are not stupid and full of shit. That helps too.
Thursday 6:00 Training is now moved to 7:00 at my gym. No change to 8:00
Ok Wednesday training change. 6:00 training now at 7:00 7:00 training now at 8:00 If you can’t do 8:00 then come at 7:00 as normal. No biggee. Parents please pass along to fellow Titans
Wednesday Training- please check back around 4:00 for update. We may have to move 6:00 to 7:00 n 7:00 to be included in with 8:00 training. Wednesday high school games have Marc and I tied up. Check back for update.
No 6:00 Training at my gym tonight, will combine with 7:00.
Wendell killing it at Hannan Basketball Camp. Age only matter if you stink. Dribbling n Shooting winner. Gauff has to recruit him now, he has all the varsity uniform tops.
Parents- June is still Travel Ball Training as well as THE START of 3 on 3 Training. For those in Travel Ball continue with your regular days. For the High Schoolers contact Coach Marc and he will advise you. For those who have signed up for Summer 3 on 3, here are the training dates, times and location that you can attend. Once we see everyone I will assign days, times going forward. Monday Tuesday Wednesday at Kehoe 6:00-7:15 2/3/4 grade 7:00-8:15 5/6/7 grade 8:00-9:15 7/8/9/10 grade Thursday same times and grades just at my gym off Hwy 59. 3 on 3 for High School may include Friday, will advise. No Saturday’s till later in June, I will post. Registration for 3 on 3 lasts till June 15 for friends that may be interested. Now for those who will just flow into 3 on 3 thru September you don’t need to re sign up. Billing will continue as normal. For those dropping out after June, text me so I can drop you for July billing. I will be texting this week those who still have not signed up for summer camp. Part of travel ball was one week of summer camp. Lastly for those who are still doing Venmo. Shoot me your May payments.
Happy Memorial Day, thank you to all who served and are serving now. America is not America without those who personally sacrificed. We are off Monday. Want to discuss something I have been pushing this last month. For those parents coming to training you have noticed my much more aggressive nature in training. May is Defense and Physicality. What this takes is the understanding that CONTACT is mandatory. Basketball is a bully sport like football, tougher players push, tackle, hit, shove, intimate those players that will take it. Our approach is be the aggressor, don’t bully but don’t take it either. Not normal or much condoned in our lil happy area. So I teach it. Some like it and stay some don’t and leave. We both win. What you have to understand is that toughness is not a skill, it is great for your younger kids but in High School, pretty much everyone is tough. We will continue this into June. Now what I need parents to push is for your child to be able to make layups. Yes layups. I barely n rarely teach it. Mostly because I am embarrassed that a child who wants to play jr high n high school can’t perform one by 4 grade. I show our 2/3 graders but by 4th grade your child has got to have the personal pride to be able to do both right n left handed layups. This is how 97% of 7/8/9th graders get cut from their school teams, honestly. 85% of 7/8 grade boys n 90% of girls can’t perform a right or left handed layup properly and or visually correct. Meaning not looking spastic. THAT ALONE IS PERSONAL PRIDE. A coach see’s no pride, your child is on cut list. So tell your child show you a left n right handed layup at speed. That tells you about your child. Now for some GREAT NEWS. We have purchased a building to house our Basketball and Volleyball Teams. Across the street from our present location on General Patton. Over 15k sq feet. We will have reception area, pro shop, offices, cafe. This is not our ultimate home. We will still get our 4 court facility, just the interest rates n cost are still too high. So this is necessary for the mean time to get started. Yes it has air conditioners, building is spray foamed, lol. We have to put in about 500k to get it ball ready. Timeline is September opening. The 2 operations in it will be mine as well as Jenn Hardy’s Dynamic Volleyball Training, 24 access to Titan basketball and volleyball players, Pro Shop where you can purchase your uniform and other equipment without having to wait, a cafe style lounge, professional film room for viewing games n training. Plus a couple other amenities we are presently negotiating. I want to take this time to apologize to our high school players who went these past 5 years without a full time home. My business to me was adrift, no real home. I never thought that would happen, I always assumed my players would have a real home to train n play when ever they wanted. I failed them and I think about them everyday. So to those players, - Major, Cole, Ethan, Reece, Emily, Addison, Isabelle, Caleb, Grant, Jesse, Kareem, Blake, Jada, Luke, Drew, Kevin, Dillion, Billy, Jaci, Anna, Matthew, Isiah, and so many more. I am sorry. Won’t ever happen again and no I did not sign a contract. Handshake with a better person. We are off MONDAY for Memorial Day, back at it Tuesday at Kehoe.
