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12-Year-Old Girl Sinks Unbelievable No-Look Buzzer Beater

If a girl named Myli Harpold ever challenges you to a game of H.O.R.S.E., you should probably just walk away. Harpold, a 12-year-old student-athlet...

Donovan Mitchell Reveals How His Listening Skills Set Him Apart as a Youth Athlete

Donovan Mitchell is a baller. Since entering the league in 2017, the Utah Jazz star boasts career averages of 21.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.9 rebound...

How to Escape the Travel Team Trap

From the absurdity of ranking tee-ballers to barnstorming teams comprised of 8-year-olds, our youth sports system is broken. Where the goal once wa...

2 Great Basketball Drills to Do on Your Own

Formal basketball practice is obviously an important part of your development as a player. However, spending time practicing on your own will give you...

How I Squandered a Season by Failing to Create a Team Culture (and What I Do Differently Now)

Matt Richards is head men's basketball coach, as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics, at Southern Maine Community College. He...

WATCH: LeBron's Post-Game Pep Talk to His Youngest Son Is Something Every Sports Parent Needs to See

Bryce Maximus James is LeBron James' youngest son. The 11-year-old has already shown off some serious skills on the basketball court, but like any ...

Why Smaller Basketballs and Lower Hoops Are Crucial for Young Players

A kid picks up a sport. Their parents rush to put them on a plan that will culminate with a coveted full-ride scholarship offer by age 18. Sudde...

How to Change Your Basketball Body Language for the Better

You don't have to speak to send a message. While there's no section for it in the box score, body language can have a huge impact on an athlete's p...

Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Finisher Around The Rim

Finishing around the basket. Consistently converting on your close-range opportunities can help you fill up the stat sheet in a hurry and open thin...

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