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…

6 Recruiting Tips – How To Get A Basketball Scholarship!

By Joe Haefner

6 Recruiting Tips – How To Get A Basketball Scholarship!

In this video, Jim Huber gives you some critical components to help you land a college scholarship. He tells you exactly what college coaches are looking for and what you should do. Jim has coached college basketball and has also gone through the recruiting process with players he coached that went on to play at schools like Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Kansas, and many…

A Great Video To Share At Preseason Meetings – What Really Drives Winning

By Joe Haefner

A Great Video To Share At Preseason Meetings – What Really Drives Winning

You will learn what some of the best basketball coaches believe drives winning. It may surprise you. This includes coaches like Brad Stevens, Muffet McGraw, the late Don Meyer, Coach K…

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…

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…

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…

From 0 PPG to All State Team to College Scholarship in 1 Year

By Joe Haefner

From 0 PPG to All State Team to College Scholarship in 1 Year

Joe Lendway averaged 0.0 PPG and 0.8 RPG during his junior year for the varsity basketball team in Lansing, Kansas. And he saw limited time in 6 games. Even Joe wouldn’t believe what he would accomplish 12 months later…

Tips From Kyle Korver – Is Your Inner Circle Making You Better?

By Joe Haefner

Kyle Korver was the 2nd oldest player at the age of 33 to make his 1st all star appearance.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, he’d only started in 10 career games.

As Kyle mentions below, hard work, the right attitude, and surrounding yourself with the right people can help you achieve goals that others did not believe you could attain.

“I think there’s something to who knows what can happen when you put your heart and soul into something and do the daily work every day and try to be consistent and try to be open minded,” said Korver. “And surround yourself with people who can make you better. Who knows what can happen? It’s kind of a cool message, I suppose. There’s the saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ I just try to be open minded and learn from it all.”

“It wasn’t always easy. There were a lot of hard moments and sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working eventually situations change and you can put those things to use.”

“I’ve always thought of myself as a basketball player. Shooting should always be what I do best, but I enjoy the whole game. I enjoy defense. I enjoy passing. I love setting screens. I like coming in and trying to block a shot on the weak side. I love x’s and o’s. I love working, For me, I’ve never thought of myself if I was labeled as a shooter, you can go and say whatever you want. I know that I love the whole game of basketball. So that’s what I’ve always believed in. Maybe now some people are changing their opinions a little bit and that’s great, but it really doesn’t matter because I have the most amazing job. I play basketball and I can keep working on getting better.”

Anthony Davis’ Work Ethic

By Joe Haefner

This is what Tom Thibodeau said about Anthony Davis when working with him this past summer for USA Basketball:

“He was all business. That’s what stood out the most. He’d get there early, work on his game, practice hard, get in the weight room. You can tell he’s hungry.”