Parents- Training Tonight and Wednesday is at my gym on Hwy 59. Same times, please share with friends.
If you plan on going I need to know. Will be a good time n the BBQ isn’t bad either.
Parents Training tonight is at Kehoe, last week was a one timer. Also Jason has invited everyone to a Appreciation Reception for all Titans on Saturday. Food and Drink available. Text me if you plan on attending. Ensue will be determined by how many people attend. Should be a great event.
Tuesday Training is being moved today to My Gym on Hwy 59. Same Times, bring water. Also Tuesday trainees check your ball, looking for on with name of Darby on it. Spread to other titans, TY
Parents- Getting a lot of questions about Summer 3 on 3 League. As we finish May we flow right into 3 on 3 that goes thru September. You will need to Register for that session. I will post training times n days later in month. We will get the same basic times n days. We will be adding many more as the register. I will say this, I run a Development Basketball Program not a seasonal team program. With that said right now we are focusing on 5 man travel team basketball. Truthfully the least development I do all year. We train your child but mostly to learn how to run real offense n defense with fast break and press break disciplines. In addition they learn what accountability looks like during games. All valuable but hard when many are new with limited skills n IQ but want to play in games. We make it work thou. Now 3 on 3 is the BEST, we teach how basketball is built into a team game. You can’t hide in 3 on 3 like you can in 5 on 5. It adds more to a players game than you can imagine. For 6/7/8 graders this is must if you plan on trying out for school teams. Your coach will know you were trained. For our 2/3/4/5 graders this is the best base development they can receive. It will be a great base they can build from. Those who start young with us always show out in Junior high and high school teams. When we receive 7/8/9 graders for the first time it is difficult. We have to go back and teach elementary type skill that was never taught or learned. Makes traditional development difficult if not almost impossible. I ask now for your help as parents, if you know of young players that love basketball, share my flier n number. Getting them in 7/8/9 grade is such a disadvantage to the player. Can’t cram in 3/4/5/6 gr skills in 2 years. Getting players early gives them the greatest advantage. Parents thank you for your assistance. More information on 3 on 3 coming out, same monthly cost, Saturday games- no extra costs, not life or death, go on your vacation or family event, jump in game next Saturday. ————————————————— Parents FYI- last weekend we hosted YBOA tourney for high school. Like we do for younger teams. When your child or yourself act like an idiot to the official, the official remembers your kid and you. Guess what-that official refs High School and recreational games. Guess what -your kid suffers. Guy why- because you and your kid are idiots. I had 2 women contact me about joining our program. I told them no, they were surprised. I told them you act like idiots at Recreational gyms n Biddy Games. My People don’t do that. The officials are my friends, they provide a valuable service, a thankless service. I am not having them dislike me and my program because you are an idiot. Now do refs have bad games? Of course, does your child stink occasionally? Of course, so it is even. I make our players thank the officials after every game. You know why? Because your child will play again with them officiating, you want the ref liking your child. So when you are at one of our games, High School, Junior High or Elementary, Marc, Jada, Kali, Jesse, Chandler and myself are using the other team to make your child better. We want to win but we want to put your child in situations that make your child’s game develop. That is what we do. Not act like FOOLS. ——————————————————- Now as we enter the final stretch of travel season, please finish your commitment. We are now at a stage where teams are playing better as we have time together n players understand what we are doing. It takes truthfully 6-8 months to get where I feel your child sorta gets its. You see how some of our regulars are at a whole different level. They have been in the program a while and even with playing with various combinations, they still stand out. They understand basketball, who they play with is irrelevant. Focus on if your child is focused on the proper things, getting tougher