Why Every Coach & Parent Needs To Copy Frank Kaminsky's Dad
If you watched college basketball last year, you'll know that Frank Kaminsky led the Wisconsin Badgers to the Final Four and was named the West Regional Most Outstanding Player.
This year, he is one of the top player of the year candidates and ESPN has him ranked as the #1 college basketball player.
He is also a projected NBA lottery pick next year.
Why Is Frank Kaminsky A Superstar College Player and Projected NBA Lottery Pick?
Quite simply, he is a 7’0” basketball player that can pass, dribble, and shoot. He can go out on the perimeter and play like a guard. Or he can dominate down low like a post player.
You don’t see many of those players.
Well, how did this happen? Why is he a rarity?
What did he do as a youth player?
His dad coached his youth team from 4th grade to 8th grade. Frank’s dad did not believe in assigning positions at the youth level. All players played all positions and worked on all skills.
As a high school senior, Frank even played some point guard due to injuries on his team.
In our article, Why Every Youth Coach Should Avoid Assigning Positions, we talk about the same thing in more detail. We explain how Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant played all positions as youth players. And how this helped them develop into the dominate players they are today.
This is a big reason that we developed our website and free newsletter. We want to change what is currently the exception to the common way of doing things.
We wanted to inform people about common mistakes in today’s youth basketball environment and show them a better way.
We wanted to also give players, parents, and coaches a resource where they could see the right shooting, passing, ball handling, and footwork skills being taught. That’s also why we developed our Breakthrough Basketball Camps.
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