The #1 recruiting mistake that players & parents make (And what to do)

By Joe Haefner

The #1 recruiting mistake that players & parents make (And what to do)

I recently asked Jim Huber about recruiting mistakes that players often make. Jim spends a lot of time helping kids with the recruiting process and also explaining what college coaches look for at our Elite Guard Camps. He said the number one mistake is that they don’t develop…

Why Coaching from Stands Causes Confusion – And How to Stop Parents From Doing It

By Joe Haefner

Why Coaching from Stands Causes Confusion – And How to Stop Parents From Doing It

If you have parents that shout instructions to their kids from the stands, you probably already know that can be problematic. Nothing worse than a kid continually…

How To Get A PHD Education In Basketball Or Anything – Without Sacrificing 1 Minute Of Your Day

By Joe Haefner

How To Get A PHD Education In Basketball Or Anything – Without Sacrificing 1 Minute Of Your Day

I’m sure many of you are strapped for time. You want to improve in all areas of life, but it’s nearly impossible because you don’t have one extra minute to sacrifice. You need rest and relaxation time. And you might have a family that needs your …

Working With Referees – Don’t Let It Get Personal

By Joe Haefner

Working With Referees – Don’t Let It Get Personal

He called me a what? It’s a question I asked myself many times during the five years I worked as a high school and college basketball referee. It’s also a…

Helping Others On and Off the Court – Do You Have Any Ideas?

By Joe Haefner

Helping Others On and Off the Court – Do You Have Any Ideas?

One of our team’s core values is to “help others”. As a coach, you find lots of opportunities to reinforce this core value in practice and games…

4 Recruiting Tips For Players To Get College Scholarships

By Joe Haefner

4 Recruiting Tips For Players To Get College Scholarships

First of all, when even trying to be considered an athletic prospect for any college for any sport, players need to remember…

The Secret To Great Shooting That Nobody Talks About (Stephen Curry Uses This) – Video and Picture Illustrations

By Joe Haefner

The Secret To Great Shooting That Nobody Talks About (Stephen Curry Uses This) – Video and Picture Illustrations

There is a debate in the basketball community about whether to dip the ball or not dip the ball when shooting. I hope to offer a different perspective…

Does Simplifying Your Coaching Get Better Results?

By Joe Haefner

Does Simplifying Your Coaching Get Better Results?

As I look back on my career, both as a player and a coach, the thing that amazes me is how things have come almost full circle…

What We Did With Our 4th Grade Youth Basketball Team – Offense, Defense, Skills and More

By Joe Haefner

What We Did With Our 4th Grade Youth Basketball Team – Offense, Defense, Skills and More

My daughter’s 4th grade team had a great year. Tremendous improvement, lots of fun, and lots of life lessons learned…

Ball Is NOT Life – How This Mindset Can Improve Your Game and Life

By Joe Haefner

Ball Is NOT Life – How This Mindset Can Improve Your Game and Life

Coming from a basketball junkie like myself, it’s hard for me to post this video, but it’s the truth…