mentally, becoming better on defense, becoming a rebounder, etc. You want to be one of the best players on struggling team. Learn how to do everything, mentally, physically. ——————————————————- Question I get from parents as we are playing games. Why do we play up against competition? While some play down? We play teams and players up to challenge the team and or players skill, iQ, toughness. This makes your child better by making your child understand why the skills we teach are important. With out using skill your child will find it hard to play up in competition. We play some down to give the player confidence while playing a unfamiliar position. Often we move bigs down to handle ball n run offense as a leader. Sometimes players are new and that is their skill level. We don’t abuse situation to win. —————————————————— If you guys get a chance, take a second over the next few days to text Jason White and thank him for his efforts in making these tournaments as big and nice as they have been. You can not imagine how difficult it is getting coaches, teams, officials, venues, workers, all in line to host a tournament. That alone should be a realty show. I tell everyone basketball has the best athletes in sports but are the dumbest as a whole, players and coaches and parents. We tie in parents with baseball / softball parents. He is a great guy, with a great heart. I think he is moron for all the aggregation he goes thru but a great partner. +1 (504) 247-2038. YBOA has grown to be the biggest most consistent basketball tournament hosts in our area during travel season. —————————————————— Parents I am almost finished with my latest Sunday Scoring Clinic. I will start another session in late May. More information to follow. Basically 10 Sundays, 5:00-6:30, 7 players, grades 6-9, 550.00. Per hour this is a steal. Is it worth it? Well I have trained about 30 players in past 20 years that have scored over 1000 points in High School. Being a threat to score is a necessity to play. I already have 3 signed up. Text me to get in. ———————————————————— The below picture is of me and our 8th grade team. It was after a loss Sunday in a tournament. My talk to them was what we are about as a program. These players on this team are good players who play key roles on talented junior high teams. Most would want to be as good as these guys. They are role players playing on a team with no STUD, no player or players that drive the bus. Take Steph Curry n Klay Thompson off Golden State, take LBJ n AD off Lakers, take Paul George and Kawai Leonard off Clippers. Drew off Hannan, Reece of SPS, Those teams are no good or struggle. Everyone else is a role player that is looking around for who is THE STUD now? Realizing at that moment they are not “the man”This team struggles because they are trying to become the STUD. It is difficult but it is an opportunity. This is how development looks. My talk to them was no one stepped up to finish n win a winnable game. First step in development is acknowledging you are not “that guy”, you need to work harder in many facets to become “that guy”. Honesty is a tough thing, not fun when you get exposed n realize you are not who you think you are. Solution- listen, work n then work longer n harder than everyone else. WHO you play with does not matter, how YOU plays matter. ———————————————————- Parents who are not in our program, give me 4 months. June thru September, you will be amazed what we can teach your child. 4 months is 3 years of recreational ball. Coming to me in 7/8 grade just handcuffs your child. Jump in early so I can train them properly. My parents please pass along the flier, thank you.
Parents if you are considering playing Recreational Summer Leagues at Pelican Park or Coquille consider playing 4 months with me in my 3 on 3 Summer League. These 4 months will advance your child years in basketball ability, IQ n play. I have been doing this for 15 years and it is the best way to learn how to play real basketball. Playing 5 on 5 is great, once you know how to play basketball properly. problem is 8 out 10 kids don’t play basketball properly or at least don’t understand why or what they are doing. Give me 4 months and I will change the way your child plays basketball forever. If your boy or girl is going to play Junior high ball next school year. This is a great pre training for their tryouts. Give me 4 months and if you are not pleased I will give you your money back. For my parents already in Travel Basketball with me you can just bleed right from May into Summer 3 on 3.
Parents, players need to wear their jersey or they will not participate in the scrimmages on Tuesday n Wednesday. They need to wear it at every session. For those who train on Tuesday n Thursday. If you do not come to Thursday training at my gym, you will not train on Tuesday. We are getting the bandwagon jumpers, those who come on scrimmage day n not to the appropriate associated training day. The only way you get good at playing in games is by doing the training. Can’t skip the step. Parents, parent your child. The 8:00 group on Tuesday is fine, not many show up on Thursday. Make sure you are there Thursday at my gym. Remember No Jersey No Play. No I Don’t Care what your excuse is. What are we doing now? We are fully engaged in playing in tournaments n local travel Saturday’s. Having great success n painful learnings. Just as it should be. Ya I know if we had set teams we would be more competitive, ya I don’t do that. That is not training, that is playing. You kids play at School and at recreational depts. My way of training makes your kid better on school teams n at Recreational teams. I say this all the time your child is going to play on teams in Junior High n High School. On those teams will be players that play but are no good at basketball. They are tough, athletic, super fast, aggressive. Those are not basketball skills. I teach basketball skills your high school coach is looking for. Loading teams is not training. 3/4 if not all of all state championship teams are loaded teams. That is recruiting n some coaching. I am adding tools to your child’s tool belt. So he or she can fit in on any team your high school coach has. This takes on many forms. Playing players up, down, sideways. Playing different roles than they are not use to. Yes they don’t look great, yes it is difficult, yes I know, yes I know. This makes your child a better player. I am looking at players who make All District, All State teams for various schools. We have about 7 between juniors n Seniors in boys. You would think they played n trained together. Nope, hell some don’t even know each other. Fact is, they played at same place, trained by me n my trainers, n never played as a team together. Played off n on with each other. Some played up, some played down. What they did was allow me from 3/4 grade up to put them in the correct position to be successful now. Trust me I know more than you, this is my career. Just because I do it differently, doesn’t mean I am wrong. Playing on stacked teams makes kids happy as well as their coach. you pay me to make your kid good or better not to make them happy. N ya I don’t care about their friends. Usually their friends are not any good individually. They are good as a stacked team. As we are doing tournaments and Saturday League Play, I am rethinking all this non sense. These weekends in tournaments are getting ridiculous with cost. We are a major contributor. Costs are over the top, some warranted, some not. Truth is I can get the same amount done n achieved playing at Kehoe. One parent this past weekend laughed, ya costs are killing us but we want to play in tournaments. You don’t, your kid does because he friend does. Screw his friend. most tournament games pain me to watch, mostly a waste of time n money. Ya I get you need competition but are you getting better? A saints coach said once, pre season games are use less. Going to play during the week at another teams complex is the best work they do. Scrimmages that they teach in. In taking to this parent she suggested one tournament a month, n then just Saturday league Play. That was the way we always did it but that changed when everyone started thinking tournaments was the best. Thank baseball, softball n volleyball for that nonsense. N my Titan organization jumped right in. our tournament are basically sold out each week. Like ice cream everybody likes it but not really good for you. So we will play occasionally in tournaments n more Saturday LP’s. Have to get my Baton Rouge friend to stop charging a house note to get to see two games. We charge 5.00 dollars. Anything more for two games n they are stealing. More Saturday training. Parents now remember when we win great, but when we lose by 8-12 points. That is a win. Our team is make up to compete n work on OUR PERSONAL game, not team, no chemistry, players don’t really know each other, no trust factor. Playing on skill, IQ n toughness alone. Right now we are working on individual attack moves, n defensive skills that are necessary for man defense scheme. We are fairly confident with out offense n dribble, drive, kick ability. Working still on ball, deny, help defense. Blocking out is better with older groups, weaker with younger groups. We will continue with games thru May. —————————————————- Our next Session is 3 on 3 Summer League June thru September For those who train year round, you just bleed into June as normal. For those currently not in training and want to jump in, go to website for registration. If you have a question text me. Now I say this every year. This is the best training we do all year. This is the best 4 months any player will receive from 8th grade and under. I would do this 6 months a year if I did not have to do Travel Session. This 4 months is the best thing your child will do towards his or her development. Not even a question. Training during the week as normal, 2days. Games on Saturday, basically 3 Saturday a month. If your child is getting ready for 7/8/9 gr tryouts this is the best way to prepare to make a team. Your school coach will see how your child plays versus other players. More information will be forthcoming. ———————————————————- For those who pay middle and last half of month please do so. Reminder to go to Northshorebasketballtraining.com to pay on website.
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Hope everyone had a great Easter, training this week is as usual. Same as last week.
Parents same schedule as last week. second please April and all payments of 170.00 thru our website from this point forward. Thank you.
Many things: One basketball mom stated why do we push the ball up the court? She said our kids are not good at it. I said yes I know, we are pretty much trained to walk the ball up, thru School n recreationally. We push the ball to play at speed, and ya I know Your kid is not good at that, which is why we do it. To improve on a necessary evil. They have to learn to play fast, think fast. Isn’t they way to win but it is the way they need to play in order to play in high school. 2/3/4 grade -skill development, competition teaching 5/6/7 grade -skill development, competition teaching, toughness 8/9 grade -skill development, competition teaching, toughness, personal accountability I show your child who they actually are, not who they think they are. Then I try and train them on how to get better. Not everyone likes this, but I can promise you your child needs it. Reason for southshore Titans- been trying to this for numerous years. Lu we had 70 players this year we are close to 200 players. Jason was perfect person to develop this. He likes talking on phone. Goal is to have other teams than northshore titans to play against with similar goals. We can play year round teach n build players skill. I hear - are we playing other Titans? well sometimes yes and that is a good thing. Parents don’t realize this but we are trying to get best competitive games possible, so players can compete n learn. That is how your child gets better. The other Titan teams are other players from all over. Just happen to be in our program, under one name. I played a 6th gr team last week with a kid dunking, total waste of time. We are trying to avoid this nonsense. We have some 8-10 n many assistant high school coaches supporting our program. getting more weekly as they see what we are doing. because they don’t want their high school kids playing in non sense waste of time street ball games. Which has been the problem for decades with AAU n other organizations. We get good teams n play as often as possible. Look at soccer and how big they are. Quality people, quality coaches, quality games, no idiots. We are close, still a few dummies that slip in. When you see Jason, thank him. No one is doing it better and going thru more bull. Guys if you text me on Saturday/Sunday, I most likely won’t or can’t respond. Due to games or training. Get me during the week. also anything we talk about during training, I most likely won’t remember what we talked about or agreed to. Text me during the week Yes we are going to train and play hard, get use to it. Soft people cause issue. Easter Basketball Camp April 11-14 2-6 grade 9:00-12:00 Jump in and bring a friend Venmo me ——————————————————————————— April Payments forward go thru website. northshorebasketballtraining.co
Ok This weeks Training Schedule Those who come to me on Wednesday now go to Kehoe for 6:00, 7:00 n 8:00. same times Different gym. If your child comes to me at my gym on Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 and are in 3/4/5 grade their new time is 6:00 at Kehoe on Monday n Wednesday. If your child is in 6/7 grade the come at 7:00. Older grades 8:00. If will post more tomorrow about this weekend games n those for this upcoming Saturday. If you have a question just text me. Reminder for those who have not paid for March training, do so now. April payments will go thru Website. Information on that to follow. Lastly get me you summer camp forms n payment. Missing about half of you guys, pay now, picks your dates later if you have to.
Parents there are a bunch of basketball games on tonight. Men’s and Women’s. I will say this from a person who has trained players for 24 years now. Watch both but make your son especially watch the girls. If I had a wish, I would wish every player of mine had the skill and IQ of the top girls in this tournament. They are fundamentally sound n far better in this respect than the men. Men are just more physical, athletic, than the women. A outstanding high school boy should want to be what the top women are fundamentally and IQ. but still be a boy. Enjoy the games, watch who gets bullied n how they respond, who rebounds and who doesn’t. That is your game.
Parents this weekend we will start playing games, some have played the last couple weekends. some are just more ready to play than others. This weekend more will play for the first time, newer players will be playing in next couple weeks. Also some grade groups are just not available. Below I will explain what n why we are doing what we do. Why it is different than others n what you can expect and should look for from your child while he or she plays. First please remember your child is being trained while playing in the games. Parents yelling, screaming and acting like fools will be asked to leave gym by me, way before police come for you. As proud as I am of the organization, I don’t allow idiots in it. Never have, never will. Many say I would never train with me, fact is I would not let them in. Second, your child’s team is built to expose their weakness not strength. We are using the other teams to train and show your child what he or she is not. Why the training is important n should be taken as such. Yes I could load teams, I don’t. You want a ring or trophy, call me I will buy you one. I threw our trophies away when we left our last gym. They were in boxes in storage room. We don’t play to spread our coaches names or win trophies or rings. We play to get better as individuals. I make it as hard on your kid as possible so when it matters in basketball in high school and in life, he or she says - been here before n I ain’t giving in. No matter how tough it gets. We will play good, excellent and bad teams. We change our teams each week so our players don’t get comfortable. Comfortable players don’t get better, uncomfortable players look at how do I get better? The goal in basketball and life is to always keep trying to get better. We start that now. I do BASKETBALL so you get better in basketball and life. Parents and grandparents are bias, life isn’t, neither am I. No your kid is not that good, trust me. We are basically a year behind talent wise versus the southshore. Yes, we have young school teams with our players on it that beat southshore teams regularly. Those are loaded teams with kids that have been trained for years. N it is not talent it is toughness that is the variable that has us a year behind on average. I train players on both sides. I see it, I train kids with no clue on how to play basketball but are athletic enough n tough enough to beat well trained players on northshore because of toughness of mind n body. Jason and I talk about it all the time. Parents, I put out game times on Thursday, I get times on Tuesday evening usually but times change regularly, trust me. I wait till Thursday to eliminate as much change as possible. If your child does not play on a particular weekend they will the next. As we move forward more opportunities exists for all skill groups. Some Saturday your child skill group games do not exist. I play your child based on skill, then grade. Now some teams have to be grade based, 80% of our teams are skill based. I am trying to force your child to play or understand basketball in a different way. I use a line now a high school coach said while watching his high school team play one of my high school groups. Charles he said “ we play basketball, problem is we are not any good at basketball”. I am trying to make your child good at basketball. What is a basketball player? Someone who thinks before he or she plays n has done it so often in a certain way that the fundamental, skill, IQ are just who they are. Consistency in form, fundamentals, skill, IQ, etc is ￼what the coach is looking for. Can your Childs coach TRUST YOUR CHILD? Listen - is it who your child is? That is the question. A local high school team in a playoff game lost. Ok it happens but they turned ball over 18 times and gave up 23 offensive rebounds. The other team was no regular powerhouse. The local team lost by less than 5 points, so that tells me the other team was no good. They got 23 offensive rebounds n got 18 turnovers AND ONLY WON BY 5. They stink as well. I told one of the coaches that the team bus should have come back empty. Not one player or coach should have ridden back in it. They should practice without electricity n restart the program next season with open tryouts. Giving up 23 offensive rebounds tells me the Junior n Seniors don’t get it. only fault of the coaches is allowing that mindset to ever happen. Yet parents don’t think anything of it. If you give up 10 offensive rebounds, the coach should pull his or hair out. My point is Those Juniors and Sophomore should be personal training not playing on Travel Teams. They can play basketball, they just are not as good as they think they are. Those Seniors were definitely not as good as they thought they were. Personal train the body n mind. For players till 9th grade train n play. After Sophomore year train personally. Look if you take off the BEST player at any local high school team in our area, that team is 500 at best maybe. 1 player makes that big a difference. So everyone else needs individual development. TRAINING not Stinkin GAMES. I have 3 girls, I never entertained their opinion on what they thought what was best for them. They were kids n not that smart, except my oldest. Games are like ice cream for fat people, they love it but it is not good for them. Training is good for them. I love parents who tell me “ well my child would like to do” listen parent your child is 10,12,15, whatever n really sometimes not that intelligent. Be the parent n do what is best, not what they want. I don’t do ICE CREAM So allow me to train your child, play them where I see fit, n when I see fit. Allow me to keep them thru 9th grade year, n I promise you, your child’s high school team won’t give up 23 offensive boards n they will be great people. I am not bias. What to look for in games? Is your child running the court properly based on where ball is n where they were when ball got possessed? Is your child pushing the ball n passing forward? Is your child guarding the proper player or are they guarding a different person each possession? Does your child block out and rebound or are they soft n get pushed around? Is your child aggressive or passive in the game, do they get bullied? Can your child dribble and attack the rim? These are things to look for. they can’t do all of these facets properly but we are working at them, so when it matters, they will be good. the score of the game is not what matters, how he or she performed does. Does your child give up or keep fighting? Thru mid March we have trained your child -the offense, press break and fast break, swingin the ball. Defense will be a challenge for a week or two, mid April it will be drastically better. April May June we will teach the nuances of playing man defense, attacking the rim, handling the bal￼l, rebounding, etc. Right now we need structure first, details next. Lastly if your child continually misses training n calls Saturday morning saying I can’t play, you will get the feeling I am giving you the cold shoulder or silent treatment. I am, don’t be confused. Thank you for your trust n confidence, this about basketball n we throw a little life learnings in it as well.
Ok Parents this is a lengthy one. Saturday at Kehoe- we are scrimmaging, I will be at Kehoe by myself. 9:00-11:00 I will text you to have your child there. 11:00-12:30 8/9/10 grade guards only, no bigs. Marc should have designated those guards at training Thursday. Bigs are playing in Brusly. 12:30-2:00 I already texted this group will add more today. 2:00-3:30 5/6/7 gr boys Saturday will be the last day to get what your child needs to know before we start taking them out to games. Newer players will do additional Saturdays to get ready. Here is the hook with me and this training program, what we teach on Saturdays is the IQ of basketball, where to be, where to look in transition from offense to defense and from defense to offense. Where to set up, where to look, etc, etc. From there we will teach the IQ of getting to the basket. Next week we will start working harder on the defense n offense of the game. Man to man defense and 4 out 1, 5 out offense. Started a little of this already. Purpose of Saturday is to see what your child knows and doesn’t know. How they react to being under pressure and having to read the court. Running around and hoping they are right is not ok. They have to think properly and act accordingly. I stole this saying from a high school coach friend. He told me watching his team play, my team plays basketball but they are not good at basketball. This is so true for so many teams. Ya you are on a high school team but you are not good. Playing basketball is different than being a basketball player. Saturday and these games are tests to get you to be a basketball player.
Your child should be watching every minute of the ncaa tournament. Just watched a game get won because one player wanted a loose ball in the final minute more than 2 players on the other team. Basketball is like life, it is separated between those who want it and those who are content getting what ever happens. Let me and my trainers put some passion and toughness in your kid. Be the kid who wants it more. Do and be what these two pictures say and you are ahead of the game.
Saturday Training for everybody @ Kehoe 9:00 3/4 grade 10:00 5/6 grade 11:00 7/8 grade Reminder to get uniform form if you have not done so already n attached is summer camp. Please fill out, payment is check only. Need them back by end of March. If you have it done, drop off Saturday to trainers.
Tuesday Thursday Training Tuesday is at Kehoe Thursday is at my gym High School Girls will start Thursday at Covington High with Kali Now some will be moving as we start other training sessions. 7:00 Pierce c. Jayden P Henry. Alex S. Beau Alec A Baylen C Ben D Patrick P Gabe O Ava Krauss Cole Dylan R Lucy T 8:00 Cassen B Marco Camden W Isiah Hicks Caden V Bryce L Ethan C Daniel Braden S Trey S Urijay Will Estap David S Joel M
Parents this is who is training today at Kehoe and my gym Monday Wednesday Please look over, if you have question text me n I will help you. These classes will adjust slightly as Biddy players re join the training. I will post who trains Tuesday Thursday tomorrow. Marc will be contacting our High School players.- They go Tuesday Thursday at NLC 6:00-8:30 Yes we will move groups from my gym to Kehoe. I will let you know when that is in advance. Monday Wednesday Kehoe 6:00 Violet n sisters Alexis. Kayson R Patrick Ben Wendall Jaxson H. Jax S. Keith B Jason R Cullen B Wendall Michael B Monday Wednesday Kehoe 7:00 Savannah. Lucas H Baylee. Brandon D Abby S. Elijay H Hunter. Hudson S Ava C Marshall Jesse M. Dakarai Jami M Ethan G Andi. Carson Presley C. Brooklyn R Monday Wednesday Kehoe 8:00 Jeremiah. Eddie V. Lana Victoria Aubry Davis Ethan L. Ben S. Hayden H William L Stanley Daniel E. Monday Wednesday My Gym 7:00 Ben Miller Drew Duke Walker S Zach M Shane Porter Hudson V Cayson B Emma Cotrer Elijah / John Dixon Bess and Walker siverd Monday Wednesday My Gym 8:00 Brennan B. KC Urijah C. Dylan R. Lucy T. Beau Daniel Trey S. Christian Brendan S. Alec S. Cassen B.
Saturday Training and Please Do’s 9:00- 3/4 gr 10:00 5/6 gr 11:00- 7/8 gr 12:00- 9/10 gr Please bring your summer camp flier n payment check. If you don’t know dates yet, send check n confirm dates later. Yes you can change if something pops up. Biddy All Star girls more than welcome Saturday at 10:00. Wear your uniform if you are waiting on them, wear a reversible jersey. Reminder tonight is a Hannan 3rd round game @ 7:00 vs Carver at Hannan. Go watch a coach, coach the dog snot of his team weather they are winning or losing. Our program is trying to get your child to be ok with that type passion. Those kids act, play, conduct themselves differently than all other local school players. They don’t have a choice. Not for everybody. With that said James Richardson find out what boys are playing with us. We need to have a separate parent/coach meeting. Errol Gauff is your coach and not all parents may be ok with that. Congratulations to Addison, McKenna, Emilee, Zoe Jane, Morgan for making All District this year. Out of 10, we had 5 of them. Cecilia and Freshman Victoria were Honorable Mentions. We don’t have a ton of girls but the ones that last are pretty good. We don’t want a ton, just a few different ones. Btw these girls are Fresh, Sophomore and Juniors. While I am congratulating these 6, I want to pass on some parental advice. When trying to do what is best for your child, key word CHILD, YOUNG ADULT, don’t ask for their opinion. They will always choose the easy route. That route is filled with regrets. Listen to them, then act like the smarter person and choose what is best in the long run. Works out better.
Several things Saturday training @ Kehoe 9:00- 3/4 graders 10:00- 5/6 graders 11:00-7/8 graders 12:00- 9/10 graders Get to Kehoe if you plan on playing on travel teams. How we fast break and press break tells me who and what you are. it will also tell your school coach who your kid is- teachable or not teachable. Being able to think before the play, react to the thought and be right is a DEVELOPMENT SKILL. Running around like a drunk, tells me we have different work to do first. Basketball is not your child’s first issue. Second- Friday night at 7:00 Hannan Boys play at home for the right to go to State. They play Carver. Do yourself and your child a favor and go watch one of the this states top 3 coaches battle an athletic big team in carver. Win or lose, you will see what skill, toughness, pressure looks like for an entire game. You will also see how kids react to someone coaching and teaching them hard from start to finish. Third- I will have summer Camp schedule for everyone Saturday at Kehoe. Next week please fill out what your week will be. Make out a check to me and staple it to the camp form. Picture attached. Part of travel program is one week of summer camp. Yes you can as many as you want. Tonight training at my gym 6:00- 3/4/5 7:00 6/7 8:00 8/9/10
Training Tonight Kehoe 7:00 3/4/5/6 gr 8:00 7/8/9 gr My Gym 7:00 3/4/5/6 gr 7/8/9 gr Parents if your child is in my program for less than 6 months you train at my gym, regardless where your kid friends trains. Regardless of grade, school, etc.